Originally posted by tkhooper:
My friend had hers in full sun in Virginia Zone 7a so I wouldn't be worried about it's placement. Also being close to the deck is probably giving it some of the protection it needs from spring winds. Which if you have anything like I have can really denude a bloom in no time if they aren't planted in a protected area.
... boy, thanks a bunches there tkhooper. If I had me druthers I'd rather not move it either... but... when I moved up here to the house of my dreams, lol, the people who lived here before were like not at all really gardeners, and in the sense that they went for the quick fix and/or most cost effective way for to fill in... and like I had two humongous way out of whack forsythias (like 12' high and 15' wide big, lol) that were planted way too close to me house (less than 3 feet no less, lol... and yikes!.. and they're now gone from this last year)... and then there 'was' rambling wild honeysuckle all over two sides of that very same deck (with this loverly tree
peony almost lost in-between 'em... where and how they ever got that peony I'll never know, but... they did love it).. anyways... all of their gardening spaces extended like no more than 4 feet from the house, and since I've started playing around out there, lol... we are now at no less than 12 to 14 feet (and seemingly ever growing
too, lol) out from the house and front and back decks. And so I am also sorta trying to also figure out a way, so that if I don't move it, it won't get lost in all the other plantings that are being added there... and since it's right on the west side... I'm also going for some smaller shade like trees
there as well (a dwarf purple plum and a service berry). So I am trying me best not to have to move it.... well, and I really am chicken too (I am going to try some new starts this year as well, and keep me fingers crossed, lol)... have you ever moved one though?