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I moved my mother from Wisconsin to Dallas in December years ago and she wanted to take her houseplants. We made a small section in the back seat and stacked the the pots on each other and then secured them by putting boxes around them to keep them in place. I also covered them with a sheet to keep them warm. It was a two day trip.
We stopped at a motel overnight and couldn't take the plants in because of the way the car was packed. I decided to throw a blanket over them and tucked them in for the night. In the morning the car was freezing inside and I worried that the plants were going to die from the cold. I stuck my hand inside the blanket and it was warmer in there than the rest of the car. When the car warmed up I removed the top blanket. All the plants survived that freezing night. My tip is, if moving in very cold weather cover your plants while traveling in the car.
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I am moving to another state in the summer. How can I safely transport my plants?
Use a box larger than the plant, line it with a plastic garbage bag (do not close at the top). Put plenty of paper towels soaked in water around the plant to keep from drying out.
Yes, you can put a Peoria in a pot and keep it in the house until ready to set out. I set one in a pot and the following year I still wasn't able to set it out. It bloomed just like it would have if I had set it in the ground. I don't know about a bleeding heart.
I am selling my house and eventually moving into another house. I would like to take some of my outside plants with me. However, I will probably live in an apartment for about 6 months to a year before I find another house. Can I plant a Peonia into a pot and keep it indoors until I can return to a more permanent outside garden? Also, what about a Bleeding heart?