Welcome to Evergreen Nursery! With each New Year, there is always a sense of excitement as we all look forward to a brand new year, and the challenges that it might bring.........as well as a brief moment to reflect upon the year that has ended, and everything that came with it. All of us here at Evergreen Nursery hope that everyone had a prosperous & memorable 2014 - and certainly hope that each & everyone has an even better 2015!!
Despite a very harsh, cold, blustery winter & late arriving spring to start off the 2014 planting season, we were able to see one of our busiest years yet in terms of orders, plants shipped, and well.........just generally busy - period. We definitely couldn't have come close to the successful year we were able to have here without the one main driving force that keeps our nursery growing year after year. And that is YOU - the customer!! To our high percentage of loyal repeat customers, we cannot possibly say "THANK YOU" enough - almost half of our order volume in 2014 came from repeat customers, which is an amazingly high number in any type of business. Your repeated business tells us that we're doing things the right way, and treating our customers right. To those customers who decided to give our nursery a try this past year, we also say "THANK YOU".......and hope that we will have the opportunity to continue to serve your planting needs in the future.
With 2015, also come a few changes that we feel were needed, and will help make shopping with us even easier, and hopefully just as economical as in years past. The first change is our new website layout - some of you will notice it right away, while others may not notice too many changes at all. In any case, we have installed a new layout / template to our website, that is much more "user friendly" for customers who choose to do their shopping, browsing, and even purchasing on mobile devices ( smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc. ) While this new version is not what we would call "perfect" just yet.........it is a vast improvement over our previous website template. We hope that everyone is able to have a better shopping & browsing experience with this new website template, and will feel free to let us know if there is anything in particular that you, the customer, would like to see added to the website in the future.
The second change has to do with our pricing structure. We have managed to keep the vast majority of our prices unchanged over the past several years, despite the constantly rising prices of various aspects of doing business. We are glad to say that we still have no plans to have any across the board price increases - but unfortunately there will be a few areas that will see some minor increases. Most of the price increases will be as a result of a general movement from within the nursery industry to have new, "branded" & "trademarked" varieties of many species that are now being grown & developed. While these new varieties are absolutely outstanding plants, and well worth the price that we offer them to you for.........they are a little more expensive than some of the older, more traditional varieties that have been around for years & years. This is due to royalty fees that the patent owners of these new varieties are beginning to charge all nurseries and growers in order to grow, market, and sell the new varieties under there trademarked names. We really have no choice but to pass these royalty fees we are charged along to the customer - and they are all included in the price you see on our website. The remainder of the price increases are pretty much a result of the slowly accumulating increases in the costs of shipping supplies, licenses, certifications, even right on down the soil itself!!
But there is good news too!! We have also started to offer a tier based discount system as part of our Coupon Code system. We experimented with this idea for a couple months last year, and the response was overwhelmingly popular!! So, we are going to start 2015 off by using this same tier discount system..........and just kind of see how it works out for us, and for you. We believe it is a good fair way to give everyone of our customers a chance to save some fairly substantial money on their order - and the more you order, the more you save!! And you can mix & match different items & varieties within your order to receive the discounts. To check out the discounts, you can go to our Coupon Codes page at anytime. Our goal is still to give our customers the very best value for their money through a large variety of quality plants at extremely reasonable prices. All shipped to you in a safe, timely manner so you can enjoy their beauty as they thrive & liven up your landscape.
While we continue to offer our customers a large variety of traditional favorites that have stood the test of time, we also continue to test, evaluate, and offer, some of the newest varieties being developed in most all categories. Starting a couple years ago, we introduced a "Newest Intros / In The Works" page, which groups together a listing of most all of the newer varieties we have planned for introduction this year. These new varieties are planned for introduction at various times throughout the year - some are already available, while others are still "in the works" and in various stages of production. Feel free to check out this page to get an idea of what is new & ready to go.....as well as what might be coming on down the line as the year progresses.
Here at Evergreen Nursery, we specialize in an extensive variety of evergreen trees and shrubs. Arborvitae ( Thuja ), Juniper, Cypress, Holly ( Ilex ), Chamaecyparis, and Cryptomeria are just a few of the many evergreen species that we offer. We also have many varieties of coniferous evergreen trees, such as Spruce, Fir, Cedar, Hemlock, and Pine.
But just because we specialize in evergreens doesn't mean that is all we have to offer - far from it!!
