Recently , we shared a gardening idea called “Thrill, Fill and Spill”.
There were hostas as well as annual begonia, impatiens and becopa in the pot arrangement. Choosing white flowers makes them pop in the shade. A bit of morning sun and then shade during the hot afternoon sun keeps them thriving.
When the hosta flower starts to die, just cut it off at the base. The leaves are the main event anyway.
The hostas can be removed in the fall and planted in the garden. It is very convenient to have them when there is little selection at the garden centers.
Planting hostas in a container means they won’t be susceptible to slugs.
Hostas love lots of water but no fertilizer.
Lime coloured hostas keep their bright colour best with a bit more sun than other hostas .
Dividing hostas can be done any time. They recover easily after being cut through with a shovel. Perhaps, add a bit of three way mix into the hole. Water well. They grow quite quickly and often where other plants won’t survive. Their growing habit is in a circular form. There is no danger of them becoming invasive.
There are dozens, if not hundreds of varieties of hostas. Many different hues of green, sizes, textures, flower colours and leaf shapes add interest in the garden. Some can be very pricey, but garden centers usually put them on sale a few times each year.
In the fall, when the leaves start to die, cut them down. Some people prefer to let them wither until spring. Doing so may encourage slugs over the winter.
Busy moms will appreciate these easy care plants with lots of wow factor!
What is your favourite kind of plant?
This Post is written by Cynthia, a mother of two daughters and grandmother to three grandchildren. She enjoys crafting, crocheting, knitting, decorating, music, cottaging and especially gardening.