Re: On Stage (WasRe: Burying pots in the ground)
- Subject: Re: On Stage (WasRe: Burying pots in the ground)
- From: Andrew Lietzow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 07:41:13 -0500
Gerry/Bob O'Neill wrote:
RE:>>Should I be patient? Move it again (where)? Or order a more mature
Short version: Yes, yes, and yes. <g>
1) Patience is a virtue. It's usually good to exercise patience.
However, there does exist a practical limit as you well know.
2) Moving it could be good. I had a Sagae that wasn't doing much--3+
years in one spot and still had only one division; moved it last year and
now it has two nice-sized additions. No rossizing; no BAP; just moved
it and amended the soil well.
3) Ordering a more mature replacement could also be good, IF you want
a larger plant sooner. It don't think it's "cheating" to plant
multiples of one cultivar at the same time. There are no laws that
state that you have to start a plant with only one division. For
a while here at HostaHaven, my brain must have thought that was some kind
of rule that must be obeyed; "You must only purchase one plant so that
you can prove yourself a capable gardener". Probably got handed down
to me from my great-grandparents as a result of the great depression.
Conservatism can be good but it may not always be wise, especially if you
want a larger clump faster. Some people start out planting three
or even a half-dozen plants--as though that were normal!
If you do order a "more mature" plant, it can just be an addition to
your current clump and not a replacement. An encourager of sorts,
like a big brother/big sister. :-)
Andrew C. Lietzow, Hacker - The ACL Group, Inc.
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