MoonlightNursery

Moonlight Nursery

Millsboro, Delaware

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Announcement    www.MoonlightNursery.com - We have moved to a new online store where you will find a much more extensive selection and a (hopefully) easier to navigate site! Leaf Pots and Starter plants will no longer be offered on the Etsy store.

Selections in the Etsy store will be limited and I encourage you to bookmark the new site!

Spring 2020 Ordering Information:

Store inventory was last updated on May 14, 2020.

IMPORTANT WEATHER INFORMATION:

Orders will be held if your day time highs are 90F+ or if your night time temperatures are below 45F.

Items in the shop are in stock and available to be shipped. I ship once per week (less often in the winter), either on Saturday or Monday, to avoid shipping delays over the weekend. If your temperatures are extremely hot (or cold), please consider having your order shipped to a PO Box or having your mail held at the post office.

Please ensure that your package will not sit outside in the sun or cold.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 5, 2020

www.MoonlightNursery.com - We have moved to a new online store where you will find a much more extensive selection and a (hopefully) easier to navigate site! Leaf Pots and Starter plants will no longer be offered on the Etsy store.

Selections in the Etsy store will be limited and I encourage you to bookmark the new site!

Spring 2020 Ordering Information:

Store inventory was last updated on May 14, 2020.

IMPORTANT WEATHER INFORMATION:

Orders will be held if your day time highs are 90F+ or if your night time temperatures are below 45F.

Items in the shop are in stock and available to be shipped. I ship once per week (less often in the winter), either on Saturday or Monday, to avoid shipping delays over the weekend. If your temperatures are extremely hot (or cold), please consider having your order shipped to a PO Box or having your mail held at the post office.

Please ensure that your package will not sit outside in the sun or cold.

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About MoonlightNursery

Sales 2,897
On Etsy since 2018

Moonlight Nursery - Specializing in African Violets

Moonlight Nursery is based in Millsboro, Delaware. I specialize in African violets with a few other gesneriads sharing the growing shelves.

Since I was walking, I was growing plants with my mom. When I was around 10, my mom and I placed an order for African violet leaves - through the mail, from a black and white printed list (and this was in the 90s!). My love of growing plants languished a bit in college but when my husband and I purchased our home after college, I went to work planting a large garden and planning and planting perennial beds around the one acre lot. After our first son was born, my mom and I again placed an order for African violet leaves, this time online!

After seeing several commercial vendors retire, I felt that this was a good opportunity to establish myself as a commercial vendor. I have worked directly with a large vendor who was retiring to acquire many vintage and unusual varieties. I have also worked with several individual hybridizers to bring their varieties to the market. George McDonald, hybridizer of the Mac's series, was the first hybridizer I met. His Mac's were the impetus for my jump into the commercial world - they are so hard to find! The late Janet Stromborg, hybridizer of the Allegro series, also allowed me to purchase many of her lovely varieties. I am also working with the current hybridizer, Jeff Jackson, to market his unique Imp series.

I am licensed by the State of Delaware and hold Nursery License #2098A. I am a member of the following: African Violet Society of America (AVSA), African Violet Society of Canada (AVSC) and Mid Atlantic African Violet Society (MAAVS).

Shop policies

Last updated on Feb 11, 2018

Shipping

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Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Shipping - Combined Shipping and Shipment Timeframe

Do you combine shipping?

Yes! Simply add items to your cart as you browse and shipping will automatically calculate. For an order consisting of leaf packs, shipping should stay flat for the first 15 leaf packs and then increase slightly at each increment of 15.


When is my order shipped?

I ship orders via USPS Priority Mail, typically on the Monday following payment. Orders are not typically shipped mid-week due to potential delivery delays over the weekend.

Please ensure that your shipment will not be left outside in heat or cold!

I reserve the right to hold your order if the weather on your end or mine would endanger the contents. I will be in contact with you if there are weather concerns.

Shipping - What if something arrives damaged?

I try to pack each order to ensure it arrives safely, however, occasionally a box gets handled roughly in transit.

Plants: Please note that some spilled soil or a few broken leaves are not considered damage.

Leaves: Your leaf should arrive in viable condition. It may be slightly limp, if so, soak the cut end in tepid water before potting to revive.

Claims: If there is severe damage to your order, you must contact me with a picture of the damage within three days of delivery. I will replace the damaged item with an item of the same variety, if available. If one is not available, a refund will be issued.

I do not guarantee any leaf or plant once it is in your care and possession.

Plants - What should I expect to receive?

The plants I sell are "starter" plants. These will NOT be full size, blooming plants.

The plant in the last picture of the listing is representative of the plant you may receive. The plant you will receive may be larger or smaller but will be well rooted.

Semi-miniature and miniature starter plants will be potted in a 3 oz plastic cup; standard starter plants may be planted in a 3 oz or 5.5 oz plastic cup.

When growing violets, the general rule is that the pot size should not exceed 1/3 of the leaf diameter of the plant. Please take care not to over pot your new starter plant. Starter plants may not be in bloom, however, with proper care, they will soon reward you with blooms! I recommend repotting all plants upon receipt.

Leaf Packs - What should I expect to receive?

Leaf Listings - You are purchasing freshly cut leaves for propagation.

Quantity: Semi-miniature and miniature varieties will consist of (2) two freshly cut leaves. Standard varieties will consist of (1) one freshly cut leaf.

I do not wrap the cut ends. Leaves are packed in labeled plastic zip top bags. Leaves are taken from plants which have bloomed true.

If your leaf is slightly limp upon receipt, trim the stem slightly and soak in tepid water for a few hours before potting.

Leaf Pots - What should I expect to receive?

A leaf pot is a rooted leaf grown in a 3 oz pot. Small plantlet(s) will be starting to appear. Depending on the size and your comfort level with handling small plants, the leaf pot can be grown on for 4-8 weeks to allow the plantlets to get larger or they may be potted into their own 3 oz pot upon receipt.

The size of the plantlets will vary, both with the age of the leaf pot and the type of violet. Standard varieties produce larger plantlets than minis or semis.

Each pot will contain at least one plantlet. More may be growing under the surface of the soil. You can remove the larger plantlet(s) and repot the mother leaf if it is still in good condition. However, in some cases, the mother leaf may no longer be visible in the pot.

Photos

All photos are of my plants. They may not be used without permission.

Can you help with growing instructions/suggestions?

I am adding tutorials to the website this year! Please see the link(s) below.

Leaf Propagation Tutorial - http://www.moonlightnursery.com/leaf-propagation-tutorial/