The Q&A Archives: Transplanting Morning Glorys

Question: To my surprise, I just discovered that I have 3 small vines of Morning Glorys growing near my fence. Only problem is, I won't be able to enjoy them on that side of the fence. What is the proper way to transplant these so I can enjoy them? I want to move them to the other side of the yard so they grow up that fence. Do I start them in the middle of the fence or begin at one end? Thank you so much for all your help.

Amy Fleming

Answer: If you can wait until spring to move your plants, they'll transplant better. Or, you can wait until after the first frost and dig them then. Since they will spread out in all directions, plant them about the middle of the fence.

I'd start digging 6-8" from the main stem of the plant. Go carefully. If you find roots extending out farther than that, move further away from the stem and start digging again. It's okay to sever a few of the roots, but you'll want to keep the rootmass intact as much as possible when you're digging.

Good luck with the move!

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