On Apr 17, 2014, gmanager999 College Station, TX wrote:
I placed a large order with Lazy S'S and my order yesterday. As is typical with deliveries I receive via USPS, the boxes were pretty banged up (despite the warnings you had on the outside of the boxes). However, when I opened the boxes I was greatly surprised that everything looked great! I am thoroughly impressed by the packing job that Lazy S'S did with the plants I received. To go to the extra trouble to ďdouble potĒ the plants, put rubber bands around the pots to secure the contents and place the green sticks in the pots to keep the rubber bands in place showed tremendous attention to detail that I rarely see with my plant orders. I was also impressed with the stickers on some of the plants advising me of certain conditions like shallow rooted, dormant, etc. Again, I have not seen this before (and I have ordered a lot of plants this past year). Because of the sphagnum moss surrounding the base of each plant, the plants were all still moist. All of the plants look healthy and ready to be planted in their new home.
Needless to say I will be recommending Lazy SíS Farm Nursery to all of my gardening friends.
On Apr 10, 2014, Sweetbear27 Middleburg, FL wrote:
After searching numerous websites for the plant of my choice, I discovered the item in stock and available for immediate shipping at Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery, so I placed an order for a sweetbesty plant. I was very pleased to received the plant in less than one week. The plant was packaged very professionally and arrived in excellent condition. I emailed to inform the company the plant had arrived safely, and was very pleased to receive a gracious thanks, additional care instructions for my new "baby" and a really nice picture of the nursery employees. I will definitely use their site for any of my future plant needs. My experience was GREAT! I highly recommend this business.
I've ordered from Lazy S twice. Both times communication was good, I received exactly what I ordered when I expected it, and the plants were beautifully grown and packed. They also offer an exceptionally wide selection of great uncommon garden plants. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone.
On Dec 11, 2013, BBrandon77 Knoxville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
They are not alone, but I think LazyS acts irresponsible by giving the wrong impression about invasive species they offer for sale. They claim that they depend on the gardener to use good judgement when choosing a plant, but then give misleading information throughout their site.
Frequently, they make statements like, "Potential Noxious Weed...means i(f) your yard (is) in a controlled neighborhood, it's fine. If you live near a wild or native area that you can't maintain, monitor and control, then you shouldn't plant this plant." Very few, if any, gardeners can maintain, monitor, and control an area of a few square miles around their garden. Many invasive plants are spread through predation, and seeds are often carried for a great distance before being deposited. Small seeds can also be carried considerable distances by wind. Put simply, the "reassuring" statements scattered through their website is irresponsible and misguided. It's one thing to sell invasive plants, but this kind of misinformation may be even worse!
On Dec 11, 2013, Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery responded with:
As a grandmother of 2 soon to be 3 I'm concerned both professionally and personally about invasive plants. I've literally awakened in the night with a Panic Attack over Kudzu.
So that readers can see the full information you mention and quote from on Invasive Plants, it is here: http://www.lazyssfarm.com/storefront.htm
and covers half of the single most important page on our website. Invasive plants are not something we take lightly.
Like many vendors, we struggle to find a reasonable balance when choosing and describing plants. If they're invasive everywhere, we don't sell them. If they're fine some places and not others, due to growing conditions, we say as much. We make easily available links so that each customer can check if they're concerned about the status of a plant in their area. We have a special symbol that marks plants on our site that are invasive in some part of the country. We won't ship plants to states where they are listed as Noxious Weeds and say as much directly below the submit button. We link, in huge letters, to the National Arboretum's discussion of Invasive Plants. If there's a specific plant(s)/description(s) that you're concerned with I will be MORE than happy to revisit our description and see if it needs to be updated or more forceful. But a general comment doesn't help me know specifically what I need to look at. I've removed plants after having them called to my attention by a concerned customer when their status changed. I wish everyone was concerned as you are but if you actually want me to re-evaluate a description, please write me with specifics. I'll be more than happy to take a look at it. I'm Debby Sheuchenko and I can be reached directly at email@example.com"
On Oct 26, 2013, LindaGrigsby Weatherford, TX wrote:
I recently ordered and received several mums. They arrived exactly as informed and were packed the best of any plants I've ever received. All are in excellent shape, ready to go into the ground. I am so happy to know of this company and would not hesitate to order again.
