My Easter gift to myself this year arrived from Granger Township, Ohio. They are the most beautiful beautiful plants courtesy of EBay seller Hirt's Gardens. I will admit that I was a little surprised to see that they were packed with Styrofoam popcorn holding them in place, but the photos don't lie... They made it to my house in great condition. ;)
My first purchase... a lovely Easter Cactus (Told you that I would get one!) had only two small loose joints on its arrival that I took off and placed in soil to root. The color of this Rhipsalidopsis is the most gorgeous shade of Orange. It arrived in a 4" plastic pot for $7.99. The color reminded me of Easter egg dye.
Note: I purchased a bunch of $2.00 distressed looking ceramic pots from the Dollar Store to be new homes for the travelers. Seriously... How Can You Beat That?
This is how it looked Easter morning, and it was the perfect choice to brighten my day. :)
My other purchase was a Prayer plant. I can remember my Mom having one of these when I was little. They are the most amazing plants. As you can see in the photo, the leaves are like any ordinary plant, but...
at night, they all rise in prayer... Pretty cool isn't it?
The Prayer plant arrived in a 4" plastic pot for $5.99. Three plants arrived in a Priority Mail box (the Shamrock plant was part of the order) for $7.70 shipping. I could have ordered more for the same shipping cost, so I think that their shipping was and is very fair. They have some good deals in their store. There are some items from Hirt's Gardens that are not available at my local greenhouses. So, they will definitely be seeing another order from me soon! :)