|Positive ||ozarker |
Corpus Christi, TX
February 25, 2013
|Posted on November 5, 2012, updated February 25, 2013
Posted on April 2, 2012, updated November 5, 2012
Posted on October 1, 2009, updated April 2, 2012
I ordered on Monday, paid on Tuesday and received plants on Thursday! Plants are extremely well-packed, root systems are hugh and I am very pleased, both with the plants and the service! I will happily order from Donna again!
On April 2nd, 2012, ozarker added the following:
Received my 2012 order from Donna Saturday. What a great experience!!!!! Plants are huge with enormus root systems!!! They are packed extremely well and arrived in wonderful shape! Donna always includes a "bonus" to try and she really is in tune with her customer's likes! She is helpful and truly wants her customers to be happy! I enjoy talking with her almost as much as I enjoy her plants! Wonderful plants, wonderful service!!!!!! She is a great plant lady and I highly recommend Vincent Gardens!
On November 5th, 2012, ozarker added the following:
Received fall order from Donna! WOW! Beautiful healthy plants, carefully packed and not a single leaf missing, bruised or wilted! Wonderful company to do business with-I have been a customer since 2008 and I really look forward to each new order. Donna continually offers new plants and always takes the time to "teach" you how to care for your plants. The plants are the best bargain around but it's the "personal touch" from Donna that seals the deal and keeps me coming back! If a beautiful yard is your goal, Vincent Gardens should be your first source.
On February 25th, 2013, ozarker added the following:
Received my order of native seedling plants, and, once again, Donna has outdone herself! They may be seedlings but the root systems are huge and dense! As always, excellent product, excellent service, and always a little
more than you ordered! Can't wait until they "grow up!" If you haven't ordered from Vincent Gardens before, you really should give them a try ASAP!
|Positive ||Theidmi |
December 5, 2012
|I am always on the lookout for native / antiques which are difficult to find in my area and have been tentative about ordering plants online because I can't "see" them. I was very pleased to locate some antiques here and decided to try the online ordering for once. I received the plants in pristeen condition, a timely manner, and was most pleasantly surprised to find bonus plants included. Donna Vincent adds a personal touch for her customers; which is also a rare commodity these days. I have shared my buying experience with friends and will absolutely visit her website / nursery many times in the future.
|Positive ||mollys308 |
September 28, 2012
|I just received my first order from Vincent Gardens. I am so happy I found her! My trees are all in terrific condition. The packaging could not have been better. The trees I ordered are all butterfly larval food sources. When I opened the package there was a note on top saying to handle the Hop tree with care because there is a Swallowtail cat on it. The top of that tree had cardboard around it to protect the cat. I thought that was just awesome! Even better is that it is a Giant Swallowtail cat which are not plentiful in my area so I am very excited about it! Also, Donna gives terrific customer service. I had a question about shipping and after an email she called me. I liked that a lot because it is so much nicer (and easier) to talk to someone than to email back and forth. I will not hesitate to order from Vincent Gardens in the future.
|Positive ||carlisl1 |
July 16, 2012
|My plants arrived packed as best as I have ever seen !! They are very healthy, I plan to order more soon. Thank you for being a salvia lover.
|Positive ||EHOLTZ |
Palm Harbor, FL
June 17, 2012
|I am an experienced plant grower especially orchids. I am new to humming bird and butterfly gardening so was looking for experience and quality in plant purchases. I am totally hooked on Donna and Vincent gardens. I have purchased over 30 plants of various trypes and am both pleased and amazed at the quality and price of every one. Add this to the personal and professional support on every order and for me there is no other source. I have an existing order for 12 more plants to be shipped next week and at 81 years old I am like a kid waiting for a new toy.
|Positive ||sissiecat |
Tampa, FL (Zone 9b)
May 25, 2012
|My plants arrived in excellent condition. Beautiful, healthy plants. I will order again from Donna very soon. I am very pleased with Vincent Gardens and recommend them highly.
