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|On Feb 21, 2007, mad4roses Georgetown, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I received 3 uniformly healthy Mrs. B.R. Cant and the much-coveted Lamarque for the big arbor today. I'm very pleased with my new roses, as always. I appreciate the extra care they take in packing the roses for shipping, too. They're also always willing to talk to inquisitive idiots such as myself, and the best part about that is their staff knows their roses. ARE is so good, it's almost not worth writing another positive review here as it quickly gets lost in a sea of satisfaction. But it does provide a record of their consistently superior quality through the years and they certainly earn the praise.
|On Feb 16, 2007, cottonfarm Midlothian, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I called them, ordered and received my two selections in three days. They have excellent customer service and are very knollegable about their roses, so you can ask for their recomendations for your site and soil type.
|On Feb 13, 2007, rootroof Palo Alto, CA wrote:
After searching locally for lady banks yellow roses, I found a great price here, even with shipping costs. The plants arrived promptly & are big, healthy & hardy.
|On Jan 14, 2007, pinkroselane Mcpherson, KS wrote:
I ordered roses from three different places last year and I was by far the happiest with my Zephirine Drouhin from ARE. Delivery was fast, packaging was exceptional and the plant was the largest compared to the other companies that I dealt with. The Zephirine Drouhin that I had ordered from Jung the year before was miniscule compared to this plant (and it died, too)! This year, I'll only order from one company-ARE.
|On Nov 7, 2006, vossner Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I finally had the pleasure of visiting this nursery and getting some of their roses. Also attended propagation and composting lectures. Their fine reputation is well deserved. Will definitely buy from them again, just as soon as I create some more beds.
|On Oct 27, 2006, AndyGram Herndon, VA wrote:
I received two plants from Antique Rose Emporium this year, my first time ordering from this company.
|On Oct 21, 2006, trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
i've ordered twice from this company in the past month. the roses are grown in a true 2 gallon container, have a good root system in place and look extremely healthy. they are larger than any i've gotten from other rose breeders by far. i have limited experience with others, so i can't say these would be the largest online roses available. the packing is terrific, shipping is fast and you can pick your ship date. i also really like their selection of tough and hardy texas roses. i will order again from them!
On November 21st, 2006, trackinsand added the following:
i just have to add that these tough texas roses are doing so well. i have blooms upon blooms and am just thrilled with my selections. if anyone is looking for hardy roses, check out the texas pioneer roses offered by this company.
|On Sep 15, 2006, wickerparker Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered only one rose from this company, but I can tell you it seems a very healthy plant, arrived exactly when I'd requested and in perfect condition. I'm not that experienced with buying roses online, but when I have ordered elsewhere in the past, that company shipped bare root and had a minimum purchase requirement. ARE seems an especially good choice if, like me, you only need a plant or two.
|On Jul 15, 2006, ceejaytown The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I am fortunate to live close enough to make the drive (about 1 1/2 hours) when I purchase from the ARE. And I have made the drive many times, because it is well worth it. The grounds are a beautiful tribute to cottage gardens. And the roses - well the roses are in great shape. I recently purchased three Lafters, the runts of the litter - the last ones left. They didn't look great, but I know the ARE and I knew they would be just fine. They are more than just fine - they are fantastic. In two months they have more than tripled in size, are blooming like crazy, and healthy as can be. This is not a big impersonal operaton; it is "family" style with some of the nicest, most helpful people I've ever dealt with. You can't go wrong when you purchase from the ARE.
|On Jun 18, 2006, vabyvlue Taylorsville, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I absolutely love this company. I have been ordering from them for years. I ordered some plants in spring and have just ordered some more for the fall. Thank you very much!!!
|On Jun 3, 2006, cmabbott Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
Packaging is excellent. The roses are large, bushy, and perky, in large pots (which I'm sure helped them travel in the heat without wilting). Many plants were listed as sold out since I ordered so late in the season, but still found 2 climbers that fit my needs. To top it all, I think that the plant prices and the shipping (while not bargain basement) are much less than many other suppliers. I will order again from this company.
