Getting the vote out

Wandering ferns

IMG_0120aOK - Plan A was to carefully dig up and separate the day-lilies, dig up all the ferns in the corner formerly known as shady, plant some of the day-lilies there, send the rest of the lilies out in the mail to the hords of eager readers, and then re-plant the ferns in the shade.
The lilies had been there quite a while and were a solid mat of roots. Plus I have plenty to spare already, and don't really like them that well anyways. Does this sound like excuses in advance for Plan B?
You're right. My daughter was over to chat and show me her new(er) tattoo, but that was the extent of her help. Not that I didn't enjoy the visit.
So last Sunday I girded my loins, rolled up my sleeves, and attacked. I just ripped off the leaves, dug up the roots with a sharp spade, chucked it all in a recycling bag, and left it by the curb for garbage day. Yes, I know that's shocking behaviour to some, who know's what might be next? My mother can't understand how I could throw anything away, but what's done is done.
The ferns were easier to move one by one then, and are happier now that they don't have to put on sun screen every day - it was clogging their spores. Next is to add some moss and ground cover, and then fungi from the woods.


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