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Jun 26, 2015 11:17 AM CST
|I wish I had read this comment before I planted it. I may have to move it this fall. Now to think of a place to put it.|
Jun 26, 2015 11:45 AM CST
I stumbled on a great deal from Gilbert Wild and got 2 Empress Wu, 2 Komodo Dragon, 2 Humpback Whale,and 2 T Rex. Then I read all about them They all get HUGE.
For now, until I find a small football field in the shade, I am keeping them in containers.
Jun 26, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Oh Jean, I can't stop laughing after reading your above post. Love your sense of humor. I have found a spot for my Empress Wu by a very old Rhodie. Nothing else in the large bed so they should get along well together.
Jun 26, 2015 2:08 PM CST
|Thanks Lynn. Sometimes ya just gotta go for the grin , otherwise all you have is chagrin......and a bunch of HUGE hostas. These all have at least a 3ft by 3ft span, so guess it would be a PeeWee football field.|
Jun 26, 2015 2:15 PM CST
|I have so much to learn about hostas. Needless to say I was not researching size when I got them and planted them.|
Jun 26, 2015 2:22 PM CST
|I am the same, a lot to learn besides just trying to keep them alive in our heat. Guess we will learn together. Any great growing lessons I learn, I will be sure to pass on...|
Jun 26, 2015 2:36 PM CST
|Thank you Jean, I can use all the information I can get. |
I tried hostas about 8 years ago. I thought they didn't make it through the winter, until Kevin Vaughn told me that the slugs were probably getting them as the started poking through the soil.
So last fall I started putting slug bait down once a month through the winter on through the spring, the one safe for children and pets. I have hostas that were planted many years ago that are beautiful this year. Evidently the slugs did not get the roots. I can't tell you how happy I was to see these grow.
Jun 26, 2015 3:11 PM CST
|Glad to hear you have old ones returning too. My first group here were planted in a raised bed under a live oak during our time of serious drought. The live oak is still here and very well hydrated...not so the hostas. The couple that did survive, I planted on top of them for the same reason...slugs|
Jun 26, 2015 4:15 PM CST
|I have no more slug damage. Very thankful for that. And I now understand why hostas can be so addictive.|
Jun 26, 2015 5:24 PM CST
|This is one of my "drool sites" If I had known about hostas 44 years ago, I think I might have married for money instead of love. |
Jun 26, 2015 5:33 PM CST
|Oh my, look at 'Fire and Ice'. |
And 'Island Breeze'
And tiny little 'Pandora's Box'.
I think I'm drooling now.
Jun 26, 2015 6:05 PM CST
| and give Raspberry Sundae a nibble...how WOW is that?|
Jun 26, 2015 6:14 PM CST
|I would be totally sunk if I had money to spend. I would have to have one of each.|
Jun 26, 2015 6:19 PM CST
|I want to figure out something neat to do with those chartreuse minis, and some of the tall uprights and I loved the cupped leaf ones and...and..and... All of them.|
Jun 26, 2015 7:36 PM CST
|Okay, now it's getting scary. I almost feel another plant addiction coming on.|
Jun 26, 2015 7:50 PM CST
|I am so sorry. I am a hosta enabler.. But on the bright side, they don't cause you to gain weight.|
Jun 26, 2015 8:04 PM CST
|Might even help to lose weight, not enough money left for food.|
Jun 26, 2015 8:17 PM CST
|Rationalization for plant addictions, HMMMM. Whoo Hoo way to go Lynn!|
Jun 26, 2015 9:00 PM CST