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Can you keep potted hostas outside in winter? zone 5

9 years ago

I posted a question in the landscape forum. I have issues with half of my front yard. It's all shade, mostly from the shade of a very large maple tree. The tree's thirst and its roots have caused issues with growing almost anything. There are some hosta that have survived, but they are barely hanging on. There are two evergreen bushes that have barely grown in the 8 years we've lived here.

So, I posted a question about landscaping with pots. Someone suggested digging a hole in the bed and burying the pot up to the rim in order to make the bed look more conventional, but protecting the roots from the tree. That sounds like a great idea to me.

I live in the Chicagoland area and was wondering if I could plant some hosta in buried pots and leave them in the ground through winter like regular hosta.

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