|On Jun 1, 2006, DCUrbanGardener Washington, DC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I placed an order for the 'New Dawn' climber after a previous order from another nursery didn't come out of dormancy. Since this particular cultivar has been sold out at the other nursery, I thought I would check ARE out. I emailed them asking when if I had missed the last shipping date, as it was mid-May, and they told me to place the order as soon as possible.
|On Apr 28, 2006, terri1106 La Vergne, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
Wow. This company really delivers a great product! Their shipping was excellent and the plants arrived looking healthy. The roses were larger that I have ever received through the mail and they have taken off and already bloomed for me despite my delay in planting them in the garden.
|On Apr 22, 2006, Corneliabloom wrote:
I bought roses from Antique Rose Emporium several years ago and was elated with how healthy they have been! Over the last couple of years, I have sent rose bushes as gifts to my mother-in-law in Utah and to my sister in North Carolina. Both reported how pleased they were with the shipments and have sent photos of the now growing bushes and vines. They have used this company to give gifts of their own. ARE will continue to be my source for roses. Well worth the money!
|On Apr 21, 2006, berrygirl Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I just rec'd a rose from ARE today via UPS. This is my first time buying from this Co. The rose is slightly damaged as the box seemed to have been turned upside down. All the dirt was at the top of the box and all over the rose leaves. The papers, invoices and catalog were soggy and dirty as well. The rose wasn't too fresh and was wilted- looks like it took a long time to get to me.
|On Apr 18, 2006, rosephan Hopatcong, NJ wrote:
All in all very nice plants and well packaged. One of the penelopes had only a few leaves on it, but the company said it should develop more to replace the ones that dropped in transit. Only problem I had with them is that that shipped one week too early, but the roses appear to be doing good. Very courteous customer support.
|On Apr 17, 2006, rosesgalore Delta, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:
Great experience. Ordered 5 roses, and they were in beautiful condition when they arrived. However, one was the incorrect color. I telephoned them to request an exchange - they told me to keep the rose, with their compliments, and sent me the correct plant free of charge.
|On Apr 9, 2006, DeerPhobic Gig Harbor, WA wrote:
Add my voice to the chorus of cheering fans. I have been delighted with my past purchases from ARE and, as soon as I figure out a way to keep those darn deer out of my new garden, will definitely be placing another order.
|On Apr 2, 2006, ooiholmes Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
I spoke to a gentleman on a Friday to place my order for 2 roses.
|On Mar 29, 2006, petit_potager wrote:
ARE offers exemplary plants, packaging and service. Over 200 of their cultivars are cavorting in my garden like a gathering of pretty hussies shamelessly flaunting themselves, stopping traffic and causing others to gasp and whisper over their immodesty.
|On Mar 25, 2006, kristinab Denton, TX wrote:
I have nothing but positive things to say about ARE. They have a large selection of own-root roses, and a very informative website. The roses arrive quickly, well-packaged and healthy. Customer service is very helpful. My roses have always been shipped on the date I requested.
|On Mar 24, 2006, margu Los Angeles, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I've just got to add my two cents here. I've now planted ten roses from ARE, and I can't extol their virtues enough. The roses arrive big and healthy, and they start growing immediately! One of them, "Moonlight" I think, in less than a year has already grown about 8 feet up into a fig tree. Only one plant died, and that was because the soil ball fell off of the roots as I was planting it, but I sent in the tag and they immediately replaced it. If I had a bigger garden I'd buy 100 more!!
|On Mar 19, 2006, jamie68 Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I am really happy with the roses I got from ARE! They were good sized, especially for own-root roses, and had really big root systems. I wish some of the other own-root rose nurseries grew them to this size before shipping!! I would order from them a LOT more were it not for their higher than most shipping charges. I do go to them, however, when none of the nurseries with more reasonable shipping have the rose I am looking for. The Antique Rose Emporium does have an amazing selection! The packaging is also really well done - not so much as a broken leaf, let alone root or cane.
