First it seems that my "Midnight Oil" iris was not well packed at all .. most of the soil fell out due to poor attention to sealing it in better .. poor thing popped it's paper sack and threw up dirt !
Not a good point with that eruption !
See the dirt flung about ? perhaps a chicken got in there and was looking for dinner ?
Poor little iris going a bit yellow at the gills ...
One positive point was my free gift .. "Bright Eyes" I don't have a phlox paniculata and of course being pink was another positive .. so they are buttering me up !
Next was a small plant (but better than a bare root) Green Envy echinacea .. this one is hard to find so I resorted to the mail order thing ... I have high hopes ?
It doesn't look so bad at all really and at least it was packed better than the iris and was moist .. so that was a good point !
But my iris was so SAD .. good thing I had potting soil on hand on the deck to help the little critter out until I can plant them hopefully tomorrow !
Now how do I rate this ?
I think out of a 10 rating .. maybe a 6+ .. I would have liked better packing .. more attention to detail on that one .. larger plants would always have gotten my attention and appreciation ... On the plus side, I recieved a free plant which is always CANDY for me : ) Would I order from them again ? .. if they offer "White Licorice" Weeks rose I have to .. I can't find that rose and I am obsessed by it !