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our Shipping Rates
In Spring, (March - May) we ship by:
zones and by order number (first ordered first shipped
provided it's time to ship to you area).
the Spring rush, starting roughly in middle of May-June, we ship ASAP, usually 7-10 days after the order is
You are notified within a few days that your order has been received and
given a scheduled ship week. We ship Mon-Wed. (Thursday if necessary) to arrive Thursday/Friday
(Saturday if necessary)
Coast Residents in these states: AZ, CA, ID,
MT, NV, OR, WA
to the above states must be treated with certain chemicals per your
state's requirements to prevent Japanese Beetle infestation.
We are now able to ship under a Compliance Agreement with the VA State
Dept. of Agriculture and your state which means we can now ship weekly
rather than monthly and plants are in soil less mix rather than Bare
root. Much easier and plants arrive in great condition.
Occasionally this chemical, Dursban, causes the plants to be a little
'aggravated'. You must agree in advance that if the plants arrive
stressed that you will contact us immediately for advice and to go on
record BUT that you agree to give them a couple of weeks to settle down
and adjust to the chemicals that YOUR state requires. This
doesn't happen often and plants generally bounce right back but
our normal policy "if it arrives stressed or damaged, we replace immediately" has to be tempered a bit with West Coast 'dipped'
The Dursban makes some plants more sensitive to
heat in transit and they MAY need a few weeks to readjust. Providing
a clearly designated cool arrival spot (shaded porch, etc.) is usually the
single biggest factor in preventing stress! Sitting in a hot
box in the sun WILL, flat out, result in heat damage.
start shipping to the West Coast mid to late April. We can't ship to the
West Coast before late
April because of the zone 3-5 cold in the center and upper center of the country where the plants
have to travel through and possibly change planes in airports that are
still very cold. We stop shipping in the heat of summer
to the Southern HOT West Coast States of AZ, CA, NV and resume