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Hostas Other / Books

Hostas

The definitive guide to a popular hardy perennial. The growing popularity of hostas can be credited to their colorful beauty, longevity and ability to grow successfully just about anywhere. Hosta foliage comes in astonishing variations. From blue, green, yellow to multicolored, the leaves appear in all …

The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas Other / Books

The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas

Hostas are consistently voted the gardeners favorite perennial — their clean lines, sumptuous leaves, and elegant flowers offer great potential for striking specimen plantings and also make them the most accommodating of companion plants. The core of this encyclopedia is a fully illustrated collection …

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas Other / Books

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas

Boasting diverse leaf shape, size, color, and texture, it is no wonder that hostas continue to reign as the most popular perennial plants in North America. Not only are they the supreme plant for shade, but they also can be used in the landscape either as striking specimen plantings or as accommodating …

Hostas (Gardener's Guide to Growing Series) Other / Books

Hostas

As most gardeners have had the pleasure to discover, there is a hosta for almost every garden situation. The Gardeners Guide to Growing Hostas is a beautiful, practical guide for both gardeners and collectors by one of the worlds leading hosta growers. It features essential advice on cultivation, propagation, …

Shadows and Light Other / Books

Shadows and Light: Showcasing a Hosta Love Affair

Shadows and Light: Showcasing a Hosta Love Affair Hostas provide gardeners with so many excellent plant characteristics that make them invaluable in the landscape. These plants also provide exceptional color, pattern, texture, form, substance, as well as long-lasting beauty, versatility and relative …

How to Divide Hostas? Plants / Perennials

Hosta lancifolia

Early Spring is the best time of year to dig your hostas up and divide them. Usa a garden fork and loosen the soil gently right around the hosta clump then gently place your fork in below the clump and lift it up give it a shake with the fork to loosen the soil. I prefer to wash the clump this serves …

How to Plant Hostas? Plants / Perennials

How to Plant Hostas?

Planting Hostas in soil: Preparation is the key to success. If you can double dig your hosta or flower bed in early autumn and leave the sods of soil intact do not walk over what you dig. Allow the frost in the winter months to break the sods down. Then in Early Spring fork over the soil and rake to …

Garden Plants of Japan Other / Books

Garden Plants of Japan

Japanese plants have had an unmistakable influence on the gardens of the world. Who can imagine gardens without flowering cherries, hostas, Japanese maples, or magnolias? For all the popularity of these plants in international gardens, however, few gardeners know the full story of Japanese plants — …

Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches Plants / Perennials

Bear's Breeches Plant - Acanthus mollis

Dark green, very ornamental large leaves on an herbaceous, semi-hardy plant that grows about 3 tall and upright, with slightly less spread than height. Leaves can be quite large, with deep cuts, although theres quite a bit of difference among individual leaves. In summer, makes creamy white to slightly …

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Plantain lilies are reliable perennials from East Russia, Korea, China, and Japan. In the wild they grow in various locations – along rocky stream-banks, in alpine meadows, as well as in not too shaded woodland. They are cultivated for their bold foliage, often variegated, and bell-shaped flowers in …