|Now is the winter of our discontent.|
Shakespeare, Richard III
Winter. Ice, cold, dark. Gray horizons, gray ashes in the grate, gray days. The shortest day of the year is always followed by more light and warmth. Time for hope. Time for the luscious velvet of the pussywillow. Our pussywillow wreath, below, is a cheerful reminder that spring will soon arrive.
|Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday February 2, 2014. We ship to West Coast, South and Midwest locations Mondays through Thursdays. Ship dates are determined by length of transit so plants do not spend weekends in transit.|
If temperatures en route or at destination are projected to be below 32 F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants.
Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in Zones 3-8. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.
We are pleased to now offer the Szechuan pepper tree. Some of our plants are producing berries and customer reports indicate they have a tendency toward self-fertility, unlike the Japanese pepper tree. The combination of toasted Szechuan peppercorns and chile peppers provides the marvelous sensation of ma-la in stir-fried dishes.
Yerba Mate plants are another new offering that will excite even the most jaded gardener. This selection from the rainforests of South America is great fun to grow and use in the kitchen.
New seed kits include ethnic herb selections from Thailand to New Delhi to Naples, so be sure to take a look at these offerings. Always wanted to grow your own Noni tree? Now's your chance.
Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.
When you buy a Bay Flora product, you can help a non-profit group of your choice. At check-out, just enter the name of the organization you wish to support. Up to 15% of your purchase will automatically be directed to that organization. You can also enter a gift card message during check-out and we'll tuck in a beautiful letterpress gift card with your order.
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