On May 3, 2013, mmercedes Houtzdale, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on April 22, 2012, updated May 3, 2013
Since I recently relocated in the Northeast (west central PA), I thought I'd give this company a try. In general, I think it's a good practice to order live plants only from nurseries that are closer to your own locale, not across the country.
Ordered ten plants (Hostas and a Fern) and they arrived within a few days, as requested. PERFECT packing and one can see the plants were handled with loving care! Hardly a bend leaf in the bunch. They arrived fresh and moist and as lovely as if I had picked them off the nursery shelf myself. The plants are substantial and look vigorous and eager to grow. Even the couple of plugs were a decent size and healthy.
HIGHLY recommend this nursery for anything they carry. Very happy customer and plant to order again for years to come.
On May 3rd, 2013, mmercedes added the following:
ANOTHER fabuous order. Plants arrived fresh and happy. Plants are gorgeous, huge, and healthy. Packed with obvious love and care. This owner obviously takes great pride in his nursery and it shows with old-world pride in every detail. Delightful. I hope to meet these people some day if I'm ever in New Hampshire. What a company!
Ordered 11 hostas (6 plugs) and a fern, Due to my close prox.
to NH hostas delivery was overnight. can't comment on packaging
due to working late and someone else unpacked and watered.
all plants were impressive, root systems outstanding, my free plant
(Holy mouse ears) was in great condition. out of the 6 online distributors i used this season NH hostas i ranked #1.
(good job NH hostas). if they had a con it would have to be their $12 flat shipping fee that would keep someone from small orders.
This is the third spring that I have ordered from New Hampshire hostas. They consistently provide robust plants that survive. I especially like their plugs which are live plants well leafed out with robust root systems. I will be ordering again from them.
I have ordered plants from them twice. Each time the plants were received at an appropriate time in a healthy condition. This time I was in New Hampshire and stopped by the store. It happened to be a day when they were not open to the public. We realized the store was closed and my wife an I prepared to leave when the owner, Mr. Merritt, motioned me in. He had seen my license plate and noted that I was from out of state. He and PJ took the time to help me select two plants and make arrangements for them to be sent to my home. I appreciated the help and the consideration.
Posted on July 19, 2012, updated August 8, 2012
I received my order yesterday and was impressed. The packing of the pots with bamboo sticks to keep them from shifting in the packing box was excellent. All the plants were fresh looking despite the high temps during the journey from NH to TN. The size of the plants was as described on the webiste and all were well rooted. I had missed a plant on their website, and when I found that variety the next day they were still able to add it to my order. I would recommend this company.
On August 8th, 2012, ycn4chin added the following:
I saw a garden program in which they talked about the Hosta 'Tongue Twister' and that it would retain its leaves late in the season. I checked New Hampshire Hostas, and they had it in stock. They were also having a sale, so I ordered some other hostas that were priced so low I couldn't resist. I ordered on Monday, got an email notifying me that they shipped on Tuesday, and had the plants on Thursday. All were nice and healthy with roots coming out of the bottom of the pots. I am very pleased!
Received the hostas today and they were packed very carefully and in excellent condition. Very nice instructions included. This is my second order in the last few years, and I am very pleased with the results.
On Jul 8, 2012, Rick_M Derwood, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:
Received my 2nd order in a month last weekend. As with previous orders, everything was in great condition. Everything has bee potted up and doing well. Once the heat breaks, I'll get them in the ground. It's just easier to keep an eye one them while they're in pots in one place.
On Jul 6, 2012, Adirondacker Saranac Lake, NY wrote:
I purchased 37 Hosta from New Hampshire Hostas via mail order and couldn't be more pleased. I received the plants in perfect condition. They are healthy and not stressed. When I saw how they packed the plants, I was very impressed.
Plants were very nice. It was as if I went to the nursery and hand picked the plants myself.
The website was very helpful and easy to navigate. The information from the website helped me easily plan out the hosta plantings.
Quality product and service. I'll be purchasing here again.
On Jun 23, 2012, Annilou2 Canada de los Alamos, NM wrote:
I was SO impressed with the excellent packing technique you use, and the perfect condition of the plants we received from you in May. We were also very pleased with your reasonable prices and the nice sized plants (not teeny tiny) we received, as well as the friendly answers to our questions over the phone. Our new hostas are doing beautifully! I certainly will order from you again, and will recommend your company to my friends. Thank you!
