I bought quite a few plants from High Country Gardens this year in a first attempt at xeriscaping. They all looked beautiful when they arrived, but now, they are just not performing very well. I know time will tell the true outcome, but I am very disappointed so far. The Blue Spires Russian Sage, that I tought I would have trouble controlling, is doing the worst. Two types of Yarrow - Moonshine and Kellers (white and yellow resp.) are doing almost equally as poor. The European Cutleaf Sage has been eaten down to almost nothing by some wildlife (I must say it is showing some fight though as I see lots of green ready to come up from the brown stem). I have watered them, fed them, mulched them. They are getting lots of light. Are they just suffering transplant shock? I am still sort of new to gardening so I didn't know about using a root stimulator until about a week ago. I used a Miracle Grow root stimulator product (name escapes me) at that time. Anyone else had experience with these or similar plants having trouble getting established. I planted them just about a month ago now.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I was hoping for some really hardy, fast growing plants.