Do Hostas Like Manure

A manure pile in front of a barn.

There is some disagreement over whether or not manure is beneficial for hostas. Some people say that hostas like manure and it gives them a healthy boost, while others claim it can damage their leaves. This article will help you decide whether or not you should add manure to the soil when planting hostas. Manure … Read more

Slow Release Fertilizer for Hostas: Less Work & Better Plants

Hostas growing along a stream with a bridge in the background

Less work, one or two applications a year. Constant fertilizer available to your hostas. This is what makes slow release fertilizer for hostas a winner. This type of fertilizer slowly releases nutrients into the soil so that they are available for longer periods. Slow-release fertilizers work well in all types of soils, including clay and … Read more

Fragrant Hostas Stunning Beauty for Your Garden

White flower and buds of a fragrant hosta.

As a hosta lover, I cannot imagine not having a few fragrant varieties growing in my garden and even in pots inside my home. Fragrant hostas are a treat for any hosta lover as they are not only beautiful, but they have lovely fragrant blooms to match. Fragrant hostas are versatile, hardy, and easy-to-grow plants … Read more

Transplanting Hostas in the Fall: Secrets for Success

Transplanting hostas in the fall. Hosta going dormant in the fall with leaves yellowing

There are a few considerations and rules to follow to ensure that your hostas will grow well and thrive after transplanting them. While hostas are reasonably easy to grow, transplanting them during the correct season will give them a growing head start, rewarding you with a stunning display of beautiful colors, shapes, and sizes in … Read more

Miniature Hostas: What They Are and How to Care for Them

Blue Mouse Ears, the most popular of the miniature hostas.

A mini hosta packs all the punch that a hosta does, only in a smaller space. They are just as hardy as standard hostas and just as easy to care for. If you are unfamiliar with miniature hostas or are deciding whether to include them in your garden this year, then read through the rest … Read more

Growing Bare Root Hostas (Save Money & It’s Easy to Do)

A bare root hosta ready to plant.

When most people think of planting and growing hostas, they don’t think of starting from a bare root hosta. Instead, they usually buy a small hosta plant or divide some of their larger hostas and plant them in shady areas of their yards and gardens. But, if you’re like me, you’re always up for trying … Read more

Can Hostas Grow in Sandy Soil

Can hostas grow in sandy soil? Here you see shoots emerging 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. However, I’ve noticed that hostas prefer moist, rich, and well-draining loamy soil that contains a lot of organic matter to … Read more

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