|Positive ||salgardener |
May 22, 2012
|I ordered a variety of salvias for the large number of hummingbirds I get during fall migration here in south Alabama. The plants were all very large, healthy plants and extremely well packed. I enjoy using regional mail order nurseries if possible. I will definitely order again from Donna.
|Positive ||helenahkh |
May 17, 2012
|I am very please with my salvia order. The selection is great,
all the plants are very healthy and mature. I'm sure they will all be blooming soon. The packing & shipping was great too, they got to me in no time a lot sooner than I expected. I will buy again. Thanks for the nice bonus plant.
|Positive ||MissSherry |
May 15, 2012
|I'm so glad that Vincent's carries plants for the benefit of wildlife, especially the large salvia collection!
My plants arrived in good condition, with very large roots. It's been my experience that mail-order plants with small roots rarely thrive, whereas, if they have a lot of roots, they grow and adapt rapidly and bloom equally as fast.
I'll definitely order from Vincent's again!
|Positive ||kiseta |
Augusta, GA (Zone 8a)
April 19, 2012
|This is the second year I have ordered from this vendor. Both years I have been happy with my order. The hot lips salvias I got last year are doing well and this year I have ordered 2 new salvias, they arived on time and in good shape. Very good comunication and I am a happy customer.
|Positive ||flygflowers |
March 13, 2012
|Posted on April 17, 2010, updated March 13, 2012
I ordered two buddleia plants from them on a Sunday evening and the plants were delivered Friday morning. The plants were packed well and are very healthy looking. I feel the price was very reasonable. The seller e-mailed me when she thought the plants wld be shipped and again when they
were actually shipped. I am very happy with my purchase and I would buy fm this seller again.
On March 13th, 2012, flygflowers added the following:
On February 27,2012 I placed an order for two Buddleia Butterfly bushes from Vincent Gardens. The bushes were to be shipped during the week of March 5.
The owner called me on March 8 to let me know they were being shipped that day and gave me instructions on how I should care for them when received. I received the plants the next day. This nursery always packs their plants so carefully. They also sent me a "bonus plant" -
another Buddleia plant they thought I might like to have.
They really go out of their way to please their customers.
I would definitely recommend this nursery.
|Positive ||hoovman |
February 24, 2012
|Extremely pleased with my order! Highly recommend doing business with Donna. Great customer service along with quality plant material & reasonable pricing. Could not believe how well the plants were packaged and what good condition they were in.
Outstanding!! ~ Thanks
|Positive ||bibbykitty |
San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b)
October 28, 2011
|I am very impressed with the quality of the salvias I received from Donna!!! The plants are large and healthy looking. Shipped when agreed upon.
I would recommend Vincent Gardens highly.
|Positive ||TMS85 |
August 25, 2011
|I'm very impressed with Vincent Gardens. I ordered two Lord Baltimore hibiscus plants earlier this summer. They both arrived quickly, nicely packaged, and in very good condition. The soil was still moist and the plants healthy despite having been shipped in the heat of the Texas summer. I planted them right away. There were just a few twigs sticking above the ground when I planted them, with maybe one or two leaves each, but they have blossomed over the past couple months. They're now several feet tall and starting to form their first flowers. They're also probably the healthiest plants in my garden, and I have mostly Texas Star Hibiscus and Knockout roses -- good varieties for my climate. I was so pleased my Vincent Gardens that I just ordered more.
|Positive ||YardBirdJim |
June 13, 2011
|Highly recommend Vincent Gardens!!! Donna went the extra mile to make sure that I was a satisfied customer. This lady is very knowledgeable and is quick to offer helpful advice. I got a very good deal on several hard-to-find healthy plants that would have cost a lot more if ordered from elsewhere. I am very pleased with my transaction and look forward to placing more orders.
|Positive ||sjhsqrd |
New Market, AL (Zone 7a)
June 5, 2011
|I ordered 3 American BeautyBerry plants from Vincent Gardens and was stunned at the excellent packing of the plants. I spoke with the owner when I recieved them and gushed about it, she was very caring. She actually added a little pineapple sage, which is flourishing.
