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I enjoy this nursery.....the plants are a reasonable size, and appear cared for. Maybe the prices are slightly high, but Lois has no competition. What is humorous about the catalog is the descriptions about where the plants are found, embarrassing in their detail. Does anyone really care that so and so species is found 1.66 miles from Timbucktu, next to a small rock, which was turned over by a pink cadillac as it drove by at 85 MPH....OK, I'm exaggerating, but not by a lot. The various forms in the catalog of each species often differ from each other only slightly, but Lois makes a big deal about the variations, many of which run into one another if a large series of plants are collected. I only buy a few plants at one time...would buy 1,000% more if the nursery was open to the public and I could pick out my own plants. This is an unfortunate decision on Lois' part....some nursery's apparently don't want the extra business....I don't get it!
On Dec 1, 2001, Patrick Muncie, IN (Zone 5B) wrote:
Burks' is generally considered the primier grower of haworthias in the USA. The selection is by far the largest and the plants are well-grown and reasonably priced. Most plants contain location data which is important to species collectors. Lois Burks is most knowledgable and very friendly as well.
I can highly recommend this nursery, which specializes in haworthias and gasterias (primarily). The owner, Lois Burks, is very personable, accommodating to even the most persnickity questions, is knowledgeable and they (she and Bob her husband) have good quality plants, reasonably prices and packed them well. I have bought over 7 shipments from them in the last year, totaling over $150, and am completely satisfied. The Burks' are one of the "Good Guys" in mail order today.