Mail order shipping bamboo?
I recently tried another bamboo supplier based on a good review from a fellow GW poster. The order was placed on a monday or tuesday with assurances that they would ship out the following monday. once friday came and nothing showed, i called the supplier and they told me that it shipped out late wednesday. by ups ground i am 4 days away. that means that if they ship on monday it will be here no later than friday. with current temps being triple digits and low to no humidity, time is of the essence. the supplier said the package is scheduled to be here tuesday, which means i will be at work when it arrives. and my climate will certainly dessicate the foliage in record time. may questions are:
1. have you ever heard of a plant mail order service shipping out on anything other than a monday or a tuesday?
2. the plants will be stressed and likely lose much of its top growth. will they have time to recover before the cold temps arrive (usually late september)?