On Oct 24, 2013, chuckssite Powhatan, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on April 14, 2012, updated October 24, 2013
The plants arrived safely on Monday, 4/1012. I really like the packaging method that prevents them from being tossed around and broken. They all looked to be in great shape with no stress, just a couple of broken leaf tips, probably from handling during packing, but it is possible I contributed during movement from the box to removal of packing materials to initial watering to placement in the ground. These plants were a good size, comparable to those I might buy in a local nursery. Although the pots are smaller than nursery purchases, they seem to be adequate and much larger and more secure than the 3 inch pots from other mail order catalogs (whose products are no where near as nice as yours). Your selection is excellent, and I found plants that I could not even get locally. Dave's guide was my initial clue that you even existed! This is my first purchase from Lazy Sís Farm, and I will be back and will never return to the catalog nursery that I have previously used, spending thousands of $, mostly on plants that were no more than roots with no foliage or so small that it would take a miracle for them to live. There is a better way to do this, and you have found it! Thanks for great service. You have earned my positive review.
On October 24th, 2013, chuckssite added the following:
I have ordered more products in the Spring of 2013 and now in the fall. I am really pleased with the large selection and many selections of each type plant. As stated last year, I really like the method of packing. The 1 quart plastic container is topped with moss and wrapped in plastic to keep the plant moist and the plant material intact during shipping. This package is then secured by placing it into another plastic container. Sticks are placed in the container to separate layers of plants in the shipping box. There is almost no way for shipping damage to occur. The "sticks" are also helpful when I plant the items as they serve as markers in the garden. And, I just want to mention that this company is the best, the very best, in responding to comments with illustrative facts about all relative aspects of the order - what they do to fill the order, how they schedule, what they guarantee and why, and offer advice and solutions if one has questions or there is a problem. And, they are quite prompt with their response. I wish I had known of Lazy S'S years ago before I wasted so much money on unsatisfactory plants at other mail order houses.
Thanks to Dave's Garden, I have ordered from Lazy S'S before. This experience was again a positive one. I ordered some shrubs, then decided to add one more plant to my order after I had submitted it. I almost did not buy the last plant because it is usually a hassle to change an order. Not so. My shrubs arrived together, in good condition and were well packaged. I look forward to a colorful 2014.
I bought a home a few years ago, am finally adding plantings, but am fairly new to gardening and felt a bit overwhelmed with picking out plants. I can't say enough good things about the staff at Lazy S'S. The description and information on each plant on the website was incredibly helpful. Pete answered all my additional questions about specific plants and general questions in a timely manner. The varieties of plants they grow is tremendous; they carry probably the most of any nursery I researched online. The plants arrived on the anticipated date, packed expertly, appeared healthy and in excellent condition, and the soil was still moist in the August heat! Communication with Debby was excellent in the days following receiving the plants and I feel as if the staff at Lazy S'S really care about gardening and helping you in any way they can. The plants look great a week later after planting and I look forward to ordering from Lazy S'S again.
I ordered 4 varieties of shrub and some bee balm. I had made a special request on one of the items and Debby very kindly explained to me why my request was not possible and set me up with some replacement shrubs.
Even though there was a slight mixup during actual shipping (based on the changes to my order, I think things got a bit confusing), it was resolved very quickly and courteously.
The plants arrived in great condition and all are showing healthy new growth in my yard. I am very pleased with the quality of the product AND the customer service provided. I will definitely use Lazy S again.
I have ordered plants through the mail from many different nurseries, and Lazy S'S Farm is the best by far. My tree arrived packaged in such a careful manner no one could have guessed by looking at it that it had traveled across the street let alone across several states. I was impressed with the size as I expected a much smaller item, and amazed at the health as well as I did not expect my little tree to be so bushy and have so many healthy leaves. They are also extremely fast, helpful, and courteous when communicating with customers.
I look forward to doing more business with Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery and would recommend them to any gardener.
