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|On Jun 14, 2014, ncredbird Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
We have very limited selection locally so when I want something unusual I go to the internet. I searched for some Daphne and Mock Orange to plant near my patio and sliding glass door so we could enjoy the fragrance indoors and out. I found them here and placed my order.
|On Jun 14, 2014, missjenniferd1 Knoxville, TN wrote:
They have a very wide selection, and the prices are ok. I still think the plants could be bigger for the price paid, or that the price paid could be lower for the size received.
|On Jun 12, 2014, carron2msncom Alexandria, VA wrote:
I ordered some crossvine (bignonia capreolata) from Lazy S'S, which I found doing an internet search because crossvine was not available at local nurseries. Ordering process was easy. When the plants were shipped, Lazy S'S sent me an email with shipping information and instructions on how to handle the plants when they arrived. Packaging was phenomenal. Plants arrived in perfect condition. Email communication was excellent. Lazy S'S will be my first choice for ordering plants.
|On Jun 11, 2014, mizou55 St Louis, MO wrote:
I bought a Chinese Fringe tree in good health, and Debbie responded quickly to my questions. I will buy again from there.
|On Jun 7, 2014, gardengirlinmd Hagerstown, MD wrote:
I have ordered from Lazy SS Nursery a number of times in the past ten years. Their selection is fantastic. This week I visited Longwood Gardens in PA and saw about ten unusual plants I just had to have. When I got home I sat down at the computer to search for the plants and thought it would take some time. To my surprise I found every single plant at Lazy SS. A couple were out of stock, not surprising in June, but at least I can get them next year. I have ordered from them in the summer in the past and the plants always arrive in great shape. I can't wait to get my order.
|On Jun 6, 2014, robeezee3 Englishtown, NJ wrote:
I ordered a number of geraniums, one clematis and 2 Asarums (ginger) from this nursery.
|On Jun 5, 2014, maga2004 Lockport, NY wrote:
The plants I received were extremely healthy, and the packaging was protective and effective - the best I've seen. Lazy SS offers a huge selection of plants - I was thrilled to be able to order a new variety that I had recently seen in Garden Gate Magazine. Keep up the great work!
|On Jun 1, 2014, wnewbert East Longmeadow, MA wrote:
A great experience. Not only were the plants of excellent quality, they were packed expertly. My order arrived as promised and the plants looked great. The staff there is a pleasure to work with.
|On May 31, 2014, DenisBronxite Jamaica, NY wrote:
This supplier is a wonder! My elderberry plants arrived in perfect health and vigor. The packing was impressively intelligent, thorough, and careful. I've been gardening for over fifty years now and I can give you my assurance that this nursery is a really great operation!
|On May 30, 2014, ballshrinker Monroe, NC wrote:
Good to deal with. Trees arrived about five in a above soil line. Nice folks. Great plants. I hope they make it this late in year.
|On May 30, 2014, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on May 21, 2012, updated May 30, 2014
On May 21st, 2012, psychloman added the following:
I received an order of shortia galacifolia,3 different sarcocococcas and a dierama.All plants were in great shape as usual. I have been ordering from lazy ss for years and have never been disappointed.Today I placed another order with them for tarragon, rosemary and butterfly weed.In fact I never knew they offered tarragon at all until I read a posting on dave's garden saying how wonderful lazy ss' clone was.So, while on their website I couln't resist ordering a couple of more things .
On May 30th, 2014, psychloman added the following:
I just received an order of five phloxes and one dicentra, as usual everything arrived quickly and in great shape. Most of the plants I've ordered from them over the years are still in my garden and doing beautifully. I can't recommend them too highly.
|On May 30, 2014, KJWThack East Lansdowne, PA wrote:
The plants I received from Lazy S were very healthy, well packed and in perfect condition. I will definitely be ordering from them again - they have a great selection, reasonable prices, and they don't charge outrageous shipping fees. I also really like buying from a small family-run business. Debby is excellent at communication and customer service. Highly recommend!
|On May 29, 2014, yodasan ALDIE, VA wrote:
Very impressed with the variety, quality and quantity of available plants. Communication was not lacking with this company. They kept me informed of the status of my order and when it was to be delivered. It is very clear that each plant is treated like one of their very own children. I would definitely order from them again. The packaging of plants was very impressive and clever. Not a leaf or branch broken during shipment. Thank you for my beautiful plants.
|On May 17, 2014, cottelpg Hamilton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered from Lazy S'S Plant Farm fior the first time this spring. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised! High quality plants arrived exquisitely packed. They gave detailed instructions and were careful with every detail. Plus, their selection is huge. I was able to find plants that I could not locate elsewhere. I will certainly order from them again.
