Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Impatient Gardener



Patience is not my strong suit. I realize the lack of this virtue is not a good thing in a gardener, as it leads one to look for instant effect by jamming too many plants in a small space. Take this hosta bed; I felt I was being pretty restrained when I only put 23 hostas in a space the size of a closet. I moved two plants out of this bed this spring, but three of four of the others are already disappearing from sight, so I need to move some more. Now, the next issue is figuring out just where I can find an empty spot to move them to.

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I have a nice planter one or two of them would fill! ;-) They're doing very well -- they obviously like their surroundings. I'm sure you'll find a spot for them.
 
I have exactly the same problem and tend to ignore all rational (and even somewhat rational) rules of plant spacing. Isn't this where "natural selection" is supposed to take over and make everything right :) ?
 
Ha! I, too, would offer to help you find a home (mine?) for them! :-)

I have confidence you'll find the right spot for them! They are doing Very Well in your yard.
 
I'm all to familiar with this conundrum. At least hosta are fairly portable. I ordered a bunch of small shrubs this winter and have spent the spring trying to figure out where they could possibly go.
 
Good morning.
We should work on the ten rules of acquisition for the mature garden(er).
The first would be that you can get another hosta if you take one out.
 
Nancy... stop over with a shovel!

Krys... that's why I call this "Darwin's Garden".

Shady... well you definitely need to stop over with a shovel.

Ted... Oh boy, I've got shrubs that are still in a holding bed and they're four foot tall.

Philip... that's harsh :o)

Don
 
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