If you have read my earlier post concerning my three very sick little plants from Floral and Hardy you will be interested in the solution that came about very easily and quickly.
Red Racer hellebore and 2 Little Aurora hosta came to me as tiny scary looking plants .. very undersized and just about dead looking (hosta) .. but being a gardener that knows from experience .. plants can turn around fairly quickly .. I went ahead and planted those puppies!
BUT ... they totally disappeared on me .. almost as if they were "beam me up Scotti" in a UFO!
So .. having been the smart cookie I am at times (far and few between .. sadly) I did take pictures of them when they arrived and how they disappeared ..
I contacted Betty, one of the owners at Floral and Hardy .. a very sweet, and easy person to chat to through e-mail : )
Sadly all the Red Racer hellebore and Aurora hosta were gone .. but Betty went that extra mile/kilometer .. and took photos on her phone/Blackberry to show me some substitutes.
The decision was made on Little Miss Magic hosta and Black Diamond hellebore (I really miss not having that dramatic red but what can you do ?)Before I could blink the package arrived !
Very well packed if "shaken, not stirred ?" and a little dirt went to and fro .. but the plant kids are fine and probably had fun jumping around !
Healthy large plants that do Floral and Hardy PROUD !
So now I have to get them in the garden to feel at home and smile for me : )
Thank you Betty!!! .. and it is so true about "the squeaky wheel" gets heard .. so take heart gardeners when you have "scary" mail order plants .. don't be afraid to contact the company and try to resolve the misadventure with problem plants !