When We Ship

Orders are shipped quickly. Because the delivery of healthy plants is our top priority, it is not our policy to ship over the weekend when plants will be left idle for two days. Unless you insist otherwise, we only ship on days where the shipment will arrive prior to the weekend.

Please note that we will not hold orders unless you request it. If you do not want your order shipped as soon as possible, you may specify your desired shipping date when you checkout or revise it after ordering by contacting us.

The following table details the normal shipping schedule (orders may ship sooner if we're having a slow day). If Monday is a holiday, the shipping day may slip one day.

Please note that the 1000 plant package of bare root Vinca minor is shipped only on Mondays (it will be shipped separately and may arrive on a different day from any other items you order).

Orders placed ... ... will ship at the latest on
Friday through Monday (before 4PM, EDT) Tuesday (see * below)
Monday (after 4PM, EDT)
to 3-day zone: Monday (next week)
to other zones: Wednesday
Tuesday
to 3-day zone: Monday
to other zones: Wednesday
Wednesday (before 10AM, EDT)
to 3-day zone: Monday
to other zones: Wednesday
Wednesday (after 10AM, EDT)
to 1-day zone: Thursday
to other zones: Monday
Thursday (before 10AM, EDT)
to 1-day zone: Thursday
to other zones: Monday
Thursday (after 10AM, EDT) Monday (see * below)

* - From April through June we are extremely busy and delivery of your order may slip a few days, at most to the Friday of the following week (after noon on Fridays we may need to start setting up shipments for Tuesday and orders that then come in on Friday or over the weekend will get divided up between Tuesday and Wednesday as needed to keep Tuesday from becoming overburdened and to allow orders that come in on Monday and early Tuesday and require three days in transit to ship on Tuesday).
If Monday or Tuesday is a holiday that UPS does not deliver on, delivery will be delayed one day.

Check the link in your order confirmation email to see your scheduled shipping date (you will also be emailed tracking information the evening of shipment).

See also:
  Transit time for your shipment
  Shipping
  Specifying your ship date
  Changing your shipping date