Sunday, May 11, 2008

FAVORITE HOSTA - FRANCES WILLIAMS

there are many beautiful hostas, but frances williams is the most dramatic! this shot followed our big rain...the leaves are so hydrophobic - will you look at this surface tension! this comfy droplet is lentil-sized. frances williams reveals her colors and textures!

4 comments:

Kerri said...

I love the colors of those leaves! A German blog friend sent me seeds of Frances William but unfortunately they didn't germinate. I wonder if they need to be chilled.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

What great closeups of 'Frances.' I don't have that particular variety of hosta, but I love her colors. You take such fine photos.~~Dee

em said...

thanks kerri! i bought mine as a small plant. :-)

thanks, dee! i work pretty hard at the photos and i'm improving! the compliment means alot to me, coming from you! thanks.

Anonymous said...

My favourite Hosta too, because of the irresistable colour contrast of the variegated leaves, the way the flowers appear white from a distance, but are washed with lavender-silver on close inspection. This (like the vast majority of variegated plants) would not come true from seed, but I dare say that if the seed was viable, the daughter plants would still be very beautiful. Luckily, Frances Williams is widely available.