house hunting, moving plants?
My husband and I are seriously thinking about getting a different house and property (in my book the property is just as important as the house!). We've gone round and round about this whole issue, but the house we're in needs some serious upgrading (roof, kitchen), and we'd rather put that money into a new house than spend all that time and money then move within a year or so anyhow. We need a similar-sized house with better use of space and a great room for my husband's musical interests (organs, keyboards, and the associated computer take up quite a bit of space!), and a much larger lot (I'd like an acre or more).
I'm trying to decide if I should pot up a few of my favorite daylilies NOW, just in case we find a house we like sooner than we expect. I can't pot up everything (no room, and it's just not practical), but there are a handful of plants that I do NOT want to leave behind. Winter is the WORST season for a gardener to move, but none of my daylilies are too expensive or irreplaceable, except for the handful of my own seedlings. I could just take the special ones, and replace the rest after the move. We've probably got a good six weeks before the ground freezes and I can't dig up anything until March, so I've got some time.
What have been your experiences with moving houses and choosing what to take with you from your garden? I'm really curious, since I've never had to do this before - we're still in our first house, with my first established garden. The whole prospect is both scary, and exciting.