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Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery

Mailing Address:
2360 Spotswood Trail
Barboursville, Virginia 22923 (United States)

Fax: (540) 832-0869

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Neutral pterostyrax
Seattle, WA
(8 reviews)
August 26, 2018
Fantastic selection, but very small plants. Ordered in fall, so it remains to be seen how well they do.
Positive wmbusch
Marshfield, MO
(2 reviews)
August 7, 2018
I have ordered a lot of online plants. I just tried Lazy S for the first time this spring. This grower offers a huge selection of rare and unusual plants. When I can I buy local from stores where I can get huge 1 gallon plants for the same or less money, but the selection is limited. Most online nurseries send rather small plants in small containers and this one is not too different except for one big thing...results. Our summer has been blistering hot and we are in a drought, but many of the 11 plants I purchased have not only survived, they have grown beyond my expectations. My usual experience is that I get a small online plant and it grows only slightly or none at all the first year. But this is what I got with Lazy S:
- A little chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) only 6 inches tall and one little stem is now over two feet tall, multi-branched, and blooming well. Very well leafed out and still growing.
-My little Gobi plant (Lycium barbarum) has grown quickly to 5 main branches and is almost two feet tall, bushy and super healthy. It's even putting out blooms--just no berries yet.
-My Chitalpa tashkentensis "Morning Cloud" tree was the biggest plant and was about 8-9" tall with a "trunk" about the size of a magic marker. It took off and, like the others above, is still growing here in the August heat and has needed less water than I thought possible. It's now about three feet tall and multi-branched and I've already started trimming lower growth.
-I have not had great success with "oddball" plants doing well, buy my Chinese Butterfly bush (Buddleia lindleyana) went from a 4 inch stick in a bushy, multi-branched shrub probably 1.5' around and close to 2' tall.
-My Persicaria polymorpha has also surpassed my expectations with the tallest part about 3' high and I'm getting my first deep red bloom. This one also started out as about a 4-5" single stick.
-Of the 11 plants I ordered I only lost one, an Alaskan Burnet that was very small but started to create a bloom that was eaten by something and didn't recover. My other plants, an apricot flowering quince, a white Clethra, an epimedium "Orange Queen", a lobelia "Monet Moment" (slow starter that is now thriving and bloooming), and a giant Soloman's Seal are also doing well although I wouldn't say the Soloman's' Seal is thriving in our heat.
Positive Windy
Belleville , IL (Zone 6b)
(22 reviews)
June 16, 2018
Posted on April 29, 2011, updated June 16, 2018
Posted on April 7, 2006, updated April 29, 2011
I just received my order from this company yesterday. I was really impressed with the packaging. There is no way they were going to be damaged in shipping.
I have ordered from several other companies in the past and have been pleased with their service also. I just liked this company because it had more of the types of shrubs that I was interested in. I may start collecting some of the more interesting shrubs they have next year.
I got my double decker purple coneflower I have been craving from them also. I love new and different offerings.
The price is good also.

On June 4th, 2006, Windy added the following:

Just thought I would update. My plants did very well after setting them in the ground.
I had my little Mock Orange even put out some flowers.
My double decker purple coneflower is going to bloom soon also.
I know I will be ordering from them again.
On April 29th, 2011, Windy added the following:

All of the previous purchases did extremely well throughout the years. Unfortunately, I had to leave them all behind when I moved from Alabama to Illinois. sigh.
This year I relied on Lazy S\'s nursery again to supply my plants.
I got my order last week and was very impressed as usual.
I do believe I will order from them on a regular basis, once I get settled here.
If you want plants that arrive as if your neighbor just handed them over the fence to you, this is the nursery. At least for me it
Rita C.

