Moving Plants in Winter

Anonymous added on November 30, 2011 | Answered

We have a whole walk-through garden with a variety of bulbs, tubers, shrubs, grasses, rose bushes and evergreen plants that we have to move in January. How can I move them and possibly store them or plant them (if possible) through the winter? We live in north Arkansas. I need some help trying to solve this problem. We have a dirt floor garage (but no door) that we could use for possible storage if you think the plants would make it there if I cover them with mulch.

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Answered on December 1, 2011

As long as the ground is still manageable, you should be ok with digging them up, but as far as replanting them, I would place them in containers instead. Storing them in the garage should be fine. With exception to any bulbs or tubers, they may require a bit of water once a month throughout winter. Keep the bulbs/tubers dry, however, and store them in a cardboard box with some newspaper or peat moss in an area that will remain dark, cool, and dry. Once spring returns, you can replant in their new location and care for the same as before.

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