Let’s face it: As much as we all try our hardest in the garden, some of us â€“ and our growing conditions â€“ are just not as good as others. The experts here at American Meadows wanted to come up with a comprehensive “practically indestructible” plant list for gardeners with challenging soil, water conditions, or anything else that may get in the way of growing prize-winning roses!
Hostas are the ultimate foliage plant for shade. Their resilience, versatility and endless variety of colors, shapes, and forms makes it a true garden gift that keeps on giving. Whether you’re looking for a smaller variety for a shade container, or a larger Hosta to offset your favorite flowering-plants, there are sure to be (several) choices for you!
Kelly Clark is a certified Master Gardener living in Wisconsin (Hardiness Zone 5). She has been gardening since she was 10 and her expertise is mostly in shade gardens, although she enjoys all aspects of gardening â€“ Even weeding!
April 17, 2013
Â· Garden Writer Â· 4 Comments
Tags: coral bells, hostas, Hydrangea, Rain Garden, Run-off Gardens, shade Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
Whether itâ€™s planting in containers, city gardening, or trying to squeeze those extra few plants in to an existing garden, many gardeners are looking for unique ideas for their small outdoor spaces. What many donâ€™t realize is that there is a large, diverse variety of plants that will thrive in smaller spaces and, when planted together, make a huge statement in any outdoor space!
April 25, 2012
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: calla lilies, canna lilies, containers, dahlias, hostas, lavender, ornamental grasses Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
Itâ€™s no surprise that Hostas are one of the most popular perennials for shady gardens; they thrive in most hardiness zones, add unique texture to the garden and provide a dramatic accent to some of your favorite blooms. There are many different varieties of Hostas, also known as Plantain Lilies, ranging from the classic green to stunning blue that will become dependable, hardy cornerstones in your garden.
You’ve planted your tomatoes and peppers and set out your petunias and geraniums. Whew! If youâ€™re like most gardeners, you rush to do all your planting in spring, and then switch gears to “maintenance mode.” Yes, spring is the time to plant most vegetables and annual flowers, but when it comes to planting perennials you [...]
June 3, 2010
Â· Ray Allen Â· One Comment
Tags: asters, astilbes, bee balm, bleeding hearts, ferns, flowers, garden, hellebores, heucheras, hostas, planting, summer, vegetables, veronica, yarrow Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials