While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He asked Tom, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?" The rest of the story is not pleasant. —Author unknown

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Can I divide hostas in the fall?

When should I divide my hostas? Almost anytime! Spring is preferred, but fall is fine.

Can you divide hostas now? Yes!

A friend, with visions of a backyard botanical center dancing in her head, asks if she can divide her hostas now.

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YES! Hostas are such tough perennials, they can withstand divisions almost any time of year. In fact, late summer is probably the best time because they’re toughened from summer but still have [...]

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