These plants came to me very quickly, in great shape, and well protected! I was a little surprised by how early they got to me, thinking that maybe it would be a month or so before they would be shipped, but they got here safely, very nice plants, and I am pleased with my purchase!! If we get a freeze, or more snow, I will just bring them inside, or into the garden shed with protection from bad weather!! All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase!!!