Tag: Hosta

Seasons

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Ellen Grace Olinger

Garden Journal

Flowers from a planter that we bought on sale at Menards in Sheboygan. We went there for supplies, as Karl completed a major plumbing repair here this weekend.

The previous three photos show hosta and ferns by the side of our beloved old house.

Photos are by Karl today.

Hosta and Ash Tree Stump

Garden Journal
July 2, 2019

To appreciate the growth – and we’ve had a lot of rain – here are two Spring photos.

May 10, 2019

May 27, 2019

My poem from May 24, 2019:

hosta plants grow
around the ash tree stump
an abundance of health
and new green

as if to say
we knew you would not
last the storm
we are here

there is new beauty now
new hope and a new time

And again today, plus hawkweed after rain in the same area of the yard.

Ellen Grace Olinger

grey-green morning

grey-green morning
hosta plants grow
by different trees
and by the porch

colorful primroses
in the yard
grow and bloom
from garden to lawn

lilacs along the roads
and in the yard soon

May 29, 2019

Hosta by the birch tree yesterday

Ellen Grace Olinger

Hosta and Pumpkins

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We bought two pumpkins at local stores.  Karl placed them by the hosta that surrounds our ash tree that fell during the late summer storm.  We will keep part of the stump and the hosta.  Create in a new way.  The tree showed signs of the Emerald Ash Borer, which has affected so many trees in the area.

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The pumpkins also look nice by the front porch hosta.  Previous owners planted the hosta a long time ago.  They are hardy plants.

Garden Journal
October 29, 2018
Photos by Karl