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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cleaning and gardening............

This is the hosta that I showed on May 2 before digging and dividing.







This is the mama plant back in the ground after pulling off the babies.







Here are the 6 babies potted and catching a little rain yesterday morning.  The soil in my back garden is really easy to dig and I can dig up the whole plant, shake off most of the dirt and start pulling the babies away from the mother plant.  I never need to cut them.

I didn't sew at all yesterday.  I did laundry and continued putting away stuff in the basement.  I also mixed 2 batches of cookie dough and baked one batch last night. In the afternoon I went out and dug up another large hosta.  I didn't even have to pop the whole thing out of the ground; the babies popped loose while prying it up with the shovel.  I got 4 off of that plant.  I will keep some of them potted all summer rather than buying a lot of plants for my pots.

7 comments:

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

I am looking forward to planting some hostas here!!! The backyard faces north, so I have some deep deep shade along the house that needs something besides grass. I am planning some Rhododendrons, ferns and hosta for certain. My soil is nothing like yours tho!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I really need to divide several very large hosta's that I have too - I could most likely get four or more off of a lot of them

Alice Turcotte said...

I didn't know you could do that with hostas but I doubt it be as easy in our soil. Our soil is hard. Spoken like a true gardener. LOL?
Happy Mothers Day.

Lola Carr said...

Happy Mother's Day, Wanda! The hostas are looking good! Love hostas...the more varieties in my yard, the better. Now to keep the big footed pooch out of them!

SandraC said...

I love seeing your hostas. Mine are just starting to poke thru' the ground.

Diana from SC said...

Thank you so much for sharing the plant pictures. I love hosta plants.....have quite a few plants in pots. Weather in the 90's and humid here in SC but still enjoy getting out early in the mornings. Have a great week.

sewyouquilt2 said...

I just planted some for under a tree. hoping mine are as prolific as yours are