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|On Apr 10, 2017, spikemom Philadelphia, PA wrote:
Posted on May 2, 2011, updated April 11, 2017
On April 10th, 2017, spikemom added the following:
This is a new comment based on an order received in April 2017. Brushwood now ships clematis in deep plastic bags, rather than pots, and the root systems are HUGE! These are not vines you can "pop into" a tiny spot, so grab your shovel and dig deep. C. John Huxtable and C. Arabella arrived in perfect condition, with a topping of fresh green growth.
|On Nov 3, 2016, brushwoodnursery Athens, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Posted on March 19, 2009, updated November 3, 2016
On November 3rd, 2016, brushwoodnursery changed the rating from to positive and added the following:
We have great news! All of our plants are now shipping in a big, beautiful gallon size! Bigger root mass means faster establishment in your garden. We're also offering FREE SHIPPING again!
|On May 6, 2016, GardenRanger Lynchburg, VA wrote:
1st experience with this vendor.
|On Apr 26, 2016, MelinTN Clarksville, TN wrote:
I purchased 5 climbing roses from this nursery in September and planted them as instructed. Two of them did not take at all, and died to the ground. I waited to see if there would be any signs of life with the spring, but there were none. I contacted the company by e mail, and after reading some other reviews here with customers with failed plants. I see I received what now seems to be the standard response blaming "winter damage". I sent a return e mail saying that I live in the south in TN, (our winter was mostly very mild) but never got a response. I have dozens of established roses on my property, and planted 10 new roses this fall. All are doing lovely. Except for those two. Four feet away, against the same fence, with the same exposure, another climbing rose planted at the same time is thriving. Thirty dollars is a lot of money to waste on a company that has an "easy out" line. If you have the months of November, December, January and February on your calendar your money would be better spent elsewhere.
On Apr 26, 2016, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
"On Apr 26, 2016 4:14 PM, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
All of our plants are guaranteed to arrive healthy and to be true to name. We cannot accept responsibility for the loss of plants in your garden. There are just too many things that can happen that have nothing to do with the quality of the plants as shipped or your best efforts as a gardener. Proper selection, planting and establishment care should result in years of satisfaction from our plants.
|On Apr 11, 2016, deepfriedsassy Vancouver, WA wrote:
I ordered three climbing roses: Don Juan, White Eden, and Joseph's Coat back in January. As I was told, the plants arrived towards the end of March in great condition. They were already a little too big for their pots, however, and needed to be transferred within the first week. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with my overall purchase. All three rose plants are growing like weeds now, and I can't wait until they bloom!
|On Mar 25, 2016, dbarron Hindsville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on March 25, 2016, updated March 25, 2016
On March 25th, 2016, dbarron added the following:
Oh, forgot to say....this was my first order though a friend had recommended this nursery some years ago. I will certainly order again if I want something they have. Very pleased.
|On Mar 25, 2016, scott55tx Duncanville, TX wrote:
This is the first time ordering with this company and it will not be the last.I ordered three passion flower and three kiwi and they came in looking good.Packaging was excellent ,not a drop of soil was lost.The passion flowers were leafed out and looking good.
|On Oct 18, 2015, Donna71 Pittstown, NJ wrote:
My 4 clematis came very healthy, quickly and so well protected
|On Sep 23, 2015, kafka00 Alexandria, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Happy - rec'd beautiful healthy crossvine today - Bignonia capreolata 'Shalimar Red.' Vine is 15 inches high, including the pot over 20 inches. Native plant that I was happy to find in this color. On sale half price at the end of the summer!
|On Sep 16, 2015, cottelpg Hamilton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered a climbing rose from Brushwood Nursery. The plant arrived in a timely fashion. It is a nice specimen and it was well packaged. It arrived undamaged. I would order from this company again.
|On Jun 23, 2015, haireecat Bogart, GA wrote:
Ordered 2 of the Clay Hills lonicera. Plants arrived at the specified ship date, and were well sized specimens. Staked and packaged very well, not damage during shipping. Months later, both plants are growing vigorously and blooming frequently. Beautiful color! I will absolutely order from this company again.
