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Sterling, VA
dachsmom06
Mar 14, 2018 7:15 AM CST
We are relocating from Virginia to NC in May and I would like to take some of my grandmother's peonies. They are beginning to sprout and I know the time is not optimum. Additionally they will need to be stored until November when the new house is ready. Is there a way I can do this?
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DaisyI
Mar 14, 2018 10:12 AM CST
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Dig carefully to keep root damage at a minimum and transplant them into pots. That's the best you can do.
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Sterling, VA
dachsmom06
Mar 14, 2018 10:21 AM CST
Thank you. That is what I thought. We have planted some in pots for transport. Now should I treat them as though they were in the ground with water and light while letting them go through their natural growth cycle with the plan to transplant them into the new garden in November?
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Bonehead
Mar 14, 2018 10:24 AM CST
I have had good luck 'keeping' plants in pots by partially burying the pots in soil or sand. That keeps the roots contained, but kind of mimics being in the ground better. I have an old sandbox that is close to a hose bib that works well for this, as I remember to water them often.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 14, 2018 10:25 AM CST
Yes, you want them to grow in the pots this summer. Give them everything you would give a potted plant.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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