I will talk with them on Monday. I have to finish field verifications on the rock garden which will take around two hours at least. It would help if I knew my rock garden plants better. I take my iPad along with my accession cart, reports, etc to help. Slow going esp if it is raining. I dreamt it snowed last night and the plants were all under a couple of inches of snow so I couldn't verify them. Lol. Bad night's sleep.
But for sure will tell Mike that I will unpot them and at least get them directly in the ground, even if only in the research plot.