The children are leaving home.
I know they do this every August or September and as good mothers we push them out the door - out to make their way in the world. If we've done right by them, they will prosper and hopefully multiply.
It only took a few minutes to dig out half of two large clumps - clearing the walkway and creating nearly a dozen rhizomes to share.
Shake off the dirt, let them dry over night in the shed, and they are ready to box up and send off.
Off to new homes in Florida and Rhode Island. Travel safely!