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Dividing Hostas

June 26th, 2019

I’m at the point where all the hostas in the garden are getting mature and are in need of dividing. There are a few in particular that have been planted in the nursery bed that need to be moved. This big blue hosta I got from my mom four years ago.

It’s a nice hosta, really tall and upright in form with lovely blue leaves. It’s a beast of a plant, too big to fit in the wheelbarrow unless we cut it in half, which we did.

After dividing into four pieces, it was transplanted in various spots under the old apple tree up front. We are trying to underplant this tree with losts of hostas and shade loving groundcovers to fill it in and cover the soil.

I always divide and transplant my hostas when they’re in full leaf, they don’t seem to mind one bit. It fact, I tend to divide and transplant all my perennials when they’re in full growth and have never had an issue with loss. They’ll be a bit droopy for a week or two, but with careful timing and a bit of extra care they do quite well.

Are you transplanting anything this week?

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