On June 16th, 2018, Windy added the following:

I recently ordered a Blue Diddley Vitex Angus and a Forsythia tremonia from this company. A few months later the Blue Diddley is putting on some flowers. I had not expected this so soon. I order from this company because planting large plants from Lowe's or a local nursery is a lot of work. These plants are healthy and do not take a strong arm and a leg to dig a hole big enough for them to thrive.
They are good healthy plants and manageable for an old lady like me.
Positive Tidewatergarden
Waverly, VA
(5 reviews)
June 3, 2018
I have ordered several times from them in the past 3 years. The plants always come healthy, sizable and well packaged.
Positive treeguy_NY
West Seneca, NY (Zone 6a)
(18 reviews)
May 23, 2018
I ordered a single potted tree from Lazy S's Farm this spring. It arrived on time, already leafed out, and very well packaged. I now have a healthy young tree planted in my front yard. I will do business with them again!
Positive kgp509
Aspers, PA
(1 review)
August 21, 2017
Top marks to these people!

Recently I ordered 3 oxydendrum arboreum plants. I had some very specific shipping requirements due to some scheduling issues on my end. First I emailed them to learn if the shipping issus would be a problem. They responded quickly, clearly and with assurances that they would be happy to make the necessary arrangements. When I placed the order, their confirmation clearly noted the specific requirements.

A few days before the expected delivery they confirmed that the plants were going to be delivered exactly as scheduled, and they were.

Best of all, when I opened the box I discovered three gorgeous specimens obviously well grown and packed with corresponding care. I had ordered 3 because these are very picky about root disturbance so I figured maybe I'd get lucky and have at least one of them make it. Now, 2 weeks later they are all showing every sign of settling in without any transplant setback.

I give this company the highest possible rating.
Positive Nymphaearosa
Landing, NJ
(1 review)
June 24, 2017
My only regret is not knowing about this vendor sooner! WOW! I don't think Tiffany's packs their merchandise any better than Lazy S and the plants are truly GEMS! I got gorgeous, healthy plants that are actively growing and they were packed more securely than Fort Knox to eliminate damage. I wish I'd known about them when I was actively gardening a much bigger space but the quality inspires me to do more. GREAT JOB!
Positive tattoomom2
Advance, NC
(1 review)
June 12, 2017
Extremely healthy and perfect plants. Best packing job I have ever seen, obviously contributing to the condition of the plants. I am an avid gardener and have ordered many, many plants online over the years, and I have never seen so much care taken to ensure the plants would arrive with no damage incurred during shipping! I am very impressed by this nursery and will be ordering more plants from them in the future. Highly recommended
Erie, PA
(1 review)
June 9, 2017
Debby (the owner) could easily curate the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in her sleep. Not only are the plants perfect and root easily, the mind behind all of this is remarkable. Totally content. Debby Jordano And Louis Caravaglia Erie,Pa.
Positive thegrannyb
Winston Salem, NC
(1 review)
May 27, 2017
The plants I received were beautifully grown and packed extremely well. This was a wonderful buying experience and I'll definitely be a repeat customer.
Positive lyph
Ithaca, NY (Zone 5a)
(10 reviews)
May 27, 2017
WOW! My box of huge and healthy perennials arrived two days ago from this company, and I am beyond satisfied. They were packed perfectly, still well watered and completely unbroken. I was able to order unique varieties unavailable anywhere around me at very reasonable prices. Shipping costs are not low, but worth every penny. Lazy S'S will be a go-to for me.
Positive Jadwin59
Rochester, NY (Zone 6a)
(12 reviews)
May 19, 2017
My nth order with Lazy S.

They are anything but lazy.

You'll get well-packed plants, good-sized for mail order nursery, ready to transplant, and quick shipping. Great place to pick up plants that aren't available locally.

They stay in email contact so you know when your order will arrive.

