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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Welcome!

You have reached the blog of SunsetHostaFarm.com.  We're glad you stopped by!

Here you'll find a variety of articles about one of the most popular perennial plants, hostas!  

Some of the many articles about hostas here include information about:

  •  how to care for hostas
  •  how and when to divide them
  •  which ones are best for rock gardens, fairy gardens, and containers
  • the sun's effect on hosta leaf color
  • the best soil for growing hostas
  • why your blue hosta's leaves turn green
  • how to best fertilize hostas to bring out their health and beauty
  • seasonal calendar of hosta care
  • our Ultimate Guide to Growing Hostas
  • ... and many more

So come on in, sit a spell, and peruse lots of great hosta information.  

Welcome!

Variegated Hosta Closeup




Sunday, December 6, 2020

Spring Care for Hostas!


Hosta Pips Emerging in Early Spring


Spring Care for Hosta Plants


After a long, dreary winter, Springtime in the hosta garden seems like a magical time.  The hostas are sprouting their gorgeous green tips signaling the beginning of another great gardening season!


Keep your hostas looking happy and healthy with these seasonal reminders and care tips for Spring!
 

Top Ten Hosta Questions

 

White Margined Hosta Plants alongside statue


Top Ten Hosta Questions Answered
Some Answers May Surprise You!






Hostas are one of the most popular perennials of all time.  Here at Sunset Hosta Farm.com, we get a lot of questions about hostas.  Following is a list of the ten top questions we are asked about hostas and their care.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Advantages of Growing Hostas in Pots


 
Blue Mouse Ears hosta in Hypertufa Pot
Blue Mouse Ears Hosta in Hypertufa Pot


Advantages of
Growing Hostas in Pots



Potted hostas are not only a great way to show off those gorgeous hosta leaves, but there are many other advantages to growing hosta plants in pots and containers.   I bet there are a few advantages listed here that you haven't thought of. 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Winter Care for your Potted Hostas

  


Wintery ice with light blue background



Winter Care for your Potted Hostas!



A frequent question we get is, will hostas survive over the winter in pots, or, how can I winterize my potted hostas?   Although hostas are very forgiving plants, hostas in pots do need some care 
over the winter. 


Hostas need a six-week period of temperatures below 40 degrees for their winter sleep. But since during this time the potted hostas can be exposed to several freezes and thaws, they need extra care to prevent damage to their roots.

Winter Care of Hostas


Winter Scene with Iciciles




Winter Care for Hosta Plants



Hostas are hardy in cold winters. In fact, hostas only need four to six weeks of temperatures below 40 degrees for the hostas to go dormant and get their winter sleep. There is no winter growth during this time like there is with some other perennials.
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Cleaning Birdhouses, Feeders and Baths



Birdhouse Collection of Different Heights



How to Clean Birdhouses, Birdbaths and Bird Feeders


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