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This was my first order from this company. I ordered hostas and echinaceas. They arrived in beautiful condition, very well packed, large healthy plants with good root systems and lots of soil. They looked like they had just been taken from the nursery--really beautiful! I won't hesitate to use this company again.
Ordered a dozen angelonia (annual flowers) from GC as my 1st order. Was amazed when I received them. They were in 5" pots with at least 4 stems per pot, all 6" high or higher. They were green and very healthy looking: no wilting or broken stems. ALL of the dirt was still in the pots. Received them just about 1 week before they should be planted, which gave me time to harden them off. While the price was no bargain basement deal, I have paid as much for these at local nursery centers and only gotten half as many stems per pot. This shipment was the best I ever remember receiving, and I order a lot of plants thru the mail. Kudos to GC!
On May 1, 2011, LOVIE2 Boston, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I recieved my order of Rosemary Arp on 4/29/11. I was a bit surpised at how small they were for the price paid but they all look very healthy. The packaging could have been done better/neater as there was soil all over the place inside the box and the slots for each plant weren't all tabbed out to keep the plants from moving around. Never the less I'm leaving positive ratings because they look healthy and I recieved what I wanted.
I have started container gardening since moving to Maryland. I wanted King Tut Cyperus to be the "Thriller" in some of my pots. On this site there were 4 vendors shown to have this. I chose to use Garden Crossings. Once on the site, I ordered two of the King Tuts and some other plants. My plants arrived yesterday. They were beautifully packed, in execellent health and exceeded the sizes I expected. I will definitely order from them again.
On Jan 18, 2011, kbjanet2003 mid-Michigan, MI wrote:
My experience is with the plant-hunt itself. In searching for Scaevola aemula in the Garden Crossings LCC website I find it is not available, yet it is shown as available on the Dave's Garden Plant Scout. How Can this be? While trying to be efficient and using Dave's Garden I get sent on a wild goose chase.
Their plants are huge and screaming with health and vigor. I have not seen better packing than Garden Crossings'. Plants arrive with not a leaf out of place, nor a speck of soil disturbed. I am a big cheapskate and I always think their prices are steep UNTIL my plants arrive, then I'm delighted.
On Oct 14, 2010, enthusiast10 Great Neck, NY wrote:
I wish I had checked this link before ordering. I have ordered hundreds of bulbs from another company. I just ordered the Heuchera Osidian and the Heuchera Alabama Surprise from Garden Crossings. They did not have 2 other heucheras in stock. So I ordered them from this other company with a luscious catalogue and stunning website. The Heucheras from Garden Crossings were ten times the size AND cheaper than those from the other company. They arrived today (10/14) beautifully packed, glossy & healthy via Fedex, after ordering them on 10/9/10. I was shocked to see the other 2 inch high Heucheras from the other company. I doubt that they will survive the winter. I will post back with the results. I will definitely use Garden Crossings again for any unusual item that I can't find locally. Thanks.
On Sep 11, 2010, NGW Farmington Hills, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
The plant I received was fraudulently small for the price extorted -- and in a huge box. A waste of my money and of a good portion of a perfectly good tree for the 3 foot tall cardboard box holding the six inch plant. From the reviews here, I gather that my experience was not typical or that there are a lot of inexperienced mail-order gardeners who have never ordered from a reputable mail order nursery and received that for which they paid. It's all relative.
I am doing this review about 6 weeks late. On July 15th, I received about 10 daylilies, which I had ordered only a few days before. I was thrilled with the size of the plants and how healthy they were. They were all packed extremely well , they sent tracking information and told me when they were shipped. Everything about Garden Crossings was outstanding...the plants, the packing, the communications. I had read about them here on Garden Watchdog, and am extremely pleased with this company!
Fantastic packing and very fast shipping! The 2 hydrangeas I ordered are full and obviously very healthy plants. I hadn't been able to find the type I was looking for locally, and I decided to order from Garden Crossings. I couldn't be happier and will add them to my favorite online plant purveyors!
