Daylilies forum: Giving up on Gossard?

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Views: 5398, Replies: 45 » Jump to the end
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Apr 8, 2019 5:05 PM CST
I emailed Jamie Gossard nearly a month ago about some DL's. I had a reply that Jamie was confirming availability and to be patient for a few more days. That was over two weeks ago. I emailed again on 4/5 and still haven't heard anything back.

Anyone else struggling with Heavenly Gardens? Cuz I'ma bout to just go back to the LA and spend what I've set aside for Heavenly Gardens on someone else's plants...
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Name: Bob
Bellevue, NE. (Zone 5b)
Labelboy
Apr 8, 2019 7:52 PM CST
Jamie travels alot this time of year between Ohio and Florida. I believe he was in Florida last week. I would just give him a little more time or try to call him. I have had luck doing that.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Apr 9, 2019 8:40 AM CST
Bob, I will practice patience. I've waited to find out about my daylily list for 28 days... What's that prayer? "Lord, grant me patience and do it now!"
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Betja
Apr 9, 2019 9:22 AM CST
I decided a few years ago that I would not order from Heavenly Gardens again because at the end they never even responded to my order requests -- plus I heard from a couple of other people that they were having a lot of trouble ordering and receiving their orders. But then a couple of years ago I discovered that they were posting their new intros on the Lily Auction under Jgossard -- and for the last two years I was able to get some beauties from them. They were a little slow in shipping and missed a couple of shipping dates, but because of the Lily Auction rules I was confident that I would at least get them -- and I did, and they sent really nice SF's. And I've been waiting to see if they post new intros this year on the LA, but so far nothing -- which is too bad because I really wanted to order SPACECOAST ALPHA WOLF and SPACECOAST OCEAN SUNRISE from them...

I wish it were otherwise, because I love some of those huge green throated beauties. But I've resigned myself that I'll just have to wait a year or two and maybe pick them up through other sellers on the Lily Auction. Sighing!

Betty
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hibiscus Irises Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art
Image
Legalily
Apr 9, 2019 9:30 AM CST
Diana I've used that prayer a time or two Hilarious! Hilarious!
Last year I ordered from Gossardseeds on the LA and it was my understanding that she goes down to Jamie's and ships from there and then takes things in pots back to Wisconsin to ship if we need later shipping. That's what she did with me. You might want to check to see if she is offering any on the LA. Forget it - she only has one listed and it's not a Gossard Whistling Whistling D'Oh! Rolling my eyes.
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
Dragonflies Dog Lover
Image
DaylilyDazzled
Apr 9, 2019 10:28 AM CST
I sent an order and a check out in mid January. Haven't heard a word so I sent an email in late March to the effect did you get it and my order again said if they didn't receive let me know and if still available I would send money through Paypal.
On Apr 5th got a note back from Dianna that they would check and let me know. So far, zip. Could they have that many orders that they can't find mine yet Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Really wanted them so I will hang tight. I'm sure not going to spend that money again because then both will definitely come through and I am way over budget already Whistling Whistling
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Apr 9, 2019 6:40 PM CST
I bought a fair share of Gossard's intros through the LA this winter. Wish I could get the rest of my Gossard list that way...

Last year was way better. I emailed and had a reply pretty quickly. This year, my original email went out on 3/11. I heard from Dianna a few hours later, telling me that Jamie was in Florida and I would have a confirmation soon. Then, nothing, I waited until the 23rd and emailed again. Again, I heard back that day, with a note that let me know that they were going over availability and I'd hear back within a few days. Well... I emailed them again on the 5th and have heard nada. I've checked myself and concluded I wasn't rude or pushy sounding. . .

So, I'm thinking "meh. . ." Maybe another LA seller will have them at some point. Or, I'll find others! I'm sure you all would help me figure out replacements Rolling on the floor laughing
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder
Image
lovegrillin
Apr 9, 2019 9:24 PM CST
Does anyone wonder if they don't market their plants to the general public? Maybe they want their first market being to other hybridizers? Just a thought. It seems to me, that is where the money is.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Apr 9, 2019 9:31 PM CST
If that's the case, the message is then that they're okay with buyers going to other sources and missing out on those sales... Perhaps they are at that level of success that the little guy isn't important anymore?
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
Image
beenthere
Apr 21, 2019 5:11 AM CST
The way I see it, simply displaying/growing/hybridizing from an intro in our gardens is great advertising for the Hybridizer. Where ever you buy it from. And I do try to buy from the Hybridizer if possible and affordable. If not, then I feel no guilt at all in searching for that bargain. All my Gossards are from Northern Lights Daylilies. They are all great plants so far.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hibiscus Irises Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art
Image
Legalily
Apr 21, 2019 7:29 AM CST
I've had great plants from Northern Lights Hurray!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
Image
shive1
Apr 21, 2019 9:06 AM CST
Perhaps phone calls are responded to quicker than emails. Have you tried phoning?

I heard complaints last year from friends who tried to order by email, but never got any response.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dragonflies Ponds Cut Flowers Dahlias Birds
Orchids Butterflies Garden Photography Houseplants Hummingbirder Daylilies
Image
Pat236
Apr 21, 2019 11:09 AM CST
Legalily said:I've had great plants from Northern Lights Hurray!


Me too, and I'm expecting an order next week!
Pat236
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Apr 21, 2019 2:06 PM CST
I ended up ordering a few on the LA instead of ordering from Gossard for this year. But if I keep seeing Northern Lights bandied about, I may have to take a gander...
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
Image
beenthere
Apr 21, 2019 2:36 PM CST
All my Gossards have grown so well and the blooms haven't disappointed. I figured his operation was so hi-tech, that they would take a bit of coddling to survive in a normal garden. Boy, was I wrong! Northern Lights grows them well, but Gossard made them what they are. Just to give the devil his due, so to speak. Hilarious!
Name: Joe Hawkins
Ontario , Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Daylilies Pollen collector
Image
spiderjoe
Apr 21, 2019 5:16 PM CST
Think he likes people that buy the collection. I bought the 2015 collection , 2016 Dip collection , and 2017 double Dip collection. I got an answer back right away. One year I wanted to add plants from the discount price list and got no answer. I know other people that wanted to order from the general list and got no answer. Diana answer some of the email but the Gossard's are into so many things.



Joe Hawkins
Ontario , Canada
http://www.daylilyfans.com/haw...
Name: Martin
Cherryville, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
mmartin
Apr 23, 2019 1:35 PM CST
There is no shortage of people who would be happy to sell you daylilies... Why bother with people who won't give you the time of day?
[Last edited by mmartin - Apr 23, 2019 8:20 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1956038 (17)
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Dog Lover Cat Lover Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener
Scatterbrain
Apr 23, 2019 2:50 PM CST
I messaged them on LA about some seeds and it took five weeks before they answered. Thumbs down
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
Image
ShakespearesGarden
Apr 23, 2019 7:47 PM CST
Martin, some of the varieties I cannot find elsewhere yet... So, that kind of limits my options. Last year was way smoother. One email and all was settled. New experience this year...

Nikki, that's kinda ridiculous.... Confused I would have given up.


Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Frillylily
Apr 24, 2019 8:24 PM CST
Legalily said:I've had great plants from Northern Lights Hurray!

Their website says they are not taking any orders now until fall Confused

I can't find a list of their plants, only pictures and lots of clicking and scrolling Sad

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by mmolyson and is called "Spring is on the Way"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.