Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hostas & Container Gardens

Hello Everyone!
I finally started working outdoors this past weekend and still did not get that
 much done. We had a ton of rain. I have always enjoyed the one lone hosta we
have in our front mulch bed. That plant survives year after year. Even after it is
munched on by the numerous deer it grows back everytime. I had recently pinned
some ideas about growing hostas in container pots so that is what I'm trying outside.

I usually do well with ferns so I went with many of them in front and back.
I bought the striped pillows at Lowes. They have almost the same ones at Pottery Barn. 
I  did not judge correctly how many hostas I needed for each large pot.
They look a bit small but hopefully they will grow quickly.  
Do you have any tips on hostas?
~*~ 
Have a wonderful weekend!

27 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, these are wonderful inspiration photos! I have a large bed of hostas in the front yard; and yes, yours will fill that pot in no time! Love the green and white stripe pillows! I bought the ones from PB; and I love them!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Melissa, besides, hydrangeas, hostas are a great perennial. I have taken one and you can easily divide the plant and make tons of baby hostas,they are pretty as borders to gardens, very Southern I think,.....lol, of course I would say that!!!Your gardens, outdoors are as beautiful as your indoor decor and attention....love the green pillows. I am a southerner but wilt in tropical humidity.....you always look so pretty. Love your Belks hot pink jewelery, just wanted to say thanks for sharing all your inspirations, hugs.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your hosta container looks very pretty, Melissa! I love that picture of the gravel path with the hostas. Actually, that whole yard looks great to me.

Tardevil said...

This is a beautiful post! I wish I could pin it all, not to mention make my flowers look like that! Love those pillows. I wonder if they have them at my Lowe's. I thought they were by Pottery Barn, but I think I like the thinner (?) stripes better.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful inspiration photos Melissa! You have plenty of hostas in your pot, they will fill out in no time! FYI hostas like shade.

Barbara F. said...

I have a couple of hostas in my back yard. I think hostas require very little care. These come up every year. They also can be transplanted to another spot and will still do well. xo

Jemsmom said...

Gorgeous! I had pinned the hostas and boxwoods too! So simple, but so lovely!

Pam said...

The pathway of hostas is beautiful. I have some planted in the ground, but have never tried them in pots. I just love their foliage.

Janet said...

Hi Melissa,
I love hosta...have it planted everywhere! There are so many varieties to choose from and it seems to stand up to anything, and it's so pretty when it blossoms. As it gets bigger, you can divide it and continue to get many plants from it!

Savvy Seasons said...

Very pretty Melissa! I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt and start planting again, thanks for the inspiration. I love ferns, too!

Have a great weekend! xo ~Liz

Maria Elena said...

Melissa, what beautiful pictures! To have a garden full of beautiful plants like that would be a dream come true for me! It is so hot here in Texas that nothing much survives the summers.You know I have I thing for pillows, so, I just love, love your new striped pillows. And green is my favorite color! I am thinking of getting some ferns for my porch upstairs. Hopefully they can stand triple digit temperatures. :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Melissa!
What a gorgeous garden post.
I wish you might come over and link it up to the Favorites on the First party. This month the theme is Share Your Garden!

This great post certainly would be perfect there.

CAS said...

The pictures are lovely, Melissa. I love the look of hostas, but our climate is not suitable. In fact, the only things doing well right now are the vegetable garden, citrus, fig, and plumeria. Oh, and I have alyssum still blooming their little hearts out. I just have to survive the summer living vicariously through the lush greens & florals of all of you who do not live in AZ.....lol!
CAS

Olive Cooper said...

Your hostas are wonderful. If I grew them they would have to be in pot son our deck as deer love to eat them.

Sarah said...

Beautiful images. I'm seeing lots of inspiration for my own containers. Thanks!

Designs By Pinky said...

Melissa, hostas are almost impossible to kill!!! We ahve literally probably 100 of them, cause my hubby just splits them. You can did them up, cut them in half or even fourths and plant the pieces. There are so many varieties too, I love them all. Never thought to put them in containers but will try that! XO, Pinky

Kelly said...

I never thought about planting hosta in a pot before. It looks really pretty that way! Those pics you shared are all so gorgeous. I love hosta too. I think it's easy to grow as long as it has shade.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I don't have any tips on hosta growing, Melissa, but we have a million of them.
They came with the house!
They grow like weeds in the shade and in the sun.
We do not have deer eating anything in our yard, and I would have told you hostas were bullet-proof BUT.... we had a mild spring and they started growing like crazy a bit too early and then a frost came and burnt them.
All our variegated ones have brown edges now and I do not think those will go away.
:(

They looks great in your post though. Maybe water them a couple times a week?
Love their purple flowers!

xoxox
A

Helen's Decor said...

Melissa, I love container plants and that's all I use on our deck and porch. The deer do enjoy the hostas, but the hostas survive. Helen

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Traci said...

Very pretty! I don't have good luck with ferns but I continue to try. Knock on wood I've kept 2 alive for a couple of months now. I had a hostas in a pot & it didn't great for several years & then all of a sudden one year it died. I don't know what happened. Can you send us some of that rain? We desperately need it.

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks Melissa, I know it is a little different. Even Kevin said that! lol...I am actually going to change the background to another fabric. It blends in too much with the wall.

I hope you are enjoying your day!

Kristens Creations said...

Oh, and I love those pretty green striped pillows.

lori carolina said...

Oh yea, I think they will grow fast. They look great in the pots, love the pillows, I need some like that! We're having so much rain too!

Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch said...

Hi Melissa! Love your new blog dress! Ummm, hostas. Well, the only thing I know is they do like shade and after a couple of years or so, when they are getting big, you can divide them up and have lots and lots of hostas. :)
Loved your post about summer clothes, shoes, polish, etc... Girl, you are styling! I need to drag myself away from this computer and freshen up my look (what look is more like it! Ha!) for summer. :)

Angie said...

I cannot grow a fern to save my life! My hostas do pretty well I think because they are planted in very shady areas. A few of the areas also tend to be kinda wet and the ones in those areas get really big. So maybe shade and water?

Gypsy Heart said...

Great idea! They can multiply by dividing them and plant elsewhere. I think they are very hardy. They return after our icy winters and the triple digits of summer.

Love the pillows!
xo
Pat