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Re: Another dumb question

  • Subject: Re: Another dumb question
  • From: Pat Mora <amora44@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 21:35:52 -0500

HI Ann:
    You are bitten with a very large appetite for Hostas. So am I but the
diversity in Hostas keep up from getting bored. If  you have sufficient
dormancy during the Winter I would think your Hostas will do well. The
dormancy in the state of Missouri can be long and hard, like this last year,
well it was a little bit cooler than previous years due to El Nina, the
previous years were considered El Nino and warmer. Hope I have that right,
my Spanish is nil to nada.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann James" <annfree@earthlink.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: Another dumb question

> Ray,
> We are a good 45 minutes north of Houston and it's a whole different
> Houston dirt is Lake Charles clay, mostly and Conroe dirt is sandy and
> shallow.  I live in a forest.  There are so many trees in our yard that
> like a private wood.
> The hostas I have here not only endure but flourish.  I have never seen
> perennials come back with such enthusiasm.  Lake Jackson is even closer to
> the coast than Houston.  Up here, it's like moving almost to another
> Not that I would, you understand.  Once a Texan, it's kind of permanent.
> The front shade bed where the hostas are planted, except for the three in
> pots, has three trees in it.  There is big competition for moisture, but
> have a sprinkler system and I also go out with a hose and water things
> The hostas are not only flourishing, they apparently are multiplying.  I
> be running out of shade in which to move them.
> What baffles me is that hostas are practically unknown here.  I have found
> exactly one at a local nursery. The rest I got mail order.  Such easy
> ought to be in every garden.
> Ann
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