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|On Apr 1, 2013, MDSA Alexandria, LA wrote:
Plants were in superb condition when received! This is quite possibly the best Internet/mail order plant company that I have ever used. I have never received such healthy and large plants come to me in the mail. Five stars!!
|On Sep 28, 2012, jerry59 DESHA, AR wrote:
sooner plant farm is an OUTSTANDING FARM for the plants u want, very healthy and fresh plants, will do business with them again far down the road, best part is they ship midweek here to me in OK and i receive them either thursday or friday, NO COMPLAINTS, ALWAYS a helpful breathing person on the phone when I call was a pleasent surprise when I found them on the website, after doing business with other Major Nursery, and comparing the plants and the prices, well lets just say u pay for what u get!! the lilacs and crape myrtle i have ordered were very healthy plants!!.
|On Sep 13, 2012, icebird28 Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I got to hand it to these people. I ordered 3 Blue Moon Wisteria and I had my doubts on how they were going to make it to me without damage. Also, considering I'm in Dallas and they're in Oklahoma the shipping was super quick. Despite the UPS man not being so gentle with these things, I just unpacked them and WOW!. The packing was excellent, boxes were excellent (however getting the brass staples out were a pain), but that's great. I can't wait for these to show their vigor and spread out and grow. The plants are in excellent condition and more stems than the wisteria I bought at one of our more expensive nurseries. Also, if you want a great variety of plants, Sooner has it and when I had questions, I got very friendly replies. I will order some of the weirder things I want for my front flower beds instead of the bushes everyone else has on my street. Thank you SOONER!
|On Aug 3, 2012, gladLD Carbondale, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
We ordered and received 10 bushes from Sooner Plant Farm in good shape and everything got off to a good start. And what I would especially like to note was their prompt and very reasonable response to a concern we expressed.
|On Aug 1, 2012, pdcouch2 Noonday, TX wrote:
Sooner Plant Farm is one of the best. I ordered 16 dwarf gallon crepe myrtle from them on Monday. The nursery called me about the shipment. Also they emailed me when the order was shipped with a UPS tracking number. Delivery was very rapid, and the plants arrived in excellent condition, just two days after I ordered them. I removed them from the containers and planted them on the day of receipt. The roots were well-formed and I expect the plants will grow and do well. A WORD OF CAUTION: When ordering plants in the summer months, plant them on receipt, and make sure you do not break the ball of dirt the plant is in. Cut the plastic container away from the ball of dirt and carefully lift the ball of dirt out and place it in the hole. If you break the ball of dirt, the plant may not live. At any rate, the plants were in good condition, and were as advertised. I will order from this company again if I have a special need.
|On Jul 26, 2012, worrall235 New Braintree, MA wrote:
This is an incredible company. I ordered a Crapemyrtle Hopi on-line and they kept me informed during every step. They even e-mailed me what day it was scheduled to be shipped. I wasn't sure what to expect but the 3 gal Crapemyrtle is beautiful - lush and very healthy. Thanks. We'll definitely order again.
|On Jul 15, 2012, BvrCtyGardener Monaca, PA wrote:
I do a lot of mail order business with several companies. This is the first time I've ordered from Sooner. Not only were they extremely helpful on the phone, but they managed to get my order thru a brief window of 70's temps in the middle of a heat wave. I received the most beautifully full heuchera "Georgia Peach" and heucherella "Kimono"! Unlike box store plants which I sometimes suspect were "growth-hormoned" to rootless fullness, Sooners plants are now withstanding the worst 90 temps and rainless weeks I've seen in Western PA in many years. And they're thriving with minimal watering.
|On Jul 1, 2012, ksteve Baldwin City, KS wrote:
Posted on May 31, 2012, updated July 1, 2012
On July 1st, 2012, ksteve added the following:
What incredible vigor! Not only are these plants healthily leafing and branching out more they are blooming again!!
|On Jun 24, 2012, lprnana Atlanta, GA wrote:
Beautifully packaged and great looking plants that have done very well in my garden in the month since I planted them. Highly recommended.
|On Jun 11, 2012, juliep127 Louisville, KY wrote:
My plants coneflowers arrived healthy and nicely packed. They did an awesome job!!!!
