My first mail order plant — Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost' (foreground below) — arrived yesterday afternoon even as I was getting an email that another order had just shipped. I hope last night's low temperature of 35 degrees F. ( -15 C. ) is the last one like that I'll see this Spring. I want to be able to plant things as they arrive without having to harden them off!
I don't expect 'Miss Wilmott' will do much this first year other than get settled into her home. But I hope that she looks as ghostly in my garden when she flowers the first time as she does in all her photographs. I guess time will tell.