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August 22nd, 2018

I’m always transplanting perennials and shrubs. Over the years I’ve found out what works and what doesn’t. When Northern Gardener asked for article ideas for the 2019 season, I recommended one about dividing & transplanting perennials.

Since they accepted, I’ve been out deciding what I need to move. I’ve transplanted a few roses, bronze fennel, and other various herbs so I can take photos of the process.

The things I transplanted last month are starting to leaf out once again and should be lush by the end of September. When we moved to Maine 6 years ago, I brought almost and entire moving truck filled with plants from my old garden. Every single one of them survived, which was amazing since it was early December when I dug them up.

Do you move plants frequently? Any great tips/tricks to share? Or any specific questions you have that I should definitely cover in my article?

One Comment to “Transplanting….”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 25, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Susy, my only transplants are sping seed starts. They usually take care of them selves. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been six years since you moved to Maine. It’s been a real joy and inspiration to follow your progress with establishing the new gardens that you have in Maine.

    I haven’t heard much about Tara lately. Is she still doing OK?

    Have a great transplanting day.

    Nebraska Dave

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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