Brenda Wiegand
Brenda Wiegand
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Hostas: The Art of Using One Type and Making It Look Different


The hosta, though only flowers once in mid-to-late season, offers beautiful foliage and interest from spring through fall. Also its fairly drought resistant and easy care. Plus there is rarely a shortage of new plants available if you rotate dividing. Just one, three-year-old hosta can yield at least 10 new plants when divided. Read more on my blog: at http://ontherightpathgardening.blogspot.com/2013/06/hostas-art-of-using-one-type-and-making.html
This hosta is in a part sun garden mixed with a variety of other plants.
This hosta is in a part sun garden mixed with a variety of other plants.
Many people mix there hostas with ground covers. Hostas seem to hold there own in these situations,
Many people mix there hostas with ground covers. Hostas seem to hold there own in these situations,
Creating a 'wave' of hostas is fairly easy, just allow approx. 3 years to get the full effect.
Creating a 'wave' of hostas is fairly easy, just allow approx. 3 years to get the full effect.

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  • Joyce Hill
    on Aug 20, 2013

    I have hosta's that belonged to my Mother (no idea how old they are) but they are knee high and are in full bloom and just keep getting bigger. Now i need to reduce them and hate to do I but they continue coming farther out n the yard. They are nx to the garage, I have never done anything to them. They just keep growing but I can't say that for any others I have ever planted. Only have 2 variegated ones left after planting about 12.

    • Sstasiak
      on Mar 17, 2017

      I bet some neighbors would be delighted to share with you.

  • Kelly Lynn Smith
    on Mar 11, 2017

    Nice ideas! "There" needs to be changed to the possessive "their" in both instances on photo #2.
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