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|On Apr 22, 2012, Chris_W Cement City, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered 36 Actaea rubra, and overall the plants are healthy though the sizes varied greatly. Some were larger than expected, but others were really tiny. It would have been nice if they had sent a couple extras to go with the small ones, and that would have made this an extra positive review. As it is, the large ones sort of balance out the tiny ones, which might be what they thought too, but I was slightly disappointed. They are all actively growing and several are going to flower and I would order from them again.
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|On Apr 22, 2012, FlowerDiva Raleigh, NC wrote:
If you are a native plant enthusiast, PMN is your source! Such a fabulous selection of native plants. I've placed several orders with them over the years, and the bare root plants arrive healthy, robust and sprouting! Plus, there is sometimes 1 or 2 extra roots in the bunch, which is a nice bonus! Courteous customer service, great selection and timely accurate shipping all add up to a superior company to do business with!
|On Apr 18, 2012, l6blue Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
Love, love, love Prairie Moon. I've been ordering from them for three years now, and have had good success with their plants. Their plant finder makes the experience easy.
|On Mar 31, 2012, asdragon Brooklyn Heights, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
I just received my first order from them, and was delighted with it. The plants were in excellent condition, healthy and vigorous. They were extremely well packaged, and came with clear, detailed planting and care instruction.
|On Sep 16, 2011, jtellerelsberg Norwich, VT (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have placed several seed orders with Prairie Moon and been pleased each time to receive a correctly filled order without delay. One variety that I purchased was rather finicky, and I emailed for help. The staff at Prairie Moon replied with excellent and friendly advice.
|On May 27, 2011, mnfriend Winona, MN wrote:
Posted on July 2, 2004, updated May 27, 2011
On April 28th, 2005, mnfriend added the following:
I ordered for probably the 4th time this Spring from Prairie Moon and was overall satisfied. Their strength is a great variety of selection (in both seed and plants) and excellent packaging. Although one must be aware of the slight challenge offered by growing "bareroot" plants.
I noticed though that some plant species they sell can be bought nearly as cheaply and in pots at other sources. Prairie Moon sells mainly bareroot. For example, I have seen purple coneflower at Menards in pots for roughy $1.00 more than Prairie Moon's offering. But this is not to Prairie Moon's detriment as their massive selection is hard to beat.
The staff is also knowledgable and friendly. I would recommend Prairie Moon to anyone who desires a garden dominated by native prairie and woodland species.
On May 27th, 2011, mnfriend added the following:
I have ordered from Prairie Moon for years (including this Spring) and their service us always good and their seed always worth the money. Their variety is great and I am always blown away by their annual catalog.
|On Apr 22, 2011, dave12122 East Haddam, CT wrote:
I ordered some Astragalus, Delphinium, and an Amorpha. Everyting had some top growth and should acclimate just fine, as a rainy week is expected. I was a little leery about the Astragalus as the tap roots were cut back a bit. I am hoping mature plants can survive this treatment. Astragalus are notoriously difficult to transplant, so it will be interesting to see how they grow. I also appreciate the metal labels. All told, an inspiring experience!
On Apr 22, 2011, Prairie Moon Nursery responded with:
"On Apr 25, 2011 1:28 PM, Prairie Moon Nursery responded with:
These Astragalus plants were too small last year so they are two years old but nothing like mature salvaged plants which probably would not transplant. We have not had problems with these before but please do call us (toll-free) if anything fails and we will replace or refund. Thank-you for taking the time to comment! Bill"
|On Mar 31, 2011, dirthound Cohocton, NY wrote:
Have purchased numerous times over past few years, seeds and bareroot, and have nothing but praise for this company. Had a small problem with 1 seed pack. Ann suggested a different germination code to try and sent 2nd packet . Excellent selection of natives and super service. Buy with confidence.
|On Mar 16, 2011, plantingoaks Marysville, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I was very wary of the concept of a bare-root perennial when placing my first order, but am now convinced it is a wonderful idea. Without all those pesky leaves in the way, shipping is much simplified. I received plastic bags full of dry loose peat containing roots much as pictured on the website. While the packing material was dry, the plants themselves were no drier than any other dormant plant, and some had beginnings of new white top-growth. The roots I planted much like a regular transplant, and dumped the extra peat on top so as not to shield delicate emerging leaves from the sun and temperatures without crushing them. The plants all did well.
