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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Need Advice Ordering Plants Online In Cold Weather State?

I live in Michigan and it's been fairly cold but not below freezing yet. Is it safe to order plants from online?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Depends upon what you're ordering and where you're ordering.

Are they hardy plants? Does the seller use insulated packaging? Can they throw in a small heat pack if necessary?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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This is relevant to my interests I'm in Ypsi, myself, and I've been worrying about how to get what I want over the winter. It'll be in the 70s this week, but it'll drop again before October is out

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.

10g "Community" of nothing but Danios - 2g (barely) planted Betta - 2.5g Betta - 1g Pond Snail Repository

My aquascape style tends towards 'tall in the back, short in the front, lots and lots of green and stuff. And maybe a rock somewhere...'
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I'm NW of Chicago. I will ship in/out as long as we're in the 30's ( booth ends of the ship) and said package is going/coming from more that 500min away. Over 500mi and USPS uses a plane. The package is typically not out of a building long enough to freeze.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 03:44 AM
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You can always ask your LFS to order plants for you. Most of them do and they do not charge Fedex shipping cost

Plus, if you don't like the plants nobody will force you to buy them.

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I live in Michigan and it's been fairly cold but not below freezing yet. Is it safe to order plants from online?
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