hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Hosta Growth


Greetings All

While Jim has opened the discussion on the pro and cons of proper plant
growth, I thought it might be a good time to ask for opinions and
observations from all, regarding hosta growth in the garden. Attention to
plants grown to lush sizes in pots of growing medium versus plants that
have been field grown and divided. Personal experience, in most cases for
me has shown that plants I have acquired from Wholesalers Growers/Retailers
as large specimens in containers, grown in medium with constant
fertilizer/water, while looking good for initial purchase don't perform as
well as field grown, bareroot divisions in the following year. This problem
is magnified if the growing medium isn't removed and roots completely
untangled when planting. The hosta will look OK for the growing season it
was planted in, but is somewhat less in size the following year. The field
grown divisions, while usually not looking as lush and well developed
usually send up a second flush of growth soon after planting and show real
size increase the following year. The problem isn't as noticeable in
following years. Look forward to your observations.

John Kee
Erin, Ontario  Zone 5 USDA according to the Plants Delights Catalog Zone Map.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE HOSTA-OPEN





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index