We dig bare-root plants from our outdoor beds and ship them April-May and October. We are among the few still employing this production method, which is labor-intensive but plant-friendly. Plants arrive to you dormant, packed in peat moss. They should be planted as soon as possible. Unlike greenhouse-grown plants, bare-root plants can be planted during cold weather or anytime the soil is not frozen. Each order comes with a guide: INSTALLING YOUR BARE-ROOT PLANTS. Our bare root plants are grown outdoors in garden beds and are NOT wild dug. Since persistent digging of wild plants can deplete and destroy local native-plant populations, it is important for prospective plant buyers to be aware of the origin of commercially sold plants.