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|On May 28, 2015, HM2015 Bristow, VA wrote:
Great customer service and great communication. The fruit trees are a little bit smaller than I would like for the price, and while a couple I ordered didn't emerge from dormancy, they acted quickly to replace them. I love their guarantee and packaging. Other things I have purchased from them have been fabulous, all plants and flowers have thrived.
|On Apr 23, 2015, cra_z_plantlady Summerville, SC wrote:
I ordered a blackberry, raspberry, 25 strawberries, spinach seeds, and 2 native plum trees for about $40 including shipping. I was hoping it wasn't too good to be true and it wasn't! My trees were 2 ft sticks as anticipated. It's been a month and both are covered with leaves. I planted spinach seeds 3 weeks ago and they are ready to be picked! My strawberries, raspberry, and blackberry arrived separately about 3 weeks ago. They were bareroot and looked as expected. My raspberry is covered in leaves. My strawberries have grown tremendously. They have been flowering like crazy, but I'm pinching them off to help them establish roots. Some must have slipped by me because strawberries started grow. My blackberry hasn't shown any signs of life so Gurney's gave me a credit for the price I paid. I ordered another one plus another raspberry, some lavender, and tons of seed. I don't need some flourishing plant delivered to my door for it to have transplant shock. Bareroot is good by me and the prices can't be beat when coupons are available.
|On Apr 20, 2015, bckkiller1 Lexington, VA wrote:
I have been a Gurney's customer for years and have had great experience and even when I had a negative experience with a product they have been easy to deal with as far as customer service.
|On Mar 20, 2015, dogdoc01 Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
I ordered 4 apple trees (2 liberty and 2 goldrush) and 1 peach tree. All arrived in great shape. I was very impressed with the root system on these bareroot trees as well as the trees. Hoping to have fruit in a few years. No doubt I will order again!!!!
|On Mar 15, 2015, WTxgarden Coleman, TX wrote:
I ordered a cherry tree and 3 kinds of strawberries. The cherry tree that was sent to me is absolutely the best live plant that I have ever received through the mail. Its doing well. The strawberries had very good roots and started putting out leafs within two days of being planted. All of them were very healthy plants and I could not have asked for better products.
|On Jan 9, 2015, lwbuchholz Manhattan, MT wrote:
Posted on June 29, 2014, updated January 9, 2015
On January 9th, 2015, lwbuchholz added the following:
Wow I had some of the plants that didn't make it and I told this company and they immediately made up a shipment order for them no questions asked and I didn't have to jump through any hoops. I will report how the plants come through.
|On May 31, 2014, goldenone19 Reno, NV wrote:
I got a free top hat blueberry plant from Gurney's all I had to pay was the $5.99 shipping. Some time ago I started to get their magazines and was a little skeptical about ordering from them since I was used to the glossy magazine that Burpee's usually sends. Out of curiosity, I went to their website and subscribed to their e-mails. Like most seed companies subscribing to their e-mail list=better deals. I couldn't pass up the free blueberry plant which included no other catches, saying I had to buy a certain amount to get the plant 'free' It wasn't like that at all. My plant arrived a week later healthy and green. So I went ahead and ordered a pink lemonade blueberry on sale as well. I was surprised with the quality of the Top Hat blueberry seeing as it was 'free' and free usually means dead, so I'm expecting the quality of the pink lemonade blueberry to be of excellent quality as well. I have a small patio garden where I grow most things in pots and usually order from Burpee, this year I have taken a chance on two new seed companies, Gurney's and Territorial Seeds, both experiences have been good so I may consider ordering more from them in the future.
|On May 29, 2014, littlebunnyfufu South Sumter, SC wrote:
I have a very large acreage property with five separate fruit orchards with over 150 trees,a half acre blueberry patch, and a half acre strawberry patch. On average I spend thousands of dollars a year on edible landscaping, and I purchase from a wide range of internet plant purveyors.
|On Apr 26, 2014, chrisp123 SAGLE, ID wrote:
I ordered in 2013 black walnut blue crop blue berry chandler blue berry 2 raspberries English walnut and some garden seeds. everything grew nicely except the blue crop blueberry, they sent a very nice bigger than advertised English walnut. the blue berry was replaced this year as they ran out last year. customer service was nice to me. I ordered from them again this year and have received all plants and seeds. the butternut didn't look too good upon arrival box end smashed and the tip of tree is broke probably due to ups handling rather than gurney's but planted and will see what happens. by the way the blue berry that died last year when I dug it up this year it had a gopher tunnel under it. so I probably owe gurneys for the second blueberry as it wasn't their fault it died. the hazel nut they sent this year looks good and the Ozark strawberries are showing signs of life despite the cold weather the last part of April here. their black walnuts are a bit on the small side but have good root systems. I would recommend gurneys
|On Apr 25, 2014, juhur7 Anderson, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on April 18, 2014, updated April 26, 2014
On October 25th, 2012, juhur7 added the following:
i purchased a few rhododendrons as a gift and they looked so nice I kept one for myself,the garlic looks good also. Everything I have ever gotten from this company has done well.I have been getting plants and seeds from Gurney's since the 1970's,since then they have changed location and my opinion stays the same,a good solid place to shop for your garden!
On April 2nd, 2013, juhur7 added the following:
My three little bare root Nanking cherries look good , The perennial Huckleberry looks excellent , The Pink lemonade Blueberry could not look better ,
The other two bare root Blueberries look nice , above average . a Spicebush bare root looks excellent .
These plants are all near to exactly what I would I expect as to the cost . One of the Nanking Cherries has shriveled thin with the other two leaved and growing , only I am satisfied as to the cost as you could not do better in a dollar sale . The third will require special care to grow well , and I am sure it will ,,,
On April 14th, 2013, juhur7 added the following:
Updating the nankink cherry the third skinny little one has budded to leaf and is now growing ..
On April 18th, 2014, juhur7 added the following:
I ordered a few more today , never had any problems with old SD . or that they have moved to IN ,
I will update when they get here , Plants from last year , those that have not been destroyed buy garden pests (animals here)
and my lack of care sometimes , are doing excellent ..
When you consider quality , with this companies specials . it is a much better gardening experience ..
On April 25th, 2014, juhur7 added the following:
Plants arrived today , All in great shape , I still have no problems with the folks at Gurney's ..
If they are now Garden's alive ? I believe ..
On Apr 25, 2014, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Sep 17, 2012 1:41 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you sharing your experience with our company."
|On Apr 24, 2014, u2dan Winthrop, MA wrote:
I wrote a similar review for Michigan Bulb, apparently Gurney's and Spring Hill are related. Their websites look exactly the same but the offer slightly different plants so I am not too worried about the quality since I was happy with my Michigan Bulb order. The only thing I am not happy with are their dynamic price changes which can happen from one second to another.
|On Apr 16, 2014, dremusicmd wrote:
I have ordered seeds, live plants, raspberries, apple trees, plums, peaches, multiple species of maples, pecans, english walnuts, and several ornamental trees. As well as strawberries and seed starting products from Gurneys in multiple orders this season. All have arrived in great condition. Trees and Raspberries are breaking dormancy, strawberries are doing extremely well. I have tomatoes over a foot high under the grow lights and the live plants are holding on despite this cold snap we are experiencing this week. (With a little help by me covering them). I will continue to order from them. Very pleased!
|On Apr 15, 2014, Ncalvert2012 Arrowhead Springs, WY wrote:
I have shopped with Gurney's for years and have had nothing but good experiences with them. After reading the negative review from coonhound62301, I had to put it to the test, I had placed a fairly large order with them and decided that I too would actually count the seeds I had ordered to see if I got shorted too. Not only did I NOT get shorted, we stopped counting after the fourth packet if seeds was actually OVER the count stated on the package and in the catalog. I will continue shopping with Gurney's. They are an awesome company.
|On Apr 8, 2014, neferset Rockwood, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
Posted on April 1, 2014, updated April 8, 2014
On April 8th, 2014, neferset added the following:
I can now vouch for the Native Plums. They are also beginning to wake up for spring. Everything seems to be alive and in good health.
