I was very irreverent towards these plants when I moved. Last spring I divided some of my favorites from my hosta grove and put them in pots, but when it came time for the move, they were taken out of their pots, rinsed off and thrown in a black plastic garbage bag for transport. People have always told me that hostas are like weeds, since I thought I did not want to abandon them, so I would give this a try. Honestly, it was a last minute effort. Surprisingly, they are looking pretty good one year later, transplanted in their new garden. Unique ones have always been my favorites. I have also learned about slugs as a result of moving these midwestern hostas to Washington.