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Archive date:  November 7, 2013

Transplant Tendencies

50% off on all EarthMix® bag products extended!

We all come from somewhere. In fact, most of us come from somewhere else. That is to say, we live in a region where moving in from somewhere else is more the rule than the exception. As a native Nashvillian, I have come to appreciate the vast melting pot Music City has become. People are forever on the move. Some moves take folks across the country, while others just move across town. It is perplexing sometimes; to know where the best spot for us is.


The same thing holds true in our landscapes. Often times, we put a plant in a spot we are certain it will live in perpetuity. After the passage of time however, it becomes apparent that our selection is over-growing the area or is poorly suited for the conditions under which we want it to grow. Fortunately, this is the season for transplanting. Actually, this is just the beginning of the season for transplanting. From now through the end of February, your opportunity is at hand.


Consequently, I receive many inquiries with regard to relocation of plants and how to go about performing that task. I wrote an article; Transplanting Time, back in November 2006. It's a fairly long and detailed article, but you may want to click on the link and give it a read. In the article, I cover most of the aspects associated with relocation of plants in your landscape; additionally, I also discuss some of the techniques needed to successfully collect plants from nature. Unless you're doing that, the section on root pruning really does not pertain to simple relocation of an existing plant or plants.


Whether you're planting new plants or transplanting existing ones, you need to give consideration to preparing your soil. Your timing is also right for saving on the amendments and mulches. We are extending our sale: 50% off of EarthMix® bag products for one additional week! We still have pansies, but you better hurry, they are going fast!


Fall weather is wonderful, come see us!


David Bates