Entries Tagged as 'Hostas'

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Hosta Problems

TheGardenLady received this question from Pete (You can see images of his hostas above): I have many green hosta plants that for the last couple years have wilted leaves or are otherwise distorted.The plants are quite old but were always healthy till now. Any ideas? Though hostas are known to have few pest and disease […]

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The time to plant or replant perennials

TheGardenLady received this question about planting and transplanting perennials, in particular hostas: I live in southern Alberta. Can I move perennial plants now (sept 18)? I would also like to move some hostas. The Fall is the best time to plant or transplant many perennials. You can plant or transplant plants up to 6 weeks […]

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Plants for a Grave

Grave Daffodils by evinrisca TheGardenLady received this question from Lynn. An older lady at my church needs appropriate plants to use at her husband’s grave. Can she call you? She does not use computers. Cemeteries have different requirements on what is allowed to be planted on graves. More and more cemeteries do not allow permanent […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Carolyns Shade Garden 3rd Open House – May 15th, 2010

Large Hosta by WxMom TheGardenLady is a big fan of hostas in the garden. They add such pizazz to any garden landscape. Mine are planted around trees to decorate the feet of the trees for a finishing touch. So in my garden, instead of just seeing a mound of mulch at the bottom of the […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

2010 Award Winning Flowers

Happy New Year- 2010. This is the time of year that plant associations are choosing the best of the best new plants for the year. AAS the All America Selections has chosen 4 plants for 2010 that they count as award winning. They recommend these plants for gardeners to plant in their gardens. Mesa Flower […]

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Why Grass Might be Difficult to Grow

TheGardenLady received this question on a post about acidic soil from Todd. My yard had many oak trees in it. I have stopped letting leaves sit so I can start a decent yard.  Could this be the reason grass is so difficult to grow? If you want grass to grow on a lawn, it is […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Shade Loving Plants

TheGardenLady received this question from Kevin. I have a very small front area, very small, 2′x25′ with very little sun. I was thinking about some kind of ornamental grass for height and some other colorful flowers.  Any ideas? In order to give you a more precise answer, TheGardenLady would need to know your temperature zone […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Creating a Meditation Garden – Part II – Using Hostas

TheGardenLady received a question from Tonia about what sorts of flowers and plants should be used in creating a meditation garden.  In the last post on meditation gardens, TheGardenLady explained that in order to answer this question one needs to answer some other preliminary questions first.  In this post, TheGardenLady will discuss the idea of […]

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Plants that Love Both Acid and Shade

TheGardenLady received this question from Jennifer. I have a shady area under my pine trees where nothing grows except weeds. I want to plant some blueberries and other acid loving plants there. Do you have some suggestions on plants that would love very acidic soil and full shade? When one has a very shady area […]