Winter Blooms Dish Garden Kit
Winter Blooms Dish Garden Kit

Winter Blooms Dish Garden Kit

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SKU: X77985
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Quick Facts
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Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Bright Indirect Light
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Height: 3"+
Read our Growing Guide Ships Weather Permitting
Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET

Product Details

Product Details

Rich, vibrant colors are a cheery antidote to the winter blues, and this basket is brimming with blossoms, berries, and foliage that are sure to brighten any room.

Our kit includes:

  • 1 white-flowered Christmas Rose
  • 1 miniature red Cyclamen
  • 1 variegated False Holly
  • 1 Wintergreen
  • 12" woven basket with bulb pan liner
  • Potting soil
  • Instructions for planting your dish garden

For information on caring for the plants in your dish garden, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

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White Flower Farm

A viewer from CONNECTICUT

I received this as a gift. I had a lot of trouble creating the dish garden and I'm not sure it will live. 1. I don't have a potting sink, and have been told (by our recycling center) that dirt/soil should not go in the septic system. Putting the plants in without getting soil everywhere was impossible. 2. The directions say to put the planting soil to 3/4 of the pot, but the potting soil doesn't fill 3/4 of the pot. 2. Then you're supposed to make holes and put the plants in them. The large plant is more than half the diameter of the planting pot and it's deeper than the potting soil was. I think the directions should say 'Put 1/2 inch of soil in the pot, set the plants in the pot in the arrangement you like, and fill the spaces with the potting soil.' I don't think that would have worked well, but it would have been better. I had to force the smaller plants in, and they are not well surrounded by potting soil. This was a nice idea, but... Also perhaps the plants should be 3/4 of the size.

I do apologize the instructions provided for this dish garden did not help you with assembling and planting and I will be contacting you directly regarding this.
Sincerely,
Cathy

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Gorgeous holiday colors

A viewer from DC

This arrived promptly and all the plants traveled very well. Planting them in the basket was a fun project with my girls, and the results look fabulous! Bright colors and a really interesting variety of textures. My only caveat is that the enclosed bag of potting mix wasn't enough to do the job, so we had to supplement with some we had on hand.

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Poor planting directions

A viewer from Vermont

I received this as a gift. I had a lot of trouble creating the dish garden and I'm not sure it will live. 1. I don't have a potting sink, and have been told (by our recycling center) that dirt/soil should not go in the septic system. Putting the plants in without getting soil everywhere was impossible. 2. The directions say to put the planting soil to 3/4 of the pot, but the potting soil doesn't fill 3/4 of the pot. 2. Then you're supposed to make holes and put the plants in them. The large plant is more than half the diameter of the planting pot and it's deeper than the potting soil was. I think the directions should say 'Put 1/2 inch of soil in the pot, set the plants in the pot in the arrangement you like, and fill the spaces with the potting soil.' I don't think that would have worked well, but it would have been better. I had to force the smaller plants in, and they are not well surrounded by potting soil.
This was a nice idea, but... Also perhaps the plants should be 3/4 of the size.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Light: Most houseplants prefer bright light with some direct sun. East- and west-facing windows are ideal and a south-facing window is satisfactory if the plants are not against the glass.

Temperature: Most are content at 60–70°F. Please note that sunny windowsills which are not well ventilated can get extremely warm on bright days.

Humidity: All houseplants (except Cacti) resent the excessively dry air produced by radiators, hot-air vents, wood stoves and close to south-facing windows. Humidity should be provided by standing the plants on trays of moist pebbles, or by using a humidifier nearby.

Watering: This is an art that can be learned. The secret is to poke your index finger into the potting soil. If it is dry one inch down from the surface, water thoroughly and don’t water until it is dry again. If the soil shrinks away from the edge of the pot, it is too dry and root damage is likely to occur. If soil remains constantly wet the roots will rot. When this occurs some leaves may turn brown or yellow.

Feeding: Houseplants generally need plant food only when actively growing. This is usually in spring and summer. All flowering houseplants prefer a plant food that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus. We suggest applying fertilizer at half the rate listed on the container, but at the same frequency.

Potting: The potting soil we supply with some plants should be moistened, but not soaked, before using. When it is time to repot use a good potting soil recommended for houseplants, avoiding bargain brands. Water well before potting. Remove the plant by turning it upside down and tapping the edge of the pot against a solid object. Use a pot that is 1–2 inches larger or return it to the same pot by carefully removing about an inch of the soil and roots. At the same time trim the foliage by one third. Please note: this treatment is not recommended for Clivia. Add compost gradually and firm the soil. Settle the soil by tapping the base of the pot. After potting, water well, but avoid washing out the fresh compost.

Pests: Most plants have few problems when properly cared for, but there will be situations that require some treatment. Wait until the plant is not in flower. The safest method is to drown the insects with tepid water using the sprayer in a kitchen sink. Make sure not to soak the soil too much. If this doesn’t work plunge the foliage in a bucket of soapy water, using liquid soap, not detergent. If this fails try mixing 2 ounces of rubbing alcohol, 2 tablespoons Ivory Liquid Soap and enough water to make a quart. Apply with a sprayer that can produce a strong spray to dislodge the critters, taking care to hit the underside of the leaves and the growing tips. Commercial houseplant sprays are available if severe infestations occur.

Summer Treatment: Most houseplants prefer to be outside during the summer. If your houseplants are varieties that can tolerate full sun, it is critical to place them in a shady location for 2–3 weeks before you expose them to full sun. You must return them indoors as soon as night temperatures drop below 45°F.

Trimming: Trimming will be necessary for vigorous varieties during growing season.

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