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|On Apr 6, 2012, guardbear wrote:
I have mail ordered plants from many vendors over the years and have been mostly satisfied. BUT, the order I just received from Hallson Gardens is SO superior, I must post a positive here so others will know. The hostas all have 3 - 7 eyes, which is just spectalular. I have ordered from Hallson's for 3-4 years now, and this year they have really outdone themselves. Everything is packed well - so they will keep till the last of freeze scares are over. You will not find another vendor to match the customer care that Hallson's provides. Thank you Chris for all your hard work-at the plant farm, on the hosta forum, your HVX work, and your customer focus.
|On Feb 4, 2012, 2862scooter East Greenwich, RI wrote:
Posted on October 8, 2010, updated February 4, 2012
On October 8th, 2010, 2862scooter added the following:
I placed several more orders with Hallson this fall and I am happy to report that they still provide a high quality product for a very reasonable price. Packaging was excellent. I ordered Lungwort, Astilbe, Iris, Hosta, Sedum, and Helleborus and Daylilies. All were very good size with great root systems. As usual they included a bonus plant with each order (a sedum in one and an astilbe in the other).
Great company -highly recommended.
On February 4th, 2012, 2862scooter added the following:
I made several purchases during 2011 from Hallson and all were excellent. They remain a great place to purchase perennials.
|On Oct 29, 2011, magnaastra Charleston, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
Hallson Gardens, I LOVE YOU! This was my first order but it will not be my last. Got beautiful candy lillies, multiple(!) growth points, nice and fresh, carefully packed, and generous extras included. WOW!!! Super, super fast delivery too. Can't say enough good things...and, oh gosh, it's just October: how can I wait for spring to see these gorgeous things bloom??? Well, it IS the end of October, and not the beginning...but still... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
|On Oct 7, 2011, floria Athens, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Cannot say enough good things about this company. I placed 3 orders in the past couple of months - too many plants to list here. Every time, without fail, the plants were lush and the roots were moist and very well developed. Also without fail: incredibly generous bonus plants. The printed instructions are clear and very useful. Very easy to order, very fast shipping, and very patient communication - thank you, Chris. In addition, their shipping charges (to Pennsylvania) are more than reasonable. I will definitely order more from them in the future.
|On Aug 8, 2011, tobydog60 Omro, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
I placed my very first order with Hallson Gardens the other day and received the hostas today. Super fast shipping!! I am so, so pleased with the hosta plants. They were packed beautifully and carefully - and these are large, 3-year-old divisions with at least 3 eyes. I ordered 3 hosta plants, and received a beautiful bonus hosta besides (a real plus is that this bonus variety is one that I had on my "wish list").
|On Jun 10, 2011, Queala Newport, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on June 10, 2011, updated June 10, 2011
On May 15th, 2004, Queala added the following:
Went out to Hallson's again. Again Brian and Chris were very helpful. Plants looked great and their place is just great!!! Thanks again guys. Keep up the good work!
On August 8th, 2008, Queala added the following:
Received my order from Hallson's and the hostas are great. Nice root system and multiple eyes. Never dissapointed with an order from Chris and Brian. I will be ordering from them again. Thanks!!
On June 10th, 2011, Queala added the following:
On June 10th, 2011, Queala added the following:
Went out to see Chris and Brian again. Came home with some great plants. Their place just keeps on getting better. They are getting more and more plants every time I go out.
Keep it up guys your doing great!
|On Jun 7, 2011, dame_de_jardin Hartford City, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:
I placed my first order with Hallson's last week and am so glad I did! The plants arrived yesterday in perfect condition, very healthy nice sized plants! After so many great reviews here, I felt very confident in ordering from this company and in the quality of their plants! They have given me back my passion for Hosta gardening, for sure! I will only buy from them from now on to feed my Hosta addiction! Thank you all for the great reviews that led me to them and Thank you Hallson's for being such a great company to do business with!
|On May 25, 2011, KaylyRed Watertown, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have nothing but great things to say about my experience purchasing hostas from Hallson.
|On May 23, 2011, cabarnes Westfield, NJ wrote:
One of my very favorite mail order plant sources. The plants are large and healthy, extremely fast shipping and great customer service. Definitely one of the best around. I have yet to be disappointed and have been buying from them for about 4-5 years.
|On May 14, 2011, poppazeke Somerset, MI wrote:
I am lucky enough to be right around the corner from the nursery and have been buying from them when they were on wolf lake and truly appreciate them taking the time to advise a novice such as I and helping set up my original plantings with a great assortment. People say I have some of the best looking plants on lake somerset.
|On May 14, 2011, JMKM1976 Hornell, NY wrote:
Posted on April 8, 2011, updated May 14, 2011
On May 14th, 2011, JMKM1976 added the following:
I have recieved my coneflowers and I have to say that this company is still A++++. The coneflowers were big roots, just coming out of dormancy and appear to be very healthy. They even sent me a free coneflower 'All That Jazz'.