|On Jan 25, 2011, trc65 Galesburg, IL wrote:
Posted on February 6, 2010, updated January 25, 2011
On January 25th, 2011, trc65 added the following:
Another good experience with my most recent order. Seeds received within 5 days of placing order. Good Job.
|On Jan 22, 2011, onedaylily Hilliard, OH wrote:
Prairie Moon has a great selection of interesting seeds. My seeds were well-packaged and sent quickly. LOVE the wishlist feature on their website.
|On Jan 16, 2011, Tabacum Mantua, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
1/16/11.....Placed an order to Prairie Moon Nursery in
|On Apr 30, 2010, sherriseden Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
This company has EXCELLENT customer service! 9 days ago, I received 5 Amelanchier stoloniferas and the peat was dry - a packing error. I planted them immediately and 2 seem to have a couple of swelling buds, but I'm not sure. I called because I knew their stock was low and Steve replaced all five - no questions asked! I said if the two woke up, I would send money for the replaced ones and I will. Great place!
|On Mar 19, 2010, greenthumb99 Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Have ordered seeds from them for several years. They have a wide selection and give good quantities. Service is fast and staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
|On Dec 30, 2009, KanapahaLEW Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Excellent range of offerings, reasonable prices and very quick shipping. Very good germination rate.
|On Dec 5, 2009, herd33 Youngsville, NC wrote:
I recently placed my first order with Prairie Moon, and I'm very pleased with their service and selection. Their catalog is tremendous, as well! I will definitely be placing future orders with Prairie Moon.
|On Aug 21, 2009, claypa West Pottsgrove, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
The best place to get American native plants that I know of. Their staff is knowledgeable and very helpful and will answer your questions, plants are packed neatly and come with metal plant tags (one per species), and their catalog is beautiful, loaded with information. I will definitely order from them again.
|On Jul 30, 2009, Joylucile Bristol, TN wrote:
I have turned into a regular customer with Prairie Moon Nursery. This year I had 4 separate orders--2 for seed and 2 for plants. I can't say enough good things about them--good variety, good quality, good prices and good service! Just an overall great place to order.
|On Jul 7, 2009, Gladdy Edwardsville, IL wrote:
I ordered a mix of Central Illinois prairie grass seeds from them last year and was very pleased. Excellent packaging and the seeds really took off last year and this year as well. Couldn't be happier with the results!
|On May 22, 2009, RemyO Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered plants from their spring sale. The iris were all great, definitely worth the price. The roots I ordered looked good too. There was one perennial that was a bit dinky in the root dept., but is alive and for the cheap price, I'm not going to worry about it.
|On Apr 21, 2009, frahnzone5 Bensenville, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I placed an order for several bareroot praire plants. My order arrived when I requested and was well packaged. I was very pleased with the size and condition with one exception. This plant was very small with almost no root system. I emailed the company and received a response the next day. They apologized and are shipping me a replacement immediately.
|On Mar 6, 2009, VegGardenChris Norfolk, VA wrote:
I wish there was a Super Positive rating to give. Background is needed:
|On Feb 15, 2009, botanikk sassari,
Italy (Zone 9b) wrote:
A great company! Even though they don't normally do international orders, they have for me to Italy. Great customer service...quick to respond to emails, and the seed is good quality...no germination problems...Highly recommended.
|On Jan 24, 2009, EmmaGrace Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I am a first time buyer with Prairie Moon Nursery, and am totally impressed. Great Service!
|On Nov 25, 2008, cjw1031 Tiskilwa, IL wrote:
We have installed a considerable amount of Native Landscaping in our business. We have ordered many specialty seed mixes from Prairie Moon with tremendous satisfaction.
|On Oct 30, 2008, Knave Ada, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered about a dozen bare root plants. The shipping was a bit slower than I expected, but the order arrived in great condition. I received a generous amount of extras for two of the species, which was a nice surprise. I definitely recommend them and plan on ordering more bare roots in the spring.
|On May 14, 2008, Yellowbell Dillon, MT wrote:
I ordered a variety of bareroot plants from Prairie Moon Nursery. I was very happy with the packaging and quality of the plants I received. The planting instructions they sent along with the plants were very detailed and I greatly appreciated the information. I will definitely order from them again.
|On Nov 16, 2007, cannaqueen Mantua, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
Received their paper catalog that was filled with unique seeds, some endangered, with beautiful color pictures, growing and germination information, and prices that are
On January 15th, 2008, cannaqueen added the following:
1/14/08......Just received my second order from this company...seeds arrived well packaged with a refund check
due to a credit I had forgotten about from a previous order...