Throughout our website you will find a very large selection of many other trees & shrubs - some evergreen, some deciduous.....some that flower, and others that are grown for their brilliant foliage. Crape Myrtle, Drift Roses, Boxwood, Euonymus, Spirea, Weigela, Daylilies, and Nandina to name a few - but that just scratches the surface. We even offer a nice variety of Ornamental Grasses that are perfect for most any landscape to add a contrast in texture, or give a colorful, natural touch to a particular area.
Every single variety we offer is of top quality, and is nursery grown from start to finish in containers right here at our nursery. We take great pride in our nursery, and put in a lot of hard work in hopes of providing you with the absolute best plant for the money.......anywhere! We are also very proud to be involved in taking the extra steps to be as environmentally friendly.....or "green" as everyone likes to say......in our growing processes. Everything from using recycled paper to print out orders, invoices, etc. - to using heavy duty second hand / recycled boxes for shipping. We even recycle & re-use all of our plant containers - keeps the plastic out of our landfills!! We are always looking at ways to further decrease the carbon footprint our nursery leaves on our earth. We refrain from the use of harmful pesticides, and chemicals.....unless absolutely necessary, and even try to offer a couple bio friendly products for our customers to use along with their newly purchased trees, shrubs, etc. Products such as POOPeas Organic Soil Conditioner / Plant Food, and Solid Rain water retaining granules will help our customers feed & water their newly arrived plants, and get them off to great start!! And all without the use of harsh chemicals. Our Solid Rain packets are even packaged in the newest innovation in plastic bags, which are 100% totally biodegradable!!
Each variety & size in our inventory is listed on our website with its own dedicated page for you to review - complete with descriptions, photos, sun & soil preferences, average plant shipping sizes, and much more. In looking through our selections you are sure to recognize many traditional favorites, as well as many varieties that are very unusual or hard to find. We encourage you to take your time to look through our entire variety of different trees, shrubs, grasses, daylilies, and much, much more. You just might find that special something you've been looking for.
SPRING / ADVANCE ORDERING
Many customers choose to place orders for their upcoming spring planting needs during winter months. Although we do still ship the majority of our evergreen selections year round, we will gladly hold & reserve your order until whatever shipping time you prefer - just let us know if you would like your order held until a later date. We definitely encourage early ordering, as things can get pretty hectic as the spring ordering rush gets cranked up. We try our very best to have more than adequate inventory on as many varieties as possible, but each spring certain varieties are bound to sell out as the very busy spring planting season arrives. By ordering early, you are able to beat the spring rush, and are guaranteed to receive exactly what you need. The plants are taken directly out of our available inventory, and are pulled & reserved exclusively for your order. We also have no minimum order - one plant, or one hundred plants - doesn't matter. Orders large or small, we treat them all with the same importance and professional service we feel you deserve.
HERE'S HOW EARLY ORDERING WORKS
1) Review, and select the plant varieties you wish to order from all varieties that are listed as "In Stock & Currently Shipping", or "In Stock", with an estimated availability time ( for example, In Stock & Available for shipment mid April 2015 ). Unfortunately, we do not pre-sell, or reserve stock from any crops which are listed as "Currently sold out", or "Available at a later date"..........as those items do not have an estimated, or expected, date that we will have additional crops available for shipment yet.
2) Place your order through our easy, convenient checkout process as usual. There will be an Order Notes section provided for you to leave any special delayed shipping instructions, etc.
3) If you wish to have your order shipped at a later, or preferred time, be sure to either send us an e-mail which states your desired shipping time for the order or be sure to provide this information to us in the Order Notes section when placing your order. For example - late March, mid-April, etc.....whatever time frame you feel is best for your area & situation. This step is VERY, VERY important!! If we are not informed of a later desired shipping time, then the order will be prepared for shipment at the current time. So be sure to let us know of your delayed shipping preference, ok?
4) That's it - we will take it from there! We will send you e-mail confirmation as to your desired shipping time, and will be more than happy to adjust your scheduled shipping time in the event there are changes in your planting schedule. Just let us know if things change, the more notice, the better of course - but we will always try & do everything we can to schedule shipment at the most convenient time for you. Obviously, we cannot ship any order which contains items which have later estimated availability times until such a time that those items are ready for shipment.
