Fall Perrenial Divide?
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- August 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm #29082AnonymousInactive
I am relatively new to gardeing and find A Way to Garden a wonderful resource. I have checked the blogs and forum but I can’t find an answer to my question. Can perrenials be successfully divided in the fall? I have some plants that need rearranging (mostly hosta and asian lily), and a ribes odoratum shrub that could benefit from a sunnier location. Should I wait until next spring to do a bed redesign?August 10, 2010 at 2:12 am #29564AnonymousInactive
Where are you located? If you are in the Northeast, then fall is a great time to do a bed redesign. We tend to have a little extra water in the fall which is a great help for newly divided and transplanted perennials. Just make sure to give the plants enough time to get re-established before the first frost (the first couple weeks of September should give them enough time) and don’t try to divide or transplant anything that is questionably hardy for you. It is also a great time to move the Ribes odoratum and to plant new shrubs too.August 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm #29565AnonymousInactive
I am in the midwest. It’s hard to imagine the heat will ever break here. Thanks for advice!August 11, 2010 at 1:25 am #29566AnonymousInactive
The same holds true for the midwest- more rain and moderate temps make fall a good time for dividing and transplanting.August 17, 2010 at 3:11 am #29568AnonymousInactive
thanks so much! i am looking forward to it. now i must wait patiently….
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