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Re: Moving Hostas

  • Subject: Re: Moving Hostas
  • From: HoroRL@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 18:48:27 EST

Hi, Bob:

I agree with Narda.  Your idea of using plastic bags is a good one.  The plastic does not breath.  So, the hosta would probably get too hot.

There is a gentleman who had to move his 1500+ hosta collection...different time of the year; however, everything went into pots.  Bill's idea of heeling the hosta in under leaf is a good idea.  Presently, I have about 2-3 dozen potted hosta on their sides under 12" of leaves.

Instead of pots, you could wrap the hosta on wetted burlap...akin to a B&B shrub.  You could pile the burlapped hosta on their sides, packed against a northern wall, and cover them with leaves.

Let us know how you make out and what measure you devised for the hosta.

Best wishes on your move...Hostally,

Rich Horowitz
Stoughton MA

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