5) We will always hold order shipment until all items/varieties ordered are available. All orders will be shipped at one time, and as one complete shipment to avoid additional shipping charges that would result from shipping multiple shipments at different times. We will make every effort to ship orders out as close to the requested shipping time that our customers might desire.......but also cannot absorb additional shipping costs involved with shipping partial orders at various times. So, if your order contains items that are not planned to be available for shipment until a certain date/time, then please understand that your order would not be able to be shipped until that item becomes available. The listed estimated availability times are just that - estimates. But these estimates are usually very close & accurate
Another service we offer that may interest some customers is our Stock Notification List. If you find certain varieties that are currently unavailable or sold out, but you are especially interested in purchasing them when they do become available, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. We will be more than happy to put you on the Stock Notification list for each variety that you are interested in. You will then be notified via e-mail the moment the upcoming crop is ready to go for that variety, giving you a great opportunity to purchase whatever you may need from the new crop before they are gone.
The vast majority of our plants are available for shipment year round, with their rootball & soil still intact - NO BARE ROOT SHIPPING. Our shipping methods have proven to be very easy on our plants - the result being that you can expect to receive plants that are not stressed, dehydrated, or destined to slip into transplant shock upon planting. For complete details about our unique shipping methods, we suggest that you check out our Shipping / Packing Procedures page on this site.
We realize that many customers may not exactly be familiar with the shipment of live plants, nor with the different shipping options that are available to them. So we have taken extra steps to make the whole shipping end of placing an order amazingly simple & easy. Once an order is placed, you can even track it's progress right here from our website - once again with live, real time updates straight from FedEx. We have teamed up with FedEx as our exclusive shipping provider. FedEx has shown themselves to be able to provide us with affordable rates, shortest transit times, and coast to coast coverage year after year. Add in the great feature of Saturday delivery for all FedEx Home Delivery orders, and you really do get an unbeatable combination of reliability, economy, and speed.
Our shopping cart / checkout area is equipped with a live, real time shipping rate feed directly from FedEx - no estimating, flat rate, or percentage based shipping calculations to mess with. All FedEx shipping options ( Ground, Home Delivery, etc ) are all clearly displayed for you to review & choose from BEFORE you ever actually decide to place an order. After reviewing the different shipping options, choose the one that works best for you - then you can go ahead with placing your order. Or, if you do not like the options & charges you are shown, simply empty your cart.....no harm done! There are several nurseries out there these days that offer "free shipping"......but beware. Take a look at their plant prices first. Most of the establishments that advertise "free shipping" will charge much higher prices for the plants themselves, which more than makes up for the cost of shipping them to you. In the end, we feel that our combination of quality, selection, price, and service make shopping with our nursery the best deal around for your planting needs - even after you factor in shipping charges.
We are happy to offer our customers gift certificates, which are also available right here at evergreenplantnursery.com as well. Gift certificates are an excellent idea to give as a gift to those gardening enthusiasts or "plant nuts", as we like to call them. Especially in cases where you may not be sure as to just what variety or size of plant someone might enjoy most. Our gift certificates are available in any amount - totally up to you! You can even choose between having a printable gift certificate e-mailed to you, or have us print it out & mail it for you. To learn more about purchasing gift certificates, simply click on the Gift Certificates button located in the main menu on the left hand side of this page.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
We are a family owned nursery located in East Tennessee, not too far from the beautiful Smoky Mountains. We put a lot of care & pride into "babying" our plants - ensuring that you get a top notch, healthy, beautiful plant that you can feel good about planting. It can be a lot of work, but we feel it's well worth it. During the spring/summer months, you can count on finding all of us ( sometimes the kids too ) out there digging, potting, planting, packing, pruning.....the whole nine yards. Even throughout the cold winter months, there is much to do "behind the scenes" to make sure that crops are produced, maintained, and cared for in order to keep our large inventory ready to go come warmer weather. We truly enjoy what we do, and getting dirty is just part of a good days' work around here. I'm sure many of you out there can relate to this - you enjoy "playing in the dirt" just as much as we do.
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- PLANT CATEGORIES
- Arborvitae / Thuja
- Assorted Shrubs, Trees, & More
- Barberry / Berberis
- Boxwood / Buxus
- Chamaecyparis / False Cypress
- Crape Myrtle / Lagerstroemia
- Cryptomeria / Japanese Cedar
- Cypress / Cupressus
- Daylilies / Hemerocallis
- Drift Series Roses
- Evergreen Trees / Conifers, etc.
- Holly / Ilex / Osmanthus
- Juniper / Juniperus
- Ornamental Grasses
- Spirea / Spiraea
- Flowering Varieties
- Newest Intros / In The Works
- SPECIFIC USES
- SPECIALTY PRODUCTS
- HELPFUL INFO
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