Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Smart Planet Plants delivers...

When a message like this: "Hi Loree! We absolutely love your 🌿 content and would be happy to send you some of our drought-tolerant plants. Let us know if you're interested!" shows up in your Instagram feed (especially when you're having a very difficult day), why would you say anything other than... "yes please"?

So of course that's exactly what I said, and a box of Smart Planet drought tolerant plants showed up on my doorstep on yet another difficult day (yes, there have been a lot of them lately)...

Since it was also another very wet day (lots of those lately too), I unpacked the plants on our dining table. Thankfully they were very well packed plants.

Portulacaria afra ‘Lilliput’

Did I mention how well packed these were?

Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact’

So cute!

And that was the only broken leaf in the whole shipment!

Next up, Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’

The happy collection thus far, only one more to open up...

And there it is, Sedum adolphi...

These plants were all packed so well, only one broken leaf and barely any soil that escaped from the packing. I was so hesitant to unpack these indoors but I didn't need to be, this is it for the mess...

And look how cute they are!
Thankfully we had a dry day shortly after my unpacking and so I took all my new plants outside.

And that's when I discovered their unique sized pots slip right into the holes on the top of the table under our shade pavilion!

How fabulous is that?! And since these little cuties don't require much water I won't have to make a mess of the table trying to aim at the pots with the hose, like I did with the ferns I had there last summer. Thanks Smart Planet Plants!

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  1. "We would be happy to send you some plants:" Are there sweeter words??

    I've bought quite a Smart Planet plants over the years, and they really are bullet-proof. The fact that they were packaged and shipped so carefully speaks volumes.

    1. Ha! Exactly. That was a very nice message to read.

  2. Nice! I happen to have all those plant species in my own garden. They look great on your new table. I'm sorry about the series of difficult days - my thoughts are with you.

  3. AnonymousMay 18, 2022

    So two went into the pavilion table (looking fabulous!), but where are the other two? (Sedum adolphi has a startling color).
    I know the number of rainy days will be declining any minute now. I hope the sun will help make difficult days a little easier.

    1. Sedum adolphi is in a chartreuse container, the color combo was just so fun I couldn't resist. I haven't decided where the Aeonium 'Lily Pad' will live. Isn't that just the best name though?

  4. Well that worked out nicely! Plants and somewhere perfect to place them. Good for you--and hope the difficulties are soon solved.

  5. Free plants. How awesome! Fame has it's benefits. Hopefully these will brighten your days.

  6. Well, that's exciting! And they look so healthy, too. :)

  7. I will be looking up Smart Planet. Sounds and looks like a great plant company!


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