I've purchased nearly a dozen conflowers this year and I have to say that, compared to two other mail order nurseries and my local garden center (which doesn't have a lot of selection), the coneflowers recieved from Hallson's are exceptional in size and vigor. They also sent along tips especially for growing my coneflowers!
Also, these plants are huskier root stock than is offered anywhere else for the price. So, instead of paying the same or as much as $6 more per plant elsewhere... I'm just going to stick with Hallson's!
|On May 12, 2011, sillybug5 Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 27, 2010, updated May 12, 2011
On July 9th, 2009, sandnsea2 added the following:
I just have to add more praise to my previous comments. The garden is ablaze with gorgeous lilies at the moment and many came from Hallson's. They sent such beautiful bulbs that were so anxious to grow. They are putting on quite the show and it is only the first year I have had their lilies blooming in my garden. I am now a loyal fan!!!
On April 27th, 2010, sandnsea2 added the following:
Beautiful Hostas arrived this week. As always, the nicest and healthiest around! Thanks, as ever! You are the best!
On May 12th, 2011, sandnsea2 added the following:
Excellent customer service along with quality plants. AAAA++++.
|On May 11, 2011, jjges Johns Island, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have ordered bare root perennials for many years and I received my first order today from Hallson. Boy was I impressed. The plant material exceeded my expectations. Extra large roots and plants. Healthy material. Profesionnal packaging. No slimey leaves. No tiny root system. Well developed root systems equal to 2-3 years growth all packaged in a dry peat material. And their prices are as good or better than other nurseries who charge top dollar for small plants. I advise everyone to order material from these guys, I know that I'll be ordering lots more.
|On May 5, 2011, celestialrose Belmont, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
I received my first order from Hallson Gardens and was very pleased. They are truly deserving of all the praise here.
|On May 4, 2011, Maddieline Grayling, MI wrote:
Recently ordered three hostas from Hallsons after calling and getting first hand advice from the owner as I had not grown hostas before. They arrived on time and had a large root system and three thick sprouts at the top. I planted them as instructed and they are on the grow already. Also an extra plant was put in and it too is sprouting. I can hardly wait to see the leaves. Having toured many places that sell hostas I can see that this large root system and 3 huge sprouts are a very good value for the money.
|On Apr 23, 2011, Chills Saint Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:
First time ordering. I was looking for a particular variety of mountain bluet (amethyst in snow) and decided to look at the nurseries listed in the top 30. I noticed Hallson Gardens was located in Michigan (where I am) and having not had previously heard of them I figured what the heck.
|On Nov 11, 2010, bryana Albany, NY wrote:
I ordered Asiatic, oriental & trumpet lilies.
|On Sep 2, 2010, churndash54 Beacon, NY wrote:
Wow. The iris I ordered came immediately, were huge, incredible roots and...a bonus iris?! Wow indeed. I'll be back as soon as I can. The best on-line plant experience of all time. THANK YOU THANK YOU
|On Aug 18, 2010, gdionelli Huntington, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered based on the high DG ratings, and was not disappointed. The hosta plants that arrived today were large, clean, and healthy, and carefully packed. Good communication from Hallson, and the plants arrived when they said they would. And they included a nice bonus. Thanks to a great seller!
|On Jul 7, 2010, moldova Saint Louis, MO wrote:
I ordered 25 day lilies and they arrived quickly in perfect condition. They actually gave me several extras. Even through the horrible St. Louis heat, they are thriving. I also ordered ligularia and it grew so fast it overtook some I had planted 6 weeks earlier. They give excellent planting instructions, and I will certainly order from them again. Also, they respond immediately to e-mails and answer all the questions you could have about their plants. Highly recommended.
|On Jun 12, 2010, vbmacias Asheville, NC wrote:
I ordered from this company because of its DG ratings and was not disappointed. Prices are reasonable and bulbs were in good shape. In addition, I got 1 or 2 extra bulbs which was a very nice surprise. Thanks Chris and all of those folks who contribute to DG.
|On May 17, 2010, hOisin Revere, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered some Astilbe and Black Eyed Susans in March. They arrived exactly when expected for zone 5/6 (Mid April) and were absolutely gorgeous. They were extremely healthy plants and have all taken off fast in the garden - expecting flowers soon. Also really appreciated the bonus Bela Lugosi daylily which was also a huge and healthy clump. I would happily visit their website for more plants next Spring.
|On May 5, 2010, tsbccowboy Saint Paul, MN wrote:
Posted on May 21, 2004, updated May 5, 2010
On May 5th, 2010, tsbccowboy added the following:
Thank You for a fantastic order! The Hostas look great! The bonus Hosta was perfect.
|On Apr 30, 2010, kbp922 Stonington, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:
Great experience. Opened the box and had three items - I had only ordered two; when I checked the packing slip, it turned out they had included a bonus sedum. How nice! The items were all bare root, and on one (coreopsis) I could not tell which end was up and didn't know what to do. I called the next day, and Chris answered the phone and took the time to explain to me in detail what to look for and how to plant it properly. He was extremely helpful and I was impressed to call and have the phone answered by someone who could answer my question right off the bat, in such detail. Although I would prefer to receive plants in pots, rather than dormant bare root plants, I would definitely order from Hallson again.
