I grew the 3 x 3-foot spirea on the left in that picture from a division taken from my former home, and I grew the rose bush on the right from a cutting taken from its parent that I left behind.
Besides these plants pictured, I've transplanted others -- Hostas, Begonias, Siberian Iris, Clematis, Canna Lilies, Artemesia, Viburnum, Vinca, Liriope, Pacysandra, Asiatic Lilies, herbs, and others. It's fun, and you can do it, too!
|This is another plant that is a baby of a shrub rose from a previous home. |
The parent of that one, called a Carefree Rose, lived at my daughter's home,
and it was easy to propagate. Just a few years ago it was a 4-inch stick!
|Mondara is also called Bee Balm because the bees love it.|
You can take divisions of any Mondara you are growing.
They will be very forgiving of being transplanted at your new home.
|This lovely plant is part of my herb garden. It's Sorrel, a sour-flavored herb |
that makes an interesting soup.
But mostly, I grow it for the look of its leaves.
I divide the plant in half every time I move.
|Chives form the border of my herb bed. |
It's easy to bring small clumps with you when you move,
and they root quickly. You'll always have a fresh green garnish ready!
|Thyme spreads like crazy. |
I like it as a groundcover in my herb garden.
Your home's new owners will never miss some divisions.
|Even though some of them are common varieties, I am devoted to all my orange Daylilies. |
Daylilies almost beg to be divided every few years, so you'll be doing
your home buyers a favor by thinning a bed of Daylilies and taking some with you.
|I bought the granddaddy of this Autumn Fern about 20 years ago, |
and I cannot count the number of times I have divided it.
Ferns add a certain elegance to any landscape,
and bronzey Autumn Ferns stay pretty all year.
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|This is what it looked like behind my garage as I was preparing |
to move from my last house to my present home five years ago.
It was messy, but it let home buyers know that these plants weren't staying.