Comments regarding Companion PlantsClick here to return to Companion Plants's listing.
You are viewing only positive comments
|On May 11, 2017, TMichelle Platteville, WI wrote:
Excellent customer service. I wanted to order echinacea augustifolia.plants, which few places offer. Their plants were the least expensive, and they shipped by priority mail (and also prompty answered my e-mail inquiry). Of the other companies who order this plant, one never wrote back and the other (Monticello, which admittedly is mainly a historical gift-shop not a nursery) charged twice as much and took three times as long.
|On May 4, 2017, Ringtosser Plymouth, MI wrote:
This was my first time ordering from this company, but it certainly won't be my last. The reason that I ordered from them is because they sell Urtica dioica; for obvious reasons, Stinging Nettle isn't a plant that nurseries usually offer. The communication regarding my order was excellent, and I received my order quickly, even with it being a very busy time for plant nurseries. The two plants that I had ordered were packaged very carefully, with not even one broken leaf. The Stinging Nettle was VERY clearly labeled, which I appreciated immensely. Both plants are beautiful - healthy and a good size. The prices were excellent. My only minor complaint is that the shipping charges are a bit dear.
|On Jun 18, 2015, MattW1969 Fremont, OH wrote:
I ordered 6 Joepye plants. Great delivery. Good looking plants upon arrival. Called them to discuss shipping methods, very pleasant. Great all-around company. Will definitely order from them again!
|On Jun 10, 2015, LilacJennifer Eden, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
I wanted some Citronella Grass and used the Dave's Garden Plant Scout to find some since I know that no one around here has it. Plant Scout gave me 2 vendors. The first was Companion Plants. I have no idea who the second vendor was because I didn't need to look any farther than Companion Plants. I found more than what I was looking for, and using their 'repellent' tab, I found many plants I could use to make mosquito repellent pots. The five plants arrived very quickly. I even got an email stating the date they were mailing my order. Each plant was in a pot with moist newspaper tucked in around the stem and rubber banded in, then wrapped with more newspaper, then snugly packed with packing peanuts. They even enclosed a paper copy of their plant list. The plants are all strong and healthy with good roots. I will definitely buy from them again.
|On Apr 30, 2015, obliqua Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
Beautiful, large plants. Great packaging. Wonderful customer service. Will order again with confidence!!!
|On Jul 24, 2014, TCTerrariums Port Orange, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I placed three separate orders for some hard to find plants in the past month and was very pleased with the service and the plants. Everything arrived in excellent condition. They shipped on Mondays and I received the plants here in Florida on Wednesday. They answer all emails promptly and even let me order a plant that was listed 'out of stock' on their website when I inquired about availability.
|On Jun 7, 2014, hypocondro houston,
United States wrote:
I've ordered from companion plants twice and have not been disappointed. Each time they send me what i've ordered, on time, and in good condition. In my experience this is a good company, and I will continue to ordering plants from them.
|On Mar 1, 2014, tkh Macon, GA wrote:
Ever since I came to this country from my own sub-tropical environment, I had sought to grow a unique herb that has offered me medicinal properties at little or no cost. After a thirty year search, I found Coleus amboinicus, popularly known as Cuban Oregano, at Companion Plants, Inc.
|On May 16, 2013, RoseyQ Pueblo West, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered several plants. 2 were damaged and Peter corrected the problem right away and sent out 2 new plants . Very quick response. All the plants were packaged very well and all are doing great.
|On May 8, 2013, lemurianne Ida Grove, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered from Companion Plants at least twice and been very happy each time. I recently received an order from them and just got around to transplanting some of the plants today -- the plants are in very small pots and quite cheap compared to other nurseries with a similar selection but they are healthy and ready to go in the ground. Their website is nothing fancy and the plants are just shipped in newspaper (and somewhat squished upon arrival, but not broken or truly damaged), but I have no complaints. Just a very solid nursery, I think. They have tons of hard-to-find herbs and such, including the lovely tri-color society garlic!! Great communication. Very easy, pleasant experience.
|On May 8, 2013, FLAGPHARMER Kachina Village, AZ wrote:
Ordered $300 in herbs and bareroot. Perfectly packaged healthy plants, all seem to be taking well. Will definitively order again, great communication
|On May 1, 2013, hortusinurbe Carbondale, IL wrote:
Exciting inventory of many hard-to-find plants. Have placed two orders - over 20 plants - this spring. Excellent, cheerful communication and fast response to questions. Plants have been thoughtfully and individually packed and quickly shipped with clear unpacking, acclimatization, and planting instructions. All look healthy with nice root structures. There was one pot of very teeny seedlings -- apparently, Peter did not have a larger Lobelia inflata plant available - so he sent it but did not charge me - wow. I will definitely be ordering again.
