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|On Apr 24, 2004, tamarava Chesapeake, VA wrote:
First time I ordered from this company.The customer service email was very good,I didn't have to wonder about anything...confirmation,shipping date,etc.The order was shipped out fast and the rose was healthy (and properly pruned for shipment!).The rose seems to be settling in well.Will keep this eastcoast grower in mind for my next order.Tamarava
|On Mar 23, 2004, DaveintheATL wrote:
As a novice rose grower I was very impressed with the customer service and the two roses I ordered. the Double Delight and Felicia were very healthy plants and are already outperforming the other roses I purchased from a subsequent competitor (well known Texas grower).
|On Nov 7, 2003, patricia43 wrote:
I ordered from them for winter/spring delivery of 2003. I received my roses, one of which was mislabeled. They told me they did not have that particular rose in stock, but would send it this coming season (2004). The roses that I got have done extremely well. Great big, healthy bare-roots and own-root roses. Two of the roses I ordered did not make it through their freeze and as the check had already been mailed, they promptly refunded me. I will order from them again as I know that anything that mother nature did was not their fault and I have gotten many mislabeled plants for nurseries before who never even mentioned a refund or swapping the plant, on the contrary.
|On Oct 23, 2003, Hippychick wrote:
Ashdowns is a first rate vendor.
|On Aug 16, 2003, Lynnette Courtenay,
It is always a pleasure to deal with a company that cares about it's customers. Have ordered twice from this company and the roses were sent accross the boarder into Canada. All arrived in excellent condition (both bare roots and budded) and all are doing well. Ashdown is a first rate rose nursery.
|On Aug 11, 2003, BobGale Belmont, MA wrote:
I am very happy with my first order from Ashdown. Plants were well sized (esp. the 3 gallon potted) and are all thriving. Awesome selection of OGR and hard to find varieties. Many options on sizes and grafted vs. own root.
|On Aug 5, 2003, icy Buford, GA wrote:
Wonderful staff. A fairly nice selection. The plants were a bit smaller than my ussual rose place. Some were way smaller.
|On Jun 20, 2003, jann Mogadore, OH wrote:
I ordered own root roses from Ashdown last spring.Roses were packaged well.A year latter one rose was incorrectly identified,while several aren't thriving as well as the roses I ordered from other companies.
On May 22nd, 2006, jann changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
This is the third year I've ordered roses from Ashdown and it will be the last. I received Compassion in a 2 gallon pot which was a one stick wonder (6-7 inches high)The price of the 2 gallon was $16.95 plus shipping.As far as I'm concerned someone stuck a band in a 2 gallon pot! If I had wanted to purchase bands I would have ordered from another vendor.
|On Apr 26, 2003, oldroser wrote:
I was surprised when the roses arrived and were unpacked. Three out of four are in full leaf and bud with some color on the once-blooming damask, Amanda Patenotte. It's still early spring here and roses are over a month away! The one bare-root plant was husky and had already started to break dormancy. The one gallon size of potted roses are beautiful, stocky plants. This is the third time I've ordered from Ashdown and I've always been pleased with their bushes which arrive in excellent condition.
|On Apr 16, 2003, gardengirl007 wrote:
I received a number of potted roses from Ashdown this past fall. All are thriving and just gorgeous. This is a company that really knows its stuff.
|On Apr 11, 2003, steelecopywiz wrote:
DEFINITELY TWO THUMBS WAY UP.
On April 30th, 2003, steelecopywiz added the following:
UPDATE: Still worth ordering from but BEWARE. It's been around 3 weeks since my shipment from Ashdown and my enthusiasm for them has dampened a bit. When transplanting I found rootballs very disappointing in size. Very small for the amount of foliage growth. Most shrubs that arrived in bud couldn't sustain flowering through transplanting as a result.
If you order from these folks be sure to transplant immediately. It would be easy to overwater in the containers they arrive in if you base watering on the "size" of the plant (rather than the size of the root ball.)
Ashdown is still worthwhile ordering from, but only if you can't get what you want from Roses Unlimited, also located in South Carolina.
|On Sep 4, 2002, melvatoo Denton, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have had many dealings with this Company. In the Spring I ordered a number of bare root roses from them, the plants were large, with a very well developed, root system, I was very pleased with the plants. I got primarily, OGR's and I believe, I purchased 27 of them. Of the 27, 5 of them did not awaken from dormancy, I told them of this, and they were replaced, with container roses. I was very pleased. I now have a garden full of Ashdown Roses, and I have another Fall order, expected, any day. (they stopped shipping, in the heat of the Summer) they are scheduled, to resume shipping, shortly.
|On Apr 1, 2001, aduverre wrote:
Ashdown is a fairly new nursery specializing in Old Garden Roses (OGRs). It offers an amazingly varied selection of all-time favorites and really hard-to-find lesser-knowns. Two particular highlights of my first experience with Ashdown:  Very knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive customer service -- which in my experience is all too rare these days in the entire nursery biz whether mail-order or local; and  Seven large, beautifully healthy roses, packed and shipped (bare root) to arrive in perfect shape. As of April 2001 there's only spring ordering-shipping, but Ashdown does accept orders for next spring season and does plan to add fall ordering-shipping within a couple of years. Prices are good and shipping cost is surprisingly reasonable considering the recent increases from all carriers. I definitely encourage anyone who loves old / species / shrub roses -- often incredibly difficult to find locally -- to give Ashdown a try.