Blog post: Bigbadflower.com: Great packing job

Views: 399, Replies: 10 » Jump to the end
This thread is in reply to a blog post by zuzu entitled "Bigbadflower.com".
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America Region: Southwest Gardening Hummingbirder Amaryllis Bulbs
Butterflies Echinacea Cat Lover Dog Lover
Image
Desertdenial
Feb 1, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Wow they did a great packing those and the root systems are nice. I think I need to take a look at that site!
Marie
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Feb 1, 2012 1:50 PM CST

Plants Admin

You really should, Marie. The packing is flawless, the prices are low, and another good thing about the company is that it'll ship the plants as soon as you order them. I hate waiting for Hibiscus until May or June just because gardeners in other zones aren't ready to take delivery yet. I will be keeping mine under cover until the nighttime temperatures are above 40 degrees, of course, but they'll be growing well in the meantime and will have a good head start over plugs shipped to me later in the year.

They also have a good selection of Mandevilla and Bougainvillea plugs.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
fiwit
Feb 1, 2012 2:21 PM CST
There are some pretty flowers on that website... I might have to add some hibiscus to my yard Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Feb 1, 2012 2:49 PM CST

Plants Admin

Mamajack has a hibiscus co-op open now in Cubits, and Chef Mike is going to have a hibiscus co-op on ATP very soon. Both of them are offering many of the same hibiscus plants at good prices.
Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member
Image
lakesidecallas
Feb 13, 2012 7:29 AM CST
Thanks for the shout-out, Zuzu! I've bought hibiscus from Big Bad Flowers for a few years now. Those little plugs grow really fast, my plants are in a 3 gallon pot by the end of summer, and usually bloom very quickly, I've even gotten plugs with buds on them!
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
fiwit
Feb 13, 2012 7:51 AM CST
I ordered 2 plugs of one plant last week. It arrived exactly when they said it would, packed just like Zuzu said, and one plug did indeed have a bud on it. I gave that one to a friend. I would never have known they existed if Zuzu hadn't started this thread, because hibiscus aren't normally on my radar screen.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Feb 13, 2012 8:13 AM CST

Plants Admin

Hi, Susan. Remember how they were sold out of one of the ones I wanted? Well, they sent five but charged my card for all six, so I wrote to them about it and got an e-mail right away from Chris Higgins, the owner. He apologized profusely and said they'd send me any hibiscus of my choice. So I told him what I wanted and they're shipping it to me on Tuesday. I love this place!

Mary, I'm so glad you got the same good service I did. I think this company deserves to be recommended to anyone wanting hibiscus, bougainvillea, or mandevilla. I'll certainly be buying from them again.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Feb 16, 2012 4:39 PM CST

Plants Admin

Wow, what a great nursery! When Chris asked which one I wanted sent to me as a replacement for Bold Idea, I told him I still wanted Bold Idea in case they have it back in stock by now, but they could send me either Heat Flash or Delta Dawn instead. Today I received both of those plants for free! Heat Flash and Delta Dawn! This place really provides superb customer service.
Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member
Image
lakesidecallas
Mar 31, 2012 5:51 PM CST
Nice!!
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
fiwit
Apr 1, 2012 7:34 AM CST
zuzu said:Mary, I'm so glad you got the same good service I did. I think this company deserves to be recommended to anyone wanting hibiscus, bougainvillea, or mandevilla. I'll certainly be buying from them again.


I will, too. Mainly because I killed the one I bought from them Sad

It was all my fault, none of theirs. I put the plant in the windowsill and forgot it was there, so it died from neglect. On the other hand, I had bought 2, and gave one to a friend, in a peat pot I bought a tomato plant in (maybe a 1qt pot?) -- whatever size it was, she had to repot it within 3 weeks because it was growing so well. Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Apr 1, 2012 12:48 PM CST

Plants Admin

Oh, no! Sorry about that, Mary (and plant). Crying

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Blog post: Bigbadflower.com
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Chrysanthemum"