I am a first time customer of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. Their customer service is great, my order was shipped promptly and my daylilies where the best I have ever received through mail order. They also sent bonuses that exceeded my expectations. Their website is easy to navigate and my emails were answered immediately.
Posted on June 5, 2009, updated October 11, 2010
I have wanted to order daylilys from the Shaws for two years and finally was able to choose four, with difficulty. I want most of them! The communication was super, I received beautiful, big plants, terrific bonus plants and immediate shipment. Now I need to order some patience until they bloom. Definitely will order again. Highly recommended!!!!
On October 11th, 2010, susan75023 added the following:
Returned for more plants and once again received beautiful roots. Charles takes great pride in all aspects of providing outstanding service and plants and meets the highest expectations of his customers.
What a beautiful box of plants... great full mature root systems with clean green foliage. And the service and attention to my order was even BETTER. A seller I can recommend with complete confidence... I'll be sure to look their site over when considering future plants.
And.. Thank You Charles for a great value... I've had 100's of boxes come in here.. and I can't remember a box that was better! You do a super job!
On Jun 5, 2010, imzadi Jackson, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Ive been going to Charlie's for years now and never once have i been disappointed. The day lilies are top notch. you get what you pay for. I know i can drive over there in about 20 minutes and see all of them in bloom. its a fantastic place and well worth your time.
you will be happy with the day lilies you buy.
On May 10, 2010, tlt060659 North Augusta, SC wrote:
Posted on May 11, 2009, updated May 10, 2010
I have been a customer of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens for 2 years now and have over 40 daylilies. The view out my back windows is spectacular !! Charlie Shaw is one of the most concerned and caring business men I know - he truly loves his beloved daylilies - growing them, caring for them and most of all sharing them with his customers. I marvel at how he knows the name, the color, the characteristics and the blooming time (and even where they are located in the garden !!) without looking them up on a piece of paper ! He is always generous with the fans I receive and is quick to give advise and growing tips - he never seems to tire from my endless questions. The daylilies I receive are always healthy and reproduce rapidly. I have a wonderful show of color from May to frost. I wouldn't consider buying lilies anywhere else - poor Charlie is stuck with me for life! If you ever get in the area, his daylily farm is a feast for the eyes - I call it "my little piece of heaven" !!
Trust this business with your daylily needs - you won't be sorry !!!
Extremely positive rating !!!!
On May 10th, 2010, tlt060659 added the following:
Mother's Day weekend was made additionally special by my first visit to Charlie Shaw's Sunshine Gardens this past Saturday ! The garden is in exceptional form and all the plants we bought were healthy and strong. I can't wait for them to bloom !! Charlie, thanks for always providing an exceptional product !!!
On Apr 14, 2010, Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on May 21, 2009, updated April 14, 2010
I recently placed my first order with Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. Communication was excellent, shipping was superfast, and the plants were even better than expected - large at least triple fans, all with wonderful root systems. Plus two very nice gift plants were included. I am quite impressed with both the quality of the plants and the service. Shaw's Sunshine Gardens will be one of my favorite sources for daylilies from now on.
On April 14th, 2010, Pinetucky added the following:
Just received another fantastic order from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. As always the plants are great: multiple fans with healthy roots, clearly labeled, and packed with care. Not only are the plants wonderful, but the service is also outstanding. Charlie Shaw is a treasure! He is always willing to answer any questions, provide great advice, and do all he can to please his customers. He puts his heart into his business and it shows. I highly recommend Shaw's Sunshine Gardens!
I've never had a better online experience. My email questions were answered quickly, the products were beautiful and the service was wonderful. They went out of their way to see that my order was filled promptly and that I was informed when my items were shipped and delivered. I felt like Charlie was a friend by the end of the tranaction. I will definitely do business with this company again.
On Oct 16, 2009, sillybug5 Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Wonderful, big, healthy, fresh daylily divisions. They came perfectly packed. I can't say enough good things here! Charlie is a joy to work with and the whole experience was a very positive one. Kudos!!! I shall be back.
I agree wholeheartedly with all the previous praise for Shaw's. I just wish I lived closer to Augusta so I could see the garden and the Shaws in person. Very generous with plants and kept me up to speed on the shipping schedule via email. I got the impression that they are generous, friendly and love what they are doing. People like this are the one's you want to do business with again and recommend to everyone else.
On Sep 30, 2009, cicada Brownsville, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I am very pleased with the order I received. Plants were strong and healthy multiple fans (2-3) with large root systems carefully labeled and packaged. Great communication with emails answered quickly and prompt shipping with tracking information. Prices were great, too, as I ordered during the 'buy 1, get 2 free' sale.
On Sep 29, 2009, CapeCodGardener Mid-Cape, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I want to add my positive recommendation for the helpful service and plentiful offerings of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. This was my first experience ordering from Charles, and I received my order of three daylilies, generously sized, within the week. They were ones I couldn't find elsewhere, at a very reasonable price. I will definitely use Shaw's again.
On Sep 21, 2009, nschmith Dearborn Heights, MI wrote:
Wonderful communication and sale offerings. Tons to choose from- with great prices.
Package arrived, when promised, packaged wonderfully with generous plants inside.
Will surely do business with again!! Thanks, Charlie!
Very prompt in response to my e-mails. Let me know when plants were shipped and gave me tracking information. Plants arrived in great shape. Very generous with fans, 3 to 6 fans given for each variety. Helpful and friendly folks. Will buy from them again.