|On Feb 15, 2006, LI_Rose (Zone 6b) wrote:
ARE has a great selection of large own-root roses sold as potted plants. Every rose I've ordered from ARE over the years has been exceptional and is now thriving in my garden. Orders have always arrived precisely at the time I was careful to select during the ordering process, and customer service has been top-notch.
|On Dec 16, 2005, mchl Saratoga Springs,
United States wrote:
I've ordered dozens of roses from the Antique Rose Emporium. All large and healthy, unlike the stock of few other antique rose growers I could name. They are always always my first choice, when they have the variety I'm looking for.
|On Dec 9, 2005, ladyisle Bohemia, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have ordered a couple of times from ARE. The roses are nice, but I am not impressed with their customer service. I called on several ocassions to ask cultural questions. Not only did I not get a helpful answer, but it appeared that the person on the other end didn't really care. Oh well-there are many other companies to choose from. Another one in the same state as a matter of fact, who are not only less expensive, but offer better service with more helpful staff.
|On Oct 25, 2005, Desertdenial5 Tolleson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:
I ordered a Green Rose and it arrived within a week of placing the order. The packaging was great. It was a decent size for the price.
|On Oct 4, 2005, admodeva Dutton, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered Enchantress, Pink Rosette, Souvenir de la Malmaison and Hermosa from here. They shipped the order when they promised, and a few weeks ago I found an incredibly huge box on the doorstep. Only 4 roses inside, but I could barely lift it they were so big. Their shipping is really not that bad either. Roses were so healthy, I found Hermosa and Enchantress blooming beautifully today. I can see why this place has so many positive remarks.
|On Aug 23, 2005, afr Dallas, TX wrote:
The ARE website is exceptionally well organized in helping customers choose the roses they like for their own hardiness zone. I was very impressed to discover that one could specify the month and week of desired delivery when placing the order.
|On Jul 13, 2005, Yankee_Rosarian Cary, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I purchased four roses from ARE this year. ARE is one of four companies from which I purchased roses this year. By far, ARE was the best supplier, the roses came as noted, in EXCELLENT health and have thrived in unquestionable fashion. I will continue to buy from this company in the future and recommend it to anyone interesed in antique roses!
|On Jun 23, 2005, Moonglow Corte Madera, CA wrote:
Ditto on the superb packing, timely shipping, and most of all - - - HEALTHY roses!
|On Jun 2, 2005, paani Saint Louis, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
Purchased two roses which were shipped promptly in their incomparable packaging. They had a fair bit of blackspot, and what looked like some mildew. One was smaller than the other, and more infected. Looked like it might remain the runt. They warned on their site that blackspot could develop in shipping. Still I was a bit skeptical - after all, this variety wasn't supposed to be bothered by blackspot at all, one of the reasons I'd chosen it!
|On May 21, 2005, dakotaroser Kingston, NH wrote:
Ordered several ROSES from this company in March and ROSES arrived here in Kingston, NH from Texas the week I had asked for them, in perfect condition. They are by far the largest, healthiest of all the companies I had dealth with this year. This is my first year growing roses so I have many different types of roses in different sizes and conditions!, but I trusted the feed back of Daves Garden members. I'm not dissapointed. UPS has a track record of hurling the boxes down ramps at lightning speed so you wonder what you going to get if a mishap occurs but they were packaged by a company that cares about your satisfaction. There are other rose companies that are excellent as well, but this company so far has impressed me most. I will order from them next year and tell my friends and associates abouth this great company.
