On Jun 26, 2008, aardvark411 Downers Grove, IL wrote:
I have been ordering from Hallson's for years. I placed two orders this year; one in January and one just last week. It arrived today and I couldn't be happier. I actually received orders from two hosta nurseries today and the plants from the other place, which are nice, can't even compare to the ones from Hallson Gardens. Hallson's are double the size with double the leaves.
I have always received healthy plants and never worry about HVX when I order from Hallson's.
I would recommend Hallson Gardens to anyone looking for a single plant or a garden's worth. I only wish they were closer to me. I would love to visit the nursery and really do some shopping.
I did some research on Hallson's before I contacted them. I looked on this site and decided to go ahead and order. Let me say, this is an absolutely wonderful source for hostas. I received beautiful healthy plants and a bonus also. I would highly recommend talking with Chris first, then order away. He's honest with what sizes will be sent and when they ship, they take extreme care in making sure your plants will arrive fresh and looking like they were just dug 10 minutes before you got them. I'm highly pleased with this company and highly recommend them.
I ordered for the first time from Hallson's. I was very impressed with the size and quality of their plants. The fact that their hostas are field grown is the primary reason I purchased from them vs. a competitor.
I had a small mistake with my order. Chris remedied the problem quickly and politely. Good customer service is key with me and hard to find these days. I definately will be back.
On Jun 16, 2008, rosethyme Denton, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
WOW! I was amazed at the size of these hostas and so healthy and well packaged. I can hardly wait to order more from them. Hallsons is definitely the the ultimate hosta source. And the bonus plant is just as awesome...it is Holy Mole(was on my wish list). Love the Kiwi Gold Rush I picked out....get this one. It is a big, really bright one and will stand out in the garden.
The lilies are great also and am wanting to order some of their other perennials.
They're having a great sale right now so check it out. Any questions about their plants, just email Chris....he is very friendly and helpful.
On June 26th, 2008, rosethyme added the following:
Just got my second order of hostas today from Hallsons and am just as happy with this order as the first. BIG plants and packaged so well. Also received another bonus hosta which I'm really pleased with...Nightlife. Thanks, Chris!
On Jun 1, 2008, revclaus (Judith) Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
This is the first hosta I've ordered from Hallson's and I'm SO impressed! It was much bigger than I have received from other mail order sources. The way they package it is ingenious and virtually assures success when planting. All the soil is removed and the roots wrapped in a wet paper towel. Then it's put into a plastic bag (not a Ziploc -- far too expensive) and sealed. No disturbance at all in shipping, which was priority mail. My mail carrier knocked on my door when it was delivered and I was able to plant it right away. It's larger than the same hosta I lost to drought a few years ago. I was pointed to Hallson's by somebody on the Hostas forum, so it was a reliable reference. You can't be too careful these days with HVX popping up at big box stores and mail order nurseries alike.
If you want perfect hostas, buy from Hallson's. Oh, and they sent me a beautiful lily bulb as a bonus. A little late to plant, since my all-container garden is full, but I appreciate very much their thoughtful gesture.
Hallson offers the most gorgeous plants. My hibiscus plants were so huge it was unreal. So healthy with new shoots popping out everywhere. The bare root ostrich ferns I ordered are already a foot tall in less than 3 weeks. I was so impressed that I placed a second order and got that shipment in 2 days. The complimentary plants that Chris tucks in are so great. I have ordered off of Dave's other Top 20 but Hallson is by far the best. My hosta, ferns, hibiscus, and perennials are THRIVING. Exceptional customer service. Highly recommended.
On May 21, 2008, bordersandjacks Seabrook, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered several hosta that were very nice in size, great root system, and received a bonus hosta, Dark Star! Love it! The order was received quickly, was packed with great care and I will order from Hallson's again.
On May 17, 2008, merpeg Midwest City, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:
I received my first order from Hallson this week. Unfortunately, for another company, their order arrived on the same day. The comparison was unbelievable. Hallson beat the other company hands down in packing, instructions, and oh, the plants.
My hostas from Hallson were up to 8 inches tall, with almost that much in root, too. Their plants were exceptional.
The other company had sent one that was not even up 2 inches and had little roots, and their prices were higher!
I plan on doing all of my Hosta business at Hallson. And will definitely check their other selections.
