moving a large hosta

Do you remember how beautiful the hosta ‘Sagae’ looked this spring?

Hosta 'Sagae'

'Sagae' and 'Guacamole'

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!

tree trimmers

We watched from the east porch.

we watched the tree trimmers 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…

listening to a very loud truck

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.

moving a large hosta

moving a large hosta

“Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough…”

moving a large hosta

moving a large hosta

It came up in one large piece and one small piece. The small piece was planted under the redbud tree east of the kitchen.

moving a large hosta

The larger piece was planted in the long bed under the Southern Red Oak.

moving a large hosta

moving a large hosta


moving a large hosta

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.



  1. Posted May 23, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Hope your hosta makes it, Rhonda. I love them and have several that are looking especially good this year. Maybe with the weather a little cooler than a few days ago, and lots of water it’ll stay perky.

  2. Hilary
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I’m interested to see how it does..I never knew you could move plants like that.Does it have to be a certain size or doesnt it matter?Before you can move it.

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