tnemeth888 Chesterland, OH (1 review) March 17, 2007
I recently purchased two Japanese Maples from Dune Lane Nursery. One is a 3 year/gallon Inaba Shadire and a 5 year/gallon Orangeolla. Mike, one of the owners was extremely prompt in responses to my email questions and he was also very honest with his prices and shipping.
I received the trees just last week and was happy when I opened the shipping box to find some nicely branched trees with pretty nice graft unions. Since the ground is still frozen (Northern Ohio) I had to pot them up and wait to put them in the ground until spring or whenever the ground thaws out. Mike sent a follow up email to make sure I received the trees and reminded me to pot them up ASAP.
If I had to sum up Dune Lane Nursery in two words they would PROFESSIONAL and FRIENDLY. I will be purchasing again in the very near future.
I recently purchased 3 maples from Dunelane Nursery. They were shipped as requested and well packed. The trees exceeded my expectations in size and rootball. I will be a repeat buyer from Dunelane.
lilybear Waycross, GA (Zone 8b) (1 review) October 8, 2006
Recently I purchased two Japanese Maples from Dune Lane Nursery. Mike worked with me to plan the best trees for my area and the time of delivery. When they arrived last Wednesday I was impressed with the health of the trees and the incredible packing. I have ordered Japanese Maples off the internet before from top maple sellers and these were by far the best I've ever gotten.
Emailed questions about Jap Maples and varieties available for my area. Immediate response with all questions answered. Paid for trees thru PAYPAL and trees arrived in great shape and I was very impressed with them. I think I got a great deal on these trees. Plan to take a trip down to their nursery next to purchase more trees.
Our experience with Dune Lane Nursery could not have been better! From the excellent customer service to the helpful advice on planting and maintaining the new tree, Mike, the owner, provides the extra personalized care that is no longer available with most larger-sized nurseries. Our initial consultation via phone regarding plant selection and current stock was informative and professional. Mike is passionate about his trees and equally concerned of the customer's satisfaction. The Japanese maple arrived in mint condition, no small feat considering it was over 5' tall and was shipped to nothern Indiana during a normal heat wave. We strongly recommend Dune Lake Nursery.
Very clean graft, the tree was extremely well packed and after a couple of weeks the tree is still doing very well despite the extreme heat this time of year in the Piedmont of Virginia. I think we will set, yet another record for the hottest summer, The fact that the tree came form one confederate state to another confederate state is part of the equation for success. I also think a tree can adapt to a cooler climate more readily then to a hotter climate. So if you are hitting warmer temperatures their trees have adapted, if cooler no worries. I can only wish my other trees were as nice.
We bought japanese maples from Dune Lane Nursery this past weekend. We had a great experience! Excellent service! Mike is very knowledgeable, fliendly, and helpful. The nursery is beautiful with lots of varieties to choose from. We ended up buying more that what we had planned because they are so beautiful. Mike loves his plants and takes good of them. I highly recommend this company and would definitely do business with again.
A superb family, a superb nursery. I recently bought two Japanese maples (Red Dragon & Tamukeyama) from Mike. I am so impressed with the entire purchasing experience that I can never say enough good words about Mike and the trees I received. He surely knows the best way to nurture his plants and pamper his customers. This is my first time buying from Mike and I'm not surprised at all to read all the possitive feedbacks from other customers. I'll definitely get more trees from Mike.
