Archive for August, 2010

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Hosta
Hosta
Image by blmiers2

Hosta photo of the day: Many Mini Hosta

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Many Mini Hosta
Hosta
Image by Henryr10

Why do my Hosta take so long to come up?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Question by Laura L: Why do my Hosta take so long to come up?
I live in zone 8 southern coastal South Carolina, and my Hosta plants don’t start appearing until the middle of June, while my Grandmother who lives in NY near the Canadian border has Hosta coming up when the snow melts in the middle of April. Any ideas why mine take so much longer to come back? I start watering them in March, so it doesn’t seem to be an issue of water. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Should hosta plants only be in shady gardens?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Question by oysterkids: Should hosta plants only be in shady gardens?
I have a stone-retaining wall in my front yard, and I think hosta would look nice there, with coral bells, and astilbe. Would these look weird in the front, where it’s not exactly shady?

Best answer:

Answer by Echo017
hostas do need a shady spot to do well….then can tolerat morning sun but cannot be in full sun all day long…

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How long does it take for a hosta seed to germinate?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Question by carrie d: How long does it take for a hosta seed to germinate?
Hi, I have some hosta seeds that I need to plant in trays. How long before the seeds will become a bush?? Will I see growth this year or only next year ??? What are the easiest hosta seeds to grow and care for? I am a beginner gardener so will take any and all advise.

thanks

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Hosta photo of the day

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

The Porch / Hosta
Hosta
Image by bill barber

Hosta photo of the day

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

solitary hosta flower welcomes the weekend!
Hosta
Image by The Gifted Photographer