|On Jun 2, 2012, Quantumfog Tulsa, OK wrote:
Ordered 3 trees and a perennial; all arrived on time and according to instructions. They were planted two months ago, all are doing fine.
|On May 29, 2012, imagerep Westlake Village, CA wrote:
Happen to find them while surfing on-line. I saw their Black Magic Elephant Ears available (Colcasa esculenta) and bought 2 one gallon plants. After the on-line purchase I immediately received a order confirmation and notice of approximate ship date (agricultural inspection required). I got another email a number of days later with a shipment update. Received the plants on the date promised. They were well packed with no damage to the plants. Shipment was from East Coast to West Coast in hot weather so I was surprised to find the soil still moist. They also include enough fertlizer for each plant during transplanting. Plants look great as they are just starting to take root. Very impressed and will buy from them again.
|On May 26, 2012, Viatrix_Eterna New York, NY wrote:
Everybody was very happy and healthy upon arrival and is content in the pot. Thanks.
|On May 21, 2012, AtlDave Atlanta
United States wrote:
I have spent $323.54 on this order.
On May 21, 2012, Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) responded with:
"On May 21, 2012 7:29 AM, Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) responded with:
Dave, I'm sorry you are so discouraged with our company and had to post this negative. We have ship several thousand orders this season, and we really hoping to not have any red. This is very discouraging for us also!
|On May 19, 2012, sandgarden Millsboro, DE wrote:
I'm a newbie to this company. First order came in quickly and the plants are amazing. Can't believe the size of the plants for the price. I don't mind paying shipping for great plants and will be ordering from them in the future. The packaging is amazing.
|On May 15, 2012, texas_guy Weatherford, TX wrote:
1st order from Sooner plant farms this year. I had been dealing with another online company and was becoming frustrated with repeated back orders and changed shipping dates.
|On May 3, 2012, tajataja Hull,Ga, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have ordered two times this spring from Sooner, and have received great plants. The packing is unbelievable! Beautiful plants! Will order from them again.
|On Apr 23, 2012, Samlau Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:
Love my little Japanese Maple (Sensu Full Moon). Got 2 more orders with these guys due this week.
|On Apr 20, 2012, Wylysgarden Tulsa, OK wrote:
I have ordered from this company several times and all experiences have been great. Their shipping might look steep, but their plants are MUCH bigger and healthier than any other mail order nursery I have used so you are getting what you pay for. Their plant prices are a good value, the selection is pretty impressive and their customer service is professional and efficient with a nice personal touch. If there is a question, the proprietor will contact you himself to address it. Most importantly to me, I have relied on this company to provide tough plants that grow in my difficult climate when my local nurseries continue to promote plants with built-in obsolescence. They have enabled me to introduce better varieties of plants to my garden, and it is really starting to pay off.
|On Apr 9, 2012, karensshop Three Oaks, MI wrote:
Our Winterberry plants were dormant but very healthy when they were delivered November of last year. I brought them out of dormancy in the greenhouse and they overwintered with no problems and look great! The price was fair and delivery was fast.
|On Apr 6, 2012, copecindi Fayetteville, AR wrote:
I have ordered often from Sooner Plant Farm. The plants are in great shape and they respond quickly to email requests to change the shipping date.
|On Mar 30, 2012, BobPlant Melrose, MA wrote:
First time using this company. Bought five hellebores. Extremely pleased! Five healthy good sized, well priced plants. Well packaged. I will purchase again in the future.
|On Feb 19, 2012, mfm4344 Leary, TX wrote:
We just received our first order from Sooner Plant Farm. It consisted of 9 - 2 Gal. Firehouse nandinas, 5 - 3 Gal. Autumn Chiffon Encore azaleas, 2 - 3 Gal. Crown Jewel gardenias, 1 - 3 Gal. Rose Creek abelia, 1 - 3 Gal. Blue Price holly and 1 - 3 Gal. Blue Princess holly.
|On Nov 24, 2011, bmyra Wheat Ridge, CO wrote:
Purchased three Taylor upright Junipers--hard to find trees. Healthy plants, arrived promptly and packed super well. Good experience.
|On Oct 15, 2011, pickles12 Algood, TN wrote:
Posted on July 20, 2011, updated October 15, 2011
On July 20th, 2011, pickles12 added the following:
Today I received my second order of echinacea from Sooner. As with the first order the echinacea plants were well-established and much bushier than echinacea I purchased from two other retail internet plant companies. Again the pots from Sooner were much larger than the pots from the other companies. Responses to feedback to the company is quick and pleasant.
