I discovered Hostas when I first started landscaping. I would usually see the plain green, or green and white varieties and did not care for them very much at the time. It was not until I learned how hearty they are and unlike most plants how well they thrive in shady areas that I began to have a greater appreciation for them. I have since grown very fond of them in recent years because they are the best solution for our area to fill in those part sun to full shade areas of the landscape.
Once I discovered there are over 2000 varieties worldwide, I began to seek out the different varieties here in America and now I actually collect them. So when a landscaping project calls for Hostas, I can offer my customers that personal touch by allowing them to choose from a larger selection of plants that for the most part are otherwise not readily available locally.