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Re: now hosta

It is dry - 7th month of the worst drought I've ever seen. There are
some evergreen ground cover plants in that bed so it will still get a
good drink at least once or twice a week. Should that be sufficient do
you think? It's a raised bed, but it's clay soil, so it holds whatever
moisture it can get.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 4 Dec 2003 04:28:04 -0500

>Well, Pam, if it's still bone dry where you are, I'd continue to
>water.  Hosta roots still need some water to keep functioning even
>with no top growth - they have large crowns.  Maybe not as much -
>hard to say - but you don't want them to go bone dry any time.
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> That's exactly what my hosta is doing! Should I cut down on the
>> since it's going dormant? Any hosta needs shade here. And this is
>one of
>> the blue ones, Elegans I think. Since this is under two trees, one
>> each side, it has protection from hail. And that's what North
>> call hostas - slug food. We also joke that if any gardening book
>> those that are Texas specific) say a plant needs full sun, that
>> full sun in New York - not here. Thanks to all for the reassurance.
>> was worried about my hosta!
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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