I took the day off from work yesterday, as my brother and his wife were coming in to town to help me move the gardens from the apartment building to the new house.
Over the course of several hours, the three of us moved several tiger lilies, a bunch of Oriental lilies, some Turk's Cap lilies, a hydrangea, a peony bush, some bleeding hearts and lilies-of-the-valley, and two Rose of Sharons. I know it's the worst time of year to try to move plants, but I was afraid if I waited until the fall or next spring, the new owners of the apartment building would have mowed everything over.
Some of this stuff isn't going to make it. The peony, especially, is not happy about the move. And it's supposed to be hot and sunny for the next few days (for the first damn time this summer, thankyouverymuch), which means I'll be up there every night watering.
I just had to try, you know? I couldn't leave it all behind.