We have a lovely shade garden in the west yard that is full of a varieties of hosta.
Some of the hosta is small, some variegated, some dark, some pale, some gigantic.
The giant hosta in the middle of the garden this year has turned brown and crispy.
I will allow that it’s been a horribly hot and dry summer thus far but all the hosta hasn’t turned, just this particular one.
This variety is planted other places on the property and seems to be doing just fine.
I think the problem is that last year our neighbors took down 2 large trees in their front yard. (We reaped a huge haul of wood chips from these trees.)
These trees must have been shading this area and now that they’re gone I have to rethink “shade garden”. This area has clearly been turned into a dry, sunny spot .
I have a great place to move the hosta but I don’t have a good idea with what to replace it.
Has your shady spot gone sunny? Or quite the opposite?