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About Shipping

Shipping dates vary by product type, please see below.

Shipping costs vary by product type and quantities ordered.

Shipping rates are calculated at checkout.  

Holiday Cookie Boxes ship December 10th and 17th via USPS 2-3 Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via e-mail when they leave Thomas's Bakery.

Merchandise will ship within 3 business days from the time it is ordered. You will receive a tracking number via e-mail as soon as it is on its way. 

Seeds will ship within 3 business days from the time they are ordered. You will receive a tracking number via e-mail when they head out the door. 

Perennial plants will ship with other perennials only. We ship perennials between April 15 and May 30 based on your growing zone or your requested ship date. If you have a preference let us know at checkout.

Sweet Pea Plants will ship between February 15 and April 15 depending on your location. Ideally you will be transplanting your plants into the garden as soon as soil can be worked. We will determine the best date for you unless you let us know otherwise at checkout.

 

What age and size Perennial Plants will I receive?

Your perennial plants will be 12-24 months of age on arrival. This depends on the species and their growth rate as to when they are big enough to ship. They have all gone through their winter dormancy, which will allow them to flower normally in your garden this summer in most cases. (Some slower maturing perennials may not flower until their second season in your garden.) Depending on the size and needs of the plant they are either grown in 1.25 liter pots, or 1 gallon pots. 1 gallon plants may be gently bare-rooted for shipping efficiency. Many of these plants will just be coming out of dormancy when you receive them. If they are not fully rooted into their pots, or aren’t fully leafed out, this is normal and to be expected. It doesn’t mean you’ve been sent an immature plant, just that your plant is still waking up for the season. These are large divisions of perennials not meant to be held in their pots longer than necessary. It is best for them to establish in your garden, not in a pot in our greenhouse.


What age and size Sweet Pea Plants will I receive?

Sweet Pea plants are grown slow and cold in our greenhouse here in Vermont. They are grown in 5" tall x 2 3/8" pot allowing for a bulky and deep root system. Plant them as soon as soil can be worked, often around the time you see daffodils emerging. They are content with heavy frost at this stage, and will really tolerate 20 degrees. If you are expecting colder weather and your plants have just arrived, store them bright and cold, 35-45 is perfect, until you can plant. 

 

Exceptions There may be times early in our ship season when we need to delay your shipment due to frigid weather here in Vermont. We don’t want your plants to freeze solid in transit. So thank you for your patience as we do our best to ship healthy plants to your door.

PLEASE NOTE: We generally ship USPS Priority Mail. If for any reason your shipping address will not accept USPS Priority Mail, please contact us directly after placing your order. 

We currently only ship within the United States.