5003 Hosta Companions
Tom RabungRoom 115-117
This lecture will feature a slide show of my favorite companion plants for hostas. We will discuss the general planting guidelines and growing requirements for the various perennials, shrubs and trees that make great companion plants in your hosta garden. Foliar nematodes and their host plants will also be discussed. I will also provide some planting/design options for difficult planting locations. A short question and answer period will follow the presentation. Resource material will be available.
I opened Emerald Forest Nursery when I retired in 2005 using property surrounded by unharvested Norway spruce trees. This provided an ideal growing location to support my love of hostas, as well as, other shade perennials. The nursery continued to expand to include sun loving perennials and native cultivars. Emerald Forest is a certified Natural Wildlife Habitat, Monarch Way Station, and Emerald Necklace Neighbor Habitat focused on providing plants for our enjoyment and pleasure well as supporting our native wildlife. The American Horticultural Society, AHS, North Coast Hosta Society, the Natural Wildlife Federation are among the many gardening societies I belong to.
Sat 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm