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|On Jul 15, 2013, jfkiii UNION MILLS, NC wrote:
I placed my first order with Santa Rosa Gardens ; it won't be the last! Perfect packaging, with obvious great care to assure no damage in transit. Their sale prices are compelling.
|On Jul 3, 2013, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on October 4, 2012, updated July 3, 2013
On July 3rd, 2013, Ispahan added the following:
Again, I have nothing to criticize about this wonderful company and I mail order from many, many nurseries. Prices, customer service, packing, shipping costs and quality/size of plant material are all thoroughly excellent. I only wish I had seized the opportunity to order even more Geranium 'Rozanne' from the end of season sale before they were sold out!
Santa Rosa, please look into expanding your selections of hardy geraniums and unusual perennials! I would love to see you offer:
--Geraniums like 'Lilac Ice', 'Bevan's Variety', 'Sweet Heidi', 'Syabru', 'Orion', 'Brookside', 'Crystal Lake', etc.
--Thalictrums like 'Splendide', 'Black Stockings', 'Evening Star' and 'Hewitt's Double' as well as T. rochebruneanum
--more cultivars of Phlox divaricata
--Agastaches like 'Blue Blazes' and 'Ava'
And many other things! Keep up the excellent work, excellent quality and excellent prices!
|On Jul 1, 2013, pattygreengenes Lansdale, PA wrote:
Posted on June 15, 2012, updated July 1, 2013
On April 30th, 2012, pattygreengenes added the following:
Received my 2012 order last week. Carefully packaged as usual. They confirm your order and keep you up to date on the shipping status. An excellent company. The morning glory I ordered, though, was infested with whitefly and I think I will have to dump it.
On June 15th, 2012, pattygreengenes added the following:
Ordered another 10 or so plants. Santa Rosa and Lazy SS are my to two favorite sources. The plants I received are healthy, well packed and the shipping was very fast considering it had to cross the entire country. Love these guys - deserve their top 5 status.
Also, the morning glory has recovered now that it is outside and is blooming.
On July 1st, 2013, pattygreengenes added the following:
Santa Rosa has replaced Bluestone in my heart as a source of inexpensive but healthy plant material. I love the sales as they give me an opportunity to try out plants that might be a bit iffy in my zone without spending a lot of money. Their communication is always prompt and the plants carefully packaged. I recommend them to everyone.
This year I bought:
Agastache hybrida Heatwave $2.99
Agastache Summer Sunset $2.99
Duranta erecta Cuban Gold $1.99
Helleborus orientalis Yellow Lady $2.99
Lavandula Provence $1.99
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips $2.99
Hosta Fragrant Blue $2.99
|On Jun 28, 2013, obliqua Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
I often buy plants online, as a first time buyer at Santa Rosa, their quality is "beyond" the best I have ever received!!!!! These are $2.99 plants, and I did not expect such large beautiful plants. I ordered a number of "pia" hydrangea, which were lush and healthy. Where I live, these same size plants sell for $34!!!! I am in shock! I will spread the word.
|On Jun 21, 2013, COgardener2675 Fort Collins, CO wrote:
I buy via mail order frequently - but have never recv'd plants in such amazing condition. Each plant had a little "sock" around it, hand wrapped in brown paper, and obviously spritzed with water for their trip to CO. (they brown paper was still moist)
On Jun 21, 2013, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
"On Jun 21, 2013 3:49 PM, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
Glad to have you as a new customer! Happy gardening!"
|On Jun 18, 2013, erika2me Fruit Hill, OH wrote:
I have been a long time customer of santa rosa but my last order didn't go quite as I had planned. It seems SR is taking shortcuts I have never seen them take before, making me wonder if they should still be my go to mail order nursery.
On Jun 18, 2013, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
"On Jun 18, 2013 10:50 PM, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
We appreciate your feedback, and we certainly value you as a loyal customer. You can be assured that our goal is to always provide our customers with the best priced plants AND the best customer service in our industry. Our top goal, however, is to provide plants that will succeed for our customers. We grow many varieties of plants and our standard plant size is one that we are proud to offer and are confident will succeed for our customers. We worked hard to develop a pot size that is shippable but DOES set us apart from the bare-root and liner suppliers. For Santa Rosa Gardens, it's simple: If a plant does not succeed, we have failed and will do what it takes to remedy the situation.
|On Jun 16, 2013, rjmckenna2 Kenosha, WI wrote:
Issue: I received my order today of the 7 miscanthus sine sis Little Zebra. Of the 7 all but 1 are very nice. I would like to get this 1 replaced with 1 of equal size to the others.
On Jun 16, 2013, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
"On Jun 18, 2013 10:53 PM, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
So glad the resolve worked out. We had a very busy season and more folks gathering plants in the greenhouse than ever before. If a poor plant is selected and shipped, we want to know...so that we can correct the problem. Thanks and happy gardening!"
|On Jun 15, 2013, cohahn Quincy, MA wrote:
Great company! Two orders this year. Both came EXTREMELY fast. PERFECT and best packaging I have gotten for plants and I get a lot of plants and bulbs via web companies. The plants that came were all very large (much larger than most companies) and appeared very healthy. Every plant is doing well. I am very satisfied and will be using them again! One of my orders was a clearance sale for end of the season. I ordered and RECEIVED the plants within one week!
|On Jun 14, 2013, Patt52 Rydal, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
First time ordering from this company, and now I see why so many people love them!! I was very happy to see such large well rooted plants that was delivered to my door. I will certainly be a return customer as I see plants that I need or want to try. The two grasses I ordered were huge and the other plants were nice also. A little disappointed that one I have been wanting was out of stock, but I totally understand when it is an end of Spring Sale! Thanks so much SRG! I'm sure I will be ordering again in the Fall!
|On Jun 7, 2013, Colo5b Boulder, CO wrote:
I ordered Bargain Bench and sale items at the end of spring sale, and I got a fabulous order, excellent in all respects. I expected little plugs for these prices, but I got larger, healthier plants than even expensive mail-order nurseries send, and what a DEAL!
On Jun 7, 2013, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
"On Jun 18, 2013 10:55 PM, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
Great feedback on the packaging. We're constantly working on it to improve! Thank you for your business."
|On May 29, 2013, dlaurence Richmond, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
I've ordered plants from Santa Rosa for many years now. This year, I just received 20 Karl Foerster (Calamagrostis). Here's what I like about this company:
|On May 14, 2013, stormcloud Yonkers, NY wrote:
Santa Rosa is one of the absolute best online nurseries...My order was received well packaged with hearty plants. Great customer service and communication.
|On May 9, 2013, cwsomm Dundalk, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
I just recieved my shipment of hostas and an apple mint plant. As always, the packaging was the best of any company that I use. The plants arrived in wonderful condition.
|On May 8, 2013, Gully Ellicott City, MD wrote:
Order arrived at the time I requested. Plants were nicely packaged and each covered by a mesh sleeve which allowed the plants to breath but stay protected. Good and healthy, these plants were nicely sized for the price.
|On May 6, 2013, lakeladyj Crestline, CA wrote:
I received my recent order today. Everything was perfect, as usual. Much to my surprise I received 8 plants instead of the 6 that I ordered! Someone found two Carex Everdi that were unavailable and they were sent to me free of charge!
|On May 6, 2013, Jollydog Shippensburg, PA wrote:
There is a reason Santa Rosa Gardens is a Watchdog 30 company. When they say "100% satisfied, they mean it. I have ordered from this wonderful company in the past and have always been extremely pleased.
|On May 6, 2013, mombly Carrollton, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on June 15, 2011, updated May 6, 2013
On May 6th, 2013, mombly added the following:
WOW again. I usually make most of my purchases from Santa Rosa during their end of season sales, so I had forgotten how really great their plants are in the spring. I'm always happy with the sale plants, but the plants in this shipment couldn't be better! Over the past couple of years, you've become the only online plant company I purchase from. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
|On May 3, 2013, Marilynbeth wrote:
Posted on June 19, 2011, updated May 3, 2013
On May 3rd, 2013, Marilynbeth added the following:
Received two boxes this year and all were packed very well and all looked great!
