I'm about to take on a pretty big project by cutting a new flower bed. My hope is to divide many of my own existing perennials, as well as some from my mother's house and from friends. I have several questions about the timing of all this. FYI I'm in CT Zone 6.
1. Is it too late in the season to transplant shrubs? I have two weigela in front of my house I want to move to the new bed. I also have two euonymus I want to put there. Should I move these now or in spring?
2. Most perennials I know what to do with, but I am unsure of when and how to divide and transplant lithodora. It has spread extremely rapidly, I just planted in in June, and I would love to have some in the new bed.
3. What would you say is the cut off date for dividing and transplanting perennials in my zone? I would hate to lose anything. Please let me know if there are any kinds in particular that I should NOT move now.
I hope my post isn't too long-winded! I worked so hard on my perennial gardens this year, as they have finally taken off (August marked 2 years since i've been in my house) and my soil is so rich here, that things have already gotten too big for their locations. I just want to make sure I do this right so I don't ruin what I've already accomplished!!
Thanks so much for your help!!