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On Apr 29, 2007, buzzbuzz77 Urbana, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Great first experience with Miller Nurseries. I ordered 23 red twig dogwoods and a few other items (raspberries, asparagus, hydrangeas). The red twig dogwoods were advertised as 1.5 - 2 foot dormant bareroot plants, but I received HUGE 3 - 4 foot well-branched dormant bareroot plants. They have all broken dormancy and look great, even after the week of late freeze we had in Illinois. They sent about 8 or 9 extra doogwoods too! All the plants were packaged very well and arrived in good condition. Highly recommended based on my experience.
I ordered over $200 in plants from Millers this year. They followed my instructions to send it late and everything was alive and well. The plants were small though. Still, I would order from Millers again in a heartbeat!
Last year I ordered several knockout roses from this company. One rosebush was dead so I e-mailed them and they told me that they were out of stock of this type of bush but would send me one the following spring. Well I just received it today.
Thank you for keeping your promise.
I wanted a cherry tree - a dwarf self pollinating one. Miller Nursery came up in a google search. I bought a bing, x-tra dwarf, self-pollinating cherry tree. I kept checking and couldn't find any shipping information on their website - yet the payment had clearned my bank. I emailed and emailed - but no response. Then I came across this website and read all the comments about Miller's not being great about responding to emails (which was odd, as they responded when I was asking questions - before buying). Anyhow, I called and they found the information quickly. I was concerned as the website showed the tree was back ordered unitl Spring, but the woman assured me mine had been sent.
I received it yesterday. Or should I say "them". I'm sure it was a mistake, but I received two trees instead of one. both trees look great. They are about 4 feet tall (and at full height only get 5 feet). They have small buds on them already - roots looked great. And they were shipped with a can pole strapped to them to keep them from bending.
It's too soon to tell if I'll get cherries, but at first sight - the trees arrived in better shape than any I have bought through a mail order cataloug so far. I'm optimistically happy.
On Feb 3, 2007, Annepaola Manahawkin, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Some time ago I purchased 12 Heritage raspberry plants a little late in the spring. 7 died. When I called about it replacements were sent quickly. Most of these died also but now I have a wonderful raspberry patch. However, it is a bit frustating that they do not communcate at all in response to emails. I bought forsythia as a gift last year and the plants looked very good. Now I am concerned about an advertised item - Summer daffodils Erlicheer. I was unfamiliar with it, and they describe it as a "plant'. I think after research it is a bulb like any daffodil primarily grown in the southern states. I like to buy north rather than south with hopes of greater hardiness.
After shopping for and purchasing hardy kiwi plants from several suppliers, Millers Nursery is the leader by far. The plants I received from them are the only ones that thrived.
They were several times the size of the other plants and very healthy.
Even plants that I purchased locally from a kiwi farm could not compare to the ones I got mail order from Miller.
Nearly all of the plants from other suppliers have died. The ones from Miller will no doubt eventually bear fruit.
I just placed an order for a Dwarf Orange Quince and a Santa Rosa Plum from them.
I trust that they will also be superior to what I would have received for my money from other suppliers.
On Jun 24, 2006, MarcBMeijer Crown Point, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:
In 2003 I received in early Spring asperagus roots, gooseberry, and a white mulberry. The mulberry was a whip. This year the asperagus produced a lot of spears and the mulberry (which I prune to keep it is a large shrub) has grown well.
This year I bought 4 cherries, 4 apples, 4 pears, and cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, rasberries, currants, lingon berries and some other fruit. About $475.00 worth. Everything looked good when it arrived, well packaged and very dormant (it took the pears 2 month to get out of dormancy). Out of all the fruit only 6 strawberries died. This is to be expected when you are dealing with living material.
I espaliered all the fruit trees and it is growing very well even with the prunning I have done.
I like it when a company sends me dormant whips because once planted they do very well. I will continue to buy from them until my orchard is complete.