On Jul 27, 2013, NorthSC North, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
I purchased two plants from them so far: Stuartia monadelpha and Pseudocydonia chinensis. They are nice plants, although I'd prefer if they were not topped off (many nurseries do that), to give them a chance to grow straight up naturally (-: please have some unpruned ones, next time I will pay the extra shipping fee :-). Pseudocydonia chinensis is growing fast and is doing very well in a pot, but regarding Stuartia monadelpha upon planting in the pot it's leaves started yellowing on one side (perhaps from exposure to the Sun) and then drying up a lot on all sides. It did not like the sunny window in the sun room, so I brought it outside under a polycarbonate rain shelter, but it kept quickly drying up and I thought it is going to die or it may not like growing in a 7 gallon pot, but I kept waiting for many weeks and after I reduced watering and gave it ice cubes instead several times, it showed growth finally. Not sure if ice helped, but perhaps a slight shade (10%) and reduced watering may have helped. I suppose if there was a disease in the soil it would have died. It grew a couple inches new branches here and there, but still looks pretty bad. I hope it will recover soon, so I can plant it in the ground next spring and buy more of these plants that are almost impossible to germinate from seed. Communication from Debby was great.
On Jul 21, 2013, rkwright85 Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have ordered from a number of mail-order sites and after receiving my latest plant from them (Daphne x burkwoodii 'Moonlight Sonata') I am convinced they are the best. They have a great selection of unique plants and by far the nicest daphne I have ever bought (mail-order or retail). The temperatures were in the mid 90's when they shipped it and I was expecting to see a wilted plant when I opened the box but it didn't appear stressed at all. This was the third time I have ordered from them and I have been impressed with every plant I have received. A lot of mail-order nurseries need to see the way Lazy S ships plants because they know what they are doing. Their prices are fair, the plants are healthy, well-branched and well-rooted. They don't send twigs in a pot, they are nicer than most plants you will see in a garden center. They tell you when you can expect to receive plants and even suggest leaving a message for your mail carrier so your plants don't bake in the sun after being dropped off. Lazy S wants their customers to succeed and that is the type of nursery I want to order plants from.
I would like to share my fantastic experience with this nursery. We have been working on a huge landscape install this spring and needed to find plants that were not available at local nurseries. I have been dealing with many, many nurseries this spring and I ordered plants from Lazy SS Farm & Nursery.
First of all, I was extremely impressed with their communication from the moment I placed an order. I received another message alerting me to the fact that my order was closing and about to be packaged. Then I received a notice telling me that my order was about to be shipped and that they wanted to know if everything arrived okay!
Secondly, I received a meticulously packaged set of plants that were in impeccable shape. They have a very unique way of shipping their plants so they are not damaged. All of the plants were healthy and we've planted them - they are all doing fantastic.
With no exaggeration, this may be the best nursery that I've ever dealt with - hands down. I'm impressed and want to commend you for the fantastic service that you provide. I won't hesitate to order from you again! Thank you for your attention to quality and detail.
On Jul 12, 2013, Delta2 Princeton North, NJ wrote:
Lazy S's is extraordinary!! I was lucky enough to have found Lazy S'S on the Dave's Garden website and, after spending hours looking at their VAST SELECTION of plants on their EXCEPTIONALLY INFORMATIVE and very easy to navigate website, I placed an order during the hot, humid days of summer. All plants arrived two days after shipping, and they were very healthy, packed in a way that ensured that nothing broke and they remained in moist soil. Communication from Debby at Lazy S's was prompt, helpful, and personalized. This nursery is positively phenomenal for their wide selction of plants, communication, and obvious love for what they do. I have bought from several other mail order sites, and Lazy S's is now going to be my main source (except for roses, which they do not carry).
I have been dealing Lazy S'S for years and they have always been wonderful. Debby is great to work with and will let you know when something just isn't ready to ship and needs a little time so it can make it to you safely. They have such an amazing selection of plants, I can't even fit a quarter of the ones I want in my gardening area.
Everything they ship has always been healthy and happy, though I've killed things by mistake. I have a Hort degree from VT, but even then I still make mistakes with the plants sometimes. They have always been happy to give me some insider information to help keep the plants in great condition, not to mention all the information they make available on the website. Keep up the good work!
