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Thread: remember my hosta questions??

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    well, decided to cut my hosta that were shredded in May totally down, and wanted to show you some pics of how they look now. Amazing! And thanks again for all the imput.

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    They look very lush and happy. I have thought about growing them in our garden, but the hot easterly winds would probably slay them.

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    amazing recovery I remember how completely devastated they were looks like you have a garden again

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    they look great! Happy Gardening

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    Gosh they look good now.

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    They are doing beautiful! :D:D:D

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    they sure look so much better now....they are pretty resilent

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    happy gardening

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    What beautiful plants.

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    oh.. those are plants! I made a whoopsie. When we moved into the house we're in now, those plants were all over the front lawn, I thought they were weeds and I pulled them all. :(

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    Told you can't kill them...

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    Look great! I don't grow them now because in the past they have been devoured by snails- have you had that problem at all?

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    I love my hostas.... I've had no problems with snails...

    They harbor the baby bunnies in the summer that tend to eat my lettuce and astors.....

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    I have never had trouble with snails. But sometimes the bird population in my yard decides that it wants salad before the main course. So hence all the little puncture holes in the leaves.

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    They have made a excellent come back. And are looking beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    Look great! I don't grow them now because in the past they have been devoured by snails- have you had that problem at all?
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    My problem with snails is that while they don't eat them, they love to live in my New Zealand Flax, and the mass of Agapanthus (False Lily of the Nile). When I water late in the evening they come out and play in the water, all over sidewalks and porch steps. I used to pay the kids a penny each for them, now I pick most of them for my turtles. They love them but have to stay out back in the fenced yard.
    Here Hostas are strongly shade plants because of the savage summer sun we have here in the central valley of California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    oh.. those are plants! I made a whoopsie. When we moved into the house we're in now, those plants were all over the front lawn, I thought they were weeds and I pulled them all. :(
    Jennifer, I have a friend that thought she could get rid of a bunch by running a riding mower over them. She had gorgeous, huge hostas and was shocked to see them back the very next spring. I brought my family over for a digging party and moved a bunch to my yard {where they have never had another run in with the lawn mower!}. They spread by root and must be dug up for the most part unless soil & sun make regrowth very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    Look great! I don't grow them now because in the past they have been devoured by snails- have you had that problem at all?
    I was wondering why my garden is full of snails. I thought it was because it was wet, not because my garden is loaded with Hostas.

    Thanks for the info.

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    They sure do love your yard and they're all gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    Look great! I don't grow them now because in the past they have been devoured by snails- have you had that problem at all?
    I was wondering why my garden is full of snails. I thought it was because it was wet, not because my garden is loaded with Hostas.

    Thanks for the info.
    Snails & slugs are drawn to shady, damp areas. It may not be your hostas, though they enjoy the same conditions.

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