We are very excited to offer a selection of rare and unusual bulbs and bare root plants for pick-up or shipping in late September to late October. The minimum to place an order is $40. Note that rare bulbs arrive later than conventional ones so most orders will be ready for pick-up or shipping in October. Cold climate gardeners should prepare for this. You can pre-dig holes and mulch plantings well. Or you can plant in pots and protect in a less freezing location for the first winter.
Local Customers:Choose "pick up" when you check out. We will email you when it is time to come in. Please add our email address firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to help our email get past your spam filters. We recommend against placing orders for potted plants from other sections. Most plants should be available now for in-person shopping.
Mail Order Customers: We ship orders once they are complete yet different types of plants are ready at different times. If you place an order combining different groups of plants, we will generally wait until your order is complete to ship. This could mean that the perennials you ordered won't ship to you for mid September planting as we are waiting for the amaryllis in your order to arrive in mid October before shipping everything together. If you don't want plants to be held up, please place separate orders for different groups of plants or put a note on your order to ship different groups of plants when they come ready. Either option will increase the shipping costs but will get plants to you faster and perhaps at better, earlier planting times, especially if you are a cold climate gardener. Potted perennials and shrubs begin shipping at the start of September. Most bulbs ship from September 20th to October 20th though the following bulbs and bare root usually do not ship until mid October: Cyclamen, Cypripedium, Eremurus, Galanthus, Gladiolus, Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), Lilium, Paeonia, and Papaver. In general, rare bulbs always arrive later than conventional ones so just because you see conventional bulbs in your local stores, does not mean that our rare ones would be in yet and ready to ship.
New Flat Rate Shipping for Bulbs* Flat rate shipping applies to orders that include packaged bulbs and bare root only. When you order, our system will still calculate a quoted rate. However, just before we ship we will manually apply the flat rate based on the table below. If you pay by PayPal, we will refund the difference at that time. Note, that due to Canada Post base costs smaller orders incur relative larger shipping fees. It's always better to buy more plants!
Bulb/Bare Root Total
*Applies to shipments of packaged dry bulbs and bare root only. If potted bulbs or other potted plants are included in your order, the quoted rate you received when you placed your order will apply.