MOVING MY PLANTS TO MY RELOCATION CITY
I WANT TO BRING MY PLANTS TO MY NEW CITY (FROM PA TO TN), BUT I WANT DO IT THE BEST WAY WITHOUT TAKING TO MUCH SPACE IN THE TRUCK, MUST OF THEM ARE IN POTS: WILLOW,WHITE PINE,ROSES,PYRACANTHA,FLOX,HEUCHERA,MUMS,CLEMATIS,BLEEDING HARTS, ECT. OTHER ARE IN THE GROUND: AJUGA, CREEPPING FLOX,EUONIMUS,DIANTUS SWEET WILLIAM, IRIS, DAY LILLY, LILLY OF THE VALLEY, PEONY,ETC. I'LL BE THERE ONLY FOR 10 DAYS I WANT TO PLANT THEM AND LEAVE THEM GROING THERE FOR A WHILE.PLEASE SHOW ME THE BEST WAY.ZIPE C37042
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I know a couple who rented two moving trucks when they moved--one for their belongings and a second one completely devoted to the plants from their garden. It was quite an undertaking! All of the plants you want to take from your garden will have to be dug and potted, and all of those pots will take up space in your truck. Load the plants in last so that they can be unloaded first upon your arrival. Set them in a shady spot and water thoroughly. Because you have to leave them unattended for some time, you'll need to plant them in the ground and soak them in. If you have a site prepared ahead of time, your planting job will be much easier. You might want to rototill a large spot and just line them up in rows. (They can be moved to permanent locations in the fall.) Newly transplanted plants do need TLC, so it'd be a good idea to befriend a new neighbor or hire a kid in your new neighborhood to water deeply once a week. You might use a water sprinkler on a timer and just ask a neighbor to check on it every few days to make sure the hose hasn't burst or something.

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