We have a lot of shade around our house and we bought our first Hostas hearing that they can grow in shaded areas. I quickly fell in love with the subtle coloring of their veiny broad leaves because they reminded me of something you might see in a jungle. When they started to throw up a flower, that too looked like an orchid, or some other tropical jungle plant.
Here is a flower I saw yesterday on one of the Hosta plants that is growing beside our sidewalk.
You can view my many Hosta paintings at: davidmarchant.ca