Hostas and slugs

I live in Etobicoke surrounded by oak trees & clay soil.  I’m new to gardening hence this potential mistake below. Last fall, a friend offered me mature hostas from her garden because she was making room for new plants.  After…

Fertilizing Hostas in the Spring

Good evening. I am not a fan of commercial fertilizer, but I have heard that it is best to feed your hostas as they pop out of the ground in the spring. In the US they use Milorganite. I don’t…

Hydrangea and hostas

I have several potted hydrangea and hostas on deck. Should I plant them in ground before winter or wait till spring?…

Hosta. Getting full afternoon sun

There use to be a tree shading this Hosta. Will it survive till the Fall or should I move it.? I did want to split it as well.…

Hosta Anomaly

Good morning, I have been growing Hostas successfully in my gardens for years. This year, one of them has produced what I will call a “spike”, not the typical shoots for flowering that they produce later in the season. I…

Deformed Hostas

I have a shaded woodland garden in downtown Toronto. I have Hostas along a shady path, some growing in Vinca, some in loam beds. A number of new Hosta shoots have not unfurled and grown misshapen with the very tip…

Hostas going mushy

Thank you for providing this service. I live in Markham, climate zone 6a with clay soil. The hostas in question are under a black walnut, so the area is currently sunny, but will be shady once the tree’s leaves come…

Eliminating slugs in my hosta

In the past I have sprayed my hosta with an ammonia solution in the early spring while the hosta were just emerging. My hosta is now 4 to 6 inches high and just beginning to leaf. Can I go ahead…

Strange flowers and scapes on a hosta

Can you help me determine the specimen of hosta this is? It has a very thick stem and a bud on top. Way different then any hosta I have seen. thank you for your help.…

Planting Between Pyramid Cedar

Front of house, under a maple tree, against sandy soil foundation. Previous try’s included Annabelle hydrangeas, bobo hydrangeas, and now limelight’s…. all have not done well. Colour palette is rose. Other plants include, potentillia(white) PeeGee tree, burning bush, day lily(dusty…