Yesterday was a nice day and I was able to dig up and transplant the last of the daylillies from a section of the yard that was now too shady for them. I may have left a number of those little nodules they grow from in the ground still, so I may get another crop in that area next year, but for now they have new homes, so that portion of this resolution is completed. The hostas as still just starting to push up so I have to wait a while to divide and move them. Come to think of it, when my older established daylillies grow some more, I may find some of them will need dividing and moving as well. I may end up with an all daylilly yard, which is okay since they don’t need to be mowed! 3 years ago
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How I did it: I waited until after we had some rain so the ground would be softer and easier to dig. Daylillies and hostas are very hardy plants (the only reason I can grow them!). I dug around their perimeters as a starting point, and then downward, beneath their roots. Once I had them out of the ground, I used an old steak knife to cut up their tuber, then replanted them in other parts of the yard. Some plants were so big I got 4 or 5 plants out of the original one, and I'm not talking about just a small little cutting. My problem is now I'm running out of places to put them. Maybe next year I'll get rid of some grass and fill the area with hostas and daylillies. Read how I did it… 2 years ago