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Positive carolinagirl01
(1 review)
On Oct 2, 2015, carolinagirl01 Gastonia, NC wrote:

I recently placed my first order with Shaw's Sunshine Gardens and was able to take advantage of their 50% off sale. My order was promptly shipped at the agreed upon time. I was very impressed with the quality of the plants! Each plant contained a minimum of three-to-four fans with robust root systems. Charlie Shaw provided excellent customer service and was a pleasure to work with. Charlie was very responsive via email and also provided a tracking number for my shipment. I highly recommend Shaw's Sunshine Gardens and plan to order again next year!

Positive heididawn
(1 review)
On Jul 24, 2015, heididawn Sidney, IA wrote:

Can't say enough! Fast shipping, great communication. Plants were healthy and huge! Wasn't expecting bonus plants -- but the company was very generous and paid attention to my interests. Will buy from again. Thanks! Heidi

Positive krislyn
(1 review)
On Jun 5, 2015, krislyn Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

I received my daylilies from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens earlier this week. I could not believe the size. They were all solid root bunches 3"-4" across. As I unpacked them, it was like a bottomless box of lilies. I had to check my receipt to remember how many I bought. Turns out they were my bonus plants. Not one, but Several! I too could not believe the generosity! I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Thank you Charlie & Deb

Positive marie321
(1 review)
On May 31, 2015, marie321 Howard Beach, NY wrote:

I was thrilled when I opened my package of daylilies that I ordered thru mail. Their web site has many, many, many daylilies and I ended up calling Charlie to help me out. As I was looking for particular colors, Charlie spent a lot of time with me suggesting some of the daylilies that I might like. I received my box of daylilies within few days.... Each daylily was beautifully wrapped, very healthy, the tubers were huge.. and the selection of colors and sizes was better than perfect..This is a beautifully ran family business, excellent customer service, fantastic follow up and amazing quality ...I am definitely placing another order very soon

Positive Napoppop
(1 review)
On May 30, 2015, Napoppop North Augusta, SC wrote:

Just visited Shaw's Nursery and had a great time talking with Charlie while wandering around the nursery. We had previously bought some of his daylillies and after a few years the identifying label had faded out. we took some picture of the particlar lilly and he I'd it for us. We also bought a couple more varieties while there. This is a great place to visit and purchase daylillies.

Positive janinemayer
(1 review)
On May 22, 2015, janinemayer Washington, LA wrote:

Received my order quickly and my plants were in excellent condition! Mr. Shaw maintained email contact with me through the entire ordering and shipping process. So wonderful to deal with someone who cares about customer satisfaction. I'll be a repeat customer for sure!!

Positive flowjock
(1 review)
On May 20, 2015, flowjock Snow Camp, NC wrote:

Top of the line. Very easy and friendly to work with. All my interactions were prompt and very friendly. I ordered 5 plants. Since this was my first time buying from them I only ordered the 5 plants. I was burned badly last year by another seller with very small single fan plants after placing a HUGE order so now I always buy small my first time. No such problem with Shaw's. I'll buy again for sure and a bigger order. Plants were great and with the 5 plants I got 3 bonus plants worth 72% of my order. Can't ask for anymore. Buy with confidence from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens! Thanks Charlie and Debra!

Positive Annio
(1 review)
On May 14, 2015, Annio Keswick, VA wrote:

Shaw's has a user-friendly website with excellent photos and thorough descriptions of a LOT of Day Lilies! My order was processed quickly and efficiently. I promptly received gorgeous fans, and even found extra fans included so I had enough to plant for several clumps. I can't wait to watch them grow and bloom. I heartily recommend Shaw's Sunshine Gardens!

Positive butterpat
(2 reviews)
On May 11, 2015, butterpat Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Sometime in December, when it had been below zero for longer than I could remember, I developed a springtime fantasy for a daylily with a huge green throat. With help from the internet I found Green Rainbow and Shaw Gardens. Charlie Shaw understood. But he had sold a lot of it last year, so he knew his supply was down, but at some point, and after several pleasant and informative email exchanges, he decided he would certainly have enough for my one plant and committed to an early May ship date. I think he emailed me at least twice just before the shipping date. I had no excuse not to be ready. He's a great communicator. The plant arrived last week -- big and healthy and accompanied by two bonus plants that reflected thoughtful choice (similar heights to the plant I bought). Everything is thriving. I am very pleased and will be back.

