First up is Annie's Annuals.
|Oh boy, what's in the box?|
|Such perfect packaging -- everything fits snugly|
|Each side contains three plants and lifts out easily|
|After carefully taking the cardboard apart, you're left with a plant that is wrapped in a paper "diaper" rubber-banded in place|
And the second box o' plants is from Far Reaches Farm.
|Lots of paper keeps the contents from shifting|
|Every plant is individually wrapped in brown paper|
|After removing the brown paper, each plant is also wrapped in a paper "diaper/shawl" and a plastic bag/sleeve|
So, what did I buy?
|Ferraria schaeferi 'Dark Chocolate'|
And from Far Reaches Farm:
|Saxifraga paniculata 'Rosea'|
|Monardella macrantha 'Marion Sampson'|
Also, not pictured because they look like pots of dirt, which requires little imagination: Allium wallichii ex China and Rhodiola integrifolia, but you can follow the links to see what they look like in the garden.