Moving in Feb - want to take perennials with me!
Hi all -- just joined gardenweb today and am hopeful someone out there can help me! I live in the Northeast (Massachusetts) and am moving to another house in early February. I have spent the last nine years at my current house putting in loads of perennials, some with sentimental value (transplants from various family members' gardens). I would love to be able to take a few with me, but am not sure how to accomplish this given the time of year I will be moving. The ground is not frozen yet, so I could still dig some up... is it possible to keep them in pots over the winter, and then replant in the spring? Or somehow get them down to bare roots and store them that way? The particular plants I have in mind are some Japanese and bearded irises, vinca (periwinkle), daylilies, a forget-me-not, raspberries, bluebells, and some others. I realize that there might not be a 'one size fits all' solution to this problem, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!