Re: Heaving of new plants
Arnold Koekkoek wrote:
> To Mark and others: I was told once to anchor new plantings by
> putting a brick or rock on the rhizome after the ground had frozen.
> That would prevent heaving if there was a freeze/thaw cycle. I tried
> it, and I've found it to work well. Not an iron-clad guarantee of
> success, but in the great majority of cases I've had the plants
> survive. So you might want to try the same.
> Arnold Koekkoek
You can put the brick on the rhizome even before the ground freezes. It
also helps in cases of temp. extremes. The brick keeps the rhizome at a