Please note; shipping is done Mondays and Tuesdays during shipping season to keep plants from dallying too long in the mail, so orders placed at the end of the week may not ship until the next Monday if you are across the country from us. I'll email you and let you know if that is the case.
Prices: Plants are listed on availability page.
If your order is very large, or extra heavy, requiring more shipping costs, we will contact you before sending. Medium flat rate and large flat rate do accommodate a lot of smaller plants, but not a lot of large plants per box. Roses in pots are priced individually for shipping, currently $18.
You may pay by credit card or paypal.
We respect your privacy and will never give, sell or trade your information.
For gift certificate information, see this. For guarantee information, click here.
We carefully select and pack our best plants for their safe arrival to you.
- We guarantee our plants to be true to type & to leave in good condition.
- As gardens, soil, water and gardeners are all different, we cannot guarantee success, but we will gladly offer plant care and growing advice; we include a planting and care sheet with each order.
If plants arrive damaged, notify the post office immediately. If they arrive ill, contact us immediately: we will gladly resolve the issue, offer growing tips, or credit you toward your next order.
We include a new plants flyer for care & planting suggestions that should help them and you succeed.
We are a small specialty nursery farm & it is inevitable that we will run out of some plants due to demand, wildlife or weather. Please refer to the availability page for real-time inventory; you may also inquire by email if there is a plant in the catalog but not on the availability page after April 20th.
Shipping: We ship by USPS Priority Mail to get plants to you quickly, usually 2-3 days. Our shipping season for plants begins when plants may be dug (usually in March) and extends until it is too hot to safely send them (usually July). Fall shipping on many plants is available in September. We ship plants on Mondays & Tuesdays to assure plants arrive as speedily as possible. You may request a ship date and we will do our best to comply. If there is a date you will NOT be able to receive plants, PLEASE NOTE THESE IN THE CUSTOMER COMMENTS BOX!
- Some stress, broken leaves or stems, or soil a bit loose in the package, can happen in the most carefully packed shipment. Plants are actually very resilient and will recover shortly.
- If insured plants are damaged in shipping, notify the Post Office at once. We recommend purchasing insurance when you order --it is inexpensive and if your plants should be lost or damaged in shipping, you can then make a claim to the Post Office. Contact us immediately and we will send your insurance receipt to you.
You are responsible for complying with all import/ quarantine/ inspection regulations on your end, as the 50 states & Canadian provinces all have their own differing rules. Many are available via the web.
Caring for your new plants
Remove wrapping carefully & check for watering. If weather is too inclement for planting, plants can be kept in their pots or heeled in if not in pots, or temporarily potted on. We include a care sheet with each order (see care sheet here.)
Most plants are grown in ground and dug to fill your order. Others are greenhouse grown; all have well developed root systems. Many will bloom their first year for you. Field grown plants are dug and either potted snugly or wrapped in heavy freezer paper, depending upon the size of the crown.
Note also that most of our plants are seed-grown or divisions and thus may vary from description and picture to some degree--that's Mother Nature keeping herself fresh. Your growing conditions & care will also affect final size, tint, scent as well.
Ordering & Shipping Information
We are pleased to offer gift certificates in any amount you specify (starting at $10).
Simply send us a letter enclosing a check for the amount and the recipient's name and address.
We will send the recipient a calligraphic certificate and a catalog with your compliments.
Alternatively, we can send them to you to be hand-delivered.
To order by mail, contact us for availability and send your order with check or money order to:
Paradise Gardens Rare Plant Nursery
PO Box 269
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
We encourage you to e-mail or write us to make sure the items you want are available.
Mail orders will be confirmed with approximate ship date and notice of substitutions or backorders if necessary.
Additional postage and insurance may apply to backorders.
Shipping Zones (time in transit):
Local (w/in ~ 150 mi of Bonners Ferry)-a few days
Western States --a few days to a week
Midwestern & trans Rockies " "
Eastern States -- a week or a little more