Are you in the process of designing your dream garden? One great option for adding greenery to any outdoor space is the hosta. These large, lush perennials are easy to care for, surprisingly forgiving, and full of potential.
With a wide variety of species to choose from, you can find hostas capable of thriving in any landscape. While darker-colored hostas are usually shade lovers, those with lighter-colored foliage can grow well with a little more sunlight.
Discover fun ways to incorporate these popular plants into your garden, and get started with your garden planning today!
Line a Path or Walkway
Hostas are a great way to fill the space without too much effort on your part due to their large size and the fact that they are low-maintenance. Combine different hosta varieties to add dimension or pair your hostas with other plants and garden elements to build your dream garden space.
Create a Garden Seating Area
The large varieties of hosta are a great way to create a surrounding garden that makes a statement and won’t be hidden by the addition of furniture to your outdoor space.
Combine Several Hosta Varieties
If you’re unsure of where to put the options to create the best overall effect, consider using a garden design app to plot everything out in advance. It will allow you to get creative without committing to a specific garden layout or creating extra work for yourself as you change it up later.
Incorporate a Fountain or Pond
On the other hand, if you have the space, a large pond with koi fish and hostas around the perimeter is a great way to transform a space and make a statement.
Frame Out a Tree
If you want to extend the garden space further, you can add shepherd’s hooks for hanging flower baskets or plant colorful flowers around the hostas in the garden bed itself.
Mix Hostas with Partner Plants
In addition to the gardening benefits that these plants can offer, there are also decorative elements. Mix and match colors, sizes, and styles of plants to design a stunning outdoor garden that will draw compliments from your loved ones.
Plant a Container Garden
One popular hosta that will work well in this environment is the “Blue Mouse Ears”. This blue-green hosta only grows to a height of approximately 8 inches. It can be planted alone in a smaller pot or combined with other plants in a larger planter.
Create a Hosta Garden Barrier
You can stick with a single variety for a solid block of color or try combing two or three different hosta types to add a little variation. Just pay careful attention to how tall the types you choose will grow to avoid blocking your entire garden from view.
Include a Decorative Focal Point
Whatever it is, choose something large enough that it can make itself seen over the height of your chosen hostas. Remember, many larger varieties will grow up to 3 feet tall.
Get Creative with Your Hosta Garden This Season
Whether you’re looking for a way to make a dramatic statement with your garden or simply trying to incorporate a little greenery into your outdoor seating area, hostas are a great option. Before getting started on your garden design, take some time to discover the different varieties suited to your space.
You can fill the smaller spaces or fill out your garden planters using the mini hosta varieties. On the other end of the spectrum, larger hostas are a great way to fill space with minimal effort.
Design your dream garden with these hardy, low-maintenance plants, and you won’t regret it!