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Positive ellenelle
(5 reviews)
On May 8, 2007, ellenelle Baldwin, NY wrote:

The first thing that impressed me was the rapid and thorough responses to my questions via email, much faster than other nurseries I've dealt with.

I, too, was nervous about ordering bare-root plants. But these were very large, in great condition, and better than any comparible potted ones I've gotten recently.

On top of everything, the prices for plants and shipping are really reasonable. And they threw in a bonus plant as well. A super company to deal with!

Positive SherriH
(1 review)
On Apr 28, 2007, SherriH Flower Mound, TX wrote:

I was very impressed with my first time online order from Hallson. The plants were shipped very quickly to my home in Texas. The pricing was very reasonable for the Praecox Climatis that I could not find locally. They also included a Lilium plant free of charge with my order, along with a hand written "Thank You!". It doesn't get much better than this!

Positive spot8907
(2 reviews)
On Apr 27, 2007, spot8907 Ida, MI wrote:

I placed an order with Hallsons after reading all the good reviews here at DG and I was not disappointed! There was a mixup about my credit card, my fault, and Chris went out of his way to contact me fast so my order could ship. Very nice man, a pleasure to speak with.

When my plants arrived yesterday I carefully inspected my plants being suspicious of bare root from nurseries due to bad experiences elsewhere and was suprised to find these are some of the healthyest plants I have ever recieved from mail order. The lillies still had roots and each one had a beautifull healthy nose already growing up out of the bulb, get that from another mail order company!

All of the plants are good sized and obviously healthy, and shipped at perfect planting time for my area. Also the plants are still mostly dormant, which again is perfect for this time of year.

These guys obviously know their plants and strive for customer satisfaction, I'm ordering more and feel confident recomending them to others!

Positive nanny_56
(20 reviews)
On Apr 19, 2007, nanny_56 Putnam County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered daylilies, lilium bulbs & hosta from Hallson Gardens. I was amazed at the size of the roots. Daylily fans are very nice size divisions. Customer service can't be beat either.

I placed my original order in Jan. for spring delivery and over the course of the last couple of months decided to add to it. All it took was an email to Chris and he emailed me an updated list each time. I received it yesterday. Fantastic packaging. They are more than happy to answer any questions.

Excellent prices, comparable to some others, but what you receive from Hallson Gardens is exceptional.

Chris & Brian set the standard that all mail order nurseries should try to achieve!!

On May 17th, 2007, nanny_56 added the following:

Just to update, All plants are thriving. Hostas are leafed out and gorgeous, Echinacea is growing, it was sent bare root and has almost caught up up with other from somwhere else that had leaves already! Daylilies are growing by leaps and bounds.

If they have what I want this is where I am going to buy it from now on. I have learned it doesn't hurt to inquire about something if it is not on their list.
On May 22nd, 2007, nanny_56 added the following:

Received my second order from Hallson Gardens today. I ordered 2 hostas and was given a bonus hosta also. They are very nice size plants and were packed well for plants already leafed out and the roots were still moist.

Hallson's is amazing!! 5 stars for Chris & Brian!!
Positive RIPlanter
(3 reviews)
On Apr 14, 2007, RIPlanter Barrington, RI wrote:

Ordered numerous hostas and other perennials. The company was very good about notifying me of the shipping date, and changing the date upon request. Also, very responsive to e-mail questions about planting and other questions. Plants arrived in very good condition, with very substantial root systems. I initially was concerned about ordering bare root plants, but the roots looked so vigorous, I am confident they will do well. They even threw in an extra hosta as a bonus. Overall, a very good experience with this company.

On May 20th, 2007, RIPlanter added the following:

Ordered a second time from this company, since the first batch was so great. The second group of plants was just as good as the first. The company also has great customer service. I was worried because three of the hosta had not yet poked through the ground. The owner advised me that those three typically appear later than others, and assured me that if for any reason they did not grow, they would be replaced without charge. Sure enough, the three grew as promised later in the spring. The fact that the company stood behind its product so well speaks volumes to the integrity of this outfit.
Positive mollyjenning
(12 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2007, mollyjenning Cos Cob, CT wrote:

You just can't go wrong when you order from this company.

The perrenials that arrived in an order last week had large, fat, healthy roots. I potted them up in gallon containers, but some of the roots were so large they really could have been put in slightly larger containers.

By using this company, you can acquire a large number of perrenials at a very reasonable price.

I will definitely order from them again.

