Payments & Ordering
We accept Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover. We do not accept checks. All orders must be paid in full before we will reserve, pull, pack or ship your plants.
When you place your order, items are pulled from inventory and set aside for you until it is time to ship. No other customers can purchase these items at this time. For this reason, your order is charged to your card in its entirety when you place your order, not when it’s shipped.
Orders received during December-February going to states in climate zone 5 & 6 or other areas where temps fall well below freezing, your order will be scheduled for shipment in March or April. See Your Climate Zone Here. This is to prevent damage from severe weather conditions in transit. Since we guarantee your plant(s) to arrive safely to you, we can not ship in conditions where there could be damage.
For all other states in climate zones 7,8,9, we will ship within 7-14 days of the date of your order if we feel your plants will arrive to you safely. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions and we postpone your shipment, we will notify you by email. If you would prefer that we send your plants at a later date, please let us know in the comment section an approximate time you want them shipped.
We do not ship same day. The shipping method on your order will state a delivery time. This delivery time is from the actual shipping date NOT the order date.
We use USPS Priority Mail to ship most of our packages year round. Delivery time is 1-3 days from the shipment date. We don’t want your plants in the box for more than 3-4 days. UPS and FEDEX rates are not much cheaper and it takes longer to get your plants to you.
All plants are shipped in the pot with soil. We currently have certification to ship in the soil to all continental United States.
We do not ship anything larger than a one-gallon container to Washington or Oregon. These are their rules.
Shipping plants is expensive. We are not a big box store and we do not get special rates from carriers. The cost you see when you are ordering is the actual cost from the Carrier to ship your plants to you and does not cover the costs of labor and packing supplies. This is included in the price of your plants. We do not profit from Shipping costs.
BUDS AND BLOOMS
We sell Camellias that are one to two years old. While some plants may have blooms on young plants, many do not start to put on significant buds until they are year 3. There are exceptions with some plants, but this is the normal expectations when growing Camellias.
Some varieties like Camellia sasanqua will produce flowers on younger plants, but they are finished blooming by December for the most part.
If we do have plants that have buds or blooms, they are easily knocked off during the shipping process. They are very fragile and even the slightest shake or rattle and buds can be knocked off.
For these reasons, we tell our customers to expect beautiful plants and buds should follow in the next two seasons.