Order with confidence from these folks.
Positive MarkinMo
St. Louis, MO,
United States
(4 reviews)
May 13, 2017
Best mail order nursery experience ever. Received 23 perfectly packaged plants that looked like I'd just purchased them at a local nursery despite them having traveled three days and 1,000 miles. The difference? I can't find these at my local nursery. Shipping charges were reasonable.
Positive LReading
Mcalester, OK
(1 review)
April 24, 2017
When I made my order, my instructions for delivery weren't the best, and Debby at Lazy S went the extra mile to contact me to clarify. So many other places would have simply delivered the plants, and considered it my problem if they cooked in the sun. The plants arrived in good time, very well packed, and are healthy. Responses to my e-mails were friendly and conversational, not cookie-cutter comments. A pic Debby sent shows that Lazy S is a dog-friendly workplace, another plus in my opinion. This is my first order from Lazy S, and I will definitely order from them again. Outstanding first impression!
Positive SusaninNashvill
Nashville, TN
(1 review)
April 21, 2017
I have never seen plants that were packed any better than these. What a difference from some I had just received from another large company. The plants were strong, healthy and had great root systems. What a delight!!
Positive colorecho
Stamford, CT
(3 reviews)
January 21, 2017
I buy perennials and bulbs from lots of online companies - over a dozen companies per year. But Lazy S's is my first go-to company; i only order from someplace else if Lazy S's does not have something I want.
Their plants are a decent size (quart), their prices and shipping are reasonable, their packing is excellent, the plants are well-rooted and grow well, they readily address any issues (no fuss/no muss - just fair, reasonable, timely, even generous in resolution), they have a huge range of product.
I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Positive venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ (Zone 7a)
(10 reviews)
September 14, 2016
I have ordered from mail order nurseries for many years. I received my order from Lazy SS's today, exactly as promised, and inside the boxes I found the best mail order plants I have ever received. EVER! Not a leaf out of place, healthy, well rooted, labeled with evenly moist soil and perfectly packaged. One plant was considered unfit for sale, so a separate e-mail was sent to me with explanation and attachment showing the refund to my credit card. Beginning (great website, huge variety) to end, a fantastic experience.
Positive bottlegreen
Saint Paul, MN
(7 reviews)
July 14, 2016
Ordered a hard-to-find cultivar from Lazy S's. Plants were good-sized and healthy, and the packing was worth every penny of what had seemed like pricey shipping. I recommend them highly.
Positive Suseaq
Gastonia, NC
(1 review)
July 8, 2016
Found this nursery while searching for specific plants (Chaste Tree to be exact). I was very pleased with the plants I received as well as the communication after placing my order. The plants were very carefully packaged. I will certainly buy from Lazy S again.
Positive SalviaFanatic5
Dover, DE
(2 reviews)
June 10, 2016
I received very healthy Jeana phlox and a sweet eupatorium. Probably spelled that wrong haha. They communicated with me and let me know when they shipped my plants. I highly recommend them. Great customer service.
Positive Lovehum
(11 reviews)
June 7, 2016
Posted on May 27, 2016, updated June 7, 2016
Posted on May 25, 2016, updated May 27, 2016
Posted on June 19, 2014, updated May 25, 2016
Oh wow the plants are super healthy and a nice full container of soil with them. No unnecessary packaging weight. Decent shipping prices. Great communication. Arrived quickly. Their name should be Industrious Farm and Nursery because there\\\\\\\'s nothing lazy about them at all from my experience. :)

The Major Wheeler lonicera semperviren honeysuckles are a great price deal and I really like the lobelia cardenalis although it appears they sent the wrong species--the darker Queen Victoria. That doesn\\\\\\\'t bother me though. I will definitely use Lazy S again.
On May 25th, 2016, Lovehum changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:

This previous positive review was actually meant for Plant Delights--a different company. I didn\\\'t see a way to edit this so I just left the review as is. Plant Delights ships robust plants in heavy container which I\\\'m now familiar with. Lazy S does not.

I\\\'m correcting it to a NEGATIVE review now because of my negative experience with Lazy S.

The plant was not rooted properly so they delayed my order for weeks WITHOUT telling me.

I had to inquire as to what was going on and only then did they reply that it would not ship until the week of 05/09/2016 which is over two weeks away so I then asked them to just go ahead and cancel it. Right after that they went ahead and rushed to ship a plant that is NOT ROOTED PROPERLY prematurely BECAUSE I asked to just CANCEL it.

I contacted Lazy S\\\'s Farm one more time about this and I was ignored. I don\\\'t like to write negative reviews but this is justified. There are plenty of nicer and smaller businesses to shop!

