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Moving upstate, bringing perennials

Posted by gratefulgary z6A NY (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 19, 06 at 18:26

We're moving from the Hudson Valley, 6A, to Delhi, 5A. And at an elevation of about 2300 ft. Delhi is around 1500 ft. We'll be moving the first week in November.

We intend on digging up and taking with us several perennials, including, but not limited to, sedum autumn joy, coreopsis, cone flower, shasta daisy, gaillardia. My question is, should we put them in the ground in a temporary area for the winter? Would they survive in the buckets we bring them up in? What if we left them in the buckets in the garage so the root balls don't freeze? If they are just root balls in buckets, why not?

Anyway, we need some guidance on how to keep the plants over the winter. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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RE: Moving upstate, bringing perennials

I would put them in the ground and mulch heavily. They'll be happier than in pots. Do you heat your garage? If pots are not frozen they will still need water in winter.

There are several posts on moving plants in the cottage gardens forums. Do a search and see what others have done.


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RE: Moving upstate, bringing perennials

  • Posted by kareen z5 NY Renss.Co. (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 20, 06 at 8:09

Have you considered winter sowing from seeds you collect from these plants? Might make your initial move a lot easier and will certainly provide you with healthy plants for next year. Kareen


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