On Jun 9, 2006, marylandmama Clarksburg, MD wrote:
This was my first time ordering from Miller, I did so on the recomendation of my father. The stock I ordered was on sale since it was the end of the season.
The order consisted of: 2 American Pawpaws, Meador persimmon, orange quince, whitney crabapple, green gage plum, and a champion white peach.
Even though the products were on sale they didn't look like it. Nice size stock with large roots. All but one of the products has leafed out and looks good. The peach is still dormant as of today.
I was happy to find some older varieties still in stock and on sale to boot. The sale prices were excellent for the stock I recieved. Shipping costs were very reasonable as compared to other companies.
On May 19, 2006, Spookycharles Langley, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
This was my first time ordering from Miller. I had wanted to order a Kanazawa cherry from them for the last couple of years but I hadn�t been sure about paying so much for a tree that I wouldn�t get to select in person. Finally this year I went ahead and ordered and given that I had no idea what to expect, I can�t say that I�ve ever been so pleasantly surprised by an arrival.
The box that arrived on my porch was nearly as tall as my porch. It was far larger than I had been expecting and in perfect condition. The tree was well secured inside and arrived with moist roots and was just all around beautiful.
While it didn�t flower this year, it�s now fully leafed out and seems extraordinarily healthy and all around well developed. I definitely won�t hesitate in ordering the next tree I can�t find locally from Miller.
On May 9, 2006, bbrookrd Nantucket, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I did an online order on April 25 2006 for 2 dwarf peach trees and an orange quince fruit tree. The trees arrived in excellent condition on May 5. The size was generous( over 6') with lots of branching and buds and the prices very fair as was the shipping charges (10.95) I had looked at several nurseries with no luck on finding the quince, so I am very pleased. I will order again from them. Patti
I have been shoping mail and more recently on line for several years. I have been satisified with most all of their products. The few plants that didn't grow are not an unexpected number. When they sent an order to the wrong address ( I had place an order to two addresses at the same time) they immediatel;y corrected their mistake and shipped another order at no charge to the new address.
I live an hour and a half away from Miller's and have acquired fruit trees from them the past two seasons. Last year I purchased 6 apple trees, each of which grew 3-4' last summer and are budding and looking great this season. This year I have purchased and planted some plum, peach, cherry, and blueberry. All the new plants appear to be settling in nicely. They do a darn good job with their packaging and have quite a nice selection of bareroot trees to thumb through if you have the opportunity to visit them in person. I will most definitely patronize them each year until I feel my orchard is complete.
On Apr 20, 2006, Enchantra Farmington, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Since I live only a half hour from this Nursery, I have visted it several times and have always received good service. Their people are quite friendly. I've purchased clay pots and bare root trees. Even late in the season their bare root trees still took and sprung to life.
I ordered a few plants from Miller and they have done really well. The fern didn't come up in the spring, but it was too early to tell if it was dead or not. I waited until other ferns had come up to be fair about it before I notified them. I explained this to them, and even though it was a little over their 1 year guarantee, they still replaced it.
On Apr 15, 2006, MelJayTanner Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered two standard apples, a blackgold cherry, 6 red twig dogwoods, and 4 ornamental grasses from Millers in early spring. All arrived at the same time even though they were in seperate packages, and I was extremely satisfied with the way the plants were packaged- very professional. Everything looks great, especially the dogwoods which have huge root systems and are very tall. The grasses are small but look healthy and were very inexpensive in comparison to other places that I have shopped. I will definitely order from Millers again.
On December 8th, 2007, MelJayTanner added the following:
One of the apples didn't make it even with a lot of babying but they replaced it no questions asked, and the new one is doing wonderfully. The others have grown nicely, especially those dogwoods, wow! they are huge!!! Thank you!
