Last Thursday we received a delivery of nice new plants from Crug Farm. It's a small delivery compared to some of our previous orders but some items were ordered in multiples and the resulting amount still warranted the use of their big box option.
|Some exotic looking, hardy, and beautiful gingers were in the box!|
Walking back from the train station I was half expecting a tall box already by the front of the house. There was none when I arrived home but the delivery van arrived shortly so I was conveniently at home already to receive it, talk about perfect timing!
I have to say I receive lots of plant deliveries from various nurseries but there's something very special about the Crug Farm box, and opening it is something I relish at a much slower pace....
|Taking the lid off first then opening the window next and voila!|
The roll call of our purchase are as follows:
|Schefflera taiwaniana x gracilis|
|Cautleya spicata 'Bleddyn's Beacon'|
It look's so exotic don't you think so? And should be hardy in our garden too!
|Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame'|
Not too dissimilar to 'Bleddyn's Beacon' but grows much taller.
|Roscoea purpurea 'Brown Peacock'|
Dark green leaves with purple undersides that I find so attractive. Potentially the entire plant can turn purple too later in the season. It's a beautiful, hardy ginger that somehow also reminds me of purple pennisetum grass and ornamental corn! Looking forward to seeing this bulk up in our garden.
Since I unpacked them on Thursday night I haven't done anything else with them apart from group them together near the house. We haven't had time to plant them out over the weekend plus Sunday the weather was a bit adverse as we experienced the residual effects of hurricane Bertha. There were lots of blustery wind and the plants are less likely to get damaged staying where they were unpacked.
Taking their pictures the Plectranthus I featured on my last blog post was in amongst them as well as the skull candle holder. Which made me remember...
Hi Loree, here's another pic of it!