|Oriental Poppy before digging. 1.19.15|
|Oriental Poppy. Large hole. 1.19.15|
I dug around it like I would a tree, slice vertically into the ground. Then dig around those slices, in a circle, removing the soil. Then slice under it, and lift the clump out of the soil.
All came up as one piece. I think I got the vast majority of roots. It should survive, and possibly bloom, this year.
I placed the clump into a very large flowerpot. I am without car today and tomorrow, then can take it to Battleground.
My grandfather liked growing Oriental Poppies. So I have them partly to remember him.
I also dug up a large clump of daffodils. Same method. If careful, they move without a problem, and there is nice bloom the first Spring, as if they were in the new location for years. More of those to follow. Transferring as much as I can, little bit by little bit, to the Battleground place.
|I think I got almost all of the roots. 1.19.15|