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by Flower*Lover on October 14, 2006 02:31 AM
Last night we received our first hardy frost for the season. Now today we have a FREEZE warning for our area. I ordered periennials and they just arrived today. Unfortunately, not only are we getting frost and freezing early but the company I bought plants from took a little too long to get them shipped out. What should I do? Should I go ahead and plant them? I'm afraid that tonight's freeze will kill them.
Please help! [scaredy]

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by rainie on October 14, 2006 02:57 AM
I'm in the same boat as you!! I ordered my perennials from Michigan Bulb in August and they are dribbling in now [Mad] , needless to say - we've already had two frosts!! The little ones are only about 1 inch tall, so I'm just beside myself - I hope someone has some good advice for you, I'll say a prayer! Let's hope for the best:muggs:
by cinta on October 14, 2006 03:24 AM
I have ordered from them before and they do that all the time. I got most to survive by planting them in styrofoam containers and put them close to the house.

The first time I tried planting the small plants they send late in the ground and mulching good did not survive. They are good about replacing or refunding your money if they do not survive.

I now only order bulbs from them from Aug on. I order plants if they are cheap enough in March and April.

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by Flower*Lover on October 15, 2006 03:06 AM
Thanks for the replies.
I have some of the plants already planted. The ones I just received the other day I'm thinking of putting them in and see what happens since they do have a guarantee. The bulbs I'm not worried about. Funny you mentioned about your orders trickling in. I just received an email about the rest of my items being shipped out today. [Roll Eyes]
I guess time will tell.

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by weezie13 on October 15, 2006 03:45 AM
What were the kinds' [critic] of plants' [flower] ordered????

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by chermoni on October 15, 2006 06:14 AM
I orderd from michigan bulb for the first time this year and I just got an email that about half my bulbs are being shipped out. My problem is that I'm afraid it's still too warm during the day to put them in when they get here this week. We're still getting almost 70 degree days. Kelly, I hope yours all do well and make it through the winter.

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by rainie on October 16, 2006 11:36 PM
The baby's I put in were the green and black Rubeckia, Red Valerian, verigated creeping seedum, and Cirsium, rose beauty - think they have a shot?
by weezie13 on October 17, 2006 01:01 AM
Were the Rubeckia's just green leaves and no flower buds???

If they were just leaves, then they should fair well...
I plant Black~Eyed~Susan's and relatives in the fall..
*I plant the seeds in spring, keep them in the 6~pks all summer... then plant in the fall time..
sounds screwy, but it works...*

The Cirsium, I thought was like a thistle..
*do you have a link to where you purchased them from to get a better idea of what type of plant it really is?*
If it's a thistle like plant, they're pretty tough...

Sedums' are pretty hardy, just maybe throw some
chopped leaves on top of them, and get some mulch coverage and weight to push them to the ground to make contact with *not toooo heavy, just enough*....

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by rainie on October 17, 2006 01:39 AM
Hi weezie, the Rubeckia were just leaves - The links of the flowers I bought are below - I'm really excited about the Cirsium (it is a thistle), it looks really cool [clappy]

http://michiganbulb.com/search.asp?ss=cirsium

http://michiganbulb.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_66656_A_Valerian%2C+Red_E_

http://michiganbulb.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_68594_A_Rudbeckia%2C+Green+Wizard+_E_

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