On May 27th, 2016, Lovehum changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

Lazy S said they would do a refund. I contacted Dave\'s Garden to please remove this review.
On June 7th, 2016, Lovehum changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

I contacted Dave's Garden in regard to deleting this review and never got any response. Therefore I'm no longer going to participate in Dave's Garden for this reason. Perhaps we should have a "Scoop on Dave's Garden" so we can give fair feedback for this site too. Maybe then they would understand and allow members to make edits to their own posts. It is not fair that members can never edit anything. The seller Lazy S took the time to communicate with me about this and I really appreciated that. That's why I am adding to this review and changing it to positive.
Positive badgerbasket
Anchorage, AK
(1 review)
June 5, 2016
Posted on May 20, 2016, updated June 5, 2016
I\'ve ordered from Lazy S for around ten years. They have always been better than everyone else mail order in terms of quality and shipping quality.

I am in a cold climate now, and the plants Lazy S listed as hardy in my climate have been absolutely hardy--and unique for my locale. I have a huge new garden, and I hoped for a number of plants not stocked by the local nurseries.

I placed a huge order for a private customer. Twelve boxes showed up within three days of shipping, from Virginia to Alaska. EVERYTHING was impeccably packed. Out of twelve huge boxes, only one single plant was damaged. I know they would replace it if I asked, but I am so impressed by the overall quality that I don\'t even think it should be pursued. One small plant out of about 150? From Virginia to Alaska? The plant will probably even survive and thrive.

In addition, each quart pot was filled to the brim with the happiest, healthiest , most well-rooted plants I\'ve ever seen. I have ordered from a number of plant suppliers on Dave\'s top 30, but this was, by far, the order that exceeded all.

On June 5th, 2016, badgerbasket added the following:

It's been over three weeks now since I received my humongous (12 boxes!) order from Lazy S, and EVERYTHING has settled in incredibly well. I haven't lost a single plant in transplanting, and many of the plants are already sending up new shoots. In addition, the bicolor monkshood I bought from Lazy S three years ago, and loved so much that I moved them from my old garden to my new garden, are humongous and healthy. Great company with top quality and personalized service.
Positive dlevy
Siasconset, MA
(3 reviews)
May 28, 2016
..Plants are good.They have accommodated my faster shipping needs and communicated with me.I WISH THEY INCLUDED MORE DETAIL ON THEIR PLANT TAGS.sun/shade,water needs and height..other than that they do a good job with a wide variety of plants.
Positive rdtjr05
Franklin, TN
(30 reviews)
May 14, 2016
Posted on June 12, 2015, updated May 14, 2016
Posted on June 6, 2014, updated June 12, 2015
Very happy with buying experience. Plants were well-sized and fairly priced for the quality. Looking forward to buying some more plants off my extensive wish list.

PS - Highly recommend signing up and putting together a wish list. Makes remembering what you want and ordering a snap.
On June 12th, 2015, rdtjr05 added the following:

Update for my 2015 order:

Perfection in a box. I\'ve never, ever seen such well-organized packing in my many years of mail order. Not a leaf out of place. Each plant was a small jewel. I was happy to pay their prices for that level of quality.

I should also mention their outstanding communication. I had ordered a Japanese mum. I received both a handwritten note on the packing slip and a personal email from Debby - dated late at night - explaining that it had been cut back and how to cultivate it until the foliage had grown back in.
On May 14th, 2016, rdtjr05 added the following:

Update for my 2016 order. All of the above positive comments still apply. Several of the plants were either still dormant or just emerging.

