Since 2004, we've been involved in launching a project whose goal is to identify and protect the most valuable open land in our lovely and largely rural county in northwestern Connecticut. This color map was the result. It captures crucial relationships between land, water, plants, animals, and people, and is based on sophisticated satellite/computer technology. Information shown includes conservation priorities, properties greater than 100 acres with the highest risk of development, and natural areas greater than 200 acres with highest risk of fragmentation. The map measures 36″ by 48″ and has a scale of approximately 1 inch = 1.2 miles.
If you live in Litchfield County, you should own a copy of the base map, which is extraordinarily detailed. If you live elsewhere and would like to learn more about the process of "greenprinting" for use in your area, please visit http://www.litchfieldgreenprint.org/ or write to P.O. Box 28, 150 Kent Road, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754.
"The Litchfield Hills Greenprint, a partnership of the Trust for Public Land and the Housatonic Valley Association, promotes coordinated, long-term and locally driven conservation to ensure that the ecological qualities of this landscape and the character of its communities endure for generations to come. Together with local and regional partners, we share a conservation vision that prioritizes our most significant and vulnerable open space resources for protections and will increase the pace and quality of conservation activity across the Litchfield Hills."
Copyright © The Litchfield Hills Greenprint 2006
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.