Archive for April, 2011

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta bloom 2007

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta bloom 2007

by rustman

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta

by Mark Strozier

How can I keep Snails from Destroying My Hosta Plants??

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Question by ole_lady_93: How can I keep Snails from Destroying My Hosta Plants??
I have Big Snails that eat my plants at night.

Read answers:

Answer by norm
Get a pie tin & bury it so the lip is at ground level. Fill it almost full of beer.

The snails will come for the beer and drown. After three or four nights you will not have any more problems.

We had tons of snails in California and believe me this works.

What do you think?

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta`s Gift

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta`s Gift

by mbgrigby

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta

by chidorian

Hosta photo of the day: hosta blooms

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Hosta
hosta blooms

by Lee Nachtigal

White fuzzy insect on my hosta?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Question by faithcmbs9: White fuzzy insect on my hosta?
Hi all,

I’m having a hosta problem. Soon after I got my hosta, I noticed small black bugs which I thought to be ants in the plantbox and sometimes on the hosta plant I have. I ignored them for awhile, and then discovered one morning their was a spherical, fuzzy, white/orange ball (about the size of a large marble?) which had completely encircled two of the hosta leaf stems (the leaf stem were dying). We cut off both leaves with the fuzzy ball, thinking maybe it was some type of fungus. Ever since then, I’ve noticed that in addition to my little black “ants” (Which I’m thinking may not be ants?) there are these little white fuzzy insects which like to hang out at the base of the hosta in between the leaf stems and on the underside of the leaves. I’ve been scraping them off whenver I see them, but my hosta is still suffering somewhat. What are these things??

Hosta photo of the day: Deer Damage on Hosta

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Hosta
Deer Damage on Hosta

by eXtension.org: Gardens, Lawns, and Landscapes

Hosta photo of the day: Bug Eaten Hosta

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Hosta
Bug Eaten Hosta

by Chad Horwedel

Hosta photo of the day: Yarrow, columbines, and hosta

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Hosta
Yarrow, columbines, and hosta

by nonelvis

Can I propogate Hosta from a single leaf, and how?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Question by DKal: Can I propogate Hosta from a single leaf, and how?

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Answer by northville
yes- but you have to have the root with it.
I use a shovel to divide my plants, and then gently break away a leaf with root attached, and replant. I have gotten tons of hostas that cover my whole yard with just one plant several years ago.

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Hosta photo of the day: Local Hosta

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Hosta
Local Hosta

by Theory

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Garden Path

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta Garden Path

by Dave Jensen

Hosta photo of the day: Peek at these Hostas

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Hosta
Peek at these Hostas

by vanhookc

Is Hosta deer resistant?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Question by Magster: Is Hosta deer resistant?
We have deer at our house on a daily basis. We just moved to this house in October so I haven’t had time to plant very much…but I’m getting ready to start!!! We have lots of woods surrounding our house with dappled sun so hosta should be perfect in places! Thank you for your answers!

Read answers:

Answer by realst1
If by deer resistant you mean deer LOVE to eat them, yes.

What do you think? Answer below…

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Flowers

Monday, April 18th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta Flowers

by amatern

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta ‘Demetriou’s Gold’ 2

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Hosta
Hosta ‘Demetriou’s Gold’ 2

by Henryr10

What hosta are a must in the garden?

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Question by Lab Coat Larry: What hosta are a must in the garden?
I have a ton of shade in my front yard and grass doesn’t grow well.

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Answer by Cat
The hostas that you like the looks of!

There are many many hundreds of varieties out there. Go to your local garden center or nursery this spring, and look over the varieties. Pick out some that “call to you”.

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Hosta photo of the day: hosta flowers

Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Hosta
hosta flowers

by BitHead

Hosta photo of the day: Seedling Hostas

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Hosta
Seedling Hostas

by DC Smith