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Re: Hosta Ramblings---and mass planting

In a message dated 9/7/00 3:36:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
AndrewL@microanswers.com writes:

<< , for the use of repetition in the landscape, each to his own. >>

Andrew, when I first hit upon this hosta thing  I could lay out and design 
with little or no problem.  Why not, I was an art and a home ec. major in 
school and both of areas of study deal intimately with design.  So with my 
first hosta I would buy at least three, for groupings you know, even if they 
cost twenty dollars apiece, then so be it. (I later discovered that they 
could be much more expensive) Then I ran out of space, and I am no where near 
five hundred.  So I started getting rid of my duplicates.  Then I started 
breaking my back to dig up more beds, watching my children with their soulful 
eyes say, "what about the yard Mom?"

Having said all the above my number one priority is to get the plants in the 
ground, number two is to not break my back.  The kids are old enough now to 
not need a yard for play.  I have eliminated all color from my garden.  Just 
white impatients because we absolutely cannot take anything else that would 
add to the busyness.  I am still no were near five hundred but I am moving 
pollen around and preparing to grow the seedlings during the long winter 

Point is I am happy and I have made so many good friends and know so many 
wonderful people, from Norway to New Zealand to England to Guatemala, right 

When I retire I will have organized beds with all the elements of design 
included but not a priority now.  Nuf said, N.
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