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So, as I was saying… yesterday, in the middle of my fence garden renovations, I tried to pawn off some daylilies to my friend who so graciously came over on Labor Day weekend and labored in my gardens with me!
It’s not that I dislike lilies, it’s just that they multiply so much and then crowd out other plants I want highlighted.
My blackeyed susans are spectacular, as is my baptisia.. Unfortunately they’re also spectacularly too close to each other now. Frankly, I didn’t think that baptisia would go so crazy so fast, it’s gotta be 4 feet across, an overachiever.
And the susans are so tall they’re like a jungle. Here’s the problem, if I move the baptisia, I risk losing it. The larger plants don’t like to be moved. And this one’s really beautiful. So, that means moving the Susans, problem is, they’re still blooming.
One thing we were able to do is move a white coneflower plant to another location before the baptisia completely ate it!
I also decided to experiment with an Eastern red cedar I uncovered last year when I cleared out the area behind my garage. All I can think is that the previous owners kid got a free tiny bareroot plant, stuck it in the ground and forgot all about it where it got covered with all kinds of junk they had there and then weeds that were left.
I don’t have the appropriate space for this guy but I love it, so I decided to move it…