Fall Dividing Allium Serendipity - November 2023

A couple of seasons ago (Summer 2021), I planted three Allium Serendipity in the IB2DWs bed after being influenced by Erin the Impatient Gardener.  I've had Allium Summer Beauty in the garden since the beginning and Serendipity felt like a nice improvement - at the time.  I mostly just ignored them.  Until this Summer.  

When I noticed that they were, indeed, an improvement over Summer Beauty.


They bloomed a little bit later.  And for MUCH LONGER.  

Fall is the season for dividing perennials, so I picked up my shovel and got busy.

Here's the before - two nice-sized clumps of Allium Serendipity:

I took those two and made five total plants.  Why five?  A hedge, of course.  I split one in two - in the hopes that those two larger clumps had a better chance of survival.  If I killed the smaller clumps by dividing them too late, or not watering them in enough, or having them heave this Winter...at least I still had what I started with:  two clumps.  

I put three of the Allium Serendipity back where it started - arranged in a line in front of the Weeping Norway Spruce that was planted in October:

And I put the other two down in the new Conifer Garden - between the Baby Blue Spruce and the Montrose Charm Upright Spruce.  See those two below:

I think that I planted more (this Fall) than divided, but I have a few more division posts coming to up those numbers. 

I'm posting this in November 2023, but I did this dividing and transplanting in mid-October 2023.

My 2023 Fall Planting List - so far - includes a number of new and divided plants.  

Now up to 49 new plants.  And 6 new via division.  55 total for 2023 #FallPlanting.  21 of them are groundcover plants.  Five sedums.


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