Comments regarding Country GardenClick here to return to Country Garden's listing.
|On Oct 6, 2012, lazzieboy Martinez, CA wrote:
I have bought a lot of plants over the internet over the past years. I have almost always had a problem with some of the plants I received. Either dead ,almost dead or crushed and the soil dry. Well when I received my plants from this company(Country Garden), I was very pleased to open the package and find my plants in excellent condition and all intact. Even the packaging was done well. So all I can say is this company produces a quality product for a reasonable price and can deliver. Thank You.
|On Apr 24, 2010, ssssssss Kechi, KS wrote:
Beautiful healthy plants and very fast delivery. The plants are very large/the first time I ever saw those big triangular post office delivery boxes.
|On Dec 5, 2009, williambyrd Lakeland, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I Just cannot express enough about the quality
|On Oct 9, 2009, ndyf Matthews, NC wrote:
Earlier this year, I purchased a Brug and an Iochroma, both were healthy and actually larger than stated. In fact, the Iochroma was in full bloom. This week I ordered a dozen Hippeastrum hybrid bulbs and received the same stellar service. Two green thumbs up for Country Garden!
|On Aug 28, 2009, blueskyfd11 Harrison Valley, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I just ordered plants from them and they came very quickly, even before the plants I had asked some questions and they responded very kindly! When my order came, the plants were very healthy and i can see they are good growers and they were labled! Not many places do that anymore I find.
|On Jun 22, 2009, enbloom wrote:
THIS is the way to do it. Country Garden offers a tantalizing variety of brugmansia to the brugmansiac at tempting prices so you simply cannot buy just one (well- I couldn't). Brugs to me arrived perfectly packaged (no overzealous taping -thank-you!!!) and were a very satisfactory size. Can't wait til some of the "sold-outs" become available again. I'm already diggin' more holes....
|On Jun 14, 2009, Toyel Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered 4 brugs from country gardens durring summer in Mississippi so I was a little worried about getting "cooked" plants. They arrived safely and not whilted at all. Their packageing process is great. They send the roots still in the dirt wrapped in plastic to help keep the moisture in.
|On Jun 8, 2009, texasrancher Boerne, TX wrote:
I ordered 2 Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) seedlings on a Sunday and had robust plants that were extremely well packaged in my mailbox the following Thursday. Shipping costs were extremely reasonable. I will happily order from this vendor again.
|On May 10, 2009, vossner Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Like others, I am very impressed with the size of my plant and the fast shipping. Great seller!
|On May 2, 2009, MaryinLa Marshfield, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
Very large plants excellently packaged. I could not be happier.
|On Feb 22, 2009, BrugDatLvr Sanford, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Very impressed with Country Gardens. The plants [Brugs] were healthy, stocky, and some ready to bloom!! 3 of the plants already had developed the "Y" and one plant was even on it's second "Y". All very well packaged and still in their own soil. Country gardens is now at the top of my list for Brugs. **Highly recommended**
|On Jan 25, 2009, colchie Vashon, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
"Painted Lady" arrived promptly in terrific shipping box, in perfect shape, healthy, and ready to pot up. Now that I have a greenhouse (ta-dah) she should be raring to go come summer.
|On Nov 18, 2008, fly_girl The Woodlands, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I received a huge healthy brug plant from CG......highly recommended!!!
|On Nov 7, 2008, bromefreak (JOE) Chicago, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Ordered at least 20 or more plants from JT in the last couple of months and every plant was Excellent this seller ROCKS.
On February 11th, 2009, bromefreak added the following:
Ordered 6 more from JT Excellent Healthy Plants Like I Said Before This Seller Truly ROCKS
On April 1st, 2009, bromefreak added the following:
This has to be the finest seller of brugs Bar None Always THE BEST
|On Sep 25, 2008, robcorreia San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
I received my first order from these guys today. I just could not believe the sheer size and robustness of that Brug. Very fast shipping too!
|On Sep 12, 2008, daniellalell Metuchen, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
Ordered a few plants from CG, and received awesome plants a few days later, in perfect condition. Great prices, friendly people, excellent service. Will definately do business with again and again and again...
|On Sep 12, 2008, angel_tree_baby Chickenville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have won plants from this seller via ebay a few times and also ordered several times from his web site. I have never been dissapointed. I have always recieved top quality plants and fast service. They have been blooming machines for me and I just love them. Thanks!
|On Sep 12, 2008, Kylie2x Millsap, TX wrote:
ROFL!! I have to believe Drama Queen Indeed!!
|On Sep 11, 2008, Catssdawg2 Whitesboro, TX wrote:
I'm going to have to give a thumb's down to this one! eBayed a 'Daydreams' brug(after checking this site & eBays for feedback) for $19.00 + 5.60 shipping after seeing lovely pic on there & item description for 14" brug w/nice roots & recieved a 18" brug w/only 4 leaves on top (everything else was stripped off for cuttings or looked like it ) & when I e-mailed about it their reply was " What did you expect - the 6' brug we took pic of for the ad?". No I did not but what I did expect for close to $25 was a brug w/ at least leaves on it & plantable when recieved. Nothing in the ad's description said I would be recieving a stripped down stick! I have e-mailed them twice & have recieved no offers of replacement or refund & even gave it 3 weeks to start putting on some decent growth(it now has a total of 8 leaves despite all my TLC & fertilizer). I thought I had finally found the brug of my 'Daydreams' but it's more like a nightmare! They should at least either put actual item picture or better description of what you are recieving when they place their items on eBay (guess the good ones go to the people who go to their site & buy & eBayers get the unsalable crap & get stuck w/it!). Should have at least got a goodnight kiss for this screwing!
