Get more out of your garden by dividing your perennials.
A perennial garden gives you a repeat performance of beautiful flowers, year after year.
Keep the show going strong by dividing your perennials in the spring or fall. These flowers
tend to spread out, with new plants jostling for nutrients and water. They choke one another
out as they compete for resources. Dividing your plants keeps them healthy and beautiful.
Some more good reasons for dividing your perennials.
Some perennials are slow and steady growers. Others, such as yarrow or black-eyed susans,
are speed demons. You need to divide the fast growers just to keep them from taking over your
Dividing proven performers and replanting them keeps more money in your pocket. You can even
trade your divided plants with your neighbors to add a little variety at no cost.
A lovely garden is a healthy garden.
When your perennials get too big, they put more energy into grabbing resources rather than
producing beautiful flowers. Dividing them gives them room to grow and helps with