My hostas are here!!!
USPS took NINE days to deliver my box, and I was getting worried. But I kept telling myself, hostas are tough! Then the box arrived and looked a bit smashed, and I got worried again.
However! Those hostas were nicely packed, no plastic touching the leaves, roots well wrapped and still damp. There were a few yellowing or slightly drooping leaves, but for the most part the plants looked great!
I have their roots soaking now and will pot them up after a bit. Gerry, thank you for sending so many doubles and multiples! I think Terri and I will split them up so we each have at least one crown of every single one we ordered. What fun!!
Even with shipping, prices were 25-50% less than a specialty hosta nursery we found this spring and just a couple dollars more than the bargain nursery we drive 2 hours to go to. If you add in the double helping of plants, Gerry's hostas are flat out cheap, for boutique-quality plants.
We'll be hoping for a hosta sale again next year.
Here's the group picture, after 9 days in transit!