This is just to record the garden tips from my sidebar, which otherwise will disappear when I replace the info with timely seasonal hints.
“September is the best time to transplant established peonies. Begin by cutting the peony stems near ground level. Then carefully dig around and under each plant. Try to retain as much of the root system as possible. Promptly replant the peonies in a sunny, well-drained site.” ~Iowa State U.
Quicklist: *three to five buds per division * full sun, well-drained soil * large enough hole for roots to fan out * 3-4 foot spacing * buds are 1 to 2 inches below the soil surface
Plants have their likes and dislikes. I’ve been putting together a Companion Plant Cheat Sheet to quickly remember who likes who.
Summertime heat is challenging in the Midwest, so what do you do when the weather is dry? One thing is to use xeriscaping ideas, another is to mulch your plantings.
Plan your autumn chores and appreciate some of the seasons highlights.
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