On Jul 7, 2010, kentstar Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on April 30, 2010, updated July 7, 2010
Posted on April 25, 2009, updated April 30, 2010
Well, I have to say.. I am impressed by the size, health, and vigor of the plants I have bought at Garden Crossings! This is my first time buying from them. I thought I would give them a try because they were on DW top 30. Boy, they can't be beat!
I bought a peach flambe heuchera, a Henryi clematis, and a Beauty of Worcester clematis. All three were boxed wonderfully. Shipped fast, even before I even knew they were shipped lol. All three were BIG, Strong, and healthy! Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou sooo much!
Do I have to say? Yes, I will be back.
On May 28th, 2009, kentstar added the following:
Garden Crossings does it again! Impressive! I ordered an Earnest Markham clematis from them. It was sent out yesterday and arrived today! Fast shipping. The plant was healthy and nice looking with excellent packaging. Not dried out at all. Great job! You know this company is the best one I've found yet. On August 18th, 2009, kentstar added the following:
Garden Crossings does it again! I ordered a late season Sweet Autumn clematis on Saturday and had it by Tuesday! Healthy, moist, and well packed.
They are one of the best places to order from period.
Of course, I will continue ordering from them. Way to go Garden Crossings!On April 30th, 2010, kentstar added the following:
Thankyou again! I ordered Bacopa and Supertunias and all came fast and were packaged excellently! Each were in their own little slot in the box, and all were nice and moist!
Just an update: My Beauty of Worcester, Henryi, Earnest Markham, and Sweet Autumn clemastises are doing awesome! The peach flambe heuchera looks great and came through winter untouched!
This is THE place to buy all your plants! Never had any problems period. On July 7th, 2010, kentstar added the following:
Ordered 3 myosotis (Forget-me-nots) on Monday and they came on Wednesday. Two days! Can't be beat! Thanks again!
I recently ordered from Garden Crossings. I spend $500-$600 worth of plants from them. The plants were not as big as I had expected but they were just pruned down to fit in a box. I was very pleased with this site. All of my plants came alive and they all looked great. Since I have recieved them most of the plants have been planted. Only the Lugwort and Lupine are not doing so good and I think that is my fault for not watering them enough. They are in the shade. The Lupine was damaged from strong winds aswell because it is bent. I think it will be fine though. The first year is just the growing year anyways. I am happy with my order and the rest of my plants are doing great. The Clematis, Grapes and Joe Pye Weed are even decent size. I know I can get bigger plants from a local nursery which is what I usually do but sometimes you have to go online to get a specific plant like Rose of Sharon and this sit has a big selection of perrenials and shrubs.
They even have a descent variaty of fruits and vegtebals. I would definantly order from this site before any other site. They even list how much of a product is left and even let you pick your own shipping date. They never ship on weekends. Best of all they have great reviews for a lot of plants and have helpfull staff if you send them a comment. They even have free shipping and handeling in June if you spend $100 worth of plants.
Now if you go to Wal-Mart you can get a nice plant for 5-8 bucks in June but they have a limited selection and usually it is what everyone else has. Hostas, Lilies and Hydrangeas which I don't care for. Garden Crossings has most plants around 16 bucks which is about what most mail sites charge which is more expensive but you get to pick from over 2,000 plants and some of these plants you won't find in a local nursery. This is much better than going to Wal-Mart.
I checked every site in the top 30 and this is the site I went with. I am glad I did. Thanks Garden Crossing.
I ordered raspberry and blueberry bushes. I received a prompt email confirmation, Fedex shipping number and in less than a week the plants arrived. Very well packed, vibrant green, very healthy looking. Very satisfying experience.
On Jun 7, 2010, stewardess Easton, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
SUCH a positive experience! Generously sized plants arrived the week after Mother's Day, just as I had requested. Plants were well packaged and had travelled well: no signs of stress, well-hydrated, minimal travel scars. Ingenious packaging consisted primarily of cardboard, which is recyclable (yea!). Plants were so big and mature that many have since bloomed and are easily establishing themselves in my yard. I had a number of questions about various plants before I placed my order, and each of my emails was quickly and graciously answered by Heidi. So pleased and satisfied. Thank you!
