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Old 04-08-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Transplanting Violets?


I've got a sprinkling of white and purple violets in the back of my yard. I would like to move some into a shade part of my front yard. Can I just dig them up? They have root corms, right? Should I wait til after they bloom? Will this work?

I realize that lots of people regard these as weeds - I know, my grandmother will kill me when she finds out that I am trying to grow them. But I have a shady front hill that I would love them to colonize.

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Since I didn't hear anything I talked to my local master gardener. She advised that April is the perfect time to try transplanting them (in my zone). I spent an hour or so digging up a tray full of them from my backyard. I kept them wet while they waited for transplantation. Then I heeled them into the ground on my front hill. I was also advised to clip the flowers when they start to droop so the plants can concentrate their energy on root production rather than seed generation. We'll see how they do....


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