Many of the most commonly asked questions we receive are answered here.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please refer to our contact us page.

Shipping & Idlewild Shop Questions

Question When will you have more dahlias in stock?
AnswerSorry, but our 2017 stock of dahlia tubers is completely sold out.

We will have more dahlias available in late 2017-early 2018.

Question Can I change my order?
AnswerOnce an order has been placed, we cannot add or subtract items. If you want additional items not included in your original order, please place a new order. We are unable to combine separately placed orders.
Question Can I place my order by phone?
AnswerSorry, but as a small family business we only accept orders via our website at this time.
Question How will my order be shipped and how quickly will it go out?
AnswerAll orders ship via USPS, First Class or Priority Mail. Most orders ship within 3-4 business days unless otherwise noted in the product description and should arrive to you within a week. We ship Monday-Thursday. Orders placed Friday-Sunday will ship out the following week. We are unable to expedite orders at this time.
Question Can you ship my dahlia tubers early?
AnswerTo protect from cold damage during transit, we ship our dahlias in early April. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate requests to ship before April 1st. Dahlias cannot be combined with other orders and ship separately in the spring.
Question Do you have a printed catalog?
AnswerSorry, but we do not have a printed catalog. All of our seeds and supplies are featured and available exclusively online.
Question Do you ship to Canada?
AnswerYes! We now have the ability to take Canadian orders for seeds and products through our online shop.

Please note that due to export restrictions we are NOT able to ship dahlia tubers, bulbs, corms, and nicotiana/flowering tobacco to Canada. If you put any of these items in your cart you will be unable to check out.

Question Do you ship internationally?
AnswerWe can ship most seed varieties and many of our products internationally.

We ship seeds to the following countries:

All countries in the EU
Australia (50 packet limit)
United Kingdom

We ship products to the following countries:

All countries in the EU
New Zealand
United Kingdom

If your country is not on the list above, we are prohibited by law to ship seeds to you.

Information on what can be shipped internationally can be found at the bottom of each product description. Please note that due to export restrictions we are NOT able to ship dahlia tubers, bulbs, corms and nicotiana/flowering tobacco outside of the United States. If you put any of these items in your cart you will be unable to check out.

Idlewild LLC is not responsible for confiscated items, delayed orders, duties or taxes. When your order arrives, the customs service, or other government agency of your country, may charge you a fee. Floret LLC is not responsible for these charges and has no control over additional fees.

Question Do you ship your cut flowers?
AnswerNo, we do not ship our flowers. We explored that potential opportunity, but decided to expand our flower farm business in alternate ways. We encourage you to find seasonal flowers through a flower farm or floral designer listed on Idlewild’s Farmer-Florist Collective or via ASCFG or Slow Flowers.
Question Can I order wholesale seeds?
AnswerWe are offering wholesale seeds exclusively to a very limited number of retail stores and are unable to accommodate additional requests at this time.

We do offer volume discounts for customers who would like seed packets to give away at workshops or for weddings and showers. To qualify for 20% off the retail price, volume orders require a minimum of 100 packets and varieties are limited. Email with the specifics of your event.

Question Are your seeds organic?
AnswerWhile we do not offer any treated or GMO varieties, our seeds are NOT certified organic. Both Uprising Organic Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds carry a wide range of certified organic seeds.

Farm & Growing Related Questions

Question Is the farm open to the public? Can I come for a quick visit or take some photos?
AnswerThe farm is not open to the public. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Question Do you offer any internships or have any positions available?
AnswerWith an established staff, we do not offer internships or work trades. Internship opportunities are available through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Question How do you grow your (dahlias, sweet peas, ranunculus, etc.)?
AnswerWe love helping gardeners and flower farmers grow great cut flowers and have dedicated a large section of the BLOG and website to sharing tips and techniques for growing various varieties. Check out the RESOURCES section of the website and be sure to use the search box on the BLOG to see if your question has been covered in a past post. We’ve also created detailed how-to’s with photos for the following varieties:

Sweet Peas

If you still can’t find an answer, you may post your question within the comments section of the BLOG and we will do our best to provide a short answer there. While we appreciate the very kind notes and excellent questions from fellow flower farmers, our team is small and we receive hundreds of emails each week, so while we would love to be able to respond personally to each one, it’s just not possible at this time. Thank you for understanding.

Question How big is your farm?
AnswerPretty small! Just 5 acres. By maximizing every square inch, we grow and harvest an incredible amount of flowers from this small plot. City dwellers and new growers take heart. You can start a thriving flower farm on even the smallest piece of land.

Idlewild Workshop Questions

Question When will you be announcing details for your next workshops?
AnswerOur 2017 workshops are sold out – we are blown away by the interest! Sorry, but we will not be offering additional workshops in 2017 or opening up a waitlist for classes. Instead we’ve carved out time to work on an exciting educational resource that will have a broader reach. To be the first to learn about our workshops and classes sign up for our NEWSLETTER.