In the past I posted about all these plant and seed catalogs I had gathered. In January I often order seeds, and one year in February I ordered rose bushes and some fruit trees. Did you know you can order fruit trees online? What about ordering roses?
There is still time right now for ordering plants if you have not. Some plants can be purchased in person at garden shops, others can be ordered via web. In the future I would like more plants than what I have listed below.
Garden Online Order
For my first online rose order, I wanted to select an amount of plants that seemed reasonable to manage and undertake during one year. I also needed to keep our budget in mind. I hope to purchase another lot of fruit trees and bushes in the coming years.
Until then, I can show you what I have already purchased, please see the images below. I opted to buy from Stark Bro’s the year of this purchase. I selected dwarf varieties for all the trees I purchased. Shipping was free because my order was more than $85.
My plan was to espalier the trees. The bushes will fill some bare spots in my flower beds. The lemon tree will have to be brought indoors each year. So far the rosemary and bay laurel I brought inside during fall of 2013 are growing splendidly, so I have high hopes for keeping a lemon tree year-round in Cleveland, Ohio!
Ordering Roses Online
Order Rose Bushes Online
I went with Heirloom Roses for my online roses and received an extra 10 percent off my order in celebration of Valentine’s Day weekend. I used to work in a floral shop, so I have a passion for certain varieties of flowers. When looking at colorful flowers that would continually bloom, I was drawn to roses.
I purchased three (pink & red) of the tea variety, long, fragrant stems I can use fresh cut in arrangements. I also purchased one white rose bush that should also produce color year-round and rose hips in the fall. These are also known as rose bush fruit. Rose hips can be used to make jams, jellies and teas.
Roses Bushes Online
With both Stark Bro’s and Heirloom Roses I opted to have my plants ship in a few weeks once we thaw out a bit. I appreciate the convenience of buying now when there are sales and better selection, and then receiving my plants later. I had no idea this was possible until I tried ordering online.
Where do you buy your plants?
*This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness.