Hooked On Hostas

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.

Chewed leaves are not attractive.

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.

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14 Responses to Hooked On Hostas

  1. Shari G says:

    If you want any hostas…I have plenty 😛 The previous owner was crazy with the hostas! LOL They don’t die, I will give you that 🙂 They are beautiful and hearty plants…I like them, I just wish we didn’t have so many!!!

  2. We have never cut them down. Thank you for sharing that. We have quite a few Hostas they are a plant that anyone could grow if you are not a gardener. We like them and there is lots of varieties of them. Some of them get really big.

  3. Judy C says:

    Love Hostas! Really love the green & white one you have. First I have heard of cutting them back in the fall but I will try that.

  4. Annie1 says:

    My mom loved hostas! They still surround her house, 4 years after her passing.

    My favourite plant is a fuscia! I adore fuscias!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

  5. C ssm says:

    Thanks for the tips.

  6. Our hostas were planted last year and this year, they have grown back up with a vengeance, creating lush greenery. Definitely, one of my fave plants!

  7. Lori Butler says:

    i love hostas as well, sadly they are an all you can eat salad buffet for ‘critters’ and deal and i have huge chomps out of mine 🙁

  8. Soozle says:

    I love hostas 🙂 That is one plant my parents have ALWAYS had in their yard..

    I just love walking into a garden center/greenhouse in the spring to see all of the amazing plants out there – natural really is beautiful 🙂

  9. Victoria S says:

    Those are really beautiful and my mother would love those as a gift! Myself, I don’t have a green thumb, or a favourite plant.

    Victoria Ess

  10. Susan T. says:

    When we moved to a new house with a garden my grandma insisted we have hostas. Thank you for the tips about caring for them!

  11. elizamatt says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Hostas, I don’t know why. My sister-in-law on the other hand has plenty of them, she does have a difficult spot for her garden which I guess is one of the reasons.

  12. kathy downey says:

    Thank you for the tips,will try one this year

  13. JoniW says:

    OH they’re gorgeous! Lately I’m into hostas too! Wasn’t always but they’re so pretty, all those different kinds!

  14. JoniW says:

    OH they’re gorgeous! Lately I’m into hostas too! Wasn’t always but they’re so pretty, all those different kinds!

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