"Hostas require long days for shoot and root development. The later in the year the hostas are planted, the less root development will occur.Plant hostas in June and July when using bareroot divisions: "
"No, "Viulcan" it will be "of a size" when fully grown. It tolerates more sun than most Hostas and the green, white and yellow in the leaves is what prompted me to buy it. I also purchased new this year "Praying Hands"…"
"Sorry to hear about all that snow. We have rain and sun breaks today. Hope to get outside in the yard during the breaks. Yesterday we went to the beach and collected colored rocks to put around the hosta bed. We live about an…"
"Good luck! I'll be visiting my daughter near Madison then attending the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference @ UW Madison on Monday. Excited--- Jane Goodall keynote speaker!!
Hope the sheet of ice in my back yard is melted by Tues.…"
"awww Carol, why'd you have to say it. Looked outside since you're in WI and I'm in Northern IL. and it's snowing here also. Tomorrow is suppose to be nice, I hope to get outside and clean up the yard."
I like perennials, self-seeding annuals, native plants, flowering shrubs (including roses), and herbs.
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
Last year, I wasn't working. I spent MOST of my daylight hours out there! I'm currently finishing my degree in Ecopsychology, and looking for a job, so I get out there as much as I can. Wish I could make a living doing this!
Thanks Janet, and yes I do believe gardeners are some of the nicest people . I think you and your husband would just love our neck of the woods. We live in Branch Co.in southern Michigan on a chain of seven lakes. A lot of other lakes in the area also. Any of them allow canoeing ! You would love the area. And as you know you can garden just about anywhere. Are you looking for a place to relocate ? you said you are moving to Mi. Didn't know if you had a destination in mind.(and no I am not a realtor) ha ha . But I know quite a few. Where ever you decide to go I wish you the best ! Keep in touch , my canoe is always available !
I looked again couldn't find anything to match your discription. I called the natural history survey in Springfield once and their butterfly expert happed to be in the office when I called. They were very helpfull. Their number is 217-333-6880.
I guess I'm very fortunate! The nearest composte faccility to me is in Monmouth, Il.. They charge me $5 to load my truck with either mulch or composte. They fill the truck up to the top of the cab with mulch & a little over the top of the box with composte. I use @ 14 loads of mulch and 2 or 3 loads of composte a yr.. I would never beable to take care of my yard by myself if it wasn't for that facility and the reasonable price. I found my butterflies of Il. book, it was right where I left it.I couldn't find one in there that matched your discription but I looked in the audubon butterfly guide, found a giant white that met the size but didn't have the blue marking you discribed. ttul
Janet this is my thing,. I'm the cheif cook and bottle washer around here. What you see is all my fault. I'm retired and single. I have my daughter living with me and she will mow part of the lawn for me, and occasionally help with fall clean-up. But if I don't keep after it looks pretty messy. My back area gets pretty overgrown by Oct. and the killing frosts don't 'tll N0v.
"I hear you, Lynda, regarding getting out in the garden whenever you can. Sorry to hear you are dealing with some health issues but it looks like you don't let that get in the way of creating beauty in your garden."
"Charlotte, I do feel blessed that my husband shares my passion for gardening. Your harsh climate in Oklahoma does make it especially challenging for you, but I'm guessing it also makes gardening even more rewarding when your efforts pay off."
"Well, you are lucky that your husband enjoys gardening with you. My husband keeps telling me that I'm never finished and he's right; I will continue to add beds because I enjoy lush landscapes. Living in Oklahoma is tough…"