|On Mar 8, 2014, rodlaver4 China Grove, NC wrote:
Posted on March 6, 2014, updated March 9, 2014
On March 8th, 2014, rodlaver4 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Gurney's finally returned my email and apologized for messing up on my order and refunded me the money they over charged. Thanks to their great customer service i will continue using Gurneys for my garden needs.
|On Jan 10, 2014, badcat BELLEVILLE, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered plants last spring from here. they came in but I was busy remodeling our house. So I put the strawberries in the fridge and put the bushes and plants in pots on the back patio..for a couple of months, giving them some water when they started to wilt or when I remembered haha. I had ordered:
|On Dec 7, 2013, BiffLundgren Midland, MI wrote:
I ordered Sundance and PixieCrunch apple trees in the spring and the trees were very healthy upon arrival. They both made it through the year in very good shape.
|On Nov 7, 2013, Kvrotsos Montclair, NJ wrote:
Like other people writing reviews here, we were surprised that the dwarf peach tree we ordered arrived as a 4-foot, thumb-thick "twig" with a few roots. We kept faith, though, and planted it as directed. The first year, it amazed us as it thrived and grew. By year two, it bore fruit. Over the past two years (years 3 & 4), it survived an October blizzard and two hurricanes, and it bears more bounteous, delicious peaches every summer. Give twigs a chance! Our tree is everything the Gurney's catalogue promised, and the peaches are truly the best we have ever tasted.
On Nov 7, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Nov 15, 2013 4:37 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, enjoy those peaches."
|On Oct 16, 2013, chefearly Visalia, CA wrote:
I am a Master Gardener in central California. My focus is School Gardens. There are over 50 school gardens in our area, all dependent on donations and grants for sustainability of their gardens. Last month, I wrote to over 35 seed companies asking for seed donations from their 2013 seed collection. I also said that I would pay shipping costs if need be. Well, to my delight, I received a BIG box of seeds soon to be out of date from Gurney Seeds. And they did not ask me to pay anything! Now I have the pleasant task of distributing these packets of seeds to school gardens for their upcoming plantings!! Gurney's is an awesome partner in education. Thank you!
On Oct 16, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Nov 15, 2013 4:39 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your feedback, so happy we could help."
|On Jun 24, 2013, Hoosierguy1986 Fort Wayne, IN wrote:
See a lot of negative reviews and maybe I am lucky. I had an email offer for a gold rush apple tree for around 5 bucks that I couldn't pass up. The tree shipped in excellent condition with massive roots and the trunk as big around as my thumb. Shipped early in the year well before I had time to get it in the ground so I stuck it in my wife's flower pot an kept it watered few weeks later things warmed up in Indiana and I planted it in the ground. Few more weeks and everything came to life. Awesome to see! Figured I would give credit where it's due. I got an awesome price and a really healthy tree!
On Jun 24, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Jun 25, 2013 9:21 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you very much for your review about our company and our products. Enjoy your tree!"
|On May 22, 2013, Zafak Oakbrook, KY wrote:
90% of what I ordered was nice sized and started growing well right from the start. The carmine jewel dwarf cherry's, currant, and wolf berry had leaf die back to the point that I was going to compost them, but they re-sprouted new leaves. I did not expect the plants to have die back considering the nursery is in the next state.
|On May 20, 2013, Miller13 Nibley, UT wrote:
I have to give this company a positive rating. I bought a sugar pearls apricot and a rose bush from this company in the spring of 2012. The apricot was the tiniest tree i have ever received. I can't complain however, because it said 2-4' in the description and mine was a little over 3'. But it was full of life. This is it's second year in my garden, it is still very small but it bloomed this spring!
On May 20, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 21, 2013 1:26 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for sharing and Happy Gardening!"
|On May 20, 2013, laurelr0420 CANDLER, NC wrote:
We ordered several plants - fruit trees, berries, asparagus, arctic kiwis. We ended up getting sucked into one of their pay $100 for $200 deals. Most of the plants have been growing beautifully but a few didn't work out. For those, we took advantage of their 100% guarantee and received a hassle-free refund. I plan to order from them again.
