faeden SF Bay Area, CA (Zone 9b) (5 reviews) April 21, 2007
I recently purchased some Echeverias from Ann through her eBay site, 123appleseed. I found her to be easy to deal with. We discussed the plants and how many I needed, and she was willing and able to work with me. I know I will have great success growing her plants. Thank you, Ann!
My experience with 123appleseed at eBay and Annie Appleseed's website have been wonderful. She has an absolute passion for all things "garden" and everything she sells is of top notch quality. She isn't just selling plants & seeds she has extras of whatever she got tons of at a flea market - this girl grows her own, babies them from the ground up and knows every plant she sells on a personal basis! I have purchased from her for a long time & she has consistently provided truly great plants & seeds, many of which I have been unable to find elsewhere, for bargain prices in generous amounts & then she sends extras to boot! She also has a really cool line of custom seed packs that are designed to be used as party favors, special events like wedding or baby showers. Iíve never seen anything like what she does with these packs and the two instances where I got custom seed packs from her, they were the hit of the party and everyone wanted to know where in the world I got such a darling idea!
Her descriptions of what she offers are accurate and concise, full of really helpful info that other sellers don't bother to tell you, her items are painstakingly prepared for shipping & are delivered promptly.
Annie also provides something I haven't found elsewhere - her time. She has spent more time explaining things to me, answering questions, making suggestions that my own mother has! And often not even about plants she sells, but just as a help to me. I have since become an accomplished gardener and Annie still rates the highest for me against all others I have purchased from. She is a joy to work with, does more than I expect, delivers better than I paid for and knows her stuff inside and out. I highly recommend her for all levels of gardeners.
timfoss445 Linden, MI (Zone 5a) (3 reviews) March 18, 2007
Im torn...Annie seems to want to over deliver by providing good service and going the extra mile by including a small pack of free seeds with every order, but has a misunderstanding of what a cutting is or how it would be described when compared to an established "4 inch pot sized plant". I recently purchased a begonia from one of her auctions (Ebay ID: 123appleseed). She provided excellent communication during the whole process. The description of the begonia stated it was a 4 inch pot sized plant that would be shipped bare root. What I received was a one leaf recently rooted cutting that was shipped bare root. How anyone with any kind of horticultural background could justify that as a 4 inch pot sized plant is beyond me. When I asked if she clones begonia's using a 4 inch pot, I received no further reply from her lol. Incredibly misrepresented and under delivered with her offerings. I wouldnt recommend her auctions or site at this time.
Happy gardening elsewhere!On March 29th, 2007, timfoss445 added the following:
Is it me or does it seem like she wrote herself a 60 second radio commercial? Nice...