Great place to get perennials and a great price!
|On Apr 26, 2013, rmtrout Hopatcong, NJ wrote:
So absolutely suprised and delighted by my Santa Rosa purchase! I ordered Dianthus Brilliant Star and Coreopsis auriculata Nana. All of the plants were beautifully and meticulously packed. And the plants were large, gorgeous and healthy! I can't wait to order from them again.
|On Apr 26, 2013, Skypilot3474 NELLYSFORD, VA wrote:
I'm writing here to give Santa Rosa Gardens a great thumbs up! I placed an order for four of their small fountain grasses called "Piglet". They were shipped and packed very well and the plants were healthy and of good size, but then I noticed that a part of one of the plants looked suspiciously like crab grass. I called Santa Rosa and the lady answering apologized for the shipment and said she'd send another as a free replacement.
|On Apr 24, 2013, timonsgirl Mount Prospect, IL wrote:
I can't believe I completely forgot to rate this company last year!
|On Apr 22, 2013, Bella30127 Powder Springs, GA wrote:
My experience with Santa Rosa Gardens has been excellent. I had been using Bluestone Perennials for years but their prices have become too high. So far, I've placed two orders with Santa Rosa and the plants have been very healthy looking, packaged well and their prices are far more reasonable. I'm so glad I discovered them as they have become my "go to" source for online ordering.
|On Apr 17, 2013, BlackDogKurt Seymour, CT wrote:
Posted on May 5, 2009, updated April 17, 2013
On April 17th, 2013, BlackDogKurt added the following:
I ordered several more plants in 2013 - Aquilegia canadensis, Buddleia davidii Black Knight, and Lobelia cardinalis. As with before, everything arrived on time and in perfect condition.
On Apr 17, 2013, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
"On May 5, 2009 12:26 PM, Santa Rosa Gardens responded with:
Thanks so much for the comments and for your business. Thanks also for understanding about the short delay with the Panicum grasses. Panicums are one of the last grasses out of dormancy for us and we don't like to ship until they are showing good growth. "
|On Apr 7, 2013, chaser12 Fort Worth, TX wrote:
I don't know if I have the words to describe everything that is good about Santa Rosa gardens.They give you the best in customer service.The plants are always delivered on time.The plants you receive are always packaged the correct way and always in great condition.Now for my own experience.I have only been gardening for a couple of years.But I have over 3000s.f.of new gardens.I have looked for something to take my mind off of things I have had to deal with for over thirty years.One day I took an interest in gardening and have spent almost all of my time researching gardening from A-Z.I used a couple of other nurseries with not so good results.Then I found Santa Rosa and I will never go any where else.I want to thank them for all you have done for me.Gardening has put the smile back on this old warriors face.
|On Mar 18, 2013, JonSchneider Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
great customer service and great products deserves recognition. Once again, SRG comes through with both. Their packaging methods is superior and I never lose soil as a result. Jude and SRG are well deserving of a top 30 spot!
|On Dec 30, 2012, HumbertoD Atlanta, GA wrote:
Fantastic customer service.
|On Nov 13, 2012, nikkers390 Fort Myers, FL wrote:
I ordered from their end of season sale. The prices were incredible!
|On Oct 28, 2012, SoTX Karnes City, TX wrote:
In more than 30 years of mail order plants, SRG is hands-down the all-time best I have seen. Plants, prices, packing, & service are superb.
|On Oct 13, 2012, Zone7B8A Fayetteville, GA wrote:
I recently placed two orders during their end of season sale. Most were 4" pots for less than others charge for 2" pots. I hade one variegated plant that had reverted and they sent an immediate replacement. Service is fast and plants were perfect. They have 7.99 flat rate shipping unlike others where the shipping costs as much as the plants! I got two big boxes sent packed full of plants for 7.99 shipping and handling and they send you an e-mail when they've shipped. Their packing is as as good as or better than most also. Jude Groninger is awesome and answers any e-mails immediately.
