Collective Plug & Bulb Orders
We coordinate several different collective plug, bulb and tuber orders each year. These orders are for cut flower farmers. If we aggregate orders across many of us, we are able to place larger orders and attract volume discounts. Descriptions are below and also in each shopfront.
All Q&As about the collective orders, and all ‘wishlist’ items are shared through our slack channel. Please join slack and post there.
We are now taking wholesale cut flower rose orders. Pickup only – April 5/6, 2024 at our farm. No shipping on roses.
Spring 2024 Plugs and Seedlings
This order includes plugs (trays of very small plants), liners (like plugs but propagated by cuttings versus seed), bare root perennials and dahlias. We also have some selected woodies. Note this is a large offering – hundreds of varieties from 6-10 suppliers. It includes annuals like lisianthus, stock, snapdragons…. , perennials like lupins, foxgloves, delphinium…., herbs like scented geranium, basils, ….. Deadlines are FIRM – so write it in your calendar. In 2023 we will not be accepting ‘second chance’ or late orders. So order by the deadline please. Any unsold plants will be potted up for our retail sale in late May – and details of that will be posted on our website.
Note – if you want to host a pickup in your area, we can work with you to have the orders shipped directly to you. You sort the orders by customer and host the pickup. We handle the rest. You need at least 10 farmers placing orders to make this work. Email us by early August to arrange this.
Help Build a Flower Plug Distribution System!
Note that relay shipping (goods arrive here, and I re-package and ship to you) is VERY expensive. It can easily add 50% to the cost. AND it wastes so many fossil fuels to ship twice! AND pity the little plants who spend a week or more in a box!
So why not host a pickup in your area?
Your first step is to enlist at least 10 growers near you. Then, contact me and we can discuss the products you want to sell and the suppliers you want to use. We will set up your own branded online store for you, with whatever products you want to sell. We take care of arranging supply and shipping. We manage orders & payments. You receive the order and coordinate the local pickup.
All of this takes a little lead time. Start organizing in July if you want to set up a September store to order plugs for spring 2024.