I have been very pleased with my plants from Garden Crossings. Recently 3 oxalis died due to a delay in the package being delivered during a time of 90 degree plus temperatures. Garden Crossings allowed me to select three replacement plants and mailed them at no cost to me.
On Jun 3, 2010, pookerella Bellmore, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Just the best! Beautiful, healthy plants, a very large inventory of the Proven WinnersŪ brand and speedy service with excellent packaging. I can't say enough about this nursery, especially after my run in with someone they drop ship for, and I encourage everyone to purchase directly from Garden Crossings! They are SUPERB!!!
On May 31, 2010, MaryNeedsSleep Morgantown, WV wrote:
I ordered several hellebores and received healthy plants that were larger than similar plants that I received from two other online nurseries. All seem to be doing well, and I will order from Garden Crossings again.
Awesome plant vendor! This is the 2nd year I've ordered from Garden Crossings and have not been disappointed yet. In fact they saved a flower bed design for this year. I purchased a veronica plant at a local nursery earlier in the season, then changed my layout requiring another of the same variety to flank a hybrid tea rose. Well, of course the local place was out of this variety, but not Garden Crossings. I let them know the size of my current plant, and they were able to almost match the one I had. It was a little smaller, but it would've been almost impossible to find an exact replica. So happy!
They are a bit expensive for plants and shipping, but you get your large size plants in a pot, no bare roots. This in itself is great when you're not sure when you can get them planted. Also the varieties they carry, that you cannot find at your local greenhouses, are wonderful. Will definitely be ordering from them many years in the future. Give them a try! :-)
On May 27, 2010, luvcamellias Little Neck, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Bought two clematis recently. For 5.5 inch pots, they are small plants - one of them was about 3 inches tall. Not the size I expected for a highly rated nursery in Dave's Watchdog and for the plant size described in their website. I am giving it a neutral rating because, although small, they are alive.
My first order with Garden Crossings will definitely not be my last. My order of Becky Daisies was promptly shipped with Fedex Home Delivery, which I received on a Saturday. To my delight, the plants arrived lush and healthy with no signs of stress or damage. I would not hesitate to recommend this company.
On May 15, 2010, janerx Haubstadt, IN (Zone 6b) wrote:
This was my first order with Garden Crossings. I am so very pleased with the plants I received. They are vigorous and healthy, a nice size, came extremely well packed, and in a very timely manner. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you so much!
I cannot say enough about the Quality of plants the extra attention to shipping ,Great quality of shipping carton,personal and PATIENT phone service by Heidi.I live in Alaska and had a short notice weather delay (Very well handled )I use mailorder companys every year and I am SO GLAD I chose GARDEN GROSSINGS.to try this year .I believe they have raised the bar ,many notches I would say ..My plants were superbly grown ,VERY well packaged and obviously well cared for.Keep in mind now I live in Alaska ,use mail order yearly.My plants traveled around a thousand miles ,I plant late in the season .Ihave NEVER seen a nicer plant VERY,VERY well done.MOST excellent,Top of the list NO question!!!!!!Thank you Garden Crossings.
On May 6, 2010, frahnzone5 Bensenville, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
All I can say is WOW. My plants arrived today and these are some of the largest I have ever received via mail order. They were beautifully packed and very healthy looking. This is my first time ordering from this company but it certainly will not be my last. Highly recommended.
Posted on May 6, 2010, updated May 6, 2010
I stumbled onto the website purely by accident. I spent weeks looking through their online catalog and imagining my dream garden. I really wanted to grow hydrangeas. I really wanted to grow the really big globe type.
I called Garden Crossings and the phone was answered by a human being! No automated answering system! I spoke with Heidi, who I later learned is one of the owners of Garden Crossings. She was not only knowledgeable but extremely helpful in building my dream garden. I learned that while the globe type hydrangeas will grow in my area, they require a lot of additional care, water, soil prep, etc. We have very low humudity and it gets very warm in the summer and downright cold in the winter. Heidi suggested the bracketed type, because they flower on new and old wood, will tolerate the heat and cold and are beautiful.
