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|On Oct 15, 2015, Shaken Scottdale, PA wrote:
This was my first foray into ordering a plant online. I regraded a side of my house and now have a very nice shade garden to fill. New Hampshire Hostas had a Cherry Tart Hosta that my wife wanted so I ordered. We received it in a couple days, very well packaged. The plant looks very healthy and we couldn't be happier.
|On Sep 30, 2015, DonnieBrook Southwest , NH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered two hostas from NHH earlier this month and requested a specific date for shipping. I was impressed by the way my request was followed exactly, and both plants arrived in excellent condition. Their selection is excellent, prices are good and shipping method was excellent as well. What's not to like?!!
|On Sep 11, 2015, hlh555 Durham, NC wrote:
I live in NC and I ordered two hostas on Wednesday and they were waiting for me Friday mid day! I couldn't believe how fast they arrived. The two hostas are a very good size and were extremely well packed. I am very impressed with this company and I won't hesitate to oder from them again.
|On Aug 7, 2015, lkfriedman Washington D.C.
United States wrote:
Posted on July 17, 2013, updated August 7, 2015
On August 7th, 2015, lkfriedman added the following:
Update 8/7/15. I just received another order of plants from NH Hostas, including hostas (4.5-inch pots), hellebores (starter plugs), a fern (4.5-inch pot), and Chinese wild ginger (starter plug). As with my previous order, the order arrived lickety-split (the order was placed on Wednesday, shipped out the same day, and delivered on Friday), and all the plants looked great and were packed beautifully.
(Another grateful attagirl/attaboy to NH Hostas' excellent staff! And thanks so much for the complimentary Vulcan hosta you included with my order.)
|On Jul 28, 2015, vitz wrote:
placed an order by PHONE, explained i didn't want any account info created or stored on their site. sure enough, next day i'm informed, via email, that they created an account for me, since THEY decided it was 'convenient' for ME to do so. i'm more than capable of deciding what i consider to be a convenience, and what i consider to be a violation of my privacy. what's w/ the arrogance and presumption w/ all of these internet biz clowns? what ever happened to BASIC CUSTOMER RESPECT? next time they may want to actually listen to what their (prospective) customers actually tell them!! all of these places need to worry more about how they do business w/ the people actually paying them and putting food on their table, instead of the biz they do w/ their metrics/data collecting goblins. issue was resolved by me canceling the order, and dropping them as a potential source, for anything. no further action or response by the company is required. anyone concerned about privacy shouldn't be dealing w/ these folks. even by phone. if they had honored my simple request, they'd have gotten A LOT more orders from me.
|On Jul 12, 2015, Catmint2 Auburn, NY wrote:
Just received my order from NH Hostas. All of the plants arrived in excellent condition. Great packaging, speedy delivery, and very healthy plants. would definitely recommend this company.
|On Jun 24, 2015, Vickyc63 Washington, IL wrote:
I recently ordered Hostas from this company and was thrilled with the exceptional service I received from the beginning of the order to the end. I received a confirmation from them right away and the hostas were shipped in less than a week. The plants arrived in perfect condition and I was very impressed with the quality of the plants. I will definitely order from this company again and again!!
|On Jun 23, 2015, JeffR47 Rockville, MD wrote:
Posted on May 19, 2015, updated June 23, 2015
On June 23rd, 2015, JeffR47 added the following:
In three separate orders from NH Hostas, my experience continues to be very positive. The hostas look great.
Minor issue - their website could be more friendly. Especially late season, it would be nice to be able to filter out items that are out of stock, for example.
|On Jun 21, 2015, Poquott East Setauket, NY wrote:
The hostas I ordered arrived quickly. They were packed very well, using good materials. The plants are healthy and were well watered so they could have survived another couple of days of shipping. They are a good value compared to what is available in local nurseries.
|On Jun 19, 2015, pbgardens Anoka, MN wrote:
I am definitely odd person out in my review of this company, but I am left wondering what all the fuss is about. They have a good reputation here, and in the hosta community at large, so I was expecting good things, but overall was left unimpressed.
|On Jun 17, 2015, lovehostas Sykesville, MD wrote:
New Hampshire Hostas was my first experience at ordering hostas online. Their website is easy to use, and they have a very large inventory to choose from when buying hostas. The hostas were shipped very quickly, and the packaging was incredible. All of my hostas arrived in perfect condition with nary one leaf damaged! The plants are extremely healthy and vigorous. Will be placing future orders with them whenever I need more hostas for my shady gardens.
