Daylilies forum: Giving up on Gossard?

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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 24, 2019 8:59 PM CST
I think Northern Lights takes orders in the fall and ships in May. I ordered for the 1st time from them last fall and that is the info I was given. Seems different way of doing business. I have not received my order yet, hope they mean early May! If I remember, they did not even start taking orders til later in the fall, and seems like only a few weeks and they shut down.
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Apr 25, 2019 3:20 AM CST
This year was different. Northern Lights normally lists and sells from Nov thru Feb, then ships in May. Not sure why this year was abbreviated, but I still managed to get 9, half of which are Gossards.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Apr 25, 2019 5:49 AM CST
Standard operating procedures for Northern Lights. According to the website, during June and July, they propagate by splitting plants into single fans and place them into two gallon tree pots. They inventory everything in the fall and list for sale on the website. They normally sale during the fall, winter, and spring...maybe they sold out early this season. May is the month for shipping, but I usually get mine late April. You get the single fan and any additions in the pot. Last year I got all double and some triple fans with my order. All of the plants bloomed within a few weeks. Now that I know their setup, I start checking the site in early November.

I got notification that my plants for this year shipped on Monday, April 22nd, and I should receive them today.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 25, 2019 7:58 AM CST
You have to know the 1st year I ordered from them is different *Blush* blame it on me. I am glad to know that I might get double fans! I hear good things about them. I have only purchased from Maryott before, I don't order much from internet sites.
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Apr 25, 2019 8:36 AM CST
ShakespearesGarden said: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.



I had, was a surprise to get a reply after so long, way after the listing ended of course but it answered a specific question about a plant for me so I understand why they did actually reply after that time.
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Frillylily
Apr 25, 2019 9:06 AM CST
I just wish they had a list form for what they have for sale, it is SO tedious to go through page after page ... I may not order from them for this reason. The prices looked okay though.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 25, 2019 9:27 AM CST
There are some sites that have the best search engines, and others that have just decent ones and then there are those that have terrible ones. I appreciate it so much when I am able to actually search an entire site for "Sculpted", "Relief" or other selected terms
when shopping for new daylilies, by just entering a few simple entries. The last sites I look at are always the ones with the worst "search " abilities. It is so nice for the owners of the sites to take the time to add descriptions fully describing the traits of the plants and even little personal observations sometimes that really help make decisions, and to make all that info searchable from the search box.
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 25, 2019 10:43 AM CST
Well, talking about Northern Lights must have created the magic. I did not get a notice that they shipped, but my package was at my door just a little while ago. I received 3 fans of on, 2 on another, and a monster single fan of the 3rd. And a nice 2 fan bonus of a 4th! All look freshly dug and very nice. I am happy Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Apr 25, 2019 11:26 AM CST
alilyfan said:Well, talking about Northern Lights must have created the magic. I did not get a notice that they shipped, but my package was at my door just a little while ago. I received 3 fans of on, 2 on another, and a monster single fan of the 3rd. And a nice 2 fan bonus of a 4th! All look freshly dug and very nice. I am happy Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!


I knew you would be! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Apr 25, 2019 4:46 PM CST
Got my order from Northern Lights today also! I was wrong as far as how many I ordered. Only 8, 4 of which are Gossards, 3 Nordstrom, 1 Faulkner. Two gift plants, Blissful Ignorance (Nordstrom) and Sweet Miss Rose (Grossman)! One triple fan, two doubles and the rest are mature singles. Gotta say, my single fan of Blue Eyes White Dragon received last spring was 5 fans by fall. So don't let the single fan part scare ya. Picture before I found out that container leaked. I was scurrying about!
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 26, 2019 9:21 AM CST
Nice! I have mine planted this morning. The foliage looks very pale, I imagine it will green up soon. We are having some overcast weather, cooler today so far. Probably a good thing for them.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Apr 28, 2019 7:02 PM CST
alilyfan said:Nice! I have mine planted this morning. The foliage looks very pale, I imagine it will green up soon. We are having some overcast weather, cooler today so far. Probably a good thing for them.

I received my plants on Friday, and they were very pale as well...not sure why but the roots are healthy. Hopefully they will green up soon.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 30, 2019 6:36 PM CST
Mine are starting to get noticeably greener, hope yours green up soon Pat
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dragonflies Ponds Cut Flowers Dahlias Birds
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Pat236
May 1, 2019 6:56 AM CST
alilyfan said:Mine are starting to get noticeably greener, hope yours green up soon Pat


They are getting greener as of yesterday. The new growth from the center is a nice blue green. I'm going out of the country next week. I'm sure when I get back on the 11th, they will look even better. Hopefully we will get some rain while I'm away.
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
May 1, 2019 6:04 PM CST
Just to let everyone know I sent another email to Jamie since it had been almost a month since Dianna had said she would look into my order. She answered right away Thumbs up Said my order was being sent out week of May 6th with 2 bonuses ( 2019 intros) one extra since I sent a check. Hurray! Hurray!
Well worth the wait.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 1, 2019 6:11 PM CST
Marcia, I'm glad your order is confirmed.

(gonna go check email...)

Nope, nothing from Gossard. Haven't heard from them since March 23. Couldn't send them money since they never sent me a confirmation of availability. Shrug!
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
May 1, 2019 9:24 PM CST
I would send her another email. I just sent a check with my order figured if the didn't have the ones I wanted I probably could find something else I liked. Whistling Whistling
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
May 2, 2019 12:35 AM CST
Maybe they should hire someone to answer emails, phone and voice messages if they are that busy. Nothing kills a business more than bad customer service. I am sure Nikki gave up before they responded five weeks later. I hate that !
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 5, 2019 2:42 PM CST
I kid my wife when we have to go to Wal-Mart, I say they are going out of business soon because they stay so busy no one will shop there! Confused Maybe that is how the Gossards are?
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
May 5, 2019 7:54 PM CST
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