I have to add that I fully appreciated the stickers that were attached to the wrapped that indicated that they had checked to make sure the plants were still alive before shipping.
Positive phrelco
Dewey, AZ (Zone 8b)
(1 review)
May 6, 2016
I ordered two Liatris ligulistylis that arrived safe, without incident. Both plants were cleanly and securely wrapped and well stabilized for shipping. I was impressed at the excellent quality of their stock. Not only that, but the plant sizes were much bigger than what I was expecting. ****** out of *****.
Positive MollyBlooms
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
(12 reviews)
May 1, 2016
I received an order of lovely healthy plants, very carefully packed. A few are on backorder, but I got an e-mail telling me so and letting me know when those would be shipped. The order included very detailed instructions for care, including hardening off.
Negative ejutte
Summerfield, NC
(2 reviews)
April 29, 2016
Lazy S'S informed me the day AFTER my order shipped that "1 plant" I'd ordered "was not available nor will be in the near future." Only when their package arrived April 29 did I learn the "1 plant" was one of TWO clematis "Bill MacKenzie" I'd ordered April 7 for TWO trellises. I'm stunned Lazy S'S was unable to figured this out in three weeks, and I am stunned I was given no opportunity to change/cancel my order. Seems a very shoddy business practice to me.
Company representative comment on April 30, 2016:
On Apr 30, 2016 7:06 AM, Lazy S\'S Farm & Nursery responded with:

I am so sorry. When submitting an order, we SPECIFALLY ask customers to tell us if there is a Deal Breaker plant, knowing that in some cases, such as this, that not only is a certain plant the prime reason for placing the order and reason for cancelling the order (Deal Breaker) BUT also the specific quantity. Had we been informed of such, we certainly wouldn't have sent just one. Often the decision of whether to ship a plant occurs, literally on ship day by me. Plants may be technically alive when pulled, yet 1 of the 2 pulled is simply not of acceptable quality and such was the case here. I made the call on ship day that the one plant simply wasn't of good quality, alive, but not worthy of being shipped in a Lazy S'S Farm box. I will be more than happy to refund for the plant shipped, as in this case, despite the anonymity of people on this site, I can figure out who the order was to. I am always caught completely off guard, however, when a problem occurs, why a customer doesn't contact me (or any vendor) first before making a post here, since the vendor is the person who can fix a problem under any given circumstance, not the readers of the forum.

Positive butterflyflower
Garrison, NY
(2 reviews)
April 28, 2016
I have been ordering from Lazy S for at least five years now, and their complete inventory of desirable perennials has allowed me to build the butterfly and hummingbird gardens of my dreams even though I live far from any large nursery. When I needed information, they were unfailingly helpful. Plants arrive healthy in their well thought out packaging. Perusing the Lazy S website is always an exciting learning experience because the plant catalogue is so well done. Thank you, Lazy S, for the milkweeds, the echinaceas, the phlox, and many other plants that bring beautiful butterflies to the garden just under our porch on sunny summer afternoons. The hummingbirds who entertain us all summer long with their aerobatics also thank you for providing Black and Blue Salvia!
Positive esanita
Tyaskin, MD (Zone 7a)
(16 reviews)
April 27, 2016
Posted on April 27, 2016, updated April 27, 2016
Posted on May 16, 2014, updated April 27, 2016
Posted on April 18, 2013, updated May 16, 2014
Posted on April 26, 2012, updated April 18, 2013
Large, healthy plants with superb packaging. This was my first time ordering from them -- I will certainly order from them again.
On April 18th, 2013, esanita added the following:

Great plants, great packaging.
On May 16th, 2014, esanita added the following:

Great plants. Great customer service.
On April 27th, 2016, esanita added the following:

On April 27th, 2016, esanita added the following:

The best packaging I've ever seen. Big healthy plants. Go, Debby!
Positive rddjgarden
Bristol, FL
(14 reviews)
April 27, 2016
I received 4 healthy plants from Lazy S's today. The plants were quite large compared to some I have received from other well known nurseries. These are the best packed plants I have ever received, for sure. I would definitely order from them again!
Positive PhillyLover
Philadelphia Suburbs, PA (Zone 7a)
(12 reviews)
April 21, 2016
Returning customer. Plants shipped on time, were packed properly and arrived in good condition. Some plants a little on the small size given the prices but everything was well rooted. They have a great selection. Will order from them again.
Positive GStickler
Marshallville, GA (Zone 8a)
(9 reviews)
April 18, 2016
I'm a new customer to Lazy S's and the experience has been very positive. My plants arrived last week, just shortly after placing my order on-line. The kerria, honeysuckle, and butterfly bush were perfectly packaged and in great condition. I'm well pleased with the size of them also; they'll be off to a good start since they're young, healthy stock.

