How to go about asking for, and completing a division
Hi all! I've been dying for some peonies, and as september inches closer and closer I'm getting ready to order some online.
However, a shop down the road from me has a lovely peony by their alleyway. It's a lovely soft white with bright fuchsia stamens.
I would like to ask the people who recently moved into the shop (new owners) if I could divide a bit off theirs this fall and plant it in my yard.
How do you suppose I should go about asking for a division?
Can I just slice a bit off with a spade or do I have to dig the whole thing up?
I've read that if it isn't planted at the exact same depth it wont bloom? if this is the case how can I tell how deep to plant mine?