I am an experienced gardener and have ordered and planted over 60 species/cultivars from online companies in the last last year to start plantings at a new home. I have a PhD in plant pathology and understand the requirements of establishing new plants successfully. All this to say, I'm not a plant light weight. When I order plts I expect to treat them gently to get started and to place them in appropriate cultural conditions for their particular needs. If plants don't survive (which is rarely) I usually understand why. I don't casually expect vendors to provide refunds or replacements, but sometimes it is appropriate. I expected Lazy S Farms to do something to compensate me for the wilt death of two plants ordered from them on April 8, 2013 - a Salvia greggi and an oak leaf hydrangea. Both arrived as tiny rooted cuttings. I followed directions, hardened them off and planted them in well drained soil with appropriate sun for each. They both grew for about two months then wilted, turned brown and died. These characteristics are that of a soil borne disease. They were planted along with other perennials in reclaimed woodland soil with not history of prior diseased plants. The chaste tree cutting I bought at the same time is still living. We have had good rainfall this spring and the deaths are not a result of drought or standing water. Upon contacting the company was am distressed that they checked their greenhouse and said that everything there was living, so they would do nothing to compensate me for the two dead plants. Plants with root disease living in ideal green house conditions may thrive only to show symptoms when faced with more strenuous cultural conditions of the real garden. I believe the plants arrived in contaminated soil, hence their demise. These were both very expensive, given the tiny cutting that arrived. Thus I expected the company to look at my history of ordering from them, and replace or give me a credit for this order. I don't expect a refund on every plant that dies, but I expect a reputable vendor to back up their products in a situation such as this. So warning...this company has a wonderful selection of plants, but they may come as tiny cuttings from a greenhouse situation. They are relatively very expensive for their size. I believe they were contaminated with a soil borne disease organism at time of shipment and the company should have compensated me in some way. At least give me the benefit of their doubt to keep a future very good customer. We corresponded and I explain what I have here, but was only told that every thing they had now of those species was doing fine, so there must not be a problem. Oh they did suggest that spraying of urine by a dog might have caused the problem...not the case. I've noted that the company is up for sale. Maybe this explains their response to this complaint.
First of all, we've been for sale (on record with realtors for 10 years) due to my husband's health issues - ultimately resulting in double knee replacement surgeries this winter, a Titanium Disc in his back some years ago and severe arthritis in shoulders and hands. We were for sale before we even starting doing mail order 7 years ago. I resent the implication that my response regarding the plants had anything to do with our being for sale. That was just a mean spirited comment. We did not send 'rooted cuttings'. These exact specific plants were for sale in the Fall carried over to spring -- records available to Dave's Garden Staff upon request. We've shipped these exact same plants from the Hydrangea quercifolia crop to 11 customers with no other complaints and to 9 other customers for the Salvia greggii crop with no complaints. Records available to Dave's Garden Staff upon request. And when people lose plants, they write. I would have heard if there had been problems. I'm sorry she lost the plants after they'd been planted for months and doing fine until recently. She requested a refund or REPLACEMENT of the plants. If she feels the plants were the problem, why ask for a replacement? I DID NOT REFUSE A REFUND nor did I refuse to send replacements. First I checked our remaining plants and sent photos. All healthy, Salvias blooming. Our plants are routinely inspected by the Va. Dept. of Agriculture to maintain our Nursery License. But I respect her credentials and with my last mail of today, I thought we were still having a dialogue about the situation and whether a refund/replacement was called for. Imagine my utter surprise my upon reading this post.
On Jun 30, 2013, Sos07 IJAMSVILLE, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
Healthy plants,excellently packed! This nursery is a cut above the past mail order nurseries that I have dealt with.I tried them because they are in Virginia,closer to me than others.I will happily order from them again
One of the nicest things about gardening is the sharing of plants. One's garden becomes a sort of memory book. I would not expect that to include plants that are mail ordered from an out of state company. In this case, however, not only did the plants arrive on time and in excellent condition, but the folks at Lazy S took a personal interest both in those plants and my satisfaction.
So, I want to assure Lazy S that the plants will be given a good home and receive the best of care - just as they have been accustomed to getting at the nursery.
Great experience and I will order again.
This is my second order from this company. I placed my first order in early spring and was extremely satisfied. All the plants have been doing really well and have grown tremendously. This nursery offers a huge list of perennials that you won't find anywhere else. I had very specific needs for my yard, I needed plants that would grow near black walnuts, in heavy clay soil and provide nectar for my honeybees. After extensive research, I finally had a long list of perennials I wanted but could not find many of them in town. I was lucky to find Lazyssfarm. Their packaging is great and so is the quality and size of the plants. Their shipping fees might seem a little high but they are clearly explained on their website. I probably would not mail order a more common plant like echinacea purpurea if it can easily be found in town for cheaper but if you are looking for specific hard to find perennials and/or you don't want your garden to look like everyone else on the street, I think that they are one of your best option out there. I also appreciate their sense of ethics in the fact that they don't use growth regulators. I have a long list of plants on my wish list that I will eventually order from them. Now, I just hope that somebody will buy the nursery and keep it going since it is for sale... wish I had the money!
