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Christmas in June


By lauram


How nice to come home from work to find two big boxes of plants by my front door! I needed “just a few more” – you have probably all used that excuse – to fill in some barren spots and so I placed a couple of plant orders. Since I prefer to primarily grow natives, I generally mostly buy from mail-order nurseries, but even the larger chains are beginning to carry southeastern natives or cultivars. I did buy some European aconite since I couldn’t find the local species, but I know it’ll be just as pretty.

I couldn’t wait to tear these open…..

Perfectly packed, not a leaf out of place


My stash, which includes Eupatorium rugosum, Aster divaricatus, Goodyera pubescens, Uvularia grandiflora, Conoclinum coelestinum, and Aconitum something-or-other

Goodyera pubescens, a native orchid I can actually afford

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Lovely plants! They look really healthy Lauram. Unlike some of the plants I have had delivered in the past. Happy planting!...:o)

26 Jun, 2010


Ooh, i like this sort of present ..... i get just as excited when plants get delivered :-))))
The packaging is always so good aswell, they make sure that there's minimal damage, infact, i don't think i've ever had amything come damaged - ever !

26 Jun, 2010


Can I ask who you get your plants from Louise?

26 Jun, 2010


lovely selection there...happy planting !

26 Jun, 2010


Wonderful ! :o) I'm glad you're pleased with your delivery.
Now you've made me feel like sending for something lol...

26 Jun, 2010


Dylandog, if you have time have a quick look at a blog i wrote a while ago about the online nurseries i use regularly, they're worth checking out.

27 Jun, 2010


I like plant deliveries, but I am not allowed to get any more plants at the moment. I can get more when the other half has finished the patio and built the flowerbeds - but he is taking forever to do them I wonder why!
But when i do I will be sure to get them ordered from the same place as they look really healthy. ;-)

27 Jun, 2010


Oh, I love plant deliveries! Indeed, Christmas in June; hope you have fun sorting through and placing them in the exact spot you want!

28 Jun, 2010


Exciting... Lots of lovely new plants :o)))))))

30 Jun, 2010

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