On Feb 15, 2011, VA_GARDEN Hood, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Order from this company only if you are extraordinarily patient. I purchased 12 tree peonies via E-Bay in August and September of 2009. I received 4 of them in March 2010, and received the final 8 in February 2011 - that's a year and a half! I would still be waiting, but I requested that they substitute anything they had on hand just to get my final 8 shipped. I considered a negative rating, but on the plus side they were wonderful about answering my numerous E-mail queries - usually within 24 hours. For the price, the plants weren't bad - 3 of the 4 I put I last spring did fairly well, despite a very dry summer and my inability to water the far reaches of my garden.
On Feb 15, 2011, Sexy Bloomers (South Creek Nursery of Palmyra) responded with:
"On Feb 15, 2011 11:23 PM, Sexy Bloomers (South Creek Nursery of Palmyra) responded with:
We were glad to be of assistance to our buyer. Our china partner travels throughout the region to find our "special requests." Sometimes it takes them longer that we prefer to get us our selections. Rule changes on plant imports did toss a monkey wrench into the work -- but we do get the plants out, and we can offer substitutions if more of one variety arrives than another. Cudooes to this buyer. The plants we receive must be dormant, and devoid of all soil to pass Alphis inspection. Dormant / dry when received.. does not mean they are dead, but waiting for soil to start going.
On May 6, 2006, Valentina_S West Bend, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
My experience with this company was actually negative. I was convinced the plants will never be sent. They finally came, some in April and the rest of them in May of 2006. Since August 2005 when I ordered them, Cher promised the plants will be sent in October, then November, then end of November, them December, and so on.... It was extremely frustrating to keep asking about them, and every time to get another lie. I think I must have gotten every reason under the sun for this company's inability to do what they're supposed to.
On the bright side, the plants were really nice. Not all of them, but most. I hope they will manage to go through this season ok.
The Rockii peonies were very nice and big, with many brances. I don't know though if they are still dormant (it's May) or dead. I guess will see.
I am not sure I would order from this company again. The plants and the prices are very nice. But the frustration...