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 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!
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.
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.
The plants I ordered arrived today. The box was mashed and I was afraid of what I would find inside. To my surprise the plants were in great shape thanks to expert packaging. I do not think I have ever received plants so well packaged. This company obviously cares about their plants and their customers. The plants themselves were well rooted and branched nicely. They were fresh and not a broken twig in the bunch! Their website too is very well maintained and easy to use. Communication and customer service is excellent, too. I recommend them highly.
I ordered Geranium Rozanne from White Flower Farm and Lazy S'S Farm Nursery. The plants I received from Lazy S'S Farm Nursery were astoundingly superior. I had never ordered from this nursery before, but I will from now on. The plants arrived painstakingly and lovingly packed. The plants were full of health and vigor. They were well-developed, nearly 10 inches tall. I'm telling you, I have been gardening for nearly 2 decades, and I have NEVER received plants this healthy, this vigorous from ANY mail order nursery. In addition, Lazy S'S Farm included easy to understand plant care instructions. I also appreciate their website, which contains easy-to-follow planting instructions. I found their prices to be reasonable as well. All in all, a rewarding and totally positive experience!
Wonderful experience! Plants arrived as scheduled. Nicely packed with not a leaf out of place. These plants radiated health and were quite large in size. This company will be at the top of my list when I next order plants.
I recently ordered several varieties of Aconitums (Monkshood) from Lazy S'S. This was my first order from them so I didn't know what to expect because ordering online is sometimes hit or miss. When I opened the box I was shocked by the size of the plants. All of the plants were in fantastic shape when they arrived! The plants were staked to prevent any breakage and all were nice and damp. Great value. Great experience.
My order from Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery was the first time I had ordered from them, but I can tell you for sure it won't be the last. I'm so happy with my plants, they're just beautiful! I've never seen such excellent packaging before; the plants arrived fresh looking and completely undamaged. I'm one happy customer and I highly recommend Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery to anyone who wants the best!