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|On May 13, 2017, MarkinMo St. Louis, MO,
United States wrote:
I recently ordered plants from three nurseries. Of the three, Joy Creek was my least favorite in terms of the quality of the plants on arrival. Of the six caryopteris I ordered, three were healthy and are doing well, two arrived in what I consider standard shape and are doing merely ok, and one arrived with just two small leaves on it and it appears that one won't make it despite lots of TLC upon arrival.
|On Aug 20, 2015, Canarykeeper Menlo, IA wrote:
Posted on June 7, 2015, updated August 20, 2015
On June 7th, 2015, Canarykeeper changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Joy Creek responded finally, and apologized for the delay in response. They said they would send another plant or refund. I requested a new plant, as the other looks like it died (all leaves wilted and turned brown).
Will update this review once the new plant is received.
On August 20th, 2015, Canarykeeper added the following:
The 2nd plant sent was healthy looking. However, the plant failed to thrive. Canadian thistle grow wild here and can be found everywhere. This plant should be doing well, but instead, all leaves turned yellow and then black. Only the stem is green. It must be a weaker plant due to hybridization.
|On Apr 25, 2015, plant_collector Oak Ridge, TN wrote:
Since the Joy Creek website states “During our peak shipping times (April through June) there may be up to a three-week delay in shipping orders.”, I submitted my order on their website 22 days before my requested shipping date. When I received no indication it had been shipped on 4/6/15, I emailed them and was told it would ship on 4/13. When that didn't happen, I emailed again and was more or less informed that folks who ordered in January were getting 4/6 shipping. After several additional email exchanges, I did get shipping on 4/14. Three day shipping charge (evidently, only option to most states from 3/2 to 10/14) was about $29 for 4 plants. You do not find out this amount until after plants have shipped, however. There is also a $4 handling charge. Once the plants arrived, they were well packed, decent size and healthy, however. Might not order from Joy Creek again due to higher shipping cost (USPS priority mail would be cheaper and about as fast; I suspect) and some difficulty getting shipping when I requested.
|On May 16, 2014, glendalegarden Delmar, NY wrote:
Joy Creek has a very impressive selection and the plant size is generous. I have purchased clematis plants on two occasions.
|On Apr 4, 2013, capnjohnny Seattle, WA wrote:
My review is a bit mixed, great product, decent price but with a few administrative failings.
|On Jul 3, 2010, Chantell Middle of, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I didn't mind paying $18 per Clematis so much, given the great reviews discussing the health and size of plants received but I have to be honest the shipping is a killer if you're on the east coast. 3 Clematis ran me $35.20 PLUS the handling fee of $4 -- this on a $54.00 order...mercy!! Kudos to Joy Creek for the careful packing for sure...but again...I'd have been satisfied with the plants being pruned another 1/2"-1" and put into a Lg Flat Rate USPS Priority mail box that would've run $13.95 and if that wouldn't have been in the plant's best interest then regular priority mail which for this weight and these zip codes would've run $28.59 if (as most businesses do) done online. Please note that I did verify on the UPS site, Joy Creek is not over charging. It's just, for me at least, a big hunk of $$ to pay for the shipping of 3 plants. And as mentioned by someone else you have no idea when placing the order what shipping is going to run. Sadly I'll be sticking w/vendors from Texas east and/or those using the more affordable USPS.