I've got a Gaura that I thought I had lost until today. It was buried under the daffodil foliage that hasn't died back yet and I saw a flower from it sticking out. I cut the daffodil foliage back, but the Gaura is a little flattened out. I had read somewhere that if you want a bushier plant you can cut it back when it gets to a certain height. It's already flowering, so is it still safe to cut it back some? Will it still flower if I do that now? It's one of my favorites, and I prefer to let it do it's thing and look like a big fountain, but I'm not sure this one is going to be upright again on it's own.
Also, I've got one that came up from seed, right next to the sidewalk. I wasn't sure what it was so I let it grow until I could figure it out. It needs to be much further back in the garden, and I've heard that they don't transplant well because of a tap root. I really love it because the foliage is dark red, and the flowers are solid dark pink, and my other four don't look like it at all, so I'd like to save it if possible. Any suggestions on moving it? I could swear that it was only about a foot tall yesterday, but I just measured it and it's 2 feet tall! This is a photo of the foliage. I'll post a photo of the flower next.