Positive crazylilylady
(1 review)
On Apr 3, 2015, crazylilylady Augusta, GA wrote:

This is the third year I have had the pleasure of buying day- lilies from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. It has always been a wonderful experience in every way possible. First, Charlie KNOWS about his product and loves to share his expertise regarding how/where to plant, what fertilizers to use, how to prep soil, etc. Second, he has over 1,000 different types, and they are dug and prepared on the day of the sale. The e-catalogue is informational and easy to access. Third, you won't find a bigger bargain anywhere. Instead of getting the plants and wondering if that tiny green knob is big enough to grow into anything, you will have mature plants (often multiples that can be divided) that are ready to make themselves at home in your garden. He responds quickly to customers and is very professional. This is a company you will want to do business with time and again both for quality and service.

Positive narrowminded
(8 reviews)
On Aug 30, 2014, narrowminded Munith, MI wrote:

This year I took advantage of Shaw's annual 50% off fall daylily sale and, as usual, got great plants. I have purchased from them before, and there is always good communication, and they always ship the kind of plant you are happy to receive. Top of the line.

(1 review)
On Aug 14, 2014, LIDIGGER Albertson, NY wrote:

I recently ordered from Shaw's for the first time. There was excellent communication and cooperation concerning delivery dates which I had to change. The plants arrived on time and were larger than I expected. The bonus plant they sent was a nice surprise. I would order from them again next spring.

Positive maureench
(4 reviews)
On Sep 11, 2013, maureench Philadelphia, PA wrote:

A++. Needed a late blooming daylily and Charlie was most helpful. Expected double fans and received small clumps. The plants arrived healthy with vigorous roots, well wrapped and packaged. Helpful, friendly, professional. Highly recommended.

Positive TammyY
(26 reviews)
On Jul 26, 2013, TammyY Knoxville, TN wrote:

Really great people to deal with and wonderful plants! I wasn't aware that they had a 50% off sale coming up, but they extended me the discount anyway...I really appreciated that! Couldn't be happier! I will definitely be back shopping soon!

Positive CDBinNH
(1 review)
On May 22, 2013, CDBinNH (Zone 4b) wrote:

I was looking for a specific daylily and was referred to their site. They answered my emails quickly and graciously.
I received the order today (shipped in the week I requested) in VERY good condition. The plants look exceedingly healthy, they are a very generous size.
They also included an 'over the top' bonus shipment.
I am looking forward to getting these healthy plants in the ground.

Positive alisauva
(1 review)
On Apr 18, 2013, alisauva Phoenix, AZ wrote:

I won a gift certificate for Shaw's Sunshine Gardens from a friend back east, but did not believe that these palnts would survive in Phoneix. I called Charlie and he not only walked me through how to select the best plant choices for my area, he gave me some tips on how to build and prepare my plant beds for success. I ordered my plants in Feburary, and they were delivered right on schedule so I could plant them on the exact day I wanted to plant. I recieved some bonus plants and we happily expanded our garden bed plans! Not only were the plants in great condition, moist, wrapped and clean... he included several items from my "Wish List" in a variety of color schemes. Shaw's has turned my desert front yard into a bright and happy showcase of my Southern roots! I would never have attempted to grow daylilies in Phoneix without advice from Shaw's! Because of Charlie's assistance and guidence, I have blooms only 60 days from when we planted! Amazing!

Positive Old_Gardener
(38 reviews)
On Oct 12, 2012, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:

Posted on September 3, 2012, updated October 12, 2012
Posted on August 24, 2012, updated September 3, 2012
Posted on April 5, 2012, updated August 24, 2012
Posted on March 28, 2012, updated April 5, 2012
I just placed an order with Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. Mr. Shaw is lovely to work with! I had a question prior to ordering and he got back to me in a very prompt and courteous manner and has continued to update me on the status of the order. If only more businesses would take a cue from vendors such as Shaw's Sunshine Gardens....

