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Reviving the Old Soil in Hosta Pots
Your potted hostas will greatly benefit from the container soil being refreshed every year. It doesn't take long, and your hostas will thank you by displaying beautiful, healthy leaves.
And as you know, when we talk about hostas, It's All About the Leaves!!!
Once you learn the basics of healthy soil, you'll be able to recharge last year's potting soil and save a lot of money by doing so.
Best Care for Your Potted Hostas
To keep your hostas healthy and beautiful as they grow in pots, there are a few Hosta plants are beautiful anywhere, but I think they're even more so when they are planted in pots, especially when the pots are placed at eye level. In my opinion, there's no better way to show off a hosta's great foliage.
Why is my Hosta Growing So Slowly?
Ever wondered why your hostas are growing so slowly, or not growing at all, or are actually shrinking from year to year?
Even though hostas are naturally very hardy plants, which is one of the reasons they remain so popular for perennials gardens, their ability to put on healthy growth each year depends on several things.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Seasonal Calendar of Care for Hostas
One of the reasons that hostas continue to be so popular is the fact that they're a very low maintenance perennial.
That being said, if you follow a few basic steps to care for them, you can keep your hostas looking healthy and beautiful throughout the season, whether they're snug in the ground or in pots.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Ultimate Guide to Growing Hostas
Hostas (plantain lilies) are hardy herbaceous perennials that grow well in Zones 3 through 8, with some that can tolerate the heat of Zone 9.
It's no surprise they continue to be one of the most popular perennials for shade gardens. Their beauty, toughness, and ease of care make them well suited for a shady or partly shady area and they will quickly become even a new gardener's favorite plant!
Use of Epsom Salt on Hostas! Hostas continue to be one of the most popular perennials in shady and party shady gardens. It's n...
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What are Sun Tolerant Hostas? One of the most common questions I hear about hostas is, can hostas handle sun?
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Growing Hostas From Seed So you're wondering, can I grow a hosta from seed? Growing hostas from seed is a tricky endeavor, but ...