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|On May 20, 2010, susie3304 Mattoon, IL wrote:
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 18, 2010, Mae3812 Rescue, CA wrote:
I ordered two plants, a blackberry and a bosenberry. They arrived in great shape, nice leaves, good size. I encountered no problems in planting, no shock. They began to grow right away.
|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!
|On May 8, 2010, Guardiner Cleveland, OH wrote:
Every plant arrived on-time, well-packed, large, and healthy
|On May 7, 2010, WildNtheWoods Nikiski, AK wrote:
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.
|On May 6, 2010, dparker Salt Lake City, UT wrote:
Posted on May 6, 2010, updated May 6, 2010
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!
|On May 3, 2010, SpencEm Metairie, LA wrote:
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 May 1, 2010, Indie Medway, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered a hydrangea through Garden Crossings. When it arrived, I was very impressed with how large and healthy the plant was and how very well shipped it was!
|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.
|On Apr 29, 2010, amoraflores Malvern, PA wrote:
Posted on May 6, 2008, updated April 29, 2010
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 28, 2010, organic_kitten West Blocton, AL wrote:
The plants I receive from them are the quality I would have selected had I been shopping in their store rather than shopping on line. Excellent quality sent in a timely fashion, well packed.
|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.
|On Apr 22, 2010, new282 Nashville, TN wrote:
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:-)
|On Apr 22, 2010, moth2flame Derwood, MD wrote:
Posted on October 7, 2007, updated April 22, 2010
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.
|On Apr 7, 2010, paulrichjr Savannah, TN wrote:
They allowed me to choose to receive my plants 3 weeks before normal shipping time for the Spring...which I appreciated...even though I gave up their guarantee.
|On Feb 14, 2010, kkirschbaum Yonkers, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on June 5, 2007, updated February 13, 2010
On February 14th, 2010, kkirschbaum added the following:
Since placing my original comment, I moved to a suburban location north of NYC where my goal has been to get rid of a large lawn. In the last 18 months I have placed a few orders with Garden Crossings for perennials, shrubs, and even annuals, and I have absolutely no complaint. As before, their plants are much larger than I expect -- in fact, last fall I bought Penstemon 'Mystica' and received plants that were basically in gallon planters requiring me to dig out a lot more clay soil than I was expecting to do during the autumn rush. Earlier in the summer I purchased a dozen Nemesia 'Opal Innocence' (absolutely the most delightful think to ever spill out of a container) expecting the usual plugs you get for annuals. Instead, I received sometihng akin to quart pots (in other words plants far larger than the space I had originally allotted them). In terms of customer service, I've never had a complaint, but the one experience I had was with my fall 2009 order which I placed a day after they stopped taking orders for the fall. I emailed to see if they could still ship me my stuff (since I really did want to get these particular plants into the ground in fall so they'd be hearty by spring) and Heidi personally answered to say that they would do it. I honestly don't recall if there were any caveats about their guarantee because frankly it would never occur to me to lodge a complaint about plant failures if I was planting in early November - I'm a consenting adult, and it was my decision to forge ahead with new plants at that borderline time of year. I didn't order anything that wasn't bone hardy for my zone, and though everyting is under a foot of snow now, until last week all the plants I got from them seemed to be ok - Penstemon 'Mystica' in fact stayed evergreen. In any case, I am very satisfied with this nursery. They may not have some of the more unusual or heirloom things to be found at some other nurseries as they tend to focus on plants from the big wholesalers, but if I am going to order a selection released by Proven Winners or Color Choise or one of the others, then I certainly feel secure that the specimen coming from Garden Crossings will be bigger and better established than what I find elsewhere - even at my local nursery.
|On Oct 4, 2009, FlowerDiva Raleigh, NC wrote:
WOW--my first experience with Garden Crossings and I must say outstanding!!!!! I took a leap of faith and placed a large order online ($265, which included free shipping) in mid August. My order consisted of ornamental grasses, Buddleias and some Russian Sage. The plants arrived in 3 days. They were all full-sized, healthy plants and were packed perfectly with no damage at all! They Buddleias were in full bloom!!! Amazing!! I took the chance to plant here in NC during the sweltering heat of August....with great results. The largest of the Buddleia (2 gal.) seemed to be droopy for a few days after planting. I emailed customer service (on a Sat. evening) and received a response within minutes from Heidi!!! She told me since the plant was large, that it is going through a bit of transplant shock and to water it everyday. Well, I watered it and babied it a bit (I even put a beach umbrella over it during the hottest midday sun!). It took about 2 weeks and then the plant adjusted and is a healthy blooming machine!!! The Russian Sage has been blooming like crazy as well as the other buddleias!!! I will be placing many orders with them!!! I highly recommend Garden Crossings as an outstanding mail order source!!!!
