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Surprise delivery from Skagit Gardens

It was THAT kind of box sitting on my front steps.

You know what I’m talking about. Box a little worn around the edges. Slightly damp. Well taped all around.

A box of friggin plants baby! And this one wasn’t expected. Boo ya!

I opened that box like a man possessed and was thrilled to see what was inside.

The delivery came from Skagit Gardens out of Washington and there were six different perennials inside. All new releases that I had never seen before. Good times!

Here is what I received, including a link to the plant description and photo on the Skagit Gardens site:

Campanula ‘Ringsabell Mulberry Rose’:

Coreopsis Big Bang Mercury Rising (couldn’t locate this one on the Skagit site, but did find a great photo on the Great Garden Plants site):

Lavandula angustifolia Violet Intrigue;

Phygelius CandyDrops Red:

Phygelius CandyDrops Tangerine:

Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Violet’;

I’ll be sure to track the progress on each one of these throughout the summer and into fall. I may need to “raise” some of these in containers because of my poor draining soil but that’s OK. The fun is in the journey.

Big thanks to Skagit Gardens for sending these!

John