Gold works best when clustered into drifts that draw the eye from plant to plant. When gold hostas are sprinkled throughout a border, they make the composition look spotty. ~ links to great Fine Gardening article on designing with hostas
Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water to use in your garden, or your lawn.