Hostas forum: The Survivors of the Hosta Collection at Roblyn Farm

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
May 28, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Some plants just wont give up. That to me is amazing when you think of how crazy a winter we had weatherwise. We raise Christmas Trees here at Roblyn Farm and have very little space for formal gardens any longer. When I was selling plants the greenhouse and a small part of the fields were about all we had beside the trees, but we also had some gardens around the barns and houses to make the place look good during the off season months. One of the most hardy and strong plants we have are our Hosta. They are wonderful plants and require almost no care. The chickens don't help when they scratch around in the Spring and Fall, but these little guys just keep on coming back. Here are a few of the plants that survived the weather and the chickens this year. Enjoy.

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 28, 2017 12:03 PM CST
Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
This, too, shall pass.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 28, 2017 3:48 PM CST
Beautiful! And yes, they are carefree plants until you pay a lot of money for it! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
May 28, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Rose1656 said:Beautiful! And yes, they are carefree plants until you pay a lot of money for it! Rolling on the floor laughing

How true is that!
Thanks for the tour; I bet those chickens make short work of any slugs or other pests!

Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Houseplants Container Gardener
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JB
May 29, 2017 12:08 PM CST
I have to agree the chickens are great eaters of bugs, but I wish they did not scratch to find them.
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I am hoping to add more to the back side of our old old barn to try and hide the bottom wood that looks horrible. I can't plant them too close because they will cause more rotting of the wood with holding the dampness, but they will at least hide the worst. If I am lucky I can wait until late summer early fall and get some on sale. Sighing!

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