- Subject: Re: Zumbarizing
- From: HoroRL@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:20:32 EDT
In a message dated 8/22/2002 10:22:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
There are four methods used for crown divison/multiplication. They are Bud Cuttings (Alex Summers method) Rossizing, ( the method introduced by Henery Ross) Zumberizing, (Bill Zumbar) and Bud Isolation , ( Ran Lydell's method.)
Good morning, all:
Thank you Ran for the description of each method. I realized that I have been doing Rossing/Zumbarizing wrong all these years. I have been dividing the bud by removing a leaf; pushing the sharp knife through the bud; and continuing down through the basal plate. This explains why the next spring the hosta do not multiply. The 'method' I was using must have been killing the dormant bud for the following year's growth...a big duhhhh!!!!!!!!