Tag: Hosta

gold hosta leaves

gold hosta leaves
cover the ash tree stump
the tree that fell
during a storm in 2018

Poem from October 24, 2019:


once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Hosta Poems

early morning
hosta flowers grow
above the windowsill

July 2019

hosta flowers
begin to end
yet knowing
their leaves
will turn gold

August 2013

on hosta plants

so beautiful
with and without

their leaves
in the sun

September 2019

green and gold hosta leaves
by the ash tree stump

October 2020

gold hosta leaves
and sounds of rain
October morning

October 2020

Photo by Karl – July 2019

July to August

This is a beautiful time of year. Daylilies and hosta bloom.

July 14, 2019
July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Garden journal photos of hosta are by Karl.

Ash Trees and Hosta Plants

With many ash trees lost in our area, the landscape will take time to recover and learn a new beauty. I have written about the loss of our ash tree, and the new beauty with the way hosta plants grow around the tree stump.

Posts about ash trees:

Ash Firewood Done – May 16, 2019 – “Work and photo are by Karl.”

Hosta and Ash Tree Stump – May 27, 2019 – with photo

Seasons – My poem on October 24, 2019

Errands and Ash Trees – April 16, 2022

late August

late August
perennial gardens

all that has been achieved
colors of flowers
past for a time

plants green and rain
all that is present

and will renew
and return
another time

Poem today

Hosta – August 20, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger