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|On Jun 3, 2016, StephFigi Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Matt, the owner at High Country, has been a delight to work with. My brother and I purchased 18 roses as a 50th anniversary gift for our parents, who reside in an extreme climate - 8,500 ft. altitude in Zone 3. It's my job to help plant and make sure they thrive, and as I live at sea level, had a million questions for Matt, which he patiently and cheerily answered. We discussed ideal rose selections (of which there were many), decomposed granite 'soil' in the crystalline subalpine zone, proper amendments, short season rose growing, and growth updates on our reserved own root roses. Example: "The Morden Blush just had the most amazing bloom." My parents enjoyed reports of every conversation. We initially planned to pick up in person, then elected to ship, changed the order multiple times, combined shipping, and more, and enjoyed the 18% off Super Bowl week Peyton Manning/Denver Broncos deal. Matt even offered to deliver the roses IN PERSON over Memorial Day Weekend since he would be visiting his uncle and mother-in-law who live within a half hour of my parents' somewhat remote address. Certainly, we were in unusually close proximity, but WHO DOES THAT? High Country does, and I won't buy roses from anyone else. Period. Thank you Matt, and High Country for making my experience an absolute joy : ) you feel like family.
|On May 21, 2016, thornsandmyrtle Kalamazoo, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2016, updated May 21, 2016
On May 21st, 2016, thornsandmyrtle added the following:
It has been three weeks since my order from High Country Roses arrived (April 29, 2016), and I wanted to post an update as I am thrilled with how well my new roses are doing.
When they arrived I planted the roses in pots, the smallest being 1.8 gallons and the largest somewhere around 17-20 gallons, then mulched the tops of the pots and set them in a sheltered location to help harden them off. After a couple of days I made a stupid newbie mistake and sprayed them. I thought my poor little plants were goners, but after a whole lot of praying and leaving them alone, they are bouncing back, praise God!
Nearly all of the plants are showing signs of new growth, some of them a considerable amount. Reine des Violettes has around four new leaf sets, and Madame Pierre Oger about three. Mountain Mignonette bloomed one week after arrival and has been blooming since. Ballerina bloomed a couple of days ago, and as I type this has five lovely open blooms and fifteen buds coming along. Awakening has three large buds that should open in the near future. Marchessa Boccella also has a decent sized bud. The Fairy did have a single bloom, but it was unfortunately singed from my spraying.
Very pleased with the plants High Country Roses sent me.
|On May 5, 2016, kawand33 Lansing, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I recently ordered six roses from High Country Roses (Abraham Darby, Emily Carr, Ferdinand Pichard, Graham Thomas, Molineux, and Sentimental), and I was very happy with my order. I added the Sentimental rose later than the others and was able to combine it with my earlier order to save on shipping. I received an email when my order had shipped with tracking. All of the roses came in excellent condition. Molinex already has one rose in bloom, and I look forward to watching the others grow throughout the year. I would highly recommend this company.
|On Apr 27, 2016, DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on September 7, 2014, updated April 27, 2016
On September 7th, 2014, DonnaMack added the following:
I followed up my order above earlier this year with a request for two Gruss an Aachen. These roses have been blooming almost since arrival, and are stars in my garden. I am very happy with this company.
On April 27th, 2016, DonnaMack added the following:
I just received four very beautiful roses from Matt at High Country Roses. Two Morden Snowdrift (one with a perfectly shaped and pristine bloom), a Quadra (also with a bloom), and a rose I could find no where else, Navy Lady. They were shipped perfectly, without an ounce of soil out of place, and incredibly fresh . All 8 roses I have received from this wonderful company are among the best I have ever received, and I own close to 40 roses. The beautiful condition, the modest shipping costs, and the excellent customer service have made this my first choice for roses. One of the nice things about receiving a rose with a flower in bloom is that you can be certain that you received what you ordered. There is no doubt.
I should add that this started as a gift certificate to myself, about which Matt contacted me more than once to make certain that it was received. And I placed three separate orders, but there were no flaws in pricing or execution. And I was notified of the time of shipping and the time of receipt.
