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Helpful Tips to Improving the Soil for Hostas in Your Garden

A shovel full of soil from the garden

Hostas are hardy plants that grow in many soils, but they have preferences. What is the best soil for hostas? How can you amend yours to help your plants thrive? Soil for hostas should be organic, freely draining, and slightly acidic. They do well in a fertile mix that provides plenty of nutrients. Alongside this, … Read more

Is Bone Meal Good for Hostas? – A Short Guide

Bone Meal granules ready to apply to your garden

Many people put bone meal on hostas for an organic fertilizer, but is bone meal safe to use on hostas without burning the leaves or stems?  Many people choose to garden organically without the use of chemicals, and this leads to searching for natural alternatives to traditional chemical fertilizers. They wonder if they can use … Read more

How to Grow a Hostas Indoors (And Not Kill Them)

Growing hostas indoors in decorated pots.

Growing a hosta plant indoors can be a challenge, but they’re perennials that you can grow and keep healthy with the correct soil and environment. It’s possible to grow a hosta indoors without replanting them, but they’re perennials that need to go through a dormant stage each year to stay healthy and thriving . You’ll … Read more

Store Hosta Roots for Winter – A Simple Guide

Hostas are a perennial that can winter in the ground, or you can store them in containers. Read on to find out how to store hosta roots for the winter. Although it’s possible to allow hostas to die off and go dormant outside, it’s possible to store hosta roots indoors all winter before replanting them. … Read more

Hostas in Rock Gardens: Build a Gorgeous Long Lasting Garden

Rock garden with hostas, Japanese maples and other plants.

Rock gardens are a practical way to use hostas because hostas can thrive in rocks and hostas in the wild are frequently associated with rocks. Rock gardens also require little care and hostas work well as a low-maintenance garden. Hostas are drought-tolerant, robust, and shade-loving plants. They can live in zones 3-9 with over 70 … Read more

Grow Hostas with Roses – It Makes a Beautiful Pairing

Roses, hostas and ferns in the front yard of a yellow house.

Roses and hostas are beautiful additions to any garden, but they have different growing conditions that lead people to ask, can you plant hostas with roses? So, can you plant hostas with roses? Absolutely! Many types of hostas and roses can grow in the same garden. The key is to find roses that do well … Read more

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