I ordered and received - in good condition - several clerodendron thompsoniae (bleeding heart climbing shrubs). The root balls were ample, well packed in moist paper sealed inside plastic wrap, and plants carefully secured in paper inside a priority mailing box. I'm pleased with purchase and happy to own this plant again. Thanks. Tom in New Canaan, CT.
As you said, the Post Office is Heck on the plants, but I'm very satisfied with the Night Blooming Cereus you sent. It is much bigger than I expected and most of it is intact (some parts arrived bruised and torn- but I believe it is due to the post office- the triangular box was caved in when it arrived). Thank you Kathy!
I ordered two Tibouchina plants and they arrived in great shape two days after they were sent. They were carefully wrapped in newspaper and the plastic-sealed roots with soil were still moist. As I requested, the two different varieties (one bush, one tree) were labeled with a tag. I'm happy that the smaller one has two buds so I expect that the bush will have profuse flower blossoms sooner rather than later. This is a reliable company to deal with. From a penthouse dweller in New York City.
Posted on March 29, 2011, updated April 4, 2011
Kathy was very good with communications and I ordered 30 Christmas Cheer Azaleas. She even shipped them a little earlier than normal since I was in the middle of a re-landscaping project. The plants arrived on time and in very good condition. I have since placed another order for gardinias.
On April 4th, 2011, kburgamy added the following:
I received the Radicans Gardenias. Again, they were well packaged and arrived quickly. Nice looking plants and they looked even better when planted.
I placed an order late February and could hardly wait for it to be shipped in late March. I receiver the confirming e-mail on Monday it had been shipped. Received on Wednesday. Everything was in good condition with blooms still intact, though the plants went into shock the next day. I'm sure they will snap out of it in a few days to a week or so.
I will buy from again. This was my first time buying plants online and was very easy with no problems. Thank You Katz!!
Mail-lady brought my Sweet Almond Verbenas today! I was so excited because I've had a terrible time finding any locally. Well.. I did find one for $100.00! I promptly unpacked them and found them to be in perfect shape. The plants were moist and so carefully packed. I could tell that Kathy loves what she does. I have already planted one and looks great. I have bookmarked her site on my favorites. I will be buying from her again!
On Mar 23, 2011, nat9butter Vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Just got my order of two Brugs. About a foot and a half
inches long. Root ball was wrapped well(not bareroot).
Surprisingly they did not arrive dried out. Maybe because
it wasn't early,mid, or late summer. Otherwise US priority
mail would have to be used.
Today I received the two plants I ordered from Katz Kuntry Kuttins. This is the first time I ordered from this vendor and could not be more pleased with the size of the plants. The plants were very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. The price of the plants and the shipping charge was extremely reasonable. Once I finished this comment, I will get back online and order two more. Thank you Kathy.
On Mar 10, 2011, avianut Omaha, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:
I couldn't believe my eyes when I unwrapped the $6. plant I had ordered. If I had spied it at a local nursery I would have thought $16. was a fair price! As soon as I got it potted up (beautiful roots, too), I went to Katz website to see what else I could order. I will definitely be a repeat customer!
Ordered 2 different plants. They came wrapped up nice in soil and newspaper, covered in plastic bag. I wish other sellers would take the time to package as well.
All packaged nicely.
2 very healthy looking plants have now found a new home in my yard:)
Thank you so much!
I ordered a gallon sized Gardenia "Radican Dwarf." The plant arrived promptly on my doorstep, it was healthy and had lots of young leaves. I was pleasantly surprised to see both variegated and un-variegated leaves (there are multiple plants in the pot). I got a few blooms a week later; they smelled great.
It's been a few weeks in my care and the plant is still doing fine, but the leaves are not shiny anymore, and a few look sad. This is my fault, I need to learn some more about gardenias to keep the plant healthy.
On May 19, 2010, blumenlieber vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on October 8, 2007, updated May 19, 2010
I ordered 3 brugs and a couple other specials at the very end of August online. One brug was out of stock and a replacement sent. It took a couple weeks to arrive, but I don't garden with a stopwatch anyway so it was fine with me. They were all well packaged and a bit dry (it was very hot weather so this was expected) but each had fantastically large and healthy root systems. I kept them damp for a few days and they all perked up wonderfully, since then putting on some nice new growth. I would definitely recommend this company to others who want very reasonably priced and healthy plants.