I ordered these in April sometime and now, in early June, they have started their buds and are beautifully healthy. The planting instructions were very clear and obviously worked well.
I will do much more business with Vincent Gardens, am about to order Crepe Myrtles right now...
|Positive ||kannkann |
June 2, 2011
|I received 3 Beautyberry bushes (Callicarpa americana) arrived this afternoon via FedEx in unbelievably perfect condition. They couldn't have looked better if I had picked them up at the local nursery! The foliage was perfect and the soil still moist. I only wish they would have had more in stock - this bush is very hard to come by!
The shipping is not cheap, but it is reasonable for FedEx. She charges a fair price for the plants, so it is only right to pay a fair price for quick shipping.
One note - the initial shipping date was delayed about a week, but Donna gave an explanation and was apologetic about it. I was worried because it is already VERY hot here in Texas, but the plants didn't suffer for the delay.
Thanks Donna for a great looking product. I can't wait until these bushes produce their beautiful berries!
|Neutral ||distantkin |
Saint Cloud, MN (Zone 4b)
May 10, 2011
|I was involved in a co-op that was a disaster. I would post a negative, but in the end I got my plants from A Flower's Nursery.
*When doing a co-op, don't cause your members to stress about if or when they will get their plants because of personal drama.
*Do not give out personal financial information about others involved in the co-op. I still have the e-mail where this was done.
*Be honest about yourself (Not only falsely claiming you are a Master Gardener, but using the title when involved in financial gain are both BIG No Nos)
*Don't use public forums to air dirty laundry.
I have never been involved in a co-op where so much nastiness was spewed across the internet. I am sure you have a great nursery and wonderful plants, but who wants to wade through the stress and drama to save a few cents?
|Positive ||DianeSC |
Edgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
May 3, 2011
|4/25/2011 I ordered 6 fringe tree starters late in the planting season and would have been grateful to receive scraggly leftovers. Instead, 7 "large" and healthy plants arrived with extensive root systems, still moist and in perfect condition. They're gorgeous and the price cannot be beat! I know because I shopped the nurseries nearby me and this was the perfect source for my situation. On top of everything, I called Donna Vincent and arranged for a delivery date that would coincide with my travel schedule. She was lovely to speak with, helpful with planting advice, and patient with my requests. Bottom line: I'll shop here again and again. I love the personal commitment of the smaller business and the knowledge that she's also a fellow gardener. Diane
|Positive ||Eyesaque |
April 19, 2011
|Ordered 3 Paw Paw seedlings and she gave me an extra one! Excellent root systems, but we'll see how they grow. Only downside is that their catalogue is primarily flowers and I am not interested in flowers, otherwise I would definitely order a lot more from Vincent Gardens!
|Positive ||stetchworth |
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
April 15, 2011
|Sent great looking plants that are now growing fast and the packaging was excellent but what I really liked was the great customer service, Donna follows up with her customers to make sure they are satisfied. A+
|Positive ||dmac085 |
Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a)
April 13, 2011
|I received my order from a group buy offering and the plants were very securely wrapped, moist, green and healthy. I had bonus plants and had communication prior to the shipping to ask if I was OK with a substitution due to the poor quality of a particular item I had ordered. I agreed and appreciated being asked prior to shipment.
There was a wrong item shipped instead of the particular cultivar I had ordered and Donna apologized for the error and offered to send the missing plants and offered to add in one of the other plants that had to be subbed as it had finally started to show some growth.
I have to say that I have received really good customer service in the face of a partnership dissolving midstream. I will be a returning customer as I am thrilled with the plants I've received and the communication I've had with Donna.
|Neutral ||merrymath |
Morrisville, PA (Zone 6b)
April 6, 2011
|I hoping Donna Vincent will correct all the errors that occured in a co-op that she had .... if she does not, I will change my rating to negative. I am owed a refund for items not received. It appears that Donna may desire to run out on obligations.