On April 5th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:

I received my order yesterday and I could not possibly be happier. It is apparent that Shaw's Sunshine Gardens take pride in their daylilies. Each plant was clean, well-trimmed, and meticulously packaged. I received generous-sized clumps with some of the most well-developed and robust root structures that I have seen. In addition, Mr. Shaw sent some absolutely exquisite bonuses! I cannot possibly recommend Shaw's highly enough. They treat you as if you are the only customer - an absolutely wonderful experience!
On August 24th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:

I placed another order for several daylilies which I received yesterday. All are of the highest quality and it is obvious that they were grown, dug, and packaged with the utmost of care. I emailed Mr. Shaw asking if it was at all possible to delay shipment until after our heatwave broke (115+ degrees) and he was extremely gracious and held my shipment for me. Shaw's Sunshine Garden is truly a joy to do business with - thank you for your grace and generosity, Mr. Shaw!!!
On September 3rd, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:

I placed an additional order for a few more "must have" daylilies and received them last week. Mr. Shaw was very generous. As before, I cannot recommend Shaw's Sunshine Gardens highly enough!
On October 12th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:

I received another order of daylilies for a new garden bed yesterday. Each daylily is absolutely pristine, multi-fanned and has healthy, plump roots. In addition, Mr. Shaw was extremely generous when choosing bonus plants - he sent me some extraordinary cultivars. Thank you, Mr. Shaw, for your grace, service, and generosity -I truly appreciate it. I will definitely continue ordering from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens - an absolute gem!!!!!
Positive tputnam
(2 reviews)
On Aug 7, 2012, tputnam Northampton, MA wrote:

Very fine plants shipped quickly at a good price. Thank you!

Positive toniellen
(1 review)
On Aug 4, 2012, toniellen Augusta, GA wrote:

The customer service here is outstanding and the gardens are lovely. Mr. Shaw treats his customers as well as he treats his lilies!
It took two visits for me to choose what I wanted. Mr. Shaw patiently answered all of my questions and informed me on which daylily breeds would work best for my yard... and he let my son play with his cat and dog and crawl around his office floor.
He also told me when his annual 50% off sale was happening - so I waited and was able to get the discount! (FYI I think the sale is from 8/1-9/30/2012)

The lilies I received were in incredible condition: three fans each with strong roots, and clean, trimmed leaves. The quality is amazing.

I HIGHLY recommend Shaw's Sunshine Garden!

Positive daylily_ohio
(1 review)
On May 10, 2012, daylily_ohio Newark, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I asked Shaw's to send a plant to a friend whose daughter died, in her memory. They were great to work with. My friend was amazed at the plants received! Good job!

Positive hsvbg
(1 review)
On Mar 27, 2012, hsvbg Moores Mill, AL wrote:

Posted on September 15, 2011, updated March 27, 2012
I volunteer at the Huntsville Madison County Botanical Gardens and work primarily in the daylily garden. In making pictures of all our daylilies, I discovered an error in the Stout Medal Bed and have been searching for the correct cultivar for Ruffled Pinafore. I had seen a presentation by Charlie Shaw and was impressed and contacted him in hopes of finally getting the correct plant. He sent me six fans of the real Ruffled Pinafore and a bonus of Sabine Baur. They arrived in perfect condition. Thanks to Shaw's Garden my two-year search is over and our collection is complete.

On March 27th, 2012, hsvbg added the following:

I am a regular volunteer at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens and work in the daylily garden. When we needed to add the latest Stout Medal Winner to our Stout Medal Collection, there was no question in my mind that the best place to obtain the correct plant was Charlie Shaw's Sunshine Garden. When I searched his site for the plant, it wasn't listed so I sent him an e-mail asking if he had the plant and he e-mailed me back that he did and that we could purchase it from him. I received three beautiful fans and three fans of another daylily as well. Both are now growing in our wonderful world class daylily garden at the botanical gardens. It is wonderful to know there is a place where one can purchase healthy plants that are the true representations of desired cultivars. Often one is surprised when plants bloom--but that never happens when the plants come from Charlie Shaw. I highly recommend his daylilies for purchase.
Positive jclements44
(1 review)
On Oct 23, 2011, jclements44 wrote:

This is our first experience purchasing daylilies and Charlie Shaw was so helpful, giving us good information to plant and take care of the plants. The plants are beautiful, well marked and the information tells a lot about each plant. He had every one I had chosen to purchase and they look very healthy. He has a very extensive variety of colors. We will definitely purchase more from him.

