Perennials forum: bluestone sale

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 23, 2017 2:52 PM CST
I am probably days late with this new especially since I lost a lot of phs. It;s a great sale phlox and other plants
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 25, 2017 1:04 PM CST
I do not know if I should thank you or make a trip to your house and take your computer away from you. Rolling on the floor laughing

I went crazy those Hellebores were irresistable and I threw in a couple clematis. D'Oh!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 25, 2017 4:29 PM CST
I went to a garden center yesterday and their prices were 5 dollars more than Bluestone half price.
I went nuts for phlox and Helenium at Bluestone.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 25, 2017 5:01 PM CST
I know Hellebores are expensive. I do think they are at least one of the plants that are worth the price but if I can get them cheaper I am happier.

They are deer resistant, long blooming and hardy.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 25, 2017 6:35 PM CST

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I have been looking at those Hellebore myself, will most likely end up getting some.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 25, 2017 7:58 PM CST
@NJBob, I would not wait to long. It seems when these online people have a sale when they get low on stock they start sending something/anything so they do not have to say out of stock. I am not saying they would but it seems like online ordering is getting risky even with the good guys.

I could not believe what I received from one of my trusted Hosta order places. They lost me as a customer. These little plants was never their practice. But it was a 15% sale.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 26, 2017 7:39 PM CST

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I put my order in for 9 hellebore, some really nice ones were sold out but I got a nice selection.
Thanks for the info Jo Ann.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 2, 2017 11:23 PM CST
Received my order today. They look good. I will plant this weekend.
Thank you JoAnn I will have more to show off now. I only had two hellebore now I have 12. I am planning to give one away because I do not like it. I purchased one at my local nursery when not in bloom and it is one of those green blooming ones.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 6, 2017 7:35 PM CST

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My order came today with most of the plants larger then I expected. I have not had experience with these Coco pots, do you remove them or leave them on? I kind of remember a discussion awhile ago about people not liking them.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 6, 2017 10:14 PM CST
@NJBob
I have not ordered from them since they changed their pots.

I cut the Coco with a exacto knife. I have purchased plants in nurseries with the stuff and some time they did not rot away and the plant roots could not break out which resulted in dead plants.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Jun 7, 2017 2:13 AM CST
Cinta I agree with you,havn't ordered from them due to coy. They had helenium I wanted and since my order was small I went for it.
NJBob, I remove the pots unless the plant looks well rooted. When I plant the pot I make sure there is earth covering the top of the pot.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 7, 2017 6:42 PM CST

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Thanks for the advice. I figured I would cut the top parts of the pots off. Many have roots coming out the bottom of pots already, on those I think I will leave the bottoms alone so not to tear the roots and just cut up the sides.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Jun 8, 2017 2:49 AM CST
NJ Bob, yes, that's a good idea. Root preservation is key.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 8, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Yes some of them the roots were part of the coir. I did not pull it off the roots.

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