The remarks in the negative review to the best of my knowledge are true. The poster was involved in the same co-op.
|Positive ||trackinsand |
mid central, FL (Zone 9a)
April 5, 2011
|Posted on November 5, 2010, updated April 5, 2011
just received my first order and couldn't be more pleased. the communication was perfect; shipping was very prompt; plants are nice and big (dormant right now but huge root systems). they are larger than average square pots. i'll be using them again! thanks so much for a great transaction.
On April 5th, 2011, trackinsand added the following:
it's really a shame that non-subscribers can add reviews that at best sound "fishy". i'm reading a review dated 4/3/11 and it's hard to believe the problems this person had....not that things don't happen from time to time with any company but please don't base your purchase or non-purchase with this company by what this particular reviewer wrote. i think this is an excellent company to do business with.
|Positive ||Patti1957 |
Eagle Point, OR (Zone 8a)
March 12, 2011
|I just received 5 bare-root trees from Donna: Red Maple, Paw Paw, Red Bud, Dogwood, and Spice bush, they all have excellent roots and are very big and healthy looking. I also received two Pineapple Sage and they have great root systems and are nice size plants. Vincent Gardens has great plants, trees and shrubs and excellent prices and service. Donna is so easy to talk to and will try her best to get you what you are looking for. She packs her plants with such care and they arrive in very good condition. I am excited that I have some Buddleia butterfly bush liners and perennial starter plants that I will be receiving from her in the next month or so. Thank you Donna!
|Positive ||flitt |
February 10, 2011
|I just received my first order from Vincent Gardens and couldn't be more pleased. Plants were well packaged and in good shape. Donna is excellent to deal with.
|Positive ||itk |
Prospect Heights, IL
July 26, 2010
|I am very pleased, both with the plants and the service! You can see the care and attention Donna gives each plant. They are well-packed, root systems are strong and shipping was very fast. I will happily order from Vincent Gardens again to attract more hummingbirds to my garden.
|Positive ||AnnieRose |
Interlaken, NY (Zone 5b)
April 26, 2010
|Very good sized, nice plants arrived in excellent condition; very well packed. Good communication and plants arrived very quickly.
|Positive ||ridesredmule |
Barnesville (Charleen), GA (Zone 8b)
April 20, 2010
|Vincent Gardens is a great place to order plants. I ordered one week was planting them the next. Very nice , healthy plants. Will be so glad to order from them again.
Thank you, Vincent Gardens for a wonderful order.
|Positive ||onewish1 |
Denville, NJ (Zone 6b)
April 8, 2010
|nice customer service... an email was sent before shipping.. awesome packing & quick delivery... great looking plugs!!! will buy from Vincent Gardens again in the future!!!
photos of shipment in my diary
|Positive ||seray53 |
April 7, 2010
|I received plugs today from Donna. They were so healthy, well rooted, ready to go. The packing was superb and they were still moist. The price was wonderfully affordable. Will definitely order again.
Nice bonus gift included. I expect my hummers will thank her as well!
|Positive ||clpgirl |
Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b)
April 2, 2010
|Posted on October 10, 2009, updated April 2, 2010
The absolute BEST perennials I have ever ordered on-line. Ordered two kinds of buddleia (6 total) , muhly,and salvia. The root balls were huge, packing A+++++, and the plants began sprouting new leaves in the three days between unpacking and planting. Better root systems by far, and healthier plants than I have purchased locally for 4x the price.Extra surprise was wonderful!!! All the plants were obviously several years growth, and I can't wait til spring to see them burst into leaf and flower, with those well established root systems.
I want to say thanks for the listing!
I will definiately be back-having dug three new garden beds.
On April 2nd, 2010, clpgirl added the following:
Another wonderful plant delivery from VG! The 'plugs' have better root systems than plants in much, much larger containers. She packs with care, once again, caring about her plants and people!
Got a couple more beautiful buddleias, beautifully shaped. I will definitely be back for more......and more!
At her prices I can afford some annuals, lantana in particular that I have trouble germinating, and that I love. I purchased 6 for the price of 1 at the local nursery!!
