Oh Happy Hosta Spring!
Maybe some of you remember me grousing and whining about the darn pill bugs (sowbugs) eating my hosta pips as they came up and thousands of the things generally eating the rest to the ground....when I looked it up it was referred to as a "problem in the South". So..with our new zone 7 designation, hey y'all, that put us in the south without ever having moved a stick of furniture, lol!
Well guess what--after our zone 5 winter, there is nary a pill bug to be seen in the garden except in the compost pile where they belong, not a hosta pip being munched and all are coming up normally!
So apparently, the whole infestation was climate related--probably partly due to the intense heat and mild winters of the last few years, and the cold winter dealt with them and brought the balance back to normal. Yay!