Another plant order arrives...packed in awesome fashion, and downright huge plants! This order came from Forest Farm, and as usual, they sent me great stuff! Their selection is terrific, but shipping can be very expensive. (Although you can see why-no shifting or mangled plants whatsoever!)
This tree is looking cramped, and when I got it out, it was over 4 feet tall! This is gleditsia caspica, Persian Honeylocust...allegedly hardy to zone 6, but I'm giving it a try because locusts in general do very well for me, and I'm stubborn!Look how well they packed the plants! It's nearly a surgical procedure to get them out!
Nice tall boxes, too! So my list of new plants in this shipment is: Korean Barberry, Persian Honeylocust, 'Summer Beauty' Bush Clover, 'Semperflorens' Black Locust, Berberis Prattii, 'Judy' Yellow Trumpet Vine, 'Glauca Pendula' Weeping Blue Wh. Cedar, 3-'Cheyenne' Hardy Privets, and 'Frances' Variegated Elderberry, and ziziphus jujuba- Jujube (I just like saying "ziziphus" :). Yes, I absolutely did get rather carried away ordering plants this year, but they make me happy, and I'm rather self-indulgent ;) . Besides, it's my method of conservation and making my little corner of the planet a good habitat for birds, bees, and the like....so what the heck!