I would like to move some hostas and other shade-loving perennials.
For your hosta, plastic decorative pots are best as they don't crack in the winter. Be sure they have an unobstructed drain hole and that you plant them at the same height as they were growing in the garden. It would be best if you could transplant them now so they can get their roots set. Also, the pots need to be kept slightly moist over the winter. Then keep them near the building and away from strong winds when they start to grow in the spring. ep