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Hosta-Great for Shade but Sometimes Holey!

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Hosta-Great for Shade  but Sometimes Holey!
If you’re looking for a great herbaceous perennial that has it “made in the shade”, there are numerous species and cultivars of Hosta to fill that need and enlighten the landscape. Hostas are primarily grown for their diversity in leaf size, coloration, texture and shape, but the beauty of their flowers may also be a consideration when choosing a hosta. Flowers, sometimes fragrant, range in colors from white to shades of lavender and purple. Our Plant Finder pages will ...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: hosta , shade , slugs , snails , problems | Comments (0) | View Count: (1395)
Improvements to Our
As you might expect we in Gardening Help are frequently asked to recommend good plants for the area. Several years ago, to assist with this, we began polling area nursery staff and horticulture professionals on the best plants for the St. Louis area. They provided us with a great list of plants that we call our “Tried and Trouble-free” plants.  Some plants were recommended by several professionals and other by just a few. You have always been able to search for these plan...
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Don't Overlook the Need to Water Newly Planted Plants
Even though water hasn't been a problem for most lawns and gardens this year so far it is well to review when and how to water correctly. Also, newly planted plants can suffer from inadequate water even though rainfall is plentiful before their root systems have become established in the surrounding soil. Monitor all you plants, especially those that were just planted this year and start planning now for the inevitable dry spells that will come later. Except for lawns, which are watered with o...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: watering , lawns , drip irrigation , containers , sustainability | Comments (0) | View Count: (774)