Weather and the postal system are unpredictable this time of year. The 10-day forecast isn’t always accurate, as I’m finding out this week, with temperatures staying cold much longer than predicted. Because of holiday shopping, transit times for priority mail range from normal (1-3 days) to weeks. Heat packs are only good for 3 days, so the combination of freezing temperatures and possible postal delays is not conducive to safe shipping of plants.

As a policy we will not be shipping any orders received on Thanksgiving or later until after January 1, and then only as weather permits. During the holiday season we will continue shipping to parts of the West Coast that do not experience freezing temperatures. For orders currently processing, we will try to ship as weather permits, but only if it seems safe for your plants. Please be patient.


For the foreseeable future, we will be shipping twice a week, on Tuesdays/Wednesdays to arrive on Friday/Saturday and on Fridays/Saturdays to arrive on Monday/Tuesday. When your order ships, you should receive a USPS tracking number and a separate “completed” notice.