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Two Easy Ways to Shop — Quick Order or Point & Click
        1. Simply browse our online catalog and point and click on what you want to order. Start by clicking the Fall-Planted Bulbs, Spring-Planted Bulbs, or another button in the TOP row of the green navigation bars above. Or...
        2. Our Quick Order option is even easier if you have our print catalog or know your item-numbers. To start, go to the Ordering button on the navigation bar above and when the drop-down menu appears, click on Quick Order by Item #.

And Two Separate Seasons
        You can order any of our bulbs at any time. But each variety is delivered in EITHER spring or fall ONLY, depending on when it is available to us and best planted.
        So our website is divided into two distinct areas — Fall-Planted Bulbs, shipped in October and early November, and Spring-Planted Bulbs, shipped in April.
        Since they’ll be shipped at different times, you’ll have to complete and send your order for spring or fall before going on to the other season. Your shipping costs will be figured for each order separately.

The Early Bird Gets the Bulbs
        To avoid disappointment, we suggest you order right NOW. Most of our heirloom bulbs are rare, and we sell out of many of them every year. By ordering early, you’ll reserve the bulbs you want and guarantee yourself a spot near the front of the line once shipping begins.
        We have highlighted our rarest bulbs with a green bar and the word RAREST, and you will also find a list of them on our Rarest: Fall-Planted and Rarest: Spring-Planted pages.

Step-by-Step Point & Click Ordering
        Start by clicking on the quantity of the item that you want to buy. That will add it to your shopping basket.
        At your basket, choose the state you’ll be shipping your order to, so your shipping charges will automatically display. Please note that, because we’re small and export regulations are complex, we ship within the US only.
        To continue shopping for another item to add to your basket, use your back button or the menu bars at the top of the page.
        Or to add to your order by simply entering item-numbers from our catalog, click on the Quick Order button.
        To return to your basket at any time, click on the My Basket image in the top right-hand corner of every page.
        If you want to remove an item from your basket, click on the word Remove.
        Our minimum order is $30.
        Once you’ve added everything you want to your shopping basket, click on the Checkout button which will take you to our secure order form.
        The information in the asterisked fields is required so that we will have complete billing and delivery information.
        You can ask or tell us anything you want in the Special Requests box near the end of our order form.
        Finally, click on the Submit My Order button. Within a few minutes you’ll receive an order confirmation via email.

How to Tell If You’ve Ordered Successfully
        Immediately after you submit your order, you’ll see a “thank you” message on your monitor.
        If something goes wrong, you’ll get an error message instead. Sorry! To help us address that problem, PLEASE email us with the error message and – if possible – what operating system you’re using (Windows 2002, OS X, etc.) and what web browser you’re using (AOL 9.0, Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.).
        Then please call us so we can take your order by phone, or email it to charlie@oldhousegardens.com. We’ll do something nice for you to make up for your trouble!

Email Order Summary When We Charge Your Order
        We’ll review your order before charging it, usually the next business day after we receive it although it may take longer during our busiest times. If you’ve given us your email address, when we charge your order you’ll get an order summary by email. Please review this carefully for any errors. If we have any trouble charging your order, we’ll give you a call.

Tracking Your Order
        Unfortunately there’s currently no way to access or track your order online after you’ve submitted it, but we’re always glad to help you at 734-995-1486 or charlie@oldhousegardens.com.

Adding to a Previous Order
        You can add to your order anytime before it goes to our shipping barn. (And we hope you will!) If you’re adding at least $30 worth of bulbs, simply place a new order and tell us in the Special Requests box at the end of our order form to combine it with your previous order. To add less than $30 worth of bulbs, please call us (734-995-1486) or email us (charlie@oldhousegardens.com) because our website isn’t set up to process orders under our $30 minimum.

We’ll Deliver Your Bulbs in October or April
        We ship our Spring-Planted Bulbs in April and our Fall-Planted Bulbs in October and early November ONLY. That’s when they’re dormant and we can get them from our growers, and that’s when we can safely ship them without the risk of them freezing dead here in Michigan or en route to you. If you need your bulbs “no later than...,” please tell us when you order. But please understand that we can’t ship ANY bulbs outside of our two short shipping seasons.

Our Shipping Charges Display Immediately
        Your shipping charges will be calculated automatically and displayed as you add each new item to your basket.

SHIPPING CHARGES (Your charges will be calculated automatically.)
We ship by Priority Mail & UPS Ground. IL, IN, MI, NY, OH, PA, WI All Other States FL, KS, LA, ME, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, WY AZ, CO, ID, NM, NV, TX, UT AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
For $30 - $39.99 $5.00 $6.00 $6.50 $7.50 $8.50
For $40 - $59.99 $5.50 $6.50 $7.50 $8.50 $9.50
For $60 - $79.99 $6.50 $7.50 $8.50 $9.50 $10.50
For $80 - $99.99 $7.50 $8.50 $9.50 $10.50 $11.00
     For $100 - $129.99 $8.50 $9.50 $10.50 $11.00 $11.50
     For $130 - $199.99 $9.50 $10.50 $11.00 $11.50 $12.00
For $200 & over 5% 5.5% 5.5% 6% 6%

Our Minimum Order is $30
        We’d love to accept any order, but economic reality has convinced us otherwise.

What If We Can’t Deliver Something?
        Because we deal with live bulbs grown by farmers who are at the mercy of the weather, and because we specialize in rarities that are often on the verge of extinction, and because we insist on authenticity and the highest quality, there’s always a chance we won’t be able to supply everything you order. If so, what should we do?
        Substitutions — You can tell us exactly what you want us to substitute for each bulb you order, or you can give us general guidance (for example, “pre-1870 varieties only”), or you can leave it up to us completely. We’ll always choose bulbs that will do well in your zone and give extra value.
        Our Famous Credit + 10% — This choice is very popular with our customers. We’ll give you a credit to use on any future order for the cost of the bulbs we couldn’t deliver, plus shipping (and any tax), plus 10% EXTRA. We’ll send you a credit slip and keep track of the amount in our computer, so you only need to mention it when you want to use it.
        Refunds — We’ll refund to your credit card or send a check for the cost of the bulbs we couldn’t supply plus shipping.

We Send Great Planting & Care Info with Our Bulbs
        We pride ourselves on the expert planting and care instructions we send with all of our bulbs.

If You’d Prefer, You Can Always Order by Phone
        Kathy and Vanessa would be happy to help you at 734-995-1486. Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 Eastern time is best, but you can leave a message anytime and we'll call you back.

Or By Mail
        Of course! Send to Old House Gardens, 536 Third St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

        Ask us, please! We’re available Monday-Friday from 9-5 Eastern time. Email us at charlie@oldhousegardens.com, call us at 734-995-1486 and we’ll get right back to you. We want to help!

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phone: 734-995-1486
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