|On Jun 13, 2015, KristiS Bogart, GA wrote:
I ordered a passion flower Clear Sky and a non-climbing Clematis Durandii in the fall. My order was held until my requested ship date the end of April. The order came as promised and in great shape, both plants were well grown and larger than I expected. I had questions about the i.d. of plants as I couldn't find a labels. The company called me right away and explained the label sticks were down inside the pots (and they were). The plants have grown very quickly and both are blooming. I will order from them again.
|On May 31, 2015, Godinagarden Warrenton, VA wrote:
Very disappointed in this company. We ordered 8 climbing roses from them. We did everything as per their directions. We also made sure to water them appropriately the first season we got them. 2 of the plants did not ever make it through the first 2 months and 2 more died before a full 9 months had past. We called the company in hopes they stand behind their plants. They do not. So we will not ever order from them again as we feel the company should compensate if their plants do not make it in the very first season. We do not recommend this company at all!
On May 31, 2015, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
"On May 31, 2015 9:34 AM, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
We're sorry you are not happy with your experience. I have looked up your orders and our email exchanges. 7 plants were ordered in early April of 2013 and we received no message from you until more than a year later; late April 2014. At that time you said "5 of the plants took off and grew fine, but 2 of them were very slow in growing". Please note that all varieties are different in their time to establish and performance in various locations and climates. Later in that email, you also said those two seemed to perform poorly all that season and did not appear to have survived the winter. I understand that this can be disappointing and wish we had heard from you sooner so we could have helped to diagnose the problem. Our guarantee does not cover this because there are too many things that can happen to a plant that have nothing to do with their healthy condition upon arrival or even your best efforts as a gardener. This is clearly written in our Terms and Conditions and was in effect at the time you ordered.
|On May 13, 2015, judithbeach Cheyenne, WY wrote:
I received 6 plants (4 clematis & 2 roses). They were beautifully packed & their root system exceeded others I have gotten from other companies. Also, the price was better. I am exceedingly pleased.
|On May 10, 2015, MattW1969 Fremont, OH wrote:
I received my plants within two days of shipping. Plants were in really good shape, very healthy. I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future. Highly recommended.
|On May 8, 2015, bluebuster77 Belmont, CA wrote:
Posted on March 28, 2014, updated May 8, 2015
On March 14th, 2014, bluebuster77 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I\'m still not sure my real rating on this nursery. Selection are awesome as I mentioned previously. Packaging/shipping excellent. Communication great. Prices are ok. Size of plants not so much impress. Max 2\" sprout in quart size pot. Not very looking great but for sure I will make these grow. Which means I add more effort on what I paid for. Not trying to make clematis garden, just collecting few rare variety sometimes. So I wouldn\'t worry or bad feeling on what I received.
On March 28th, 2014, bluebuster77 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I have only two years experienced of clematis, so needs to learn more about trick of clematis. As soon as sun shine and warmer weather arrived, that 2\" sprouts reaching 1\' now. I needs bigger space! Thanks for the feedback
On May 8th, 2015, bluebuster77 added the following:
I'm still think positive about this nursery even I had some disappointment. Plants were great, email communication regarding of changes was awesome, packaging also flawless and plants selection is better than elsewhere but I requested the date not to sent plants for my international vacation, unfortunately they sent me the date exactly I requested. I try to manage from abroad, very difficult for me to gave instruction to inexperienced neighbor. Luckily plants were ok. I have to think twice next time ordering.
On May 8, 2015, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2014 7:06 AM, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
Thank you for coming back to Brushwood! I have reviewed your orders. Please note that you've ordered and received your plants each year just as the shipping season has opened. All of our clematis are cut back hard over winter. Each variety will be different in its response time to spring but all will be very short at the beginning of the season. Many will sprout only from the buds under the soil surface.
|On Apr 16, 2015, justkristy Palestine, TX wrote:
I ordered 2 clematis from Brushwood after purchasing about 8, last year, from another vendor. There is no comparison to the size of the root balls. Brushwood's were about three times as large, and the cost difference really wasn't that significant because I purchased them on special. They shipped very quickly and judging by the size, were ready to be planted in ground and did not require TLC for a year in the pot ghetto as my others did.
|On Apr 2, 2015, floria Athens, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on May 9, 2008, updated April 2, 2015
On June 4th, 2009, floria added the following:
Just wanted to add that I ordered again 5 Clematis and 1x Lonicera tragophylla from Brushwood Nursery. They look even better than the ones I ordered last year - lots of foliage, and they thrive in the ground (I planted them about a month ago).
