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Moving Plants

June 17th, 2010

One of the things I love about gardening is how easy it is to move things around if you’re not happy with the placement of a plant or if a plant is not doing well in it’s current location. I often move plants, especially hostas. I have a shady flowerbed at the side of the house that is a hosta farm. I plants hosta seedlings there that pop up around the garden. I let them grow for a year or two and then I move them to a more permanent location.

I also move plants that are not doing well in their current location, perhaps the soil is too rich, too poor, too wet, too dry, or maybe it’s too sunny or too shady. Most plants seem to be happy with a move, they may be wilted for a few days, but most bounce back quickly (with the exception to peonies that don’t like being moved).

Do you ever move plants around?

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