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Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2006
10:57 PM

Post #2528454

I thought it would be a good idea to post some companies that we've had great luck with as many people happen in here asking for internet companies. We have all had rather bad luck with a few companies, and I think it best if we keep this on a positive note. We can post on GardenWatchdog our good and bad feelings towards a company.




Here is a good tool to help id a coleus or just to dream of special coleus'.

http://www.coleusfinder.org/

Here are companies that I've had great luck with. I do plan to shop with them in the coming years. They are not in any particular order at all.

http://www.lazyssfarm.com/

http://www.mysticsplanthaven.com/home.html

http://www.mischelsgreenhouses.com/

http://www.rosydawngardens.com/

http://www.singingspringsnursery.com/page2.html



These are companies that I've heard great reviews about and plan to shop with them next year.

http://www.floridasunfarms.com/home/

http://ncfarmsinc.com/store/index.php


This looks to be a great company...unfortunately they don't have internet ordering! Hmmm...maybe that will change one day! ????

http://bakersacresgreenhouse.com/annuals_small_page1.htm









This message was edited Mar 5, 2007 4:04 PM

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tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 21, 2006
12:47 PM

Post #2530219

brinda...i believe you named them all!!

just wanted to mention and many may already know, i can't say enough good about singing springs. they are the cultivator's of many of the new coleus we see in this county. while their prices may just be a bit higher, it is far worth the extra 2.00 a plant to a "true" cultivar of the coleus. i sometimes wonder why they don't go after all the others that propagate their plants, which incidentally happens to be everyone on that list!

and of course, floridasun farms any one needing large volume will receive giant perfect plants although limited cultivars it's the ONLY place to go for excellent prices and plants! (one of their plants equaled 3 times in size anyone that is listed on brinda's list). i know i was the first to try them and i will be placing ALL of my large orders for next year with them!

This message was edited Jul 21, 2006 9:08 AM
DanceyTx
Midway, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2006
4:08 AM

Post #2533610

Brinda thanks for posting those online nurseries. That will be a big help for me when I get ready to order.
Lin
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2006
4:16 AM

Post #2533626

You're most welcome Lin...I hope you have great luck!

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

July 22, 2006
5:11 PM

Post #2534629

Brinda. Great job...again!!!!

See if Terry will put this as a sticky on top too.

Hap
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 10, 2006
11:09 AM

Post #2606528

brinda,

i just wanted to thank you again for this thread. i can't tell you how many time's i referred back to it for easy "look up" purposes. although i have all those sites saved...this has made my life easier!! i wish it was kept on the top as hap suggested!!!

so thanks again for your time and efforts...they are much appreciated fine lady!
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2006
5:08 PM

Post #2607536

Oh you're most welcome tobee!

I was thinking of this thread the other day. I think that I will dmail Mystic http://mystic.scifstore.com/module/store/ and ask her if she will let me know what coleus she'll be offering for next year. That way I will know how to order. I was extremely pleased with her site and the plants too. They were small but very healthy and sooooo cheap! Maybe she can give me a list of what she's going to have available, surely she will know by Feb or March.
DanceyTx
Midway, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2006
7:01 PM

Post #2607835

Brinda I was very pleased with the plants I got from Mystic too. And all of the plants are thriving! I would love to know what she will be offering for next year. I will certainly order from her again.
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2007
9:05 PM

Post #3251191

Bump!

I edited my first post here to put Mystic's new website and thought I'd bump this up for anyone interested.
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2007
1:07 PM

Post #3253251

thanks, Brinda!!! I always love to hear 'word of mouth' on these sites...
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2007
11:22 PM

Post #3255283

Hi Gail, unfortunately SingingSprings and LazySs no longer has coleus. What a shame too...I truely loved LazySs.
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2007
12:11 PM

Post #3308563

Bump

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

March 22, 2007
3:24 PM

Post #3309064

Grind
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2007
3:44 PM

Post #3309118

LOL
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2007
10:20 AM

Post #3315118

I just ordered from http://www.firmlyplanted.net
They have a great selection
blugld
Fort Mill, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2007
3:12 PM

Post #3322433

Let's try an impatiens thread!! I know that there are many diff. colors andl ooks for impatiens in the last few years...does anyone know as good sources as the one you gave for coleus?
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2007
5:32 PM

Post #3322869

blu, I can't help you as I grow very few impatiens. I just don't have enough shade. You should ask that question in the Annuals Forum. There are many there that could probably answer you. http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/annuals/all/
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2007
4:16 PM

Post #3329717

I sent my order in to Rosy Dawn on Monday I think it was; ship date is supposed to be April 2--can't wait!!! I've never mail ordered coleus before. How do coleus usually fare????
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2007
8:16 PM

Post #3330543

coleus is so easy to propagate, Patty, I wouldn't think there would be any problem...

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2007
10:41 PM

Post #3331158

It really neat coleus link on Rosy Dawn Garden is best colors leafs.

I'm new this thread...

I brought coleus 2 'Kong' series.

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2007
10:42 PM

Post #3331165

Here's another one is coleus hanging.

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Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2007
5:43 PM

Post #3344308

My Rosy Dawn plants came last week, they looked fabulous and were bigger than I was expecting. ;)
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2007
5:44 PM

Post #3344309

Well? Are you going to tell us what you ordered? LOL
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #3344323

Oh thanks for the update Melissa. I should be getting mine this week; they ship out tomorrow. You are the second person who has commented on the nice size of their plants. About how long did it take for you to receive them after they were shipped? You probably had the first shipment to go out--March 26th ship date right?
Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2007
6:05 PM

Post #3344370

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Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2007
6:08 PM

Post #3344380

Yes, I had a March 26 ship date. We were having super weather, and had to email and ask for an early ship date, they said fine as long as I didn't complain they were dead when they got here! LOL
I got them the day after they shipped, but, that is normal for me for anything from Michigan or Wisconsin.

Let me go take a picture after they've been in their pots one week.
Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #3344443

Here they are

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phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2007
8:07 PM

Post #3344756

hey those are impressive; thanks for posting the picture--I CAN'T WAIT FOR MINE TO GET HERE!!!!!! Were yours wilted at all when you first opened your package? I don't figure they would be if it only took one day--lucky you--you are much closer to MI than I am. I am hoping mine will do okay on the longer trip. I've kinda worried about mail ordering coleus for that reason, but I figured I'd never know until I tried so we shall see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed
Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2007
9:45 PM

Post #3345085

NO, they weren't wilted at all, just cramped from being in those tubes. LOL They put a plastic baggie around the rootball, and then roll the plant in corrugated cardboard. You can easily pull the plant out from the bottom.

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

October 23, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8859996

I'm surprized I didn't see any mention of COLOR FARM here. Nursery owner Vern Ogren published his first catalog of heirloom coleus in 1985. He doesn't have as many pictures on his web site as I would like to see, but he has some and you can order online. He has cultivated many fine varities.

http://www.colorfarm.com/

I have ordered from them and have been very pleased. I also picked up the phone one day and called him and had a nice chat about coleus. It surprized me that he answered and was willing to talk. He must be very busy.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8861576

How neat is that?
Thanks!
Sidney

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