FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are not currently able to provide deliveries, however, we are currently offering curbside pickup orders. Please call us at 651-462-1500 during regular business hours to place an order.
WAYNE'S GROWING GUARANTEE POLICY
1. Wayne's will replace all planted trees and shrubs originally purchased at Wayne's ONCE if they fail to grow within the first calendar year from the date of purchase except when animal/rodent abuse or negligence is apparent.
2. To honor Wayne's Growing Guarantee Policy, we require "proof of purchase". Proof of purchase includes a register receipt and the plant item.
3. Wayne's will replace the planted item at the original purchase price with our in-store credit voucher when the plants are discounted at the time of purchase or if we cannot match the same plant material at original purchase for whatever reason.
4. Wayne's Growing Guarantee Policy does not include hybrid roses, shrub roses, perennials, tropicals, tropicals, annuals, or bulbs. All roses, perennials, bulbs, tropicals, and annuals, however, are sold with the assumption of complete customer satisfaction for the current growing season. If, under normal circumstances, these items to not survive the current growing season during which they were purchases, Wayne's will replace them once for the purchase price with register receipt. Therefore, the above listed plants are not under warranty over winter.
5. Unplanted plant material may be returned or exchanged within one week from date of purchase, with receipt, when returned in original purchased condition. All other unplanted stock will be returned upon manager's approval and at their discretion. Wayne's recommends all container stock be planted and watered immediately after purchase.
6. Cash refunds are not available for product warranty.
We accept all major credits cards, cash, and checks in-store.
For online/curbside order pickups, we will call you when your order is ready and confirm your card information over the phone. We will provide an itemized receipt for you when you pick up your order.
WHEN IS A "SAFE TIME" TO PLANT?
Annuals: As a general "rule of thumb" in Minnesota, we recommend waiting until mid-late May before planting annuals, if you want them to be completely safe from frost. Some "cooler crop" annuals (pansies, violas, dianthus, alyssum, etc.) can handle a light frost and can be planted as early as mid-April. If you choose to plant annuals before late May, we recommend keeping a regular eye on weather forecasts, and either bringing in annuals if frost is expected, or covering them with a bed sheet or light blanket.
Vegetables: Cool crop vegetables, such as potatoes, beets, peas, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, radishes, collards, and onions can be planted earlier in the season (April). We recommend waiting until things get warmer (mid-late May) before planting warmer-crop produce, such as melons, tomatoes, peppers, beans, zucchini and summer squash, and pumpkins.
Perennials, Trees, & Shrubs: It is safe to plant perennials, trees, and shrubs when the ground thaws, however, the earlier you plant, the more susceptible you are to loss of new foliage and blooms in the case of frost. Similarly, you can plant these things all the way into late fall, as long as the ground hasn't frozen. The earlier you plant, the longer you give your perennial, tree, or shrub to establish a strong root system to help it get through the winter, but, anytime is good! Plants are much more likely to survive the winter if planted in the ground, rather than being left in a pot.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ANNUAL AND A PERENNIAL?
Annuals only last 1 season; they die in the winter. While this is sad, annuals are so irresistible because they tend to bloom all season long and attract pollinators (and compliments)!
Perennials return year after year in hardiness zones which they are labeled for. Most perennials have a select time during the growing season in which they bloom, however, there are specific perennials that bloom longer and more often than others. The majority of Minnesota areas lie between a Zone 3-4 (and some of you few lucky folks live in a zone 5)!
So, for example, if you live in a "Zone 4", you can safely assume any plant you buy that is labeled Zone 4, 3, or 2 will be a perennial in your area.