transplanting lady slippers
When I was a little kid, my mom used to pull over on the side of the road and make me watch for cars while she went into the woods to steal lady slippers. (And this was on our way home from church!) She would just take a couple and put them in a vase. So naturally, I thought there must be something very special about these flowers. To this day I think they are the most beautiful flower and they still hold a very special place in my heart.
Now thirty years later they are developing all of the woods in my town where the lady slippers were once abundant. It seems a shame to me that it is illegal to take some for transplanting, yet developers can destroy them by the thousands.
If I were to miraculously come across one or two somehow... does anyone know how to transplant them properly? My woodland garden wouldn't be complete without them.