Planting Bare Roots in the Spring

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I ordered a bare root Rheinland Astilbe this spring. When I got it, I was a bit tired and put off planting it until the next day. It looked like a dried up root with bean sprouts protruding from the other end. Not too attractive. I read the instructions and put it in the soil and gave it a drink.

The next few days left me worrying about my plant. It didn’t look very happy. The bean sprouts were drooping and I did not think it would make it. However, I kept watering it.

One day, I went out and the bean sprouts had turned to beautiful green leaves! Wow! How did that happen? I won’t ask questions, I’ll just be thankful it is thriving. Now, every day it grows a bit taller and a few more leaves are growing.

I should have taken pictures in the beginning. But anyway…here is what it looks like today…

If all goes well, it will have beautiful pink flowers in early summer. As always, Happy Gardening!