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Re: what to do?

hum..... where are the experts! LOL!
I am not so sure I move a lilac in the spring. That is an intense time
of year for them and they start long before underground than most


Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
  You're so right Donna. Everything is connected in a garden. The bed is 
slightly raised and is close to the house such that everything is slightly 
sloped away from the house, so i think moisture would be under control. 
More sun plus competition from everything else including Norway Maple will 
probably keep everything asking for water even w/out the cherry.
You seem to agree with Chris, so I'll do it in early spring.

I divided and moved a Hydrangea Lilacina last fall and, though it might take 
a few seasons to come back to size, I think it is going to make it. 
Everything I read on that said that fall was the time to move them.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" 
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what to do?

>I had seen this question before but without real experience, didn't want to 
> As a gardener, seems the most prize plantings are always the one that get 
> hurt. (of course, I always live by Murphy's law)
> My best luck has always been to move or change things very early in the
> spring..... before they break dormancy. When everyone wakes up, in a new
> place or a new condition, survival rate is the best... at least here.
> (which has never stopped me from moving something in the heat of summer
> on a whim)
> I am not sure just how far this cherry tree vs the JM is, but it sounds
> like you will be changing more than light around it. The temps of the
> ground will be changing since the lamium won't be there. It might also
> change the routing of water as well. Trees use allot of water too and
> without the cherry tree it may lead to a too moist condition.
> All speculation on my part, so.....hopefully someone that really knows 
> will reply.
> Donna
> Kitty wrote:
> I've got too much shade and I'm thinking of removing a Yoshino Cherry 
> that I
> planted too close to the house. This would, of course, ruin the Lamium
> groundcover, but I can move that to another spot. What I'm really 
> concerned
> about is a Japanese Maple 'Orangeola' that's planted under it. It would
> still have shady protection from a nearby Norway maple and redbud, but...
> A couple of years ago I had a Viburnum that wasn't performing well due to
> too much shade, so I moved it. When I did, the Syringa 'Jessie' next to it
> died. Nothing to do with roots; it seemed as though taking out the vibe
> changed its exposure, protection. Fortunately I had taken 2 cuttings from
> the lilac before moving the vibe, and one little one is doing well.
> I can't take cuttings of Orangeola, they aren't successful and, besides, 
> it
> has taken years for it to get to this substantial size. I am worried that
> removing the cherry would alter the conditions and the precious maple 
> would
> croak. In the other example, the vibe survived. I moved it in fall. Do
> you think it was the timing? Would 'O' stand a better chance if the cherry
> comes out in spring?
> Was it all coincidence? Am I stewing over nothing?
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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