|On Mar 21, 2013, mudder1 Nashville, MI wrote:
Great communication. FAST shipping! I ordered my Hops from them and each one was carefully wrapped, VERY HEALTHY and arrived exactly when I wanted them. The STEVIA plant was beautiful. I love the huge variety of common and RARE medicinal and culinary herbs they offer! One of the coolest sights I've run across. Being a beekeeper I was very impressed that they have a listings of plants loved by our pollinators. They made my seed hunting much easier by listing herbs as culinary, medicinal, ornamental, native, aromatic. GREAT layout! Rare to find a sight that offers so much and takes time to answer emails. Will continue to order from "Companion Plants" ~
|On Nov 10, 2012, betsyr42 Townsend, DE wrote:
I found this company through Dave's Garden after an exhausting search for a supplier of a rare native. Communication and response was excellent and the plants arrived promptly and in great condition. I couldn't be happier.
|On Oct 11, 2012, vitrsna Colima,
Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:
Posted on August 2, 2012, updated October 11, 2012
On October 11th, 2012, vitrsna added the following:
I received a second order today...very quick turn around time. I love the excellent communication: An email acknowledging the purchase, an email confirming and verifying the purchase, and an email confirming the order shipment date. There are a lot of companies who should go to communication school at CompanionPlants. If they did, they could easily avoid a flood of emails from customers and save a lot of time and headache. The offerings from this company are interesting and unusual which makes for a fun visit. I have healthy plants growing from my first purchase so i would say the germination rates are good. Really hard for me to comment on this because usually when seeds do not readily germinate, it is not the fault of the seeds. I am a cronic over waterer, but am learning my lessons in this regard. The seeds arrived with general information about how to grow most herb seeds noting if seeds are sent that vary from the general information, they will be sent with specific information for that plant. I did go to the internet for detailed information about germinating and growing my specific plant and easily found what i needed to know. A good solid company that people can have confidence in and feel at ease about their orders.
|On Jun 1, 2012, GOlch Charlottesville, VA wrote:
Excellent company!! I purchased several plants from Companion Plants and I must say that communication was flawless, my order arrived very quickly, and everything was received in perfect condition.
|On May 13, 2012, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:
Posted on April 5, 2012, updated May 13, 2012
On May 13th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed another order (21 herbs) on 5/6 (Sunday). My order was shipped out promptly the following day and arrived well-packed and in great condition on Friday. As before, Peter kept me updated as to the status of my order. I highly recommend Companion Plants for herbs.
|On Apr 20, 2012, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
Plants were healthy and reasonably priced, and communication was excellent. They have a wonderful selection of plants including many items that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere.
|On Apr 5, 2012, gregr18 Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I've ordered twice so far and the plants have been very nice and well packed. Also, the shipping was very quick.
|On Mar 29, 2012, dirthound Cohocton, NY wrote:
Ordered seed and bareroot plants. Replies are quick, shipping fast, bareroot plants exceptional, seeds have excellent germination. Will order from again.
|On Nov 18, 2011, gsteinbe Trenton, NJ wrote:
Posted on September 27, 2010, updated November 18, 2011
On September 27th, 2010, gsteinbe changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I got a very quick email back from Companion Plants, and they're going to replace the plant with whiteflies (even though it may survive). I appreciate their willingness to do so, so I'm changing my rating to "Positive." One thing, however, that I forgot in my original posting: I had included two New Jersey Tea plants in my order, but Companion Plants said that they don't ship New Jersey Tea plants until spring, so they canceled my order for those two plants. I was a little surprised that they would just cancel those plants rather than back-order them and send them in spring. Now when I order the plants again this spring, I'll have to pay shipping and handling all over for a new order. I ordered from Companion Plants in the first place because I could get lots of the plants I was looking for all in one order (and not have to pay multiple shipping charges on multiple orders). On the other hand, I suppose that Companion Plants may have thought that they were doing me a favor (by not keeping my money all winter until they could ship the plants).
On November 18th, 2011, gsteinbe added the following:
The Vietnamese Coriander has proven to be a pain in the neck. It just seems to get whatever pest that happens by or has some sort of problem all the time. And it doesn't taste like coriander at all. I'm disappointed in it, but that's not necessarily the fault of Companion Plants.
|On Apr 1, 2011, Allwild North, TX wrote:
I am very pleased with my order from these folks. They are one of the few places I found offering both Mexican oregano and French tarragon.
|On Oct 28, 2010, begoniacrazii Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I was pleasantly surprised to receive such large, healthy plants. Especially since one was a harder to find variety that I had many years ago and had lost. I'm very happy to have it back in my collection again!
|On Aug 17, 2010, lookkami Wailuku, HI wrote:
Yes… Mexican Oregano can be purchased at Companionplants.com. After weeks of searching for a source to buy this elusive herb to plant in my garden, I was rewarded by finding Peter Borchard & company at Companionplants. These folks put the Pro in professional with their emphasis on good old fashioned service to the customer, a quality so often lost in ecommerce today.
