Hosta shoots emerging in sandy soil

Can Hostas Grow in Sandy Soil

Because hostas are such a hardy and beautiful perennial, it’s possible to grow them in a host of different types of soil. You can have your hosta plants in sandy soil and heavier clay soil. … Read more

Hostas under a big old tree

How to Grow Hostas Under Trees

You most likely know that hostas do very well growing in partial shade, and different species and cultivars thrive in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9. Therefore, it’s possible to grow hostas under trees, as I’ve … Read more

A fast growing hosta named Guacamole.

A Guide to Fast Growing Hostas

Did you know that hosta cultivars grow at different rates? It surprised me when I first started getting into these plants to see that some had a quick growth habit and some were slow. My … Read more

Dividing a hosta plant

Dividing Hostas

Everyone wants big beautiful hostas dotting their yard. I know I love them when they fill in my shaded areas and make the entire garden look lush and full. So, why would you ever divide … Read more

Young boy watering or more likely playing

How to Water Hostas (Lots of Tips)

Watering hostas can be tricky to get right. These plants love moisture but die in waterlogged soil. Let’s talk about the secret to watering hostas. Large hostas or those grown in sun should receive 1.5-2” … Read more

Down to Earth Liquid Bone Meal Label

Liquid Bone Meal for Plants

All plants need phosphorus in order to survive, and liquid bone meal is a significant source of it. How is liquid bone meal different to balanced fertilizers, and should you be using it in your … Read more

White and green variegated hosta leaves

Will Hosta Leaves Grow Back?

As I was prepping to transplant my hostas this year, a storm knocked a tree on top of them. This made me wonder: will hosta leaves grow back when the entire plant has been damaged, … Read more

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