The Green Pages: Brushwood Nursery (E-Commerce Companies)

Brushwood Nursery Clematis Specialists ships big, gallon size plants free throughout the United States directly to your door. Our extensive collection includes hundreds of favorites and rarities as well as some other select vines for your garden.

Brushwood Nursery is represented on Garden.org by the member @Brushwood.

Main Details
Website: Visit their website
E-Mail: Contact them
Phone: 706-548-1710
Physical address: 431 Hale Ln.
Athens, GA 30607
(Sorry, no sales at the nursery)

E-Commerce Companies
Main Product(s): Clematis
Other: Vines

Reviews and Endorsements:
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I made my two orders last summer, August 2015. Packing was identical to what others have shown. It was meticulous, beautiful really. I've ordered from from many sources over the years. This is the best. I waited to write the review, to see what would happen to the plants after the winter (I'm in shelter island, ny). This spring I'm pleased to share that both plants are healthy and have so far grown quickly. I plan on becoming a repeat customer.

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This was my first order from Brushwood Nursery and although I only ordered one plant, Hawaiian Bells (Stictocardia beraviensis), I was extremely pleased with the ease of ordering, fast delivery, amazing packing and, of course, a very healthy plant. I will definitely be a returning customer next spring ... if not sooner!
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Update 9/2/2016: If I had planted this in the ground, it would be much larger by now but this is how it looks one year later, container grown:
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Endorsed by LlamaLlori without a written review - May 15, 2015 8:08 PM
Endorsed by Calsurf73 without a written review - Apr 24, 2015 8:01 AM
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An excellent nursery to purchase clematises. Plants were well packaged, healthy, and ready to go straight into the ground. Great customer service as well.

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Brushwood Nursery was generous enough to let 3 of their clematises be part of one of the Not-A-Raffle Raffles. Since I didn't pay for the vines, I wasn't expecting much, but when they arrived I was very impressed with the size and health of all 3 vines. Packing was perfect.

Thanks so much to Brushwood Nursery! I will be ordering in the Spring.

Susan
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Here are 3 climbing roses that arrived yesterday. Perfect packing and so healthy!
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Love this mail order company. My six clematises were great size and packaged with such great care. They arrived a few months ago and already the vines have grown to the top of their trellis and have not stopped blooming. Great prices, great selection, and great quality. If I can find some more room, I will order more plants.

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Endorsed by dave without a written review - May 20, 2014 11:58 AM
Endorsed by Calif_Sue without a written review - May 20, 2014 9:59 AM
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Dear Dave and Trish,
Thanks so much for recommending Brushwood Nursery. I purchased the Campsis "Morning Calm" and Rosa "Lady Banks" rambler. I was extremely impressed with the packaging. The plants were absolutely PERFECT!!!! I wish all mail order nurseries had such great packaging standards. I would highly recommend Brushwood to anyone! Thanks for your great podcasts too! I am so happy that you are on itunes. I look forward to hearing you every week. Have a great day!

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I can personally attest to the best packaging - and the healthy plants - from Brushwood Nurseries, located in Athens, GA. Each plant is well wrapped in craft paper, which is snugly held in place in the shipping box with more of the same craft paper. The plants are lightly secured to stakes; the plastic pot is wrapped with additional paper held in place with rubber bands across the pots. LOL, he does recommend recycling the packaging!

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Wide variety of clems and vines. Great packaging and large plants well rooted. I can't remember anyone not giving this company high marks.

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Dan sends nice, healthy plants. Packaging is excellent. Often has sales too. One of the very best places to get clematis from - I've never been disappointed!

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Dan takes the time to promptly answer questions and offer advice. Plants are well packaged and healthy.

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First, a little background: Brushwood Nursery was started in 1998 by Dan Long. Dan is quite knowledgeable about his trade, and spends time giving lectures and teaching about various aspects of vines and gardening. His passion and expertise are in vines and climbing plants. He's also a really nice and honest guy! Brushwood stocks both long-term favorites and just released varieties. They grow their own plants out, and do most of their own propagation as well. Their website has more information on Dan, Brushwood Nursery, and their plants.

Visiting Brushwood's website, you might find yourself overwhelmed with choices. I found myself wanting one of each! Plants are categorized by type, then listed alphabetically. By clicking on individual plants, you'll see more detailed instructions. If you are looking for a plant with a particular height or growing condition, Brushwood does have a "Plant Finder" located at the top of every page. However, I found that it didn't work nearly as well as our own database, particularly for the clematis and roses searches. On the right hand side of the site, the terms and conditions, shipping policy, and ordering process are found with clear and easy to understand information. Note that if you are looking for a catalog, they do not print one.You'll have to drool on your keyboard instead.

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The plant that we are excited to feature for Brushwood is the Eden Rose, one of the most popular climbing roses most likely due to its ease of growing. Even a novice rose grower can feel confident in a rose that is robust, quick growing, and disease resistant. The classic bloom is cabbage-like and brings a "wow" to every garden. Eden was named "The World's Best Rose" in 2006 by the World Federation of Rose Societies. I only found this reblooming rose at 3 nurseries online, and Brushwood had the best price (although to be fair, one of the other company's plants was in a larger container).

After my order was placed, I immediately received confirmation. One feature that I really appreciated was the ability to chose a later shipping date (with no additional fee), as well as my choice of UPS or USPS shipping. Both are a very nice and welcome choice for their customers! For best shipping, my order was held at their facility over the weekend and shipped out on Monday. I received a confirmation email, although there was no tracking number. My order was shipped via USPS. I asked Dan if it was typical to have orders ship out so quickly, and he assured me that it was. He did say that in late April and early May there may be some delay due to volume.

Sure enough, my order came in the same week, and with great anticipation, I opened the box. It was immediately clear why Brushwood has earned their reputation.



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You can see the plants I received are about 17" tall, including the rootball. The plants are absolutely beautiful and in perfect condition. Each plant was wrapped individually, with paper on top of the soil to keep moisture in. The soil was damp, but not wet, and you can see that the rootball was nicely established, but not overly root-bound. Each rose was carefully tied to the stake, making everything very sturdy for shipping. I can honestly say that these roses were some of the, if not the, best looking plants I've ever received mail-order! I actually said "wow" out loud. The plant on the right looks a little discolored in the pictures, but that is due to new growth, not dying leaves.

As I said, it is plainly obvious why Dan and Brushwood have the reputation that they do. They are clearly dedicated to their business, their plants, and their customers. I wholeheartedly give them two green thumbs up and my full recommendation! I hope that my review has encouraged you to check them out for yourself.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review, but Brushwood Nursery did provide me with the plants I am reviewing. All opinions are my own honest impressions.

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