On Jun 22, 2012, dvmeller Urbana, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I got beautiful plants from New Hampshire Hostas. They were large Hostas, ready to go into the ground. I was very pleased with the size of the plants, they were healthy and in 4.5 inch pots and well packed. I got the order in four days. Prices were reasonable especially considering the size.
I have purchased over 75 Hostas from them and for an Internet business I would give them a A+ . There website is first class ,their servious is also. I know some people have had complaints about their shipping ,but to compared to some of the other dealers the potted plants are wonderful. Yes there maybe a little dirt loose in the box ,but a little water take care of that in a minute. Overall I find them to be the best.
First time ordering from this company. Went there in person while on vacation. Huge inventory and gorgeous, full grown hostas planted all over as well.Had twenty five hostas and heucheras shipped back home. All arrived in four days and all in perfect condition. You get huge plants for the dollar, not root stock. Will be ordering from them every year as no one online has a larger selection including four hostas farms I previously used here in Georgia.Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.Great sales as well.
On May 21, 2012, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
I like miniature hostas and this company had two that I had wanted for a long time, silver threads and golden needles and tattoo.I paid 12.95 and 13.95 respectively where other nurseries were charging twice this, if they had them at all.The plants arrived quickly and were beautiful.They were also quite large and have settled in nicely.Definitely a quality nursery.
This is the first time I ordered from you and I was very pleased with the speed and the condition of the plants received. I'm always hesitant to order plants off line, but I can't find the mini and small hosta plants around here. I'm trying to find and collect the "Mouse Ears" hostas. I have a good start, but finding them is difficult, if not impossible for some. Thank you for your prompt service and beautiful plants.
I was very happy with my entire experience with New Hampshire Hosta. the ordering experience was great. the website has TONS of pictures and categorization, as well as great sales. they had a deal running for free shipping on purchases over a certain amount, which was nice, but shipping seemed pretty reasonable before having been removed on my checkout. on top of that, the package went from new hampshire to nebraska in two days flat. they were ordered monday morning, shipped tuesday, and planted thursday afternoon.
i was skeptical about the shipping involved. i really couldnt fathom how mature plants would be packed effectively for travel 1500 miles. i was amazingly suprised when i opened my box. not a single damaged leaf, not a single dried out root ball, not a single stressed plant. they were laid flat, but within 10 minutes in the air and a bit of light, and they were looking perfect... 'Toy Soldier' was particularly stunning. can't wait to watch my shade garden mature over the years. big thanks and highest recommendations for this companies products and services!
I have never ordered hostas online before. I ordered some "plugs" for a few that were otherwise sold out, so wasn't sure what I would receive. I was happy with both plugs and regular plants. Everything was well packed and arrived in great condition. It was like Christmas opening the box. Will be ordering from them again.
For my first time ordering from New Hampshire Hostas, I was completely overwhelmed after unpacking my order, which I received today. I could not stop smiling!!! Careful packing ... Not one leaf on the total of 20 different Hostas I ordered were damaged. That is amazing. Size of the plants is very much appreciated ... They obviously put a lot of love & passion into what they do & Hostas I could never find, well look no further ..... Choo Choo Train was part of my purchase because of my husband's passion for steam engine trains & it is absolutely beautiful!!!
Well, I wish I had found this company years & years ago, but I know of them now, so maybe I'll keep them a secret from my gardening friends ... That wouldn't be fair to NH Hostas, would it??? I'll have to re-think that.
On Apr 20, 2012, nIrishRose North Berwick, ME wrote:
After receiving and opening my hosta plants today I now realize that I have been purchasing plants from mediocre nurseries!
Impeccable packing and shipping, but the BEST part is that I couldn't have picked out any healthier plants had I been there myself!
Kudoo's to all.......from the growers, to the packers and even FedEx.........professional all...and it's greatly appreciated.
On Apr 16, 2012, HostaManana Marshfield, MO wrote:
Just received my order of two hostas from NH Hostas and I was amazed at how swiftly they arrived! The hosta sizes were nice and they were both very healthy. Additionally, the prices were very good and I appreciated the helpful hosta information included with the package.
