Hostas forum: Praying Hands

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 7, 2015 1:07 PM CST
I took this photo of Hosta 'Praying Hands' at the Memphis Botanic Garden yesterday. I like it from this angle. They had all of the Hostas in ugly pots stuck in the ground slightly. Is there a reason for this? I always plant mine in the ground.


Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Jun 7, 2015 4:00 PM CST
the pots were set into the ground slightly? odd.
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Pandora
Jun 7, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Nice picture.
It might be so visitors get a better view. You liked it from that angle.
It might be protection from voles.
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Name: Karen
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Cookies4kids
Jun 7, 2015 4:08 PM CST
I have had Praying a Hands for some time and just love it. I tend to go for the odd ball things. I wonder what the significance of that is Confused
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Pandora
Jun 7, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Thx for thumb.
Just did a search on. hosta pot voles and guess what. Memphis botanical came up.

[url=www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/thegardens]www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/thegardens[/url]

"Rodents called voles eat the roots of hostas, so they are often grown in containers and then planted into the ground."

Hmmm wonder if I should try that with lilies ?
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Pandora
Jun 7, 2015 9:14 PM CST
Karen, I'm sure it's pure coincidence ! nodding
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jun 7, 2015 10:17 PM CST
Thanks for that! I knew there had to be a good reason for that. I thought they were just too lazy to plant them. LOL. It's been a long week. I just didn't like the way the pot was sticking out of the ground. If I was in charge, those pots would be better hidden.
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
Jun 8, 2015 5:09 AM CST
I wonder if anyone has a thread for the strangest Hostas.
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