Order Pickups

There will be no email inviting you to pick up your order. Plants marked as “Available now” can be picked up within the hours below or by appointment. Peonies and bulbs marked as “Available in Fall” or “Ships in Fall” are expected to start arriving in mid-September through early October. Not all plants for fall availability arrive at once; bulbs arrive in mid-September and peonies arrive in batches over a couple of weeks. Please check this page or our Facebook page in early-mid September for bulbs and late September-early October for peonies. It will say what has arrived and list pick-up dates and times. Pick any day/time that works for you and come pick up your order then. There is no need to confirm when exactly you are coming, just be there within the opening hours.
Address: private home at 28 Withrod Dr Halifax. Order pick-ups and visits are strictly within the hours listed or by appointment; no walk-ins, please.

Shipping is flat rate for any order size, anywhere in Canada. It won’t increase when you place an additional package of bulbs in your cart.

Spring/Summer 2021 pick up times and days:

July 2021: Thursdays 5-6 pm; Sundays 10am-noon.
Additional times are usually posted here: https://www.facebook.com/halifaxperennials
On other days: by appointment; please text to 902-412-8673 with the requested order pick-up time.

Natal Day weekend: Sunday will be a day off.

Please check here before coming, these hours may change. We try to keep the pick-up hours the same, but there may be unplanned circumstances. In that case, an update will be posted here.
No need to wait for an email confirming your spring availability plants are here.
Address: private home at 28 Withrod Dr Halifax. Order pick-ups and visits are strictly within the hours listed.

By appointment:
June through August, you can request a time convenient to you for in-person shopping and order pick-up. Please text to 902-412-8673 with the requested day and time.
April-May and mid-September to October (the busiest season):
There will be at least 2-3 order pick-up times each week. When possible, please try to come within the listed times. Exceptions will be made if you are driving from afar or your work schedule; please contact me at the email address listed on the Contact Us page.

In-person shopping:
Available by appointment, and only within the not-too-busy months (late June to August).

Fall 2021 pick-ups:

There will be no email inviting you to pick up your order. Please check this page in early-mid September for bulbs and late September-early October for peonies. It will say “bulbs have arrived” or “bulbs and peonies have arrived” and list pick-up dates and times. Pick any day/time that works for you and come pick up your order then. There is no need to confirm when exactly you are coming, just be there within the opening hours.
Address: private home at 28 Withrod Dr Halifax.
Order pick-ups and visits are strictly within the hours listed.

Hours and days may differ from summer pick-ups.
Sunday morning pick-ups will very likely be available.
Additional evenings will be available during this busy time.
Information will be posted around mid-September on this page (the one you are reading) or Halifax Perennials Facebook page.

I have a full-time job, so in order to pack everyone’s orders after work, I won’t be able to respond to emails and phone calls during the busy weeks (spring: late March through early June, fall: September through October). I might answer an urgent email like arranging an alternative pick-up day but there still be delays. Emails asking for information that is available on the website (e.g. “What hours are you open?” or “Do you have any yellow peonies available?”) won’t be answered. If I answer all emails on time (after a workday) there will be zero orders mailed and zero people served with their orders. (In the busy season I may receive so many emails and phone calls per day that answering them would keep me busy after my main job until 1 am or so, so I choose to prioritize order packing and giving answers to most common questions here on the website).

To add to your existing order (and avoid another shipping fee): 

If one order has been placed before and shipping is paid:
– place a new order 
select “pick up in Halifax” (to avoid another shipping fee) 
– on the checkout page add a note: “Ship with my order number 23511”. (This is important!) 

Shipping is flat rate, so if you pay it once (for fall delivery) there is no need to pay it once again.

Pick-up dates and times: ORDER PICK-UP DAYS (updated regularly).

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DELIVERY BY TRUCK

For the map of areas that orders can be delivered to, please check here:
DELIVERIES MAP

As large as it may seem, this is an after-work hobby of one mother.
All the delivery trips have been made, and there won’t be additional trips until next spring (2022). As of now, additional requests for deliveries for spring 2021 are no longer accepted.

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MAIL ORDER

Plants are mailed only within Canada. This is a part-time hobby, and I have small kids and a full-time job, so we are very small for that amount of exporting paperwork. Thank you for your understanding.

Costs

Shipping is flat rate anywhere in Canada. Exceptions (for fall 2021): bulk peonies (packages of 15); those are priced separately.

As of early May 2021, any remaining plants (spring stock) are in pots, so requests for mail orders for spring are not accepted.

Requests for mail orders for fall are still accepted.

Bare root plants (mail order)

Upon receiving your parcel, open the boxes immediately. Dormant bare root plants, once outside their winter storage at an ideal temperature, have a very short shelf life. Please plant them as soon as you can; some perennials need to be planted within a day or two. If the garden is too cold, plant them temporarily in the pots or store briefly in a dark, cool place.

If you are in Halifax area, your order can be picked up in Halifax in late April or the first week of May. Fall orders are usually available in late September (except a few varieties).

Potted plants (last updated in early 2021)

Potted plants won’t be mailed; please plan to pick up in Halifax. In spring 2021 we are planning to offer delivery by truck in Halifax area and beyond. Some of the potted plants might be available by Mother’s Day, please ask about availability of specific varieties (weather dependent). Please note, our plants are not forced (started early) in the greenhouse, so most of them won’t have more leaves or flowers than shrubs and perennials in your own garden in late spring.