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Fw: [hostapix] a hosta poem....and the answer

From: bevie <bevie@michweb.net>
>Hosta Help
>Doctor, Doctor, it's all up to you!
>I've fallen for Hostas & don't know what to do.
>They seem to entice me and capture my thoughts,
>With their stunning beauty I have been caught!
>Is there no antidote for this sickness I've acquired?
>It seems now Hostas are the only thing I've desired.
>I fear for when winter comes?I shall go insane,
>As there will be no Hostas for me to obtain.
>Please help me dear doctor, I need some sort of "fix".
>My collection has risen to 900 and six.
>The neighbors all think I have flipped my lid
>And hubby thinks I should put them all up for bid.
>If you don't help me I don't know what I'll do.
>I'll probably just sit in my garden and stew.
>Great you will help me?!! Then what shall I do?
>What's that you say?.GIVE them all to you?

>From: "Kate Ardissono" <sunkat@netnitco.net>
>Dear dear child I know just what to do.
>I understand how you can feel so blue
>Just remember we're not dealing with the flu.
>I start by giving you just a clue.
>Then you'll know just what to do.
>At the end of summer, about the time the leaves begin to fade.
>The flowers may have left some magic that's worth more than good jade.
>Gather all the gold that the flowers have made.
>Get soil-less medium or sterilized dirt or you'll end up with a price to be
>Place this medium in sterilized containers on this I must be obeyed
>Now, in that gold is shiny black pearls that must be sorted, checked and
>Take the pearls and make sure that in the medium they are carefully laid.
>Now you need to wait just several weeks and about the time your nerves are
>You have hostalets, which need tending until spring planting with your
>By the way here's my bill.
>This visit does cost a Dorothy Benedict still.
>Kate :-)

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