Dividing Hostas

Gardener dividing hosta plant into two plants

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 them? Not only does this make them smaller, but it can be additional work for you to do.  However, I …

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Do Hostas like Wood Ash?

The wood coal burns on fire

Do hostas like wood ash? Wood ash is typically recommended to hosta gardeners for its slug-repellent nature, while its impact on soil pH and nutritional value is overlooked. Wood ash can be great for hostas growing in very acidic soil, as it increases the pH balance. Other benefits are added nutrients such as calcium, potassium, …

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