Garden Guy Dale K. embarks on a hosta road test -- one of the most common perennials in the Minnesota garden. Here's your gardener's guide from the expert himself.
1. Plant in a shady area -- these guys thrive out of the sun 2. Use a little slow-release fertilizer for the best blooms 3. Use 3 inches of mulch around the base of the plants to retain moisture 4. Miniatures: Mouse Ears, Twist of Lime -- both make for great container accents 5. Blue Ivory hosta have lots of color variation in the leaves 6. Guacamole hosta develops a two-tone greenish leaf