Ordering & Shipping

Ordering - To ensure order accuracy, we prefer that all orders be placed via our secure online store. Our online store is our catalog. We do not have a printed catalog.

Payment - All orders must be pre-paid. We accept payment via PayPal or credit card.

Shipping - Plants are shipped via Priority Mail. Most plants are shipped bare root with their roots wrapped in damp paper. Foliage will be left intact, but flowers and scapes may be removed to facilitate easier packing.

Our packaging Our packaging 

Our packaging
Photos courtesy John Gamradt


Most other products are also shipped via Priority Mail within 5 business days of placing the order. You will be contacted if delays are expected.

Shipping Fee - Shipping cost is $8.00 plus $1.50 for each item, unless otherwise noted.  Mangaves require a higher shipping fee, due to their bulky size.

Order Pickup - If you would like to pick up your order here at the nursery, choose the Store Pickup option during checkout and you will not be charged for shipping. Please contact us ahead of time to schedule a convenient time to pick up your order. We are open to the public Tuesday-Sunday during the growing season, but a little notice will allow us to make sure your order is ready for you.

Shipping Season - Because of our northern location, our shipping schedule depends a great deal on Mother Nature. We prefer to wait until the plants are up enough to verify their ID before shipping. In Northeast Iowa, that means we usually will not begin shipping until late April or early May. We will try to accommodate requested ship dates when at all possible.

Your patience is greatly appreciated during the hectic, busy spring season. Our nursery is open to local customers six days a week during the growing season and we are often busy with customers during business hours. We do not have any employees and can only pack so many orders at a time. Needless to say, we often don't accomplish as much as we would like to. Rest assured, we will get your order to you as quickly as we possibly can!

Sorry, we do not ship plants outside the US.

Revised 1-31-2019