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|On May 14, 2017, mgcmember07 Arkoe, MO wrote:
BOUGHT BULBS, HOSTAS, & FERNS. PACKING WAS BEST I EVER RECEIVED. BULBS ENORMOUS WITH GREAT ROOTS, FERNS JUST EMERGING, GREAT ROOTS AND TUBE AROUND TO PROTECT TENDER PLANT, AND HOSTAS VERY NICE SIZE WITH GREAT ROOTS AND FRESH CRISP LEAVES...FABULOUS!!!
|On May 11, 2017, evelyn_inthegarden Sierra Foothills, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Hallson Gardens has absolutely wonderful customer service. I received an order last week and one plant was bit soft and didn't look too good. I just emailed them on Tuesday and today is Thursday and my replacement plant is already in the ground! I usually buy plants from my local nursery or, when ordering mail order try to buy from a nursery that is closer in proximity. However, they had a plant that I could not find elsewhere, so I thought I would give them a try. They even give you a pen, and tell you to contact them right away if any there are any problems with the order. I was impressed! The rest of the order was just fine. I would order from them again.
|On May 4, 2017, DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2016, updated May 4, 2017
On May 11th, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:
I would like to add that their lily bulbs are outstanding. I usually order from lily specialists, and the bulbs I received are evry bit as excellent, at a very good price.
On June 29th, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:
I must comment on the lilies I received from this company. The Crystal Blancas are on my patio and each one has three large bulbs. It is not customary to receive lilies that form three flowers in their first blooming year, even from lily specialists. I intend to check them in future years, in case they have lilies that I would like. I am amazed. These plants are outstanding.
On September 20th, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:
Having had two good experiences with Hallson Gardens, I thought of them when I was seeking polygonatums. Hallson gives the buyer the ability to be emailed when sought after plants become available. I asked for an email alert for polygonatum odoratum \\\\\\\'Variegatum\\\\\\\'. The cost was more than reasonable, and having received others of their plants, I knew that the roots would be substantial.
And they are - even larger than I hoped. Expertly shipped and undamaged. This company is terrific.
On May 9th, 2014, DonnaMack added the following:
Another excellent order from Hallson.
Although they state that their specialty is hostas I have found their perennials to be outstanding, and quite inexpensive. I ordered two colors of hardy geraniums and got big bareroot plants.
I also order a trio of two kinds of lilies, and received four of each. AND a free lily. Again, if they have a lily that you would like, don\\\\\\\'t hesitate to order.
On April 22nd, 2015, DonnaMack added the following:
History repeats itself. Beautiful bareroot plumbagos, great lilies.
But with a twist. My order was to be shipped the week of the 27th. I emailed Chris to let him know that there was a problem with that date. Expressing his concern for the lilies, Chris asked whether he could ship them immediately, since lilies tend to sprout. I happily agreed.
I just put my beautiful plants into the ground. Good sized, well branched plumbago and as usual, fabulous llilies. And every plant I have ordered from them in the last two years is thriving.
Four orders and they are batting 1000. Terrific company, and excellent customer service from Chris.
On April 29th, 2016, DonnaMack added the following:
Another year, another beautiful experience with this fine company. I ordered some trios of lilies - I was pleasantly surprised that I was given some extras, and I just put them all in - healthy, sprouted, and ready to go. Hallson truly knows how to package lilies so they arrive in perfect condition, and provides plenty of advance notice of the exact day of arrival. It makes ordering and planting a true pleasure.
On May 4th, 2017, DonnaMack added the following:
I am usually scared off by bare root perennials, because I have lost more of them than any other type of plant. But I took a chance with Hallson, given the excellent experience I have had with them, and ordered Athyrium 'Branford Rambler' plants, which arrived yesterday. Not only were the largest I have received, but they were sprouted, and because they were so beautifully packaged, they were perfect. The lilies were perfect too, but I am accustomed to that. It means that when I am adding to my collection of ferns, Hallson will now be my first choice.
|On Apr 19, 2017, ronbug4444 Sumter, SC wrote:
This place is the best. They have very prompt customer service and are very helpful. They were the only place that had the plant that I was looking for.
|On Oct 2, 2016, LunaClarita Issaquah, WA wrote:
Wonderful plants, great customer service, good prices, love the selection of Hostas and the frequent sales and specials on lots of perennials.
|On May 24, 2016, my_gardens_rock Parkman, OH wrote:
This past winter, I stumbled on Hallson Gardens online and was very impressed with the website. When I saw the high ratings on Watchdog, I knew I had to give this company a try. A friend of mine ordered for both of us. She ordered several types of perennials and I ordered hostas. Our order arrived and "WOW!!" I was blown away by the generous size and excellent quality of our new plants. I've purchased hundreds of bareroot plants over the years, but NONE have had the super-long, full roots like those from Hallsons Gardens.
