This was my first order from Homestead Farms but I will definately order from them again. The daylilies I ordered were all at least 3 fans and were large and healthy. The plants arrived exactly when Ron said they would, and it's only been two weeks since I planted them, but they all are showing new growth and one has buds. The free plants were as good as the ones I purchased. If you are buying daylilies this the place to go. They have a large selection and the prices are very reasonable.
On Nov 18, 2004, AlicemayS Florence, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered Hosta as well as Daylily from Homestead, they were wonderfully healthy plants that established well in my gardens. Homestead service was good & fast, and Ron is a very helpful person with a wealth of plant information he is generous to share. I will definately order from them again in the future.
I was very happy with the plants I received even though Ron said their inventory was low at this time of year. The daylilies were freshly dug, healthy, and large. Ron was very nice to deal with, the prices were very good and the shipping charges were very reasonable. They have a great selection to choose from and Ron was very patient with me when I changed my order more than once. He also gave a very good discount. No bonus plants were included (which is okay because I'd rather have the discount).
I enjoyed shopping with Homestead and will definitely order from them again and will recommend them to others.
On Aug 13, 2004, Toothless_Willi Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
My partner and I have ordered daylilies twice from Homestead. In the first shipment all of the 33 plants put on new growth within a week, and within two weeks one of them was/still is actually blooming(Chicago Royal Robe).
Our second order came in yesterday(72 plants) and once again I am impressed with the number of fans and extensive root structures. Packaging is excellent, speed of shipment outstanding., dealing with these people is easy and enjoyable.
I can't say enough good things about Homestead and would recomend them to anyone wishing to plant top-notch daylilies.
On Jul 26, 2004, gailkaitschuck Augusta, GA wrote:
Did our first order with this company (new to daylilies). They were very helpful; took our order for 33 plants, checked to see what was in stock, got back with us with the final figure. When we received the plants (two days after they were shipped out); we were very pleased; good healthy stock. Each plant had at least three fans; a few had four. All looked healthy for the very reasonable prices on these plants.
I've ordered twice from this company and both times my experiences were great. They sent very large plants that bloomed the first year. Prices are also very reasonable, and the selection is huge. I highly recommend them.
On Apr 30, 2004, sadie_mae Central, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I placed my daylily order by phone with Ron on 4-15. We discussed that I would like the plants shipped the week of 4-26 and that I would like a white bonus plant. Received a box of fantastic looking plants on 4-30. All 2-4 large fans with a HUGE 4 fan bonus of a beautiful white daylily. Would highly recommend Ron and Homestead Farms. Prices were also great.
Vicki in KY
This is the second year I have purchased daylilies from Homestead Farms. The first time I ordered ahead for pickup at the farm. This year I ordered for delivery. Both times I received large healthy plants with large root structures; at least two large fans, sometimes more.
My pickup order was ready when I arrived and my delivery order was well-packed and delivered exactly as scheduled.
Great quality plants, good service and reasonable prices! The web site makes it easy to plan an order. They also have a catalog.
I strongly recommend them as a daylily source!
My husband and I made a special trip to the nursery site in Owensville a couple of years ago and were surprised and very pleased with the operation. They dug our daylillies right as we made our selections as well as answered all our questions about the farm. The plants are every bit as healthy and beautiful as they appear on their website. Ours grew very well.
Since we have just moved, I am looking forward to ordering from them by mail. Especially now that I also have more room for hostas and peonies! I was impressed with the health and vigor of their plants.
Ordered a few peony plants very late in the season, so they were out of some of the varieties. They called to make sure the substitutions would be OK, and the plants I received were all very big (several eyed divisions, not scrawny at all--some had 10+ eyes) and healthy looking. No leftovers here. Will be ordering from them again next year!
On Aug 28, 2003, Wandasflowers Cedar Rapids, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I've ordered twice. They were very helpful with 3-4 roots to a color. Plenty to share with friends. My early summer order bloomed true to the colors on their website. They had a field clearance sale with great values too this August.
