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|On May 12, 2016, cheyotto Rockland, MA wrote:
Thanks to a member named, coriaceous, I decided to buy from Palatine. I ordered from 5 different online shops. These roses by far came in the heartiest and sturdiest. They are much more mature than the rest. They were packaged impeccably. I will report back as my beauty's mature. Definitely throw in the couple extra bucks to order from here. I am thankful to all the people who wrote reviews as it helped me determine where to buy this year. The other places I ordered from were Chamblees (very young roses, but packaged nice), Witherspoon (ordered one China Doll Tree Rose, packaged great, had growth, and hearty), Jackson & Perkins (All tree roses, packaged great, dormant, starting to see very little grown), Edmunds (great packaging, healthy, received this first and already see growth). I'm not an advanced rose-grower, I'd say I'm intermediate. I live in Southeastern Massachusetts and am hoping for the best that I can have my own rose garden. I've been successful with perennials and they have all been translated elsewhere for my 30-40 roses.
|On Apr 30, 2015, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
I just received my spring order, 15 roses. All were healthy, hydrated, and huge---I wasn't expecting such large roots. Customer service was friendly and efficient. And this is one of the few places where US gardeners can get disease-resistant Kordes roses, so much nicer than Knockouts.
|On May 25, 2014, PaulineMary Victoria,
Great company run by a family who genuinely care about their customers and their products. Had several helpful conversations with Rachel and Rachel's Dad (sorry, senior moment on the gentleman's name).
|On Feb 4, 2014, bluebuster77 Belmont, CA wrote:
Posted on April 1, 2012, updated February 4, 2014
On February 4th, 2014, bluebuster77 added the following:
I purchased again this year from Palatine and flawless transaction. Only trick on purchasing canadian roses is that better buy in fall. Usually our rose season starts on end of December or early January but that time I cannot request roses from Canada to shipped until end of February or March. So I ordered in Fall and slight protected them, roses look fine and leaves out as US roses. This is a first time ever I grows bare root in Fall. Another benefit is that I can get more selection than Spring order. I hope they offer more european varieties which are not available in US. I'm wishing Black Magic HT and Summer Song DA..please!
|On Jun 20, 2013, KillarneyISH Prospect, KY wrote:
I had not bought roses from Palatine before, but was looking for Kordes roses and wanted to give them a try. I ordered five Kordes bare root rose bushes this spring. The staff were very helpful and responsive to my questions. Each bush arrived in excellent shape, with multiple canes and the best root systems I have ever seen on bare root roses. The bushes leafed out immediately, and are now in bloom a little over two months after planting. I will never order roses from anyone else.
|On May 10, 2012, John2112 Seattle, WA wrote:
Everything was positve here. Customer service, timely responses and above all, giant roses. What I really appreciate most about the 4 roses I ordered was the giant root systems and clean grafts. The multiflora understock seemed to grow right up to the bud union, without the telltale 2 inch gap you sometimes get when roses are grafted onto Dr. Huey. All canes were nice as well. The roses are growing nicely now, and I anticipate them becoming very large and healthy plants. Already have my next order in for fall shipping.
|On May 4, 2012, LadyAssassin Belleville, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:
I had a bit of trouble trying to sign in on their website to place my order, mostly because I was using an older browser. I emailed Rachel and she was amazing enough to take my order right then through email. Communication was fast and efficient. I asked for a shipment in late April so she put in April 30th for me, but was more than willing to change it to the 23rd if that was too late. Rachel is great to work with !
|On Mar 5, 2012, bambiatthelake Streetman, TX wrote:
I ordered my roses from Palatine this year based on the varieties they had available, and the glowing comments on this website. I always read reviews of online companies, there are just so many that the experience of others is important when selecting a new one to deal with. Well, my roses arrived this week and they were beautiful. They were large, with lots of roots, and nice sized canes, and very healthy looking. I had occasion to deal with customer service and they were friendly and responsive. I will definitely order from them again. I can't wait until my roses start to bloom!
|On Apr 16, 2010, celestialrose Belmont, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
I just received and planted my very first order from Palatine.
|On Jan 1, 2010, msdirt halifax,
I have ordered roses from Palatine for the last two years and have just placed my order for this coming spring. I have several hundred roses on my property and have used many suppliers for pot grown and bare root roses. These are the best quality bare roots I have ever purchased---large, healthy canes and root systems. The service is great and the selections are wonderful.
|On Apr 24, 2009, evanpowens Princeton Junction, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
Superb ordering experience. Best, most substantial root system that I have ever seen on a mail order rose...way better that David Austin or J&P. Great customer service via email in resolving an issue with my credit card (my fault not theirs).
|On Oct 3, 2008, divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I'm a member of the Western Reserve Rose Society. My club orders from Palatine's every Fall. I've done this for two years (and will this year as well). The quality is first class. Their roses out bloomed and out classed my other roses IN THEIR FIRST YEAR.
On November 19th, 2008, divvajacko added the following:
I just received 6 roses from Palatine's. Fantastic. These roses are so much healthier than what I've received from other companies. I highly recommend them.
Note : I purchased these roses and have planted them in November. I live in Northeast Ohio outside of Cleveland. Because these roses survived Canandian winters this works out very well. I should have a headstart on Spring.
|On Aug 10, 2008, cattjovi Richmond Hill, GA wrote:
What can I say that hasn't been said before about this wonderful company. My order was beautifully shipped. Roses were amazing. Huge canes and I couldn't be more pleased with their customer service.