|On May 2, 2016, dagrifka Livonia, MI wrote:
This was the best online plant buying experience and by far the best customer service I have received by any company. They are very easy to get a hold of, their product is of the highest quality and the selection of hostas was outstanding.
|On Apr 4, 2016, puttychiro Crofton, KY wrote:
Great company, I order lily bulbs every year and they are wonderful, Thank you.
|On Oct 2, 2015, Nina12 Milwaukee, WI wrote:
First time order and definitely will not be the last. Large, healthy lily bulbs with generous root systems. Customer service outstanding!
|On May 7, 2015, Shirleyko Greenfield, IA (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have ordered from them several times. My order this year was just as nice as previous orders. Plants are a nice size and packaged well. One of my favorite companies.
|On Apr 30, 2015, heathershannon Manteno, IL wrote:
exceptional plant material
|On Apr 20, 2015, katococo Mandan, ND wrote:
Posted on June 9, 2011, updated April 20, 2015
On April 20th, 2015, katococo added the following:
I've now ordered from this company several times, and have been very pleased with the products and service. Products are packed carefully, and sent quickly. On rare occasions where I've had a problem with something, they are very good about replacement or reimbursement. Overall, the company is a consistently good source for plants and flowers.
|On Apr 14, 2015, LVerrico Collins, NY wrote:
Posted on March 5, 2014, updated April 14, 2015
On April 14th, 2015, LVerrico added the following:
Well i have received my second order from Hallson Gardens and this time it was fo Hostas and lily bulb's again very very nice plants and large bulb's.
A great company to order from.
Plus Chris is so easy to work with he is always there if you have questions or any thing added or what ever.
Can't wait till fall.
|On Mar 5, 2015, Blackbelt_Lizzy La Grange Park, IL wrote:
Ordered hibiscus from Hallson over the last few years. This year I ordered hibiscus and lily bulbs. Nice selection of perennials and lilies on the website. The hibiscus are sent at the correct time (not too early) and the stems are marked for the correct planting depth. Chris is a grower that definitely cares for the plants he grows. Excellent service and communication with customers.
|On Aug 2, 2014, wildcat95 Lynbrook, NY wrote:
Around two weeks ago, I ordered a variety of hostas from Hallson Gardens. I was a little nervous as it was my first time ordering from a mail order nursery, as well as it being midsummer. Hallson Gardens was able to get the plants to me in perfect condition around the shipping date I had requested. So far the plants look to be doing well. I definitely advocate buying hostas from here.
|On May 21, 2014, bj4dave Spring, TX wrote:
I have just received my second order from Hallson Gardens... As I said in my first review of this wonderful nursery, it is a shock to open the box and unwrap the plants.... I am 76 and I have hauled home a lot of plants in my time, but I never thought I could order from out of state and receive better plants than I can buy at home....The hostas were absolutely beautiful, quality and quantity is remarkable.... You cannot go wrong with Hallson....
|On May 7, 2014, buggzter Ypsilanti, MI wrote:
Posted on March 9, 2013, updated May 8, 2014
On March 9th, 2013, buggzter added the following:
I'm planning my spring order for my first spring planting ever for my own house. I emailed Chris to find out when I should likely be able to start working the ground here (I live 1 hour East of their nursery), and he responded FAST. Their website is really clear about all they have, they have a great variety of plants, and they are extremely friendly and helpful in all ways! I'm just deciding on the last few items I may or may not want to order, and then I'll be expecting a lovely shipment in another month or so from them.
As for my last order, I ordered some similar plants from another nursery (a "big" one), and their plants where either the same size or EXTREMELY small compared to Hallson's field grown plants! Hallson's plants were easily 3x the size, yet cheaper than the other company I used! So yes, Hallson's will get lots more business from me when I need/want plants - especially lilies!
