Moving and want to take plants with me - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Erin Hicks
bishop, Ca
Question by erinmhicks
June 30, 2010
I am moving and want to dig up my daylillies, thyme, lavender, daisies and iris' and take them with me to my new home. How big does the root ball need to be, can I dig up the bulbs now or do I need to wait for fall, and do I need to take any care in the replanting proccess? I currently live at 8,000 feet in elevation and am moving down to about 4,000 feet in elevation.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


You can dig up your plants and pot them up for the move. The bulbs are iffy. If you destroy the foliage the bulbs won't be able to store energy and flower next year. Try not to sever too many of the roots when you dig and be sure to water them well when you get them into their new places in the garden. Good luck with the move!

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