This weekend promises strong plant foundations (roots) for all the garden warriors who are up for transplanting some shrubs or small trees. Capricorn is hardy and the 3rd quarter waning moon is wonderful for developing root systems, so get those shovels, trowels, and bengay ointments ready.
I’m transitioning my garden to containers in hopes of saving my knees and back. There’s a lot less weeding with containers, if any, but more attention to watering needs is mandatory. I’d rather hold a hose than a shovel any day. As I move heartily into my Third Act, I’d like to do it with less backbreaking work and more time for sitting in the shade enjoying the view.
Several of my in-ground plants will be “moving house” this weekend to some large pots where they’ll get to mingle with some friends they’ve only been able to wave at across the yard. I’m testing it out with some very inexpensive ($12) large pots I bought at a bargain store, so if the transition isn’t as successful as I hope, my investment in pots isn’t off the charts.
It’s also a good weekend for planning and laying out the structure of your garden. And since Capricorn is very penny-savvy, you may find you get more bang for your book when making purchases. Quality, too.