A Nest for All Seasons A Nest for All Seasons: Hosta -- from bare ground to bold and beautiful plants!

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20 February 2014

Hosta -- from bare ground to bold and beautiful plants!

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Ever wonder what hosta looks like BEFORE it has big, bold summertime leaves?  In early spring, there will be nothing.  Absolutely nothing to show any life.  Then before you are even aware of it...

...and about the time the crocus have started dropping their petals...

...then they stretch...

Don't lose patience....soon they will look like this...

...and also...

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Julia Konya Friday, February 21, 2014  

My husband and I are literally addicted to hostas. They are so gorgeous and our yard is full of them in all types of sizes and colors. Can't wait to see them come up again!

Amy Renea Friday, February 21, 2014  

I would love to see your yard Julia! I feel like hosta are the true harbinger of summer along with cannas -- once they show up, you know FOR SURE the cold weather is compltely gone!

Jenny Piirto Friday, February 21, 2014  

I think ever spring I get most excited for the Hostas to come up. Even though they don't flower till mid to late summer, I just love the texture they add to my flower beds. They are also my new favorite to put in my flower pots. I've been using them in my container gardens for the last several years, and I love how they come back every year; I just pop in a few annuals and the flower pots look full and gorgeous on the patio! They are so easy to grow, they multiply fast, and they add something exotic to the feel of my yard.

Amy Renea Saturday, February 22, 2014  

Jenny - YES!!! I love, love love a good perennial in a pot!! Makes life so much easier!!

Amy Peca Sunday, February 23, 2014  

Ummmm hello? Why didn't I ever think about putting these in pots!!! I have so many that needs to be split! When is the best time to do this?

Amy Renea Monday, February 24, 2014  

As soon as you start to see them Ames! Somewhere between those first 3 pictures up there is good -- although I have split them when they are fully leafed out. Just cut the leaves off so the smaller roots don't have to support too much foliage. Here is how I do it: http://www.anestforallseasons.com/2011/05/i-am-not-kind-to-my-hostas.html

...and can we go to the thrift store soon? I want to shop!

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