First let me say I have ordered plants several times from here and always been very happy. I placed and order for 1 Podophyllum Difforme Starfish Strain and 1 Euptela polyandra . I received both and the Euptella was awesome. However the Podophyllum was very small and sent bareroot in a bag of sawdust. I would say the plant was the size of a quarter or maybe a bit larger. I emailed them to ask why such a small plant for $60 but haven't gotten a response yet.
I realize this plant is very rare and hard to find I was just shocked at the size difference compared to my orders in the past.
Posted on March 18, 2008, updated May 19, 2015
Really wanted to order from these folks as they seem to have some interesting items at reasonable prices; BUT they do not take credit cards. Back in the 20th century, I had some bad experiences with sending nurseries I had never dealt with before checks and then having problems getting what I ordered. You have no leverage at all. I\'m sure these folks are aok (most are) but credit cards are just all around so helpful in this kind of transaction that\'s all I will use anymore.On May 19th, 2015, plant_collector changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Keeping It Green does now take credit cards and I have ordered from them and been pretty well satisfied. I also made a donation to their China expedition last year and recently received a box full of interesting plants in thanks.
I ordered a Sanguinaria canadensis from this nursery and I could not be more pleased with the plant received and how it has performed once planted in the ground. The plant was of very high quality, true to form, and healthy. The owner is highly knowledgeable of the plants he grows and provides excellent customer service and information about successfully growing his plants. And the owner insures that purchasers are completely satisfied with his plants. As a regular and experienced mail order purchaser, I would definitely purchase more plants from this nursery.
brianaucuba PEQUEA, PA (Zone 6b) (15 reviews) July 19, 2013
Good source of unusual plants. I ordered Epipactis gigantea and Sanguinaria canadensis rosea from Keeping It Green this spring. I was expecting small starter plants. What I received was way above my expectations. The Sanguinarias were large with several plants in each pot. The Epipactis were dormant rhizomes that I potted up. They actually flowered for me this year. I plan to order Oplopanax horridus when it is back in stock. I would not hesitate to order from Keeping It Green -- reasonably priced, good sized, unusual plants.
kudzu9 Seattle area, WA (Zone 8b) (7 reviews) October 11, 2011
I have bought from this nursery a number of times and have always been satisfied with the plants. Since I actually live about 50 miles from the nursery, I have visited it and I have bought my plants in person either there or at several of the major plant sale venues in the Seattle area where the owner usually has a booth. This is the place to go for really unusual and exotic perennials from all over the world. I can't remember how I paid for my purchases, but the nursery is entirely on the up-and-up so I would not be concerned about paying by check rather than credit card.