|On May 16, 2014, Mary47 Chapel Hill, NC wrote:
Posted on June 2, 2013, updated May 16, 2014
On May 16th, 2014, Mary47 added the following:
Another year, another order. Their selection for central NC continues to be outstanding. All of last year's plants are doing well. The Serissa foetida "Variegata" is blooming and lovely. My order this year included several epimediums, hope they are happy here. Packing was excellent and plants are entirely intact and healthy looking.
|On May 16, 2014, esanita TYASKIN, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 18, 2013, updated May 16, 2014
On April 18th, 2013, esanita added the following:
Great plants, great packaging.
On May 16th, 2014, esanita added the following:
Great plants. Great customer service.
|On May 15, 2014, doghill6 Central Point, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
There were some problems with this order, none of which were Lazy S's fault. The post office did not provide good service cross country, some plants were not viable after the terrible winter so could not be shipped and some were not developed enough for prompt shipment due again to the winter. But the plants, when I finally got them, were among the best I've seen from a mail order company and the packing was definitely the best. One of the boxes arrived much later than the priority mail guarantee, but the plants were in perfect shape due to the careful packaging. The communication through all this was great. The owners must be just about the nicest people on earth.
|On May 14, 2014, evansb Buffalo, NY wrote:
Received healthy plants that were well packed.
|On May 1, 2014, limey99 Groveton, VA wrote:
As a Christmas present for my dad, I ordered an A. konjac from Lazy S'S Farm. For years, we have been fascinated with "corpse flowers" and loved reading anecdotes about these smelly plants. I was therefore excited to find this business after scrounging around Google. As it turned out, our zoning area was too cold to risk a shipment in December. I placed an order anyway and thought it was worth the wait, although part of me wondered if my order would be lost or forgotten in the meantime. I needn't have worried. Debby Sheuchenko, the owner, was very professional. A few days before the delivery was scheduled to take place, she sent a courteous email that notified me of the order I had placed months ago. She described the bulb in detail and told me that it was being prepared for shipment. When the plant arrived, it came securely packaged. I also received another email from Mrs. Sheuchenko, who wanted to know if my present had arrived safely. I was truly impressed by her genuine concern and desire to please. Of all my years of online shopping, I have never encountered such a pleasant transaction.
|On Apr 23, 2014, wenmac Falls Church, VA wrote:
Great experience. Super healthy well-established plants. Perfect packaging. Informative website. This is my second year ordering from Lazy S'S and all the plants I ordered last year are coming back strong.
|On Apr 18, 2014, manuremomma Richardson, TX wrote:
I am in the midst of rebuilding my garden due to my recent move from Texas to California. My shipment has just arrived and I am very pleased. Of course get local whenever I can but sometimes one must look across the border :o) Plants were very healthy and well packaged for their trek across the statelines. Very pleased with products and website is very informative.
|On Apr 18, 2014, mlphoto GLEN OAKS, NY wrote:
As a newbie to gardening, the thing that comes through for me is that the care taken in shipping the plants matches the clarity and dedication you sense when visiting the website. There are no short cuts or "lazy-ness" there!
|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.
|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.
|On Apr 7, 2014, mfast10 Jacksonville, FL wrote:
I bought several perrenials from Lazy S's as they had selections I could not find locally. They were well packed and arrived in good condition.
|On Mar 26, 2014, ButterflyHost (Zone 9b) wrote:
An amazing job of packing & packaging on the order. Not a single branch or leaf out of place, despite traveling from Virginia to Florida
|On Jan 22, 2014, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
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.
On Dec 11, 2013, Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery responded with:
"On Dec 13, 2013 4:40 PM, 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.
|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
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.
|On Sep 6, 2013, vbmacias Asheville, NC wrote:
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.
|On Sep 4, 2013, rosie71 Bronxville, NY wrote:
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.
|On Sep 2, 2013, doublenerds Smithtown, NY wrote:
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.
|On Aug 15, 2013, moonjuleigh Lansing, MI wrote:
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.
|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.
|On Jul 13, 2013, mcgriffin Milwaukee, WI wrote:
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.
|On Jul 5, 2013, awongcarter Milford, VA wrote:
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.
|On Jul 2, 2013, mkkellam Oriental, NC wrote:
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.
On Jul 2, 2013, Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery responded with:
"On Jul 2, 2013 5:09 PM, Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery responded with:
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.