Shhhhhh ... Hostas Sleeping

dougald_gwApril 10, 2014

A beautiful sunny spring day (Wednesday, Apr 9) and I took a pic this morning of the shade garden. As you can see, the hostas are still sleeping soundly beneath a protective blanket of melting snow. The ground is frozen rock solid at least a metre deep.
Lots of grumbles about winter on this forum. Here in the Ottawa Valley, it was the coldest one in recent memory but very far from records for cold and certainly, just average snowfall. The hostas should all be fine. When the ground thaws and they poke pips through likely in early to mid May, the chance of frost damage will be almost over.

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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Interesting,but not the case here. All hostas are up,and some even have leaves! Phil

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 5:46PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I've seen enough of that white stuff, thank you. I may even get to see more of my own by next Monday. So Dougald, when does the ground thaw up there? August?

tj

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 6:22PM
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don_in_colorado

I'm guessing your hostas will be even better than just fine, Dougald. One thing about 'em, they love a long, uninterrupted, cold sleep. : )

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 6:23PM
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