I have little doubt that I will be back soon. I had been a Pickering gal, and I am so happy to find an own root providing substitute with so many of the roses, from old garden to modern shrubs, that remain on my must list.
|On Mar 27, 2016, Rosemudder Madison WI,
United States wrote:
First time customer, I ordered two roses, Blanc Double de Coubert and The Fairy. I had placed the order at another company and realized right afterward that they did not provide own-root roses; fortunately, I could cancel and order from High Country Roses, where all their roses are own-root.
|On Feb 27, 2016, peteyfoozer Burns, OR wrote:
A few years ago, I searched everywhere trying to find an Austrian Copper rose. High Country Roses had one so I ordered from them. Like all mail order plants, it was very small. But this rose grew very quickly, even in our very poor soil and has absolutely flourished. I look forward every spring to see it spilling over my fence. Last summer it had what looks like a "baby" so we will be transplanting it this year. I highly recommend this company
|On Feb 27, 2016, Patty57 Wake Forest, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have just received my order from High Country Roses and was very satisfied with the roses. Over the past few winter months, I have contacted Matt via phone and email and his responses back were very accommodating. Would order again from High Country Roses; very nice selection of roses.
|On May 27, 2015, southerncottage wrote:
The roses I got were healthy and are now thriving. One of the roses ended up broken from shipping. I emailed a pic, and the rose was replaced right away. They have great customer service.
|On Apr 20, 2015, clantonnaomi Iredell, TX wrote:
This is the best review I could give a company. High Country Roses is one of the very best online sites there is. I have ordered from them twice and have been very pleased. The first time I ordered an old rose that is apparently very difficult to grow and it took a while to receive it but they kept in touch with me and sent it when it was ready. It is a beautiful rose now - full of blooms. The second time was recently. I ordered a Sunny Sky Eleganza rose and the top was broken off of it when I received it. I called them and they returned my call immediately and said they would send me another one. Fantastic Service! I will definitely order from them again. They are the best.
|On Jun 4, 2014, MrsHeatherP Fort Collins, CO wrote:
I feel like I have to thank this company with a review b/c they are so amazing. I have ordered about 14 roses from them this season, and the customer service is GREAT! I went on a binge but ordered the roses sporadically, which meant I was looking at a large shipping bill. They combined my shipments twice (once without me even requesting that they do so), and saved me a bunch of money. Then, I ordered without thinking about timing because I am leaving town and needed the rose rushed to me so I can harden it off and plant it (and so it does not die in a box on the patio when UPS drops it off), and he sent it by ONE DAY SHIPPING! Presumably without charging me for it, since I did not even request priority shipping when I ordered (my fault b/c the timing of this upcoming trip, which I planned forever ago, snuck up on me). As far as the roses themselves, so many of them have had buds and are SO HEALTHY and great. Some are smaller than others and I am not at all patient, but the first rose I planted has 5 roses, as we speak--whereas an "adult" rose I purchased in person at a nursery is still trying to summon energy to re-make the same sort of blossoms it had when purchased. My only gripe would be that a lot of the roses I want desperately sold out quickly, so I probably should not be writing yet another positive review but, like I said, I feel like I am in debt to them because they are such a great company! Thanks to Matt and everyone at HCR! I will definitely be back again and again!
|On Jun 2, 2014, itsmesue Canton, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Out of three different rose nurseries I ordered from, this one I like the best.
|On May 15, 2014, tbrinkley Erick, OK wrote:
I ordered four roses from High Country Roses. The plants I received were healthy. Their customer service is very good. I will order from them again!
|On May 10, 2014, Citro Eden, MD wrote:
This was my first time ordering from High Country. I received my antique roses well packed and the roots were still damp. They took off as soon as they were put in the ground. Will order from them again!
|On Jun 19, 2013, Gascoigne Shawnee Mission, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:
First of all...a correction: High Country Roses is not in Utah. Maybe it was at one point, but their address is P.O. Box 22901 Denver, CO. 80222 and their phone is: (1800-552-2802. The owner is Matthew Douglas.
|On Jun 8, 2013, limabean Exeter, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:
After reading about the Musk Rose Ballerina, this company was one of the very few sources I could find. After waiting a year on backorder, the 3 arrived in Seacoast New Hampshire, small, in perfect condition with superb packaging. The first tiny blooms in the fabulous weather we are having are a tease about what I can look forward to in the coming years.
|On May 30, 2013, COgardener2675 Fort Collins, CO wrote:
I ordered 6 roses in April with a ship date after 5-28. They shipped on time and arrived in beautiful condition! Matt was very helpful in recommending a rose for a particular site (drought and shade tolerant). Two of the roses arrived with buds and flowers. Well worth the price to get "own root" roses and I will buy from them again.
|On Sep 17, 2012, Calico67 Kokomo, IN wrote:
Posted on May 7, 2012, updated September 17, 2012
On September 17th, 2012, Calico67 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
This must be one tough rose! It is now September and the rose is 4ft. tall. It was slow growing for the first month or so, then took off and hasn't stopped growing. I have had 5 blooms this summer, and hope it makes it through the Winter so I can really enjoy it next year. I fertilized it twice and watered it every day (because of the drought we've had). I'm thrilled. I've changed my rating, and thank High Country Roses so much for this pretty rose. Wish me luck through the Winter. I think I'll wrap it in burlap just to cut the harsh winter winds.
On Sep 17, 2012, High Country Roses responded with:
"On May 8, 2012 6:16 AM, High Country Roses responded with:
I am sorry to hear that your Quadra is struggling a bit. Inevitability some of our plants are a little slow breaking dormancy and putting on growth. I examined our stock yesterday and I would put Quadra in that category. I would be happy to replace the plant for you. I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. (I definitely don't want you to feel stuck or that it was a mistake) I also want you to feel free to contact us with any issues. Customer satisfaction is much more important to me than any plant we sell.
|On Aug 4, 2012, alanabug Bishopville, SC wrote:
Hi, ordered darlow's enigma, rosa glauca, rosa ,mundi and apothecary's rose this spring and all of them are doing wonderful . Lots of new growth and all have bloomed except rosa glauca. The only problem I had was in july we had a bad heat wave for three days with tempertures in excess of 105 degrees and rosa glauca got burnt by the afternoon sun some, one stem died but is now recovering and putting out new growth. I think high country roses sales excellent rose cuttings and if your having trouble it's your own inexperience and not their fault.Also all the roses have had new basel shoots.
|On Jun 23, 2012, whitefragrance Fredericksburg, VA wrote:
I ordered about 10 roses for the first time from this company. The owner was very courteous and communicative on the phone even advised me to delay shipping because of Abraham Darby being slow in growth.I appreciated his frankness and did so, the shipment arrived well, the roses were a tad bit smaller than what other companies send in comparision, but they have all taken off in vigor and are already flowering this very season in my garden.I will definitely order again from this company, Matt knows his roses and advises honestly!Thanks a bunch.
|On May 22, 2012, bluespanishlady Rochester, MN wrote:
My small own rooted roses arrived and I planted them in a zone four garden. That was last year. They stayed basically small plants setting roots. This year these roses are over four feet tall, fully branched and loaded with blooms. My Victorian Memory roses are the star of this years garden! I do not use chemicals and fertilize with composted manure. I cant say enough about how pleased I am with these roses.
|On May 5, 2012, Vashur Wichita, KS (Zone 6b) wrote:
Very nice healthy product... The packaging could be improved a bit by using a method to keep the dirt in the pots.
On May 5, 2012, High Country Roses responded with:
"On May 8, 2012 6:05 AM, High Country Roses responded with:
Thank you for your positive review. Keeping the soil in pots during shipping is a constant challenge. We have recently increased the amount of packing around the rose and switched to a biodegradable void fill. Hopefully this will help keep everything in place. Enjoy your roses. "
|On Apr 18, 2012, musaboru (Zone 9b) wrote:
Just received my order for Rose de Rescht and Sweet Chariot. Both were very healthy band-size plants. The 'Sweet Chariot' had two opened flowers and were so fragrant they knocked my socks off as soon I as lifted open the tabs of the box.
|On Mar 31, 2012, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on November 29, 2011, updated March 31, 2012
On March 31st, 2012, Ispahan added the following:
All of my roses from High Country survived the winter beautifully, and they are much more vigorous than roses ordered from other rose nurseries last fall.