On May 7th, 2014, buggzter added the following:
Still awesome! I just got a *BIG* order from them, and the shipping box couldn't have been packed tighter! The bags were 80% peat moss to protect the plants during shipping, and again - there was NO wiggle room in the box, which means the plants couldn't be damaged in transit! Everything is excellently labeled, my plants from past orders are doing wonderfully and I expect no less from these plants! Also, their bulbs are *HUGE*, healthy, and all set to take off in my new garden beds! I only saw about 3% of the bulbs with any marks or issues whatsoever (which will not have effect on performance - just cosmetic issues only), which is amazing considering just how many plants I got from them. :) Still very VERY pleased with these guys! Thanks Chris! Again, I'll be going back to them next time I need stuff. :)
|On May 2, 2014, Pitimpinai Chicago, IL wrote:
Hallson sent me the best, the healthiest and the largest clumps of Hosta I have ever ordered from anyone.
|On Nov 15, 2013, GardeningJudy Richmond, MO wrote:
I have been ordering iris, astilbe, and hostas for several years from various companies throughout the US. I have NEVER received bigger, better, or healthier plants than from Hallson Gardens. When you add the great customer service, this is a company that you will never be disappointed in. They will be my first company to go to in 2014 to meet my gardening needs!
|On Nov 4, 2013, Don_in_Colorado Broomfield, CO wrote:
I have ordered from Hallson Gardens multiple times in the last two seasons, and intend to order from them again in spring 2014. Their hosta are big, beautiful and very healthy, and in my opinion, you won't get better plants through the mail. I can't think of anything even remotely negative to post in this review. Hallson Gardens are the best!
|On Oct 1, 2013, ygardener Lafayette, IN wrote:
I ordered three different types of ferns from Hallson Gardens, and was very pleased with my experience. (The ferns are bare root, so will not see much of them until spring.) The bare roots were of generous size--one variety had 4 or 5 eyes on it. They sent me two extra roots of one type, and threw in another kind of fern for free. The order arrived in a very expeditious manner. I would be happy to do business with this company again in the future.
|On Sep 7, 2013, plp1950 Pleasant Valley, CT wrote:
I just received my hosta order: Katie Q, Dancing Queen and a bonus Devon Green. All are LARGE, HEALTHY plants with amazing root systems that arrived 3 days after ordering. I'm thrilled.
|On Jul 3, 2013, plantgnome1 nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on July 31, 2012, updated July 3, 2013
On June 13th, 2012, plantgnome1 added the following:
Expecting my third order today-can't wait to see them. So far I have gotten the following from Hallson.
sum & substance, paradise island, dancing queen, Stirfry Bonus-June Fever
Cracker Crumbs, The razors edge and Bonus: teaspoon
Expecting: June, & Red october.
If you love hosta and other lovely plants-this site is a MUST for you to experience.
On June 27th, 2012, plantgnome1 added the following:
Received my fifth Hosta order today and they have outdone themselves. The plants were HUGE and root systems very healthy. Packaged with such great care, they never arrive damaged. Also they wrap the roots with damp paper and when they arrive, (within 3 business days) they are still damp and the plants are nice and fresh looking, not droopy at all.
My latest order upon arrival consisted of Avocado, Fried Bananas, Abiqua Moonbeam and a bonus plant called Paradigm. I wish I had more shady spots to fill.
On July 31st, 2012, plantgnome1 added the following:
I have gotten several more Hosta w/bonus plants from Hallson and they never fail to impress me with the beauty of the Hosta, the care taken with packaging, even my husband said WOW you can tell that company really cares about the plants when they package them. The roots are amazing, all clean, no dirt or mess. Other online Hosta companies pack their Hosta (1/4 of the size of Chris's) in like 4 inch pots, with sticks taped into the pots to avoid in inevitable mess, still arrive a mess and a huge pain to unwrap without damaging the plants, there is no comparison to the quality of Chris's plants and packaging. I have even contacted Chris to see if he had any Hosta hanging around even tho they were shown as sold out. He promptly answered he had some that maybe had a little frost damage but healthy roots. Gave me a great discount on them and they looked perfect on arrival, better than other companies so called top quality. Guaranteed virus free. Love this place-I will be ordering more in the near future and maybe try some of the perennials offered (if I can find room in my yard for them LOL) Every Single Hosta has thrived and have flowered their first season in my yard. BAR NONE-THEY ARE THE BEST.
On July 3rd, 2013, plantgnome1 added the following:
My second order this year (so far :) ) of three huge hosta, Blue Umbrellas, Abba Dabba Do and Flower Power with a bonus of Summer Breeze did not disappoint. Absolutely gorgeous plants with giant root systems, like Hosta's on steroids. The three I ordered were for areas where they will be planted in their own niche with no other Hosta, only accent perennials. They came in so large they are already impressive. I have ordered a couple of lily bulbs and daylily plants which are doing well and some blooming already.
