Sunday, April 18, 2010

Red Rodger, Red Rodger...


The "Rotlaub" Rodgersias I ordered from Forest Farm about a month ago have now all emerged! The first one emerged fully 2 weeks before the other 2, so I was getting a little worried that the weeks of cool, wet weather may have caused the roots to rot in the ground. Luckily, though, they are doing well. I have to say at this point that I'm really happy with the Forest Farms order and will heartily recommend them to anyone who asks. I will also DEFINITELY order from them again. I'm hoping I've placed these in an agreeable location...they get morning sun until about noon or so, and then shad until about an hour before sunset, where they'll get the last rays of afternoon sun. I'm going to have to keep them well-watered. Below you can see two earlier shots, one just after it emerged and one about a week later. They are REALLY hard to spot when they are just emerging, as they are exactly the color of the surrounding mulch and look a lot like a seed pod or dead leaf.

RodgersiaStage1 RodgersiaStage2

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