|On May 31, 2015, TN_Hosta_Guy Jackson, TN wrote:
New Hampshire Hostas is one of the best. I just ordered from them this week and had a great experience. The shipping was fast and the plants were securely packaged. The quality of the plants is unparalleled. Selection is great as well, as you can find plants here that aren't offered elsewhere. I would not hesitate to order from them again.
|On May 21, 2015, ellenfoster Hinesburg, VT wrote:
Buying plants from NH hostas was a wonderful experience. The web sight is easy to negotiate and I could select by a large number of criteria easily, slug resistance, sun tolerance, several specific color choices, and size, to name a few. The descriptions of each variety was very complete, listing the above for each plant and having the size pop up whenever I clicked for more details. They have an enormous selection so I could pick exactly what I wanted. My plants arrived 2 days after I ordered with very inexpensive shipping. At first I was unsure about ordering from them, because most of their plants are shipped as 4" pots and I wanted bigger plants. The plants are actually as big as a 2 gallon plant from my very good local nursery, but not pot bound. I've never received such healthy plants by mail order before. I only regret that I didn't find this company before I ran out of room for more hostas.
|On May 6, 2015, thaneva Mission, TX wrote:
I live in deep South Texas where the heat of summer can be awesome. I could not find anyone in the valley that carried hostas; therefore, I contacted NH Hostas to see if it was possible to grow hostas in my area; they encouraged me and recommended some plants for me to try.
|On Apr 24, 2015, bonsaiguydw Mendenhall, PA wrote:
Beautiful, healthy plants! Nice varieties. Some plugs were full out plants. Packaging great for hostas. Plan newspaper, easy to open and dispose of! Won't buy Hostas elsewhere!
|On Apr 17, 2015, Cheryl8 Monroe Township, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 16, 2014, updated April 17, 2015
On April 17th, 2015, Cheryl8 added the following:
Received another order from NHH, 9 Hostas and a bonus Hosta 'Victory'. As always they were packed exceptionally well and every Hosta is just perfect. My order arrived in 2 days. Communication is answered promptly. Very courteous people to do business with. Thank you NHH. Again I say, I highly recommend this company.
|On Apr 10, 2015, pgrtennis Lawrenceville, GA wrote:
I ordered two giant hosta from New Hampshire Hostas and they were to me within a few days. They look healthy and are just sprouting from their soil. The packing was perfect and they were still moist. My mom (constant yard of the month winner) has been ordering hosta from New Hampshire Hosta for years and now I know why.
|On Apr 8, 2015, Petuniarabbit Scottsdale, AZ wrote:
I made a second order this February after ordering five hostas last fall. On arrival, the plants were smaller than the first set. I'll chalk that up to winter ordering. I'm happy with how fast they have leafed out. Except one which rotted in the soil. Maybe I overwatered it. Surprisingly the five I ordered in fall are springing back up. I though they were dead.
|On Jan 9, 2015, PracticalAg Raleigh, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
I like everything about this company. They're fast with shipping, knowledgeable about their product, have an enormous selection at great prices, and are willing to spend the time on the phone with someone new to hostas. I purchased three hostas, two "guacamole" and one "biggie". The plants look great, and I talked to them on the phone regarding the ins and outs of cultivar selection in marginal zones. Excellent website, excellent service, and I can't wait to see how the hostas will look in the spring. 10/10; will purchase from NHH again.
|On Sep 20, 2014, watchdogal East Hartford, CT wrote:
Placed my very first order with NH-hostas this past week after seeing the beautiful hostas my daughter had ordered the week before. I only ordered 3 plants and they were shipped very fast and packaged great in pots. Very well protected and all the soil was intact and the plants were of high quality with great root systems...Would definitely order from again...There wesite has a lot of information about hostas and nice videos and fantastic pictures....you can spend lots of time on their home page. This is a top notch company...
|On Aug 14, 2014, sullivan11 Concord, MA wrote:
A few years ago I ordered my Hostapedia Book from NH Hostas. I had decided this year to give mail order a try. I was not disappointed. The plants were here in no time and packaged beautifully. All healthy, well marked and ready to plant. I will probably take a ride up to NH soon and visit!
|On Aug 8, 2014, rehaber67 Waukegan, IL wrote:
Not only were the hostas that I ordered in perfect condition upon their arrival here in Illinois, but they were packaged fantastically. The plants were hearty and healthy. This was the first time I have ordered from this company, but it certainly will not be the last. I just love a company that can not only fulfill an order accurately, but they send fantastic merchandise!
|On Jul 4, 2014, TrailPony (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on July 4, 2014, updated July 4, 2014
On July 4th, 2014, TrailPony added the following:
I forgot to mention that they sent a free extra hosta with my order, it's very nice too.
