wingdesigner
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HVX--aargghh!

Well, it happened. My "Striptease" got infected and it's in the same bed with "Sum & Substance" and other susceptibles. How do I get it out and how should I destroy it? I can't compost it, right? Burn it? Yard waste for city disposal? Should I wait until everything is dormant at the end of the year? :( :? Thanks for your help.
Happy gardening,
Wingdesigner
Happy Gardening,
Wing

opabinia51
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Just remove it, and burn it. You can then add the ashes to your compost pile.

wingdesigner
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HVX

Thanks, Opa--looks like I'm gonna lose the whole bed :cry: I can see the tell-tale signs of "inkbleed" on several others. I have some other non-susceptible stuff (ferns, astilbes) in there, so it won't be totally empty, but... How many years should I wait before replanting w/hostas? Soil replacement is not an option, it's filled w/silver maple roots. I guess quarantining my new stock (in the future) in large pots for a year before planting is the way to go, eh? To make sure the virus doesn't show up. I have alerted my favourite catalogs of the problem, most of them hadn't even heard of the emerald ash borer, let alone HVX. What a pain. Anyway, thanks for the advice, as always.
Happy Gardening,
Wingdesigner.
Happy Gardening,
Wing

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