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Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Jun 5, 2016 8:08 PM CST
|I have a row of hosta under a hemlock tree. Every spring I pot up the self sown babies to disperse them elsewhere. I use the hosta as a nursery until I can plant the babies elsewhere.|
I do so like the foliage contrast!
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jun 5, 2016 11:01 PM CST
|Agreed regarding contrast. I'm partial to the large solid blues but but lighter, variegated varieties only add to the show...|
Jun 6, 2016 12:48 AM CST
|Just wondering if you get seedlings under them do you only have soil and no mulch? I never get babies I love the contrast of hosta leaves and I also have an area I call my plant hospital for potted up babies or struggling plants to get more attention.|
Jun 6, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Do you let your flowers bloom and leave the flower scapes alone to form seeds? I don't cut mine back and I have seedlings everywhere! I let them grow for a couple of years to see if there's anything interesting,. I have pine needles for mulch, and they manage to take root without any problem.
Jun 6, 2016 3:07 PM CST
|I do let some of them bloom, but for the most part I trim them. No seedlings that way of course I have been using a leaf mulch, so the area should be ok.|
Jun 6, 2016 6:22 PM CST
|Cayuga, I am with you.....I love, love, love foliage. I always say flowers are fleeting foliage is forever.|
Teresa if you have leaf mulch you should have a jungle of babies. That leaf mold is awesome for hostas usually not good for slug control but leaf mold is good for hostas. I keep my slug problem away by sprinkling coffee every Spring and I never have one bite.
Jun 6, 2016 7:49 PM CST
|I need to pick up some grounds at Dunkin Donuts. I guess I need to let mine be fertile. Thanks for letting me know?|
Jun 7, 2016 4:44 PM CST
|I was at a local Starbucks in Madison, WI and they had bags sitting in a basket.... Free for your garden.|
regarding seedlings... I have gotten a few over the years, and 3 of them [same parentage] have gotten huge.
I moved this one from IL to WI last year. I should have 2 more in IL still -- maybe this weekend i'll bring them north too.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi