Bareroot: expectation and reality

ego45(6bCT)September 19, 2005

Once again it proves to be true: order only from the reputable companies.

I receive today my order from Adelman's Peony.

I didn't ordered anything special or rare, just another fernleaf hybrid.

I was expecting regular 4-5 eyes with nice roots, but not this monster with 9 (nine!) large eyes, 6 or 7 small ones and 2 huge more than 1" diameter roots:

But that is not all. There was another another peony in the same box which I didn't order. At first I thought it was a mistake on their part, but then I look at invoice and it was clearly printed in black on white: 'Early Scout'-bonus.

Wow, what a nice 4-eyed bonus!

I could only imagine what would they send if you pay for it.

Certainly recommend them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Adelman Peony Garden

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ljrmiller(z7 NV)

I can say the same thing about Klehm's Songsparrow--although they didn't include a bonus, the 'Do Tell' root I received is kinda scary it's so big. It was sent in a box about 8" x 8" x 8", and the box felt heavy for the size. I haven't pulled the division out of its moist sawdust since I won't be planting until the weekend, but I did gingerly stick my fingers in and feel the approximate dimensions. I'm thinking this is a good "excuse" to set off a little dynamite (called digging a hole big enough)! Okay, so I won't go the explosive route, but this isn't going to be a job for my little garden trowel.

EGO45, that's a HUGE Fernleaf hybrid division they sent you!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2005 at 4:12PM
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    Bookmark   October 1, 2005 at 1:25PM
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msbernard(z4 cental OR)

Adelmans ALWAYS sends awesome roots at more than fair prices. I encourage everyone to give them a try. Yu would forever more be a repeat customer!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2005 at 1:39PM
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I remember about 10 years ago when I ordered from Klehms, and got $100 worth in a shoebox. There were the 3 I ordered and a bonus. The roots were cut back so far I was sick, but they assured me they would be fine, and they were. All are still growing nicely. I certainly have nothing but good to say about them. Now Song Sparrow.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 8:23AM
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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

Some things are just fate, aren't they? I haven't popped in on the peony forum in ages, and look what I find when I do, lol! Have been thinking that as I get older I may not want/be able to tend to some of the fussier perennials, and need to put in more peonies.
Thanks for the great source for them, EGO45!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 4:12PM
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