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Re: Question re: Astilbe

I am going to try putting my hostas in pots... I have some wonderful hostas
but have thought this year the variegated vinca is going to be so aggressive
that I might have to move them.  Do you move the pots to a more protected
area during the winter?
zone 6b
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question re: Astilbe

> Hello Jesse,
>     My partner, JoAn, is big on containers here normally using several in
> grouping. One I like each year is hosta and astilbe with some annuals
> change each year. The astilbe and hosta stay in the pot over winter. They
> look great to me and no more care than her other containers. Since the
> amount of moisture and nutrients can be controlled better, I think the
> astilbe looks best in a large container. Certainly better than in my
> where it gets hot and dry just as the astilbe come into bloom.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > I have not ever planted Astilbe, but want to.  I don't have shade in my
> yard
> > (yet..trees are too small) but wondered if they do well in large pots on
> > shaded porch.  Have any of you ever done this?  I'd love to hear from
> if
> > you have.  Thanks.
> >
> > Jesse Rene' Bell
> > Claremore, OK
> > Zone 6
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