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SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9132280

A Northern exposure tucked in a nook that also blocks the Eastern sun. We're not Hosta experts, we just love the pretty foliage and carefree plants. Aside from mulching for the winter, we don't do anything to this bed. It's on the "forgotten" side of the house away from the entrances and driveway. I suppose we should have divided them last year, because I'll have to reseed three feet of lawn now. But I love the look of the giant plants.

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9132340

They are beautiful, I don't think they look like they are suffering, I like it and it looks a little like what I am trying to accomplish on the south side of my house under the Birch trees. :)
SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9132376

Thank you. The lack of direct sun is a huge factor, I'm sure. But the annual, late-fall application of organic mulch, which breaks down readily, also seems to really agree with these plants.
The south side of your house sounds like it would be a challenge. I wish you luck and some very shady Birch trees. :)

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9132525

The only thing challenging is the roots on these trees! The hosta's go down the side of house and get some sun but mostly dappled shade.
I can't wait for them to get big like yours! :)

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