The asters I ordered are slightly backordered due to a cold weather streak, but that was readily explained by customer problem. I like the massive number of plant selections available, too. I'll be back often to purchase more now that they've earned my confidence.

Unsure? Give them a try. They've exceeded my expectations.
Positive nedglo
Chesapeake, VA
(1 review)
April 11, 2016
I found this company to be at the top of my list for many reasons. I was impressed by the personal attention given to my relatively small first time order. The plants were in excellent condition and the packaging was way above the average.

For someone with only run of the mill knowledge of gardening more challenging plants, the online and written instructions accompanying the shipment was a life saver (for the plants) since we had some unusually late cold fronts.
Positive BShrubbs
Bel Air, MD
(1 review)
November 7, 2015
I waited until the very end of the season to place my first order with Lazy S's. In spite of this, the plants I received were beautiful, healthy, and nicely shaped. They suffered no transplant shock at all. Quality plants, huge inventory, expertly packed for shipping. I intend to place another order in the Spring.
Positive sabu99
Bedford, IN
(1 review)
October 10, 2015
I would definitely recommend this company. My order came within the time promised and was received in exceptional condition. I ordered two trees, a mimosa and a magnolia. The only damage to either tree was a broken leaf. The mimosa was blooming when I received it and continued blooming even through planting and the next several weeks until the season ended. The were priced much more reasonably than any that I could find within 50 miles from my home. I will definitely place any of my future online tree and plant orders with their company.
Positive mabeljean
Huntington, IN
(1 review)
September 7, 2015
very informative website; my first order arrived very fresh and healthy. Site lists many unusual varieties. I will shop here again.
Positive lainie30
Youngstown, OH
(1 review)
September 4, 2015
I received my order of perennials two days ago. They were in perfect condition and very well packaged. The soil was moist and the plants were healthy. I used the information contained on the website to unpack the plants which was very useful. The website and emails from them advised also about soil preparation, planting and watering. Very useful information. I will definitely buy from them again.
Positive Delta2
Princeton North, NJ
(1 review)
September 3, 2015
Posted on July 12, 2013, updated September 3, 2015
Lazy S\'s is extraordinary!! I was lucky enough to have found Lazy S\'S on the Dave\'s Garden website and, after spending hours looking at their VAST SELECTION of plants on their EXCEPTIONALLY INFORMATIVE and very easy to navigate website, I placed an order during the hot, humid days of summer. All plants arrived two days after shipping, and they were very healthy, packed in a way that ensured that nothing broke and they remained in moist soil. Communication from Debby at Lazy S\'s was prompt, helpful, and personalized. This nursery is positively phenomenal for their wide selction of plants, communication, and obvious love for what they do. I have bought from several other mail order sites, and Lazy S\'s is now going to be my main source (except for roses, which they do not carry).
On September 3rd, 2015, Delta2 added the following:

I've been ordering from them for the past two years and have found that their plants, packing, service & communication have consistently been exceptional. Lazy S's remains my go-to source for many plants since I know that they will be healthy & thrive.
Positive mygardens
Croton-on-Hudson, NY (Zone 6b)
(3 reviews)
September 2, 2015
I just received my order of Spigelia marilandica, Indian pink. I was afraid to order any plants this time of year as the temperatures have been in the high 80's & low 90's, but I wanted to get a start on these plants this fall. I was notified what day the plants would ship and received a notice that they were shipped on the day promised. The plants arrived promptly and I opened them carefully. To my surprise they were not even wilted. They had previously been pinched back to encourage root growth and they even had new growth on them. Thank you Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery!
Positive jakeofpk
Exeland, WI
(4 reviews)
July 28, 2015
I looked for a long time for a Whitewater Acanthus. Finally found it at Lazy S's. My first order from them. The plant came really well packaged. And so healthy! They were easy to work with and I am impressed with the quality of the plant.

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