American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See plantain lily.
- n. robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae
- From Nicolaus Thomas Host, Austrian botanist (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Hosta, genus name, after Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834), Austrian botanist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Daylilies are sunlovers, but The Green Man incorporates daylilies into shade gardens, too, as the lush, green draping foliage is a fine foil for shade-loving plants such as hosta, astilbe, and Solomon's seal as well as producing some blooms here and there.”
“Certain perennials such as hosta, astilbe, cimicifuga, kirengeshoma and Japanese anemones are particularly susceptible to frost and freeze damage once they begin growing.”
“Unlike its cousin, the Canna with its big bold flowers and large tall leaves, the Calla lily is quite subdued nestled among other favorite understory plantings such as hosta, coral bell and the exceptional annual-impatient.”
“The light was low and filtering through the flowers, soft breezes were blowing, and the air was heavy with the scent of hosta blossoms - it's no wonder that I fell in love.”
“True, there are certain races where even a blue-leafed hosta plant would be able to discern the superiority of a Joe Sestak to an avaricious toad like Pat Toomey.”
“There is, as always, a big bare spot on the hill out front where something (hosta?) died over the winter.”
“Could I encourage someone to plant bluebells near a lime-leaved hosta?”
“Large, round hosta leaves with Hakeonechloa Japanese Forest Grass (2009 Perennial Plant of the Year!) spilling out from under offers a wonderful contast.”
“This bed is an oldie but a goodie — the big old hosta bed on the east side of the house/gift shop.”
“The same goes for roses, day lilies and hollyhocks—hasta la vista, baby or perhaps, in this case, hosta la vista.”
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Ever play "Words With Friends" with someone and they throw down some strange, unlikely group of letters that makes even the most mild and squeaky clean tongued person say "whiskey tango foxtrot"? ...
Oh, that little smiling teacher tile in my Scrabble app. He teaches me so much.
I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
need to learn these words!!!!!!!!!!!
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