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Re: >WSL orders -Gene

Bonnie, I pay the actual shipping. They carefully removed 75 two-inch pots from the flats and individually wrapped them and shipped with the flat. They made a real effort to protect the plants. This is only done with late season orders. I think I read somewhere about slowing growth for plants not sold in spring. Maybe Gene knows.
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 6:45 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gas plant>WSL orders

Water is heavier and would add to shipping costs. Still, the idea is to
send "healthy plants" and healthy plants need a little water.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 11:09 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gas plant>WSL orders

Bluebird was sort of a mixed bag on quality but customer service is
excellent.  They immediately credited the puny Capsicum that they
admit should not have been sent.  And when I asked about the white gas
plant that should have been purple, they offered to send the purple too,
though I said
not to. Their Salvia 'Evolution' was not very good, but the Plumbago was

excellent.  They individually wrapped each scented geranium, whch all
arrived in good shape. All 48 Red Hot Pokers were fabulous, not a runt
in the litter.  The main reason I ordered from them at all was to
obtain Andropogon 'Silver Sunrise', a new GreatPlants release.  They
looked really nice.  But the Ppl Ftn Grass I ordered to fill out the flat
was pretty sad.

Your experiences sound just like mine. :) I suppose I should just call and
ask them next time. The Calylophus serrulatus 'Prairie Lode' that I got
look like they're finally taking off -- when I repotted them I found that
the roots still hadn't spread out of the original plug; it looked like
they'd just potted them the day before!

I received my Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' today and they were
gorgeous. About two feet tall in six-inch pots and full of buds, ready to
bloom. Of course, at that price they'd better be good.

My second order from Walters was shipped bone dry.  Do they do that to
retard growth?
I've heard a lot of people with that complaint; apparently it's being done
to cut down on shipping.  :(


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