Yellow Hostas: Stunning Foliage for an Eye-Catching Garden

Hosta Stained Glass planted in a garden setting.

Ready to brighten up your shade garden? Let’s explore yellow hostas, luminous beauties that add unexpected pops of color. Regardless of garden size or your experience level, yellow hostas can be the golden ticket to an outshining display. Let’s delve in and elevate your garden with these radiant perennials. Let’s get growing! Yellow hostas are … Read more

Fern and Hosta Garden: Crafting Your Shade-Loving Retreat

Ferns and hosta in a woodland setting.

Welcome, fellow garden enthusiasts! Imagine stepping into your lush, tranquil retreat, where the air is cool and fresh. A diverse array of ferns and hostas fill the landscape with rich, verdant textures. This isn’t just a dream – a fern and hosta garden. This shaded oasis can transform any outdoor space into a serene sanctuary. … Read more

How to Mulch Hostas: Mulching Tips for Happy, Lush Plants

Wood chip mulch and summer foliage plants.

Hostas are popular perennial plants known for their lush foliage and ability to thrive in shady garden areas. For them to flourish, providing proper care is essential, including choosing the right mulch for your hostas. Mulch for hostas is an essential gardening practice that helps retain soil moisture, regulates temperature, and suppresses weed growth. Apply … Read more

Hosta and Astilbe Garden: Creating Your Perfect Shade Oasis

Large green hosta and rich pink Astilbes in a woodland setting.

As you plan your hosta and astilbe garden, consider the variety of cultivars available and their unique characteristics. Hostas, known as the potato chips of plants, are diverse in size, color, and leaf shape, allowing you to mix and match to create eye-catching patterns and combinations. Astilbes, conversely, are known for their plume-like flowers that … Read more

Small Hostas: Compact and Colorful Garden Wonders

Small hosta with flowering lamium growing through it.

In recent years, small hostas have gained popularity among garden enthusiasts due to their versatility as they flourish in various garden settings. These charming, diminutive plants add visual interest and texture to various garden settings, making them an attractive option for those looking to enhance their landscapes. Those small versions of the popular shade-loving plant … Read more

Explore the World of Giant Hostas: Growing Tips and Tricks

Earth Angel Hosta presenting it's beautiful leaves for viewing.

Giant hosta plants are a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a bold statement to their landscape. As defined by the American Hosta Growers Association, giant hostas are those that exceed 30 inches in height. The American Hosta Society lists hostas with a leaf size of 120 square inches or more as giant. Some … Read more

Coral Bells and Hostas: Make A Great Garden Combination

Heuchera Frosted Violet hostas planted in the garden.

These two perennials, coral bells, and hostas are both gorgeous plants. However, the mixing of the two multiplies their individual beauty when used together in coral bells and hosta gardens. Both hostas and coral bells are excellent garden plants. I can say with confidence, having grown many thousands over the years in our nursery, that … Read more

How to Grow Hostas Under Pine Trees Successfully

So you’ve got a lovely shady spot under a pine tree or two, wondering if Hostas will do well. Yes, they will, if you know what you’re doing. It’s a myth that pine needles increase soil acidity, making them unsuitable for growing hostas under pine trees. The real challenge is the tree’s root distribution and … Read more

How to Use Hosta Fertilizer to Keep Your Hostas Beautiful

Lady using hosta fertilizer to nourish her plants.

Across the United States, gardeners have, on average, 200 growing days per year in which to create beauty, function, and fabulous garden features using plants. To optimize those days, gardeners need to provide each plant with its preferred environment, soil conditions, and water supply while meeting its nutritional needs and minimizing the threat of pests … Read more

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