Well .. I just had to try a new mail order company since my beloved "Garden Import" closed for business ... I do miss the very different plants they had to offer, but so be it, on to another ?
Budd Gardens hails from Ottawa .. so mail order is fairly fast, which saves on the freshness of the plants ... less stress on us all ?
I have to say Don Budd was VERY patient with me ... I was all over the place while the new paths were being done in the gardens ... he also has a sense of humor and is a man of "few words"
The site is very informative, well laid out with great descriptions and pictures as well.
So what did I get ?
Heuchera "Blackberry Ice and Shanghai" .. Shanghai being a new one for me .. Blackberry Ice is just a beauty so I had to have another .. safety in two ?
Hosta Island Breeze ... related to Fire Island which I have two of ... and the slugs approve of them as well .. argh !
Last was a funny thing ... I had read about Godzilla Japanese Painted fern and thought what a great idea for the new Buddha corner .. "lost in ferns" was what I wanted for that corner.
I had tried getting it from GardensPlus but Dawn's provider bottomed out .. so I thought that was it.
Then as I mulled over Budd Gardens site ... wow ! they have it !! so now I have it .
I did the Happy Dance !
So .. after going back and forth, the order was in and I was so curious to see what it would be like.
I was NOT disappointed !
The plants were gorgeous ... just as if I had bought them here from a garden center.
So well packed and FRESH ...
You will see from the pictures what great shape they are in.
Budd Gardens is now on my list of Double A providers and well recommended.
Arriving in a Walters gardens box didn't hurt their case at all of course !
One more close look !
Gorgeous BIG plants in fantastic condition : )