The other day I came home to find two boxes on my front porch, which thankfully I opened right away because they contained precious cargo – free plants! The perks of garden-writing are modest, but always appreciated. So thanks to C. Raker & Sons in Michigan for this unexpected treat.
What’s (very well) packed in these yellow shipping cells? 6 Petunias ‘Wave Purple Improved Spreading’; 6 Petunias ‘Shock Coral Crush’; 6 Marigold ‘Bonanza Deep Orange’; 6 Angelonia ‘Serena Blue’; 6 Begonia ‘Gryphon’; and 6 ‘Angelwing’ Begonia.
More cool packing was revealed – each plant is growing in one of these SoilWrap Plantable Pots, which go right in the soil. Hope they work because I hate bringing home black plastic containers that I then have to figure out how to dispose of responsibly. Ugh.
They’re almost all planted now, most of them in containers, and I’ll post photos when they’re a little larger. But they’re also in borders, where I’m hoping they’ll fill in newly enlarged perennial borders that aren’t full yet. You know how it is with perennials – first year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap? So until they leap, supplementing the borders with annuals is worth a try, especially when most of them were free.Tweet