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RE: Potted Hostas

  • Subject: RE: Potted Hostas
  • From: "Gerry/Bob O'Neill" <eoneill@attglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2001 09:52:41 -0400

Seems like I post this every year..As Helen says, water (crown rot) is the problem, not necessarily cold...At least that's true here in My Tennessee garden.

So I follow Diane Frederick's advice: water the plants well, then turn the pots on their sides and cover with oak leaves. Works like a charm..I think I've only lost one small plant in the last few seasons of doing this.


At 10:44 PM 10/6/01 -0400, Helen wrote:
>My zone is about a 6, so quite, quite different from yours. From what I
>understand, water is something they do not want during their dormancy. Too
>much in fact can cause crown rot.

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