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Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 22, 2014 9:31 PM CST
Hey Guys here is part of my old Hosta garden that I lost in 2009 Crying

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jun 22, 2014 9:38 PM CST

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Too bad you lost it. It was very nice looking garden.
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 22, 2014 9:48 PM CST
Thanks Bob. The Dallas Morning News was coming to review my garden, she could not believe anyone in Dallas could grow almost 300 Hostas. So I hired some guys to help me spread the mulch I bought at the home Depot. The next day I saw the change taking place. I was never so embarrassed when they got out here. And I was in tears. I had seven Japanese Maples out there and they eventually died too.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 23, 2014 2:17 AM CST
That's so sad that you lost your lovely Hostas. What was wrong with the mulch?
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 23, 2014 7:21 AM CST
The Extension people told me emphatically that it was the mulch. The mulch was formulated to kill weeds. Maybe I didn't read it.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 23, 2014 7:56 AM CST
That's scary! I can't imagine anyone wanting mulch that kills garden plants. I'm sorry that happened. Crying
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 24, 2014 1:38 AM CST
If not for my Texas DG buddies I would not have gotten my garden together. In 2008 I had to have a hip replacement. I was never in so much pain and at that time I lived in a town house with lots of stairs. My landlord let me move into one of her duplexes. These guys were awesome! I was in so much pain and had to walk with a cane and taking those pain pills I was out of it. It was too much going on for me. I had a 800 sq ft of all kind of plants, about 100 or so pots. I had a raised bed that went around the perimeter of the court yard. Pat, one DGer came with a horse cart all the way from Houston . They moved every pot and dug up every plant they could find and moved them to the new place. when I left there, it looked as if I was never there. All I could do was cry, I was so humbled. Smockette stayed at my place . My back yard was laden with pots and plants. Again...still on pain pills,, after the surgery they came and helped me put down the irrigation system. I don't remember how I got all those plants in the ground, still in pain I went to the IOWA ROUND UP, the coldest place i ever been to in my life and I lived in Connecticut for ten years. lol I bought so many Hostas there they had to ship them to me. lol
Anyway the Hostas are gone, but my DG friends are still around ... I miss them so much because I cant get around as I use to.... but there is Facebook ... thank God! Hurray!
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Dear Citysilvia, I feel your pain. My rock garden that I posted as problem #2 in this forum was destroyed by our local utility company as part of a city construction project less than 6 months after I received a community award for it. I took them to task and they had to restore it, except you can't really restore mature landscaping. I cried all summer and am still sick about it. I can imagine you are too. I hate to lose anything, but when it represents that much blood, sweat and tears, it is really devastating. I'm so sorry!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
Jun 24, 2014 12:43 PM CST
THANKS Foraygardengirl! I am feeling better now trying to move to Washington state so I can grow big Hostas! Smiling
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 12:57 PM CST
Oh yeah, really really big ones if you get lots of rain. Like Empress Wu!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 24, 2014 11:34 PM CST
And do battle with the slugs and snails!!! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 25, 2014 5:32 AM CST
Plant some astrantia with the hosta...slugs don't like it.
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Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
Jun 26, 2014 5:35 PM CST
I get my share of slugs too. Grumbling
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 26, 2014 5:56 PM CST
I have learned to appreciate some forms of insect life that are beneficial to gardens, but slugs are just plain
yucky, gross, icky, nasty, slimy, Thumbs down Grumbling

Sorry, went off on a rant there.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 28, 2014 12:47 PM CST
LOL @Foray! Its amazing how fast they get away, once I go for the salt, they have disappeared. ... am I that slow? Smiling
Hosta's at Sissinghurst, INc
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Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 28, 2014 12:52 PM CST
My Empress Wu is showing ... still ... I put it in pot. Last year I put in the ground.
Hosta's at Sissinghurst, INc
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TOLL FREE 1-800-891-8231
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 28, 2014 2:33 PM CST
Pretty hard to put an Empress down! I just planted one last summer...the leaves are enormous!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 28, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Sylvia, isn't it amazing how often when we are most in need help arrives? What wonderful folk to do all of that for you. Smiling
Are you SURE you want to move to Washington state? Blinking Our slugs are pretty bad, but those people have Incredible Hulk slugs! Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 28, 2014 3:54 PM CST
Debra have you been invited to any of the Round Up's in Arlington?
Hosta's at Sissinghurst, INc
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TOLL FREE 1-800-891-8231
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 28, 2014 4:47 PM CST
I have MS and don't drive or get out. Have you been? I understand the roundups are fun. Smiling
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