You Can Save That Hosta!
Do not throw it out!
Have you tried to separate your hosta clump and you broke one of the leaves off and it has no roots...
can you save it?
Most likely the answer is YES!
I have have saved hostas for years that have been attacked by voles and other critters and even ones that I have harmed in my quest to divide them. It is so easy to do and only requires (rain) water and a glass jar, vase, or other container.
Voles love the roots of hostas. With this information I know that I have to walk the gardens and pay close attention to any size of distress on any of my plants. If I notice a high activity of moles tunnels (the dogs digging trenches is a sure sign) then I am extra vigilant about walking around checking out my hostas as well as my other plants.
Rooting the hostas takes anywhere from 6-8 weeks so be patient and make sure the water level stays constant in the jar/vase. After it has rooted, then either plant it in a pot or move it back to the ground.
So do not panic if you find a plant distress do not just throw it out!
Happy gardening everyone!
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Moma Margie on Jun 03, 2021
lion dung. I picked up some at local zoo ( for a donation). Kept the skunks & racoons away for awhile.
skunk gone permanently. The racoons eventually figured it out.
i didnt spread the lion poo. I kept it in a container, in a flower pot. I didnt want strange bacteria in my garden. By keeping it in my pot i could move it away when i wanted to use the garden.