While I was poking around doing searches for the heuchera in the specific colors I wanted, I found all of them on clearance for $5.99 and $2.99 at the Santa Rosa Gardens website. Then I found some columbines in good colors for $2.99; those would be perfect for the backyard rain garden. And the more I looked, the more I found that I had to have. Honestly, I got a little shopping cart happy when I was perusing their clearance plants. Even though I was reluctant to order from them, I had a moment of weakness and clicked the order button.
At the time, I thought they were located in California, which seemed not so much further than Oregon. At least it's on the west coast. But I learned after I placed the order that they're actually in Florida! Oops.
Anyway, my order arrived today, just three days after I placed it. This time, my result was MUCH different.
|Wow, each plant was individually wrapped|
|The boxes come with these neat little trays designed to hold the pots perfectly|
|Each plant has this little net thing on it to hold the dirt.|
The columbines were looking a little parched, and there were a few broken stems here and there, but they're looking pretty good—and alive—which is a nice change.
|Here they are! A little bedraggled, but mostly looking healthy.|
Update: They just sent me a 50% off coupon for the holiday if anyone is interested. The discount is off the clearance prices.