|On Apr 27, 2010, laura10801 Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I snagged their last Liberty hosta. It quickly arrived in good health in moist soil that was wrapped up in paper towel and a baggie. I was pleased with its size. Hallson also gave me a bonus, Halcyon hosta! I am very satisfied and highly recommend them.
|On Apr 26, 2010, Carolsflowers Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered lily bulbs & a daylily. Easy ordering, shipped very quickly. Bulbs were excellent. The daylily was a very large clump in great condition. We need more companies like this one.
|On Apr 25, 2010, GreenandGrowing7 Marcola, OR wrote:
Ordered for the first time from Hallson Gardens. The plants arrived in excellent condition. The plants were large with well-developed root systems and should take off immediately. Chris provided great email communication and even sent a lovely bonus hosta. Cannot say enough good things about this nursery. I will buy from them again in the future.
|On Apr 16, 2010, ottahand7 Monkton, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on March 3, 2009, updated April 16, 2010
On April 16th, 2010, ottahand7 added the following:
I just got my spring order this week, I have been buying since summer 2007. Great hostas with usually multiple eyes and very robust roots. Chris strives to add new exciting stock every year which is hard on my wallet but fun for planning while snow is on the ground. His website has excellent information on Hosta Virus and he also has an excellent Hosta Virus DVD(?) for sale. I have also had excellent results with the lilies that he has for sale with terrific bargains during the summer months.
|On Oct 31, 2009, dlefferts Agawam, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
All positive reviews are correct. Very easy to do business with. Recommend!!!
|On Sep 3, 2009, thaddeusbasil Chickamauga, GA wrote:
If you are looking for lilies, look no further! I ordered 15 or so oriental bulbs in the spring and all of them bloomed into big beautiful flowers that lasted. The customer service here is stellar,,,I was a pain and asked to have my order shipped earlier than their ship date and they were very helpful allowing my order to ship at the first possible safe date! I will definitely be shopping with these guys again. P.S, they also send newsletters with great end of season sales too if you want!
|On Jul 5, 2009, jmorth Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered and received lilies timely and of good substance. Site carried a number of very small Asiatic dwarfs plus a nice assortment of regular lilies and plenty of other desirables.
|On Jul 3, 2009, tggfisk Garner, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
This was my first order from Hallson's but certainly won't be my last! I ordered hostas at the end of June and thought that they might suffer in the heat...They arrived in less that a week in perfect condition. They are generously sized and beautiful...Perfect packing kept them safe. I am very excited about them and can't wait to add them to my gardens. Oh, and thanks for the lovely bonus plant:)
|On Jun 23, 2009, n2birds Lakeland / Memphis, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
WOW - the hostas sent were incredible ! They were even shipped the same day I ordered them. Very fresh and one was even blooming. Wish I could post a picture of the huge, upright, strong specimens! Will keep them on the top of my list for hosta purchases.
|On Jun 9, 2009, bernergarden Westlake, OH wrote:
I placed my first order with Hallson's last week. I received my order less than a week later and it included beautiful and lush Hosta plants. The root systems on the plants were well established and I was highly impressed. As if the top quality plants were not enough, they included a free plant that was just as nice as all of the others in the shipment. From now on, I will be buying a lot more from Hallson's. They are top notch!
|On Jun 5, 2009, gwendylena La Salle, MI wrote:
I am lucky to live an hour or so from this nursery so I've never mailordered from them. I make a yearly trek to their retail nursery. Their plants are huge and healthy. The nursery is the most immaculate I've ever seen. Even in the middle of the summer when many other place's plants tend to look draggly, theirs are still robust. And they are very knowledgeable, helpful and just plain nice.
|On Jun 3, 2009, AmyA26 Midland, TX wrote:
Ordered two different types of lily bulbs. Got an e-mail a few days later that they had shipped. Arrived packed very well. Bulbs were great size and looked very healthy. Even got a bonus bulb! Wonderful company....couldn't ask for more!
|On Jun 2, 2009, topofmurrayhill Flushing, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I thought I was done with spring plantings and could put my wallet away, but the echincacea bug bit me this year and I just had to have one more plant and variety to round things out. I ended up placing this small order with Hallson Gardens due to their good rating here, their attractive and hype-free website, and their good prices.
|On May 29, 2009, kyhan5 Howard City, MI wrote:
This was my first time ordering with Hallson Garden, I am very happy with the plants I recieved (mainly Hosta). I also appreciated the bonus plant. I will be ordering again, Thanks
|On May 25, 2009, NEOHGardener Clinton, OH wrote:
I've placed several orders with Hallson Gardens in the past and just received my latest order this week. As usual it was fantastic! Nicely packaged with individual labels for each plant. Large bulbs and huge roots, as well as a very nice bonus. This is by far my favorite mail order nursery. You'll not find better products, better service , or more honest business owners anywhere else. Don't be hesitant to order from Hallson's. I'm sure you'll be satisfied too. :-)