On Jun 16, 2013, slumpond Stockett, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:
This spring I ordered 5 plants from Lazy s. The plants arrived in perfect condition and are all growing well. The packing was far the best I have ever seen, and I have bought from several dozen mail order houses. This was the first time I was ever 100% satisfied with an order. They have a very extensive selection of plants.
On Jun 13, 2013, vanh3829 Cottage Grove, WI wrote:
My order arrived today, and was placed in the shade (I was not home). When I unpacked it, I was most impressed by the care taken to see that the plant arrived undamaged and healthy. I had wondered about the high shipping cost, but I wanted that plant; their method of shipping was worth every penny.
I planted a lovely, healthy, undamaged plant.
This is a company that stands by its guarantees with no hassles whatsoever. I had ordered some plants last summer (late in the season, but thought there was a chance). Unfortunately, 4 plants barely showed signs of growth at delivery, but Debby asked me to wait and see if anything came up in the spring as they might have already gone dormant. Sorry to say, nothing ever grew. When I contacted them in May with the news, they did not hesitate and last week 4 extremely healthy replacement plants ($0.00) arrived. It's a pleasure to deal with such an ethical company with great products. I look forward to new orders.
I have ordered plants from several "big name" online nurseries, and Lazy S'S is by far the best. Their website is easy to navigate and contains plenty of information. They have a shipping program that ensures your order will be fresh and healthy - plants are pulled specifically for the orders that come in during a shipping time window, and are sent out in superb condition.
I almost cried (really!) when I opened my first order - all the plants were green, unless dormant, and in great condition. It was exciting to get them looking so well and packed so wonderfully - I couldn't wait to get them in the ground.
I definitely recommend them, especially if you're interested in getting something a little less common, or unusual.
On May 30, 2013, rebecca101 Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered from Lazy S's a couple of times. They have a really amazing selection of plants - quite a few things I can't find anywhere else. They are not my first choice mail order nursery, partly because their prices and shipping fees are SO high, and partly because I'm in the north and they're in the south. I've lost several of their plants due to transplant shock, and some things sit around for months doing nothing for the same reason. Because of my climate more northern sources work better for me, obviously not their fault. Would be a top source for southern gardeners, I'm sure. The plants, packaging, service are all excellent, and I do still turn to them when I can't find things elsewhere.
We are very pleased with our purchase and order experience with Lazy S'S Farm and Nursery. The on-line catalogue is easy to browse and informative. After placing our order, we received a timely confirmation, with a projected mailing schedule sent the following day. The day of shipment, we again were notified and thus knew which day the plants would arrive. The plants themselves were astonishingly well-packaged: protected from damage en route (movement, crushing, etc.) and protected from drying with plastic bag lined, double containers, as well as several inches of sphagnum moss. We will gladly order from Lazy S'S again!
On May 23, 2013, kitrocks Columbiaville, MI wrote:
Opened box and audibly ooh/ahhd with a huge smile over the treasures within! NEVER in 2 decades of mail ordering from all over the U.S. have I received plants that not only were the ones I MYSELF would have chosen they also were of nice size and received in such pristine condition one would never have guessed they underwent a shipping process! I MAY NEVER ORDER FROM ANOTHER NURSERY AGAIN! Great job shippers! also must rave over the varieties offered. LOVIN' ME SOME LAZY S!
Posted on May 11, 2012, updated May 23, 2013
Posted on May 2, 2011, updated May 11, 2012
Posted on June 11, 2010, updated May 2, 2011
I received my first order from Lazy S'S this week and I am extremely pleased. I used them based on all the great reviews here. The plants I received were in incredible shape and packed perfectly. Makes me even angrier about a shipment I received from another company earlier this Spring that just had poor quality plants, but I had a gift certificate so I had no option. I also enjoyed the personal attention that Lazy gives, they kept me informed about the shipment and how the plants may look due to their well water. I highly recommend them.