Ordered and received Black Raspberry plants in 2005 planting season - spring, for my experimental plot. All 6 plants died, never getting any start. I called Miller's. Their representative was friendly, understanding, and was in no yank to get away from my complaint. Miller's is replacing those plants for 2006 spring planting. I have placed an additional order for 2006.
I had trouble finding BlackGold cherries this Spring but Miller Nurseries had some in stock. They processed my order quickly, notified me when it would ship, and sent the well-packaged bareroots on the day they promised. No complaints here!
On Sep 15, 2005, rabbitrunfarm Alburtis, PA wrote:
we ordered scarlet meidiland roses from miller several years ago, and were so impressed with the quality, we decided to do a major landscaping project (100 plants). the roses we received were husky and quickly became showplants, smothering all weeds as advertised. all but 2 plants grew robustly with no coddling. i did have one experience last year with ground cover ("cote d'azur") that didn't grow at all, and i found them to be extremely accomodating in replacing the stock this spring and it has done spectacularly well. i recommend miller to my friends who want reliable and reasonably-priced plants.
On Sep 9, 2005, Davidsan Springfield, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have ordered many times from this company . Overall I have been pleased. The stock has been first rate and of good size and very well packed . Along with Raintree Nursery they are the best I've ever dealt with. Shipments have been fast . I have lost a few trees that have always been replaced the next spring or fall...The fact is, some trees will not make it . This year i had a dwaft gala apple die and a couple of red rubarb on sale ( rubarb looked doa btw). I have emailed them but NO response yet . I have every reason to believe they will be but will let you know. I do agree with another poster that their email response is not great and may eventually call them . All in all Millers is one of my two favorite scources for fruit and nut trees...David Myers
On June 21st, 2006, myersphcf added the following:
I have read a couple of negative comments on replacement ...Millers are great with it...They will gladly replace it you only have to pay shipping and shipping is CHEAP!! ...if it's too late this year they will next spring ...and I can almost gurantee you it will be twice as big...as mine was ..I have lost a couple of miller trees, as I have from others too, ...no one is perfect!!! And have had NO problem with replacements ...If you have problems with a plant give 'em a buzz otherwise stop complaining cause they aint mind readers if you don't complain they won't EVER know there is a problem....David
I have ordered a number of fruit trees over several years, which usually did well. (I remember one died quickly, and I asked for and got a replacement for that one.) My conditions were far from ideal for the poor trees, so I suspect any other problems I had were my own fault. For the most part, though, stock arrived in good shape.
On Jun 8, 2005, sylvi74 East Bethel, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I needed some replacement plants quickly in my garden due to a mowing accident. Even though it is getting late in the shipping season, Miller nursery had what I needed in stock and got it to me expediently. The plants arrived looking very good and are leafing out well.
On May 16, 2005, Sorceress9 Mill Village, PA wrote:
I placed an order early this year from http://www.millernurseries.com for 5 apple trees and 2 Carpathian Walnut trees because they were on a web-only special. I also ordered 2 plants each of 5 different seedless grape varieties.
I was extremely impressed with the quality of the plants and the careful packaging they arrived in. All roots were moist and all plants undamaged. These are the best plants that I have EVER received through a mail-order company.
All of the plants and trees are doing well so far. I planted them according to the instructions in the wonderful booklet that I received.
My husband and I were so impressed, several weeks after receiving our order, we decided to drive up and see them. This company is well-stocked and has a knowledgeable staff. I purchased 4 peach trees, 2 apricot trees, and 1 BlackGold cherry tree during my visit there. I also purchased tree protectors and non-burning plant tablets.
Well, so far, everything is doing wonderful! I am so pleased that I found this company. I would definitely order from them again! In fact, I am already making up my list for next season!
On Apr 27, 2005, Art Mountain Dale, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
We ordered several ornamental grasses with special instructions to ship for zone 5 planting, not our zone 7 address. They arrived at the right time, and look good.
Miller's prices and shipping seem reasonable.
I'll update this when I see how these grasses do.
