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Transplanting HostasWith no Back Hoeby Loretta Pierfelice

Among the many things I like best about hostas is that rearranging them is as simple as rearranging the living room. And, hostas are known for ahem! outgrowing their little spot in the garden.

I favor to transplant within the fall when the foliage is already past its peak--early to mid-autumn--because that minimizes bad hosta hair days. But if I feel enjoy it i quickly transplant them anytime the ground isnt frozen or baked hot and dry.

Start by reminding bracelets online shoppingself, whether bracelets online shopping believe it or otherwise, that theres as much hosta below the floor because there is above it. Small hostas are easy. Put a potato fork at the outer tips from the foliage and push lower into the ground, rocking the fork backwards and forwards to loosen the soil. Do this in a complete circle round the hosta. About the last bit to complete the circle, angle bracelets online shopping fork slightly underneath the plant and lift.

If the foliage is big, then so is the root mass and unless bracelets online shopping get access to a back hoe, it might not be possible to lift it out as one whole plant. I frequently start by loosening around a sizable clump using the garden fork, without trying to lift it but creating space for that roots to maneuver. Next I turn the fork over and put the tines of the fork in a bare patches available in the middle of the guarana plant, pushing it in firmly with my foot. I place another fork consecutive with the one already bisecting the guarana plant and push it in firmly also. I quickly rock both forks to split the plant as gently as possible. I actually do this again and again until Ive pieces I can handle. Once its split up into manageable sections, I lift it just as if it were a small hosta.

Once hostas are from the ground its always tempting to simply dig another hole and shove them in. But when I want to have a few more hostas, then I wash the dirt off of the roots and follow the leaf whorls down with my fingers. By washing, gentle tugging and occasionally cutting the crown that hard woody mass with a sharp knife, Im able to reach least 4 viable plants from each mature hosta I find out.

Whether bracelets online shoppinge transplanting sections, divisions, or the whole plant, Ive invented an acronym--CLODS--to help me remember the important stuff.

Compost--Put a few or even more in each planting hole.

Light--At least 4-6 hours of shade for most hostas.

Orientation--Plant it facing in the same direction its used to growing, if at all possible. Changing orientation is among the biggest unrecognized sources of transplant shock.






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