On September 12th, 2008, Catssdawg2 added the following:
Was actually called a "jerk" in a personal e-mail from this person as well as here! The ad stated & I quote" This 'Daydreams' is 16+ inches above the soil line.An outstanding pink double w/ good flower form & med.pink color. Makes a nice standard. Mailed w/ root ball & soil intact" end quote. Now where does it say that the plant will be stripped down to nothing but stick & 4/leaves & this thing will have to be babied through the winter before I can plant it! And hogwash about it being stripped down for shipping - look at the reviews other people sent in gushing about the lovely brugs they had recieved full of foliage that didn't even have time to wilt! For that price I could have gotten at least(3) rooted cuttings (which is what I feel I recieved - "plant" to me means you are recieving a nicely foliaged plant ready to plant)& for a business person to call a customer a "jerk" for giving their honest opinion says alot about that business. I have been in the sales business for over 25+ years & have never called a customer a "jerk" in public - the golden rule to sales is "The customer is always right"whether you like it or not. Wasn't being a "jerk" by posting my comments - just my honest opinion of the "deal" I got from this company! We do still live in America & have the right to free speech or did I miss the comminust takeover last night?
On September 14th, 2008, Catssdawg2 added the following:
Being a southern lady in her mid-40's all I have to say is the only problem I have w/JT & Country Gardens is we have a difference of opinion on what a $19 standard (his words not mine) brug should look like. As I said before all I am stating here is my honest opinion on what I thought I should have recieved for common brug that cost $19 + 5.60 shipping & as I stated to JT & to y'all I have to say I was disappointed in the way it looked & still looks ( three of the original leaves fell off so it's down to 5 whole leaves now after a month in full but protected morning sun & afternoon shade & Garrett's juice w/ fish emulsions added twice a week & a small dose of Superthrive in between that!). I really thought I was getting a nicely foliaged common brug at a good size for planting in my yard so it would take before winter & if I had seen a pic of the real thing I would have never bid on it knowing that I would have to greenhouse it all winter till it was strong enough to perinial over next year as it is common for brugs to grow well over 6' in just 5 months here in the right conditions & when I bought it I still had 3-1/2 months till the 1st real cold spell hits down here. Again my 1 & only problem w/JT & Country Gardens (well before the nasty customer service e-mails trying to make me feel like a moron & not somebody w/ 30+ yrs of gardening experience & 5 generations of farmers in my immediate family - they were just downright disrespectful of my initial contact) was NOT clearly stating the brug's condition & not taking an actual pic of the item. End of subject - learned my lesson - if it's too good to be true,then run like the wind. Oh & honesty & quality have left the American marketplace - as a gardener I would have been totally embarassed to 1) sent a plant like that & 2) responding to a customer on a public forum in such a fashion just because she stated HER honest opinion whether I liked it or not. True business people never slander a customer openly & they could have responded by" well we feel we sent our best & every customer is intitled to their opinion - good,bad or indifferent" instead of calling me a jerk. Thank you for allowing my to state my case on this public forum as eBay seems to be now more interested in protecting their sellers instead of their buyers regarding negative or nuetral (in which I told JT I was sorry but I felt nuetral about the purchase in my 1st e-mail due to the plant's condition & by which I was rudely treated by a e-mail basically calling me a moron)feedback & you can only leave 100 words. Thank you , JT for reminding me why America is as screwed up as it is & all our jobs are going overseas - poor quality & bad businessmanship!
On Sep 11, 2008, Country Garden responded with:
On Sep 11, 2008 2:35 PM, Country Garden added:
The ad clearly stated that the plant,for sale,was 14 inches or larger.This person actually received a 22 inch plant that had certainly not been "stripped for cuttings".We do remove the larger leaves before before shipping. Notice that this plant has recovered from shipping and is putting on new growth.
On Sep 12, 2008 2:11 PM, Country Garden added:
Hmmm.I intended to come on and post the actual auction listing but I see that she has done that for me.Read her description.She actually received a larger plant than advertised but apparently expected a 6 foot well branched tree.I kept her first threatening email if anyone's interested.
|On Sep 6, 2008, davis1676 Disputanta, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
These folks are generous in their prices, service, plants (2 brugs!) and their shipping. The plants were huge, healthy & packed so well the leaves never had time to wilt. All this and they were clearanced priced brugs! I don't know how they do it. I can't wait to do business with them again. You will not be disappointed.