Generous amount of seeds for the money....their catalog offers great germination information on the seeds they sell...
which as led me to try new and unique seeds here in zone 5.....this company seems to work hard to meet the needs of
|On Sep 4, 2007, ksprague Greeley, CO wrote:
I've been dealing with Prairie Nursery for the past 6 years now and have nothing but good things to say. The only plant that hasn't grown for me out of the 100s is Rattlesnake Master.
|On Sep 2, 2007, TonyInIllinois Urbana, IL wrote:
I ordered 5 prickly pear cactus plants August 12, 2007.
On September 8th, 2007, TonyInIllinois changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
They responded on September 4 with an apology. The plants arrived soon after and look to be in great shape. Accordingly, I'm changing my rating to positive.
|On Jul 26, 2007, baroque South Dayton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
They have an excellent and varied selection of native seeds and plants. Many I couldn't find anywhere else. They have super fast service. My seeds came in within a few days of ordering. The seeds are of great quality as mine had sprouted very quickly. I will definitely buy from them again.
|On Jul 3, 2007, dkm65 Cedar Falls, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:
I've placed several orders with Prairie Moon, and they are consistently one of the best online web stores & the best online garden companies I've done business with. They are fast, have great communications, and their plants and seed have been top notch and well-shipped. They have minimum shipping charges, so don't order just a $2 packet of seeds - but they are in line with the other native plant nurseries I've ordered from (a bit lower than some), and they ship so your package doesn't spend too much time in transit .
|On Jun 9, 2007, congminglaoshi Tuckahoe, NY wrote:
I ordered from Prairie Moon twice this year, first for seeds, and then for plants when they had a sale. The seed packets were generous, and the seeds of high quality. The plant order arrived yesterday, and despite it being late in the season, the roots were in excellent shape, with growth present on all varieties. They were carefully packed in peat moss in plastic bags, the moss was not too wet so that they would rot, nor so dry that they would dessicate. Size of roots in many cases exceeded my expectations. They are also good at keeping one informed about when the order will ship. They also have a huge selection of native plants, many of which are not available elsewhere, and some of which are quite rare/endangered. A great company filling a pretty much unique niche.
|On May 29, 2007, DMurray407 Buffalo, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I ordered some bareroot plants from Prairie Moon this spring and was very pleased with the large, healthy looking plants I received. Everything was nicely packgaged. A very good value for the money!
|On Apr 26, 2007, natives4life Warrensburg, MO wrote:
I have ordered from Prairie Moon for the past 4 years and have never had a bad experience. The germination rate of the seeds (which is what I predominantly purchase) is excellent!
|On Feb 17, 2007, Helios Louisville, KY wrote:
Great selection, fast shipping and great customer service. There was a slight mix-up on my order: Eupatorium perfoliatum was sent instead of Eupatorium purpureum. An understandable mistake to be sure. I sent an email and the matter was resolved immediately. Even though this is a busy time of year I still got a nice handwritten note explaining the mix-up- a rare touch these days. These are good folks and I look forward to doing business with them again. Highly recommended.
|On Feb 14, 2007, mes Lawrence, KS wrote:
I've ordered seeds for several years now from Prairie Moon. They have a wonderful selection of high-quality seeds, and their customer service is excellent. I highly recommend Prairie Moon Nursery.
|On Nov 14, 2006, alicewho North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
I've ordered from Prairie Moon a couple times, love their selections, service was good, prices are very reasonable and speedy delivery.
|On Aug 29, 2006, zenpotter Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I have ordered from Prairie Moon several times. Every time I have been extremely happy and have recommended them to many people.
On November 24th, 2008, zenpotter added the following:
I received an email from Prairie Moon, the seeds that were out of stock are not available and ready to order. This is a special service they provide and it is so helpful. They truly aim to please.