I was so impressed with my first order of about 16 plants that within the limitations of planting time left, I went back and ordered an equal number again. The plants couldn't be more robust and the packing couldn't be more meticulous and scientific. A few communications later, I learnt it is a company run by a couple with just four employees growing >180,000 plants/yr. I also got this interesting link on their shipping process: http://www.lazyssfarm.com/Storefront/How it all happens.htm
This to me goes way beyond selling plants. Behind their fine products is a work ethic for all to emulate.
I ordered 6 hardy plumbago, kind of late in the season, and I was impressed by their immediate answers to questions I had about this plant. They are really experts in packaging -- not one leaf was bent! It's now late October, and they are still blooming gloriously! P.S. Try hardy plumbago if you want a flower that is truly BLUE, or if you want something that blooms happily in the fall. Wonderful plant, great company!
On Oct 19, 2014, troweller Charlottesville, VA wrote:
I ordered two plants as a gift for a relative of mine a month ahead of the shipping date. Lazy S'S Farm and Nursery were wonderful, they remembered the shipping date and they arrived the next day. My relative said that the plants were the healthiest she had ever seen and were beautifully packaged. I am extremely happy with the service and hope to use them again in the future.
I would have to describe my experiences with this company as over-the-top positive, with my latest order being a good example. I ordered quite a few plants very late in the season this year, and was amazed that every single plant I ordered not only arrived very quickly, but that the plants were in spectacular shape, with not a single damaged leaf, a single bent stem, or a single peanut in sight! Their website is not only beautiful and informative, but is obviously updated by someone who really cares that their customers not order plants that are not actually available. I would highly recommend this company - and their wonderful staff - to any and all gardeners.
On Sep 18, 2014, matthewhg Charlotte Hall, MD wrote:
I am an experienced shade gardener from Southern Maryland and this is my first time ordering from Lazy S'S Farm. I was looking for a specific hellebore variety, and they had it, and in the quantity I wanted. My plants arrived quickly and were expertly packaged! My plants were well rooted and very stout. Usually hellebores that have this degree of maturity will have some blooms in the coming season. I made my second order, that will ship out this Monday. Email and package tracking info were excellent. I would recommend placing your order from a desk top PC, as I used my tablet and my order confirmation went to my "junk mail".
On Sep 18, 2014, sallysgarden Barryville, NY wrote:
First time ordering from them, and I really like the whole vibe of their (obviously family run) company. Very personal communications, extremely responsive to questions, and great selection of unusual plants. Their website is fantastic. My two plants were expertly packaged and very high quality. I will continue to order from them in the future.
On Sep 5, 2014, virginiarose Southeast, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on July 9, 2012, updated September 5, 2014
I ordered a shrub and a tree and was very worried about them being shipped in such hot weather. They assured me that it was their responsibility, since they replace damaged plants.
Also USPS keeps them moving and does not let them sit, The plants arrived in good condition and I followed directions, it\'s been almost five days and not one stem has turned black. I love the packing, so simple yet effective. No peanuts or staples or miles of tape. Oh, the prices are great too, sure the tree was small, just like the price. I like it that way.
I would definitively order from LazyS again and recommend them to my friends.
On September 5th, 2014, virginiarose added the following:
I received another great order from Lazy S's. Great selection, permanent shopping cart and wish list. I am always putting stuff in and taking stuff out, but the stuff is always there, they do not delete your shopping cart. I have great success finding things that are hard to find. I got three great plants today and they were very healthy and packed perfect. Great customer service and instructions, shipping confirmation and fast service. Thank you!
On Aug 13, 2014, Ratdeschamps Manchester, MA wrote:
Chose to order from Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery as their website is clear, detailed and gives easy to follow steps. Price includes shipping cost. Very well organized and professional handling of my order. Plants arrived quickly, extremely well packaged and labelled and look very healthy.
Can't wait to see them grow in my garden!
This is really a top notch mail order nursery.
I have ordered from them before so when I receive plants from them I expect to be happy and with my latest order there were no surprises. I got healthy plants packaged carefully- I order lots of plants mail order and Lazy S takes particular care in getting your plants to you in great condition.
Not a drop of soil in the box, each pot is watered, topped with spagnum, pot wrapped in plastic, rubber banded, cut off bamboo sticks inserted to assure the box doesn't crush the plant in shipping, and the whole works settled into another pot to hold the plastic wrap securely. I think I might spill more dirt in my car when I buy plants locally. Great nursery, great plants shipped securely and quickly. Shipping isn't the cheapest in the world but shipping isn't cheap and here you get what you pay for.
I ordered plants from this company last year. They arrived healthy, strong, and well packaged. They all survived and grew well. When one plant failed to bloom true to type this year I contacted them and received an immediate response, and an offer to replace the plant or refund for the purchase. Excellent customer service.
I found Lazy S'S online while trying to locate a specific honeysuckle.
Past experiences in mail ordering plants have usually been disappointing, but the site seemed very professional and so I thought I would take a chance. I am very glad I decided to do so.
I was sent an email giving me information as to when the plant would arrive. It arrived just as expected. The plant was packed very well, and it was easy to extract it from the box. There was not one leaf or twig broken. It was in perfect condition. And it is a very strong looking
large plant. I was really pleasantly surprised. The staff definitely knows how to grow and transport plants. This is a great establishment and I hope to purchase other plants from them in the future.
I'm very happy to add my "Positive" to this amazing company!
