Finally Transplanted Some Hostas

Hostas - Finally got a few transplated around my red Maple
@webeishere (36351)
United States
June 5, 2008 1:29pm CST
I had been wanting to build a flower box around my Red Maple tree out front for various flowers. But I got tired of waiting for the wife to okay the funds for this exspense. So I dug up 4 of my Hostas from my main square flower box out front and split them into 6 pieces. I set 2 large ones and a small opne aropund the base of the tree and cleared an area bordering them of grass etc. In the future I will get some kind of wood or stone border around these for decoration and looks. But for now they look good. I also transplanted a couple oput behind the garage along the back fence. Those look nice as well beside a snowball bush we have growing there. HAPPY GARDENING FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! How I wished we are neighbors so I can steal your flower plants and plant them in my garden! haha.. I really can't wait to see all the flowers in full bloom my friend! Take Care and God Bless!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
6 Jun 08
You wouldn't have to steal them. I'd gladly give you some. You'd love them all I am sure. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
haha..Thanks!
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
5 Jun 08
That looks very nice! I love to put hostas around trees and things that I can then just mow round them.. no weed wacking! Yesterday I planted some strawberry ends, from some strawberries I got at the store, around the base of a maple tree that's been there for about ten years and I'm tired of trying to mow way close to it, or pull up the grass around it, so now I'll pull up the grass until I get enough strawberry plants to cover the small area, then I'll just have to weed it once, maybe twice a year... It'll also expand into a new strawberry patch.. until the tree gets too big and covers them with too much shade(?)
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I will still have to trim some grass from under the Hostas until I put up a stone or wood bedding or border though. No biggie. I am gping to add more Hostas there either this fall or early spring next year. Got to see how these do there first. Strawberries love sunshine. That's what turns them red really is the suns rays. Mine get about 7 hours of sun daily and turn out very red. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
6 Jun 08
I love to pick strawberries with my grand daughter.. and it's her favorite fruit! Homegrown is so good!
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@snowy22315 (98326)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I tried planting tulips around a large tree I have on the side of the house. They popped out of the ground,but never flowered. i'm not sure why. I think I'm going to stick to planting bulbs in the beds in front of the house.
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
5 Jun 08
They generally like more sun than they get under a tree, snowy. I've noticed that none of my bulbs flower if they don't get around 5 or 6 hours of sunlight per day. I don't know if that's your problem, but it may be. Is your soil fertile enough? If not, or you're unsure, get some fertilizer specifically made for flowering plants. Good luck!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Tulips are a flower that does require sun to mostly sun areas to flourish. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 Jun 08
That looks like a nice plant to have. All that rain you have been getting sure has your grass pretty and green. We are maybe going to get some rain this weekend, sure hope we do. We need it real bad.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
5 Jun 08
The rain we have gotten wasn't all that much. Just on and off forever it seems. I have been watering every other day basically to keep it green. 2 weeks ago it was turning brown from the sunshine and lack of water. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
6 Jun 08
Grandpa Bob....you can have some of our rain! It's at the point of ridiculousness.....I have great big ponds all over the place...about the only thing loving it is the birds. Most of May & june so far, has been one word "rain." And I should say the Hostas are liking it! Do you have many species....one of mine flowers with a tall, spikey, mauvy colored flower...but the two others haven't flowered!
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I like hostas also. I have tow planted out in my yard also. I like them when they are green but I really do not care for them when they get the long stem with a flower on them though. I guess it is because I only have to plants and each of them only have one stem that comes up. It makes it look kind of ugly.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I like the lobe stem sticking up actually. It adds a little character to the plants. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Those look beautiful! I do the same thing. Instead of buying more hostas, I wait until they're large enough to separate, then spread them around. Hostas always look so nice around a tree trunk, or any bush that doesn't have a broad base. There are so many varieties! I went to a hosta site and they had at least 50 different varieties. I had to get away from that site before we didn't have money for groceries that week! I do get different hosta varieties when they go on sale at nurseries, though. WalMart usually sells 2 or 3 varieties, and I'll also get them when they're on sale (end of season, usually). I have about 6 or 7 different types and separate all of them when they get large enough. You definitely have an eye for gardening, Grandpa Bob! I love seeing your pictures when you post them, so keep gardening and keep posting! Maybe, one of these days I'll get some pictures of mine to share with you. Take care!
