Some perishable items are sold as ‘bare root’. This means plants are dormant and have exposed roots.
Most often they are wrapped in shavings/mulch. But some plants may come in small pots of soil.
Bare roots should be planted as soon as possible either in the ground or a pot, keeping the roots moist at all times.
Examples: roses, fruit trees, shrubs.
A bulb is a thickened, fleshy bud usually emitting roots from its underside. The stems, flowers and foliage will grow from the crown.
The term bulb applies to a large class of flowering and ornamental bulbous-like plants in their dormant condition such as corms, tubers, and rhizomes.
Examples: lilies, onions.
A corm is an underground bulb-like portion of the stem of a plant consisting of fleshy tissue with a bud at the top.
Examples: crocus, gladiolus.
A short, thickened, fleshy part of an underground stem, where new plants develop from buds or eyes. Examples: dahlia, potato
Some examples of what you may receive: