Three containers with hostas on a patio with rocks

Fertilizing Hostas In Containers

Planting hostas in containers can bring wonderful variety and flexibility to the garden. It also allows plants to be enjoyed on a patio or other shaded area where they can’t go directly into the ground. … Read more

hosta with spirea growing through it

Fertilizer Basics for Hosta Growers

Hostas make extraordinary ground cover perennials and are by far the most popular plant for shady areas, such as under deciduous trees. Offering seventy species and hundreds of hybrids, gardeners can create striking borders of … Read more

Hostas and other plants growing along a gravel pathway

Homemade Natural Hosta Fertilizers

All plants need food in the form of plant nutrients, and the hosta family is no different. Concocting your own natural fertilizer is educational and fun. Making your own fertilizer allows you to compose a … Read more

Hostas and rhododendron along the edge of the lawn

Learn When to Fertilize Hostas

Generally, this would be a “how long is a piece of string” question, but we’ve made an effort to answer it conclusively and specifically. We need to consider several variables to optimize fertilizer applications to … Read more

Manure pile in front of a barn

Do Hostas Like Manure

There is some disagreement over whether or not manure is beneficial for hostas. Some people say that manure gives hostas a healthy boost, while others claim it can damage their leaves. This article will help … Read more