I grabbed the three plants -- provided by Angela Treadwell-Palmer of Plants Nouveau to participants in the Garden Writers Association meeting at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show on March 10 -- and headed out to the back patio. The plants, one Hydrangea, a Phlox and a Stokesia, had tripled in size in the ten days since I received them. Roots had started to grow from the bottom of the 2" growers pots. It was time to transplant them into something larger. I grabbed a few spare 6" nursery pots, some compost and quickly potted them up into new homes.
|Hydrangea macrophylla Everylasting™ Revolution|
|Phlox paniculata 'Thai Pink Jade'|
|Stokesia laevis 'Elf'|
The neighbors may have wondered what was going on so late in the evening, but I'm certainly glad I got my hands in the soil on this first day of the new season.
Many thanks to Plants Nouveau for providing these sample plants to GWA members in Chicago.