P.S. Of course, Bridget is behind Mike all the time. She deserves the honor as well.
marianaj Woodstock, GA (5 reviews) November 7, 2005
This weekend we made the 3 hr trip to Dune Lane and left with 8 trees (only because our van could hold no more). Mike is very helpful and patient and a pleasure to do business with. He has a good selection of maples to choose from and if I stayed much longer I would have bought one of each. Thanks, Dune Lane!
tnjkraus Ellerslie, GA (1 review) October 31, 2005
My husband and I have just completed what we hope are many transactions with Mike from Dune Lane Nursery. After MUCH research into Japanese Maples and wonderful correspondence from Mike, we decided to drive the five hours to visit his nursery. We were looking for an Inaba Shidare and Crimson Queen. What we found SURPASSED our wildest expectations. Mike not only has thousands of maples to choose from, but he is extremely knowledgeable and has taken wonderful care of all of his plants. The colors, sizes and types of maples are worth the trip. I cannot express how happy we are with the 20 maples we came home with. He has a large selection of beautiful coral bark maples, virdis maples, and all kinds of red maples. Best of all he is patient and very willing to help you pick out just the right one or ones in our case! My husband and I are already planning on another trip. Absolutely our best nursery experience yet! Great job Mike!
Beth01 Pendergrass, GA (1 review) October 17, 2005
Can't say enough about Dunes lane Nursery ,you need to make the trip here.Mike went out of his way to see that we got the Japanese Maples that we needed even his favorite one.. He made sure we had all the information about the trees that we bought and the quality of the japanese maples were excellent. Highly recomended from Godbout Construction Inc.
My husband and I were in the market for Japanese Maples. We learned about Dune Lane Nurseries from a friend. We contacted Mike and he gave us an extensive tour of his gardens and nursery. What a magificant wonderland of plants and trees. Mike's knowledge, care and abilies were obvious throughout our visit. He is extremely kind and was willing to spend time explaining the exact care the Maples needed. His prices were by far the best we have found anywhere. However, we are willing to pay extra for the customer service that Mike provides and fortunately you don't have to with Dune Lane Nurseries which I think makes it our "secret garden". I would certainly recommend this nursery to future customers!
The japanese maples were healthy and priced reasonably for the size (appx 3 or 4 yr old plant) even with the shipping charge, which is getting higher every year. I mail order Japanese Maples to get a variety to add to my collection and have gotten burned a few times.
Apparently this is a family business and consequently there is some delay in getting responses to email. All in all, a good experience which is not always the case in mail ordering plants.
I ordered a Japanese Maple from Mike at Dune Lane Nursery. He provided the best mail order customer service that I have received from any vendor. More important, the tree was properly packaged, shipped when the weather allowed and arrived in great shape. Most important, the tree was an outstanding example of this cultivar and less expensive than cultivars of the same size purchased from other mail order vendors. I very strongly recommend Dune Lane Nursery.
After talking with the Dune Lane Nursery owner and deciding to trust him, I ordered three Japanese maples from him. He packed the plants very well and their shipping went without a hitch. I am very pleased with their condition and quality. I will have no hesitation to buy from Dune Lane Nursery the next time I need similar plants.
sadie_mae Central, KY (Zone 6b) (42 reviews) April 22, 2005
I purchased from them through a coop and was very please with the size of his plants. Would purchase from them directly with no hesitation.On April 22nd, 2005, sadiemaewebb added the following:
I purchased a "Viridis" Japanese maple from Mike in March and received it only a week ago. After an initial rocky start (miscommunication on my part), my experience with Mike was very positive. I felt he went out of his way to choose the best specimen of Viridis as possible and did an excellent job of packing it safely for shipment. It was received exactly as he said it would and is now happily living in my garden. I look forward to dealing with this company again.On October 14th, 2005, finkls added the following:
I just received my second order from Dune Lane (10/14/05). It arrived in excellent condition. Mike goes out of his way to see that the plant(s) is packaged appropriately and that the customer understands the best way to remove it from the shipping carton. I am very satisfied with the trees I've purchased and the service provided.
Can't say enough about Dunes lane, Mike went out of his way to see that we got our Japanese Maples in time to get a good start for the growing season. He made sure we had all the information about conditions they required and what to expect in the way of growth. He loves his plants, Highly recomended.