Even liked the bonus plants! Good people.
I ordered nine hosta spring 2003 that were delivered timely and in excellent condition - they were bare root and didn't even show signs of wilting. All the plants were huge - larger than anything I have received from other outstanding hosta growers.
After a day in the ground they were all standing tall, except for Sum & Substance because the leaves and stems were so big. The Bressingham Blue arrived with a scape and began to bloom five days after planting. How much healthier can a bare root plant come!?
I ordered nine daylilies from Homestead Farm Nurseries. I was late ordering and so received them the week after Memorial Day. I received large, healthy plants. The plants are thriving and half are already setting buds. Only one plant was two fans - all the rest were three to five fans. The bonus plant was five fans of Untamed Glory, and I was able to discuss what I would like to have with Ron when I ordered. Imy was also very helpful when I called to check on when the order would ship. It was a pleasure doing business with this company. I also found there web site well-organized and I enjoyed browsing through the inventory.
On August 26th, 2004, CBH added the following:
I ordered for a second time in 2004 and found the experience just as positive as the first. I ordered the northern daylily collection and found it to be a great value for the price. I have about 75 daylily varieties in my collection.
I've ordered daylilies from Homestead for two years now. They send large , beautiful plants. My plants are thriving. Their service is excellent and Ron is very helpful. I would recommend them as a great source for daylilies. I plan to do business with them again.
Last fall I ordered 5 peonies from them, as well as about a dozen from other companies. Their service was extremely friendly and very responsive (even though I had to leave phone messages and rely on their calling back). The roots they promptly sent were beautiful and far superior in size to those of the 4-5 other companies I ordered from and their prices are terrific. Their selection is somewhat limited, so if you're a collector you need to look elsewhere as well, but they do carry a nice basic choice.
We ordered three times from this company in 2002. We were pleased with the quality of the plants in all instances. The divisions were large and many put up scapes and bloomed within a few weeks of being planted. Although they were out of a few plants and selected from our list of alternatives, in general, they filled the order from the list of 'first choices'. We plan to order from them again in 2003--I'm just having a hard time keeping the size of the order within reason.
On Jan 5, 2003, connoisseur Indianapolis, IN wrote:
My order was totally botched. Although I ordered early and was assured that plants were available, the nursery shipped first to the south and thus ran out of my plants. I hope that this practice (of being careless about reserving plants) has been corrected, but I will not order again.
I bought daylilies, based on a recommendation at the Daylily Forum.
I liked the Web site right away, for me it was a nice layout with lots of photos and good informaion on the plants. I took a few days to look over the offerings and was pleased to find many of them in my price range of $4.00 or $5.00. I decided on my order and called the place up. They were friendly and helpful and cheeful. They told me when to expect the plants (ship on Mondays) and the plants arrived exactly when I expected.
But the best part was the size of the fans and the roots, big healthy double fans, some with a third fan halfway grown. Another wonderful part was the roots, the roots are huge and healthy and firm, and I know the plants will hit the garden running.
Finally, there were very nice bonus plants, some out of my price range. Homestead sent a triple fan of Bold Red Eyes, I've seen it at $20.00 per double fan, so extapolation suggests the bonus was a $30.00 plant.
I had good luck at this place. I've ordered from others and have had acceptable results, but this is A+ and those places were B.
I buy all my daylillies from Homestead Nurseries. I havent lost one plant. The plants are healthy,three to five good fans. Price very reasonable. service is
good and Ron can answer anything I want to know about daylillies.
On Mar 26, 2002, lezro Grand Junction, CO (Zone 6b) wrote:
Very nice person, excellent daylily plants, usually with 3-5 fans, easy-to-use website with many pictures. Highly recommend. Prices are very good, also. Homestead is a supplier for Paradise Gardens (but you'll save a few $$ if you buy from them directly.)