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RE: Moving large hosta

  • Subject: RE: Moving large hosta
  • From: "Gregory R. Smith" <forshade@prairienet.org>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 07:13:29 -0500

'Use a red strap'  Is this something your contstruct, or purchase?

Thank you,

Gregory R. Smith
Certified Arborist #IL0020
for Craftsmen in the care of trees, Inc. dba Arborsmith

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Ray Wiegand
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 9:23 PM
To: hosta-open@hort.net
Subject: Re: Moving large hosta

I am going to touch on what Bill has already said. A clump of hosta will
grow out from the perimeter as it gets larger. If you divide that clump
in 4 pieces, then replant, leave a few inches between each section. This
will allow the hosta to grow not only out, but also in to fill the gap.
In a relatively short period of time (probaly the following year) you
will have a larger hosta than you would have if it was moved whole.

Save your back ---cut it up.     Just one opinion


p.s. if you decide to move it whole --use  a red strap --make a loop
smaller than the clump and put it below the crown on the roots. 2 people
can lift it out of the hole without having to put something such as a
tarp underneath the plant. This worked excellent when I moved a Rhodie
this spring

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