Dividing Plants

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Did you know . . .

...if you started with a single daylily and you divided it into three plants after one year, and then divided it and each of its divisions into three plants the following year, and kept doing this every year for 7 years, you would end up with 2,187 daylilies? You can do the same thing with Hosta and many other perennials!

While many good quality perennials seem expensive in the garden center, the cost can easily be justified by a patient gardener who divides his or her perennials. Not only does this increase the number of plants in your garden, but it's also good for the plant, encouraging new root growth and better blooms the following season. Propagating your own plants allows you to expand your gardens inexpensively and carry a common theme throughout your landscape.

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