Information & Terms
Suggested retail on all water
plants is 100% in urban areas, 80% in rural areas. All our plants
are tested, hardened and grown locally so you receive faster
delivery and larger plants that will be successful for your customers
so they will be back for more.
Wholesale prices are strictly intended for wholesale customers
who operate a retail business that sells to end users. We offer
wholesale pricing at our own discretion and reserve the right
to revoke it whenever it appears that the customer is not purchasing
our plant material for wholesale use. We reserve the right to
delay or cancel all or part of an order if conditions beyond
our control affect our plant material.
Established accounts are net 15 or 30 days as
arranged. All other accounts are COD. Orders from accounts that
are delinquent must be prepaid. Overdue accounts will be charged
a finance charge of 1.5%/month.
Single and less than minimum orders are
shipped by ground transport. All but the largest plants (lotus)
can be shipped next day or 2 day delivery. Water plants have
a thin cuticle so they are very susceptible to drying. Boxes
should be opened immediately, plants unwrapped & immediately
potted for best results. If this is not possible, the plants
should be unwrapped, then they can be set or floated in the
pond for 24-48 hours. 1 quart to 1 gallon black pots work well
for potting. A 10 lb batch of soil mixture should consist of
4 parts black dirt (well decomposed), 1 part sand & 1/2
part clay plus 1 oz bone meal and 1 oz fertilizer (10-15-10).
Plants with fibrous roots should be planted with the crown
at the soil level, rhizomatous plants should be allowed to
crawl across the soil surface (a weight may be needed to temporarily
hold the plant in place until it is well established). Spread
about 1/2" of pea gravel
on the soil surface, totally submerge pot to expel any trapped
air. Then display at recommended depths. Follow the temperature
guidelines strictly: >60F (water temp) for most submerged & shallow
water plants, >70F for floating & more tropical varieties.
Be especially careful of early season night temperatures dipping
Prices are subject to change without notice & prices
at time of shipment will prevail. For current quotations please
call us. Alternate pricing and sales tax will be charged unless
we have your properly completed exemption certificate. All
prices are for POTTED PLANTS, bare root available on request.
Merchandise may be picked up at our greenhouses
only if a list of items is ordered at least 48 hours prior
to the arranged pickup date. Please prepare adequate containers
and an enclosed truck, and be prepared to pick up only those
items ordered. No tours are possible during the busy spring
truck loading season. All plants and paperwork are prepared
prior to your arrival & no
last minutes changes are possible (a pickup is generally an in & out
event along with other trucks' loading). Same or next
day pickups are only possible after July 1 for an additional
All deliveries are inspected & counted 4
times prior to delivery. It is the buyer's responsibility
to examine the quality & count before signing the invoice.
Note any inconsistencies before signing the invoice. Failure
to note or report will obviate any recovery or future action.
Report any discrepancy between the packing list & invoice
with the driver or within 24 hours of receiving shipment.
The condition and care of all merchandise,
live plants, & fish or snails is the sole responsibility of the
buyer after receipt of shipment & signing of invoice.
We pride ourselves in filling every order completely,
but we are not obligated to pay any expense for items backordered
or not received. Any substitutions will be made only when authorized
by the buyer.
Limitation of Warranty
Cook Water Farms makes no warranty, either
expressed or implied, as to any matter in connection with the
sale or use of goods, nor does the company make any warranty
of merchantability or fitness for any purpose. All recommendations
by us are only opinion & the result of experience, literature & scientific
reporting. Because conditions of use are beyond our control,
we make no warranty or representation expressed or implied except
that goods are as is when accepted & signed for at time of
delivery. We are not responsible for damage or failure because
of recommendations by our personnel or us. Our liability as seller
shall be limited to the stated selling price of any goods, which
in no event shall include buyer's cost, lost profits,
or good will, or any other special consequential damages.
These terms & conditions shall be governed
by & shall be construed according to the laws of Minnesota.
*Check your local regulating agencies for restrictions.
Seminars are available July through March.