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|On Jan 13, 2009, mothermole Deer Park, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered a tree that I requested it to be delivered in April 2009 and it arrived a week later in January. I wrote my shipping request in the payment remarks as well as in the paypal remarks. The tree had a shipping invoice with it and even it had the April 2009 shipping request written on the bottom of it in someones handwriting but with a line through it and still they shipped the dormant tree.
On January 13th, 2009, mothermole changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I recvd. a call from Amy with her apologies and an offer of a new tree in Spring. I accepted the apology and am delaying the offer to see if this tree lives or not. I am changing my rating to neutral until Spring to see if it survives and if it doesn't to see if they back up their reshipping offer.
Again, I will say the plant is in beautiful shape, nicely packed at a fair price. If it weren't for this shipping mix up I would have given them my highest rating.
|On Jan 7, 2009, Eli17z6 Lawrence, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I just got a 3 gallon Needle Palm from this company and it arrived in nice condition. If you want palms or trees you should order from this company I highly recommended it to everyone.
|On Oct 25, 2008, arcadiacove Maggie Valley, NC wrote:
After finding them in Dave's Garden, Mail-Order Natives has become my FAVORITE retailer. I just received 6 azaleas (3 flame; 3 viscosum) from Mail-Order Natives... after several disappointing experiences with others; Mail-Order Natives was terrific. I dealt with AMY by phone, who was knowledgable, amiable and efficient; I could hardly believe it. Quality, value, shipping... everything promised was realized. My plants arrived in 2 days in great condition. I have acres of gardens and regret that I did not find Mail-0rder Natives sooner. If you are seeking a hassle-free supplier of a vast array of flora, try Mail-Order Natives. They are my new best friend when it comes to gardening. Thanks, Amy! --Chuck
|On Jul 21, 2008, min0u Raleigh, NC wrote:
Mail-Order Natives is my favorite place to buy native plants. Their selection is extensive, and the size and quality of the plants I have received has always exceeded my expectations. This is a company that clearly takes pride in their work, and I look forward to purchasing from them again.
|On Jun 30, 2008, Joylucile Bristol, TN wrote:
This was a new company for me, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I ordered 6 bareroot native shrubs for a very reasonable price. The plants arrived healthy and very carefully packed. I am not used to bareroot with green leaves but I planted them and waited to see what would happen. These plants took hold immediately and started a new growth spurt. They have been in the ground barely 2 months and they already look like I must have bought them in at least gallon size containers. I can't wait to order more from this company next spring.
|On May 22, 2008, rose911 Hamilton, TX wrote:
I BOUGHT 2 'NATCHEZ' MOCKORANGE BAREROOT FROM THIS COMPANY. ONE HAS NOT BROKEN DORMANCY AFTER 3 MONTHS. I EMAILED AND PHONED (LEFT MESSAGE) WITH NO REPLY TO EITHER. I FEEL THIS IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THE COMPANY REGARDING A REPLACEMENT!
On May 23rd, 2008, rose911 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
On 5/23 the owner called and will send a replacement. She did not receive the email and phone message I sent previously. THANK YOU, AMY!
|On May 18, 2008, Rebeccatowoc Stewart, TN wrote:
The little Southern magnolia they sent is one of the most exquisite plants I have ever received, and beautifully packed to keep it that way. I will order from Mail-Order Natives over other nurseries whenever possible.
|On May 8, 2008, okgardener2 Altus, OK wrote:
I bought a bignonia (crossvine) from Mail Order Natives' ebay store. It's a great plant and their prices were reasonable. I received it quickly - it was packaged well and looked very healthy. It is now thriving in my garden. I would definitely order from them again!
|On May 3, 2008, massnorth Topsfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Ordered three Sabal var. louisiana to test here in 6a, and wow -- these are great plants with fantastic roots. If any Sabal is going to establish itself enough to survive next winter, these will. Mail-Order Natives is also very responsive to questions via e-mail. Will definitely order again, probably as soon as they have gallons of Thelypteris kunthii...
|On Apr 28, 2008, jerrytate Lake Charles, LA wrote:
my first order.more orders will be made based on the high quality of my first 4 plants.
