Thursday, May 3, 2012

This is why I can't have nice things.

I only ordered a few plants this year.  This is unusual for me.  I like to try new and different plants and one of the best ways to get the cutting edge plants is to order them on-line.

[I'm glad I didn't order more - you'll see why soon]

The UPS truck pulled up today.  A bit earlier than I expected but the weather looks fine so I'll be able to plant soon.

Then I realized the the UPS driver doesn't seem to know what THIS symbol means.

The boxes were sideways.  

Based on what I found once I opened them at least one had probably been upside down.

Instead of two six packs snuggled together one was upside down on top of the other.  Literally.  All of the plants [Zinnias - Raspberry Lemonade.  I know, I could have ordered seeds but I'm just not great with seeds!] were out of one six pack and I just pulled out a handful of Zinnias.

Not good for the temper.  Or the plants.

So instead of watering well and letting them rest for a day or two, till they perk back up after shipping, I gave them a good watering and rushed the handful of roots and green and what little soil was left into the garden.

Wish them luck.  They're going to need it.

1 comment:

  1. I'd be more inclined to blame the people who packed the plants. I mean, no, UPS/FedEx/USPS don't treat the boxes carefully, but I'm not sure it's ever been otherwise: if you're mailing plants, you're kind of supposed to assume that the box is going to be shaken, dropped, and whirled every which way, and pack accordingly.