|On May 18, 2010, Mae3812 Rescue, CA wrote:
I ordered 10 plants from this company, mostly thymus varieties and patcholi, lavender, Helleborus, and bronze fennel. A odd variety perhaps. They all came looking like they would have little trouble surviving and they all did fine. Some thymes and the lavender were slow but at this point every plant is healthy and looking great. The patchouli began blooming in a week or two and the fennel is growing so fast it is scary. I would deal with them again.
|On May 5, 2010, weke Mililani, HI wrote:
The plants came today to Hawaii were packed and in great condition. Peter e-mailed me on progress. Will order again.
|On Feb 9, 2010, hlebear Yukon, OK wrote:
I had a pretty good experience. I ordered seeds only and received it in a timely manner. The only downside was that one item was unavailable though I ordered it online. I was refunded the cost.
|On Dec 12, 2009, evelyn_inthegarden Sierra Foothills, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I highly recommend this nursery as I have ordered from them many times with good success. If any of you don't have a good experience from them, I think that they will be more than happy to correct any problems. Peter is most helpful and what I really like about this mail order house is the drought-tolerant hardy plants that are so hard to find at other nurseries, both by plant and seed, which are both very reasonable in price, considering this economy today. It is a very good investment to buy plants and seeds that grow so well, as I have had nothing but good experiences with a knowledgeable plantsman here. Thanks so much for having such a fine business.
|On May 7, 2009, alchemy_1300 Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Just received my order it was packed very well! no damage to the plant and the dirt still in the container when i need to order other types of herbs I would order from them again.
On June 30th, 2009, alchemy_1300 added the following:
An update both the Belladonna plants are doing real good a thumbs up to them!
On June 30th, 2009, alchemy_1300 added the following:
An update both the Belladonna plants are doing real good a thumbs up to them!
|On Apr 20, 2009, wabum Reydon, OK wrote:
Extemely happy with this nursery, all plants arrived healthy and packaged wonderfully. Very fast on shipment and will continue to do business with them. Again, extremely satisfied
|On Apr 19, 2009, Celene Columbus, OH wrote:
I drive from Columbus at least two times a year to shop here...I always get wonderful plants and herbs I can't find elsewhere! The owners are knowledgeable about the stock, and very nice.
|On Apr 8, 2009, rosethyme Denton, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
I am so happy and pleased! Just got my first order from Companion Plants. Perfect, healthy plants, wrapped carefully...not a leaf out of place. And Peter was so kind and helpful with advice and suggestions. I just wish I could go right back on the website this very minute and start ordering more! They have organic medicinal herbs...something I'm recently beginning to study. It's fascinating how these plants are so beneficial to us.
|On Apr 4, 2009, toomanypotatoes Perry, MI wrote:
I ordered 10 different plants and some seeds. Everything was sent as promised and arrived looking good.
|On Sep 4, 2008, mistari La Fayette, NY wrote:
Companion Plants is a great store. I have nothing but good things to say about it. My order took only 2 days to reach me after they shipped it on the following Monday. The plant was very healthy and adjusted perfectly. This is the only site I was able to find live centella asiatica from after ordering fake centella from Neem Tree Farms. I would recommend this site for anyone looking for rare medicinal plants! I will definately be a returning customer.
|On Aug 9, 2008, gaddict North Brunswick, NJ wrote:
In the spring I ordered plants and seeds. They are the only place I could find seeds for Unicorn Plant. All the plants came in looking great, are now large, healthy and blooming, even the perennials I ordered. All the seeds germinated and have grown to be beautiful plants. I definitely recommend them.
|On Jul 27, 2008, donicaben Ogdensburg, NY wrote:
I orderred a plant for my sister. It got there quickly and she said it was a lovely sage. Thank you for not ripping me off like the last small nursery I orderred from ! :-)
|On Jul 1, 2008, Inglage La Crosse, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered two Sweet Bay Tree plants, a chocolate mint plant and a Pineapple Sage plant from Companion plants and was quite impressed. The plants were securely packed, bounced back very quickly, had well established root systems and are taking off in their pots as we speak. The company was timely in getting their plants shipped and I will order from them again. I really enjoyed the "Thank you" scribbled on the the invoice. It made me smile.
|On May 14, 2008, artemiss Toledo, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I was VERY impressed with the selection of hard-to-find plants offered by this vendor...and the prices were reasonable for everything.
|On May 9, 2008, Kate_C Woburn, MA wrote:
I received my hops yesterday. One was in a small pot, the other in a 4" pot. Both plants look healthy and robust. I would order from these folks again. They have a great selection of difficult-to-find herbs and plants, the customer service is above-and-beyond the call of duty and the plants are healthy.