The health and success of your plant is our first priority and sometimes that means working with the weather in order to ship from our nurseries to your doorstep. However, we know that this can leave you wondering where exactly that plant you ordered is. Let’s break it down.
Shipping in Early Spring
Ordering your plants in the winter is a great idea because it means we’ve set them aside and put your name on them. No one else is going to end up with those plants, they’re all yours.
That being said, shipping it in the winter wouldn’t make much sense, the ground is frozen! Plus, letting your plant sit in a delivery truck in extremely cold temperatures will hurt it, and sometimes even kill it!
We work with our nurseries, past experiences, and reference reputable sources like the Farmer’s Almanac, to decide when your zone is ready for planting.
Keep in mind: Ready to Plant means that the last projected frost date has passed. So if you walk outside at the very beginning of spring and it happens to be warm, that doesn’t mean we’ll be shipping your plant then. We wait to make sure frost is unlikely to hurt the plant either in transit or once it arrives.
We know you’re excited to receive your plants, we’re excited too! We just don’t want to hurt them on their journey.
Shipping in Summer
Just like cold, heat can be detrimental to plants on their way to your home. Our shipping experts meet every week and go over weather reports for THE ENTIRE COUNTRY to evaluate if it’s safe for your plants.
Your orders may spend days on a delivery truck without being watered so we want to make sure they’re prepared and that the heat won’t dry them out too quickly.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to protect your plants during transit. Have more questions? Please contact our Plant Experts for assistance!