On April 2nd, 2015, floria added the following:
Several years and many vines later, we moved from Pennsylvania to Georgia, leaving the plants behind.
I just received my first order since I moved: 5 Clematis, 4 roses, and 3 Lonicera. Excellent packing; plants in excellent shape; email confirmation of order; email message upon shipping. Very professional. I could not be happier ordering from Dan at Brushwood and hope to do so for many more years.
|On Mar 19, 2015, itsmesue Canton, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on June 16, 2014, updated March 19, 2015
On March 19th, 2015, itsmesue changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
Neither one of the clematis made it through the summer.
I was worried that was going to happen, due to how the plants looked when they arrived.
Their pictures look really nice with pretty colors, but if the plants are so small and frail that they don't live the first summer (didn't even make it till winter to see if they live through it), it is not worth paying money for plants that are not going to live or do well.
They were planted correctly and taken care of right. The other clematis I got from an other supplier did wonderful
On Mar 19, 2015, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 19, 2015 7:19 PM, Brushwood Nursery responded with:
We're always sad to hear when customers don't have a positive experience with our plants from the very start. In this case, I think the plants had probably been cut back (as we do several times each spring on most crops) recently so they may have appeared "small" on arrival. The true measure of a clematis for planting is the condition of the root system and I think the reader can see from other comments below that we strive to send well developed plants all the time. Unfortunately, when someone sets out with the notion that a plant is frail, it can easily become a self-fulfilling prediction.
|On Jun 17, 2014, onegoodman1955 wrote:
Posted on May 30, 2013, updated June 17, 2014
On June 17th, 2014, onegoodman1955 added the following:
I ordered 5 more Clems this 2014. As always, packaging and quality is the best. Almost all of the Clems survived last winter which isn't the case with many of my other perennials.
|On Jun 7, 2014, exfed Germantown, TN wrote:
Recently ordered some clematis vines as a first-time order. Was very pleased with the individual attention from Ron, the owner, for his personal service and some advise he gave me. The plants arrived promptly, very well packed, and looking healthy with large rootballs. I will be sure to order from them again in the future . Excellent service and products at a fair price. This company is a winner!
|On May 27, 2014, robeezee3 Englishtown, NJ wrote:
Posted on May 25, 2006, updated May 27, 2014
On May 27th, 2014, robeezee3 added the following:
Recently ordered two ground nut vines. Plants arrived in excellent shape. One was subsequently dug up by a raccoon (I suspect he smelled the dilute fish emulsion fertilizer I used when I planted it), but I replanted it and trimmed it back and it seems to be doing well.
This is a great nursery.
|On May 23, 2014, tjessup Mount Airy, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I don't usually leave feedback, but yesterday I received my order from Brushwood Nursery and I was so impressed that I had to leave feedback (since I found Brushwood Nursery through Dave's Garden).
|On May 16, 2014, rdtjr05 Franklin, TN wrote:
Ordered three vines - Parthenocissus henryana, Passiflora incarnata Alba, and Clematis Bourbon. Have not been in a position to mail order in some time but I am so glad I did.
|On May 14, 2014, evansb Buffalo, NY wrote:
Received healthy plants that were well packed.
|On May 6, 2014, divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on May 2, 2012, updated May 6, 2014
On May 6th, 2014, divvajacko added the following:
still great. I have ordered 2 clematis and they were in great health. I keep ordering here.
