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Re: Moving large hosta (via rhizome division?) "hehe" :>)) *HELP IS ON IT'S WAY*

  • Subject: Re: Moving large hosta (via rhizome division?) "hehe" :>)) *HELP IS ON IT'S WAY*
  • From: "Bill Nash" <raffi@sympatico.ca>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 12:49:04 -0400

*SAMPLE EXAMPLE: of moving out large hostas!.. and this IS... VIA rhizome

Ten years ago, stupid me, buys hundreds of H. Frances Williams (the true
form,  not the Aurora Borealis type/kind?).  I did these, simply because the
price was right  (half-buck per plant, 3 for one dollar); and these were,
stage four from TC, growing in cell packs.  I field lined-em, and pretty
well just forgot about'em, but then,  they were divided and replanted three
times in the ten years I've had them, just in case they might become good
saleables items to move out?

Demand for these got pretty hectic last year, I even sold 50,000 seeds, to a
fellow whom wants large-blue-single-coloured, leaf-seed-kids. Also, in
mid-August, I cut the leaves off, half of these massive FW-rhizomes.  Right
down to, three to four eye-shoots per division; and replanted immediately.
Like we were looking at 1000 divisions of a very matured specimen hosta
called Frances Williams (the true form?) as possible Saleables for 2004?

The point in question here -- AND MORAL OF THIS STORY -- is to tell y'all:
that all of these divided hostas ( a small sampling from part of my matured
beds?) were all sold this summer as single-eye-shoots, inside gallon
fiber/bio-degradable pots.

So much for dividing massively matured hosta specimens EH?  The sad part
here is, I now have to divide my remaining matured stock of this item, since
I do want to get into enjoying my retirement i.e. liquidate my life time of
labour of love hosta-growing.  A MILLION PLANTS TO GO.. yes!

To Ray Wiegand, sincere and kind thanks, for your'SUPPORTING my
suggested-joy of dividing hostas (which I absolutely hate doing unless
there's some money involved coming in from this exercise.. naturally).
Also,  at my age of 63, it is a lot easier just dividing and replanting,
than having your old man, trying to get a two foot wide root clump out of
the ground and moved somewhere else as one plant; and this particularly,
applies to Doctor Philip Little of Waterloo Ontario Canada also = *DON'T YOU
you need a hand at removing hostas, well, I have a 160-acre farm nearby, to
drop them ALL'on -- for keeps and evermore, and I don't own this property.
Mr. Tom Armstrong, another partner of yours, might like some also?
Remember, we bought a Ransom Lydell donated STREAK, as a three way
partnership between us, at that OHS auction.  Well, you never got back to
us, after you took it home, so I'm wondering: how you made out with it?  ---
*U lost it!.. SURE = Yeah/right?* ---

Love to everyone...for patience reading this


raffi@sympatico.ca (Bill Nash Guelph Ontario Canada Zone 3)

Just a Political no brainer --  I SIMPLY LOVED WATCHING -- your
Democrat-candidate speaches of last night, done in Boston MA US of A.  I
watched Kerry & Edwards etcetera, twice on CNN, so you can imagine how
boring my life is here living in CADANA-land.
        ANYWAY -- I'm betting for all Americans and our WHOLE UNIVERSE
EXPANDING (as it should perhaps?) and this, whether anyone wants it or not:
"Help is on it's Way! -- 3-cheers for the red'white & blue -> DEMOCRATS <-
that is OF COURSE.  ;>) wink

And did y'all hear?.. we as Canadians, have an agreement between our Federal
and Provincial Governments per last night re: *FREE HEALTH-CARE IN CANADA,
for all Canucks*. This PACT, was done at meetings in Niagara on the Lake
(NOTL) Ontario <and what a climate this is to live in, or see?> (three
cheers for Bruce Cumpson and OLD TOWN HOSTA NURSERIES at NOTL). And this
place,  is just a 15'minute drive, to the new Fallsview Gambling Casino,
overlooking Niagara Falls?  Two billion, to build it.. Interesting how
people like to gamble...H'mmm?  I was there last week, to see Crystal Gayle
show, and yes, I'm in love with her still and again! WON 300-$-profit
playing casino-slots too, so that was nice?  So Anyway,  now I'm going to
spend some of our free taxpayers money -- KEEPING CANUCKIES HEALTHY --  like
for example, me-getting some free Zyban-CHEMICALS, to quit smoking
cigarettes, that really bad addiction.  MEANWHILE, my private REGISTERED
NURSE, ('Queen Annie Lemay' = a name of a hosta, which can be seen at
www.hostalibrary.org ).  Nurse Annie says "If ZYBAN doesn't kill you first,
by it's side effects, possibly even liver-failure, then you might quit
smoking by taking this drug, so really: what have I got to lose?  Maybe free
liver transplants are included in the health-care-bargain?  I went through
HYPNOSIS TO QUIT SMOKING, last Monday, (paying cash money out of my pocket?)
and am now smoking twice as many cigarettes as I used too. Bought a box of
nicotine patches, lasted six hours without a cigarette, and then, tore it
off, and did my nicotine fix.  ZYBAN looks pretty inviting right about now?
By the way, cigarettes in Canada, cost almost ten dollars, for a pack of 25
smokes -- who can afford to keep up this kind of addiction on one's brain?
Dividing hostas, (my hobby?) pays for the addiction tho'/however -- so all
is well... maybe?  :>(( HUH! -- bo hunk?

:>(( Ah forget it, and don't believe one word I throw at U'ALL
 "LAUGHTER -- is the only important aspect of all'games all-people play"
...and be careful TOO... world is oh so full of trickery!
 ;>)) BE WELL.. just laughing'a'lot

<special disclaimer> -- HUMOUR <=> is only intent here?
  ----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Wiegand" <wie1086@earthlink.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: Moving large hosta

> I am going to touch on what Bill has already said. A clump of hosta will
> grow out from the perimeter as it gets larger. If you divide that clump
> in 4 pieces, then replant, leave a few inches between each section. This
> will allow the hosta to grow not only out, but also in to fill the gap.
> In a relatively short period of time (probaly the following year) you
> will have a larger hosta than you would have if it was moved whole.
> Save your back ---cut it up.     Just one opinion
> Ray

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