On June 11th, 2008, jerrytate added the following:
10 beautuful a. parviflora just planted at the fountainhead arboretum!
On October 17th, 2008, jerrytate added the following:
excellent plant material and service, again.
|On Apr 12, 2008, downscale_babe surfside beach, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:
Quick shipping,great packing,large healthy plants!
|On Mar 27, 2008, jojoringer Joey in Conroe, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
My Crabapple tree just came in and is so much more than I expected! It is larger than expected, packaged like fine china, and not a leaf out of place! This will definately be my "go to" nursery for natives from now on!
|On Mar 14, 2008, tootle Jacksonville, NC (Zone 8b) wrote:
Just had my first , but not my last I'm sure, order from this company and am delighted. The plant is healthy, actually larger than I expected and the packaging was excellent. Thank you.
|On Feb 16, 2008, esteve59 Annapolis, MD wrote:
I ordered on their e-bay site and had a positive experience as well.
|On Feb 2, 2008, decklife Rockport, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
I am so very pleased with the 3 plants I received from Mail Order Natives. I got the help I needed when I asked questions by email and by phone. The shipping was fast and the plants very nicely packed, with no damage whatsoever. I plan to order more.
|On Jan 1, 2008, Billmc Mesa, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:
Purchased two plants from this nursery recently. They were very healthy and looked like they had just been dug the day I received them. I will do business with this nursery again without hesitation.
On February 25th, 2008, Billmc added the following:
I've now made two orders with this nursery. Both times I received very healthy, vigorous plants and very fast service.
|On Dec 3, 2007, chadickfarms Richland Hills, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
Over the last year I've purchased several plant orders from Mail Order Natives and have been very pleased. While not all of the plants have looked that great upon unpacking, except for one, they have thrived once planted. I emailed Amy about the one struggling plant and she promptly offered to replace the plant or refund my Paypal account - no questions asked.
|On Oct 23, 2007, fdriscoll Spencer, NC wrote:
Plants arrived quickly and were well packaged. They were exactly as promised. Even in the extreme drought we have suffered, the plants survived and prospered. I would highly recommend this company.
|On Jul 5, 2007, asafla Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I like this company. Everything was packed carefully and arrived in good condition. The plants are healthy.
|On Jun 29, 2007, Cordeledawg Cordele, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I was not expecting to receive my trees fully leafed out! It's as if Mail-order Natives went into the growing fields and freshly dug these! I'm impressed with my order. Maybe it's the time of the year in which I ordered these, but still I can't get over how healthy these 8 trees are, packaged in their own soil-filled container. I was expecting dormant bare root sticks which is what I've received from other tree companies. I'm also appreciative of the care they took to package and ship my order.
|On Jun 9, 2007, BruMeta Livingston Manor, NY wrote:
Ordered hard-to-find Xanthorhiza simplicissima (Yellow Root). Very impressed with quality and size of plants. Not gallon as listed, but with well developed root systems and extensive branching in generous quart+ pots. Well packaged, perky plants with very fast delivery. Shipping a bit steep, but perhaps that can't be helped.
|On May 8, 2007, RaiderLep Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:
I got home for lunch today and there was a big box on my porch. I thought it was a bundle of daylilies from Oakes, but it turned out to be the Coral Honeysuckle I ordered from Mail-Order Natives. The plant was much larger than I thought it would be, and appears to be very healthy. It got here fast, and was very carefully packaged in shredded paper. So far so good!
|On Apr 15, 2007, passiflora07 Fern Park, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Bought 6 partridge berry plants. They arrived in perfect condition, well-packed, and are still thriving! I would definately purchase from Mail Order Natives again.
|On Apr 3, 2007, greenkat Crofton, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
The cinnamon ferns that I bought from Mail-Order Natives arrived in great condition. I would order from this company again.
|On Mar 29, 2007, Cretaceous El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I recently purchased two ferns from Mail-Order Natives. The plants were very well priced and the order arrived quickly and in excellent condition !