This is a great company to deal with. Just received my third order, and the plant quality and packing is excellent. Even the plugs were good sized, well rooted specimans. The Heuchera and ferns were also perfect. Thanks for the great repeat experience.
Ordeded 3 hostas last spring, I received the hostas in a timely manner. Upon opening the package, 2 of the hostas that I ordered had a letter attached to them with a check for half the price of the hostas. What a surprise! The hosta's foliage was accidentally frozen in shipment. I was assured that the roots were just fine. I planted both as directed in the letter and they are growing just fine. It was an over and above for New Hampshire Hostas. What an example of excellent customer service!! Thank you!
This is my second year ordering from New Hampshire Hostas, and I couldn't be more pleased. The packaging is great, they use recycled materials such as newspaper, and the peanuts are made from corn, I had no problem lifting the products from their sides with minimal spillage. A small price to pay to keep packaging out of the land mines. Now back to the number one reason why I will continue to purchase from them, their plants are awesome, healthy, and grow with great success. Their website is fabulous, so much to choose from and very easy to navigate, and free shipping over $50. You will not be disappointed.
On Oct 17, 2011, VA_GARDEN Hood, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Given all the great reviews, I was a little dissappointed in my order. First the positives: the web site is great, they have a tremendous selection (I've been looking for 'Glory' for years), prices are good, shipping was very fast and free with a $50 order. Now the negative: the packaging was not very good. The pots were lying on their sides in the box, so the newspaper and rubber band packing didn't contain the potting mix. I had a big mess of loose soil, damp newspaper, broken leaves and soil stuck to the leaf surfaces. I contacted the comapny and received an apology and an offer to make things right. I will wait until spring to see if the plants make it through the winter. Despite the packing mess, everything actually seemed really healthy.
Posted on May 26, 2011, updated August 25, 2011
I have ordered Hosta from this company at least 3 times and have always been pleased with their service, packaging, and plants. I will continue to use them for my growing hosta gardens.
On August 25th, 2011, fayemo added the following:
I just received another order from NH and this is for Fall planting. The Hostas arrived in great condition and at exactly the day that I requested. I will continue to use this company.
I would recommend this mail order plant company to all Hosta lovers.
On Aug 11, 2011, tobydog60 Omro, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
I placed my first order with New Hampshire Hostas about a week ago based on their very high rating here at Dave's Garden. I wasn't disappointed!
Theirs is a wonderfully informative website and they have a huge assortment of hostas. A real plus with me is that they offer free shipping with orders over $50! Nice!
The hostas arrived today. They were very well packed, and looked very fresh - (well, except that they were practically begging to be taken out of the box!!)
After unpacking, I placed them outside in a shady area to let their leaves stretch out a bit - and, boy, did they recover quickly! I checked on them after an hour and they look like they were never in a box travelling from New Hampshire to Wisconsin!
I'm very, very pleased with my 8 hostas I received from New Hampshire Hostas. There's nothing like purchasing plants from folks who obviously care very much about customer satisfaction.
On Jul 29, 2011, worrall235 New Braintree, MA wrote:
This is my 3rd order from NH Hostas. I had always thought of hostas as a "filler plant" but the information on their incredible website made me see these plants in a different light and I will continue to buy new varieties from them. By the way, I ordered on-line on Wednesday, they shipped on Thursday and I received on Friday. Beautiful plants - great packaging - really good prices. Can I give a Triple Positive!
The website was easy to navigate. The prices are good. The shipping was quick, the packaging exceptional. I ordered 4 different varieties. All arrived in perfect condition, not even a broken leaf. The plants have been in the ground for about a month. They are all showing good growth. I will order from them again. Highly recommended!
This was a first time ordering from this company, although I have ordered plants online before. I was looking for the smaller variety hostas and New Hampshire Hostas had a good selection., The plants arrived quickly, all were very healthy looking and packaged with great care. It has been a unique experience; often I have had to nurse my online plants along before they had that healthy well cared for look.
I have had four orders in the past month - all have been handled precisely and in an expeditious manner. On the one occasion when I needed extra communication it was timely and helpful. A really good company!
On Jun 24, 2011, pattygreengenes Lansdale, PA wrote:
I ordered three. Shipping was fast and the hostas were of good size. Hostas are available at local nurseries but I like the detailed information available on the web site and that I can search by various parameters as I was looking for varieties with fragrant flowers.