All About How We Ship & Package Your Plants For Transit
Most Asked Questions
We Are A USDA Certified Nursery in Middle Tennessee That's Served The Nursery Grower Industry For 58 Year and 3 Generations
We Are Licensed To Ship To All States and 13 Countries
We Ship To Homeowners & wholesalers and Have Rock Bottom Low Prices For Wholesale Companies Ordering Large Volume (prices go down as you add larger quantities)
We Use USPS To Ship All Our Stock To Homeowners. Vast Bulk Wholesale Orders We Use Averitt Express.
You Can Place Orders And Pickup. Call Our Office For Pickup Location (we have 2 locations in zipping 37301), and we will let you know when your order will be ready for pickup
We Ship All Orders Out Within 5-7 Working Day Except In Spring, and we get your orders out asap, it may be a little later than, but we make sure they ship fresh dug
Want To Reserve Plants for Guaranteed Availability?
We will be happy to hold your orders until the requested ship date. Just put in the comments section of the online order form the time you'd like your order shipped and we will dig fresh and ship at the requested date. We Ship all items year round except trees & shrubs; we send those in Fall, Winter, and Spring (October- April 30th). No Summer Shipping on trees and shrubs.
Shipping Rates Ups Are 9-20%, depending on zip code, weight and volume of order. You will get an exact shipping total before entering payment information in the checkout process when you order online. This excludes machine dug trees.
Our shopping cart only charges a shipping estimate. If you live in a further state and have ordered a heavy item like mosses or a large number of plants, the shipping may be more expensive, and we will bill you of extra charges when we ship your questions and it is up to you if you want to cancel or pay additional shipping charges. Costly states to send moss to are MD, OR, CA, NV, RI, WI.
How We Pack To Protect Your Plants
Every plant we ship is dug fresh a day before shipping. We dig your plant stock, take to the shipping warehouse and dip all roots in a moisture gel called Tera-sorb, surround Roots with paper or in warmer months we use a straw so the plants will not overheat in transit, then wrap in heavy paper and containerize in corrugated pressure protectant cardboard boxes. We band every table as well as tape for no transit damage.
What is Tera Sorb?
Available in Fine, Medium, and Coarse Grades Terra-Sorb is a super absorbent, potassium based co-polymer gel that significantly increases the water holding capacity of a soil. It absorbs up to 200 times its weight in water and slowly releases it to nearby plants. We GUARANTEE YOUR PLANTS TO ARRIVE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION TO ANY STATE how WE PACKAGE THEM.
• Significantly increase water holding capacity of soil • Prevent plant losses due to dry soil • Slowly release water into the root zone
Can Non-Licensed Customers Or Homeowner's Order?
Sure you can. As of the year 2012, we are offering wholesale prices to homeowners too. This has been due to an overwhelming volume of requests made in the past ten years. Homeowners can take advantage of wholesale grower prices and availability without having their orders shipped to a business - and we no longer require a Nursery License to order wholesale.
Transit Preparation and Time In Transit
We pack all stock to last during transit with no problems. We dip all roots in terasorb - a silicone gel, and wrap roots in plastic to protect the sources and wrap in paper to further hold moisture in for up to 10-12 days. Transit is never longer than 3-4 days, BUT IF IT'S LONGER, YOUR PLANTS WILL LAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE EVEN NEEDING WATER.
My Plants Arrived But I cant Plant Them Right Now.
No worries, you have over seven days to plant after received (shipping is usually 3-4 days), or if the weather isn't allowing you to plant - the plants will be beautiful if you store them in a basement, cellar or garage. Make sure the roots are not exposed (leave in plastic) and water every 3-4 days. The plants will last 2-3 weeks until you can plant.