Happy Hosta New Year!

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Happy Hosta New Year!

Postby Chris_W » Jan 01, 2017 1:38 am

After having back surgery just before Thanksgiving and feeling about 80% better I will have something to seriously be thankful for in the coming new year - some strength back in my left leg! Because it will make my job even more fun in the summer :)

Here I was last summer, propagating a single clump of Key Lime Pie. We had to get out the wheelbarrow for this one:

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And after, I know they don't look like much right away, we got 31, 4 quart pots planted from that one clump. The clump was the 2nd to last plant left after being lined out in 2008 as a tissue culture plant, so it grew 8 years from a TC to get to 31 nice sized divisions, and many of those were multiple eyes going into the pots and had a lot of eyes when they went back into the ground a couple months later.

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This year I will be looking forward to being able to do this a lot easier. I hope your new year will be a great one too :)
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Re: Happy Hosta New Year!

Postby kHT » Jan 01, 2017 11:04 am

Chris, those look great!! Hope you are on the mend and able to put your back into your work. :wink:
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Re: Happy Hosta New Year!

Postby LucyGoose » Jan 16, 2017 9:57 pm

:beer: Wow, that is one big clump!

I am thinking 2017 will be great!!
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Re: Happy Hosta New Year!

Postby felco2 » Jan 20, 2017 10:19 am

Happy New Year, Chris. I have 4 bad discs so I sympathize. So far gardening seems to help more than hurt providing I lift correctly. Take it slowly.
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