Re: burrowing rhizomes
> Celia Storey in Arkansas wrote
> >In clearing the TB bed I've found several rhizomes that during the hard
> >rains of winter seem to have burrowed down into the neat ridges I
> >planted them atop
> >Is it OK for me to dig these fellows now and reset them (maybe atop a
> >half-inch or so of sand). Do I need to wait until summer or fall? What
> >they get sick before then?
I'm certainly no expert, so take this worth a grain of salt. I had a few
TB's do this last year, so I left half alone and reset the other half. So
far, there seems to be no noticeable difference. The buried rhizomes are
doing nicely and show no signs of not enjoying their lower status. On the
other hand, I might point out that they didn't bury themselves very deeply.
I'll leave it to those who know what they're talking about to explain it to
Atlanta, Georgia; 60 degrees and bright sunshine means rapid, gorgeous
growth and a deep fear that a solid freeze is on the way in the next month