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Early July is one of the best times of the year to visit hosta gardens. The clumps are completely unfurled and color of the leaves are most vivid.

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                                                                       Garden Scene on O'Brien's Island                   

Isn't it amazing how many different colors of green there are? What, you don't know what I mean, well let's go for a walk in the hosta garden. As you overlook any hosta garden the shades of green vary from light green to very dark green, from yellow-green to blue-green. I think this is one of the features that make hostas so intriguing, so much variability. Come on let's go for a walk!

 

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                                                                Hosta 'Climax' growing in our lower field.

 

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                                   Hosta 'Reptillian' up along the driveway.

 

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                                                Back down to the field to visit Hosta 'Ice Follies'

 

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         As we go by check out Hosta 'Victory', the 2015 Hosta of the Year!  

 

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                                    Back to the Parking Area to see Hosta 'Electrocution'

 

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                Hosta 'Garden Party'    .   .   .   Are you keeping up?

 

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  Back on the Island   .   .   .    Do you need to rest on the Adirondack Chair? 

 

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                                               Back toward the barn to see Hosta 'El Nino'  

 

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                 Wow is that Hosta 'On Stage' under that Kousa Dogwood?

 

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                                One last trip to the Island   .   .   .   Hosta 'Fantabulous'

 

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  Aren't you glad you didn't wear your Hosta 'Alligator Shoes' for this walk?

 

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                     One last stop to view Hosta 'Thunderbolt', thanks for joining me for a walk.