Thursday, October 10, 2013

Time to Start Transplanting

The weather is gorgeous. Fall is here. Time to start moving all those little plants that were never in quite the right spot. Or maybe divide that giant clump of hosta that is really overgrown. Or perhaps move that plant that seems to need more sun, or that clump of daffodils that is due for a divide (if you can remember where the clump is located). Whatever it is, now is the time to do it and get it done once and for all.

I've only just begun.
We bought some lovely little mixed heuchera last year (I think?) and sort of lined the path through the Shade Garden with them. Well, we didn't quite have enough, but the plants have grown wonderfully.
I decided to move the ones from the west side of the path and just continue a large arc across the east side.
Much better. The area behind the arc will be filled with all of the pink-cupped daffodils come Spring.

And as for those three lavender plants that were taking up space in the vegetable garden, well, there were actually about five plants. Some were a bit straggly.

This guy seemed to be the healthiest.
I'm hoping they all grow in nicely and make a full border of lavender. We will just have to hope for the best. We had a great deal of rain last weekend, and with the cool temps following the rain the ground is really rather lovely to work in. I watered everyone in well, and will continue to water them as needed. All of the heuchera and lavender also had a healthy amount of compost mixed into the new holes.

Now to find that row of allium beneath the overgrown raspberries, as well as a place to move them to.