Hostas forum: Your favorite mail order company for hosta?

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1937, Replies: 22 » Jump to the end
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Nov 11, 2012 9:49 PM CST

I don't buy much hosta online but have found some mini/small that I am interested in collecting and I couldn't find a local source. Who do you like. Do you buy liners, if so where?

Does ATPs have a hosta swap in the Spring? LMK


Thanks,
Teresa
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Rose1656
Nov 12, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Naylor Creek has their 2013 catalog out now. I get my liners from a coop on Yahoo with Woodthrush, but she may be on here too. She does Walters Gardens and Q & Z hostas.

Rose
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Nov 12, 2012 11:35 PM CST
Rose, do you mean this person may have a co-op on ATPs? Can you lmk if she is doing one elsewhere?

Thanks
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Nov 14, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Mamajack teams up with both of those. Cubits.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
PollyK
Nov 26, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Teresa, did you ever find the info for Woodthrush' co-ops? If not Tmail me. But keep track of Mamajacks, too. I don't mind recommending them both as I get different ones from both places.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Nov 30, 2012 3:30 AM CST
Polly, are they both on Cubits? Or ATPs?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Nov 30, 2012 4:44 AM CST
Be sure to check out Countryboys when the webpage is up. I was actually getting two year plants for the price of a liner and I bought about 40 from him all together. I was very happy with them and was able to get the Hosta garden off to a good start.
My biggest plants came from Hallson, he is hands down the best company and I also bought a few daylilies from him this past year.

Thumb of 2012-11-30/virginiarose/38d080 PARADIGM from Hallson's
http://www.perennialnursery.com/

Thumb of 2012-11-30/virginiarose/4feb23 Countryboys's, between 3 and 4 dollars a piece
http://www.countryboygardens.com/

Thumb of 2012-11-30/virginiarose/e21086 Yahoo co-op, $3.00 each
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BnPCo-opBuying/files/2012%20Co...
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
[Last edited by virginiarose - Nov 30, 2012 7:10 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #332109 (7)
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Nov 30, 2012 6:48 AM CST
I have heard of that co-op and wondering how large the plants would be. Is it for more than just hosta?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Nov 30, 2012 7:22 PM CST
I think so, I remember buying my first Coneflowers from here but they arrived at the first of October, not enough time to get down good roots. All of the secret series died and the only one that lived was 'Amazing Dream' a tuff little coneflower. Thumbs up

This was his second year.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
PollyK
Nov 30, 2012 8:32 PM CST
Theresa,

Mamajacks is on Cubits, and the other co-op, the Woodthrush one is the link Susan gave above. Of course I love Mamajacks, but she has a greater variety than the Woodthrush one that specializes in hostas. The hostas in the Woodthrush one are from good vendors like Q and Z and Walters Gardens. They are small, yes, but small in price, also, and I have never lost one.

I haven't tried out Countryboys, but will surely do so. Thanks Susan!

As far as coneflowers go, I think there are just some plants that need to be purchased in larger sizes. Starter sizes are not for everyone, and even retail vendors have trouble with coneflowers. But those starter hostas are easy to grow.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 1, 2012 3:24 AM CST
The bigger the better. My Hosta liners did well but I got other plants and liners that did not do well. For one thing I am farther south and its too hot to ship plants in the middle of summer, which is what they did. Also I can't plant things after June, there is not enough time for them to put down roots. I need to pick my own ship dates, most of the co-ops ship when they choose to and that's not working for me. Lost a lot of plants last summer. Whistling


Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
NJBob
Dec 30, 2012 8:00 PM CST
Just wondering if anyone has placed orders with Garden Breeze Hostas , were you happy with what you received.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
PollyK
Dec 30, 2012 8:22 PM CST
Never purchased from them, but they have good ratings on the Garden Watchdog. Only 10, but all positive. Looks like most people are buying from her on the Hosta Library auction?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 31, 2012 4:35 AM CST
I purchased from her on eBay and was very happy with my purchase!... Thumbs up

Thumb of 2012-12-31/virginiarose/715cf8
Thumb of 2012-12-31/virginiarose/2fa78b


Blue Ivory - 17.99 for a 4 year plant
Baby Blue Eyes - 6.99
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
NJBob
Dec 31, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Good to hear they also have some Echinacea I want and shipping is not too bad.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 31, 2012 6:24 PM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Feb 1, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Susan, love the one on the right! Blue Ivory? I thought it would be more bluish.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Feb 1, 2013 7:24 PM CST
It does get more blue at times. They say it likes a little sun but mine fried a bit and went into shock, in my zone it just likes bright light and no sun.

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hostas Dog Lover
Image
kaylyred
Apr 2, 2013 8:38 AM CST
I love Hallson. I have gotten nice, large plants from Chris that have grown well. He's also very communicative--if you want to change something about your order or shipping date, he responds quickly. About the only thing that might be of concern with Hallson is the selection--if you're looking for something "off the grid," you might not find it there. That said, Chris sells only the hostas that he knows perform well in their test gardens and has said several times on their forums that he won't put something up for sale until it has proven itself garden-worthy.

I've also purchased from Made in the Shade (hostaguy.com). Nice sized plants and good customer service. (Although my plants from Hallson were bigger.) Good selection.

Folks rave about Naylor Creek. I'm going to give them a try this year, I think.

And thanks for the tip on Country Boy! I'm going to have to check that out, since I'm hoping to buy a lot of hostas this year on a limited budget. Thumbs up
Check out Petiole Junction, my garden blog! (I'd love your comments.)
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Apr 2, 2013 9:39 AM CST
Karen, I bought about sixty from CB my first year with Hostas. Could not have done that without CB, prices were same or about same as co-ops at the time and he had two year plants. Very good packing. Too good... almost. Whistling
Hallsons has big plants, like you say and for off the grid to to Naylor Creek, he has some of the unusual ones for regular prices. He doesn't charge more because no one else has it, I got Orange Marmalade from him, two years ago, and a few others I could not find anywhere else. Last year I got Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and Sharp Dressed Man. I was very happy with my plants.


Green Grin! Teresa, .There is a Hosta co-op right now by citysilvia on the Co-op forum. HURRY!!

The thread ""new interest thread" huge bare root hosta coop!!!" in Classifieds and Group Buys forum
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

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

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"