Momi loves Hostas. We leave them in the ground year round, even here in SoCal. But we do have problems with destruction of them inside our fence. The destruction is called RICKY and his playmates. They tear through the Hostas, playing games, and all you can see is bits, pieces, and leaves flying through the air........and Momi chasing after them with a broom! And that only stimulates them even further. Nothing like a good game of "can't catch me!" I told her the only way she was going to catch those dogs is to get on the broom and ride it! 😁 (I had to go get some pizza that night for my supper.) 😟Yes, the PLANT destruction is real. My important Hostas are all INSIDE the fenced backyard. The decimate those outside the fence!