I can't say enough about the wonderful job Chris and Brian do. I hope to continue giving them as much business as I can afford.
|On Jun 25, 2013, furballfarm Tilden, NE wrote:
Posted on July 4, 2009, updated June 25, 2013
On June 25th, 2013, furballfarm added the following:
Since my last rating , Hallson's continue to exceed every expectation. The I have a very large area of the most beautiful hostas. The outstanding quality of Hallson products is the reason my yard if filled with huge lush and green plants
|On Jun 17, 2013, neohiogardener Struthers, OH wrote:
I placed my first order with Hallson recently for some assorted lily bulbs. Great communication throughout the order process, careful packaging, and even a bonus bulb. Everything was well labeled, great sized, and very much alive. So far, I have to say how impressed I am with this company. I look forward to more orders in the future.
|On May 7, 2013, mboutet Rochester, NY wrote:
I purchased three Convallaria 'rosea' from Hallson. They were big healthy clumps in active growth, reasonably priced for a fairly scarce variety. They continued growing without "batting an eye" when I planted them. Fabulous!
|On Apr 9, 2013, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:
Posted on September 23, 2012, updated April 9, 2013
On February 18th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I need to add that the hostas, lilies, and iris are all up and growing very well - the Hostas will be needing larger homes, soon.
I placed an additional pre-order in January. Chris has been very gracious, answering several questions and allowing me add to the ever expanding order. - Again, thank you, Chris! Hallson has become my top "go-to" nursery.
On March 31st, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received my order yesterday (12 daylily, 3 pardancanda, 16 iris, and 19 lilies) and I am so pleased!!! Hallson Gardens provides generous, healthy clumps at great prices coupled with wonderful customer service. It truly does not get any better than this - Hallson has set a new standard that few will ever attain. Thank you, Chris, - you and your nursery are the best! (and thank you so much for the "extras" - I appreciate it)
On May 22nd, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed another order - this time for 3 Liriope, 3 Acorus, 3 Dwarf Iris, 3 different Hibiscus, and 1 of each Sisyrinchium and Nepeta. As with prior orders, my plants were shipped quickly (only 2 days in transit from MI to CA). All of the plants are exceptionally well-rooted and healthy. Chris also sent an extra that perfectly dovetails with my order. Hallson is truly the best of the best!
On June 6th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I ordered 24 iris through Hallson late last week and received them today. Chris was extremely helpful as I put the order together and, when the package arrived today, I was once again reminded as to why Hallson has become my primary "go to" nursery. Hallson Gardens has been very generous - every single iris is pristine, healthy, and multi-fanned. Chris even sent me a gift iris which fit with my order perfectly. Communication was great and shipping was quick. Hallson Gardens is truly the best of the best. Thank you, Chris!!! I'll be placing an order this autumn :) BTW, the Hibiscus that I received dormant just 16 days ago are now 18"+ tall, full, and absolutely lush - Hallson Gardens is the best!
On July 1st, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed yet another order (mostly lilies this time) and, as before, am more than happy with everything that I received. Unfortunately, my regular postman must have been on vacation and my order was not delivered to the house nor did the sub leave a call tag (perhaps he/she did not want to traverse the hill?). Since Chris always sends tracking numbers, I was able to locate my package and everything still looked good when I got it. Thank you so much, Chris, for the wonderful service. Hallson Gardens will always remain my preferred nursery to do business with!!!
On September 23rd, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received my autumn order (2 hibiscus, 4 daylilies and a bearderd iris) and, as always, I am thrilled with the plants that I received. I had emailed Chris earlier in the season to see if he possibly had a hibiscus that was not listed on the website and, lo and behold, he did! Each plant is large and robust and Chris was generous with the bonuses. Definitely a 10 star nursery!!!!
On April 9th, 2013, Old_Gardener added the following:
Another fantastic order! I just received my spring order and could not be happier! Thank you, Hallson Gardens, and thank you Chris for the wonderful service!
|On Jan 29, 2013, ogrefcf Springville, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered from Chris and Brian at Hallson's garden several time in the last couple of years. I mainly have ordered Hostas from them. The Hostas always arrive in a timely manner with plenty of communication when the order is coming and when it's best for you.
|On Oct 13, 2012, Zone7B8A Fayetteville, GA wrote:
Chris is great and will take the time to answer questions personally. Recently ordered 5 very nice lily bulbs and ended up with a baker's half-dozen. I will use them again.
|On Oct 4, 2012, shawne66 Moline, IL wrote:
I ordered a Gold leaf Bleeding heart, 'Gold Heart' & a Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' in tuber/root form for planting this fall...I received excellent communication from Hallson's on order confirmation & when items were shipped... I got my plants quickly, and am VERY HAPPY with the healthy, nice sized tubers/roots that I receive. They are very healthy, clean, & good sized tuber/roots.. I also received a free item, a Ghost fern, that will look beautiful in my garden! I plan on ordering more from & recommending Hallson Gardens to others in the future... Just a AWESOME transaction all the way around! Thanx so MUCH!
|On Oct 4, 2012, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have placed two orders for bare root sedums from this company for fall shipping. Prices were reasonable and the stock received was incredibly large and robust. I never expected to receive such large, mature clumps.
|On Aug 17, 2012, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on April 27, 2012, updated August 17, 2012
On April 27th, 2012, virginiarose added the following:
Received another great order from Hallson's. Huge plants and a wonderful free gift which is never a liner, 'June Fever'. Great packing and communication. Good job Chris, love this company!