On May 2nd, 2011, pmabreu added the following:
Received my second order from Lazy S'S this past week using their big box discount. And once again they did not disappoint, the plants are packed perfectly as everybody else has noticed. And the plants are quite large, I have them hardening off next to another order of plants I received from another excellent online company and these plants are much larger. They really do an excellent job with the entire ordering process.
And to update on last year's order all the plants have come back nicely after a ridiculous winter around here. On May 11th, 2012, pmabreu added the following:
Received my Spring shipment yesterday and once again the plants look great and the packaging was impeccable. Really have to appreciate the effort that goes into packaging these plants. As a lawyer I also appreciate all the information they give on their website so there are no surprises. As Mother's Day approaches these plants will be a wonderful tribute to my late mother, who also was a big fan of Days of Our Lives.On May 23rd, 2013, pmabreu added the following:
Received another large shipment of plants yesterday and again they were in great shape and the packaging as always was amazing. There simply is not another company out there that puts as much care and attention into their orders. They care deeply about their plants and customers, and will not send you plants of questionable quality to make you go through the hassle of returning it or making you go through the hassle of asking for a refund. The selection of plants is amazing, many are rare and not offered for sale by many in the country so sometimes you have to take extra care of the specimens they send, but the reward is worth it by having something unique in your garden. The number of positive reviews here speaks for itself.
Ordered one Prunus 'Dream Catcher' on 5/7/13, requesting at that time to only ship a plant with a single central leader, as it was intended to be a specimen tree. My credit card was IMMEDIATELY charged $13.99 + $13.25 S&H for a total of $27.24. Four days later I get an email stating that shipping will be the week of 5/20/13, along with this statement: "Per your note: I've told staff to pull only a single central leader tree IF we had such but there's a good chance we don't so will cancel and refund if that's the case and notify you."
Rather than wait to find out this plant was not available, I asked that this order be cancelled, via email on 5/13/13: "It appears that there is only a small chance you will have the requested tree. So, rather than wait a week to find out that you don't, please CANCEL this order and issue a full refund to my credit card."
I promptly received the following strong-armed response: "A single stem Prunus has been pulled and moved from the growing houses into the packing greenhouses for shipment. I can cancel but per notice on the website, once plants are pulled for shipment, a 20% cancellation/restocking fee applies. Let me know if you want me to cancel.". I had no choice but not to cancel given this option.
ISSUE: By charging your credit card BEFORE shipping, they hold you hostage for cancellation fees. There are plenty of reputable shippers out there that only submit the credit card charges upon shipment...use one of those!
So after waiting 2+ weeks for this tree, I finally get this email on 5/22/13: "Your order Prunus was schedule to ship this week and while technically, my Puller was correct, it was a single central leader, it was by no means a shippable quality plants. The stem was completely curved and missshapen and the plant was just not vigorous looking. It's headed for the compost pile. Clearly I need to do some inservice training with her. We issued a refund $27.42."
Gee, looks like I was right all along. I was threatened with a 20% cancellation/restocking fee for something that they upfront said they probably didn't have, AND there was NO offer for compensation for the use of my money and wasting 2 weeks of my life waiting for something they couldn't produce! I could have obtained this tree elsewhere in the meantime.
What a waste of time with these people....find another nursery!
On May 23, 2013, Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery responded with:
We didn't charge a 20% cancellation fee. We tried to meet his special request and couldn't. I thought for a short period that based on information from my Puller that we had what he wanted but upon inspection, I wasn't pleased with the quality of the plant, even though it techinically was a single central leader plant. We made special effort to serve him and couldn't ship what he wanted, so refunded in full."
I garden in north-central Vermont. It's a large garden, mainly semi/dappled shade, but with a large diversity of plants. I seem to be a plant-collector (want at least one of everything). This includes shrubs and trees. Found Dave's Garden by chance and noticed LazyS'SFarm was one of the top-rated mail order suppliers. What attracted me was their superb selection of lesser-known plants and shrubs, as well as their well-illustrated web catalog.
I ordered and the experience was excellent. Excellent response to questions, personalized service, a sense of humor (important!) and above all - robust, beautifully-fresh plants that arrived in the best packed order I've ever received (and I've tried many many nurseries).
I strongly recommend them to serious plantspeople, and look forward to ordering from them very soon again.
