Look at these beauties!

Look at these beauties!

Joined: January 1st, 2015, 2:29 am

June 13th, 2018, 10:39 pm #1

I came home to find these two David Verity cupheas from Almost Eden waiting for me. The photos don't do justice to these big, beautiful plants. They were packed perfectly as usual too. I got them to replace all wintered in the ground. I think I killed them by putting too much protection on top so that they dried out underneath and/or transplanting them when it was too cold.  Ah but what luck that Almost Eden has such good specimens. With the right environment they'll be bushes in no time.

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-Adrienne
(Staten Island, NY Zone ~7)
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 14th, 2018, 3:35 am #2

Adrienne-- Those are nice big plants, IM sure they will do well for you.   I also have an order in with Almost Eden, was supposed to be delivered today, so maybe tomorrow.,  Furmans Red.  My first time with Eden.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

June 14th, 2018, 6:51 am #3

I have an order from Almost Eden also coming this week.  Several stachytarphetas and a few other plants.  They always send great plants!!
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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Joined: June 16th, 2013, 6:15 pm

June 14th, 2018, 5:46 pm #4

I didn't order from Almost Eden this year, but have done so many times in the past, and will not hesitate to in the future! Their stuff is always top shelf!
Mark
S.C. PA "The Shire"
Zone 6b/7a
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

June 14th, 2018, 6:20 pm #5

My David Verity from AA didn't come with blooms(2 weeks ago), but it was a nice multi-branched plant.  It is slowly beginning to fill out.  I'm sure it'll be a full plant in a month.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

June 14th, 2018, 6:41 pm #6

My leaf bagged plants are still pretty short at not much more than 6 inches and are not blooming, but they are bushy. Is it worth protecting in ground plants rather than using cuttings? Not sure especially in years with a late spring. It has been a long time but I still remember receiving the plants for the first time from Singing Springs Nursery. The woman who owned that nursery closed for business many years ago. She carried a treasure trove of goodies the likes of which I had never seen.
Southern New Jersey
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

June 14th, 2018, 7:47 pm #7

We used to order our Stachytarphetas from Singing Springs Nursery and they easily grew to four feet tall, even in Wisconsin---we've never been able to duplicate these results with any other nursery sadly.  I really miss that nursery (I think I still have one of their paper catalogs.)  Too bad the plant nursery business is such a "burn out" type of business---we loose so many really fine nurseries, Singing Springs Nursery, Sweet Nectar Nursery and more!
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 14th, 2018, 8:57 pm #8

My plants arrived from eden today , heres a shot unboxed although not completely unwrapped. IMG_3591 (800x533).jpg
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: January 1st, 2015, 2:29 am

June 17th, 2018, 2:49 pm #9

Well this is embarrassing. I managed to kill those beauties! 😲 😭

Normally I just plant new plants immediately or water them and put in the shade until I can get to it. Unfortunately I was busy and then forgot about them. I got them Weds 13th and discovered them in this shape by Friday 15th. I'm trying to revive by soaking them but it's unlikely they survived the bone dry soil. Next time I will just keep them soaking in water until I can get to them because they are water-loving/tolerant plants.

So if you've ever made a mistake like this, you are not alone! IMG_20180616_154643937.jpg
-Adrienne
(Staten Island, NY Zone ~7)
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

June 17th, 2018, 3:16 pm #10

Ugh!  That's very sad.  You sound like you're taking it better than me.  If I allowed my new plants to dry out and die, I'd go berserk.  David Verity will croak in a hurry if it goes dry, so it'll be tough to bring these back. :(
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

June 17th, 2018, 3:23 pm #11

Adrienne, I have faith that you got to them in time as some of those leaves look nicely hydrated. Keep us posted.

Ken 
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

June 17th, 2018, 5:48 pm #12

I bet they will recover in time.  I did this to some mail order plants earlier in the season and after a lot of soaking in water, they bounced right back!
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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Joined: December 2nd, 2017, 4:38 am

June 18th, 2018, 12:52 am #13

Yeah I dont think they died, cuphs are tough. It happens. I always immediately repot my plants from mail orders for this reason as many are in very small pots.
- Maypop95

Gardener of edibles and plants with high wildlife value in zone 9a/b in Northeastern FL. Enemy of invasive fire ant (Solenopsis invictus) and monocultures everywhere. Also just some college kid doing their thing.
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June 18th, 2018, 4:38 am #14

These mail order plants are usually extremely root bound, which is why they must be kept in a shaded or protected area and watered frequently until you can plant in the ground or a larger container.  We had all make this mistake in the flurry of the busy spring planting season (typically, I have several orders arriving in one week, sometimes on the same day, so it's hard to keep track.)
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

June 18th, 2018, 12:35 pm #15

The Almost Eden pots do not hold a lot of water, either.  The mix appears to have a lot of bark and sand, so water goes right through it.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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