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Re: Hostas in the woods


Marekmohr@aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 98-06-20 12:48:25 EDT, you write:
> 
> << So my question is, if I spend all this time grooming a trail through the
> woods
>  with hosta plantings along the way, will they grow well, or will my time be
>  wasted?
> 
>  If you've got some thoughts on the subject I'd appreciate hearing them.
> 
>  >>
> 
> HI....
> 
> plantaginea THRIVE BEST IN FULL SUN......THEY LIKE THE HEAT.....THEY WILL NOT
> BLOOM UNTIL THEY HAVE HAD A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT.....OFF
> HAND I DO NOT RECALL THE NUMBERS....
> 
> THAT SAID THE ONLY....AND I REPEAT ONLY THING THAT OTHER HOSTA NEED TO SURVIVE
> IS WATER........
> 
> THE ISSUE OF GROWING IN THE WOODS WOULD BE:  WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GET ENOUGH
> WATER TO THE HOSTA........WILL THE TREES SUCK IT UP FIRST.......IS IT
> EXCESSIVELY DRY AT FLOOR LEVEL......
> 
> IF THERE IS ENOUGH WATER.....HOSTA SHOULD GROW.....
> 
> BUT IF IT IS QUITE SHADED I  WOULD STAY AWAY FROM HOSTA WITH A LOT OF WHITE IN
> THE LEAF....THEY NEED MORE SUN TO DO THEIR THING....
> 
> KEN
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That would be white CENTERED leaves. White margined hosta leaves have a
tendency to burn in too much sun.
  Oh, and Ken, could you please turn your caps lock off when you post
messages? It sounds like you're shouting. Thanks!

Diane
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