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Old 02-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #91 (permalink)
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These are very helpful shipping hints, I hadn't given it much thought, but now, If/When I buy any plants, I'll know how to expect them to be cared for - for shipping
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:01 AM   #92 (permalink)
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You can tell the Yankee's in this string - heat packs? In Texas we want the ice packs !

Don't get in an uproar - I am a "many years ago" transplant (TWICE!) from the east coast and that doesn't mean I like it here - just haven't found my way home! Life has me in Texas so that is where I am!!!

We have bought plants & fish from Live Aquaria and really like the way they pack - so anytime we prune to ship plants we use the wet newspaper wrap in an oversized ziplock baggie - then lay into a box filled for support. try to keep them in transit less then 3 days for best results.
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This sugestion is not about the shipping, but the receiving of mailed plants.

What I have found works for me is to leave a cooler with ice or heat pack (depending on weather) with a piece of syrofoam on top of the pack to act as a separator. A big not on top of the cooler for the postal worker to place package into cooler upon delivery.
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PLEASE write on your boxes "LIVE PLANTS" "PERISHABLE". My postal worker brings the boxes to my door when they see this. I never know when the mail will come. It could be anywhere from 10am to 3pm. In that time, sitting in a HOT mailbox in TX can boil a plant. I can't camp out at the door all day waiting for the mail. I print out stickers ahead of time and just stick them on the shipping boxes. Works great.

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