How do I move my perennials?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 29, 2018
    are you moving and wanting to take the plants with you, or are you thinning out the plants to relocate in your property?

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 30, 2018
    pot them in temporary pots, or- i used a larger shallower Rubbermaid container meant for storage- put potting mix in it and nestled my plants in it, the movers would't take them to my new place, so by car & 4 tubs later my garden starts made it in good shape to the new house- i would think the same would work for you..... your bonus is that you don't have to by the gas.

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 02, 2018

    Put your existing flower bed plants in a larger temporary container, with potting mix, and dampen it. When I last relocated, my plants relocated with me...don’t worry about proper spacing etc. I used a larger plastic tub...it was an old Rubbermaid trug. Pack the plants in, it will keep the roots cooler. I actually ran out of room in the trug, found a strurdy box that once held fruit, lined it with a plastic bag and the rest of the plant starts did ok in that. Use what you can readily get...

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 03, 2018

    find a box, line it with a black plastic bag. add an inch of potting mix. carefully remove the plants you want to keep, leaving a smallish dirtball on the roots, place in the box. slightly dampen the soil in the box or if really hot out a few ice cubes. try to keep the box shaded a bit. you can pack quite a few plants together its just a temporary relocate. when I made my last move 4 years ago many of my plants came with me.

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 04, 2018

    find a box about 3-4 inches deep, line it with a black plastic bag, place the perennials in the box. pack them in. give them an inch or so of potting mix & give them a light watering. set them in a more shady area until the flower bed is ready.

  • Cathy Dillon Cathy Dillon on Aug 04, 2018

    I use plastic grocery bags to move ( hosta for example) plants from one spot to another. If you dug up quite a bit of dirt with the plant, just dump it in the bag. Mine can stay for a couple of days, and they can be watered, also,with out getting ridiculously heavy.

    My plants always do best when they are replanted immediately, but adding a lot of dirt may take you a while, if it is that much new dirt that it will really raise the level of the entire bed.


    With the rubbermaid idea above - it would probably be much too heavy for me, although might be fine , also.

    Good luck