Rose & Flower Gardening
Divide Your Perennials for More Blooms
Find out how you can create more plants for your yard.
Divide and Multiply
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 garden. Divide spring and summer blooming perennials in the fall, and fall blooming plants in the spring.
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 Healthy Garden is a Lovely 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 circulation. When you run out of room for replanting, give flower starters to your friends and let them share the beauty you've cultivated.