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Re: perennials and holiday decorating.....

Yep, mine die down every year and come back up. Just make sure you plant them in SHADE...up here partial shade is even O.K., but not down there. NO way.

From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] perennials and holiday decorating.....
Date: Mon,  1 Dec 2003 08:40:02 -0600

Speaking of perennials, is it normal for hostas to die back over the
winter and re-sprout in Spring? This is my first one and it's starting
to look awful shrivled and sick.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:50:55 -0500

>Donna, the perennials that are totally dormant - no above ground
>rosette - will not mind having something on them for a few weeks.
>However, if they have any evergreen parts that remain above ground, I
>would put my foot down about having some solid object sitting on
>them.  I would not worry about water - the ground is going to be
>moist enough around their roots even with something sitting on top of
>them - but I would worry about overwintering crowns with even very
>tight little ruffs of leaves...they do not want to be sat on:-)  Only
>other concern would be the weight of the items and whether they would
>compact the soil...and, of course, his tromping around over your
>plants rigging them ain't gonna do the soil structure in your beds
>any good...
>Your DH sounds like my father - he used to cover every surface with
>something and rig a phonograph to play music outside - drove me
>nuts:-)  Don't think he's still doing this now as he's 91, but he did
>it every year while I was growing up.
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Donna  <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> We are decorating the front yard for the holidays. We have a new
>> bed out there and DH is adding his stuff on top of my perennials!
>Not to
>> mention decorating my small and still fragile trees....
>> I was not concerned with the open weave lighted reindeers and such,
>> thought was the water, light etc could still get to the dormant
>> plants...
>> But then he brought out the hard plastic stuff.... now my
>perennials are
>> under them!
>> Is he going to kill them? His thought is it never killed the grass,
>> it should be fine... I am concerned.
>> I might add that DH is a X-mas decorating nut case, runs in his
>> although I enjoy it, it has gotten out of hand here... anyone ever
>> of National Lampoon... we give them a run for the top billing...:)
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