On June 17th, 2009, davis1676 added the following:
On June 12,'09; I bought 2 more brugs, again great plants & their reg. prices are a great value. A+
|On Jul 19, 2008, Jnette Northeast, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:
JT goes all out to satisfy and beyond with his/her (haven't figured that one out yet) customers. Service and product are the best. Thanks JT I will definitley buy from you again and again......
On Jul 19, 2008, Country Garden responded with:
"On Aug 28, 2009 10:36 AM, Country Garden responded with:
Jeanette,I am all male. :>)"
|On Jul 18, 2008, evelyn_inthegarden Sierra Foothills, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I just ordered one brug the other day, and I asked JT if there were any more varieties of the color that I wanted. Not only was it less money, but I saved on shipping as well. The plants arrived promptly today, large and healthy. It was worth the money. I recommend this mail order nursery to anyone looking for tropicals. Excellent customer service and good value for the money.
|On Mar 29, 2008, crazy4brugs Kansasville, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
Beautiful brugs! Arrived in great shape. The are so big and healthy looking. Prompt shipping when asked and good communication. I will order again.
|On Mar 9, 2008, jeri11 Central, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Received my plants very quickly and in good healthy condition. Thanks so much!!!!
|On Mar 8, 2008, TN_kalmia Lancing, TN wrote:
I LOVE this company!!! Fast service, good-sized healthy plants and the shipping is included in the price!! I really appreciate a company that lets you know when they ship your order....especially during the colder months. I'll definitely order from them again.
|On Feb 25, 2008, PamelaQ Navarre, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I just ordered a brugmansia and it arrived the very next day . (Shipping was included in price) I didn't expect it that fast since I didn't specify overnight. It is a beautiful, healthy plant about 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall. I will definetly order from Country Garden again.
|On Jan 28, 2008, heavenscape TabacVille, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Excellent source for a Brug addict. Multiple purchases here. All his plants are healthy and tall!! You are not getting those 6" weaklings! Even bonus buds!
|On Jan 8, 2008, Ronna Tulsa, OK (Zone 6b) wrote:
I've ordered from JT a number of times, both from his website and on ebay. He always sends lovely plants, which are very well packaged. He is quick to reply to emails, even when I just wasn't sure which plant to get. Now, of course, I wish that I had gotten both!
|On Nov 24, 2007, quietyard Tucson, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:
I just received another brugmansia from country gardens today. As before, the plant arrived very quickly and was in great shape and much bigger then expected. The Super Nova received today was 21 inches tall! This is a great company to deal with!
|On Oct 12, 2007, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
WOW!!!! Service at the speed of light...... Great plant, well packed, arrived in perfect condition. Mr. Sessions answers emails promptly, ships quality material even faster! Would tell anyone looking for brugmansias to check here first.
|On Mar 5, 2007, gardenguy25 Royse City, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I called to check the availability of the plant I wanted and the gentlemen who answered was very polite and informative. Plant arrived quickly, well packaged, and in great shape. Very well rooted with leaves!! Will definately order from again in the future.
|On Jan 7, 2007, xomed28 Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
This was my first order from Country Gardens. Excellent service great packaging and heathy brugs. Highly Recommended!!
|On May 31, 2006, emh48 Premont, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
Excellent healthy plants, excellent service..
|On Mar 18, 2006, LFL436 Del Mar, CA wrote:
Country Gardens is a great place to buy Brugmansia. JT is always helpful and the plants sent are always bigger than expected and very healthy! Communication was great and shipping was always fast and the plants VERY well packed.
|On Aug 5, 2005, Pollygardening RICHMOND, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Promptly sent my healthy plant and seeds - sent an extra packet of seeds as a gift - all postage free.
|On Jan 30, 2005, GardenGuyKin Portland, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
This was my first time ordering a Brug. plant. I have only traded or bought cuttings in the past. I was unable to get cuttings of a certain variety and bought the plant. I was very pleased with the prompt service and size of the plant. Shipment was fast and well packed. Very Pleased with them.
|On May 15, 2004, TomH3787 Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
Outstanding! I was very pleased with the size and health of the plants I received. Their prices are a great value especially considering that shipping is included. Very prompt and courteous customer service as well.
|On May 14, 2004, picturelady San Jose, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
This was my first brug order on-line. JT sent me very nice plants, with good root systems. They were putting out new green leaves within days. Even included a bonus plant. I like that shipping is included in the plant price. Very nice to do business with. I will probably go back for more! Thank you!
|On May 10, 2004, SherryLike SE Arky
United States (Zone 8a) wrote:
I've been ordering at least ten years on the internet and I consider Country Garden, one of, if not the best company I've dealt with and I place many orders for my home and office. The plants I received were unusually healthy and large and one had three blossoms, and was in full bloom only a few days after arrival! I was most impressed with the packing, hardly a leaf bruised, and the plants arrived in short order. I had special needs, and JT was prompt and most helpful, and sent me bonus seeds as well. I cannot imagine why Country Garden is not in the DG Top 10 - I suppose that might be because it is a specialty nursery. You can bet I'll be ordering more in the future!! SherryLike