Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday Tidings-Divide and Conquer


Yesterday, we featured this lovely on a project post.



African Iris is a mainstay in our Central Florida garden.
It's heat and drought tolerant
and is a vision to behold with delicate white blooms.


Check out this recent post by Meems
at Hoe and Shovel,
an amazing gardening blog.




This Florida-friendly beauty started taking over the area
right next to the entrance to the patio.
One of the best things about these plants is that
once you have one, you'll never be without.
They are divided in just a few easy steps,
so that you can add them to other parts of the garden.




 

First, dig up the whole kit-n-kaboodle.



Find a gap in the leaves and pierce it with your shovel.



It may seem harsh, but these babies can take it.
In fact, they'll be better off for your efforts.



Here's what resulted from the trim.
New plants that can readily be used in another location.
What could be easier?



Ahhhh, now it's got room to grow!


Spring has sprung, y'all!