Questions & Answers
Can anyone purchase plants from Garden World?
Yes! Our 10 acre nursery and online shopping inventory are open to everyone.
What can I find at Garden World?
Designed around "Support your local grower", Garden World offers an unmatched selection of plant material grown by premier northwest growers. We stock over 15,000 plants in 800 varieties, ranging from the unique and unusual to the very common. Our growers consign their products to Garden World, allowing the retail buyer an opportunity to experience material not readily available elsewhere. The exclusive selection is a one-stop shop resource for homeowners, contractors, architects, designers, collectors and small retailers.
Can Garden World special order plants?
A specialty order is our business. Searching for a certain variety, quantity or size of plant is one of Garden World’s advantages. The resource of growers provides us with the opportunity to search the valley for your specific plant needs. Let us know what you're looking for, and we'll be happy to help with your search!
Do you deliver?
Yes, we can help get those plant treasures home or to a job site. Garden World provides delivery services to select areas in Oregon and Washington. Sorry, we do not ship plants. For delivery pricing, please give us a call at 503-982-2380. We'll be happy to provide you with a price quote and any other information you may need. Let us know the where and when and look for our truck!
Are you looking for a larger quantity of a particular plant, a different size, or a plant we do not currently have in stock? Let us know and we'll try to acquire it for you.
Will you help us plant?In partnership with our sister company, ProGrass Landscape Care and Design, Garden World is pleased to refer our customers for planting services. For more information, contact a sales representative at www.prograss.com or call 1-800-PROGRASS.
Thoughts to consider:
Will you be able to maneuver the plant by yourself?
you need additional help, or even a piece of equipment to move
and place the plant?
Holes need to be dug 1 1/2 to 2 times the size of the root system, and properly back filled.
Are you able to dig the size of the hole needed?
Do you have clay soil that will need to be amended with compost?
Is the location you selected free of large roots and rocks?
Is Garden World open to the public?
Yes, we are a retail nursery of local growers providing the highest quality plants and competitive pricing! Our friendly staff can assist you with inventory or price questions or help you to select the right plants for your particular situation. We carry over 1,000 different varieties of common and unusual shade and flowering trees, conifers, shrubs, vines, perennials, and grasses.
Does Garden World deliver?
Yes, we deliver to select areas in Oregon and Washington. We do not offer shipping services. For delivery pricing, please give us a call at 503-982-2380. We’ll be happy to provide you with a price quote and any other information you may need.
What do #1, #5 mean on your plants?
In the nursery industry, plastic containers are labeled #1, #2, #5, etc. The number means approximately ’gallon’. We don’t call them ’gallon’ anymore since they are not precisely 1 or 5 gallons. Several pot sizes can vary. For example, #5 comes in a tall version and a wider version, but both are referred to as 5 gallon containers.
What exactly does ’hardy’ mean?Hardiness is the lowest temp a plant has been observed to survive at.
What is our hardiness zone in the Portland area?
In an average year, the lowest temperature observed in the Portland Metro area is about 10 degrees Fahrenheit or USDA Hardiness Zone *8*. Microclimates (cold and warm pockets and/or windy areas) can affect cold hardiness. If provided with shelter of a structure, some plants in zones 9-10 can survive in our climate. Mature plants are often better equipped to withstand temperature extremes, than newly planted ones. Plants also need a while to acclimatize in the winter, so cold temperatures early in the dormant season often can have more dramatic effects than later on in the season.
Why does the same kind of plant sometimes vary in price?
Garden World is a coop of local growers. Plant material is brought in from many different growers who have different cost structures. Prices will also vary due to the difference in pot size, age, height, or spread of the plant.
What do the various measures of plant growth mean?
- Slow: 0-6 inches per year
- Medium: 6-12 inches per year
- Fast: 12 or more inches per year
- Plant Growth Habit:
- Cascading: Generally a horizontal, weeping form
- Fastigiate: This is a narrow up-right, columnar, it probably won’t become half as wide as it is tall.
- Globose: This is a globe-like shape which can become as tall as it is wide.
- Pendulous: This is weeping and usually will grow close or along to the ground unless you stake it.
- Prostrate: This is a ground creeping habit. It usually gets much wider that it is tall.
- Pyramidal: This is a conical habit. Pretty typical of most conifers.
- Spreading: This plant has horizontal branching, and the plant will most of the time be twice as wide at maturity as it is tall.
- Upright Broad: These are ascending branches that tend to spread with age, and usually becomes half as wide as tall.
- Upright Narrow: This means that the plant has lateral branching that will vary, a narrow profile similar to fastigiate plants.
- Upright Open: This has lateral branching that is widely spaced.
Garden World is where the plant lovers go! We are always accepting applications for individuals interested in joining the green industry. Plant enthusiasts who would like to share their knowledge and passion with the retail public are encouraged to submit a resume or application via fax (503-982-8770) or email.