Positive bagel_k
(11 reviews)
On Jan 18, 2007, bagel_k Central, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very good quality healthy and large plants at very reasonable prices. Plus fast shipping (within a week), friendly service and generous bonus plants. Probably the best deal around in terms of quality/price. I've ordered daylilies and hosta in summer 2006, and was extremely pleased with plants, big and healthy. Got a bonus daylily, HUGE. They all bloomed first year planted late July! I've ordered more plants in fall, including astilbes, lilies and some others. Also got perfect plants plus extra astilbe and bonus lily bulbs. Lily bulbs were larger than I bought from big bulb company and cost only about 1/3-1/2 price (and they had live roots still attached). They have good selection of lilies, daylilies and shade perennials, and LOTS of hostas. I only wish I had a bigger yard. Thank you!

Positive lapout
(1 review)
On Oct 19, 2006, lapout Arden, NC wrote:

Well I started out all of my ordering of my plants on Friday...needless to say by Sunday When I made My order with Hallson's I thought that my budget was shot. I wish I had found them first. I order late Sunday afternoon... I had my plants my Wed. Morning! Everyone else has not even taken the time to confirm my orders! I am so Happy with my experience with Hallsons. I ordered alot of sedumsand alot of lady mantles which were big anough for me to divide so When I ordered 6 I actually got to plant 12. They are my new border along with my new coral bells. I am itching to order more but I gotta wait two weeks or at least until I scrounge up some more money. I am restoring my grandfather's garden which used to be legendary here in asheville NC. He used to be a grower for the biltmore estate so nnedless to say his garden was beautiful. After his death the house and garden just went into such disrepair by renting thier house. But since I have grown up, moved home, bought thier home and starting to fix his legacy to this yard. Hallson made such an impression on me that for a moment there was a glimmer of hope of seeing this echanted garden that I grew up playing in a reality just with a small box of plants. Thank you and I will be back again....and again

Positive mlwdad
(1 review)
On Aug 30, 2006, mlwdad Saline, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have visted Hallson Gardens several times and each trip is great. Chris is very friendly and helpful. Often times he will take you down to the growing beds (a wooded hillside) and dig your hosta as you watch.

If you stop by Hallson Gardens be sure to save some time to go to Hidden Lake Gardens and see their hosta hillside. Hidden Lake is the Michigan State University botanical gardens and their hosta hillside is the Michigan Hosta Society's show garden

Positive phredo
(8 reviews)
On Jul 27, 2006, phredo Monroeville, PA wrote:

I order a few things from Hallson's (because of all of the positive feedback from this site) and was unaware that two of the items I had ordered were on sale. Not only did Hallson's give me the sale price, they also gave me a bonus plant. Oh yeah, I'll be back! Great company and absolutely beautiful, healthy stock. Thanks!

On June 2nd, 2007, phredo added the following:

Received my 2nd order just a few days ago. Ordered two more hosta and received a bonus hosta. Chris apologized for the size of my 'Stained Glass' and gave me 30% off of that particular plant! Personally, I found it was just as healthy as the others I've rec'd, just a tad smaller. Opening a package of Hallson's large hosta kind of reminds me of opening one of those folding umbrellas, the plant just gets bigger and bigger as you unwrap the packaging (they DON'T fold their hostas)! I LOVE this place. Wish I had more space to plant (and unlimited funds, too). I'd send all my business to Hallson's.
On June 26th, 2008, phredo added the following:

This is my third year ordering from Hallson's. I was just hoping that their plants were as nice as last year. Well, this year, they were even better! Nice, fresh large hosta and many, many fans of daylilies! Love this place!
Positive jab91864
(7 reviews)
On Jul 27, 2006, jab91864 Northern Michigan, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

You cannot go wrong ordering from Hallson's. I placed my very first order with them earlier this season. All the plants arrived looking exceptionally healthy....HUGE!!! Got an excellent bonus hosta as well.

Plan to "treat" myself to another order very soon !!!

A+ transaction !!

Positive coco1
(2 reviews)
On Jul 27, 2006, coco1 Lindenhurst, NY wrote:

Nothing but good things to say about this company. The Hostas I ordered were in top condition and they even sent me a free plant too. Plants are doing well in the ground as I write this. Will do business with them again.

Positive gardeninglady
(1 review)
On Jun 12, 2006, gardeninglady Boothbay Harbor, ME wrote:

I ordered both Daylilies and Hostas. One Hosta came in "iffy" condition. When I contacted Chris at Hallson, he told me what to do. A few days later, a new wonderful Hosta (of the kind I had ordered), arrived in super condition and looking absolutely as lovely as I had hoped for. Although sent in good faith, I am paying him for the second unordered Hosta. The other plants are doing very well now, especially after days of rain. The packaging is superior.

The thoughtfulness and promptness made me a fan of Hallson Garden. I will order again.

Positive venu209
(9 reviews)
On Jun 4, 2006, venu209 Jersey Shore, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I received my order from Hallson Gardens one month ago. All plants were in great shape and are currently very happily thriving in my garden. This company is a "must" to order from again....and again...and again etc. Superior packaging, healthy plants and timely arrival.