On May 20, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 21, 2013 1:25 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your feedback. Enjoy you plants!"
|On May 4, 2013, bubba1972 Oliver Springs, TN wrote:
ordered 500 strawberry plants just try out the company got them quicker than quoted planted in a stacker type hydroponic system 490 roots are doing very well 10 did not make it but very pleased will be ordering 3000 roots next year
On May 4, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 8, 2013 12:09 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your post and enjoy those strawberries!"
|On Apr 26, 2013, SLUGO Joplin, MO wrote:
Over the last 3 years I have ordered fruit trees, blackberries, raspberries, and vegetable seed from Gurneys. I have received everything that I ordered in good condition, at the right time to plant it. I had one tree that did not live and it was quickly replaced with a hardier tree than the original, no questions asked.
On Apr 26, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 2, 2013 1:32 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your feedback. Enjoy!"
|On Apr 15, 2013, fanofherky Oakland, IA wrote:
I ordered two blueberry plants. Order was verified at time of placement with estimated shipping date. I was reminded of the shipping date several times. Upon shipment, I was again advised of arrival time. Plants arrived on time and in excellent condition.
On Apr 15, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Apr 17, 2013 2:07 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for posting. Enjoy your berries."
|On Mar 26, 2013, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have been ordering from Gurneys for several years and have never had any real problems. I like to take advantage of the half off coupons in spring and blowout specials in the fall. I have gotten lots of shrubs like Butterfly bush and Blueberry bushes some as low as 3.00 each and they were a pretty good size for 3.00.
On Mar 26, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 28, 2013 12:11 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
We really appreciate you posting your experience with our company. Send us some pictures sometime if you have a chance. Happy Gardening!"
|On Mar 5, 2013, AmandaDalton Piedmont, SC wrote:
I have ordered from gurneys yearly for four years. Whenever a product doesn't live they always replace it with no cost to me( no shipping charges or anything) I have only had two plants not make it in all that I have ordered. And I have ordered a lot. They are excellent in their shipping lengths especially if you order early and always have great sale coupons. Their catalogs are accurate and they always send what they advertise. Great company! I will continue to order lifelong from this company. I love that they are so errorless they are able to offer a lifetime gaurentee on their products.
On Mar 5, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2013 10:39 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your comments. Happy Gardening!"
|On Mar 2, 2013, dp4A0401 Xenia, OH wrote:
Last year I ordered some nursery stock from Gurney's. I ordered bush cherries (which came in a group of 3) and aronia (a native berry bush). The plants looked healthy when received, and grew well initially although I may have lost 2 bush cherries after the Summer's drought. I also ordered deeply discounted late season 3 gooseberries and 4 aronias. I was only shipped two gooseberries, but the (overseas) call center refunded the cost of the missing gooseberrry without hassle. Unfortunately, neither one of the gooseberries appeared to have made it (likely due to the drought), but the aronia did fine (even one I accidently mowed down). This year, I ordered more bush cherries and some currants when they had their 50% off 1 day sale. Overall, I don't expect 100% yield on mail order nursery stock, especially when it's low cost, so my persepctive is generally positive.
On Mar 2, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2013 10:38 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for sharing. We really appreciate your feedback about how are plants are doing. If you have any problems please let us know and we will be happy to take care of it for you."
|On Feb 19, 2013, grandmawa Warsaw, IN wrote:
Have dealt with this company on and off for years. Customer service went through an awful period (reps that knew nothing about plants and/or were not english-speaking) but the last time we talked to them the rep was one of the most expert gardeners I've met and offered great tips for success. Anyway, had to write about the flat wonderful peach. We planted one in 2011 and almost killed it (our fault - Spring was too wet and we should've planted it in a container first, not directly in the ground) Somehow it survived that year and came back last year and went nuts. It's huge and a gorgeous tree. Didn't fruit last year, but we lost all our fruit to the March warmth/April freeze. Can't wait till this year - weather permitting - to see what this tree gives us. If we had it to do all over again I'd plant just these flat wonderfuls instead of all our other peaches! Buy this tree!!!!
