Archive for May, 2013

What is the name of the white flower in the incredible hulk movie?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Question by teeteeShonuff: What is the name of the white flower in the incredible hulk movie?
It was the white flower in the beginning of the movie that had what appeared to be shear petals, and the stem had many varying branches. I am hoping to find out the name of the flower.

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Answer by Miss Chief
Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh)
Cultivar: Incredible Hulk

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Cutting back hostas?

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Question by marnik_20002001: Cutting back hostas?
I planted about 12 hostas last year and cut them back in the Fall. Now none of the hostas are growing…you can’t even find where I planted them…there’s nothing there….

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Answer by crash
water them thay will come up, you will see little pointy shoot.

I have about 50 in my yard and its the same thing even on the bigger ones you can’t see where that are

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What are some good plant choices for an informal boundary?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Question by urbanbutterfly: What are some good plant choices for an informal boundary?
I am interested in dividing up my backyard a little bit. To make it more like garden rooms. What kinds of plants make nice informal borders or boundaries? Currently I use boxwoods, blueberry bushes and grapes…

Many Thanks for your input. I can grow a wide range of plants in my zone.

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Answer by Chuck M
Lavender Bushes

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What are the best types of plants and flowers to showcase a newly built deck?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Question by CROSS-EYED PENGUIN: What are the best types of plants and flowers to showcase a newly built deck?
Its on the front of my house facing the road so I need something a little showy.

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Answer by beachgirl
It depends on how much sun this area gets. If it’s shady most
of the day, Impatience works great, and comes in great shades
of pinks, purples, and white. If it gets a lot of sun, you need
something a little tougher, like petunias. They come in colors
from deep purple to pink, to red, to white. They are bigger than
the Impatience, but either way you go, put a lot of them out there.

What types of plants, flowers, hanging baskets, etc will grow and thrive in shade?

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Question by Kelly: What types of plants, flowers, hanging baskets, etc will grow and thrive in shade?
My balcony gets no sun and every year I have trouble getting any flower or plants to thrive on my balcony. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would really like to be able to have some plants out there. Thanks.
Thanks guys.. I will have to try out some of your suggestions and see what happens.

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What happened to my Hostas?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Question by Shaunna: What happened to my Hostas?
I planted 3 hosta’s over 1 1/2 months ago. Nothing happened so I dug up where I had planted them and there was nothing there. What could’ve happened. I did everything I knew to do. Yes, I watered them.

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Answer by Alesha
I bet some animals got at ’em! I think rabbits and other rodents find hostas yummy.

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta and fern

Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta and fern

by Kotomicreations

Hosta photo of the day: hosta flower

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Hosta
hosta flower

by Ron Wiecki

what could I plant in this that would come up every year?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Question by love the puppies: what could I plant in this that would come up every year?
I have a cement planter box on the side of my yard. I was wondering what I could plant in it now that would come up every year and last through the spring and summer? something with colors, preferably, and not hostas, im over run with them. also how do you thin out and transplant hostas????
Thanks

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Answer by Selmuir S
trees

SAVE THE TREES

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Hosta photo of the day: Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’

by Henryr10

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta La Vista Baby

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta La Vista Baby

by frotzed2

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta and the friends

Monday, May 6th, 2013
Hosta
Hosta and the friends

by tatulund

What would be some good flowers to plant?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Question by doodlebuttus: What would be some good flowers to plant?
I want to plant some flowers to add color to my front entrance area, but I don’t know what would work the best. I live in Illinois, the area faces south, and it gets some direct sunlight (but is usually in shade). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer by Gaga B
roses are nice – irish’s come back every year

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Hosta photo of the day: Hostas Abschied – Hosta’s Farewell

Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Hosta
Hostas Abschied – Hosta’s Farewell

by Walter A. Aue

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta, Weeping Cherry Blossoms, and Filipendula

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Hosta
Hosta, Weeping Cherry Blossoms, and Filipendula

by mmwm

Hosta photo of the day: Hosta Blooms in Front of Greenery

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Hosta
Hosta Blooms in Front of Greenery

by apple_pathways

Hostas, planting question?

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Question by inquiryminds: Hostas, planting question?
I have hostas in my flower beds. One is growing what looks like a new plant start… I’m wondering do I just clip it off and plant it or do I have to root it in water first? Searched the web and can’t find it.

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Answer by Hurley
Allow it to grow for now & develop some of its’ own roots before separating it. Then transplant it.
http://members.tripod.com/perfectperennials/id8.html
http://hardyplants.com/Hosta1.htm
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/gl_plants_perennials/article/0,1785,HGTV_3610_1396591,00.html

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Hosta photo of the day: Hostas and Ferns by the Pond

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Hosta
Hostas and Ferns by the Pond

by stewickie