Archive for March, 2013

Hosta photo of the day: White Hosta

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Hosta
White Hosta

by cbransto

South Texas gardeners?

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Question by Alice K: South Texas gardeners?
I live in San Antonio. Throughout the summer, most of my yard is in heavy, heavy shade. I love color but I’m tired of impatiens, begonias, caladiums, and coleus, and I don’t have much luck with hostas. I’d also like to put in some perennials but don’t have a lot to spend. Any suggestions? Or am I just out of luck? Thanks for any help.

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Answer by Belize Missionary
Go to a couple of really good nurseries, look around, ask questions, and get ideas. You don’t have to buy anything. I am certain you will end up with a new perspective and some grand ideas. 🙂

Hosta photo of the day: more hostas

Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Hosta
more hostas

by mygothlaundry

Hosta photo of the day: Giant hosta!

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Hosta
Giant hosta!

by nonelvis

Hosta photo of the day: varegated hosta

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Hosta
varegated hosta

by cristynmagnus

Something ate my beautiful hosta! All the leaves are gone except for flowers. Can I cut back?

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Question by Diane: Something ate my beautiful hosta! All the leaves are gone except for flowers. Can I cut back?
All that is left are the stalks and the flowers. Doi I wait for fall to cut back?

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Answer by theonlytufrose
probably slugs. they love hostas. Go ahead and cut them back and next year put some diatamacious earth around them to keep the slugs off.

What do you think?

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Leaf

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta Leaf

by Universal Pops

Hosta photo of the day: hostas and maple seeds

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Hosta
hostas and maple seeds

by danbruell

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta and poppy petal

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta and poppy petal

by fortinbras

i planted bare root hostas about a month ago, how big will they get this year (i live in a zone 5)?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Question by Erin B: i planted bare root hostas about a month ago, how big will they get this year (i live in a zone 5)?
right now they are about 4 inches tall and about 4 inches wide.

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Answer by nannapetre@yahoo.com
Hostas will grow about 2 X2 and they spread too! Its a nice plant to have in your garden,

What do you think?

Hosta photo of the day: hosta love

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Hosta
hosta love

by karenchristine552

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Flower

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Hosta
Hosta Flower

by audreyjm529

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta bud

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Hosta
Hosta bud

by Coanri/Rita

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Foreground, Azalea in Back

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta Foreground, Azalea in Back

by Shai G

Hosta photo of the day: hosta flowers may 30 2010

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Hosta
hosta flowers may 30 2010

by wintersoul1

My hostas stop growing big after planting a rose bush near them. Did the rose bush do this to the hostas?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Question by Diana J: My hostas stop growing big after planting a rose bush near them. Did the rose bush do this to the hostas?
Do they both compete for water?

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Answer by goofinoff
They do compete for water, but I have no idea why the rose would hurt them. Usually roses like sun and hostas, shade, so I would think one of them would be unhappy. Also, hostas like to sit in one place a long time undisturbed, in order to grow big; if digging too near disturbed them, that is possibly your answer.

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta bloom

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta bloom

by steffofsd

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta bee

Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta bee

by Tara R.

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Buds

Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta Buds

by carriejeberhardt

Would Hosta grow nice in a pot instead of placing in the ground?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Question by Lisette: Would Hosta grow nice in a pot instead of placing in the ground?

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Answer by groovymaude
Yes, I have amazing hostas in pots, biggest one is 5′ across, it is much easier to deal with slugs and snails, in fact they are kept at bay with copper tape (have been for years) get a big pot!

What do you think?