I couldn't be happier with my Dune Lane Nursery! They have the best prices hands down,not to mention shipping was fast and packing was outstanding! I ordered a 3' red dragon japanese maple and couldn't beleive how cheap it was!The same size tree from other nurseries would have broke me!
Mike was a pleasure to deal with,he always kept me informed and answered any questions I had! I fully expect to buy more trees and even day lilies from them again soon!
Chris Hight (Ooltewah,TN.)On April 28th, 2005, volman0934 added the following:
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have now purchased 10 daylilies from Mike at Dunelane,and not only did I receive the 10 I ordered but a ton of extras!! I planted all I could and all are doing wonderfull,and the extras I had I gave to my father and all of his are growing great as well!
I could not be happier with Dunelane Nursery,they have the absolute best prices for Japanese maples and daylilies handsdown,and when it comes to customer satisfaction Mike is definately one of a kind! He will go out of his way to help you any way he can,without a doubt I will buy more an more from Dunelane!!!!!
lalaland Milwaukee, WI (1 review) February 12, 2005
I just received my 6 japanese maples from Mike. I can't even begin to tell you how pleasureable this experience has been! Packaging: excellent! Some dirt in tact around the roots with wet paper towel & newpapers rubberbanded around. I received them promptly as well. Service: beyond what I ever could dream from someone! He wasn't entirely happy with the growth of 1 of them so he sent me an extra of the same to make up for it! In my honest opinion, not necessary...it looked fine to me! On top of that, he was concerned I didn't have enough 3 gallon pots to pot them up in so the next day he sent me out 10 3 gallon pots free!!! On top of that he has taken the time to explain the soil I should use & the fertilizing practices that I should maintain. Mike is a dream & will be ordering from him again & again & again!! Thanks Mike!
We just bought a japanese maple from Dune Lane this past weekend. The experience could not be better and the tree could not be more beautiful. We found Dune Lane through an internet search to learn more about varieties. To our surprise, they are located near our home and Mike from Dune Lane bent over backwards to arrange his schedule, on a weekend, to meet us on a day and time convenient for us. When we arrived, I was struck by how many trees and plants Dune Lane has available. Mike spent over an hour with us proudly showing us his varieties and available stock and educating us as to what he would recommend. And the price is so much better than you will find anywhere else. What a fantastic experience and what a pleasure it is to have met Mike. We will be buying many more trees from him in the future. I suggest you do the same.
i purchased 77 daylily plants from dune lane. they arrived in excellent condition and were much larger and better quality than i have received from most other nurseries. i would not hesitate to buy from them again or recommend them to someone else. a very nice experience.
lcopeland Chapel Hill, NC (1 review) October 13, 2004
GREAT experience with Dune Lane. Totally worth the trip and effort from Chapel Hill, NC. The coral bark maples are planted and already provide a dramatic impact. We were in the market for 6+ coral bark maples for our landscaping project post house construction. Retail prices everywhere within our area were ridiculous AND nobody had the number we wanted in order to line a stone walkway. After internet research and many phone calls, we contacted Dune Lane. YIPEE. Mike said they had thousands I think, but that he feared shipping so many to us due to the potential cost and damage. So....I drove about 9 hours roundtrip to pick out our trees on a Saturday. Mike was most helpful and it was so nice to hand pick our trees from such a huge selection. THANKS Mike and Dune Lane!
texasgarden Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) (4 reviews) October 12, 2004
Excellent, excellent, excellent! I had questions regarding which japanese maple(s) to order and concerns regarding shipping and planting time. Mike was very helpful in both respects, not just responding to my email but actually calling me. I wasn't available so he left me a voicemail with his home phone number! Can't say enough about the proactive, friendly nature of customer service. I literally wondered if I was the only customer they had... but clearly I'm not. :) The trees arrived October 8, exactly when Mike said they would, and they are GORGEOUS. Much bigger than I expected too. I ordered a bloodgood and a coral bark. I also got a follow up email to make sure I received the trees okay and he provided me with planting tips in the same email. I could not be happier- oh, and the prices were great too! I paid the same price for my last bloodgood and it was less than half the size of my Dune Lane trees. Thanks for a great transaction!!!