|On May 17, 2005, daintybess38 Utica, MI wrote:
What a great company to deal with. I ordered two climbe'rs, and was very impressed by the size. The packaging was excellent. I will definately order from Antique Rose Emporium again. Daintybess38
|On May 10, 2005, celestialrose Belmont, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
Because of all the positive feedback about this company I placed an order way back in October for spring delivery and spent the long winter months daydreaming of the day I would get my roses. So when the UPS truck pulled into my driveway yesterday I was like a kid at Christmas! I had no fears, because I trusted everyone's feedback here, and I was not disappointed! Its a long way from Texas to New Hampshire, but the roses looked remarkably good for being in boxes for a week...all bushy, green and healthy. The packaging was terrific, and the soil was still moist. By the way, I placed another order with them prior to receiving this order, so I should be getting more roses soon! This is a first-rate company, so deserving of the many positive ratings it has received....you can order from them with complete confidence as I did!
On July 1st, 2005, celestialrose added the following:
I would like to put in another good word for this excellent company because I am so pleased and happy with the roses I received from them! Immediately after receiving my roses in May, the weather turned unseasonably cold and rainy...seemed as though the entire month it rained, and the temps. were below normal. I worried about these roses from Texas, since they had just been shipped from where it is warm and dry. For the whole month, they either just sulked or lost a good deal of their leaves, and I was getting discouraged...then suddenly, we got some sunshine and they not only started growing new leaves by leaps and bounds, but right now ALL of them are blooming their heads off, and have been completely disease-free....I have never had to spray. This goes to show that this company grows and sends out the most vigorous, healthiest and most well-established ownroots anywhere. The only complaint I have is that they don't carry very many of the roses I can grow in zone 4.....otherwise, I would order from them exclusively! They are the best!
On June 4th, 2006, celestialrose added the following:
Here it is, one year later, and my experience with the Antique Rose Emporium is still absolutely flawless. I LOVE this company! I ordered 10 more roses from ARE this year....unfortunately the weather out there in Texas was terribly HOT, so that by the time the roses arrived here in New Hampshire after being in boxes for a week, most had begun to defoliate and didn't look too chipper. Even though its a little bit disappointing when the leaves all fall off, I wasn't concerned because these roses have the best root systems of any roses I have ever received, and their plants are extremely healthy. I simply removed what few leaves remained on the plant that looked sickly, and within a few days the bushes starting pushing out new leaf buds. They are already fully leafed out and growing quickly, every single one of them. I also wanted to mention that all of my roses from ARE that I purchased last spring sailed through my zone 4 winter with no dieback. (I winter-protect somewhat, but they were so big and strong going into winter that they had no problems.) I don't know if I should publicly mention this, but I just wanted to share this tidbit.....I wrote a thankyou note to ARE to thank them for such quality roses, and in my letter I asked about their Texas Pioneer Roses because I was curious if they would do okay here in N.H., explaining that I was a little hesitant to invest in them if they weren't going to make it through my winters, but I was intrigued by them. I just wanted to know if they had any feedback from cold-zoners on these. Well, to my surprise & delight I received a box of 2 Texas Pioneer roses, with their compliments, for me to try out for myself!! Obviously, I will continue to order from ARE until they run out of roses that are hardy here!!!
|On May 4, 2005, roselovr East Hampton, NY wrote:
1. Size - the biggest own-roots
|On Apr 30, 2005, sugarlump Louisville, KY wrote:
You get what you pay for. This company knows its business. When I opened the box, I was a very happy girl. Big, healthy plants, packaged snug as a bug. Wonderful.
|On Apr 28, 2005, tmkm5370 North Haven, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:
What a fantastic company! This year I have decided to plant a few rose gardens, and after reading the reviews about Antique Rose Emporium, I decided to give them a try. I ordered 4 rose bushes and received a confirmation email almost immediately. They even sent me an email giving me the date of delivery. The plants arrived securely packed, in perfect condition, green and much larger than I expected. I will definitely order from this company again and will refer all of my gardening friends to their website.
|On Apr 23, 2005, eviestevie Austin, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
great communication and fast shipping (though i am in tx where they are located)! i was very pleased with my order, a gruss an aachen rose, which came well packed and healthy in a 1 gal pot. would gladly do business with again