Laporte Avenue Nusery

Over 350 Species of choice and unusual plants for rock and alpine gardens.

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Planting Information

It is important that the plants are unpacked, watered and planted with some thought given to protect them from wind and sunlight extremes until established. Before planting, try to remove most of the soil media around roots (shake and tease), being careful not to damage the roots. By doing this you will prevent an interface problem from developing between our growing mix and your garden soil. A well-drained soil and deep root runs created by partially buried rocks are essential when growing alpine plants.


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Plant Availability

Plant availability is dependent on many things, and some plant quantities are very limited. We set aside plants on a ‘first ordered first pulled’ basis. An early ship date does not necessarily guarantee availability but will eliminate chances of damage caused by temperature extremes at the nursery while being held. Keep in mind that small dormant plants arrive in much better condition than tall full-size plants and can be held in a cold greenhouse or bright protected area near the house until they can be safely planted outside. Please note whether or not substitutions are acceptable and list any alternatives. Bonus plants will be sent only if substitutes are listed. Tip: bonus plants are often chosen from your substitute plant list if possible!


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Shipping Information

Plants are shipped via United Parcel Service when they are mostly dormant, depending on the species and the weather. Spring shipping season is March through April. Requests for other shipment dates can be arranged if plant and weather conditions allow. Fall shipments are in September. The best time for us the ship in the past has been mid-March through mid-April. Shipments are sent on Monday so your orders arrive by Saturday of that week. Because we have experienced unpredictable delays in ground service to eastern states we strongly recommend that you request 2nd or 3rd day Air if you live in that area. Healthy plants are shipped fully established in 2- 2 1/2” pots (unless noted), carefully watered and packed tightly with recyclable Styrofoam peanuts to insure their safe arrival. Our growing mix is one third sand, which produces a superior root system but regrettably accounts for our higher shipping cost. Please specify whether ground or air service is preferred and add the appropriate amount to the order form. Shipping prices are based on percentage of sale, with a minimum charge of $15.00 (see order form). Please note that UPS cannot deliver to a PO Box. The minimum plant order is $40.00, not including shipping. A desired ship date is requested on the order form. If you do not fill this in we will assign one to you (usually mid to late April). Due to time constraints, order confirmation notes will be sent upon request only, so please be aware of your shipping date and advise us of any changes. Fall shipping dates, if any, will be announced in August 2008.


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Plant Codes

S

FULL SUN

 

W

WOODLAND GARDEN PLANT

P

PARTIAL SHADE OR HALF DAY SUN

 

T

EXCELLENT TROUGH PLANT

N

NORTH EXPOSURE

 

F

FRAGRANT BLOOMS

A

AVOID WINTER WET

 

X

GOOD FOR DRY AREAS AND  XERISCAPES

C

NATIVE TO COLORADO

 

 

 

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