On Feb 19, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2013 10:24 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for your testimonial, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us."
|On Jan 4, 2013, lostinthejungle College Station, TX wrote:
I use the coupon for ordering seeds one to two times a year, and have done this for many years. I start my seeds indoors in winter and transplant in the spring, and then repeat in the summer for fall planting in a quarter acre area.
On Jan 4, 2013, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Jan 16, 2013 2:55 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback concerning our company. We truly appreciate you as a customer and look forward to serving you for many years to come."
|On Dec 14, 2012, djediger PEYTON, CO wrote:
I have ordered shrubs, berry plants, decorative grasses, fruit trees, asparagus, and garden seeds from Gurneys 1-2 times per year for about ten years. My plants and seeds grow and have been vigorous and productive. Gardening is difficult in Colorado to say the least and Gurneys seeds/plants perform wonderfully. Service has been amazing and they have been very helpful in the rare situations I have encountered minor problems.
|On Nov 5, 2012, camalianus Sand Lake, MI wrote:
Posted on October 30, 2012, updated November 5, 2012
On November 5th, 2012, camalianus changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I would like to change my rating to positive because the sweet potatoes were excellent. I order 12 Georgia and 12 Beaugregard. Only 1 failed to grow. The rest produced an abundant crop. Some are huge. Their customer service already contacted me saying they will replace the seed packages. Just the fact the customer service did answer is a move in the right direction.
On Nov 5, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Nov 2, 2012 9:35 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your posting. We will be happy to reship the seeds to you. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information."
|On Oct 30, 2012, greenbrain Madison, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on September 4, 2007, updated October 30, 2012
On October 30th, 2012, greenbrain added the following:
I've been ordering from Gurney for years & have had a good experience with flower & veggie seeds, onion & garlic bulbs, & small fruit stock. My most recent order was filled timely & accurately. I'll order again next year.
On Oct 30, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Oct 31, 2012 11:12 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you very much for your feedback. We always appreciate what our customers have to say about our service and our products."
|On Jun 11, 2012, JaGo Skokie, IL wrote:
I have dealt with this company may times over the years and had only two problems. 1. They ran out of stock on an order and promptly issued a credit. 2. They recently shipped some grape vines close to the end of the shipping season. Unfortunately, probably due to the heat spell, they were not viable. After explaining what happened, they have put me on the shipping schedule for next spring season to complete the order. No muss, no fuss, no arguments. Just good customer service.
On Jun 11, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Jun 12, 2012 10:36 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We really do try our best to make sure our customers are happy and taken care of."
|On May 24, 2012, Scotty16 Mechanicsville, VA wrote:
I have several acres of land and decided to start an orchard last year. I went to a local nursery and purchased about 20 very expensive trees. We have apparently lost 8 so far.
On May 24, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On Jun 1, 2012 1:46 PM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you very much! Enjoy and Happy Gardening."
|On May 19, 2012, trjonas Charlotte, NC wrote:
This review compares my experiences ordering from Gurneys and White Flower Farms. (I'll also post this review under White Flower Farms on this website.) I had positive experiences with both companies.
On May 19, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 22, 2012 9:02 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you very much for your posting. We appreciate you letting us know about your experience with our company. Happy Gardening!"
|On May 5, 2012, jjr149 Shiloh, PA wrote:
I am a first time customer of Gurneys, and have been completely satisfied with my experience with them. Specifically, I completed two separate orders, one for flowers/shrub and the other for raspberries/blackberries:
On May 5, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 10, 2012 10:01 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your plants."
|On Apr 29, 2012, champcooper Houston, TX wrote:
Ordered from this company last year successfully and decided to try them again. Was not disappointed, the 4 Indian Pinks I ordered were well packed in the cardboard tubes and looked great. all are planted and doing well (3 days later). My only negative is the length of time for delivery, I ordered in early March and they just arrived here in Tx, almost 2 months later. We had a very warm winter and these could have been in the ground for weeks. Otherwise a very affirmative positive for Gurneys.
On Apr 29, 2012, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
"On May 3, 2012 10:06 AM, Gurney's Seed & Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your posting. We apologize it took so long to receive your order. When shipping our plants we follow the guidelines set up by the USDA and ship at the proper planting time for your zone based on availability,"