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Postby renaldo75 » Mar 29, 2007 12:56 pm

:o :o Wait!! :eek:

It's on a need-to-know-basis - and he doesn't need to know just yet. :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

newbies :roll:

[we were all there once] :wink:


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Postby flowerchild59 » Mar 29, 2007 2:46 pm

Lots of good info guys. I am potting up a few for this spring just to save my back from making a new bed.
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Postby thy » Mar 29, 2007 4:12 pm

Charla

If you have clay soil I would mix it up a bit with some grit for drainage and some potting mix for holding water in the pot... and then with some alfalfa and fertilizer.

Flowerchild, if you do not have very heavy clay- start up a lasagna bed :D

I agree Reldon.. Thinking of some very old postings with excuses for bying hostas and some white lies about how many ... the differnt stories were extreme - and very funny :wink:
Like no, honey- I only bought 3 hostas- I was so good - kis, kiss -- and not a word about the prices at those 3 very special hostas ...
Are any one still using those strategies :-?

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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 29, 2007 4:43 pm

Renaldo, that is so funny, I laughed out loud for about 2 minutes! I am really glad no one else is home, cuz I couldn't stop! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Pia - whatever do you mean? (he,he) :wink:

Thanks, everybody! :cool:
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Postby malaprop » Mar 30, 2007 12:57 am

Planted a few hostas in wire cages......the experiment didn't turn out so well......they may have escaped the voles, but not the sharp wire.......
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Postby malaprop » Mar 30, 2007 12:59 am

Much soil washed away, always wanted tulips, but cage collapsed inward and too small.
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Postby malaprop » Mar 30, 2007 1:02 am

So I just planted dozens of early tulips in pots last fall, and will remove the pots when they're done and just treat them as annuals..... fmuch easier and for the first time in my life I've been able to enjoy tulips!
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Postby oldcoot » Mar 30, 2007 9:26 pm

Did someone say something about growing Hostas in pots ?? How about in a 30 gallon tub ?? Been there five years, was originally in the bird bath. Got too large, lifted it (actually I turn the bird bath over and DUMPED it out on the deck in early spring) Divided it, put 1/2 in the tub, and half in he yard, and put a new one in the bird bath. Wanted to do that this spring but waited too log. Didn't have any one to help me..

It put put Beautiful Blooms in the fall. Now if OC can stay on his feet, maybe he can get some nice pictures of them this fall....

OC saying enjoy one tub full of Hosta.....
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 31, 2007 11:14 pm

That's really pretty, OC, looks healthy, too! :D
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Postby Ginger » Apr 03, 2007 12:55 pm

Charla, that is how I feel now also! I am going to redo my beds, but I just dreaded putting them back in the ground and watching the critters and hot sun just beat them up. This way I can keep them where ever I want, move them for less or more sun, and keep them away from the deer and gophers! They are just beautiful now and I want to keep them that way :D I may never plant in the ground again :lol: :lol: (just teasing) (sort of)

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Postby eastwood2007 » Apr 03, 2007 2:19 pm

I kinda know what you mean, Ginger. I brought my dozen out of the greenhouse that wintered over last fall as they didn't get planted...they look so perfect! No tears in the leaves, no dirt splashed up on them....hmmmmm! :D :roll: :D
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Postby thy » Apr 03, 2007 3:44 pm

But, not all of them love pots, many places pots have to be moved inside a shed or turned on the side for winther protection, they have to be repotted every 3 or 4 years and watered as a nut, then you have the pots who crack during the winther.. I have lots of hostas in all sorts of pots from 2 inches to several gallon- like them, but feel rather sure most hostas like to have their roots spred out like in the natyre instead of turning down and round like in a pot

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