I am starting a search to move and I have a few plants that I want to take with me as they are family heirlooms. Is there a way to pot the following and keep safe if they have to stay in pots till after winter. I have a 100 year old rose, old peonies (prob same age as rose) and a bunch of irises and one resurrection lilly. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Yes, you can dig them all up and move them with you. Make sure you get all or most of the rootball when digging, especially the rose and peonies. Plant them in pots with potting soil. When you dig the irises, let them dry then store them in newspaper till you can move and replant. If you want to plant them in a container, make the soil shallow and prevent them from getting a lot of water or they will rot.