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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Huge Hosta

Do you see the green and cream Hosta in front of the Azalea in front of the window? Click on the picture to make it bigger. It was planted maybe 4 yrs. ago and was supposed to be a smaller one.It is crowding out the Azalea. Actually the Azalea never did very good in this spot until the Hosta was put in front of it, but we decided to dig the Hosta out anyway. I tried yesterday, but needed a heavy foot. That meant Joe had to come and dig the biggy out. It doesn't look very big in the photo, but it is the size of a bushel basket and with dirt it is a heavy, heavy plant. I told him to just dig it out and when I finished making bean soup, I would come out and cut it apart to plant across the woods. Well, I went back there with my lawn cart, big saw, little saw,  knife, clippers, loppers, hammer and wedge. I sat in my green chair and started to work. It was so tough...I was out of breath......After struggling for a little while, I left it in one huge clump.... and pulled it back to the woods. I dug a hole, just big enough, and plopped it in. It can grow to it's  heart's content back there. I had hoped to get 6-8 plants out of this, but my hopes were dashed, when the plant won.
Balisha

10 comments:

Barbee' said...

Books and articles about dividing perennials make it sound so easy and fun and thrifty. Well, I remember the first time I tried to divide a daylily - humpf! I had to call for help, too.

Zoey said...

It is a lovely large plant, I hope it enjoys its new home.

acorn hollow said...

It is so hard to divide hosta I use 2 pitch forks put in seprately but back to back and all my weight on the fork while huband is pulling on the other fork. It will be beautiful for sure in the woods.
Cathy

Pat said...

I have 3 of those big boys to separate...again!!!

Jean said...

I know what you mean Balisha. Sometimes I try with the shovel...then a big knife. I have threatened to take a chainsaw to some but I don't own a chainsaw. I envy you being able to grow such pretty hosta. The only way I can grow them is in pots. So many voles and moles they eat them as quickly as they are put in the ground. I lost a lot before I figured out what was going on.

Barbara said...

They certainly do grow bit in the end. I could just feel your effort from your description.

Balisha said...

I am sitting here laughing....just picturing myself standing on a pitchfork and Joe pulling the other one. With our balance problems of old age...this would be sure to be a calamity. One of us would probably fall on the pitchfork and have to go to the ER :) I guess we'll leave that to the younger gardeners. For now...we will enjoy it in the woods. I have a couple back there that need dividing...the woods is so overgrown this year...you can hardly see them. Guess I'll have to put a curtain up across the woods :)
Balisha

Mark said...

I hope you did not stress yourself so much with dividing that hosta Balisha...

I think putting perennials in pots limit their growth to some extent...

Be careful always...

Balisha said...

Hi Mark,
I'm always so careful when gardening...I know my limitations.I always feel like I can do more, but I'm finding I don't accomplish as much as in past years, but that's OK...I just make things simpler. Thanks for your concern...Balisha

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