But wait. Now that I’m a Ranter I’m not holding back. PEOPLE, LISTEN UP – don’t plant stuff now because it’s either going to die or you’re going to waste a helluva lot of water keeping it alive. I see you out there with your shovels and trowels and I’m telling you to put them back in the shed and let your frustration melt into patience. (See how gardening changes more than our gardens?) But back to my point – here’s what happened when I divided a miscanthus too late – in May. Its obvious deadness goes to show that the same admonition goes for dividing plants, too.
Yep, turns out this rant is for me. BAD GARDENER! My excuse goes something like "Oh, but I was doing so many more important things in early spring," blah, blah, blah.[Our Photo Department’s Editorial Policy: Good Gardener photos above the fold, Bad Gardener photos below.] Posted by Susan Harris on June 18, 2006 at 3:04 am, in the category Shut Up and Dig.