We only offer an arrive alive guarantee. These are at a 70% discount and are priced wholesale, and they are not guaranteed to grow but to arrive alive and in excellent condition. If there is a problem with a wholesale order received, please call us within 24 hours. No one selling wholesale can guarantee any plant at a 70% wholesale price to grow.


 We ARE NOT responsible for packages refused. We ship fragile bare root plants that needs planted asap after you receive them. They will not be alive if you refuse them by the time we get them back is the reason for this.

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Scratch test

We ship Bare Root Stock during the "Dormant" Season, when plants do not have leaves, foliage or blooms.

Below (left) is an example of how our bare root crepe myrtles or any trees will look when we ship them. They will be dormant, without foliage. Plant these trees in cool weather and the spring (right). Here's a picture of how these trees will look (when planted and cared for properly) the following spring.


bareroot trees


Below is a picture of our shrubs shipped bare root

Here is a picture of the shrubs - packaged as they will look when received. The picture to the right is how they will look the following spring if taken care of.


bareroot shrubs

The picture below shows berry plants (left) in a dormant stage without leaves, blooms, or berries. Plant as soon as you receive them, and in the spring, they will "green out" and produce (right).bareroot-fruiting.png/p>



Ground Cover Plants at time of shipment:

On the left is how the ground cover plant will look at shipment. On the right is how they will look the following spring!



Grass plugs at time of shipment:

We do not ship grasses in colder months due to the tops being gone. Also, we will not ship a grass species without identifying it, as these are grown in large fields with other species of carex and other grasses. It is best to wait for warmer months when identification is possible.




All our perennial bare root stock is dug fresh to order

We dig our perennials, then take them to our shipping warehouse, spray with wilt proof, and then dip in terra sorb gel. Both are transparent, and you can not see it, but when you feel your bulbs, you will know the inside is in superior health is soft, full of moisture, and pliable. We wrap the roots (or place them in plastic zip-lock bags) for a short shipping period of 3-4 days. The plastic seals in the moisture, which is further needed for transit, and we utilize peat most to aid in moisture retention.




Ferns at time of shipment (left). Following season (right).


Our bare root ferns are shipped just like our perennials. Dug fresh and packed with care to ensure the arrive in excellent condition.




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