On May 13th, 2005, Art changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
We've planted all the grasses (and raspberries and dogwoods, which I forgot to mention) and they all are
healthy and growing. I would recommend this company
I have good things to say about this company. They have excellent variety and nice plants I have received over the years. I am happy to order from them again. My first order was 20 years ago, for my 5 year old son, to make a blueberry patch. He still enjoy his blueberries. I have also order grape and other fruit from them. A young plant is like a child, you have to look over it and protect it. I am satisfied customer which happy to order anytime from Miller nusery.
On Feb 12, 2005, containerseeds Wellsboro, PA wrote:
I think "Escarpment" missed the boat in not asking Miller for a replacement.
We bought raspberries from them, and they died during their fist summer. I don't know why. Miller replaced them without any problem.
The UPS man left the second batch on my neighbor's driveway (instead of delivering it to us) on a day when the temperature was about 95F. Not surprisingly, the second batch all cooked int the heat and died. Miller replaced them too. No problems.
Other plants I have ordered from Miller (gooseberries, blueberries, rhubarb, blackberries) have all thrived.
Ordered 2 North American Cranberries and 2 Interlaken Seedless Grapes on 5/20/04. Miller shipped them on 5/24/04 and I received them on 5/27/04. Packaged well, roots on grapes were still damp as was the soil in the two nice-sized (4 inches high) potted Cranberries. Overall a good experience. Will update in a month on the plant's progress.
I ordered 2 hybrid willows, 2 hybrid poplars and 6 Latham raspberries in early March. They arrived last week, all in good condition - roots were moist. The raspberries had very thick canes and extensive roots. I planted all last week and the trees have started to bud -. Very good planting/pruning guide included in the delivery. I received an order confirmation back in April stating shipment by early/mid May- and my credit card was not billed until shipped.
I've ordered from this company twice and have been satisfied both times.Most of my trees arrived in good health and were packaged well,but some were a little below my expectations(the pawpaws are tiny).
The best thing about this company is their customer service.I've had to replace three trees and had no hassle from them in doing so.My latest order(2 bush cherries and 1 beach plum) took 10 business days to reach me.The bush cherries were great stock,but the beach plum isn't all that good.If it doesn't make it I don't have any doubts that they will take care of it.Excellent company,better than average stock sums it up.
Numerous orders over the last two years have always provided good quality plants, packaging and survival rates. I've only had one item damaged in transit... completely the fault of the carrier... and the item was quickly replaced by Miller.
I have been very pleased with my order for 31 fruit trees from Millers. They arrived this spring exactly when I asked them to ship them to me, they were in excellent condition and well wrapped. I followed their planting instructions and in spite of all my efforts 1 Santa Rosa plum and 2 cherries didn't make it. I called Millers and they said they will ship replacements with no problems. That made me happy they stand by their guarantee.
I plan to order some grapes and perhaps some blackberries from them this spring. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
I recently ordered 2 Orange Quince, 1 Cox Orange Pippen, and 1 Meador Persimmon. Although I was disappointed the persimmon is on backorder, the other trees arrived well-packaged and with good root systems. I also appreciated the detailed planting instructions.
I was reluctant to order from these guys because they are a little pricey, and living in the south I don't often order from northern nurseries. However, one year I broke down and ordered a yellow egg plum tree from them.
I was very pleased with the condition of the tree when it arrived. In my opinion, these guys are worth the extra money like other good premium nurseries.
I went to the nursrey and picked out our trees, the nursery staff was very helpful, even told us 2 of the trees on our list should not be purchased for our area. The trees were very large and appear healthy. The store is clean and well stocked. I will certainly buy more trees and plants from them.
I ordered four apple trees and 12 Fredonia grape plants from Miller Nurseries. They arrived yesterday, very nicely wrapped and packaged...the roots to all of them were nice and moist, and they included a booklet with instructions and general directions on planting all sorts of things...it was very helpful! I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future!!!!