With a bit, (OK, a lot), of TLC, summer transplanting can be done. Water and shade are the 2 key components to successfully reestablishing your plants. Water the plants before you dig them and keep them well watered for the rest of the season. With less of a root system, it could take only a day for your plants to desiccate and die after transplanting, so be diligent. Whether you're moving a whole garden or just a few plants, here's how to transplant perennials in the heat of summer, with all the whatnots and wherefores of watering.
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