On October 15th, 2011, pickles12 added the following:
After several additional orders from the company I am still very pleased with the plants received and communication with company associates.
|On Sep 16, 2011, awb_1 Pahrump, NV wrote:
Received two Maple trees on date as requested a few months ago: Bloodgood and Weeping Red Dragon. Both are very healthy and arrived in a well designed root protection felt bag. I'm looking forward to seeing these two beauties grow.
|On Sep 9, 2011, Bartell Rochester, MI wrote:
I ordered for the first time from Sooner Plant Farm a few weeks ago. There was a slight problem with the order and I e-mailed Brian. He quickly responded and set about remedying the problem. He bent over backwards to ensure my experience was top-notch and was very gracious about it.
|On Jul 25, 2011, phdler Homer, NY wrote:
Ordered 14 OSO EASY roses on their 2 for 1 special. All looked healthy on arrival and were well-packed. However, although I usually have great success growing roses, these have become scrawny and are most unattractive. I planted some pavement roses in the same bed with these and the pavements are doing fine but the oso easy roses I got from Sooner are very disappointing. I will change my rating to either postive or negative depending on how the roses are doing in the future.
On Jul 25, 2011, Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) responded with:
"On Jul 25, 2011 10:51 AM, Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) responded with:
Hello, thank you for feedback regarding your OSO easy roses. Can you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can review your order and hopefully offer some assistance to make sure your roses flourish.
|On Jul 10, 2011, enviroplanter Spring House, PA wrote:
I ordered a crabapple from Sooner last year. This year it didn't bloom (not necessarily a problem) but thus far has shown no new top growth. I finally decided to replace it and on digging it out discovered that there was also no evident root growth. It was planted and cared for the same way as all my others, from other vendors, which are doing great. Also had a problem last year with security on their website (which of course they denied) and they refused to delete my information from their records. Definitely will not order from them again.
On Jul 10, 2011, Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) responded with:
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|On May 26, 2011, lafu115 Arlington, VA wrote:
Posted on June 22, 2010, updated May 26, 2011
On May 26th, 2011, lafu115 added the following:
I ordered another Orchid Cascade this year. Plant arrived looking great. Very pleased again with this company.
|On May 25, 2011, plympton Plympton, MA wrote:
Good sized plants, expertly packaged. Would use anytime.
|On May 20, 2011, tepelus Nashville, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
My very first order with Sooner arrived today, and I couldn't be happier. The plants are big and healthy and packed in the long, heavy cardboard box so well it was a struggle for me to remove my fothergilla from the box! I've been wanting a Lavender Twist (Covey) redbud for a long time and finally decided to order one through Sooner, which is a great looking tree, about 4-5 ft tall, and very healthy, and the price on it was great. I also got a Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, which is another plant I've been coveting for a long time, and two Blue Shadow fothergilla which were buy 1 get 1. Although the shipping was a bit high, almost as much as the total for the plants, I'm not too bothered by it since the plants were very well packaged and arrived unscathed, with the exception of one broken baby branch on the redbud, but also if I had to buy these same plants locally I would have had paid two to three times as much. I'm really happy I purchased my plants through Sooner and I will recommend them to my friends and family.
|On May 1, 2011, oldroselover Fort Worth, TX wrote:
I made my first orders with Sooner early this spring. I ordered three hydrangeas (Pee Wee, Little Lime, and Invincibelle) and a Miss Ruby butterfly bush. I am in Fort Worth, TX. The shipments arrived the very next day each time, which amazed me. The plants are all beautiful, large, and healthy looking, and so far are growing really well. I am so happy with my plants! I will most definitely be buying again from Sooner Plant Farm.
|On Apr 22, 2011, kandhi Vienna, VA wrote:
Ordered bloomerang lilacs and gardenia crown jewel, received the order today and all the plants look very healthy in their pots. This is the first time I ordered and will definitely look into ordering more plants from them.
|On Apr 15, 2011, mad4roses Georgetown, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on April 2, 2010, updated April 15, 2011
On April 15th, 2011, mad4roses added the following:
Placed another order this season for a couple plants I couldn't find locally. Again, I'm amazed at how well they can pack large plants.