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yes plus their root system is shallow allowing them to be plantesd in shallow ground as like aropund the trunk of a tree. I did not buy a single one. Got 2 from my neighbors 5 years ago and now have maybe 20 total. HAHAHA! One variety only though. I prefer it this way too. Would love to see some shots of your garden(s) as well here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I love Hostas. They are so hearty. I have a few in my landscaping in my backyard. My Mother-in-law put them in for us. We actually have 2 levels to our backyard. I think it is supposed to help with drainage during torrential rain that could result in flooding. The lower level of my back yard goes out from my house several feet, perhaps 20 feet, then it starts up a slope (which they call a Berm or Birm, not sure of the spelling) and that goes up about 5 or more feet and then it levels back out to a flat surface that goes back another 20 or so feet! I am bad with that so it could be far more or far less! LOL! We actually call that upper level Friz Mountain after my dog, Frizbee! LOL! He gets up there and lays down and looks like royalty! Like he is King of his mountain! LOL! Anyway, my MIL put some Hostas around the trees up there and they are really nice.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
It does look good! That is what is keeping me from doing anything with flower beds, money. I am going to save some money through out the year and hope to be able to do a lot come next spring.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I keep reading about hostas, but what are they exactly? Are they a border plant or for bushes, or ? What kind of soil do they grown in? Do they require a lot of water? Are they hardy? Also, I always hear that people are giving them away - do they multiply quickly and are they easily transplanted? Thanks for the help. Your pictures are beautiful.
• United States
8 Jun 08
pretty!:) i just planted some of these today too-my yard had never had them before.i still have a rack of them to plant,i think i need to split those also. they were donated to me for mom,and i think she'll like them.
@yanna1027 (248)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Looks good! I agree that some stones or wood may add some interest to your hosta garden but you can attend to that later. You've done a good job! In fact, reading your post reminds me to go out and transfer some of my hostas. I have these 3 hostas that are on the way of the hose/faucet. Everytime my husband turns on the water, he sometimes end up putting the coil of hose on top of my hostas, esp. when he's on the other side of the house and wasn't looking at my hostas when pulling/dragging the hose. These plants have very fragile leaves and stems, so they really get squashed easily. It's just too hot outside, I can't dig and transfer them today. Have fun gardening!
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
6 Jun 08
That looks very nice and I love Red Maple trees aren't they beautiful? You have such a green thumb almost makes me want to come to Minnesota just to see your wonderful yard.You have a great evening.
@GardenGerty (125924)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I like the look of hostas under shade trees, but I have not had a lot of luck with them. I am sure you will have something nice to border them. I like stone, myself.
@Hatley (164171)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jun 08
Hi Grandpa Bob I think hostas like yours are really pretty.I have never grown any but have read a little' about them. they look really good in front of your' tree. A snowball bush, I have not seen a snowball bush 'in years and they are so pretty too. my mom used to'grow them back on the farm.I imagine they would do okay here in Southern Ca. Anything would look better than my 101 different kinds of weeds garden .lol.
@beamer23 (92)
• United States
7 Jun 08
They do look nice there. Nice image by the way. I haven't ever seen those around here (central California). They probably can't handle the temperature extremes. Do they all come variegated like that with the white stripe on the edges of the leaves? Very Striking Plant. Beamer
@sherrir101 (3673)
• Malinta, Ohio
6 Jun 08
They look very nice. I need to do something with my hostas. I have them all around my house. They need split and repositioned so they will look better. I think a 'dark mulch' would add to the effect of your hostas. Great job!