With a sight such as this in the garden, it is quite evident mother mature is busy making sure the plants are settling down for their winter hibernation. This is what the Hosta nursery planter looks like at the moment. It is interesting to see how location can influence the onset of senescence. We have 'Hyacinthina' for example in several locations in our yard. The ones in this planter were the first ones to show the yellowing edges, back in early August, yet the big clump in the front yard showed none up until about 2 weeks ago.