Free Hostas

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  1. SurlyOldManMN
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    SurlyOldManMN Omdat fok jou Staff Member

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    Yup, not sure what the Mrs' itinerary is. I'll check in with her.
     
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    I will take as many as you want to give me. When is a good time?
     
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    Friday before the meet?

    For some perspective... 4 plants fit in the back of @readymix 's explorer.

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    readymix ...Lest ye be trod upon... Staff Member

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    These are simply put, the biggest hostas I've ever seen. I completely underestimated what I was getting. I assumed I would grab 6-8 of them, break them into 6 pieces each, and be 2 - 3 years from having medium to large hostas in my yard. Wrong. They are literally about 4 foot in diameter, and about 2 - 3 feet tall. I'll get probably 36 hostas out of the 4 that I grabbed, and those will be decent chunks.
    I'll try to take pics of them in the back of the explorer today, but if you need another good reference point...imagine that hosta sitting in one of those plastic adirondak chairs a couple feet behind it.
    A 230lb male could curl up next to it, and the hosta would take up more volume...These are "two man lift" hostas. 4 of them will likely fill the back of an impreza wagon. With the seats folded down. If you have a legacy outback wagon, seats down, you'll likely get 6. But you'd better have some serious landscape space at home if you take 6. Because two years from now, 6 hostas, broken down into 60 individual plantings, will consume 750 square feet of space in your yard.
     
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  5. GrumbleRumble
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    Perfect. That's exactly what I want.
     
  6. Aegis
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    Aegis TAKE IT!

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    So even though the rabbits ate everything last year, these hostas are coming back like crazy. +1 to @idget
     
  7. tangledupinblu
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    They are as thick and hardy like Sheen.
     
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    $h!t that grows like that (hostas, not Sheen) are usually referred to as weeds.
     
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    Sounds like my yard. On that note, anyone can come and pick my "hostas" for free.
     
  10. SurlyOldManMN
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    Ayyy, this thread! Might actually be able to pick some up this year when the time comes now that I have my own hauler.
     
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    Now is probably the easiest time to transport them. Wait much longer and they're several orders of magnitude larger/heavier.
     
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    I bet my neighbors would be happier with me if I picked some up to cover the battlefield of a yard I pretend to maintain.

    Since it's not an actual weed, I'm not sure if it will survive though..
     
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    readymix ...Lest ye be trod upon... Staff Member

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    You must not be familiar with hostas. All of ours were chewed down to ground level last year by the rabbit infestation. All of them are already about 3 inches tall this year. And if the local eagle that has been circling the area sticks around for the year, the rabbit problem will hopefully go away and I can actually see what my landscaping looks like with mature plants.

    When I moved in, I had no idea what a hosta was. My first spring time here, their little nubs started poking up around May when I was beginning my first year of home ownership and had the lawnmowing thing to deal with. The little nubs looked like weeds to me, so I trampled them, ground them with my boots, mowed them weekly. This went on for 2 months, with new nubbies poking up pretty much daily. Finally my neighbor informed me "uh, those are hostas...and big ones. You WANT those." and pointed at his giant hostas he had growing on the side of his house. We ended up splitting them into about 20 hostas, and about a third of them are still growing where I initially replanted them.
     
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