|On Sep 30, 2009, patlovesdirt wrote:
I'm so thrilled with the 2 plants I just received from Garden Crossings! After being stung numerous times from some other online vendors, what I got is unbelievably wonderful. They are BIG. They are so healthy it's like I just picked them up myself from their greenhouse. Reasonable prices and reasonable shipping, too! No tiny babies! No plugs! Just fabulous! Amazing number of plants and really helpful growing advice. I placed my order last Sunday and received today (Wednesday). They are in Michigan - I'm in western NC. I'll be busy digging up the rest of my yard so I can order more, lol, and will be their customer forever.
|On Sep 17, 2009, Mickey2181 Livingston, NJ wrote:
Great plants, great customer service. Will order from them again and again, except I think I already have all the Zone 6 plants they sell!
|On Sep 15, 2009, reeve1 Plano, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I placed an order on their web site last week and it was partially filled today.
On September 15th, 2009, reeve1 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Rod did contact me and showed interest to resolve this matter. I wanted to also be clear that my comment about Heidi saying "This is the way it's going to be" was based on the situation as she presented it to me and not from anything she said verbally. She just wasn't offering me any other options but to take the partial order that was already shipped and either replace what now couldn't be provided or remove it from the order. But, I didn't want any of it now that the most important part (to me) could no longer be provided. I'm communicating with Rod on this now and I'm sure we will come to a reasonable agreement. Changing to Neutral based on his willingness to resolve this... after the fact.
|On Jul 31, 2009, vossner Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
What a wonderful mail order nursery this is! I, too, was concerned about above average prices, but when my plants arrived, I realized the money was well spent. And the packaging is the best. I will buy from this company again.
|On Jul 10, 2009, kbaumle Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I've not ordered from Garden Crossings, but my mom and I visited their beautiful retail center a couple of weeks ago and I will not hesitate in ordering from them in the future. I saw the plants they had for sale to the public as well as those being packaged to be mailed out and without a doubt, they are some of the healthiest plants I've ever seen anywhere.
|On Jul 3, 2009, RBlades Wayland, MA wrote:
Over the past few months, I placed a number of orders with another mail order plant supplier (rated #1 on this site) and was extremely disappointed with the size, vigor, and overall quality of the plants. This experience made me extremely leary of doing any more business with mail order suppliers. However, I am in the process of redoing the landscaping on 3 acres of my property, and with so many new plants to purchase, I can't help but be drawn to good prices that help keep the overall cost of the project within reason and to plant variety not available locally. So I thought I would give it another shot and ordered a few plants from Garden Crossings as a test to see if they might met my expectations and become my new plant supplier. My plants arrived yesterday, and with a little bit of trepidation, I opened the box to see what surprises awaited me. The difference in my two shopping experiences is night and day. The packaging was excellent (no irritating styrofoam peanuts) and the plants (which were sale plants) were beautiful - healthy, vibrant, covered with blooms, and all set to be immediate stars in their new beds. This company deserves to be at the head of the line in Dave's ratings. You can tell that they take real pride in growing and supplying outstanding plants. If I could give them a SUPER POSITIVE rating, I would. They definitely have earned my future business and I would highly recommend them to all of you. GREAT JOB GARDEN CROSSINGS!!!!
|On Jul 3, 2009, reeann55 Smyrna Mills, ME (Zone 4a) wrote:
Beautiful, healthy plants packed well. They are all thriving! Will order from this company again.
|On Jul 1, 2009, goldfinch4 Ripon, WI (Zone 4a) wrote:
I was amazed when I received my order. Huge plants all in absolutely perfect condition! Without a doubt I will be a repeat customer!
|On Jun 24, 2009, redindiana Bluffton, IN wrote:
Excellent packing, delivery right on time, plants were fantastic! Do NOT worry about ordering from this company! They are outstanding and I'll be a return customer!
