Question From: MICHIGAN
Q: Dear Nancy, I am requesting information regarding my Mom's garden. She recently passed away and I would like to transplant her flowers and plants to my garden. I need assistance knowing which plants I can safely move now and which ones I need to wait until Spring or Summer etc. It will be in the 40's tomorrow and we have already had some frost so I am worried because I only get one chance to do this right. If you are unable to provide assistance can you direct me to someone else? I tried calling MSU Extension office but they are working limited hours with limited personnel. I have a list but will wait for further instructions from you before I send it. Any advice you can give me I would greatly appreciate it. Her garden is her legacy and I want to see it continue. Thank you.
Sorry for your loss Karen. The rule of thumb as to the cut off date for fall transplanting is six weeks before the ground freezes. I would google the name of each plant and how late they can be transplanted in fall. When the ground freezes I would mulch them with a couple of inches of mulch. If you run out of time early spring when the ground can be worked is also a good time. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy