Using Natural Fertilizer for Hostas

To grow, develop, and produce at their best, plants need ready access to 20 essential plant nutrients. In managing all the elements that contribute to healthy soil, gardeners often get fertility wrong. Your hosta will be healthier and more productive if you give them what they need, not more, and not less. Natural fertilizers of … Read more

Why Use Compost for Hostas – Does It Really Help

Compost ready to use in a compost bin with a spading fork.

Growing hostas is easy if you satisfy their single, non-negotiable demand – healthy garden soil rich in organic matter is the shortest route to meeting this need. The organic matter and microorganisms in compost help create the soil characteristics required by hosta plants. Compost introduces a diverse and essential population of organisms that boost several … Read more

Do Hostas Spread: Some Do and Many Don’t

Small green hostas spreading over rocks.

Hostas are one of the most popular plants for home gardens, but do hostas spread? It’s a common question that many gardeners have. The answer is both yes and no. All hostas are rhizomatous. While most hostas form close growing clumps, some hostas have extended rhizomes and are more spread out. Some examples of rhizomatous … Read more

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

Praying Hands Hosta: The Ultimate Guide

Praying Hands Hosta plant.

A mature ‘Praying Hands’ Hosta was a sight to behold. Its dark olive-green leaves, rippled and glossy, shone with a golden-yellow margin that set it apart from all the other hostas. It was a stunning example of nature’s beauty, one that any gardener could be proud to show off. ‘Praying Hands’ Hosta Plant The ‘Praying … Read more

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