Tony Avent

  • What's wrong with my hosta?

    What’s Wrong With My Hosta?

    While hostas are generally considered to be easy-care plants, some pests, diseases, and growing conditions can cause problems. Here are a few of the most common culprits. Anthracnose What it…

  • Design

    10 Amazing Hostas

    Do you know any gardeners who have both hostas—the green one and the variegated one? Sadly, the lack of knowledge some people have about this amazing genus is shocking. No…

  • Design

    Likely the Most Unique Looking—and Smelling—Plant in History

    Name: Corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) Zones: 10–11 Size: 6 to 9 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil Native range: Sumatra As a…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials – Southeast

    1. ‘Pink Wonder’ Hidden Cone Ginger Name: Curcuma ‘Pink Wonder’ USDA hardiness zones: 7b to 10 Size: 7 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial to light shade; well-drained…

  • Design

    Cool Blue Hostas

    Use these lush-foliaged plants to accent shady beds

  • Article

    Regional Picks: The Experts’ Top Ten Plants – Southeast

    Southeast   No. 1 ‘Liberty’ hosta (Hosta ‘Liberty’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 20 inches tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade or morning sun; moist, well-drained…