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On Apr 17, 2011, Gardenfreeek Milwaukee, WI wrote:
There used to be two guys there, one was very helpful and outgoing, really knew his stuff. Apparently he is gone now. The owner can be surly and doesn't really act like he wants to help you that much and, over time, has given me information that I later learned was false. I still go every year when I go to the Flower Factory but since the one guy left, every year the place gets less kempt, it's very disorganized, older plants are very root bound and overgrown in pots, prices are higher than other nurseries and garden centers now carrying better selections. Be careful and buy what looks like product new that year, I have purchased plants obviously held over for more than one year that are seriously root bound and they have done poorly. It's like big box stores, you can find good plants if you get the very new stuff but you will pay for it as well. Check out K&W Greenery in Janesville, Ebert's Greenhouse Village in Ixonia, Minors in Milwaukee, Johnson's Nursery near Milwaukee - they have greatly expanded their conifer selections. Because of bad experiences with root bound plants here and some false information/advice (he offers NO!!!!!! guarantees!!!!), I am now going to Rich's Fox Willow Pines in Woodstock, IL for the harder to find, rare and unusual conifers. If you are going to pay a premium price, his quality and selection are superior. And they are really nice, outgoing people!