On May 8, 2008, hoosierkitnkat Cloverdale, IN wrote:
Purchased several plants, and bulbs off of Hallson's. All arrived in excellent condition. Was very surprised that there were even extra plants included. Fast, friendly ordering process, (it was nice to have the owner answer the phone). A rare and wonderful shopping experience!
Wow! I just received my order from Hallson today. "Positive" is an understatement. The size and quality of the plants I ordered is top-notch. And talk about fresh -- they couldn't be much fresher. I'll definately be ordering from them again
Just received my second order from this company. All Lilies are very fresh, with nice roots. A little small, but the price was good, so I do not mind.
Excellent service, nice communication. The new web site is superb. I would definitely buy from Hallson Garden again.
On Mar 31, 2008, Tstorm1 Lexington, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:
Ordered from Hallson Gardens on Jan 21, 2008 for an order in zone 7a. Knew I was ordering late, but had trouble with another company (wish I had found DG long ago). Was surprised to find they still had enough stock to completely fill my order (about 45 lillies). Order was placed and within 30 minutes I received my e-mail receipt, confirmation and expected ship date. After having the ship date come and go (mid March), I sent them an e-mail as to the status and within 15 minutes got a return phone call. Seems Mother Nature decided to drop a late season foot of snow! Chris offered to split the order into two shipments based off what they had in the coolers and what had to be dug later. Got the USPS tracking e-mail 2 days later (next day was Sunday) and had the bulbs in hand 4 days later. Bulbs came very well packed, in individual bags and with garden tags for each variety. They even threw in a couple of "bonus" bulbs of a variety I didn't order...nice touch. Wish I could post pictures here since these are some of the biggest bulbs with plenty of roots that I have seen in quite a while. All in all from finding Hallson Gardens on the DG Top 30, to the order and the product arriving everything couldn't have gone better. Hopefully the product will grow as promised and if not, I have confidence they would make it right. I would definitely recommend them to friends!
This was my first time ordering plants by mail, and was very pleased with the results from Hallsons Gardens. My daylilies were nice size fans, with strong root systems, and the tops freshly cut and green. I also received a wonderful bonus daylily with my order, 'Barbara Mitchell', which I was very surprised and excited to get. Their prices are very reasonable, and I also received an email of when my order was shipped. Can't be more happy with this company. Definitely looking forward to placing more orders with them in the future!
Just received my first Hostas order from Hallson Gardens. Excellent plants. They were the largest Hostas I have received via mail order. They were packed great and I was very satisfied with the plants. Will order again from them.
This is the first time I have purchased thru Hallson's. Absolutely great experience! Ordered again a few weeks ago. Same great experience!
Purchased only hostas. They were extremely healthy with very large root systems. Chris is very helpful with advice and great customer service. Hallson's is also very proactive in the effort to control the HVX virus being spread throughout hostas, and I feel very confident of the plants I purchase there. Will most definitely buy there again, and recommend them very highly!
On Jun 5, 2007, susybell Vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
First time to order hostas by mail. They were shipped priority-on Saturday of a holiday week, no less, and arrived Tuesday carefully wrapped and lovely big plants. Came with good instructions and a note on my order, and a free lily as well. Great experience! It's easy to tell they really care about their plants and their customers. I'll try my best to give my new hostas the TLC they're used to.
On Jun 3, 2007, caliloo somewhere, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:
What a wonderful mail order experience! Huge healthy hostas arrived at my door looking so fresh they could have been dug that very morning. I also ordered a daylily, and a large healthy clump arrived with an excellent root system fully intact.
Wonderful experience I will order from Hallson Gardens again and again!
Due to my complete satisfaction with last year's shipment, I placed a large order with this company this spring - varied perennials including hostas, astilbes, daylilies, heuchera and many others. The plants were shipped exactly when requested and arrived in perfect condition. Everything is growing well. The hostas are larger than some I purchased elsewhere two years ago.
Order with confidence from this quality company. I have ordered from numerous mail-order locations, and they are simply the best.
I have never ordered from Hallson's before, but have received plants from a number of different hosta suppliers. The order that I got yesterday was among the best that I have received through the mail. Well packaged, large plants and what I thought was a reasonable price. Nothing but good things to say about this source for hostas.
On May 26, 2007, AddieOtto Clementon, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have ordered hostas numerous times from Hallson Gardens and I've been more than impressed every single time I've ordered. These are some of the largest and healthiest plants in the mail order world. You can't go wrong.