Here's a photo of my order just after being unpacked, and one of the roots.
|On Jun 3, 2014, Moskowib Bethesda, MD wrote:
I ordered 32 plants from New Hampshire host -- three kinds of host and a variety of other plants to complement them. This is the only place I have found that has such a great variety of plants sold as small plugs. I have a very large area to plant and cannot afford to pay the high prices charged locally for large plants, so I was grateful to find the N.H. site. The plants arrived very quickly, in excellent condition, and with clear instructions for keeping them healthy.
|On May 31, 2014, BostonJudy Sherborn, MA wrote:
I was very impressed with the number of hostas this outfit offers. Their prices were reasonable, some of the special sale items were very appealing. My order arrived promptly via FedEx. The plants were carefully packed, the foliage in fine shape and the root stock was impressive. I would order more now but I have to make a hardwear cloth basket for every new plant due to an invasion of voles ( which is why I need to replace so many plants ).
|On May 30, 2014, Jeantab Milwaukee, WI wrote:
This is the first time I ordered from this company. I received my hostas 4 days after I placed my order. I was VERY impressed with how they were packaged for shipping. The 3 hosta plants were carefully secured in their pots, with damp newspaper covering the top of the soil of each pot. They were carefully placed in the shipping box with protective paper and lots of damp newspaper strips. They arrived in fantastic shape. They were nice sized plants for the price. I probably have about 20 different varieties of hostas, most of them were purchased at a greenhouse in Stoughton, WI, which has over 200 varieties of hostas. For the 3 varieties I purchased, the prices were better at New Hampshire Hostas. I can't wait to get out and plant them tomorrow. They will make fantastic additions to my garden.
|On May 23, 2014, CarynDalton Marysville, OH wrote:
Posted on May 12, 2008, updated May 23, 2014
On May 12th, 2008, CarynDalton added the following:
On May 12th, 2008, CarynDalton added the following:
Excuse me, please. Two details need to be changed. The "other company" I referred to had a total shipping charge of $18 for 21 plants (2 more than this order) and there was not substantial bug activity, there was a LOT of bug activity. I am rethinking the world substantial.
On May 23rd, 2014, CarynDalton added the following:
It's been several years since I first bought hostas from New Hampshire Hostas. The hostas I purchased are, for the most part, thriving. They are the best hostas in my entire garden and I have hundreds of varieties. I did lose a couple of hostas that I purchased from New Hampshire Hostas, but here in OH we have hot and humid summers and at least in my yard, dead-pan clay to deal with. If plants get stressed at all during shipping and don't recover during the few weeks in spring we have here that are good for establishing a healthy root system, they can really suffer over the summer. I appreciate their availability to ship the hostas early in spring. In fact, they allow you to schedule your own delivery date. How wonderful and worth choosing this company over others who do not offer this option or worse, delay shipping beyond customer expectations. I would rather get my hostas early and have control over when I plant them than getting them late and having to deal with a plant that WILL be stressed the entire season and be stunted as a result. Since 2008 I have ordered from them again, with a satisfying experience. They also carry instant impact 2 gallon sizes in some varieties that sell out pretty quickly early in the season. I haven't used this option yet but it's only because I snoozed and lost the option to people quicker than I was. I like that they have a customer loyalty program which gives you points for each purchase which can add up to a free plant when you get enough points. Bonus! I guess the most wonderful aspect of dealing with New Hampshire Hostas is their customer service. Have I shopped elsewhere to get lower prices on hostas since ordering from NH Hostas? Yes. But, I have not been nearly as satisfied. And that's a fact.
|On May 18, 2014, contessa175 Marshalltown, IA wrote:
First time buyer. Received my hostas in good condition, seemed flattened a bit, but they popped back immediately! Only had one concern, received June Fever instead of Hollywood Lights. I placed a call to them, explaining the error. They must have shipped out the H. Lights that same day because I had the correct one immediately! Great experience with this company. I would highly recommend them! There are not many companies that I buy live plants from, at least not twice. I will definitely purchase from N.H. Hostas again...
|On May 18, 2014, apikoros Albuquerque, NM wrote:
Huge array of top-notch quality stock available year-round; very well-organized and informative web site; fast and thorough response to e-mail inquiries; fast shipping of well-packaged stocků all in all, the best!
|On May 16, 2014, LinkMNY Harris Hill, NY wrote:
I have ordered from New Hampshire Hostas several times before and have never been disappointed. This year's order arrived today and was no exception. Plants are all of a good size and are packed very well. There is nothing better to do on a cold January day than to browse their web site, fill up my cart, and tell them to deliver in mid-May! The only problem is in narrowing down what to order - they have such a great selection to choose from!
