Archive for January, 2012

When is the best time of year to transplant periennels?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Question by dazee052: When is the best time of year to transplant periennels?
I have hosta and day lilies to thin out. Is is safe to do it now? I live in New York state .Average temp now is about 70 in the daytime and about 55 at night.

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Answer by redunicorn
Spring and fall are good times. You could do it now.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta detail

Monday, January 30th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta detail

by nonelvis

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta flower

Monday, January 30th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta flower

by Samdogs

Hosta photo of the day: hosta bud

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Hosta
hosta bud

by sciondriver

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Flowers

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta Flowers

by yeah but

What are some good plants or flowers to grow in the shade?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Question by Laura: What are some good plants or flowers to grow in the shade?
I have a big spot in the backyard that is directly under a huge old bur oak tree. Besides planting grass seed and hosta is there some kind of pretty plant that will do good there?

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Answer by MOM KNOWS EVERYTHING
impatiens like shade. They come in many different colors, and they spread during the season.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Impatiens&btnG=Google+Search&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Garden

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta Garden

by marsupialrobot

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta buds

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta buds

by Samdogs

Hosta photo of the day: Hostas Closeup

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Hosta
Hostas Closeup

by Chad’sCapture

Do caladium plants have a blooming flower?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Question by Linda: Do caladium plants have a blooming flower?
I have several varieties I purchased in lake Placid, Fl and the variety June Bud is producing a bloom, like a hosta.

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Answer by Saint O
Caladiums produce blooms but not actual flowers in the typical sense. It’ll be similar to an alocasia bloom; nothing bright, pretty or colorful, but nonetheless interesting. =)

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Hosta photo of the day: hosta flowers

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Hosta
hosta flowers

by cristynmagnus

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Flowers

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Hosta
Hosta Flowers

by yeah but

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Hosta
Hosta

by hepp

Can you start to grow Hostas in a cup of water?

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Question by jewels: Can you start to grow Hostas in a cup of water?
I was wondering if you can cut a leaf from a Hosta plant and start its root system in a cup of water and then replant it. I know some plants this will work, just not sure about this one.

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Answer by TSW
I think you need a part of the tuba root.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta

by fortinbras

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta

by fortinbras

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta

by Mark Strozier

Hosta colors, shade or sun?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Question by jetero41: Hosta colors, shade or sun?
I know that some Hosta’s colors fade depending on amount of sun.
Is it too much sun or too little sun that makes them fade or go total green ?

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Answer by Helen
Hostas are shade loving plants and will loose the variegated colour of their leaves if exposed to too much sun.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta

by fortinbras

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta

Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Hosta
Hosta

by jonathanjonl