I ordered a number of daylilies from Dune Lane Nursery to address a trouble spot in my yard and the experience has been great. Mike helped me select a variety based on my needs and then worked with me to set up a suitable delivery time so the daylilies did not arrive while I was on vacation. The daylilies did arrive at the at the appointed time and in great shape. As soon as the daylilies were planted, they took off. They are thriving, and I am so very pleased!
I recently purchased two Japanese maples from Dune Lane and I am impressed and pleased with the professionalism, friendliness, and quality of the service I received ( as well as the beauty of my two new trees).
I look forward to dealing again with your company and I highly recommend you to anyone interested in beautiful Japanese maples at a reasonable cost and friendly, personal service. Thank you so much. Ann
This is a great nursery to deal with! Mike is very personable & most helpful. I exchanged a couple of e-mails with Mike, purchased a Japanese Maple which shipped via UPS & arrived in great shape thanks to Mike's careful packing. The tree is now in the ground & doing very well. I will definitely purchase from this company in the future.
I wanted Paper Butterfly daylily and Dune Lane was the best deal. The owner offered me a fantastic package deal that included 2 Minuteman hosta. When I opened the box, I saw that the minuteman hosta were Gorgeous (they travel well!).
We just received our most recent daylily order from Dune Lane Nursery. As always the plants arrived in great shape. We have purchased several maple trees and a couple dozen daylilies from them over the past three years. We have been extremely happy with all the plants. They are a great company to work with. We highly recommend them!
My wife and I were looking for a reasonably priced weeping Red Dragon Japanese Maple. We found it at Dune Lane Nursery. I emailed with Mike a few times to let him know exactly what we wanted. They shipped the tree to us in Atlanta and it arrived quickly and without significant damage. It was put into the ground a few days ago and appears to be doing great. Overall, great price, great customer service, and personable owners.
I bought three japanese maples in October 2003. I live in South Carolina, and Mike was happy to oblige me coming to the nursery and personally picking out my trees. Let me tell you - they have a great selection of japenese maples of all sizes. I picked out an Osakazuki, an Inaba Shidare, and a Bloodgood - five gallon trees at a very reasonable price. They're all in the ground and doing great - just hope they survive the ice storm we just had. Once again, I highly recommend Dune Lane Nursery for their japenese maple selection and their outstanding customer service.
miss Plumieville, PA (Zone 6b) (2 reviews) October 27, 2003
The Daylilies from Dune Lane Nursery are the BEST!
When I received my order I was so happy to see such a healthy mature root system, with the fans still green. When they say double fan they mean two fans not one with a small one attached.The shipping was very fast and the daylilies where here on the exact date they stated they would be.
I have been so impressed with the quality, condition, and number of fans of each daylily ordered from Mike and Bridget. The only thing that has been better than the plants is the personal service this wonderful couple provides. Even though I have had small orders, they have kept me informed of availability and shipping dates. They provide a varied selection of daylilies at extremely reasonable prices. Visit their website; give them a try. You won't be disappointed.
An outstanding nursery! From my very first order MIke kept me informed as to the availibility,shipping date etc. Very pleasant courteous service that is hard to find today. The daylilies they sent me were awesome- good size- well hydrated and not a speck of soil on them. I accused Mike of steam cleaning them!!!! They were very generous with the fans and included not one but two bonus plants. They are in a league of their own as I have not found another mail-order company that can come even close. I hope they don't get too busy and lose their personal service. I will place more orders without a doubt On October 8th, 2003, straybird added the following:
Still the BEST- Straybird aka Marti
dfa Endicott, NY (Zone 6a) (1 review) September 16, 2003
Great service and communication. The plants received were great quality and the quantity received was more than what was ordered. Highly recommended.