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Get Up and Grow: What is January like for Minnetrista's horticulture department?

Already during this January we have dressed the garden beds with compost and then mulched with straw to feed the soil and protect it from erosion ... Stalks of the sedum, leaves of hosta, any skeleton... read more

Here’s how to keep Bambi from garden

All is perfect – that is, until you notice a large portion missing from the hosta alongside the house and some bark rubbed off your favorite tree. While the restructuring of your hosta may be due to p... read more

How to Protect Hostas From Rabbits & Deer

Even though hostas are low-maintenance plants, successfully growing them in the Bay Area can be challenging if you're plagued with frequent visits from rabbits and deer. Rabbits prefer to munch on the ... read more

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Garden defense: How to outsmart hungry deer

In one night, they can devastate a hosta garden and chew daylilies and impatiens ... it’s likely they will visit your yard no matter what you plant. Ten-foot-high fences and electric fences usually ar... read more


How to Keep Your Yard and Garden Pest-Free Without Harsh Chemicals

They're the veritable ninjas of plant destruction ... her beautiful hosta beds unmolested by deer for years now using Irish Spring soap on stakes throughout the garden. Bring in the Predators: You won ... read more

You can take measures to protect plants from deer

... AgriLife Extension service to see the best things to plant in your area. It is best to avoid plants that deer especially love: dogwood, redbud, yew, chrysanthemum, clematis, daylilies, roses, host... read more

Plants that pop for great curb appeal

Hosta beds are a familiar sight in the metro area. Hosta will easily fill in, blend and soften the spaces in your shade garden ... that helps prevent moisture loss from plant foliage) on boxwoods to p... read more

What to plant now (broccoli, onions) and what shouldn't be rushed

Plant bare root trees, perennials and shrubs when soil is warm ... Prune and divide late summer and fall blooming perennials. •Hostas and daylilies are up and can be divided now. •Fill in holes or den... read more

Hostas, Agapanthus, weeds are topics for discussion

I was admiring a plant in southern states called Agapanthus ... Read and follow label directions and required wait time before planting your vegetables. Q. Some of my hostas emerged early this year. T... read more

Mystery hosta-eaters (NOT slugs either)

Voles are small mouse-like rodents that feast on a variety of plant ... eating your hosta doesn't guarantee they'll eat the begonias. They might not even have an appetite by the time they're done fill... read more

Save time, headaches next spring by tending to fall chores

Protect ... and will visit your garden if you leave them around. Some plants like hosta should just be cut, though. Divide perennials that are outgrowing their space and put them into a new area to en... read more

Will Deer Eat Hostas & Lilies?

If you enjoy having these lovely plants and their colorful blooms in your garden, you'll have to protect them with fencing to deter deer from snacking on them. You'll find hostas in U.S. Department of ... read more



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