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Old 06-06-2008, 03:09 PM   #21
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Heh, you just need a "helper" like my friend's dog: If they didn't watch carefully, the dog would trot over to the pans, eat the dead slugs and drink the stale beer.
Hmmm.. that's an idea. Maybe I can train our dog?

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Old 07-17-2008, 12:31 AM   #22
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Can I see some pics of your hostas?
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I have quite a few hostas in our landscape, and I was going to post some pics earlier, but couldn't find any decent pics to post. I'll try to get out tomorrow with the camera and get some shots.

I've got about 8 of them planted around our oak tree, and interspersed in and amongst them, I have red dianthus growing. The hostas provide a lush background for the abundant 1"-1.5" bright red dianthus flowers in that part-shade area!!!
I finally did get around to taking some pix a couple of weeks ago, and finally downloaded the camera the other night so here's a picture of one of my small hosta beds around our oak tree, with the red dianthus. The hostas have grown and filled in a little bit more since this picture was taken, and the first flush of dianthus blooms have faded and I trimmed them back about 1/3 to 1/2, and they're starting to get new buds on them.....they'll bloom off & on until after our 1st hard frost. Also the hostas are beginning to bloom now too.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:41 AM   #23
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Here are some of my hosta, along with a lurking critter:
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:10 PM   #24
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Believe me, I had nothing to do with the nurturing of these. In the fall, DW the gardener cuts them back, and the sn*w covers them until spring, when they just get stronger every year:
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