Garden math: divide & multiple by Rhonda Hayes
Star Tribune, May 3, 2011

Who doesn’t love blooming,
The prospect of more?
Tender shoots emerge, stored
energy, divisions moist;
plenty of room for the roots.
Lift out, shake or hose off
the extra. Buds will have the most
vigor. Continue to water
until well established.

On tangled roots, use a sharp knife.
Trim or remove the dead
centers. It won’t hurt to groom
and weed while you’re at it.
(If you trim half the foliage,
It will be easier to handle.)

Take a long time to recuperate.
Donate to neighbors and friends.
Bloom again.