Asked on Oct 17, 2017

Why do my ordered from garden catalogs plants die off ??

SallyLisa S.Joi Hill


4 answers
  • Jeane
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I don't have good luck with mail ordering plants either, but one year I got an ornamental tree to live and it is my thrill to see it still growing. BUT I planted 20 some trees that year.
  • Joi Hill
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Probably because they are genetically modified they will not come back. I found this out when I tried to harvest seeds from my tomato plants that were not organic. They sprouted the next spring then died. Now I buy an organic tomato from Whole Foods and save the seeds and grow the next year. Then I save some seeds each year from my own Organic heirloom tomatos
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Are these annuals? Thy naturally die off in the winter. Please tell us what type of plants they are, where you are planting them (sun, under trees etc.)and your location or planting zone.
    • Andy
      on Oct 17, 2017

      No, they're not annuals, I never buy them. Thank you for checking up !
      I ordered black eyed susans from Pennsylvania, never again. I also ordered seeds from Burpee, never again, and I ordered a "fast growing tree" which turned out to be a flop tree, never again. I know I did everything right , according to their instructions..... sad, but, NEVER AGAIN.....
      You would think I learned my lesson
  • Sally
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Jackson & Perkins is about the only place I get quality plants! Wayside is good too.
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