On May 25, 2013, revclaus (Judith) Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on May 13, 2005, updated May 25, 2013
I was astonished by the plants I received! I'll be looking at this company for more plants from now on. They're as professional as it gets. The plants are in 2 qt. pots, 2 years old and ready to go. Just a little worse for the wear, but compared to other companies I've ordered from over the years, they're tops. Now i have to go buy a new pot for the container garden I was planning because these plants are way too big to go in the one I'd planned to use for them. Nice problem to have.
On October 9th, 2005, revclaus added the following:
It's fall and the plants I bought last spring have grown beautifully! They've doubled or more in size, and they're as healthy as any I've grown. I just ordered a bunch more that were 40% off due to end of season. I expect they'll be just as nice as the plants I ordered earlier.On October 15th, 2005, revclaus added the following:
They are! The Clementine Red columbine were about 1-1/2 feet tall with a good root system. The Pandora's Box hosta was enchanting, nicely grown. I also bought Pennisetum "Hameln" and Viola "Columbine", both of which were perfect. Good thing I got in on their autumn sale. They're going in the garden today.On May 14th, 2006, revclaus added the following:
I ordered again this spring, and everything they sent was in great shape. They send big plants, and accommodated by need to get out in the garden early. They were skeptical, but I insisted and they arrived right on time for me. I just wish they wouldn't use FedEx. In my experience FedEx beats up plants .On May 19th, 2007, revclaus added the following:
More orders this year -- several, in fact -- and I was happy with all of them. This year some of the soil had been knocked out of the containers and plants were bent over. One echnicaea and a coleus were severely bent over and had to have about 6" of the top removed. I don't like to have to return things, so I didn't. I transplanted them, then added more dirt. So far so good.On May 13th, 2009, revclaus changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
This is NOT a commentary on their product or service. It's a comment on their prices which went up this year to the point that I can no longer afford to buy from them. I did buy five calibrachoas but that's the extent of my purchase.On May 25th, 2013, revclaus added the following:
I ordered from GC this spring but was disappointed in the heucheras I received. They're sold in 5.5" pots, but the roots were obviously liner length. What they sell as a larger plant turns out to be mostly potting soil with very few roots. I emailed a complaint but have not heard back from them. I won't be ordering from GC again. Stopped ordering in 2009 due to prices, ordered again this year expecting good value, but got poor value instead.
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.
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.
The plant was disappointing. It was immature and not a two year old plant as represented on the web site. The vine was short (about 6 -8 inches ), very fragile, and poorly staked. Some soil was scattered in the package probably because the shipper did not keep it upright. In addition, the root system was poorly developed.
I did not contact Garden Crossings because the the plant was alive when I received it and the time period to contact them expired quickly.