Superb packing method and health of plant! WOW! Responded to my email that was sent to them as merely a "thank you, arrived safe and sound" and was very kindly given instructions to keep plant happy/healthy until able to
plant. I will certainly buy again from them in the future.
Oh wow the plants are super healthy and a nice full container of soil with them. No unnecessary packaging weight. Decent shipping prices. Great communication. Arrived quickly. Their name should be Industrious Farm and Nursery because there's nothing lazy about them at all from my experience. :)
The Major Wheeler lonicera semperviren honeysuckles are a great price deal and I really like the lobelia cardenalis although it appears they sent the wrong species--the darker Queen Victoria. That doesn't bother me though. I will definitely use Lazy S again.
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.
Shortly after ordering but before my plants could be shipped we had a family medical emergency and had to leave town for a week. I notified the company of our emergency trip and requested that they delay shipping for a week and they graciously accommodated our request. After returning we received our plants in superb condition. I honestly have never previously had plants arrive in such great condition and attention to detail was obvious. There wasn't a wilted leaf or bent stem anywhere. I couldn't be happier with the purchase and will definitely order from them again. Plants are happily tucked in there new beds and we look forward to enjoying them for many years to come.
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.
As for quality of plants, I made 2 orders with lazy s's, and 2 orders with forest farm. The root systems, size of plants, and health of plants were much better from forest farm.
If pricing were not a factor, I would have ordered all the plants from forest farm. However, on quite a few plants, lazy's was cheaper by a few dollars each, and on a large order that adds up. If I had a suggestion for lazy's it would be to grow the plants to a slightly larger size before sending, and they would be on par with forest farms. Sometimes a few of the lazy s's plants had hardly any root at all, (and were not marked that they were lightly rooted) I repotted the plants into gallon pots, so when I tipped them out of the pots, I could see the roots, and honestly, forest farms has twice the roots. And it didnt matter what plants it was on, because I ordered all different types of plants, some trees, some shrubs, some vines, etc, and forest farm had outstanding roots and foliage/stems, but most of the plants from lazy's were inferior to forest farm in comparison. there were about 3 out of 15 from lazy's that exceeded my expectations though, so it is a slight gamble. You might recieve more than you expected, but you might recieve less too, but even when you recieve less, it isn't terrible. I give forest farm an A, and I give lazy's a B for the most part, B+ on some, and an A on some.
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 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, Sequoiadendron4 Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2014, updated June 6, 2014
Superb company to deal with! Their packaging was excellent and the quality of plants was superb. Email communication was also top notch. I'm sad that they are selling the nursery but I hope they find the right buyer who will continue their excellence. Remarkable selection of plants as well. I would definitely buy from again!!
On June 6th, 2014, Sequoiadendron4 added the following:
I placed another order recently with Lazy. I was preparing myself that the plants might be really stressed since it is a lot warmer than when I ordered a few months ago. Much to my surprise, the plants were superbly cared for. They were very well watered, so much so that I didn't even have to give them water after I opened the box. I was really impressed and the plants looked great. Thanks!!!
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!
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, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on May 21, 2012, updated May 30, 2014
Posted on October 30, 2011, updated May 21, 2012
I placed four orders this year for the following plants:Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow', Callirhoe involucrate, Cyrtanthus elatus ,Eucomis pallidiflora ssp pole evansii, Lycoris aurea,Rohdea japonica ,Saxifraga x urbium 'Aurea Punctata',Spiranthes cernua f. odorata 'Chadds Ford',Lycoris aurea Hubei, Cardamine diphylla,Cardamine concatenate, Caulophyllum thalictroides,Hypoxis hirsuta ,Medeola virginiana,Reineckia carnea ,Teucrium majoricum ,Saxifraga x urbium 'Aurea Punctata',Malvaviscus drummondii,Hebe buxifolia ,Sarcococca confusa , Hippeastrum x johnsonii ,Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge',Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires',Phlox stolonifera 'PinkRidge', Phlox stolonifera,all are doing well and all arrived in great shape.Packaging is especially good.This nursery takes great pains to deliver a quality product.I always order with confidence.Wonderful selection of plants.The Lycoris' hubei' was especially beautiful.
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!
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 19, 2014, SetterX2 Little Silver, NJ wrote:
Posted on April 17, 2014, updated May 19, 2014
I can't sing high enough praise for these folks. The bulk of my order just arrived and all the plants are perfect. They have been tended with care and not a leaf was out of place. I am thrilled, as many of these plants are impossible to find in this area. Two plants are back-ordered and my expectation is that they will arrive just as beautiful as these. EXCELLENT communication. Lovely, informative site and GREAT plants~ Thank you for all that you do!
On May 19th, 2014, SetterX2 added the following:
Back-ordered plants arrived over the weekend and are perfect, as expected. I did lose my caryopteris from the initial shipping, but it was entirely my fault, as I over watered the poor thing. Everything else is thriving.
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.
Posted on June 2, 2013, updated May 16, 2014
Excellent selection of plants suitable for NC Piedmont, the plants were very well packed, and were healthy and in good condition on arrival.
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
Posted on April 26, 2012, updated April 18, 2013
Large, healthy plants with superb packaging. This was my first time ordering from them -- I will certainly order from them again.
On April 18th, 2013, esanita added the following:
Great plants, great packaging.On May 16th, 2014, esanita added the following:
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.
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.
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.
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!