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By Monetwwqi on Dec 2, 2017 3:48 AM, concerning J.L.Hudson, Seedsman:

I look forward to getting my J.L. Hudson catalog. It's the only catalog I read thoroughly every year, I always learn something new.
I've been ordering from them for over 20 years and have never had a problem. I love trying new plants. Even though I buy seeds nearly every year my old seeds from them have had very good viability.

By B on Nov 21, 2017 9:33 AM, concerning Tropical Plants & More:

I recently made my second purchase from Tropical Plants & More. As with my first experience, it was very satisfying. I've ordered orchids and other plants from multiple online sources, but the plants that I've received from TP&M are the healthiest, most beautiful specimens that I've ever seen. My order shipped quickly and the packaging was impeccable. It's clear that Ken cares deeply about the health and well-being of the plants that he sells. All around excellent service.

By Lakeside on Nov 18, 2017 5:27 PM, concerning Wayside Gardens:

I placed a mid November order for several clearance priced plants from Wayside. I ordered three heucheras, an actea, and a scotch broom. I was so happy with the quality of the plants received! Considering these were end of season deals, I kind of expected to receive some ragged plants, but everything looked great! And they arrived very well packed. I'm sometimes leery about ordering plants from mail order companies, but based on this experience, I'll be ordering from Wayside again.
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By critterologist on Nov 13, 2017 12:04 PM, concerning Perfect Plants:

Wow! I won 3 roses in an NGA not-a-raffle, and they arrived in beautiful condition -- covered in blooms! My DMIL, for whom I chose the plants, was bowled over by them. They'll go around a flagpole I plan to put in for my DFIL, at the corner of their new retirement community cottage, so having such beautiful little plants was extra meaningful to me.

While you can often find knockout and drift roses in "box stores," you don't generally find them as healthy and, yes, "perfect" as the ones I received. Thanks!

As others have mentioned, their packing is terrific. They ship in 1 gallon pots, with soil. The pots are bagged to retain soil and moisture. In addition to tape, bamboo sticks in the pots that reach to the "top" of the box keep the plants from banging around the box in transit.

I do wonder how much shipping charges are, ordinarily, since shipping dirt & all isn't cheap. Since I'm likely to place a "real" order with them, I guess I'll find out!

By Lakeside on Nov 10, 2017 8:03 PM, concerning Flower Art & Soul:

Flower Art & Soul sells bulk flower seeds at very affordable prices. I've been ordering from them for years and I'm always very happy with the quality of the seed and promptness of service. The packaging is basic, just a ziploc bag with a label. I love receiving those big quart size bags of seeds in the spring. I like to direct seed a bunch every year. Great way to fill up a large area with flowers for not much money.

By evelyninthegarden on Nov 7, 2017 7:36 PM, concerning Blue Bird Haven Iris Garden:

Bluebird Haven Iris Garden is the largest historic Tall Bearded Iris Garden in the U.S. It is a Victorian show garden in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. An acre of landscaped iris, daffodils, wildflowers, and a variety of shrubs and trees are surrounded by acres of row-cultivated iris.

During the bloom season over 100,000 irises will be displaying their vibrant colors. Their garden features a Victorian gazebo, park benches, paths for viewing and selecting your favorite irises, and picnic tables for a leisurely lunch.

Mary Hess is the hardest-working woman I know, as she manages this business by herself, only with occasional help. She carries over 4000 varieties of both modern and historic irises and her prices are fair as well.

As of last speaking with her, she has been planning to install a new website, as the current one is unable to give you an idea if an iris is out of stock. Also she has more irises that have not been entered into the website. So she will take orders by email and let you know what she has available. She just wants you to email your wish list to her and she will get back with you. Of course, if you are ordering in her busy season between May and June, it might be a wait. I don't know when she starts taking orders, but if you are looking for a rare iris, it would be good to email her early in the year.

By bloominholes2fill on Nov 5, 2017 3:25 PM, concerning Steve Caroline Tree Service:

Steve's prices are very fair and he knows his stuff! He and his crew are hard-working, very careful, courteous, and when it comes to attention to detail, well they discovered a litter of kittens in our tree trunk, after seeing the mama cat skidaddle, when there was about 12 feet, or so, left of the hollow trunk to cut down. When they were able, they extracted the kittens, and we now have a one of the kittens in our own family unit! They clean up quite well, too! I can't say enough about Steve and his crew!

By bloominholes2fill on Nov 4, 2017 12:13 AM, concerning Garden Perennials:

I have won a NARR in Fall of 2017, and I chose the prize of 3 daylilies from Garden Perennials. I won't receive them until Spring 2018, but they've been more than accommodating by inquiring about my preferences, even though they are giving daylilies away! That speaks volumes about the integrity of the owners!!

I am more than excited to receive my package in the Spring!!

By bloominholes2fill on Nov 3, 2017 11:43 PM, concerning Evergreen Plant Nursery:

I ordered 8 - #1 size Skypencil Holly from the Evergreen Plant Nursery, early in Spring 2017. These plants arrived very healthy, and even slightly taller than described for size1 plants, and they were packed so very well! I've never seen such amazing packing of plants before! The plants are thriving very well, in my zone 6a gardens, and I plan to buy several more of these next Spring! The customer service is incredible as well! They appreciate their customers, and their prices really can't be beat! Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed, friends!!

