Move a peony

One: A peony must move, as a bed redesign's given this spot to another plant. Bloom time's not prime time for a move, but what the hey!


Two: Place a sturdy stake and bundle the branches to it for strength in numbers.





Three: Starting at the dripline, dig to find and preserve as much root as possible.


Four: Trench around the roots so you can undercut the ball and lift the peony.4Peony2Lift0485s.jpg


Five: Replant the peony in its new spot. Stake the stems. Cut off the heavy flowers if you can bear to part with them. Water. Apologize to the plant. It will be fine.