Greetings to all my gardening friends:
I have a general question for all of you that may have ideas. I have read under the old topic list, looking for answers to some of my issue, and have found SOME answers.
My mother, an AVID gardener and person with TWO green thumbs, passed away 01/03/06 after a battle with a rare blood disorder. I won't get into any more except to say, I know her gardens are beautful in heaven....
Here is my dilema- she had flower
beds, that I have managed to keep in relatively good shape since her passing, some with vintage plants
including peonies that belonged to HER grandmother and mother.
Unfortunately- due to my father's health, and his (ahem) marriage to the "other woman", we are selling our family home of 32 years. Thats a mighty long time.
I am going to have to dig up LOTS of my mom's flowers
, including the vintage Peonies, and hopefully- this will be happening here in the next month or so. (We have a signed offer on the house, but there are still some negotitations to do)....
I am most concerned about the Peonies and some roses
. We have daffodils, but I am fairly confident that I got the answer that I was looking for in older posts.
I know Peonies can be tempermental until they are established, and Im scared of digging up the roses
a better time to do all of this or will I need to take extra care to move some of the more fragile roots?...
Also, there are two "butterfly" bushes that were favorites of all of us for their fragrance, how difficult will they be to move?
I know some of this will result in reposts, but I'm not quite sure where to begin....