Positive saharanshadow
(1 review)
On Oct 14, 2011, saharanshadow Grovetown, GA wrote:

Customer Service A+++....... Mr. Shaw is a very polite and mannerly person with excellent customer skills. His garden is immaculate and very well organized, a pleasure to look at even when the plants are out of bloom. Can't wait for next year to see the garden in full bloom! Best of all his plants are healthy and CLUMP SIZE. You get more for your money! Twice I have visited the garden this fall and purchased plants at the 50% off sale price. I am very happy! I will certainly do business with him again.

Positive atienne3
(1 review)
On Oct 10, 2011, atienne3 Tupelo, MS wrote:

Posted on October 27, 2010, updated October 10, 2011
Second year to order from these folks and one could not ask for a better customer experience. Plants arrive healthy and carefully packed for shipping. 1st year plants were beautiful and I have no doubts that this spring will be the same. But as great as the plants have performed, the customer care, service and communication is what sets Charlie with the best of the best. Will certainly do business again and again. Thanks!

On October 10th, 2011, atienne3 added the following:

Another terrific experience with Charlie this year with the same wonderful customer service and communication. I couldn’t contain my excitement with Charlie’s flowers blooming in my yard this year and invited some co-workers over. So, when they found out that I had ordered with Shaw’s Sunshine Gardens again this fall, they just had to get in on the fun and we placed a 2nd order this year! Nothing but the best from Charlie every time and at every point in the transaction – quality plants that perform beautifully and unmatched customer service. You could never top working with Shaw’s Sunshine Gardens.
Positive ktarrant
(1 review)
On Oct 10, 2011, ktarrant Harlem, GA wrote:

Charles was so polite and patient with me! I didn't know there was website where I could look at the plants available before I went so was clueless. He discussed my garden's color scheme and suggested options to me. Of course I relied on his expertise and the plants had healthy tubers and in ready to plant condition. Even my husband (a non gardener) marveled at the size of the tubers! Will be buying more in the future now I know where to look and can't wait for next year to see my plants bloom!

Positive Br1ghtshiny
(1 review)
On Oct 7, 2011, Br1ghtshiny Silver Spring, MD wrote:

Excellent customer service is a hallmark of this company. Charlie went out of his way to accommodate my order even though he was running low on the plants that I wanted because it was toward the end of the growing season. Communication was excellent--he let me know that he was going out of town the day after I placed my order and informed me exactly when he would be back and when my order would ship. He got back in touch as soon as he got back home to tell me that my check had arrived and that my order had been shipped. The plants themselves arrived two days later, green and healthy and beautifully packed. There was a generous bonus included. You can't beat that--especially since I was able to take advantage of the prices at the Fall Half-Off Sale. This was my first time ordering from Shaw's Sunshine Gardens, but it definitely won't be my last.

Positive exaltedruler42
(1 review)
On Oct 4, 2011, exaltedruler42 Atlanta, GA wrote:

Requested future delivery and was honored as asked. Very generous with the number and quality of fans of each single day lily ordered. Very personable and willing to communicate about related garden issues. Quality and service are what you would hope for with a well managed family business. If I had more room, I would order more.

Positive RUBYS
(15 reviews)
On Sep 25, 2011, RUBYS Wrens, GA wrote:

I visited Shaw's garden for the first time yesterday. The owner was very pleasant and answer many of my questions about growing dayliles. I took advantage of their end of the season sale and received very large 3 fan plants. I will definitely buy from Shaw's again.

Positive sherryocala
(3 reviews)
On Sep 22, 2011, sherryocala Ocala, FL wrote:

Yesterday I received my order of ten bareroot daylilies from Charlie Shaw of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. They were large, healthy and green, packed very nicely. His shipping charges were more reasonable than any other nurseries I checked out. I am very happy with the plants and with his help leading up to the purchase. This is the third time I have bought from Shaw's. They have all been excellent experiences, and the plants have been vigorous, doing very well in my Florida garden. The best daylily nursery I have ever bought from.