On May 10, 2007, HostaHaven2 De Forest, WI (Zone 6a) wrote:
I got my order from Hallsons already. I just ordered a couple of days ago! They are all hostas for my mini hosta bed and I even received Cheatin' Heart as a bonus -also a dwarf hosta ...nice touch, Chris!)
On May 10, 2007, nutmegnana Adamstown, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:
I placed my first order at Hallson's in early spring and requested that shipping be delayed until April 30 since I would be out of town. Then I emailed an addition to my order. Everything was handled exactly as requested -- the addition to my order was shipped along with everything else and the timing was perfect. The plants are beautiful, most are much larger than expected. Information sheets on planting each different kind of plant as well as a "bonus" plant were unexpected and very nice extras. It was great to be able to refer to the included instructions as I was planting instead of running into the house to consult a book or the internet. I will definitely order again, probably this year.
I was very impressed with my first time online order from Hallson. The plants were shipped very quickly to my home in Texas. The pricing was very reasonable for the Praecox Climatis that I could not find locally. They also included a Lilium plant free of charge with my order, along with a hand written "Thank You!". It doesn't get much better than this!
I placed an order with Hallsons after reading all the good reviews here at DG and I was not disappointed! There was a mixup about my credit card, my fault, and Chris went out of his way to contact me fast so my order could ship. Very nice man, a pleasure to speak with.
When my plants arrived yesterday I carefully inspected my plants being suspicious of bare root from nurseries due to bad experiences elsewhere and was suprised to find these are some of the healthyest plants I have ever recieved from mail order. The lillies still had roots and each one had a beautifull healthy nose already growing up out of the bulb, get that from another mail order company!
All of the plants are good sized and obviously healthy, and shipped at perfect planting time for my area. Also the plants are still mostly dormant, which again is perfect for this time of year.
These guys obviously know their plants and strive for customer satisfaction, I'm ordering more and feel confident recomending them to others!
On Apr 19, 2007, nanny_56 Putnam County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered daylilies, lilium bulbs & hosta from Hallson Gardens. I was amazed at the size of the roots. Daylily fans are very nice size divisions. Customer service can't be beat either.
I placed my original order in Jan. for spring delivery and over the course of the last couple of months decided to add to it. All it took was an email to Chris and he emailed me an updated list each time. I received it yesterday. Fantastic packaging. They are more than happy to answer any questions.
Excellent prices, comparable to some others, but what you receive from Hallson Gardens is exceptional.
Chris & Brian set the standard that all mail order nurseries should try to achieve!!
On May 17th, 2007, nanny_56 added the following:
Just to update, All plants are thriving. Hostas are leafed out and gorgeous, Echinacea is growing, it was sent bare root and has almost caught up up with other from somwhere else that had leaves already! Daylilies are growing by leaps and bounds.
If they have what I want this is where I am going to buy it from now on. I have learned it doesn't hurt to inquire about something if it is not on their list. On May 22nd, 2007, nanny_56 added the following:
Received my second order from Hallson Gardens today. I ordered 2 hostas and was given a bonus hosta also. They are very nice size plants and were packed well for plants already leafed out and the roots were still moist.
Hallson's is amazing!! 5 stars for Chris & Brian!!
Ordered numerous hostas and other perennials. The company was very good about notifying me of the shipping date, and changing the date upon request. Also, very responsive to e-mail questions about planting and other questions. Plants arrived in very good condition, with very substantial root systems. I initially was concerned about ordering bare root plants, but the roots looked so vigorous, I am confident they will do well. They even threw in an extra hosta as a bonus. Overall, a very good experience with this company.
On May 20th, 2007, RIPlanter added the following:
Ordered a second time from this company, since the first batch was so great. The second group of plants was just as good as the first. The company also has great customer service. I was worried because three of the hosta had not yet poked through the ground. The owner advised me that those three typically appear later than others, and assured me that if for any reason they did not grow, they would be replaced without charge. Sure enough, the three grew as promised later in the spring. The fact that the company stood behind its product so well speaks volumes to the integrity of this outfit.
You just can't go wrong when you order from this company.
The perrenials that arrived in an order last week had large, fat, healthy roots. I potted them up in gallon containers, but some of the roots were so large they really could have been put in slightly larger containers.
By using this company, you can acquire a large number of perrenials at a very reasonable price.
