Friday' The Garden...Time to Transplant & Fertilize

Hello and welcome back...I't Friday, so I'm in the garden.

This week I decided to focus on my lawn. I went to Home Depot, where I was lucky enough to stumble upon the representative form Scotts (the lawn product co.). I overheard him giving instructions to a seemingly confused older gentleman. When they were done, I asked him for the Cliff Notes....long story short, it is super confusing. I'll try to break it down. Do this now

This is a crabgrass preventative and needs to go down on DRY grass and NO RAIN FOR 48hrs. In 6-8 weeks (and this is where he was losing me), the weed killer needs to go down on WET GRASS. OK, wet grass is considered after morning dew, easy enough. The 6-8 week range is determined by how the weeds are growing at your house. You need to have weeds present, to kill them???? Yeah, I'll let you know when I do mine.

Onto more fun is the perfect time to transplant any bushes, or perennials that you want in another location. If it is something that is about to bloom, I would wait until just after that bloom. This is an Endless Summer hydrangea "The Original".

This is what it looks like when it is blooming

Not my yard

Mine is located too close to another one, and I want to move it. When I dug up the root-ball, I found this

An offshoot of a new plant. I am going to separate the two before I transplant them. Using a sharp knife, this is a drywall knife

cut down the middle of the two

...and you will have a new plant

I transplanted the larger plant here, behind the roses, in-between the evergreens.

I'll walk around my yard and find a spot for the other little one. On another note, Buster came home and is doing well.

Thank you, everyone, it was so nice to read all your good wishes. We do love our pets!


  1. So glad to hear Buster is doing well! Poor guy with the cone. It's hard not to laugh a little when they bump into the furniture with those things on though.
    LOVE your hydrangea. It's one of my favourite plants. I have two that need to be moved this year because I accidentally planted them in a spot that's too sunny. I was relieved to see leaves starting on them earlier this week as I thought they might not come back this year.

    1. It cracks me up when he bumps into things.

  2. Thank you for this. So much is in bloom early. My hydrangea are stunning when they bloom but they have grown way out of control and I think my gardener and his men do not know how to cut it back - he keeps skirting the issue. You seem to be quite knowlegeable about the garden or confident after the cliff notes, anyway. Love whatever I can see of your yard.

    1. Now is the perfect time to trim your hydrangeas.

  3. I've been out of the blog loop this past week. I'm going to have to go back and see what happened to Buster. Whatever it was I'm glad he's better. Those cones are pretty hilarious though. Our last dog wouldn't even move while wearing one. Just stood there.

  4. I haven't had much luck with my endless summer hydrangea reblooming, I'm hoping this will be the year. Did you know that to propagate hydrangea all you have to do is take a long branch lay it on the ground and put a rock on top (to hold it down). In a about 2 weeks it should start to sprout roots where the stem meets the dirt. Happy Gardening!



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