Months ago, I ordered some plants from a catalog. There was a half-off sale, so I figured I’d give it a try. I bought three hydrangeas, a lilac, and some flowers and bulbs, all for about $20.
They finally arrived and they are SO little!
I guess I knew they’d be small, but still. I hope they make it through the winter.
amy purpleOctober 3, 2008 at 11:19 am
Do you have space to keep them indoors to help them grow and then replant them when it warms up?
Making it LovelyOctober 3, 2008 at 11:20 am
…I’m pretty sure the cats would eat them!
Anna @ D16October 3, 2008 at 11:30 am
Keep them in this (indoors) through the winter, they’ll make it!
AshleyOctober 3, 2008 at 11:33 am
Spring Hill? I ordered from them last spring. Nothing has died yet, but I figure it will be years until my hydrangeas look like the ones in the pictures. The prices are unbeatable though.
Making it LovelyOctober 3, 2008 at 11:43 am
That little greenhouse is adorable!
I ordered from Michigan Bulb.
RyanOctober 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm
They may be little, but it’s still early fall so you just want to get them in the ground now so they can grow some roots before the ground freezes. Keep them watered and they should be fine. When it starts to get really cold and frozen, mound some leaves or mulch around and on top of the plants to protect them.
And your hydrangea could be huge within 2-3 years. Just prune it when recommended (some like spring, some can be pruned whenever). The pruning stimulates growth. Just check to see if your variety blooms on old wood or new wood – you don’t want to cut off the old wood if that means no flowers.
JMoweOctober 3, 2008 at 1:32 pm
I just received my order from Michigan Bulb as well and they look just like yours. Mine are planted already and I am planning on protecting my little hydrangeas after the first couple of frosts. Try mulching them well, putting a little fence around them and filling it with leaves to help them through the winter. We have REALLY cold winters so I am hoping this works. If not, I am sure as hell gonna be on the phone to the next spring if everything is dead!
amy purpleOctober 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm
Strangely, I grew a Petunia from an eggling as well as some Basil and the cats left that alone. They were only interested in our palm plant which we now keep up out of their reach. Of course, I suppose you don’t want to risk it, I understand. Have a nice weekend! (Ps. I think we might be done with our bathroom this weekend, depends on how much we slack off – we’ve done lots of that – otherwise we would have been done a week ago!)
MandiOctober 3, 2008 at 7:24 pm
Aww, but they’re so cute!
alivicwilOctober 4, 2008 at 8:01 am
I’ve been gardening this past week (http://tinyurl.com/5yawsd) – though we’ve just hit springtime, down here in Oz.
Good luck with your seedlings – I hope they make it through winter!!