Although I couldn't find gold heart dicentra at my local nursery, they did have the regular bleeding heart. The gold hearts I received from Sooner were larger and and fuller than the regular bleeding hearts at my local nursery. The oakleaf hydrangea 'Alice' were outstanding, and although I worried about ordering such a large size, they arrived in perfect shape. I have *the* perfect spot with the perfect soil for them, so that was one of my top wishlist items for this year.
I was very happy to discover Sooner had both of these plants available. I wish I could order all my plants from Sooner as they have such high quality stock, but I get such big eyes every planting season I'd end up putting every UPS driver's kid through college if I did that.
|On Mar 18, 2011, bconnor1 Eddyville, KY wrote:
sooner plant farm is still my new best friend.after ordering for my second year i am still in awe if the plants they send. as healthy as they are beautiful. love the new packing i think they could be run over by a ups truck and still arrive in superb condition and on time. thanks to dave's garden, customer reviews lead me to sooner plant farm.
|On Dec 28, 2010, msollisch Havana, FL wrote:
I purchased 2 Abelia 'SILVER ANNIVERSARY' plants in 1 gallon containers in November from Sooner. The plants were healthy, good-sized and delivered as promised. They are still doing great, even through a few very cold nights.
|On Oct 16, 2010, KariGrows New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
Posted on October 1, 2010, updated October 16, 2010
On October 1st, 2010, KariGrows added the following:
Sooner is awesome... I have now ordered a number of different shrubs from them, and all have come in very careful and safe packaging and are nice and healthy! I cant wait to see how beautiful they will be growing and blooming next spring!
I certainly give Sooner an A++++++++++
On October 16th, 2010, KariGrows added the following:
I am chuckling over the turn of events.... I was so happy with the plants from Sooner, I ordered three gallon pot shrubs... then a few days later I added a 4th to the order so they could all ship together. ... When the shipment came, it was 3 items... and I thought they didnt catch it...but the next day I got a shipment of ALL 4. .. I called Sooner and they said Our mistake, your good luck, you have 3 free bushes.... So I planted them all... having a farm means lots of room for shrubs thank goodness.
A few days later I had a funny feeling about two of the plants, they seemed to have the wrong leaf shape for the species I ordered. I called Sooner, and she checked! Oh boy, they sent the bushes that were next to the one i had ordered dug them up and put the wrong label on them!! They were being nice sending big bushes, as the correct one was only about 6 inches high!! But she said it was healthy, so they sent it immediately and its already in the ground.
I have found Sooner to be very accomodating and every plant has arrived in beautiful shape and well packed. I didnt like the styrofoam peanuts either but they do the job.
Ok no more orders until Spring.... Thanks Sooner for being upfront and honest and trying to make me happy.
And admitting when you make an error... you are only human.
|On Oct 1, 2010, marthooo Madison Heights, VA wrote:
I have recently ordered several things from Sooner. The ninebark diablo were particularly stunning, and even in this relentless end of summer have made the transition into the ground quite well. The packaging and communication was great. I DO wish, though, that they used biodegradable "peanuts" in the packing-the styrofoam peanuts are annoying and not so enviro-friendly, eh? Still, I'll order from them again!
On Oct 1, 2010, Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) responded with:
"On Oct 1, 2010 12:55 PM, Sooner Plant Farm (home of Imagine Backyard Trees®) responded with:
Thank you for the positive feedback. In response to the peanuts, I tried the bio-degradable peanuts, Bad choice, when setting on moist soil the peanuts become a slimy mess, a good idea that did not work. We dislike the peanuts also and only use them when necessary, we will continue to search.