I've been doing some thinking about landscape layout in the new yard, especially around the house in particular. While I would love to have 100% edibles and many perennial edibles, there are some spaces where I doubt edibles will do well. The North side of the house is deep in shade. Between the house itself and the trees nearby, the grass grows well, but I don't think it would be a great space for much else that I can think of (edible). That said, the deep shade there might be a great place to put in some hostas.
So, if you have extra hosta plants, or have saved seed from your hosta plants, and would like to help us to make a permanent hosta garden on the North side of the house, I am looking for donations of both seeds and plants. My preference is for all bi-colored plants (no solid colors), but to start with I am not going to be picky. Once the original hostas that we start with grow in, we can separate them and spread them out to other shady areas.
Why hostas you might ask? Well, hostas work well in shade, they pretty much take care of themselves, and when they bloom, they attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects. They sound like an excellent addition to the homestead!
So, if you would be interested in sending us some seeds, or seedlings, or rooted cuttings, or divisions of your plants, we would greatly appreciate it. Please let me know if this sounds like something you'd like to help us with.