|On May 8, 2014, Bartell Rochester, MI wrote:
I ordered two hostas in March. Just rec'd them today (5/8), as I requested they wait until it was planting time in my state. They' healthy and beautiful and arrived in perfect condition. Instructions were included, too. Would order from this co. again and highly recommend it!
|On May 3, 2014, jroscovich01 Coatesville, PA wrote:
This is our 2nd purchase from New Hampshire Hostas and have nothing but praise for their service and quality of plants. . .
|On Apr 18, 2014, KenLDavis Charlotte, NC wrote:
You cannot go wrong buying from this company. I have been ordering from New Hampshire Hostas for the past four or five years, possibly longer - I have so many hostas it's hard to be sure where they all came from. However, anything from NHH - every single order - I have received has been perfect - well packaged, generously sized plants, fast shipping, and the plants are always healthy - don't think I have ever lost one (other than to severe drought that we had a couple of years back and I just couldn't keep everything watered enough - but that was not their fault - it was mine). They have a great website - easy to navigate, fast and reasonable shipping, and their customer service is second to none! Definitely recommend them!
|On Oct 31, 2013, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on June 16, 2012, updated October 31, 2013
On November 2nd, 2011, virginiarose added the following:
It's me again, I have been having a ball on the website. I have printed out all the slug resistant hostas and the sun tolerant. I could not resist the autumn sale with the 33% off, great time to get those hostas I could not afford mid season. Plus free shipping makes me very happy. I just ordered another five hostas and they are kinda dormant but the roots are strong and healthy. I am very impressed, as always with the fast shipping.
(pics on hosta forum 'mail order experiences, good or bad')
On April 23rd, 2012, virginiarose changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I was happy with my order over-all. The Great Expectations they sent was huge! There was another plant I considered to be a bit small but It all balanced out because of the extra large GE they sent. At first the plants were not in good shape, the packing was not as good as in the past and I had a big mess because the dirt feel out of the pots and the hosta's were slightly stressed out to put it mildly. However they did perk up rapidly after I repoted them and they are so very beautiful.
I did contact the company and was given a full refund, but by then the plants had perked up so well, that I just sent the check back. I really am happy with my order and since I did report the problem I believe it will be corrected quickly. :)
(see my pictures on Hosta Forum, 'Mail order experiences, good or bad....')
On June 16th, 2012, virginiarose changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Oh, forgot to mention, I Received an apology from this Company, regarding the packing. They also gave me a come back coupon for 20%!!
On October 31st, 2013, virginiarose added the following:
Well, I finally got to use my coupon and yes it was still there! I loved the fall sale and I got 8 hostas that have been on my want list for a while and also got one that I already have because you really can't have too many 'June' hostas. Especially here in zone 8, they really tolerate heat well as with the others I ordered.
I put this order in late Sunday night and when I checked my email the next morning they had already shipped. Wow!! I got my box yesterday when I got home from work. Great packing, and still moist. I love that they are already potted and I had nothing to do but unpack and give them a squirt of water. Yippee!
|On Oct 23, 2013, AdobeGardener Kittanning, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Wonderful service; hostas at a great price -- huge variety to choose from with good info on them. Ordered and got my hostas 2 days later. They arrived in excellent shape (just starting to go dormant -- nice, big, healthy root systems). Really like their website too - easy. I'd highly recommend them.
|On Oct 3, 2013, sally123 Red Hook, NY wrote:
Called yesterday afternoon and 9 plants arrived before noon today. All in great condition and ready for me to get to work. Never had faster service.
|On Sep 20, 2013, Gran2013 Grissom AFB, IN wrote:
I ordered 10 Hostas for my Hosta garden last year, and only 3 came back this year. It is my fault that I did not call them sooner, but today when I called with my concerns the representative cut me off and told me in no uncertain terms that it was NOT their product, and that he was sure of. I have never ordered Hostas online and will think twice before I do so again. I have many varieties in my garden that I have purchased and have been given to me from other gardener friends, so I do know how to grow them. These plants simply did not survive the winter, and not only did the company not back up their product, he was rude in handling my concerns. Lesson learned.
|On Sep 16, 2013, LorRag Marietta, GA wrote:
I found NH Hostas quiet by accident and was impressed with the number of Hostas available--much more choices than at a local nursery. I have order several times and all of the plants have arrived in a timely manner and have been very healthy upon arrival. I love looking at the different species and finding spots in my own yard for them.
|On Sep 10, 2013, Toni05 Brookfield, IL wrote:
First time buyer.