Next time I need more roses for the garden, I will turn to High Country first!
|On Dec 6, 2011, Sandwichkatexan Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
A excellent company for roses ! I messed up however year before last by placing all of their Knock out roses on hold and forgetting the card I had placed them on reserve with was not yet activated . I was mortified with embarrassment . I plan to order from them again and hope I am not blacklisted . However the roses I do have from them are all huge and thriving !
|On Oct 13, 2011, Kandi7 Tekamah, NE wrote:
nice mail order nursery, prompt, well-packaged, healthy roses, and great customer service - what more could you ask for?
|On Jul 22, 2011, Gabrielle (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered ‘Tess Of The D’Urbervilles’ and it arrived ready to thrive. I was delighted to even get blooms the first year!
|On Jul 21, 2011, strawberryhill 5a, IL wrote:
Posted on July 6, 2011, updated July 21, 2011
On July 21st, 2011, strawberryhill added the following:
High Country sent me a FREE Pat Austin, along with William Shakespeare 2000 that I paid for. They came one foot tall, green, lush, and full with buds on the hottest day of July. Pat Austin gave me a giant 4" blossom, William Shakespeare gave me a smaller but intense fragrant bloom.
The other five roses which came last month are doing well with at least a dozen buds on them. I paid $101 for those five, and they came with deeper root system than the gallon-size roses elsewhere. It was a good deal. I'm very happy with High Country quality and the prompt service.
If you want big roses fast and at any time of the year, High Country is the best place.
|On Jun 25, 2011, WeeklyWeeder Polson, MT (Zone 5b) wrote:
Received a very nice New Dawn Climbing rose and expect that it will do very well. I did pay attention to the hardening-off instructions and think that will help the rose get established nicely.
|On May 19, 2011, sagebird Laramie, WY wrote:
GREAT, Well grown roses looking very healthy, well wrapped and packaged, Terrific . Will order again.
|On May 8, 2011, jab91864 Northern Michigan, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
This was my first time ordering from HCR and would definitely order from again.
|On Apr 30, 2011, odeymail Ormond Beach, FL wrote:
This was my first order from High Country Roses. The lady who I spoke with on the phone was very nice. They had notified me that Tuscany Superb rose was in ( that I had been on a special waiting list for )and ready to be shipped to me. It was sent out quickly and arrived in just a couple days priority mail. The rose plant is very healthy, well packed, they had sent me a tracking number and ship notice too. I am thrilled that it has several buds on it. Very healthy plant. Very pleased with this company. Thanks for a great ordering experience would recommend them.
|On Mar 2, 2011, Plantsman06 Portland, OR wrote:
I just received my first rose order from this company. The order was shipped on the date promised, was well packed and packaged using recyled newspapers and shredded paper. The plants are well grown in "nursery quarts" and of nice size (approx. ~6" X ~8"). The planting medium is light and fluffy which is good for shipping weight, but I am having them repotted into a heavier planting mix to grow on just a bit before they go into the gardens.
|On Feb 9, 2011, anelson77 Seattle, WA wrote:
My roses arrived promptly and were carefully packed and in good condition. The prices were very reasonable.
|On Nov 5, 2010, terri_emory Alba, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This was my first time ordering from HCR and I will order again. I ordered three Lilian Austins from the sale list and I ordered late in the year. The roses shipped right away and arrived in very good order! Good value for the price and own root, too! They confirmed my order immediately and sent a ship notice via e-mail. For being so late in the year the roses look very healthy and the stems are good and green with good root support and no breakage. Can't ask for more!
|On Jul 23, 2010, deereyebrow Black Hawk, SD wrote:
They have a very nice rose collection. My order of roses arrived big and healthy, and the shipping charge is very reasonable. Very fast, too. I will order again next spring.
|On May 19, 2010, sassy4u Washington, UT wrote:
Wow fast shipping. I recieved my rose the same week I bought it!!! The rose was in great condition. I would highly recommend going through this company for fast shipping and good quality roses!!
|On May 14, 2010, rogg11 El Sobrante, CA wrote:
I give High Country roses my highest recommendation and I will definitely be ordering from them again. I ordered three roses Darwin's enigma, Charles de Mills and Frances Lester. When I called HCR, the staff was able to tell me approximately when they would arrive. The plants were at my house precisely on Wednesday just as HCR said they would be.
|On May 6, 2010, dwc47 Chattanooga, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I only ordered one rose, but it was healthy and well-rooted. Packing was good, and shipment took place on the promised date. Add them to your list for rose sources.
|On Mar 1, 2010, aimeej Albuquerque, NM wrote:
Every rose I have received from High Country Roses has been large, well rooted and very healthy. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.