NEW! Online Webstore and Appointment Scheduler
As we are gearing up for fall planting, we have quietly made our new online webstore and appointment scheduler public, which some of you may have already noticed. We’re very excited about these new additions to the website which allow for an easier and more visually dynamic and informative shopping experience. The webstore is a work in progress, and additional filtering options will be added over the winter for next year to include things like plant type (tree, shrub, wildflower, grass, etc.), and planting conditions like light exposure (full sun, partial, shade) and soil moisture (dry, medium, moist, wet). Currently, plants can be filtered to show what is currently in stock and what is out of stock.
If a plant species is out of stock, you can sign up on the plant profile to join the waitlist to be automatically notified by email when that plant is added back to our inventory. We’re hoping this waitlist notifier is also a useful tool for those of you who do garden planning over the winter. Once we close for the season, all plants will be listed as out of stock and will be added back to our inventory once we open back up in the spring as those plants become ready. You can sign up for plants of interest over the winter, and will receive an automatic email notification when they first become ready for the season.
In addition to pictures of the plants, you’ll find the different container size options currently available for that species in the “choose an option” drop down, pricing options, information about the plant like height, soil, and light requirements, and bloom color and season. We’ve also added range maps for each species generated from the Biota of North America Program, which shows the counties where the species is found in the wild. The Map Key shows what the color coding on the map signifies. For example, a plant can be found in a county in NJ, and it could be native to the state (county would be lime green), introduced to the state (county would be teal), or rare in the state (county would be yellow). If a plant was native to a state, but is no longer found in the wild (extirpated), the counties where it was once found would be orange. Any state where the plant is present, whether it’s native, introduced, rare, or extirpated would show up entirely green, with the counties where it’s found showing the previously mentioned colors.
These new online options provide more information about the plants in an easy to view and more visually appealing format. However, if you prefer to ask about plants before purchasing or don’t want to order through the webstore we continue to welcome orders and appointments through email or phone. It will also help us to gauge what species people are looking for, based on waitlist signups, so we can try to adjust our inventory accordingly. Our PDF plant availability list will still be available on the website, updated periodically, but the webstore inventory gets updated automatically every hour, so it will always be the most up-to-date reflection of our current availability. We are not equipped to ship our plants, so if you decide to utilize the new webstore to purchase your plants online, you will still need to schedule an appointment to pick up your order at our location.
We hope you enjoy our upgrade and it helps you learn more about the right plants for your landscape!