Monthly Archives: February 2012

Garden Accents

Hosta – a Favorite Perennial Groundcover

A Little Background about the Hosta One of the reasons gardeners love the Hosta is for its great variety! There are an estimated 45 species of Hosta; hybridization among the many species has produced upward of 3000 varieties of Hosta registered with the American Hosta Society. The original homes to the Hosta were China and […]

Garden how-to guide

How Soil pH Affects Plants

Plants will grow best when pH conditions of their soil are close to neutral and just a touch toward more acidic. Extremely high or low in either direction (acidic or alkaline) and plants won’t do well. Simple explanation of pH On the scale from 0 to 14 with 0 being most acidic and 14 most […]