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Can plants be dug up and saved now?

Posted by christie_2007 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 25, 07 at 10:41

My husband is a contractor and is starting a job Monday where his client is having a wrap around porch added all the way around his home. All the plants/shrubs have to be removed (and the client doesn't want them). I have been working on adding a large flower garden in my backyard and would love to have some of them. Unfortunately I don't know what they are, he took pictures to show me what he had. Is there anyway to dig them up and keep them until spring? I doubt they can be planted now. I live in Eastern NC and we have already seen a couple nights of 32.

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RE: Can plants be dug up and saved now?

  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 25, 07 at 15:30

Plant them now. Just remember to bury them about 2/3 and then flood the holes. Wait for the water to receed and then complete the backfill and water again. You want to get any voids out of the backfill by mudding up the holes this way.That ensures better water movement between the root ball and surrounding soil. Don't add fertilizer at this time. You should have no problem.

If you have evergreens, you can spray them with a product called "WiltPruf" or something similar (don't use on blue spruce or other blue needle leaf evergreens as they will discolor.

Go get those plants.

RE: Can plants be dug up and saved now?

YEAH!!! Thank you so much for the reply. I love saving plants from destruction!


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