On May 19th, 2010, blumenlieber added the following:
it's been several years since i got my brugs from Katz and they are still thriving and beautiful--I will have to try to make room for more. Thank you, Katz.
Plants were not plants.Hacked rooted cutting with just a side shoot!The kind we trim to make are Brugs look uniform.2 or 3 real growth stems were cut off the nice base and only a side shoot was sent.Beware.Feed back was a big laugh telling me I am confused with another seller!Richie
On May 17, 2010, Katz Kuntry Kuttins responded with:
I'm not sure how you make your cuttings, but me and everyone else I know take a section from the original brug, stick it in dirt to root...from an eye on the section grows a new shoot. Voila! A new plant!
That's what you got ... No other cutting was made on it. We do not take cuttings from ANY plant but our older "mother" plants.
Of course it's a shoot from the base, the base itself doesn't shoot out stems from the middle! If you have some like that, please, please send me a photo as I would like to see that. I'm not too old to learn new things."
On Apr 28, 2010, planetrj Southern California, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
Perfect every time! They travel all the way across the country and always are still moist and well packaged. I always get great sized plants and very healthy.
I have been buying all sorts of different plant stock from KatzKuntryKuttins since 2006, and they never miss a beat! I'm happy, and all of my clients are happy... I hope they do well, because my clients also rely on their superb quality and reasonable prices. As long as they provide a great value, I'll always be back! Thank you Katz! :)
Posted on July 11, 2008, updated April 23, 2010
Received 3 brugmansia plants today. Even in this hot, dry climate the plants arrived in wonderful condition. Much larger than expected with lots of leaves and roots. Excellent packaging. Green Thumbs Up to Katz Kuntry Kuttins.
On April 17th, 2009, jedoody added the following:
This is the second time I have ordered from this vendor, and
I am very pleased with the plant I received. It is very large, well packed, and I received an e-mail notifying me when the the plant was shipped. Again, Green Thumbs up to Katz Kuntry Kuttins.On April 23rd, 2010, jedoody added the following:
This is the 3rd time I have ordered from this vendor and the
plants are, as usual, in good condition and packaged very well. The plants are all growing and I am very happy to do business with this vendor; or, as I like to say, Green Thumbs Up to Katz Kuntry Kuttins.
First time ordering and plants arrived when promised. The plants were awesome! Great size, very healthy and big, healthy root systems. Communications with Kathy was great. She answered all my questions and all my e-mails. I've ordered from a few different places, none of the plants even come close to what I received from Kathy. My hibicuis I ordered was beautiful even had 2 buds on it can't wait for them to open. The prices are reasonable. You can tell this lady cares about what she sells. I will order again and again. I would give this company an excellent rating on everything. If you don't order from her, your missing out.
I received my first order, a Night Blooming Cereus, from Katz Kuntry Kuttins last week. The plant was large and healthy. It was delivered when I requested and packaged well ... all at a very fair price. Great value.
On Mar 31, 2010, BuriedTreasures Valrico, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Posted on March 31, 2010, updated March 31, 2010
Ordered 5 Passifloras in a 4" pot. They were well protected and secure. They are quite healthy, with a decent root system.
Shipping was a little slow, without notification. Ordered on March 12th, and they were shipped on the 29th.
Overall, I'd certainly buy from again. If you're the type that orders on a Monday and expect them in 3 days, you'll be frustrated. If you order, and are patient, you'll receive some nice plants for the money.
On March 31st, 2010, BuriedTreasures added the following:
These were shipped via USPS priority mail.On Mar 31, 2010, Katz Kuntry Kuttins responded with:
Thanks for the positive feedback. Typically, we ship orders the following week after order. As stated on my website as well as ebay, I have been doing pre-orders, older orders shipped first. Most of that is over now, so orders will ship normally. As for no notification, FedEx was supposed to send emails for every package...I assume they didn't and I apologize for that."
I recently purchased a Creole Darlin and Dargonfire and they are some of the best flowers I have seen. I have seen pictures of these specific types online and those pictures dont look as good as the flowers the ones I have are putting out.
