An ex-worker made a horrific error in planting over 100 hostas where there were supposed to be daylillies. About 20 of them must be moved as there is much too much sunlight for them to survive and they are extensions of existing daylilly plantings. The situation for the remaining 80 or so is this: - no real problem with the landscape design as the owner is very flexible and is willing to go the the "new design" and see what it looks like next spring - the plants were bare root and did not have any foliage, so locating the exact spot they were planted is tough but not impossible - mixed variates of hostas in a random pattern - the site where the hostas were planted gets "partial sun". The daylillies were selected as it is more partial to sun than shade. I believe the hosta will be OK in this location but will require water which is no problem because there is an irrigation system - the plants were covered with mulch at 2" depth - the area was stripped bare before the planting The real problem is that the hosta were planted too deep (1"-2" below grade rather than right at the surface). My thoughts are that I would remove the mulch and try to wash away the excess soil at the top of each planting with a hose. What do you think about the chance of the plants living????? The other choice is to go back, rip up and scrap the hosta (probably not savable) and replant with daylillies. I really do not what to expend this amount of time and the owner agrees. Any suggestions or experience with messes like this?????