Forcing out of dormancy
On March 12th Devon (Smithstudios) posted a thread "bringing spring in....." where I got very motivated to do the same. It has been fun to watch dormant buds awaken from their winter slumber. They are growing on the windowsill of the living room window where they receive afternoon sunshine for several hours. In the evenings they go to sleep when I do.
They have received nothing yet in terms of liquid fertilizer....whether it is wise or not, I won't feed them until they are planted outdoors and feeding will be done at the same time for all hosta. I am purposely withholding because I don't want a faster rate of growth right now. I could put them back in the garage for the interim where they would grow even slower where it's cooler, now that WOULD be wise, wouldn't it? but I'm really enjoying watching them grow indoors.
So far so good. Since last Thursday (I was away) Raspberry Sundae has unfurled her leaves and the centre is getting lighter. She has beautiful raspberry coloured petioles and the colour creeps right up and into the base of the leaves (1/2" - measured today).