WHEN SHOULD I ORDER?
The earlier you order, the better. Once you order, your seedlings or Christmas item is reserved for you. For instance, if you order 100 blue spruce seedlings in February for a July wedding, you no longer have to worry about that…they are reserved and will arrive on the day you requested. If you order your Christmas tree in October, you can be assured that your tree will be one of our best.
There is a box on the last check out page of the shopping cart to put in the exact day you wish to have your order delivered. We hit the exact day 99% of the time.
HOW LONG WILL THE SEEDLINGS I ORDER BE FRESH AND ALIVE?
We moisten every seedling before it packed for your order. They are generally placed in a 1 mil clear bag which helps them retain moisture for at least two weeks even in the heat of summer. When your seedlings arrive they should be kept in a cool place and exposed to some light and they will be fine and healthy for your event. PLANTING AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY ORDER.
WHAT IS THE BEST SEEDLING FOR MY AREA?
That’s a hard question to answer. The farther north you live, the less you have to worry about which one will survive and thrive where you live. Pay attention to the growing zones and look up your own zone. Blue spruce, Meyer spruce, Austrian pine, Southwestern white pine, white pine and white cedar are best for zones 7 and 8 in general. If you live in a higher elevation area in zones 7 or 8, then Canaan fir might be good choice. If you live in zone 6 or lower, any of the seedlings will do fine.
The evergreens we grow need to go dormant in winter as part of their life cycle. They need a period of several weeks where the temperature gets below freezing or very cold in winter to maintain their proper life cycle. They might survive for a couple years in a climate without winter, but eventually will die.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ORDER?
For us, it’s for you to order on line with our shopping cart. That way there are no transcription mistakes from phone talk and there is less paperwork, plus you get an exact shipping quote.
That said, if you want to order something special, something done in a special way, or an odd or exact number, please call us with your order. It always helps if you create an account on line even if you call with your order.
There are options for credit cards (MC, Visa, Discover and AMEX) , purchase orders, and for sending us a check using our shopping cart.