Well I can't say my shipment from Annies is doing well at all. I know I ordered early but they had a few plants I wanted to try and they were all available at the same time. It has been warm enough. I was bringing everything in at night but now it is warm enough to stay out.
The Angelica had slowly been losing stems. I thought it was because I was letting it dry but it turns out to have mites. That really stinks because it has been a pest free winter for me - not even fungus knats if you can believe that. I should have recognized it sooner from the discoloring.
The cream cups kept browning and the tops were very floppy and loose from the beginning. I put them in the ground hoping they like real soil that better than pot life. They aren't dead but I don't know if I will get flowers. I really wanted to get some seeds from these because I had trouble locating them in the past.
The poppy kept dying back too so I put that one outside and I think it is recovering. That one was just a filler to make the shipping more worthwhile.
The eupatorium and geranium is doing well but the geranium is just green, not chartreuse like I thought Ann Folkard is suppose to be.
The Trachelium looked healthy and great but then one died suddenly from the root and now the second one is wilting suddenly like they were overwatered. The first one that died I unpotted. It was disconnected from the main root and now the second one seems to be doing the same. They are not sitting in water.
I guess the transition from California greenhouse to NJ is not a good one.
That was an expensive experiment. Many seem to be loose from the roots but they were packed very well.
It is because it was such a big decision which nursery I was going to order from. You know how it is. You hunt for a particular plant and just to make the shipping worthwhile, you add on. Live and learn.
Name: Ronnie Southeastern PA~Zone 6 I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Loretta I'll bet if you contact her they will replace them for you.
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I may contact them just to let them know but I don't expect replacements. The poppy sent up new stronger leaves as the greenhouse leaves die back. I've been swabbing the angelica with alcohol. I got rid of mealies that way once. The cream cups are toast. They don't seem to have the ability to send up new leaves. The remaining Trachelium isn't completely wilted. The small new leaves are still OK where the stem is more mature and so is the growing tip. So maybe I'll just loose the three, hopefully. We'll see. I'll ask about the leaf color on the geranium.
Name: Sally central Maryland slef employed writier
Got a(n originally 14$ ) Strawberries and Cream Hydrangea at Lowe's, for 3.75- the least dead of the nearly dead bunch. And it came with a cute pink tin pot which my DD gracefully accepted and promptly reused for bedroom decor Plenty of healthy full price ones, but these were probbly Easter gift plants that one tray got fried.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
We went to Wegman's the other day, and they had some garden decor at 30% off... including a couple of those metal birds with the bouncy curled tails that I've admired since I first saw one... they come in different colors (bronze or silver, then different colored glass marble insets), and if I'd found one before in a color I liked, I'd probably have paid full price for it. At 30% off, i wasted no time getting the silver & blue one into my cart, and then Joyanna claimed a smaller bronze one and I let her put it in also.
Not exactly a 90% off end of season clearance, but better than paying full price plus shipping!
I need to take photos of them in their new "habitat," but I'm sure you've seen these... they're by Exhart... google "Exhart filigree bird"
I also meant to post that Costco continues to have a few good deals on plants... really big crepe myrtle 'Tuscarora' (red) for I think $65, good sized pink mandevilla for less than the $25 I saw elsewhere for one half the size... they still have some of those $14 azaleas, too (big, in at least 3 gallon pots, maybe 5). Also, they have bags of Miracle Gro Potting Mix for $10, if you like the "moisture control" stuff. It does have a nice texture this year -- less coarse and full of chunks, more "soil-like."