Winter Shipping Continues

We are shipping as weather permits. We have a big backlog of orders, which we are filling in the sequence they were placed, so there may be some delays. Before we ship, we always check the 10-day forecast for your zip code and possible points of transit (Chicago or Denver for the East Coast). If predicted low temperatures are below 26 degrees F, we will hold your shipment until temperatures warm up. When we ship this time of year, we always include a 72-hour heat pack at no extra charge.

Many orders are on hold due to weather conditions here and/or at the destination. We just had a major snow storm, so all shipping was delayed because of that. We ship orders in the chronological sequence received, so if an old order on hold suddenly becomes shippable due to a window of warmer weather, that takes precedence over newer orders. A plant may occasionally be out of stock due to phone orders not being automatically deducted from inventory, or customers adding plants to an order being held. If that is the case, we will contact you to ask about substitutions or a refund. Out-of-stock plants create a domino effect as customers substitute in-stock plants for the missing one(s). We try to subtract the substitutions from the listed inventory, but some may be overlooked. We apologize if you have ordered something that is out of stock.

We are gradually updating the website, so keep watching for new plants to be listed. Some, like the jewel orchids, sell out quickly.

We are growers, not florists!

Please be aware that if you want to send flowers as a gift, decorate tables at your wedding, stage your house for sale, etc.,  we are not your source. Most of our plants are seedlings in various stages of development. Some are at or near blooming size but others, notably cattleya seedlings and some  species, are several years from blooming size. We show flower photos, when we have them, so that you will know more or less what to expect when your plant does bloom. When we have divisions of mature plants, these are generally shipped at a time when they are not blooming.

Our goal is to provide a variety of orchid plants at reasonable prices to people who enjoy growing them and watching them develop and bloom. If you want instant gratification, there are always the box stores.