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|ge1836 recommended Avant Gardens and wrote:
Beautiful plants. I have ordered perennials from Avant Gardens several times. This was an order of succulents. Nice packing. They were dry, but succulents like that. They included a bonus also.
|sandnsea2 recommended Mystic Meadows Daylily Farm and wrote:
Very happy with the huge, huge, healthy Daylily plants I received. A wonderful bonus plant was included. I could tell thought went into the choice, as the colors and design were of the type I ordered and like. That is very nice!! I like how easy it is to navigate their site and see photos. It was such a pleasure buying here.
|TennesseeDave recommended Glasshouse Works and wrote:
Glasshouse Works has a wonderful inventory of hard to find plants. The plants are expertly packed for shipping and they are healthy and larger than expected. If you are looking for the out of the ordinary, this is the place to look. Their website is a maze that really has to be experienced to appreciate the meaning of the term convoluted. Shipping takes place on Tuesdays. Which Tuesday is somewhat less definitive. You will receive well packaged, healthy plants on the Thursday following whichever Tuesday they were shipped. Be aware that you are charged when you order, not when plants are shipped. These folks have been in business for over 40 years and they know their plants. One of the owners died unexpectedly last year. He was the prime propagator, so it remains to be seen what the long term viability will be. So if you want the rare and hard to find, can navigate the website maze, are prepared to pay upfront, and are not in any hurry for the shipment, this is your place. I know that this all seems a bit negative. I don't really intend it to be. Just being very forthright with regard to what you can expect. They are pleasant to do business with, and I have used them several times to find the unusual or hard to find plant.
|poobles recommended Santa Rosa Gardens and wrote:
I have made quite a few purchases from this company and have never been disappointed with all my new plants from them, and yes, they do come packaged with extreme care. I am always excited when I get my orders because I know they will be in good shape, plus they all have good root systems and are healthy. And, if you have a problem, they are most friendly every time you call. I recommend this company if you don't mind plants that are small but not too small. I will definitely order from them again.
|eclayne recommended Brian's Botanicals and wrote:
This spring I ordered from Brian's for the first time. I have asked them questions in the past, however, always receiving a prompt and informative response. The plants ordered -- Colocasia, Alocasia, Taccarum and Kniphofia -- all arrived well rooted in their pots. They clearly grow them on enough that only healthy plants are shipped. I particularly like Brian's own Colocasia introductions because he is breeding many that are more cold hardy, hopefully extending my growing season by at least a month.
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