Archive for September, 2010

How to find out the exact species: bright yellow green “elephant hosta” as per my neighbor?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Question by starryeyed: How to find out the exact species: bright yellow green “elephant hosta” as per my neighbor?
My boyfriend works alot, and before I moved in, my neighbor would care for this large and once well-loved plant.
I’m no gardener, but I also didn’t know that she used to care for it!
It’s leaves are badly eaten up and turning brown, so she doesn’t know how to repair the damage.
Looking up images of elephant ears, colcasia, and alocasia (many species!) hasn’t given me a perfect match, so whom do I turn to to find out the species, whether it’s hosta or a bulb plant that we can dig up, etc.?
Holy – it IS Sum and Substance!
Thanks.
Now how to restore it?
OK, did some more looking- there are many that LOOK like sum and substance?
But this plant has the very golden green color in the sunny area, the burning of leaves from sun (i think) and the tall stalks of purple flowers in July/Aug.

when is the best time to plant hosta / sun loving perennial bulbs in michigan?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Question by cash_hollywood: when is the best time to plant hosta / sun loving perennial bulbs in michigan?
i want to grow some hostas in my backyard. the area is risen and most of it gets sun all day long. ive heard there are hosta varieties that differ with sun exposure. i want something that will fill in the area (15′ x 5′) what perennial would be best for this area?

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hosta
Hosta
Image by bill barber

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta de cette été pour réchauffer ce froid dimanche d’hiver.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hosta de cette été pour réchauffer ce froid dimanche d’hiver.
Hosta
Image by Errol ImagesMedia

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Bloom, Iowa City

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hosta Bloom, Iowa City
Hosta
Image by cobalt123

I just bought a T Rex Hosta. Can I grow that in a pot?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Question by momof2: I just bought a T Rex Hosta. Can I grow that in a pot?
I have looked at my yard and there is really not a lot of shade. I love big leaf hosta’s. I figured I would place it on the edge of my porch (very shady) in a pot. If I can place it in a pot- how big of one should I get. I know the leaves get very large. What type of pot should I get? Thanks for any help.

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Answer by shorty
I would suggest planting it. My Hostas grow well in sunlight without much shade at all.

Hosta photo of the day: hosta_dew

Monday, September 27th, 2010

hosta_dew
Hosta
Image by sillydog

Can I take my outside hostas and replant them in a pot and use the hosta as a house plant?

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Question by Jennifer M: Can I take my outside hostas and replant them in a pot and use the hosta as a house plant?
I have large hostas growing in my backyard and would like to put them in a potted container and eventually bring it indoors for the winter. Will the hosta survive?

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Flower

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Hosta Flower
Hosta
Image by KTDEE…….missing for a few days

Why Are There Spots On My Hosta?

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Question by n m: Why Are There Spots On My Hosta?
There are spots on my hosta, and i do not know why or what caused them.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Reflected

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Hosta Reflected
Hosta
Image by seeks2dream

Hosta photo of the day: Funkie (Hosta)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Funkie (Hosta)
Hosta
Image by Olaf_S

Are Hosta plants good for air purifying?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Question by J: Are Hosta plants good for air purifying?
I am looking to get some plants for my home and was wondering if Hosta plants are good for cleaning indoor air and what not. If so is there any particular Hosta which is better at this? Thanks in advance!

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Answer by donna d
never heard of hosta plants being good for purifying your indoors in the winter months.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Bud

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Hosta Bud
Hosta
Image by ~Jetta Girl~

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Hosta
Hosta
Image by __Olga__

What can I do to keep bugs from eating my Hosta?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Question by Haley: What can I do to keep bugs from eating my Hosta?
Is there anything that I can put on my hosta to keep bugs/pests from eating them?

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Answer by Payjani
yes there’s white fly spray and insecticidal soaps you can get at any mart store or hardware.
there are a bunch of links below and some home recipes to make
there munching on mine to! don’t feel bad.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta, Cranesbill and Sweet Woodruff

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Hosta, Cranesbill and Sweet Woodruff
Hosta
Image by bill barber

Hosta photo of the day: July Flowering Hosta “Guacamole”

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

July Flowering Hosta “Guacamole”
Hosta
Image by BeautifulRust

How do you kill hosta plants?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Question by Nola S: How do you kill hosta plants?
I have a lot of hosta from when I moved in they were already here but I hate hosta and digging them up is a joke they keep coming back!

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Answer by Nikki
pour some bleach on them

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Bud

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Hosta Bud
Hosta
Image by KTDEE..still on and off