There are mice in the garden at Linderhof . . . not the furry little creatures nor concrete ones either . . .
But these adorable hostas.
These are not in Linderhof's garden but were a display at the Chelsea Garden Show last year where I fell in love with the "mice"! Miniature hostas -- displayed in a hypertufa planter.
I'm not a hosta fan -- I've never been a hosta fan. I did buy three last year to replace some stella d'oro day lilies because they were planted in too shady a location on one side of the pergola and performed poorly. Hostas, I felt would do better (and so far they have!)
But these little ones got to me . . . but at 60 pound for five of them (which was almost $100 at our exchange rate) I couldn't afford them even if I could have brought them home with me!
But then at the Overland Park Arboretum Plant Sale . . . "mice" were listed for sale!
And I brought home three. I did know that one of the English mice was "Blue Mouse Ears" but I wasn't sure of the others and I fell in love with the other two . . . Imagine my surprise to find that they were part of the English collection!
All ready to be planted . . .
May I introduce . . .
from left to right . . .
Frosted Mouse Ears, Blue Mouse Ears, Holy Mouse Ears
In a hypertufa planter in a shady area of the garden. Surrounded by day lilies and some lemon balm. They're close to the breakfast room door so I'll keep my eye on these little guys!
I must admit that I'm happy to have these "mice" in the garden --
I did think they were pricey little plants at the Arboretum sale -- $9.00 each but when I got home and checked what the price was last year at Chelsea . . . I thought I got a real bargain! Price, I guess, is relative!
I am celebrating my fourth anniversary with a give-away -- a box of one of my favorite teas -- Harney's Hot Cinnamon Spice -- good hot or added to regular black tea when you brew iced tea.
Leave a comment and you're in for the drawing -- each time your comment I'll put your name in again!
I will draw on Wednesday, May 9 . .
And thank you again for visiting Linderhof -- your comments always make my day!