|On May 2, 2014, floradora Astoria, NY (Zone 7b) wrote:
The 5 clematis I ordered arrived at the beginning of April. They were huge and packed so carefully that it looked like they came from just across the street. When I unpacked the last one (HF Young) I was stunned how beautiful it was because it was full of blooms! They are all in the ground happily growing and now I am enjoying Daniel Deronda's blooms. If I can squeeze another plant into my tiny urban yard I will definitely order from them again.
|On Mar 29, 2014, Patty57 Wake Forest, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
Received multiple plants from Dan at Brushwood: clematis, jasmine and a rose. All arrived very well; great packing as well as communication in re of the shipping times and tracking. The plants were very healthy and strong root growth were exhibited. Would definitely order from Brushwood again.
|On Oct 26, 2013, rosada Cedar Falls, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:
Love this Clematis jouiniana praecox..... arrived fast, well packaged.
|On Sep 21, 2013, VA_GARDEN Hood, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I was pleasantly surprised when I received an E-mail letting me know a previously out of stock item was available, a really nice feature on the Web site. The order shipped quickly, shipping cost was reasonable, the packaging was great, and the plants are healthy.
|On Sep 5, 2013, iykim Hillsborough, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
I have ordered from Brushwood (gardenvines.com) three times in the past, and I have always received very high-quality clematis and climbing roses. The plants are doing very well in my flower bed as well as containers. The plants are sizeable and arrive healthy. I was so pleased with the quality of the past orders, I just submitted an order for more clematis and climbing roses. I am looking forward to receiving these.
|On Jun 13, 2013, angelica101 Stephens City, VA wrote:
I have purchased several clematis vines from this company and I would never go any where else! This is a high quality operation with very reasonable prices and excellent service. This morning UPS delivered three of the most healthy and strong looking vines that anyone could ever wish to receive.. I purchased a montana Rubens for my pergola, a Jackmanii for my front porch and an Anita for my back fence. Last fall I purchased a yellow Clematis Tangutica which wintered perfectly and is beginning to take off and is finding its way up my back steps archway. I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend Brushwood Nursery
|On Jun 7, 2013, Gracye Warrenton, VA wrote:
Outstanding communication, selection and web site design. Shipping was $10.75 US Priority mail for two plants. The packing and quality of the two clematis was top-rate, and the speed of delivery was, too!
|On May 26, 2013, dem2rd Naugatuck, CT (Zone 5a) wrote:
I went a little crazy this winter with mail-ordering! I was tired of the tried and true clematis selections of the nurseries in the state of Conn. So....online I went, and I have to say I was exceptionally pleased with my experience at Brushwood. Easy to use site, reasonable prices and shipping charges(although is there ever a good shipping charge?). The orders, there were two, made months apart, arrived the same day in awesome shape, really large root systems, green lush healthy foliage, much larger than the small pots that some other mail-order companies ship. There was great communication from the company, including tracking info. I would give this company the highest rating.
|On May 25, 2013, Elaine789 Montgomery, AL wrote:
Ordered 2 Silver Veined creeper vines. Arrived exactly when promised and they were beautiful & they are thriving! Best packing I've ever received.
|On May 14, 2013, ka2064 Druid Hills, GA wrote:
1st time ordering from Brushwood and thrilled with plants. They arrived promptly and were packed well. They had to wait a week for me to decide exactly where to place them and dig through the clay, amend soil and such but they're looking very pleased - pinched back a tad but recovered perfectly with much growth already. Great communication, prices & plants! Highly recommend :-)
|On Apr 26, 2013, Missourimud Stella, MO wrote:
I just received my order of the healthiest, best packed plants Imaginable. The catalog on line is easy to use with great service and reasonable shipping costs. No wonder they are a top rated company. I already am making out my next order. Thanks Brushwood Nursery
|On Apr 18, 2013, esanita TYASKIN, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
Superb plants, superb packaging. Don't hesitate to order from the.
|On Apr 15, 2013, pbtxlady Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Ordered three clematis from Brushwood--Niobe and 2 Josephines. Josephine was the weekly sale, so the price was great. I am happy with everything about this order. The vines are a nice size. They arrived well-packed in good condition, ready to take off. They've been here about a week and all three have grown about 8 inches already.