A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – September 27, 2021 – Ken Druse on Dividing Perennials

I’ve been scouting around in my garden for orphaned plants, ones that used to be in visually pleasing clumps or masses, but because of expanding shade or a naughty vole or who knows what, aren’t looking as good as they used to. Over in New Jersey, Ken Druse has been digging and dividing some perennials, too, but for different reasons. 

And that’s our topic today: what and when and why and how to dig and divide. 

Ken Druse is author of 20 garden books, and gardens on a small island in a river in New Jersey, which sometimes backfires as it did recently during Hurricane Ida, when the place flooded. He’s no longer under water, and he’s here to help us learn to dig and divide our way to a better garden. 


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