By Txtea on Oct 28, 2017 4:06 PM, concerning Santa Rosa Gardens:

These people are with out a doubt the best at what they do. Out standing plants, and the very best packing I have ever seen. This was my first order but will not be my last. Can not recommend them enough

By luvmyseeds on Oct 26, 2017 8:24 AM, concerning Keene Organics:

The garlic I ordered arrived quickly in excellent shape. Nice large, clean bulbs. They included detailed instructions on planting. An A+ company.

By DonnieBrook on Oct 21, 2017 8:20 AM, concerning Bluestone Perennials:

Bluestone is my favorite online source of perennials. The plants are high quality; they arrive well packaged and healthy, and they are free of any diseases. The customer service is always exceptional! Love this company!

By beaumbra001 on Oct 15, 2017 7:38 PM, concerning High Mowing Organic Seeds:

Excellent company with very high quality seeds! High Mowing has an impressive, attractive catalog and offers free shipping with no or very low minimum. I am impressed with High Mowing as a company, as they were one of the founding signers of the Safe Seed Pledge. You can't go wrong with High Mowing Organic Seeds!

By Legalily on Oct 13, 2017 1:34 PM, concerning Ken Ramsey (drdawg):

I just purchased 3 Orchids from Ken Ramsey @drdawg and his Tropical Plants & More. One was for me and two were gifts. This is my first so I'm a newbie at it. I just got the plants today and they were packed EXCEPTIONALLY well and the plants were beautiful! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of two of them before they went out the door to the friend who has other Orchids and raved about these plants. From what I know the price is very reasonable and he has a beautiful selection. Very impressed! Thanks Ken!!!
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By Pistil on Oct 13, 2017 8:56 AM, concerning Plant World Seeds:

Great company! I now buy from them every year. They always have unusual species, and do some breeding as well.
Every order has been filled promptly.
The website has great info.

By Pistil on Oct 13, 2017 8:52 AM, concerning Whatcom Seed Company:

Small seed company with interesting seeds, some quite rare.
Beautiful packaging, each packet has an associated paper with great info on how to sprout and grow the seeds.

By TBGDN on Oct 7, 2017 6:44 AM, concerning Adelman Peony Gardens:

I recently placed an order for three peonies at Adelmans on October 1, 2017. These are peonies I do not currently grow, so I wanted to increase my varieties to "just a few more" since I had been digging and replanting my current gardens in late September. Never did I think to get such fast and courteous service on any plant order from any company. My order was shipped on Wednesday 4th, and delivered on Friday, October 6th before 1:00 pm. The most surprising thing about my order was the premium size and quality of the roots I received! And the packaging and condition of the plants was excellent. I have posted pictures of them below to show their size and quality.

An added point: Kady Adelman sent me a personal email helping me with my order status. What more could a peony gardener ask? I give them an "Excellent" rating, knowing that I will order from them again!
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By Totally_Amazing on Oct 4, 2017 5:49 PM, concerning Yahl Iris:

Yahl Iris provide great plants and great service. Melissa is welcoming and responded to my questions promptly. My irises were posted two days after my order was placed and the tracking information was sent to me via facebook messenger. I received large healthy rhizomes which flowered in their first year. Thanks Melissa.

By TBGDN on Oct 4, 2017 5:05 PM, concerning Hollingsworth Peonies:

This was my first year and experience buying peonies from Hollingsworth. I gave them a "trial" order of three varieties around the 17th of September 2017. My order arrived on Thursday, September 28 by Priority Mail expertly packaged and in excellent condition. The roots were of quality size with 3 to 5 eyes each; and one was above average with 6 eyes! I am very satisfied (even pleased) with their products and service. One small detail that I missed: They did not email me with tracking information. Overall I rate them on a scale of 1 to 10 as a 9.9. A very good operation; Thanks Hollingsworth!

By Marilyn on Oct 1, 2017 10:19 PM, concerning Christmas Farms:

In 2007, I ordered their Christmas Classic wreath. In 2008, I decided to order the Fraser Winterberry wreath. In 2009, I ordered the Four Firs wreath. I loved all their wreaths, which have a sturdy and a well constructed backing. The three I got held up to the KY winter weather beautifully. I just spray water on them when they arrive and to keep them fresh, every few days, as I had mine delivered right before Thanksgiving and kept it up into the New Year. The wreaths are shipped and delivered in sturdy wreath boxes. I was very happy with the company and the fresh wreaths.

In 2010, I decided to place a (non-fresh greenery) wreath on our door, which I kept stored in the basement when not in use during the Thanksgiving - Christmas time, but after 6 years, I'm thinking about getting another fresh and beautiful wreath from Christmas Farms.

They have the best selection of wreaths with different prices and a couple of different sizes to pick from. They have a few fresh candle ring wreaths too. Don't wait too late to order, as the closer it gets to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the more out of stock their items become.

They're a family owned business, located on the south west side of MI, not too far from Lake Michigan. Free shipping on all orders.

I'm very happy I found them on the internet in 2007.

These pics are of the Christmas Classic wreath taken the day it arrived. The tiny spots you see on the door are water droplets. I'd sprayed water on the wreath right after it was delivered and hung up.


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I never got around to taking pics of the Fraser Winterberry wreath or the Four Firs wreath, but they look just like the pics in the website.


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