PLANTS, PRICING, PAYMENT, AND SHIPPING
We really care about our plants customers and pricing. So the following is to help explain some of the changes for this coming season.
Plants: Most are cuttings grown from our stock so we know the correct variety. We have grown them at least a year and list varieties in the catalog available at press time and try to indicate if only a few are available. The plants are evaluated as to hardiness, beautiful flowers, foliage, fruit, etc. The plants are taken out of the containers and tied into plastic bags, then secured into the boxes. We do not ship bare root plants.
Price: It is a difficult decision, so we try to be fair so not only the wealthy can afford them (we are collectors too). The availability, propagation, container growing, as well as nursery costs must come into play.
Payment: Normally, orders will be invoiced through PayPal, and you will receive an email invoice when the order is ready to be shipped. If you would prefer not to pay online, just ignore the invoice email, and call us at (541) 746-3922 to arrange payment either by check or credit card.
Shipping: Over the last few years, the cost of shipping has gone up to the point where, on certain orders, we are losing money on the transaction. Because of this, we are having to place a surcharge on our larger material. We regret having to do this, but we don’t have a choice if we hope to continue shipping these larger plants. We are choosing this option so our local customers will not be penalized for the higher shipping rates. Most of the time, you will receive larger plants from us than you would from similar nurseries; and we have always taken great pride in that. However, because of this, our boxes are large and this means we are paying for the size as much as the weight with UPS. What we have decided is to assess a $20 surcharge on plants requiring the larger boxes we use for shipping. We apologize for this change, however we see it as the only way to continue to offer larger material to you the consumer. Thanks for your continued support and understanding.