|On Oct 12, 2012, Randy98745 Bloomfield, NJ wrote:
I found these guys on Dave's and figured I would give a try. I placed my order on Sunday night and the plants arrived onThursday with timely email notifications and at great prices. They have an excellent variety of ornamental grasses and perennials The packaging was perfect and the plants very healthy and a very generous size. I wouldl order from them again.
|On Oct 5, 2012, shelbycountyal Lake Purdy, AL wrote:
I ordered several plants from Santa Rosa Gardens at incredibly low prices at the end-of-season sale-not really expecting much at those prices. I spoke to Jude who was very courteous. She emailed the tracking number as soon as my package was dispatched. Within days I received beautiful, large plants that were in excellent condition, as they were very well packed. In addition to my order I received a beautiful new Gaura cultivar as a free gift! I have been mailordering plants for over 17 years and this is the best company I have ever dealt with.
|On Oct 4, 2012, juhur7 Anderson, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on September 13, 2012, updated October 4, 2012
On September 13th, 2012, juhur7 added the following:
Bought some Delosperma cooperii ice plants for the rock garden,real nice plants, in great shape upon arrival ,and they came right on time to information. This company has nice plants and a great information process. This is my second order from them. I have no doubt I will again.
On October 4th, 2012, juhur7 added the following:
I placed a third time order with them,It all arrived quickly in good shape.All as good or better than the first time,with that, I am extremely pleased!!!
|On Sep 30, 2012, dlewisny Hazlet, NJ wrote:
I gave SRG a try because they had so many good reviews. However, when I saw their prices, I felt it had to be too good to be true and they must send little seedlings. I was so surprised when my first order arrived. Great packing, and nice sized healthy plants. SRG is a great find and I am redoing the garden beds with much of their product. The 80% sale forced me to do that because I ordered so many plants! :)
|On Sep 29, 2012, samosa San Diego, CA wrote:
I have ordered several times from Santa Rosa gardens. they always excel in quality of plants, packing, shipping and COST. I just ordered about 15+ plants from their year end sale. All of the plants were good size, healthy, well packed and shipped quickly. I have nothing but great things to say about Santa Rosa.My only suggestion is to add more rare plants/tropicals to their list, then I won't have to shop from 10 different places. I could just get most of my plants from Santa Rosa Gardens :-)
|On Sep 27, 2012, bluecolumbine Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Great prices, fantastic customer service, well-established and healthy plants. They're my favorite place to order from!
|On Sep 27, 2012, SBounds2 Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I just received my first order from Santa Rosa Gardens, and I was blown away! The plants are large and healthy. The packaging is superb. The end-of-season prices were fantastic. Regular prices are very good, too, especially considering the size and quality of plants compared to other mail order companies. I've sworn off mail ordering plants several times in the past, but I'm so happy with the 47 plants I just received that I ordered 37 more. Santa Rosa Gardens is now my go-to mail order company.
|On Jul 19, 2012, etnredclay Spring City, TN wrote:
Posted on July 11, 2012, updated July 19, 2012
|On Jul 16, 2012, echinaceamaniac (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye.' They have sent it twice and I still don't have the correct plant. I don't like leaving negative feedback, but they seem to have a problem getting the correct plants sent out. Also, the other plants I received from them this year were tiny. Example: Hydrangea 'Zebra' - It was 3 inches tall and cost $9.99. It died and there was nothing I could do to save it. It was just a tiny cutting!
|On Jul 7, 2012, Sam1999 Ann Arbor, MI wrote:
As another reviewer said their prices seem too good to be true, especially the sales.....what great deals. The plants were bigger than I expected for the price. I placed 3 or 4 orders this year (probably around 100 plants total) and even with this extremely hot weather we are having here everything is doing well. Will definitely order again.