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HHassist

Can anyone please tell me what those green leafy plants growing all around my Hosta's are? It looks like it's mutated with the Hosta leaves. They're pretty green foliage, kinda looks like a wild version of my Hosta.
I have to keep them in check, because they grow like crazy!

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Seven dollars a pot, wow!! I'm not going to take it all out, just transplant some of it to hard to grow areas. You're right, it's not affecting my Hostas one bit, but I am shocked at the speed with which it spreads. By the time I push my hair out of my eyes, I've got 10 more shoots coming up!! I'm thinking of putting some in an interesting planter I picked up at a yard sale, since it's too late for annuals. What do you think?

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people are staring at my parts, er, plants, that those glances are admiring. It is good to live in my world, Elise, where I believe all love and exalt me.

Now, some may say I am a little delusional, but really, life is better when you can stretch a little compliment into massive worship, or twist every phrase into abject flattery, or amplify a peek into open-mouthed awe...

If you haven't tried it yet, give it a shot!

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Anonymous

Yes Dreamer, I've also noticed some of my neighbours eyeing it
as they stroll by.It really is quite pretty!! Or, actually they might be staring at my exotic collection of plastic flowers artfully arranged in one of my dad's old work boots!! Hmmm, whatever the case I'm sure it's because they're green with jealousy at something. Isn't that
what we always like to think.

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Anonymous

If you squint with your remaining eye, don't you find the goutweed has the same effect as the hosta, with less effort?

Goutweed in my alley nicely blocks my view of the neighbour's trash which is, naturally, never in the can and generally out plenty early so the other neighbour's dog has the opportunity to rip out open. I love goutweed!

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Anonymous

Thank you for all of your excellent advise. I will definately transplant some of it, Foxxy thanks for your warning about the toxicness of it.
Why can't other plants that we love grow this crazy?

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Anonymous

Yes!! yes!!! that's it!! It does look pretty doesn't it!
Thanks a million!! Now I don't have to look the fool all the time.

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Anonymous

for comparison purposes.

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Anonymous

Could it be the infamous "goutweed"? Goutweed does not grow like hosta, in a nice neat shape, but does have lovely variagated leaves of green and cream, and is extremely hardy and invasive. I have goutweed growing happily in a corner bed where nothing else will grow.

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Anonymous

Well, they are a celery green colour with white lines running all over them. Their leaves are much shorter and broader than a Hosta"s.
They almost look like a very, very, cheap knock off of one.
They only grow around this one particular Hosta, my other one's are O.K.

Norm, they grow like crazy, and I am always scaling it down.
I have a bare spot in my back yard and am thinking of transplanting
some of it there. But I'm afraid people will point at it, laugh and call
me names!!!

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Anonymous

Sorry, no pic, no camera!!! Boo hoo hoo!!

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