Pair of Divided Hostas - Under Southside Oak Tree - October 2022
The time has come to start dividing some perennials. Why? Because the temperature has dropped and I find myself with a little bit of time where I can putter in the backyard beds after work before it gets dark. As a reminder, #12 on my 2022 to-do list was to add more 'free plants' through division - something that I've done the past few growing seasons. My plan focuses on two different types of plants in our garden: grasses and hostas.
Earlier this Summer, I went around and identified a few candidates to work on, but I started with a couple of hostas NOT on that list. I was out by the large, Northern Red Oak tree in the south beds recently and noticed that a couple of hostas that are planted there have grown enough to be considered good candidates for division. I dug up two - these are unknown cultivars - and split them.
I put one from each division in a hole kind of 'around' the oak tree trunk - in a spot of the border that is currently empty. See below for those two newly planted divisions:
I'll keep dividing and moving hostas this Fall to fill in spaces in the beds.