Hortico order just arrived...
As I was getting ready to leave for work this morning, the UPS guy stopped out front. I knew it had to be the Hortico order, because I don't have anything else outstanding, roses or otherwise. Was surprised to see the box had been opened (for inspection) and not very well re-taped shut. Opened it up expecting to see a bundle of dried up dead plants. Was pleasantly surprised to find the roses very well packed with plenty of moist shredded paper wrapped around the roots. The stems looked good and already have swollen budeyes. To me, that's the most important thing. No swollen budeyes this time of yr... no thriving rose bush. I quickly popped them into a bucket of water to soak til I get home tonight and can pot them up. Hopefully they will do well and be the roses they are supposed to be!!
I got BARBRA STREISAND, LITTLE DARLING, SCARLET RIPPLE (each of those replacements for dead ones), and then MOJAVE and EVELYN MAE. I love the pics of EM on HMF, so am anxious to see her bloom.
I'm just glad they all arrived in good condition. I was just thinking yesterday that if they didn't arrive soon, I was going to have to cancel the order, because it's beginning to get too warm to do bareroots.
I hope everyone else has gotten or is getting their Hortico orders soon. It will be interesting to compare our results over the coming season. I've never really had a whole lot of problems with them, but the last few batches have all had at least one mis-marked rose, so I'm hoping that doesn't end up being the case again this yr!!