Um, first a little background on the plants I moved. I wanted to move EVERYTHING I had in pots along with said pots, but um....I ran out of space. Literally. We closed the truck up and the back door slid down scraping the side of the fish tanks and stands. Yes, my cichlids took priority even over my plants. We moved them in aerated buckets powered by giant computer backup batteries in the back of the car 2200+ miles. But! The empty tanks were filled with plants! Every space was filled.
What does a plant fanatic do when they run out of room for all the potted plants? They de-pot each and every one of the treasured babies and put them in bags. Oh, yes I did. I'm that nutty about my plants. Sadly, I had to leave many of my prized pots behind (the neighbors were pleased as I told them they could have the pots I left behind and they gave me huge smiles and many thank yous). They were just too large and heavy to stack and fit in the truck. But the de-potted and bagged plants could easily be shoved in every crevice I could find. I tetris-ed that truck as full as I could. Every free space filled with plants and bulbs. Sadly, I had to leave my lemon and lime trees behind *cries a little*. I was, however, able to bring my miniature mandarin orange tree back with me, so at last there's that. I'll just purchase new lemon and lime trees later.
Did all my plants make it? Most of them did. I'm actually surprised since we spent a night in Durango, Colorado and it froze that night. But, they were all packed in pretty well, so I guess they were fairly protected. I'm pretty sure I lost a white abutilon, but I'm still waiting to see if it comes back to life. The succulents all made it, but one is pretty beat up and I'll have to trim it way back. Other than that, most everything came through ok and are temporarily in ugly plastic pots while I hunt down new fabulous pacific-northwesty pots for them.
Here's a couple things from the move that are blooming for me this month.
First, the Aztec lilies! These seem to really be enjoying their new climate and are blooming it up right now: