Because of delays in the USPS system during the holiday season we will not be shipping again until after January 1, weather permitting, in the sequence in which orders were received. Hopefully, our new automatic inventory updating system will minimize any orders of sold-out plants.
When we are ready to fill your order, we always check the 10-day forecast for your zip code before shipping and, if temperatures are cold enough to require a heat pack, we include a 72-hour heat pack free of charge. If temperatures are predicted to be below 26 degrees F, it is unsafe to ship plants even with a heat pack, so we will hold your order until the forecast is such that it appears to be safe. If you live in a place where it gets very cold, you can expect some weather-related delays. Thank you for your patience as we try to get through the holiday season and coldest part of the year.
After a lot of tweaking, the problems with the cart, checkout, and other things seem to be fixed. I was able to put an item in the cart, view the cart, and go to the checkout. Everything appeared normal, including the reward points and payment functions. Please try to check out normally, but let me know (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) , if there are any problems with the cart or anything else. I really hope this has fixed the problems!
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.