On Mar 24, 2010, LBoyce Zone 5, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on July 2, 2008, updated March 24, 2010
Have not received plants yet but am leaving feedback in advance as this company comes so highly recommended. Her reputation precedes her which is a nice reflection on this seller. Cannot wait to get my plants which I'm positive are on their way in perfect condition.
On July 11th, 2009, LBoyce added the following:
This is in no connection to my original comment as I have placed yet another order which arrived Thursday in perfect condition. Despite our terrible weather the plants are doing beautifully. Box arrived without a dent. I would recommend this seller to anyone without hesitation.
Could not figure out how to post an original feedback so instead of not leaving any feedback at all, did it this way.
LindaOn March 24th, 2010, LBoyce added the following:
Absolutely the BEST in every aspect! Have gotten several brugs and all grew and bloomed first year! Excellent packaging and shipping. Excellent prices...in fact on my way to place another order. Would highly recommend this seller! It's nice to receive such great plants. Deserves a higher rating than offered! Hope she stays around for a long time!
On Sep 16, 2009, melnellie Omaha, NE (Zone 4b) wrote:
The communication on this transaction could have been much, much better.....I heard nothing about a shipping delay until I emailed asking when I could expect my plants....the plants arrived today looking very stressed and shabby.....I will see what happens but will probably not buy from this seller again.
On September 19th, 2009, melnellie added the following:
I guess a short email letting me know when I could have expected my plants would have been too much to ask for. I sell things on E-Bay and always let my winning bidders know when their item will be shipped. Maybe that is why my feedback rating is 100%. Is is my opinion that this transaction was not completely positive and thus the neutral rating. These plants looked very stressed, wilted and generally very mediocre. The photo showed a lovely plant in a gallon container and I received a cutting with a few roots wrapped in plastic wrap. Perhaps this is why I am less than excited with this entire transaction. On Sep 16, 2009, Katz Kuntry Kuttins responded with:
There was a holiday that week. I apologize, I thought most people understood that it's always better to wait until the following week afterwards so there's "hold-over" with your plants.
As for stressed within 2 days it took to receive them, I don't understand because I have left those exact same kind of plants (accidentally) in my hot garage for 3 weeks bareroot and they were fine. They're in the cactus family."
Short story: I placed my order for five 2-gallon plants ($75 + $15 shipping). In the mail I only received two 1-gallon (or smaller) plants. I was obviously disappointed.
I emailed the owner to explain the problem and got *no response*. A month later, I have emailed a second time to see if I can get a response - at this point I just want my money back.
I will provide further detail in a week and update this rating to positive or negative based on whether I get a response this time.
On August 3rd, 2009, HD_in_Dallas changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
This company is dishonest - don't be taken in by them!
I have now tried three times to get a response on the order I placed earlier this year, and I have not even received the courtesy of a reply. Do not trust Katz Kuntry Kuttins. They will take your money, ship you less than what you ordered, then ignore your requests for a shipment of the rest of your order or your money back. On Jun 27, 2009, Katz Kuntry Kuttins responded with:
On Jun 18, 2009, Chills Saint Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:
This makes 3 orders I have placed with Katz Kuntry Kuttins. Each of the orders have been for passiflora varieties (in fact I keep buying the same kinds over and over because I end up giving away the plants, or more appropriately my wife does). Each time the plants have been healthy and well packed. Shipping is reasonable (especially when more than one plant is ordered) and packaging is quite good. The flowers that have bloomed for me have been correct (though one has not yet bloomed for me, I have no doubt it will end up being right).
Definitely worthwhile if you are looking for small, very reasonably priced passiflora varieties!
On May 20, 2009, donpedrogordo Mount Morris, NY wrote:
Katz Kuntry Kuttins was still accessible on Ebay in May 2009 which is where I discovered it in my search for passiflora plants.
My order placed through Ebay using PayPal required an email to Kunry Kuttins to adjust the shipping rate for an order of more than one plant. Kathy responded very promptly with the adjustment expected --- her website indicated a reduced shipping for multiple plants but Ebay/PayPal did not initially transact that appropriately.
My plants arrived promptly, intact, looking good, of the size and quality I expected for the price paid, and arrived in less than one week from date my order was placed.
Don Pedro Gordo
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener