Don't Miss Our 2023 Fall Clearance Sale
Our fall sale includes most of our Proven Winners® products like the Summerific® Perennial Hibiscus and Hydrangeas as well as most of our Lantanas, many Hoyas, Fig trees, and more! We are clearing out our inventory, like the more commercially available Proven Winners®, as we move back toward our roots growing beautiful, unusual, exotic, and native plants that are good garden performers.
Fall and winter are excellent times to plant reliably hardy woody trees, shrubs, vines and perennials. This is the least stressful time to establish plants in the garden and landscape as moisture tends to be more readily available and the plants are dormant or are on their way to going dormant thus moisture is less in demand. Even though the tops are dormant, the root systems can continue to grow throughout fall and winter giving these plants a headstart on spring.
When we say "reliably hardy" we are typically referring to plants that are one or more zones more cold hardy than your growing zone. For example, many of the Summerific® Perennial or Hardy Hibiscus are considered to be reliably hardy to zone 5. Optimally, you should be able to successfully establish these perennials in the garden in USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 6-10. Even then, an organic, insulative but breathable mulch, like pine needles or pine bark, will help to ensure their survival. In zone 5, it may be best to wait until spring to establish these perennials to give them a full growing season before being exposed to the harshest winter conditions that they are known to withstand.
For more on growing and caring for Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus see our Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus Growing Guide at: https://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/c/hardyhibiscusgrowingguide/
For more in-depth information about the whys and hows of proper mulching techniques please see our Mulching Growing Guide: https://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/c/aemulchingandrespiration/
You can even order now and have your plants shipped in spring or whenever it is the best time for you to plant. The checkout form on our website will allow you to pick a week up to six months in advance but if you need a later shipping date just denote that in the comments at check out and we'll be happy to work with you.
Images of Pyromania® Rocket's Red Glare Kniphofia, the Summerific® Hibiscus, and Fall in Love™ Sweetly Japanese Anemone are all courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. The Hydrangea images, with the exception of the white Limelight Hydrangea image, are courtesy of Proven Winners®, all rights reserved.
Welcome to Almost Eden
At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual and hard to find plants including a large variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing and well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees and even plants for hummingbird moths. We offer unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus, the intensely fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, the true Jasmines and Night Blooming Cereus, as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums (Orchid Cacti). Each year we add more and more perennials from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives to some of the hottest new varieties out there! We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses and many more. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available. You can also sign up for our periodic (3-5 times per year normally) newsletter here. We will not send you SPAM nor share, sell, or otherwise distribute your personal information.
Logging in to Your Almost Eden Account
We have upgraded our website's security for our customer accounts to now include a password in order be able to access your account information. Your user ID is now your email address and it is important to note that it is case sensitive. Returning customers may need to use the reset password link on the login form and our system will then send you a time-sensitive email with a link where you can set up your new password or reset a forgotten password. The passwords are encrypted in our database and so we are unable to provide you with your password but we can reset it on our end if you need help with it. Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance. Thank you again for your business and we apologize for any inconvenience.
You are more than welcome to check out without setting up a customer account and password as always. Setting up an account with us will allow you to view current and previous orders and update your address or other contact information. Either way, please add “@almostedenplants.com” to your safe senders list or whitelist so that our emails do not end up in your SPAM folder.
Planting and Growing Guides
You've got your new plants so now what do you do with them? We have a selection of Growing Guides specific to Planting New Container Grown Plants in the Garden and Landscape, Uppotting and Repotting Container Grown Plants - includes soil selection, what yellow or brown foliage and green soil indicate, proper watering techniques for containers, as well as individual growing guides specific to various plant types including: Azaleas, Cactus and Succulents, Camellias, Gardenias, Honeysuckles, Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus, Night Blooming Cereus and Epiphyllums, Sambac Jasmines, and more. You can find our Growing Guides page from any page on our website. These are designed for beginning gardeners but have pearls of wisdom that even advanced gardeners may find useful. It is our sincere hope that these guides will help to get your plants growing and thriving for season after season!
Out of Stock Products
The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2022 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available in the coming seasons. To be notified, when an out of stock product becomes available again, go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link OR by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog. Just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one-time automatic email letting you know the product is available. You do need to be registered and must be signed in to our website for this feature to work. This action does not add you to any other mailing lists. We do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. If you are interested you are welcome to sign up to receive our periodic newsletter by clicking here.
We understand what healthy quality plants should look like and our specially designed packaging system will get them from our greenhouse to your doorstep looking as though they were just plucked from the nursery. We ensure that your plants are secured safely in their soil and container. Our specially designed shipping and packaging system will get your plants to you quickly, carefully and easily via the FedEx and USPS to anywhere in the US. We will send an email stating when your order will ship and confirming the order information for verification. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk mail if you don't hear from us within a day or two from when you place your order. Orders are normally shipped as early as possible each week to ensure that your plants do not spend the weekend unneccessarily in a warehouse. Be sure to get your order and payment in by Wednesday at 11:59PM CST, for it to ship out the following Monday. See our Shipping page for more details.
Tracking Your Shipment: We have upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with FedEx or USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print the shipping label for your package you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the FedEx website (for orders shipped within the lower 48 states or Shipping Zones 1-8) or the the USPS website (for all other shipping areas or Shipping Zone 9) where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. If you made the order while logged into our system as a registered customer, you will also have the ability to check the status of your order and get your tracking information from the My Account or Account Management & Customer Service area. Please note that your tracking email will originate from either FedEx.com, @fedex.com, or USPS.com, @usps.com, so please add the appropriate domain(s) to your email whitelist to ensure you receive status updates and tracking information about your order.
Note As of 9/1/2023: Unfortunately due to higher shipping fees and material costs we have had to update our shipping charges. Shipping charges are now zip code-zone based in combination with the number of plant units in your order: plants in 2.25-4.5 inch pots count as 1 unit each and quart sized pots are counted as 2 units each due to their higher weight and size. In an effort to economize costs, the shipping charges are now the same for 1-4 plant units and are then increased in multiples of 4 units each. In other words, assuming all pots sizes in the order are 2.25, 3.5, or 4.5 inch pots, it costs as much to ship 1 plant as it does for 4 plants, and then it costs the same to ship 5 plants as it does 8 plants. By filling the box out the shipping cost per plant will be the most economical.
You can find your shipping cost by clicking the Calculate shipping cost link in the minicart for users on a PC or Mac and from the View Cart page on mobile platforms. Registered customers who are logged into the website will automatically have their shipping costs updated while they shop. Enter your zip code here to find your FedEx/USPS shipping zone, total plant units, and shipping cost.
Our Customer Service Hours and Onsite Visits
Please enjoy your stroll through our online catalog and if at anytime you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us. Our customer service phone hours are from about 8AM-5PM CST daily. Please Note: We do not offer onsite sales and can only offer curbside pickup if arrangements have been made with our staff. Feel free to call us anytime during normal hours and John will do his best to take your call.
Our nursery and gardens are only open to visitors who have a pre-scheduled visit set up. The following contact information is clickable:
( 337 ) 375 - 2114
1240 Smith Rd
Merryville, LA 70653
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Rating Almost Eden's Products and Services
Please feel free to rate any of the plants that you might have experience with as this can provide useful and insightful information for your fellow gardeners. We do review the reviews and so it may take time for your review to appear on our website.
If you would like to rate us or see our reviews please feel free to visit Almost Eden on any of the following platforms:
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