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Re: Some Grow---Some Don't

  • Subject: Re: Some Grow---Some Don't
  • From: RBRSSR@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 21:47:29 EDT

In a message dated 05/01/2001 11:30:18 PM Central Daylight Time,
CCREDUX@aol.com writes:

This has been so far a great year for some of my hostas; BUT have you
that some that were growing beautifully last year are rather puny this
These are growing next to ones that are exuberant in growth.
Anyone else notice the same?

Yes, and I hope someone explains this situation. I don't think what has
happened in my garden is from lack of water, as Clyde pointed out, these
stunted plants have appeared right next to others that are doing great.

My stunted plants from 2000 (Blue Angel, Summer Music, and Hadspen Blue) did
not come back this spring. At least 2 of the 3 are considered good growers.
Last year, I believe Bruce Banyai thought some of the stunted plants may be
planted too deep. I am guessing this would included plants that were planted
at the correct level but settled too low.  

Bruce is very knowledgeable, so I'm sure this would be an explanation for at
least some of the problems, but I think there may still be other
explanations. I hope other knowledgeable persons will offer their thoughts
and suggestions.

Ray Rodgers, Bartonville, IL, CIHS, Zone 5

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