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Jul 24, 2010 2:05 PM CST
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Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
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A couple of weeks ago I ordered and received 2 plants from Annie's. Unfortunately with the high heat here night and day, they did not make it. It was NOT Annie's fault. They came looking beautiful and packed wonderfully and they even included 2 other different variety of plants I didn't order free (those 2 are still alive).
Anyway I wondered if anyone living in the Phoenix Area has ordered from Annie's (at any time of the year) and if the plants have done well here. Where Annie's California nursery is located is a whole different climate than the Arizona desert. I wondered though if some of the plants do well here in Phoenix.
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Jul 24, 2010 8:24 PM CST
Name: Anne King
Mesquite, NV (100 Miles North
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Hi Nancy: Every year I order 6-12 gorgeous plants from Annie's. None has ever survived our desert heat.
As you say, not Annie's fault - love how they look when they arrive: all in 4 inch pots, all wonderfully healthy. I keep ordering because I have a vision of what they will look like when (if) any ever survive. I'm 100 miles north of Las Vegas and the heat and wind have been ferocious this year.

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Jul 24, 2010 11:53 PM CST
Name: lovetropics
scottsdale
Hi Nancy,
I tend to order in summer when all the nurseries have their end of season sales. I would say that they all have 50% success rate. Matches their sales..does it not!! Smiling
I take the risk knowing that some of them don't make it---I keep them in pots on my north facing patio with a drip system going twice a day. If they make it, then they can go into the ground in Sept..ish time. Thumbs up
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Jul 28, 2010 12:36 AM CST
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Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
I'm NancySLAZ on some sites
Region: Arizona Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad
Bookworm Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Southwest Gardening Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Dog Lover Container Gardener
Thanks for the responses ladies. Well, I don't know if I will order again from Annie's. I say it regretfully. I'd love to have some of those beautiful plants but I think CA is the place to grow them.
I just get so aggravated when the plants don't make it with all my best efforts ... and aggravated I just don't need to be!
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Jul 29, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Just order in the fall and winter Nancy . you will have a much better success rate. i grow lots of Annie's plants.
Marie
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