Thoughts on planting on city way?
I'm going to be replacing some white variegated mature hostas this spring, with a different variety that I like better. I have no where else to go with the existing mature ones, and don't want to give them up because they are mature, and create a nice massing when planted together.
I was thinking of planting them on the city way (the other side of the sidewalk). We have a difficult time growing grass there anyway due to the large maple tree, so we'd have to amend the soil somewhat, but I'd basically plant them together in one large mass of variegated, one type hostas.
I can't decide, so I'm taking a poll on what your thoughts are on planting on the city way.
I'm not really into cottage gardening, and I typically don't like it when I've seen other people plant on the city way, but mostly it was tall cottage style plants that, in my personal opinion and based on my own personal preferences, did nothing to enhance the property or landscaping, due to the height of the plants (tall). My landscape style is more formal than informal.
In this case, I'd have hostas on the city way, but my property has a small lannonstone retaining wall topped with a row of boxood hedge, with a pachysandra planting bed at the base of it next to the city walkway, so I'm thinking the hosta bed across from that won't look bad.