Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you ship?
- How can I get expedited shipping?
- Do you ship International?
- Why is my order in separate shipments?
- How many seeds are in a packet/ounce?
- Are your products GMO?
- Are your seeds treated?
- Are you products Heirloom/Hybrid/Organic?
- How Should I Store Unused Seed?
- When will my Wildflowers bloom?
- Can I have my bulbs shipped out of season?
- I Received my Bulbs, Now What?
- Why can’t I place an order without an email address?
- Do you have a catalog?
- How do I find out about Specials and Sales on your products?
How do you ship?
Standard shipping for both seeds and bulbs is through the US Postal Service and will take approximately 3-5 days in transit, once shipped (in-season items can take up to 5-9 business days to ship). Orders of larger weight and/or volume will be shipped via FedEX. If your shipping address requires a specific method of shipment, please include a note in the CUSTOMER NOTES section at checkout to let us know of your address restrictions and we will adjust accordingly, or contact you for further options. Please note, additional fees may be necessary for some shipping requests requests.
All orders will receive an email confirmation of shipping once they leave our warehouse. This confirmation will include a tracking number which will confirm the method of shipment and provide an estimated date of delivery.
How can I get expedited shipping?
Expedited shipping options are available on seed products only and can be selected in our shopping cart for qualified items. If you would like to discuss what additional options might be available for expedited shipping on your order, please give us a call in the Customer Service Office at 828-633-6338. Please note that not all products are available for expedited shipping.
Do you offer International shipping?
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to accommodate International shipping. Due to the nature of our product, there are some very strict regulations and fees placed on export practices and at this time are unable to comply.
Why is my order in separate shipments?
The simple answer is that seeds ship all year around to all USDA Zones. Bulb and Perennial products are only available seasonally and will ship according to our shipping schedule, based on your USDA Zone. You can find more information about our seasonal shipping here.
If your order contains both seeds and bulb/perennial products, it will likely be shipped in two portions, with two separate tracking numbers. Seeds ship out within a few business days of when your order is placed, and bulb shipments will ship according to zone and within the designated season.
How many seeds are in a packet/ounce/pound?
All of our seed products are packed by weight, rather than by count, so unfortunately a seed count is not available on all products. If a seed count is available, it will be listed in the Fast Facts section of the product. Generally, our packets of flower seeds usually contain approximately 1 tbsp. of seed, while our vegetable and herb packets contain approximately 1/4 tsp.
For vegetables, we recommend that one packet will be sufficient for a home gardener for a single season. For flowers, we have "seed coverage" information available on individual product listings that can help you to determine the correct amount of seed needed for the area you wish to plant.
Are your products GMO?
No, none of our products are GMO, or genetically modified organisms. For more information on our stance on GMO Free seeds and to read our Safe Seed Pledge, please click here.
Are your seeds treated?
No, none of our seeds are ever treated with pesticide or fungicide. They are chemical-free, just the way Nature intended!
Are you products Heirloom/Hybrid/Organic?
We sell Heirloom, Open Pollinated and Hybrid seeds on our site, as well as Organic varieties. We do not sell any GMO products. Heirloom seeds will be listed as "Heirloom" in the product title and/or description and can be found under the Heirloom drop down menu at the top of our site. Anything that is not designated "Heirloom" can be assumed to be open pollinated varieties. Known hybrid varieties will be designated in the Fast Facts section of individual products. Organic varieties will be clearly labeled in the title of the selection, i.e. Arugula – “Rocket” (Organic) vs. Arugula – “Rocket”
How Should I Store Unused Seed?
With proper storage we recommend that our seeds will lose less than 5% viability per year of storage. Proper storage is keeping the seeds in a sealed plastic bag or container to prevent insects, and in a dark, cool and dry place to prevent premature germination and other forms of decay. Do NOT store seeds in the refrigerator! We generally do not recommend storage if at all possible; the best option is to order in the same season that you intend to plant. However if you end up with left over seeds, you should be able to store through to the following season with favorable results.
When will my Wildflowers bloom?
The exact bloom time of our wildflowers will vary based on your unique region and circumstances. Our wildflower mixes include a wide range of varieties that will ideally bloom at slightly different times, to give you the widest range of color for the longest season possible. Most wildflowers will bloom in Spring and Summer but a few varieties will bloom into the Fall as well.
The important thing to remember with wildflowers is that perennial varieties will not bloom the the first season. They need one growing cycle to establish themselves, and will be ready to bloom the following year after dying back in the winter. On the other hand, all annual wildflower varieties will bloom the first year.
Can I have my bulbs shipped out of season?
Unfortunately, no. You can place an order for Spring or Fall planted bulbs at almost any time throughout the year, but bulb products are only available for shipment within their designated seasons. To see more information about our seasonal shipping, click here.
I Received my Bulbs, Now What?
When you receive your shipment of bulbs or perennial roots, we recommend unpacking and planting the products as soon as possible. Bulbs and Perennial Roots are perishable, and as such should not spend extended time in storage if at all possible. If it is necessary to keep bulbs stored for any length of time prior to planting, we recommend that you keep them in a dark, cool and dry location. It is not necessary to refrigerate most bulbs (with the exception of Lilies and Peony roots) but exposure to moisture, heat and light should be limited.
Bulb shipments contain a pamphlet on planting instructions, and additional information on planting and care can be found on here.
Why can’t I place an order without an email address?
We need to be able to send you both an email invoice to confirm your order, as well as shipping confirmations that will include tracking information on your shipments. These emails are sent both to verify information and to protect your interests as a customer. Please note that we do not sell or share your email information with any other party. Ever.
Do you have a catalog?
Unfortunately at this time we do not have a printed catalog, we are exclusively online. Our stock rotates quite quickly and many of our items are on seasonal availabilities. We have found that if we were to print a catalog, it would most likely be out of date by the time it reached you. Additionally, the additional costs incurred in printing and postage of a catalog would have a negative effect on our prices and we try very hard to maintain competitive pricing on our highest quality products. You can find our entire, up to date selection, available online. And remember, you can always give us a call to assist you with placing an order over the phone.
How do I find out about Specials and Sales on your products?
Easy! Sign up for our email mailing list here.