I know I have complained about the previous owners who did very little yard work here at Happy Acres. However, there is an upside to that. Due to their lack of interest in the outdoors, we have lots of plants to divide for the annual SWIMGA plant sale coming up May 1 and 2. These Royal Standard hostas were planted way too close to our tree. I’m now finally getting around to digging them up.
We’ve had guests feeding on these hostas recently.
The deer like to visit our buffet of not only great hostas, but lots of great veggies! We’ve fenced our main garden, but can’t fence the whole place.
Anyway, I dug up some of them to finish my potting for the plant sale. We like to get the plants in pots for several weeks before the sale so the babies can get established before they go home to their new families.
Then Dave had a great idea and moved his ole potting table to a convenient area for me to pot. It was so neat to pot these babies on a nice bench. I don’t do much potting and he does most of his potting in the greenhouse. However, now that the table is in a great place, I’m sure I’ll use it more often.
Once they were all potted, I housed them near the screened porch. It looks like a deer may have taken a bite out of one of the other hostas I potted up last week, so I’ve move some of the irises and daylilies in front in hopes of discouraging an eating frenzy. I wouldn’t think they’d get that close to the house, but we’ve seen them sunbathing in the back yard in the middle of the day between our porch and that tree.
Then I had a few left that I planted down in front of the labyrinth wannabe area.
So I’m finally done with potting for the plant sale. Now to move on to other projects around here. Gotta get out there. Have a great day!
So I’m not the only person with a laybrynth wannabe area. I was just gazing at it the other day – I can picture it, just need to build it! Loved your photos, I have some large clumps of daylillies and iris in need of division. Although we are way behind you in temp, with the daylillies just coming up and no sight of the hostas yet, so it will have to wait a little while. Thank goodness for the garden club plant sale – ours is the end of May and always gets a lot from my garden, although I always seem to come home with just as many new plants.
Linda, It’s nice for me to know that I’m not the only one who has the labyrinth dream! March 09 I killed all of the grass in the area and measured and then marked the area with paint and plant stakes. I was ready to get started and came down with a terrible case of poison ivy. That was my first of three terrible bouts last year so I have to be so careful. I dug up several PI when I made that hosta area the other day and so far so good I’ve not gotten it yet. But I do go back and forth as to how I want to build it but also there is so much to do in our main gardens that I put it on the back burner. I know, plant sales and garden centers are dangerous. I also seem to bring lots back with me.
Wow, you’ve potted quite a bit to sell. Makes it so much easier with a table, doesn’t it? I remember years and years of working on the ground til my legs went numb. lol
I about shivvered when I saw the munched hosta leaves! Such bad memories here — those deer think I work for them, putting out a grazing buffet at night.
Wow, you’ve been busy! They look nice and neat in their pots. Though it’s too bad the deer eat them, it must be cool to watch them sunbathing in your garden in the middle of the day!
We would rather see them across the street in the cemetery than in our yard!