Positive Nerida
(2 reviews)
On Sep 22, 2011, Nerida Lebanon, OR wrote:

Excellent service in every way - prompt email responses, friendly gardening advice, super high quality plants, carefully packed and shipped with an eye to the weather and the mail.
My "babies" are doing wonderfully and I am quite pleased!

Positive gailkaitschuck
(8 reviews)
On Sep 17, 2011, gailkaitschuck Augusta, GA wrote:

We're recently made two purchases from Shaws to improve our daylily beds. Excellent service, very large, healthy plants in a beautiful setting. We live in the area and were able to view the beautiful nursery that Charlie has worked so hard on developing. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone who is interested in purchasing large and health plants from a reputable source.

Charlie is very knowledgable and very helpful in answering questions and, as has previous postings stated, provides excellent customer service.

We're lucky to live so close to Shaws and will be purchasing from them again.

Positive Plantilus
(2 reviews)
On Sep 10, 2011, Plantilus North Augusta, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I visited Charlie's gardens in late July looking for late blooming daylilies. Charlie gave me a great tour and suggested I wait until September to buy, because of the hot weather. He told me he would be having a 50% off sale then too. I just went back to pick up my selection and the plants are beautiful. Good strong fans with great healthy roots. His website is good too with good close-ups of every daylily he sells. Charlie is very efficient and helpful and gave me a wonderful buying experience.

Positive HJLUX
(1 review)
On Jul 30, 2011, HJLUX Randolph, NY wrote:

I recently placed my first order with Charlie Shaw, owner of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. It was a pleasure doing business with Charlie! My order was shipped as promised, arrived in great shape! The daylilies shipped were large and healthy with large roots! My experience was 100% positive! Looking for great daylilies to add to you garden(s)? Give Shaw's Sunshine Gardens a try you won't be disappointed! Charlie thanks again! Howard

Positive plantstoshare
(2 reviews)
On Jul 12, 2011, plantstoshare Griffin, GA wrote:

I just received my first order from Mr. Shaw and it won't be my last! Excellent, healthy plants and the best of the best communication and customer service.
I highly recommend this seller.

Positive flowerchik1
(10 reviews)
On Jul 7, 2011, flowerchik1 Guyton, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Posted on October 11, 2010, updated July 7, 2011
I received very large, healthy plants at a great price. I will definitely buy from them again.

On July 7th, 2011, clyoung1 added the following:

Once again, I received great plants. Shaw's communication with customers is the absolute best! Can't wait for the fall sale!
Positive bdaisy
(1 review)
On Jun 18, 2011, bdaisy Evans, GA wrote:

I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our experience with Shaw's. Charlie Shaw, the owner, is the most welcoming, personable gentleman you could hope to do business with. Our purchased plants were excellent, healthy, large divisions, much more generous than double fans seen elsewhere. And you will definately not find their equal in a box store, nor the selection (999+ varieties). Is it possible that we liked the bonus plants added by Charlie better than our own selections? Simply a pleasure, you will not be disappointed. Also, the gardens are a must see if at all possible. Thank you Charlie, the Williams'

Positive PEPPER0223
(1 review)
On May 15, 2011, PEPPER0223 Bristol, TN wrote:


Positive LucasCatChow
(22 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2011, LucasCatChow Tulsa, OK wrote:

I was desparately seeking an older award winning daylily and was surprised at how few places carried it. Shaw's did, but I had never used them before. After reading the nurseries good reports here I placed my first order. Mr. Shaw was very generous with my order sending me not just double fans which is usually the norm, but what looked like large clumps. The bonus was the real kicker. A very nice double flowered daylily that looks wonderful in the pictures. All in all a very good experience and one I will repeat in the future.

Positive lilypadlady
(2 reviews)
On Apr 18, 2011, lilypadlady Whittemore, MI wrote:

It is a pleasure doing business with Shaw's Sunshine Gardens.I made my first purchase from Charlie last fall and happy to report all the Daylilies are coming up right on time and look very healthy. I have already placed an order with him for delivery this spring and will continue to do business with him.The plants are always very healthy and the customer care is excellent!!

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