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RE: dead hostas???


I've lost a few that were in the ground.  One year we
had a weird winter and some how ended up with an all
winter Ice dam over one bed.  Very little made it as
it was frozen solid Ice many inches thick for 4 or 5
months.  Other than that I've only lost one or two 
weak hosta that were in the ground.

Every hosta that I took great care in potting and 
providing extra attention to... has died.  I've got
a few in regular garden soil that thrive in pots but
those planted in a mix, die.  Will never pot a valuable
hosta again.  I'll move those from the ground that I 
have extra of or careless about to pots to make room
for those with value, either $ or sentimental.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hank Zumach [mailto:zumach@execpc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:32 AM
To: Hosta Open
Subject: dead hostas???

Hi All--Among all this gloom and doom about the hostas that didn't make it,
let me add this upbeat note.  I have only lost one or two hostas in the 11
winters I have been gardening.  One was in a pot and I'm not sure if there
a second one.  I don't use pots at all anymore and I mulch the hostas (and
other perennials) their first winter.

Hank Zumach
Stoddard, WI

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