Some of the hostas in our garden are quite big so I thought it was time I divided some of them. Considering how easy it is to get several plants from one big one, it’s surprising how expensive they are at local nurseries.
The way I go about it is to dig out an entire clump, loosen the roots up by hosing them, and then make a few cuts with a sharp knife, separating each clump into smaller pieces. Then it’s just a matter of planting the pieces. When I do the transplant I use a little rooting fertilizer and I water them well.
The photo above shows the giant hosta replanted after being split.
I planted one of them in one of the back gardens.
And another one at the end of the woodland path… I planted a few of the smaller ones out back too, and also gave some away to the neighbours.
I also divided up some irises today while I was on a roll. It was a beautiful cool fall afternoon, perfect for garden work.