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Unboxing Your Mail Order Plants

Written by: PBM Team

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Time to read 3 min

In a world where convenience meets gardening and landscaping, we believe mail-ordering plants has become the best solution for plant enthusiasts and gardening aficionados alike to get easy access to the plants they want. Many customers have told us stories of searching high and low in their local nurseries for certain Encore Azaleas or Southern Living Plants with no luck, and they were relieved to find those plants on our website. Ordering plants online from PlantsByMail.com is an experience filled with anticipation and excitement, and as you open the box to reveal your new leafy companions, we have a few tips to help you be successful.

Unboxing Mail Order Plants from Plantsbymail.com
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The Appeal of Mail-Order Plants

Why do so many people turn to mail-order plants in this digital age? There are several reasons:

Variety

Online nurseries offer an extensive selection of plant species and varieties, many of which may not be available at local garden centers. This allows you to explore unique and rare plants from the comfort of your home.

Convenience

With the click of a button, you can browse, select, and purchase plants without leaving your house. This convenience is especially appreciated by those who live in areas with limited access to nurseries.

Expertise

PlantsByMail.com’s team provides detailed care instructions and tips for each plant, making it easier for both beginners and experienced gardeners to cultivate thriving greenery.

Unboxing Your New Plants

Unboxing mail-order plants is like opening a treasure chest of green wonders. Here’s how the experience typically unfolds:

  1. The Arrival: You’ve followed your tracking number and have eagerly awaited package arrives at your doorstep.
  2. Careful Opening: We recommend you carefully open the box from the bottom and slide the plant out the bottom.
  3. First Glimpse/Inspecting the Plants: Take your time to inspect the plants. Ensure they are healthy, with vibrant foliage and strong stems. It’s normal for some plants to appear slightly wilted or stressed from shipping, but they should perk up with proper care.
  4. Remove the Packaging: Remove the plastic bag from your plants and put any soil and fertilizer granules that have shaken loose during whipping back in the pot.
  5. Read the Care Instructions: Don’t forget to read the care instructions included in the package. Each plant may have specific requirements for light, water, and soil, so it’s crucial to provide them with the right conditions.
  6. Potting or Planting: Depending on the size and type of plants you ordered, you may need to pot them or plant them directly in your garden or landscape. Use high-quality potting soil and appropriate containers if necessary.
  7. Watering and Acclimating: Give your plants a good drink of water and allow them to acclimate to their new environment. Gradually introduce them to their desired light conditions, especially if they’ve been shipped in low-light packaging.

Tips for Buying Mail-Order Plants

To ensure a successful experience, consider these tips:

  1. Choose Reputable Sellers: Research and choose reputable online nurseries or sellers with positive reviews and customer feedback.
  2. Consider the Shipping Process: Be mindful of the weather when you are ordering, especially during extreme heat or cold. We are located in southern Alabama and will typically ship in one or two business days, so if you are 3+ days away from our location consider ordering during mild times of the year.
  3. Inspect Plants Immediately: Open the package as soon as it arrives to inspect the plants for any damage or stress, and give your new plants some water.
  4. Have Supplies Ready: Have pots, potting soil, watering cans, fertilizers, and any other necessary supplies ready for potting or planting.
  5. Follow Care Instructions: Adhere to the care instructions provided to give your plants the best chance of thriving.

Ordering plants online is a delightful experience that brings our nursery right to your doorstep. It’s an experience filled with anticipation, discovery, and the promise of green growth. By choosing reputable sellers and following care instructions, you can enjoy the beauty and serenity that plants bring into your life, all with the convenience of online ordering. So, go ahead, order that plant you’ve had your eye on, and savor the joy of unboxing your own piece of nature.

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