(pictures on Hosta forum, 'Mail Orders, good or bad...)
On August 17th, 2012, virginiarose added the following:
Great sale!! Love my big daylilies and the bonus plant which was the same big size as the others! WhooHoo!
|On Jul 16, 2012, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:
Posted on May 6, 2012, updated July 16, 2012
On May 6th, 2012, ycn4chin added the following:
I received my Spring order from Hallson and was very happy again. I ordered several hostas, another hardy Hibiscous, some ferns and some lily bulbs. Everything was well packed, and quite a nice size. It was shipped when I had requested, and Chris emailed with the details. I also received a bonus Hosta, and it was a collectors' variety that I was extremely pleased to add to my garden. I consider Hallson a very reliable nursery.
On July 16th, 2012, ycn4chin added the following:
I received another order from Hallson last month. They send such large plants that do so well. The daylily I received starting putting out flower scapes within 2 weeks, and is blooming despite our record setting heat wave. All the hostas have grown well, and Chris included a very nice bonus hosta with my order. Highly recommend. I always check Hallson Gardens website first when I am trying to locate a plant.
|On Jun 18, 2012, rocknhostas Central, WI wrote:
Posted on May 18, 2012, updated June 18, 2012
On April 25th, 2012, rocknhostas added the following:
Received another order from Hallson Gardens today. Again, I am extremely happy! I will always do business with them.
On May 18th, 2012, rocknhostas added the following:
This is my second order from Hallson Gardens this year. The hostas, as always, were packaged with care and arrived in excellent condition. These are quality plants with huge root systems. The plants I order from them are always healthy and thrive in my garden. I highly recommend them and I will remain a loyal customer!
On June 18th, 2012, rocknhostas added the following:
Hallson's is a fantastic place to order from! You can tell when your plants arrive, that they have been cared for each step of the way. From the robust root systems to the meticulous way they are packaged up for shipping...I have always been beyond pleased with my orders. Prior to getting this last order in the ground, a friend had stopped over and saw my new hostas. She was really impressed with how wonderful they looked as well as the size of them. Hallson's is a place you can order from with confidence!
|On May 21, 2012, kentstar Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on July 16, 2010, updated May 21, 2012
On May 21st, 2012, kentstar added the following:
Supersized hostas! Super company, and super quick shipping! Need I say more?! :)
I bought Lakeside Shoremaster and got Powder Blue as a freebie! Both look awesome and my shipping was fast! Large bareroot plant with huge roots and leaves. I know they will do excellent in my garden.
Bottom line: Can't beat 'em!
|On May 16, 2012, redanteater Fort Wayne, IN wrote:
Hallson's is amazing. I had bought a hosta from them and what came was a large 2-eyed plant. Much better than the puny (albeit pretty) tissue culture hosta I got from ebay. And you don't have to worry about possible HVX infection.
|On May 11, 2012, MPLyman Greece, NY wrote:
I've ordered from Hallson Gardens for two years now, and have been so pleased with the plants and quick response. The quality of both the hostas ordered, and service are the best I've found. Last year, I bought a "Dragon Tails" hosta from another grower - it arrived with 3 tiny leaves (not that "Dragon Tails" is very big anyway, but still - 3/4", really?) and it didn't last long enough to make it into a pot. This year's "Dragon Tails" plant from Hallson's is just beautiful - bushy and healthy, with a heavy root system. What a difference! And the bonus plant they sent just happened to be a mini hosta I've wanted for awhile.
|On May 7, 2012, sgardencrazy Crystal Lake, IL wrote:
My first order with Hallson's arrived right on time in excellent condition and excellent quality. One plant was accidentally omitted from the order. After a quick phone call all was good and the new plant arrived in two days! -Doesn't get any better than that!
|On Apr 21, 2012, Tarragon13 Beverly, MA wrote:
Although Hallson Gardens do not specialize in lily bulbs, each year they offer many kinds of lilies. I've placed orders with them for the past four years and have been very satisfied. The bulbs are always "grade A" quality and the customer service superior. Hallson Gardens always tucks in a "bonus bulb" with each order and it's nice to see how the "mystery bulb" develops -- usually something different and enticing you to buy more. Hallson Gardens is top notch.