On November 26th, 2008, cattjovi added the following:
Just received my fall order and couldn't be happier. This company gets my highest rating.
|On May 19, 2008, Kassia Framingham, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Absolutely fantastic roses... I am really impressed on how huge the roots and how huge the canes... and they were not hard to plant at all... Really great customer service!
|On Apr 20, 2008, DriftingDude Charleston, SC wrote:
I recently received my first order from this company and all the bare root roses arrived very healthy. The root system was huge with strong canes. Also, the customer service was excellent. A big thumbs up!
|On Apr 7, 2008, shihtzumom Pearisburg, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
My first order from Palatine's came last week. They were the largest bare root roses I've ever purchased. Healthy, fast shipping, friendly service and I changed my order a couple of times but they were very friendly each time.
|On Mar 17, 2008, jojomood Saint Joseph, MO wrote:
I have ordered roses from Palatine three times now and I am in absolute awe at the fabulous quality of the bareroots I have received from them every time. The root systems are huge and uncut. There are alot of little hairy feeler roots still attached which is excellent because they start soaking up the water first thing when the rose is planted. The stems are plump, thick, and dark green and well hydrated showing no signs of wrinkling or disease. The price is very fair for the quality of the rose I receive from them. They seem to specialize in Kordes roses but do have many other breeders roses as well. I hope that they continue to add to their catalog with more exhibition type hybrid teas, grandiflora's, floribunda's, and mini's.
On August 4th, 2009, jojomood added the following:
I ordered three climbers from Palatine this Spring--Salita, Harlekin, and Roberta Bondar.
All three bareroots arrived as scheduled and I was amazed at the quality of these bareroots. They are easily the best bareroot roses I have ever received from anyone, anywhere. I planted them immediately after recieving them and letting them soak for 24 hours in a QuikStart/Water mix even though they really were still good and moist and showed no signs of dryness at all. Each one had at least 6 huge beautiful plump canes and huge root systems that were to die for. All three roses broke dormancy with ease and have continued to grow so vigorously that I am amazed.
I do think that the price of the roses and the cost of shipping is a little higher than most, but the quality of the roses you receive from Palatine really make the difference very minimal. You realy get your money's worth when ordering from Palatine.
And of course their customer service cannot be beat by anyone. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful and completely honest with the customer which I really appreciate.
All in all, there just are no better bareroot roses available from anywhere on the continent.
If you haven't tried ordering from Palatine you are really missing out on a good thing.
The only thing I can even think is negative is that they still need to expand their selection some more. However, at the rate they are expanding their availability of roses it won't be long until they are on an even ground with other on-line nurseries in just a short time.
|On Feb 3, 2008, Lynnette Courtenay,
This is an organic rose nursery which is specializing in the Kordes ADR roses. These are roses that have high disease resistance and many blooms. Most are floribundas but many are also hybrid teas. They are excellent for organic growers and have been bred as Germany has now not allowed any cosmetic chemicals to be used in gardening. I have many of them and can tell you that in my garden they are disease free and very vigorous.
|On Nov 20, 2007, Calif_Sue Northern California,
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:
I ordered three roses and selected ground transportation, from Canada to Calif. I was a bit worried but figured with the cooler weather, they would be fine. Upon arrival, despite having been in transit for a week, the roses were packaged so nicely that the roots were still moist and look fresh and healthy. The plants themselves were amazingly large, certainly compared to what one finds in the box stores.
|On Nov 17, 2007, bleepy West Islip, NY wrote:
Got my five Kordes roses from them this week. They are nice and big any happy! The representatives of the company are a pleasure to work with. They really go the extra mile. Can't wait for the growing season!
|On Jun 27, 2007, Eglantyne Gardiner, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
Ordered from Palatine for the first time a few months ago and was very impressed by their friendly customer service,willingness to change one of my selections on my order.
|On Jun 14, 2007, Athenainwi Madison, WI wrote:
I ordered three roses in Fall/winter 2006. Two of the roses were sent as requested in April 2007. They were wonderful, huge bareroots. The third rose was too small to ship, but will be shipped next year. The two roses sent are doing very well and one is on its fifth bloom already. I am very happy with the quality of their roses and am already planning a list for next year.
|On Apr 5, 2007, deklee Philadelphia, PA wrote:
These are the best bareroots I have ever seen and it's not even close! Nice selection as well. Highly recommended
|On Apr 4, 2007, Mary1NYS Sherrill, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
Wow! I just recd 7 bareroot roses with the biggest roots I have ever seen. I do not think they will fit in the pots I had planned for them! Nice healthy canes too! They even sent me an e-mail to tell me the shipping was delayed by one day. Wow..some vendors you dont even know when they will ship! Looking forward to watching these babies grow!
|On Mar 18, 2007, The_Morden_Man Ontario,
I will second the acknowledgement here on the fantastic quality of Palatine's bareroot roses. I will further add that this family owned and operated business is a true pleasure to conduct business with. They are immensely accomodating, friendly and knowledgeable about the roses they grow.
|On Feb 21, 2007, Nigella Wilmington,
United States wrote:
I have been growing roses in this location for more than ten years. I have about 250+ roses (who is counting? :-)
|On Feb 19, 2007, Zuzu Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I've been buying bare-root roses for decades, and these are the very best I've ever bought. They're even better than anything I've ever chosen for myself at local nurseries after picking through all of the plants available.
|On Feb 19, 2007, steph_gem San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
First of all the people were so friendly which always a big plus.