For the past two years I have been wanting a black (really it's dark purple) elephant ear plant. I could not find one any place in my town. So when I got Breck's offer today, I immediately ordered this collection:
I will get one each of the following varieties:
Hilo Beauty - heart-shaped leaves in a unique camouflaged pattern
Black Magic - mysterious dark purple foliage up to 2 feet in length
Persian Palm - serrated leaves up to 42 inches long pointing outward
As an added bonus, they include a free Polly Elephant Ears. They are small; just 18inches or so high. I already have one of these in a combination planter I bought last year and keep inside. I did not know what it was until today.
Elephant ears go quite nicely with my other tropicals -- cannas and calla lilies.
If I spent $50, I got $25 off, so I also ordered another Rembrandt Dahlia collection.
It was basically free - just tax and shipping.
I really enjoyed the splotchy paint-like splatters on the ones I got two years ago.
So now I am gung-ho on planting the deck containters. It's still two months away for me, but it will go by fast. I probably won't be buying any annuals again this year because I won't have room for any.
Anybody else ordering flower bulbs, corms, etc?
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
2 years ago