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This is how I successfully send plants to my customers, any time of the year
For all plants, a day or two beforehand treat with a good insecticial soap as a precaution.
Woody and Herbaceous plants
Bulbs, dormant rhizomes, corms, etc.
Remove all traces of soil, place in labeled paper bags.
Strong freezer-type ziplock bag (I have found that the zipper types aren't as reliable, I like the new blue Hefty bags but any really strong bag will do) with a small amount of water and the plants, zip most of the way closed, insert straw into the small opening you've left, blow in air to inflate the bag, zip bag closed as you remove straw.
With all of these except the dormant bulbs, etc, you can add protection from heat or cold. In the summer wrap frozen "artificial party ice-cubes" in newspaper, put in bags and tie off (helps regulate temps), In the winter when it's very cold substitute "Hot Hands" packets for the "artificial ice cubes".
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