I live in Augusta and have purchased Daylilies from Shaw's sereral times. Service and selection are outstanding. Charlie Shaw is VERY helpful and generous with the fan size and bonus plants. The garden is beautiful, many places to sit,, relax and enjoy the view while your plants are being freshly dug up by Charlie. Bottled water was available in the fridge, so you could keep up your energy while walking around picking out plants. My daylilies from last year are big and beautiful and multiplying. I will be returning often as I expand my own garden. I highly recommend Shaw's.
I received my third order from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens today and, as always, I could not be more pleased. Not only do they send strong, healthy plants but they also contact me when the plants are shipped. Another good thing about Shaw's is that I can find many of the older cultivars there -- the really hard to find ones -- as well as the newer ones. And if all this is not enough, let me say that they are just nice people. They make shopping through the internet a pleasure.
On May 18, 2009, PhinizySwampGrl Augusta, GA wrote:
Charlie Shaw makes you feel like family! I got hooked on daylilies not because I am a gardener, but because the Shaws are supporters of Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, an environmental nonprofit that developed and maintains Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. As its PR girl who cares about the environment but spends much of her time in front of a computer screen, I previously had a "brown thumb!"
Mr. Shaw gave me a couple of Bug's Hug daylilies to "try" along with his generous donation to the Academy's fundraisers: the Swamp Stomp 5K and Swamp Soiree. Sure enough, they are arriving every year now with BELLS ON! Beautiful!
I love the color variations!!! I recently purchased "Swashbuckler's Bay Boy" and Mr. Shaw quickly suggested a good contrasting match for my daylily garden. I am looking forward to perusing his Gardens since my "home babies" are blooming with such verve! I doubt I will be able to go home empty handed.
It is great to do business with such a "personable person" that understands that not everyone is an expert! See you soon, Charlie!
Ordering from Shaw’s was a great experience. Super-fast and very clear communication, quick turnaround and careful labeling and packaging. My daylilies were much larger than expected, and look fresh and happy. I will order all my daylilies from them in the future.
The owners of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens were more than nice and got me my daylily just in time for Mother's Day, even though I ordered it late. I could not find the cultivar Donna's Prayer and they had it. The plants were nice and healthy upon delivery and he even threw in a bonus plant. I would definitely suggest these daylily growers to anyone. My experience in dealing with them was nothing but a positive one.
On May 13, 2009, laturner North Augusta, SC wrote:
I never had a love for gardening before going to Charlie's. I love going out at least once a month in the sping and summer to see what's blooming and I always end up coming home with new lillies. I love going out and seeing what is blooming in my yard everyday. I even took out all my shrubs to have a bed of only lillies. I always get my money's worth when visiting Charlie.
Wow, this garden is incredible! Every aspect of Shaw's Sunshine Garden shows that they have great respect and love for their plants and their customers - I felt as if I were buying from a longtime friend rather than a stranger several states away. I emailed Charlie Shaw regarding the availability of a specific plant, and even though he was on vacation at the time, he responded immediately to my request. I placed my order on a Monday and by Thursday afternoon I had received my order. Inside the box were the largest, healthiest plants I have ever received from anyone! Each plant was individually wrapped and clearly labeled - and an extremely generous bonus plant was included. I will definitely be ordering from this garden again and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for top-quality plants from incredible people. I think you will be amazed at the high level of customer service and the quality of their plants - I know I was!
I bought plants from this business last spring. We were on a water user rotation so I feared my plants were not going to get the type of watering they required. After a few weeks of pampering...the flowers died, or so I thought. Last week, I was out in the yard cutting grass and getting my flower beds ready for planting new flowers and did I get a big surprise. The plants I planted last spring had sprouted and were beautiful and green. They survived and I am expecting to have some great looking flowers soon! I will be purchasing more plants from Shaw this week for my new flower beds. Their plants are superior and so is their customer service.
I highly recommend this company. I have ordered lots of daylilies from many sources and these were among the nicest.The daylilies they sent me were huge 3-4 fan plants with nice root systems. They also sent me two beautiful bonus daylilies. I was also impressed with the fact that they emailed me not only to tell me that they got my order but also when it was mailed and when I could expect to receive it.
On Apr 5, 2006, doss Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I purchased only one plant from this vendor and I was very surprised at all of the personal attention I received. I felt like old friends even before I got the plant. It came as a very healthy triple fan and I received two extra plants that were extremely generous.
I just received my first small order of a half dozen plants and I was thrilled with them. The fans were huge and each was individually wrapped in a paper sack. I highly recommend this firm to anyone who really wants quality daylilies.
I'm absolutely speechless! I ordered 5 double fans of MERINGUE MIRAGE. Instead of all double fans Shaw's Sunshine Gardens sent me 4 triple fans AND a four fan clump of it! I checked all over the internet to find an inexpensive source for MERINGUE MIRAGE. They were by far the least expensive. The daylilys were beautiful, healthy, large and green. After three weeks they already started to increase. They sent me a very generous bonus: daylily: ROLLING THUNDER. They are by far the best Daylily Grower I have ever bought from. I'll definitely be ordering from them again in the Spring.
On August 25th, 2005, Bourret added the following:
After 4 weeks MERINGUE MIRAGE began blooming. It's such a beautiful double daylily. Everyone who loves doubles should have it in their garden.