Do you remember how beautiful the hosta ‘Sagae’ looked this spring?
Well, the redbud tree it was under was dying and had to be cut down a week ago. Our many grateful thanks to our friend Paul and the crew members he sent over to help us out with that tree and several other projects!
We watched from the east porch.
The girls were really happy to see the chip pile being replaced. They had accused Pa of “melting the mountain” when he used the last of the old chips. The truck was loud, though…
Once the tree was gone, the hostas were in need of a new home. We worked on moving ‘Sagae’ this evening. DH began by digging around it. It was tangled with the redbud roots.
“Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough…”
It came up in one large piece and one small piece. The small piece was planted under the redbud tree east of the kitchen.
The larger piece was planted in the long bed under the Southern Red Oak.
Tomorrow, we’ll work on moving the other hostas that had been under the redbud tree. With a good soaking drink and the shade returned to them, they should be fine.