It has come up that folks don't know who they are dealing with when on the LA. As in all areas of life, there are good and bad sellers on the LA. Some are wonderful, and some are unscrupulous. So I am starting this thread so folks can refer back to it, and see who has dealt with what sellers, and what their experiences are. Granted, the LA has a comments section, but how honest are folks, really, when putting in comments? I do review it, but am not sure what "flags" to look for to warn me off.
Since plunging into the LA almost a year ago, I have dealt with the following sellers:
So far I have purchased plants from :
Ponsidegardens: Pondside Gardens actually refunded my money for one plant, because according to the seller, when dug, one of my purchases didn't match her standards. Interestingly enough, that was the only duplicate I bought (yes purposely - I loved the flower so much, I wanted one for the cottage and one for my house, and didn't want to wait until the clump got larger)
Lighthousegal (our own Cynthia),
Spunky1 (our own Fred Manning)
Bubbles. (Mary Jane Meadows - Westbourne)
All of my plants arrived looking good, and healthy. Some sent bonus plants.
I have also purchased seeds from:
All of those came well packed, and almost every seed germinated.
I appreciate when people have the same internet names, and it is easy for me to 'recognize' who people are, but also understand that is not always possible.
Feel free to post names of who you have dealt with on the LA - good and bad. There seems to be a lot of new sellers on there right now that I don't recognize, and that makes me leery. But as mentioned in another thread, how does one build up sales, if noone purchases from them if they are new? ~Jan