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Shhhhhh ... Hostas Sleeping

Posted by Dougald 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 15:58

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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RE: Shhhhhh ... Hostas Sleeping

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

RE: Shhhhhh ... Hostas Sleeping

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?


RE: Shhhhhh ... Hostas Sleeping

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.

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