I’m another Margaret, down farther to the south, in Ossining (6b or so, warmed by proximity to the Hudson). I just bought a house where the previous owner did some amazing perennial planting, so I’m lucky. But I really want to plant more vegetables, so I’m seeking more usable real estate — my goal is to annex more and more grass for flowers and edibles, especially since it’s a fairly small yard. And I’m learning how to garden as I go.
My question is, a 5.5 to 6 foot Rose of Sharon is casting a shadow over otherwise vegetable-friendly space. Can I move it now without killing it? I’m not madly in love with Rose of Sharon overall, but I certainly would rather salvage her elsewhere if possible. And if I can’t move her now, when would be best? Now is obviously better so I can grow stuff this summer, but I’m trying to learn patience, as I’ve been told it’s a pre-req for gardening.
Any tips would be hugely appreciated.
Best, Another Margaret
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.