You knew the time was coming. Your spouse had been looking for a new job for some time. You’d really, really hoped that it would be in the same town, but they just called you and been offered a fantastic job in another state. You’re wildly excited, except, your gardens! You’re going to have to leave your gardens behind!
Now that you’re going to have a change of address, you need to decide what to do about the yard. Of course large plants are going to have to stay put. However, if you’re moving during the growing season you can often take starts of some of your favorite perennials. It will depend on what’s waiting for you on the other end, whether you want to try and take some plants with you.
If you’re moving right into a new home, taking plants is breeze. If it’s going to be awhile before you have a permanent change of mail address, it can be harder. If you’ll be staying in an apartment or hotel, it can be a big challenge to keep plants alive and healthy long enough to get your new home purchased and moved into.
One option, if you’re not moving too far. Is to leave your plant starts with a trusted gardening friend, so they can water them regularly and care for them until you’ve moved into your new home. Another option is to have an agreement with the person purchasing your home that you can come and take starts of certain plants once you’re settle into you new place. You may need to be creative.
In order to free up more energy to be creative you may want to consider having a company automatically take care of all your mail change and forwarding tasks. This will allow you extra time for digging and potting your plants, as well as time needed to find a way to take care of them so you can start your new home off with many of your old friends surrounding you.