Ordering, Shipping & Payment Information
Next shipping week for Canadian orders placed before 4/14/17: 4/24/17
We will do our best to accommodate!
(Subject to change due to weather conditions East of the Rockies!)
Please call or email us with any questions or concerns.
(360) 390-5114 ~ email@example.com
We have many more plants available here at the nursery that are not listed on our online store.
Orders are shipped every Monday and Tuesday (holidays and weather dependent). Plants need to be pulled, labeled, cleaned, wrapped and boxed along with all the necessary paperwork and we have a lot of orders each week.
Please note: Additions to your order and combing multiple orders must be made by the Wednesday prior to your designated shipping week so we have time to process your order.
As for payment, we accept VISA, Master Card, Discover, PayPal, and checks by mail. You can make our day and drop by the nursery with cash. Your credit card is charged upon placing your order, which stakes your claim on your plants. Plants being what they are, things can happen to them which we didn't anticipate and if we are unable to fill your order completely, you will be refunded.
As our plants come in a variety of pot sizes and are widely variable as to price, we could not have shipping prices based on the number of plants or a percentage of the order total, as sometimes someone would not be getting a fair shake. We are happy to say that our algorithm does an excellent job of computing fair shipping charges. Our charges compare quite favorably with other online nurseries when using the same method of shipping, especially when given our often larger container size. We are not making money on shipping. The process is more involved than one might suspect.
We ship year round weather permitting. We do shut off shipping for everyone in August, and East Ground December-February (special requests can be placed within these windows). We are weather junkies and if there is weather that is too cold or too hot between us for the method of shipping, then we will delay shipment and notify you. We want your plants to arrive happy and healthy!
We pack your plants carefully in an eco-friendly material. We've yet to see a nursery who says they don't, but it is true - they are carefully packed because they are all our kids. Larger pots such as 1 gallon may have the pot removed as well as some soil, in which case the root ball will be securely wrapped in plastic. Smaller pots will either ship in the container or with the container removed as above, depending on the plant. Dormant bulbs or rhizomes may be sent free of soil and packed in damp shavings. This reduces weight and reduces the chances of shipping damage, because heavier boxes are harder to handle. Damage doesn't happen often, but we do all we can to make sure it doesn't happen.
When you get your order, unpack it immediately and water if needed. Place the plants in light shade until you can plant them. If you are planting right away and it is blazing sun, a little shading for a day or two is helpful. Likewise if you get a serious cold snap after planting, mulching or protecting is common sense.
OH CANADA! Shipping to Canada
The courier we are using for Canadian orders is USPS. Delivery time is 6-7 business days. We've chosen USPS Priority Express shipping because they have a guaranteed date of arrival, which is important with shipping live plants.
If you prefer to have your orders shipped USPS PRIORITY, please note it is a much slower method of shipping with no set date of arrival, so we will not guarantee those plants. You may also choose to ship to a U.S. address near the border and pay for the Phytosanitary Certificate separately. If you choose this method, please schedule a 2 -3 week window for all the necessary steps and scheduling that needs to happen prior to shipping. Please contact us if you choose either of these methods. We will do our best to accommodate.
Please note, shipping into Canada is absurdly expensive and we are not making money on your shipping costs!
The shipping cost that you see when you look at your cart includes the cost of your Phytosanitary Certificate. There will be no separate charges after you place your orders.
We will ship to Canada three times a year: April, June, and October. All orders must be submitted by the 10th in order to ship by the last Monday of those months. If we have more demand, we will update our ship dates.
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