Jun 18, 2014

How to Divide Hostas (for the Weekend Gardener)

If you have a shade garden, it probably contains a hosta or two.  These cooperative perennials grow quickly, thrive in a wide range of climate zones and require little attention–other than taming an occasional slug invasion (cheap beer) or watering during a severe dry spell.  Then after a number of years of neglect, you can divide hostas, to reshape an … Continue reading

Hosta with seeds

Sep 30, 2012

Growing Hostas From Seed

Last fall, I found a surprise in my garden–my hosta plants had produced seeds!  Free seeds–who could argue with that! I didn’t know if this was an unusual occurrence, but it started me thinking.   Should I try growing hostas from seed? All sources I consulted said to harvest the seeds when they are black and papery.  The seed pod may … Continue reading