|On Jun 22, 2009, EFBrandt Rochester, NY wrote:
Beautiful plants, fantastic packing, and speedy shipping. What more can one ask for?
|On Jun 19, 2009, carmin Amherst, SD wrote:
Garden Crossings is a top notch company. I order from them every spring and their plants are always packaged well and the plants come in good shape. I have ordered several shrubs and a few perennials and all are growing and doing well. They offer a lot of the new varieties at a resonable price. This company defintely deserves its spot as one of the Top Watchdog Companies!
|On Jun 13, 2009, nwh Chicago, IL wrote:
I ordered a tree peony and admit I was a bit skeptical about purchasing a shrub in a 5 1/2" pot by mail order. I was afraid it would be small and wilted. But I have not been able to find this plant locally and the positive feedback on this website convinced me to try it. I must say I am impressed with the size of the plant's leaves and the root system. It is fresh and green, the leaves were just a bit bent from being in the package. I would second what others have said about the quality of Garden Crossings packaging--it is first rate and was certainly put to the test here. Despite my instructions to leave the package by the side door if no one was home, our Fed Ex delivery person threw the package over the back fence and it took 2 days for me to notice it was out there. The plant was still perfectly ok and the dirt did not spill out of the pot.
|On Jun 11, 2009, aegir Bethesda, MD wrote:
I ordered 4 rebecca clematis form garden crossings this spring, all arrived in pristine condition with the vines staked and over a foot tall with flowers on them in the box. I bought a jackmannii from my local nursery a few years ago and these were about the same size With all the rain and wet soil we've had this spring, the vines have been growing like gangbusters and they perpetually flower as advertised, I was very happy with the service and plants, would highly recommend garden crossings.
|On Jun 1, 2009, avidgardener8 Larchmont, NY wrote:
I ordered one Clematis lanuginosa Candida which was shipped to me in late April in a timely fashion. I have grown this variety of clematis successfully for over 25 years.
|On May 28, 2009, grrrlgeek Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Received 2 great plants, a Josephine clematis and Bill Brincka hosta. Plants were packed wonderfully. Best looking clematis of it's size I've seen. At first I thought the prices were a little high, but seeing the size of the plants, and how much I would pay locally for the same size, they are not bad. Plus they had the clematis I really wanted in stock.
|On May 21, 2009, Kimmer58 Mason, MI wrote:
OMG! The coneflowers were awesome! Big, healthy and the packing was awesome. 3 out of 6 coneflowers already had blooms and new buds. My very first order and I was very impressed. This is a company I will definitely order from again and again. The old saying you get what you pay for is right on! Thank you for a wonderful first time experience.
|On May 14, 2009, walshee Addison, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
My current plant order arrived in perfect condition with all of the plants being large and healthy. However, when 3 of the plants began to bloom it was obvious that they had shipped the wrong color. They shipped replacements right away.
|On May 2, 2009, patterson0421 Springfield, PA wrote:
I ordered 6 Euonymus fortunei 'Interbowli' Blondy. I already have 5, and needed to ad, and was thrilled to see that this top company offered what I needed! They arrived thriving and well-packaged, with sticks in the soil equal to the height of the box to prevent the plants from being bounced too much! Very impressed! Their website is not only visually appealing, but already easy to use and informative. I liked how you could pick the ship week as it made it clear when the plants should arrive. I have since received a catalogue and coupon and already used them! I expect order #2 sometime next week! I can't wait to do business again in the future as I continue to add to my garden!
|On May 1, 2009, johnjrock Coatesville, PA wrote:
I ordered three plants & was pleased to see that the box & markings were A-1. . .even more pleased when upon opening, the condition & quality of the plants were exceptional. . .I have ordered from half-dozen companies before but have never received plants such as these. . .thanks for taking care of the customer. . .
|On Apr 30, 2009, onewish1 Denville, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
love the shipping.. great sized plants... love to buy from them!
|On Apr 30, 2009, alchemy_1300 Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I received the plant it was packaged well nothing broken ,the dirt was held in place.
On June 30th, 2009, alchemy_1300 added the following:
Just a update on the mugwort tall and still doing excellent! but they do need to be staked.