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Re: Cutting back perennieals--& Oak Leaves

In a message dated 10/5/1998 10:16:15 AM Central Daylight Time,
RonnieEA@aol.com writes:

<<  I will let
 all of the oak leaves that fall on my hosta beds stay there since all but a
 few of my hostas are just first year plants. >>

A very good idea, not only for newly planted beds but for any hosta bed. 
They will decompose during most winters and are a great source of acid for
clay soils.

The late, great Pauline Banyai let ALL leaves remain on her beds.(I would be a
little wary of maple leaves and mulberry leaves.) Ash leaves are ok. So are
hackberry.Linden ok. Walnut--no. Ginkgo--no. Hawthron--yes. Viburnum

Clyde Crockett 
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