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Leafy Hostas

You can't go wrong with these large, leafy plants.

"Early spring is a great time to divide these leafy greens," says gardening guru Marjorie Harris, who suggests digging up the plants as soon as their shoots start peeking through the ground. Split the entire plant, roots and all, in four with a flat-edged garden spade or large knife, and replant. Don’t be afraid to lose the great proportions of a huge dinosaur hosta — it should regain its size by summer.

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  • Photographer: John Cullen (root), Joan de Grey (hostas)
  • Source: House & Home April 2009 issue
  • Products: Hosta plant, Sheridan Nurseries.

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