On Mar 12, 2008, misty120 Warner Robins, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered a macademia nut tree (plant) and a whole list of passifloras, phormium, hibiscus, and aristolochia (pipevine) seeds. The tree (seedling) is a bit smaller than expected ($15) but extremely good looking and well packed. It arrived very fast and is a happy little champ. Then I had the pleasant surprise of finding 3 extra packets of bonus seeds, all listed for zone 8. Lori was also very responsive and helpful with my questions (emails), even AFTER I received the order.
Now I have just one concern (provided I can get the seeds to germinate LOL): will they make it outdoors in my zone 8a? All plants/seeds ordered are listed as hardy in zone 8, but subsequent research of other sites list them as 9 or even 10.
And speaking of zones: Does anyone know a RELIABLE site for zone hardiness? I find all kinds of discrepancies, sometimes as much as 2 whole zones, one nursery says zone 8, others say 10. Which one to trust? Any input anyone? I assume nurseries might push the envelope to sell their plants, but sometimes you just can not resist, the plants are exquisite and you just HAVE to try them...But at least you don't buy 10 different ones, like I did, instead, go easy with just one or two.
I would very much appreciate any info on macademia and pipevines, if any one has been successful with them in zone 8a? Thanks.
I am going to say "ditto" to what a previous customer said about Georgia Vines:
" I ordered a Bleeding Heart Vine (in March) and received the plant (less than a week later....all the way up here in Wisconsin!). The vining plant was packed so well I doubt it suffered postal handling. I especially liked how tape was wrapped around the mouth of the pot to keep soil inside, and a moist paper towel + shredding was packed around the base of the vine. "
This plant was in the best condition of any mail order plant I have ever received and larger than I had expected! I will definately order from this place again!
On Feb 22, 2008, hummer_girl Saint Louis, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have never ordered a live plant online before. Georgia Vines made the experience painless. I ordered a Bleeding Heart Vine on February 3rd and received the plant on February 6th. The vining plant was packed so well I doubt it suffered postal handling. I especially liked how tape was wrapped around the mouth of the pot to keep soil inside, and a moist paper towel + shredding was packed around the base of the vine. I followed the immediate care insturctions, to ease any stress, repotted a week after receipt, and my vine is doing great, even though St. Louis has had very few sunny days this month.
I ordered two different Asristolocia plants and they were packed extremely well, but, one had almost no root system and could probably been a new cutting at best just starting to get a couple of roots but was healthy. The other one did have a good root system. They were sent in a very timely fashion and shipping was free.
On December 11th, 2007, Gourd changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
As of date, 12-11-07, I've sent 3 e-mails regarding the plant and asked for replacement. I've not received any response from this seller. The plant did not recuperate and I landed up with one small dried stem. At 20.00 per plant, I would still like a replacement, but there seems to be no communication. I did not know whether to leave a neutral rating or not since that is not an accurate rating, so decided on Negative. I will change this if and when appropriate. On January 26th, 2008, Gourd changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I want to add that this seller has refunded me for one plant and they have sent another plant, plus a free one. I have not been able to keep the plant alive, but it could be the wrong time of year, I just don't know what to say.
They truly seem very concerned about their email problems and have tried to rectify everything. I really appreciate that.
On Jun 9, 2007, Gerris2 Wilmington, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:
I received an Aristolochia labeosa vine from Georgia Vines, and it was a robust transplant, with nice root system and active growing stems. The vendor offers rarely seen vines at reasonable prices. The plant arrived very well packed and protected that indicated the seller took a lot of time and care shipping it out, yet there was no charge for shipping. Highly recommended A+++++!
On June 5th, 2008, Gerris2 added the following:
I bought an Passiflora mollisima plant from their web site. It was smooth sailing, paid using PayPal, and got my plant within 1 week of purchase. Happy happy happy!
I sent in an order for seeds for various types of asclepias. I received my order very quickly and packaged along with my order were two "bonus" packs of seeds for two additional varieties of asclepias I had longed for but did not order. THANK YOU! I'm stratifying my seeds now and hope to have a whole batch of plants to show off! I will definitely be ordering from you again!!