Lifting peony roots for later replanting
Hi - My neighbor is knocking down his house later this week, to rebuild a new house - he has a beautiful long row of pink and white peonies that he is at a loss to save. I have taken a dozen plants with their roots and plan to replant them asap. However the remainder are still in the ground and I would like to try to help him salvage them. Can the roots be lifted and stored in some way from now until next spring (when the new house would be done)? Can they be stored in the ground in bulk, to be lifted and planted properly next spring? Any ideas how I can help him? Thanks!