I just came back from the greenhouse. I may be smart about some
things, but I can assure you that I'm not the brightest star in the galaxy on
others (I know, "we keep telling you that. Why don't you
listen!" Yuck, yuck, yuck...)
There does appear to be hope, however. Within the next couple of
weeks I will add 1) 50% shade cloth over my current unit, 2) a repaired
fertilizer injector unit which will allow me to once again apply water soluble
fertilizer (plants need to eat, too) and 3) an automated watering system.
A few weeks after that, MAYBE I can BEGIN to think of myself as a Hosta
"grower". In the meantime, I'm more a Hosta killer than a
Folks like Bob Solberg, Tony Avent, Chick Wasitis, Ran Lydell, Van
Wade, Mark Zilis, Jack Hirsch, Mary Chastain, and on and on and on... these
are the current real growers. That Hosta College thing, however, has
got to be a great learning environment. You'll standing in some
mighty tall Hostas when you're hanging out at places like the HC.
Now in my garden, I HAVE started to gain on it. If I keep
working on it, someday I might even have a presentable display
garden. There are areas where there is some glimmer of hope even
today, but there should be--I've been working on this project for 10+
years. Sooner or later a person has got to start getting
something right if you keep banging on it long enough and hard enough.
What I hate is when you have to keep redoing things because you did it wrong the
first time. Drat! but live and learn...
Bury the pots. Plant hardy Hostas. Amend heavily with good
compost. Water frequently. Avoid the wimps, unless you've lots of
free time and enjoy pain and tears. Treat for slugs. These are
things I'm learning and like you said, it's all about saying thanks to those
who freely share their knowledge on the net. Muchos
gracias, you Hosta nuts. Muchos gracias...
Hosta la Vista!
#1 Plantsman at http://HostaHaven.com
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: Burying pots in the
Andrew...I am just a beginner compared to you...
I have only been into
hostas about a year longer than Narda.
I have not had any classes in
anything...oh, except what I could fit into a
day at the Hosta Collage.
I know what seems to work for me...
Here, on the internet, is where I
have learned more than I could ever from
books or else where.
I am so
thankful for all the sharing of all the knowledge her on the open.