On November 15th, 2007, Cretaceous added the following:
I recently ordered another fern from Mail-Order Natives. The plant arrived quickly and in excellent condition.
|On Feb 28, 2007, Idahoan Boise, ID (Zone 6a) wrote:
Thank you Amy! The Smilax Smallii arrived today safe and sound
|On Feb 17, 2007, springfaust Branson, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
Received plants yesterday Feb. 16, 2007. Six native azaleas arrived in excellent condition. Very pleased with the nursery, good prices and good size plants. One gallon for nine bucks, not bad.
|On Oct 24, 2006, jeanahl Hollywood, FL wrote:
Ordered 2 Passion Vines on 10-21-2006 (which was a Saturday) and received them in good condition early today, 10-24-2006. I was surprised and delighted. They were very well packed. Can't wait to get them in the ground!
|On Oct 20, 2006, HappyGardenerWI Eau Claire WI & The Villages FL, WI (Zone 9a) wrote:
My order of 23 plants received in October, 2006, is composed of small, well-rooted, carefully-packaged plants just the right size for transplanting. As a member of the Florida Native Plant Society, I am especially happy to have found this nursery. From beginning to end, Amy follows through. I'm very pleased.
|On Jul 22, 2006, BenGurnee Gurnee, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I am quite pleased with my purchase. I ordered a Live Oak and a Laurel Oak. After I placed my order, Amy sent me an email that the trees had shipped and the trees arrived in excellent condition. I ordered on Tuesday and received the trees on Friday via UPS. Each was about 1.5 feet tall and healthy. The prices are great and Amy was very friendly.
|On Jun 2, 2006, jpolk34 Hattiesburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
Ordered some dwarf palmetto palms which arrived in great shape and decent size (about 1gal.) Planted them last week and they are already sending up new shoots. Will definitely buy from Amy again!
|On May 19, 2006, tobee43 groveland, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
i have emailed this company twice ( actually 3 times) with absolutely NO response. i realized that they have had all positive ratings....that's exactly why i purchased from them. i just HATE having to do their first negative. it certainly doesn't make me feel very good. but then again, it doesn't make me feel very good to have unanswered emails and dead plants either.
On May 19th, 2006, tobee43 added the following:
i just need to add.....that if their shipping season ends on april 30th and that's when my plants had been shipped. they would have had a much better chance to make it. since bushes and trees are planted the first and second weeks in may in my area. in april we still had snow and frozen ground.
On May 19th, 2006, tobee43 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
amy emailed me, she had been out of town. i'm so happy to have heard that. she immediately refunded my money on the problem plants.
that's all one can expect and as a result i am giving her a postitive. i loved her list of plants and will know that if and when i do orde again, i will email her first to see if she could ship me the last week in april.
|On May 18, 2006, dixie_angel Trenton, TN wrote:
AWESOME ...everything! Definately a site to buy from, with confidence! :0)
|On Apr 30, 2006, flamingonut New Milford, NJ wrote:
I was surprised how large and healthy my well packed 3 plants were. I'd definitely order from them again! (Coral Honeysuckle, Lobelia puberula, Hibiscus coccineus).
|On Mar 30, 2006, acwtim Acworth, GA wrote:
I ordered a windmill palm from this company and was very pleased with the quality,value and the reasonable shipping charges. I will order from this company in the future.
|On Mar 16, 2006, wb2001 Downsville, LA wrote:
The plants were so large and healthy in my first order I immediately ordered a second time. Nice sized plants and vigorous roots. This company is a great source for plants.
|On Feb 22, 2006, treeguy_NY West Seneca, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I'm a repeat customer and also cannot say enough good about this company. Plants are always in great shape with a strong, well developed, and healthy root system. Great company!
|On Dec 23, 2005, escambiaguy Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have nothing but good things to say about this company. Every plant I have recieved has been very healthy with a good root system.
|On Jun 20, 2005, ncpepper Pilot Mountain, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Very pleased with the plants ordered.