The garden I had been struggeling with for over 3 years was becoming a reality. It is on the north side of the house, with little sun. Heidi also made some recommendations for other plants that would work under those conditions.
When my order arrived, the plants were georgous! No scrawny little roots, or tiny little plugs. They were nursery quality, healthy, thriving plants. The garden has only been in the ground for a week, but the plants are all growing beautifully!
On May 6th, 2010, dparker added the following:
I forgot to add that when the plants arrived (12 in all) they were healthy, moist with no broken branches.
The plants were due to arrive the last week in April. Our weather had taken a warm turn, and I phoned Garden Crossings and asked if there were any way to ship my order sooner. I received my plants a week earlier than expected and they are in the ground thriving!
I have placed 4 separate orders with this company and every one was shipped on schedule and arrived in great condition with beautiful well grown plants - very different from other online plant buying experiences that I have had. I will definitely buy from them again. The shipping is expensive, but it is Fed Ex and arrvied in three days, therefore not languishing in weather extremes. The careful packing also contributes positively. I would rather pay more to have plants arrive healthy and I believe the price of the plants to be very reasonable. My purchases have been perennial hibiscus, Incrediball Hydrangea and two clematis. All are settling in, putting out new growth and looking fine. This is where I will return for online plant shopping!
On Apr 30, 2010, kbp922 Stonington, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered plants this spring from several different mail order companies, and the plants I received from Garden Crossings far surpassed those from other companies in size, apparent health, and packing. The plants all appear to be more than a year old. In particular the coneflowers from Garden Crossings are all 10-12" tall and well filled out, vs: coneflowers from a couple of other places are practically seedlings - 4" tall. I definitely feel I got my money's worth from Garden Crossings and the next time I need to order online I will check with them first for availability.
Posted on May 6, 2008, updated April 29, 2010
I received my order from Garden Crossings last week. It was my first time ordering from them. I was very pleased with the plants they sent. I thought their packaging was very good. No soil anywhere, no peanuts. The plants were healthy. I made an addition to my order two weeks before shipping via e-mail and received a prompt reply with the additions included. I will order from them in the future.
On April 29th, 2010, amoraflores added the following:
Just received my order and the plants were very well packed and they are so healthy looking. I am always pleased to order from Garden Crossings.
On Apr 23, 2010, bjplack Benton County, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:
My order was for 5 Syringa Bloomerang Lilacs .A very kind, and knowlegeable person took my order. C.C was not charged until time of shipping. Arrived the day I was told on the phone, and each shrub was packed in it's own cell, and in a sturdy box. Excellent company.
First time with GC and I will be purchasing from them again. All my plants arrived in perfect shape and will be planted tomorrow. I would have appreciated an email that the plants were being shipped, but that ended up not being an issue this time (I was not traveling). Thank you:-)
Posted on October 7, 2007, updated April 22, 2010
I ordered (3) Tree Peonies in late June. Unfortunately, just before they shipped in Oct., they said there was a mistake when taking inventory of their stock and they ran out of one kind I ordered:( The remaining (2) arrived last week and I planted/watered them immediately. Of the two bareroots, one looked healthy with large green leaves and eyes, the other was considerably smaller in both respects(on the edge?). Overall, the customer service was good and my emails were answered within 48 hours. The packing was OK, as the cardboard box was a bit bashed when it arrived but the plants seemed unhurt despite a few broken leaves. The roots were in soil in plastic pots and secured with rubberbands. Pricing was excellent. This was my first time ordering from GC. I will post a follow-up in the spring.
On April 22nd, 2010, moth2flame added the following:
It's been 3 years and the tree peonies have all survived and are thriving. They flowered for the first time last year with about 2 blooms a piece. After SNOW-MY-GOD 2010 when we received about 4' of snow in the mid-atlantic, the peonies suffered some broken branches but rallied this spring and have set twice the # of buds as the year before. It took patience and TLC, but for $20 per tree peony, I consider them a great bargain. Many tree peonies easily go for many times that price.