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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Winter plant shipping

Anybody from a cold climate (I'm in SE Michigan) have any luck with ordering plants online in the winter? Seems impossible to me. . .

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 12:55 PM
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I live in Japan. Usually shipping here takes a day. I've ordered stuff in winter and they usually ship stuff with pocket warmers. I'm from Southern California, so I don't know if they sell them in the States in colder places.

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I'm in Michigan also, and I order, and ship plants year round. When I buy plants in the winter I make sure the shipper uses insulation, and warm pacs. When I ship in the winter, I use insulated boxes, and wrap the plants in insulation I get from Lowes. I use 72hr. warm pacs. If its really cold(single digits) or lower, I won't ship.
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