On Jan 18, 2007, bagel_k Central, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
Very good quality healthy and large plants at very reasonable prices. Plus fast shipping (within a week), friendly service and generous bonus plants. Probably the best deal around in terms of quality/price. I've ordered daylilies and hosta in summer 2006, and was extremely pleased with plants, big and healthy. Got a bonus daylily, HUGE. They all bloomed first year planted late July! I've ordered more plants in fall, including astilbes, lilies and some others. Also got perfect plants plus extra astilbe and bonus lily bulbs. Lily bulbs were larger than I bought from big bulb company and cost only about 1/3-1/2 price (and they had live roots still attached). They have good selection of lilies, daylilies and shade perennials, and LOTS of hostas. I only wish I had a bigger yard. Thank you!
Well I started out all of my ordering of my plants on Friday...needless to say by Sunday When I made My order with Hallson's I thought that my budget was shot. I wish I had found them first. I order late Sunday afternoon... I had my plants my Wed. Morning! Everyone else has not even taken the time to confirm my orders! I am so Happy with my experience with Hallsons. I ordered alot of sedumsand alot of lady mantles which were big anough for me to divide so When I ordered 6 I actually got to plant 12. They are my new border along with my new coral bells. I am itching to order more but I gotta wait two weeks or at least until I scrounge up some more money. I am restoring my grandfather's garden which used to be legendary here in asheville NC. He used to be a grower for the biltmore estate so nnedless to say his garden was beautiful. After his death the house and garden just went into such disrepair by renting thier house. But since I have grown up, moved home, bought thier home and starting to fix his legacy to this yard. Hallson made such an impression on me that for a moment there was a glimmer of hope of seeing this echanted garden that I grew up playing in a reality just with a small box of plants. Thank you and I will be back again....and again
On Aug 30, 2006, mlwdad Saline, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have visted Hallson Gardens several times and each trip is great. Chris is very friendly and helpful. Often times he will take you down to the growing beds (a wooded hillside) and dig your hosta as you watch.
If you stop by Hallson Gardens be sure to save some time to go to Hidden Lake Gardens and see their hosta hillside. Hidden Lake is the Michigan State University botanical gardens and their hosta hillside is the Michigan Hosta Society's show garden
I order a few things from Hallson's (because of all of the positive feedback from this site) and was unaware that two of the items I had ordered were on sale. Not only did Hallson's give me the sale price, they also gave me a bonus plant. Oh yeah, I'll be back! Great company and absolutely beautiful, healthy stock. Thanks!
On June 2nd, 2007, phredo added the following:
Received my 2nd order just a few days ago. Ordered two more hosta and received a bonus hosta. Chris apologized for the size of my 'Stained Glass' and gave me 30% off of that particular plant! Personally, I found it was just as healthy as the others I've rec'd, just a tad smaller. Opening a package of Hallson's large hosta kind of reminds me of opening one of those folding umbrellas, the plant just gets bigger and bigger as you unwrap the packaging (they DON'T fold their hostas)! I LOVE this place. Wish I had more space to plant (and unlimited funds, too). I'd send all my business to Hallson's. On June 26th, 2008, phredo added the following:
This is my third year ordering from Hallson's. I was just hoping that their plants were as nice as last year. Well, this year, they were even better! Nice, fresh large hosta and many, many fans of daylilies! Love this place!
On Jul 27, 2006, jab91864 Northern Michigan, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
You cannot go wrong ordering from Hallson's. I placed my very first order with them earlier this season. All the plants arrived looking exceptionally healthy....HUGE!!! Got an excellent bonus hosta as well.
Plan to "treat" myself to another order very soon !!!
Nothing but good things to say about this company. The Hostas I ordered were in top condition and they even sent me a free plant too. Plants are doing well in the ground as I write this. Will do business with them again.
On Jun 12, 2006, gardeninglady Boothbay Harbor, ME wrote:
I ordered both Daylilies and Hostas. One Hosta came in "iffy" condition. When I contacted Chris at Hallson, he told me what to do. A few days later, a new wonderful Hosta (of the kind I had ordered), arrived in super condition and looking absolutely as lovely as I had hoped for. Although sent in good faith, I am paying him for the second unordered Hosta. The other plants are doing very well now, especially after days of rain. The packaging is superior.
The thoughtfulness and promptness made me a fan of Hallson Garden. I will order again.