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Re: hosta in a bog garden

  • Subject: Re: hosta in a bog garden
  • From: michael shelton <wilddog_202@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 16:59:36 -0700 (PDT)

ps i would raise the crown to about 6 inches above the
water

also if u remind me next spring i'll e-mail pictures,
looks to bad by now. the plants were eaten by water
snails which i'll treat for next year. they came in
with fish.
--- michael shelton <wilddog_202@yahoo.com> wrote:

> you will not get as much growth in this situation
> unless you foliar feed because the water leaches out
> the nutrients. i would reccomend compost tea and a
> weak soluction of miracid type fert.
> 
> i floated 5 hosta in pots on top of my water return
> for 3 years 24/7 365 in full sun and none burned at
> all.
> 
> the problem is freeze/thaw mainly in the spring so
> the
> crown needs to be covered with at least 2 inches of
> compost and i would do 4.
> 
> i've found that pulmonaria (sp), ajuga, carex,
> daylilies have done well in my bog.
> 
> --- Ray Wiegand <wie1086@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> > That is probably the key answer I need to know to
> > get started. I will try
> > and add more soil near the hosta to keep the crown
> > from swimming.
> > 
> > What can I hope to gain from putting hosta in
> these
> > conditions. I am hoping
> > fragrants will bloom and set seed better, and
> whites
> > won't melt out. Are my
> > guesses correct?
> > 
> > I will try and get a copy of your article
> > 
> > thanks ,
> > Ray
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > "W. George Schmid" wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi Ray,
> > > I wrote a piece on bog hostas in THJ Volume 23
> No
> > 2 page 53. Maybe that
> > > would be helpful. Also, Never submerge the
> > rhizome, it must be above the
> > > "water line" - it's ok to dangle the roots in
> the
> > water. George
> > > W. George Schmid
> > > Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
> > > Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
> > > 84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
> > > Outgoing e-mail virus checked by NAV
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Ray Wiegand" <wie1086@earthlink.net>
> > > To: "hosta-open" <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
> > > Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 9:09 PM
> > > Subject: hosta in a bog garden
> > >
> > > > Does anyone on the list have experience with
> > Hosta in a bog garden?
> > >
> > >
> >
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