First order arrived a couple days ago. These babies weren't just healthy, they were Robusto! virtually jumping out of their superb packaging and into our well prepared beds, fanning their own roots, I could swear. I was expecting some lethargic wimps with stubby little nodules for roots as they'd been delayed a couple times for slow rooting. Obviously I was delighted: Robusto! and perfect roots. Now, here it is just a couple days later and these cute little boogers are exploding with new growth before our very eyes, I mean every time we walk by it astounds us. If things keep up like this, we fully expect a gardening experience like you always read about in the National Tattler: "Robusto! plant grows 12ft wide and tall in a day!" but you rarely, if ever, believe it. We will definitely be back for more of this.
Posted on July 29, 2011, updated May 20, 2013
I received my mail order from Lazy SS Farm's just like they said I would in the time period I was told. I have ordered many a time from so many other mail order places just to be disappointed so I was leary of what I'd be getting...I was so happy when I opened my box up to all nice,healthy, beautiful plants that were so well packed and not thrown all over the box. What a difference from other places!!!! They even had moss on each one to retain the moistures during shipping. They came in perfect condition and were not all dried out...So healthy!!!! Lazy SS Farms is my new place for purchasing all my plants from here on in!!!! I'm a Happy Gardener now!!!!! Mrsc Montgomery AL
On May 20th, 2013, mrsc1997 added the following:
When I got home from work yesterday I was so excited to see the big box sitting in the shade on my front porch from you...I had ordered from you last year and was very pleased so I ordered even more from you this year. I was hesitant to order because your shipping is so high, but then when I opened the box up, I was reminded of how you go out of your way to make sure your babies get to us all healthy and undamaged. It's worth every penny that I paid!!! I just wanted to let you know that you people are the "BEST" that I have ever delt with for mail order plants...and believe me, I have bought through many large and small nurseries! Your way of packaging is worth every dollar I spent on shipping and handling...The plants are so healthy and still moist when opened...All of them look just beautiful!!! My last years order are all doing well and have all come back up this year too! I'm on happy, happy, happy customer! I wish y'all the best and do pray that whoever buys y'all out will keep
up all your good work! Thank you!!!! Deborah Cripple, Montgomery, Alabama :)
These folks are fabulous. Not only do they have a mind-boggling selection of hard-to-find natives at reasonable prices, their customer service is beyond compare. I've placed two orders with them this spring. The plants arrived healthy and carefully packaged. I did have a problem with two small abelias I probably should have nurtured a week or two before putting in the ground. I emailed the nursery saying that though I couldn't be sure, it didn't look like they were going to make it. Debbie at Lazy S suggested I scratch the bark to see if the plant was alive. It was, though barely. I suggested we give it a few more weeks. Then, with no further conversation, I get a package with two replacement plants. Extraordinary.
This was my first online plant order ever! Friends told me that I would likely be disappointed because the plants would be small and possibly stressed from shipping and I should only buy local. That couldn't have been further from the truth, they were beautiful and a good size. I will buy from Lazy S'S again and refer them to friends.
Lazy S's has an amazing inventory of plants! I don't know how they do it! This is my 3rd year ordering from them and I have never been less than thrilled with my plants! We built a new home on an "old" lot in an older neighborhood in Atlanta proper 5 years ago. Our so-called yard was full of debris from demo of the old house plus new construction junk which the backhoe operator covered with top soil (?) of suspect origin and just sort of graded over it all! Needless to say, every bed, border, bush and tree has been an adventure in clay + rocks, concrete etc. Aaaargh! Through it all: establishing beds/borders, planting and replanting and some down right neglect (broken ankle last spring), ALL my plants from Lazy S's have thrived!! That's saying something because the weather here, which is at best a challenge, has been crazy the past few years. I love exactly 1 local nursery and if they don't have it (besides the impulse must-haves), I order from Lazy. Gonna stop in when traveling through VA this summer :-)
I bought four trees that bees are supposed to love. The trees came to me in great condition, superbly packaged and as green and healthy as if they hadn't taken a trip! I received enough emails to let me know when they were arriving. Ordering was effortless and the name of their company still makes me grin. Good job everyone!
I ordered some plants that I couldn't find anywhere else, and they arrived in perfect condition--barely a leaf out of place. They look super healthy and gorgeous, and I can't wait to plant them in my garden.
The staff at the company were very helpful and friendly via email. If I can squeeze any more plants into my overflowing garden, I'll definitely order from Lazy S's again.