taking garden with you when you move?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2003
taking garden with you when you move?
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Sat, 05-28-2011 - 10:18am

We moved into our house 5 years ago, and about 3 years ago I started pulling up grass and making gardens. I now have 7 gardens and today will be finishing creating the 8th (we have a nice chunk of property). Anyway, I LOVE to garden, but we recently discussed moving in a few years- same town, but better part/bigger house. Ever since we decided that we might be moving, I've lost a bit of interest in spending yet MORE money on the gardens. As you all know, it can be pricey, especially with perennials, which I try to get so that I have to spend less each year.

Here's my question. Have any of you ever moved an taken any plants with you? I'm not talking about ripping out our plum trees and larger shrubs, but I have a few favorites and the thought of starting from scratch is making me a bit crazy. I actually love the thought of a clean slate since I love creating gardens, but the thought of spending thousands of dollars to do so makes me wonder if it's too obnxious, or even possible to grab a few plants when we move (depending on time of year, of course).

Just wondering if any of you have ever taken any plants with you when you moved.

Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2004
Mon, 05-30-2011 - 11:11pm
Yes I did take plants with me when i moved. Unfortunately my move was from Florida to Wyoming so the pants we not really well suited. LOL Did i know that? Yes but .....oh well I tried.

Since you would be moving within the area things would be better/easier for you. If it was me then I would start with looking at what you have that is either dividable (iris, chives, rhubarb etc) or roots easily (mint, etc). Start there since you can divide and/or root in pots that can be moved and still continue with things growing where they are now. Second as it gets closer to when you might move then you can also try digging things as they are dormant and transplanting to pots. That said some of those things that are older may not transplant well. Trees can be moved but it would probably be pricier than buying a new tree.

Another way of thinking about your gardens/trees etc is that not only do they give you enjoyment but they ad value and curb appeal to your house - especially since you are choosing perennials to plant now.

HTH!

























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Registered: 04-04-2003
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 8:20pm

Thanks! You're so right about curb appeal. The horrible part of me is imaging taking pics this summer and hopefully not selling mid-summer