thinning out

The hosta have spread out and are covering a larger part of the bed than we would like. How do we "cut" it back, thin it out.


Doug says that next spring or early this fall, you simply dig out the plants at the edges - the new shoots that are making it too large - and move them to a new spot in your garden or to a friend's garden. That's how we control the size of perennial flowers that spread too much.

Or you dig up the entire plant - leave a really big clump that you replant and divide off all the other shoots and bits of root to replant.

It depends on how much you want to cut it back or reduce it's size.

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