Thanks Donna. You are an A+++++ seller!
|Positive ||joeswife |
(Debra) Derby, KS (Zone 6a)
March 28, 2010
|Thank you Donna for the great Plants and fast shipping, they arrived perfectly and are already planted. I will be back!
|Positive ||TexasPuddyPrint |
March 25, 2010
|For anyone reading this - I placed an order for some nectar and larval host plant plugs, liners and trees from Vincent Gardens and received my order today.
Thank you Donna!!!
Woooooooo doggie!!! The plugs and liners have exceptional root systems. The size and shape of the plants is equally outstanding! The plants arrived in great shape and were packaged better than I've ever seen! I tell you, I've been ordering plants online for years and I've never seen any packaged and shipped this well.
The plant plugs and liners are really, really much too good for the price Vincent Gardens is selling them for!!!
I really, really, reeeeeeealy have to gloat - I made out like a bandit!!!
I've seen plants at the local nurseries much smaller than what I got selling for triple the price she has them at. I even went so far as to compare prices to other online plant companies and ebay and every single company I saw had prices that were three to even six or seven times more expensive - and their shipping costs were outrageous.
I am telling you folks - you need to get your orders in now before she has to move them into bigger pots! Considering all that I received and by the looks of the plant size and plug root system it will be any day now.
I'm telling ya'll - do it now before the peak butterfly and hummingbird season is upon us!!!
The butterflies and hummies will be doing the happy dance for many years to come!!!
ps...forgot to mention I also ordered several paw paw trees, tulip trees and hop trees - the root systems are fantastic and the trees are well developed and truly an exceptional size. They have new buds forming and are coming out of dormancy. Perfect timing!!!
I'd been wanting to grow paw paw trees for several years and they were always too expensive online and I won't even get into the shipping costs some companies charge. Heck, I'm ashamed to admit it but last year I paid more for five measely paw paw seeds (which never grew) than I paid for the one of the well established trees I bought from Vincent Gardens!!!
Donna is extremely pleasant and I will surely be ordering from her over and over again!!!
|Positive ||marie_kap |
Williamstown, NJ (Zone 6b)
March 11, 2010
|This the first time ordering from Donna, aka Vincent Gardens. I must say I was very surprised when my grasses came in. They were so big and healthy. She also sent me a thank you gift.
When I ordered them I told her I was going in for a shoulder operation, she asked when I wanted shipped and she did as I asked with no problem.
This a great place to get plants.
Thank you Donna
|Positive ||flowerchik1 |
Guyton, GA (Zone 8b)
February 11, 2010
|I am very pleased with the product and service from Vincent Gardens. My plant was large, healthy and very well packed. Shipping was super fast. I also received an unexpected thank you gift that just happens to be one of my favorites!
Vincent Gardens will be my go to place for butterfly bushes!!
|Positive ||mjjack |
February 10, 2010
|This was my first purchase from Donna and I was very impressed with the size and quality of her plants. The plants were well packed and shipping was very fast. I will definitely be ordering from her again. This seller is highly recommended. A+++
|Positive ||kathy_ann |
Judsonia, AR (Zone 7b)
October 12, 2009
|Vincent Gardens sends Fabulous plants. You can tell their well cared for. She's available to answer questions. She takes great pride in caring for her plants. They were packed with extra care and travel well . I was very pleased with the plant I purchased. I will be back next spring. She's got a nice selection of Salvias and shrubs. Thanks so much for great service.
|Positive ||GaRed |
September 15, 2009
|I am planting a hummingbird and butterfly garden. I was really impressed with the big selection of plants and how healthy they were.Donna has been really helpful by answering my many questions. It is a joy doing business with her. I will gladly give her a 10. Red
|Positive ||EmmaGrace |
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
May 25, 2009
|I purchased several plants from this company and was VERY impressed at how healthy they all were. The root systems were all MASSIVE!
I will also admit that the plants I received have been more healthy than any other mail order catalog I have ordered from. You can see the care and attention she gives each item. AND, the packing was perfect. Thanks so much Donna for having your awesome plants available.