Planted and ready to watch these grow and bloom
As noted in the email I (Carol's husband) sent the day the planting stock arrive, the Forsythia seedlings were much larger than I expected, well packed, and definitely ready to grow. The seedlings arrived in-leaf and I had to plant them under full sun with record breaking afternoon temperatures. I had too many to make shade covers and hoped for the best. After several weeks most have some to most of their leaves. I am not too concerned about the loss of leaves because most of the seedlings need to establish new roots before they can provide water to a large number of leaves. I believe the seedlings that lost all their leaves will re-flush if I keep watering them. On the positive side, the rabbits are ignoring the Forsythia and going after the other shrubs in the flowering hedge I am trying to create around our property.
About 1/2 were smaller than 2 foot more like 18". Other than that they were fine.
My order came quickly and well packaged for shipping. The leaves were extremely wilted and root packing was beginning to get dry but once placed in water per instructions they perked right up. The plants had sufficient roots for their age. One of my plants had no viable leaves (dry and crunchy) but once I cut the stem above the leaf joint the stem was geeen; I’m optimistic it will recover and put out new growth soon.
Overall I am pleased with my purchase and plan to add to my tardiness the future!
Plants arrived promptly, looking forward to next spring.