Picked up a package of Elegans Hostas ( thanks to Bill's recommendations for
Picked a nice place in the yard.... the first two hostas went in nice and
neat. Dug the
holes, amended the soil...it was. loam/ clay to mostly clay further down.
Hole number three... nicely spaced apart from the other two... shovel went in
hit something hard, moved a few inches, shovel went in and hit something
tried this again and again and again. No luck.... finally decided to
There is a boulder, about 3 feet x 2 1/2 feet by xxx feet located about 5
- 6" down.
Made a few half hearted attempts to dig around it... wayyyy beyond my capability.
So the monster is right in the area where the hosta should be planted..... a
left or right will disrupt the pattern of hostas and intrude into another part
garden.... Not a good option.
Removing the boulder is NOT going to happen... not by hand anyway.... the thing
is kinda large sized and heavy. I'm not.
So, question is... Will a giant hosta be able to grow in 6" of soil......
most of my
other hostas are within the top 4 - 6" of soil. Anyone have direct experience
this?? Planting in this location is preferable, right amount of sun, right
shade, right amount of moisture.
Or I can move the hosta to another location and forget trying to get a
pattern in this location....
Your thoughts are welcome