On October 5th, 2006, venu209 added the following:

I just received my second order for Hallson and I cannot say enough good things about this company. Healthy, healthy root systems, arrives on time. An added plus is their S&H fees which are incredibly reasonable. They will get my business again this spring!
Positive bluestem1946
(5 reviews)
On May 26, 2006, bluestem1946 Pawhuska, OK wrote:

I ordered several Russian sage, artemesia, and astible from this company in late winter for scheduled spring delivery. Literally every aspect of the transaction was easy and handled professionally by Hallston Gardens. All plants are alive and thriving. Highly recommend.

Positive hostasgalore
(1 review)
On May 24, 2006, hostasgalore Muscatine, IA wrote:

If your looking for quality hostas and perennials at quality price then I'd give Hallson Gardens a try. I've been ordering from them for the last 3 years and have been sastified with every order i've recieved. And I'll be back next year for more. Thanks for sending large quality plants.

Positive toofewanimals
(3 reviews)
On May 15, 2006, toofewanimals Trenton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered from Hallson's for the first time this year. I had one concern about the order and they took fantastic care of me. Great plants, great people.

Positive calypsa
(19 reviews)
On May 14, 2006, calypsa Plymouth, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I placed my first order with Hallson Gardens in February of this year. Instead of paying for shipping, I opted to make the drive and pick everything up.

Today I bundled up the family and made the trip to Hallson Gardens. I am so impressed! Chris is kind, helpful, and a joy to chat with. The hostas and perennials are out of this world! The growing grounds are great fun to walk through. What turned into a rather small order blossomed into more plants than we even know what to do with! I'm looking forward to placing another order soon, as is my mother. Or maybe we'll just pop by instead of ordering online :-) We can't wait to go back!! Chris, thank you for a wonderful experience.

Positive de_george
(6 reviews)
On May 12, 2006, de_george Midland, MI wrote:

I received well-formed Crocosmia bulbs and generous clumps of healthy Siberian Iris from Hallson Gardens. The Iris clumps were much larger than what I received from Bluestone Perennials. Excellent packaging & planting instructions. Reasonable prices too. I will definitely be purchasing from Hallson Gardens again in the future.

Positive juniebug360
(1 review)
On Apr 30, 2006, juniebug360 Seattle, WA wrote:

My plants arrived in excellent condition, perfectly packed, and the very specific planting instructions for each one were extremely helpful. I am not a professional or experienced gardener, so exacting instructions were important to my sucess with these plants. All plants are doing quite well and look healthy.
This is the first year that I've ordered plants online, and I've found the experience with Hallson Gardens to be very positive.

Positive cpatton412
(1 review)
On Apr 18, 2006, cpatton412 Fayetteville, AR wrote:

I ordered plants last fall from Hallson for the first time. Great service, response time and plants. They are coming up beautifully this spring-will definitely shop there again.

Positive zville123
(18 reviews)
On Oct 21, 2005, zville123 Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased the peony 'Eden's Perfume' from Hallson Garden's website. I received emails keeping me informed thru the entire process. My package arrived quickly with a beautiful, freshly-dug peony. And bonus Lilium 'Cote d'azure' bulbs were included with my order! Our peony is planted and I'll update on this site on it's progress. I'm very satisfied with the customer service and quality of product (thus far). I would definitely order from them again!

Positive plantnutz
(5 reviews)
On Aug 21, 2005, plantnutz Austell, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

First order from Hallson's. I ordered from their July sale. What beauties I received and they looked as though they had just been dug even though they traveled through a terrible heatwave. I'll definitely order from them again.

Positive maxxy
(5 reviews)
On Jul 22, 2005, maxxy Aurora, IL wrote:

I was amazed on how fast my order arrived, packaging, size, and A+++++++!! Thanks Chris!

Positive hemlady
(16 reviews)
On Jun 2, 2005, hemlady Melvindale, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I just received my first order of Heuchera from this company. I ordered two plants and they sent me another as a bonus. The plants arrived in excellent condition and I am extremely pleased with them and the fast delivery. A+++++++++++

Positive marcop
(15 reviews)
On May 31, 2005, marcop Plover, WI wrote:

I purchased six hibiscus plants from Hallson Gardens in early Spring. They arrived on schedule at the beginning of May in bareroot form. I was impressed with the quality of these bareroots, especially because I have grown hibiscus for years and last year, bought them from Springhill. There is no comparison beteween the two companies. Hallson is vastly superior, whereas in the case of Springhill I have received four replacement plants, all of which looked as if they might not grow. To be fair to Springhill, these bareroots may still thrive, although with Hallson I had no doubt whatsoever that they would grow from the beginning.

Positive GusCooper
(10 reviews)
On May 24, 2005, GusCooper Marysville, OH wrote:

Fantastic customer service. Plants arrived in great shape and everything is thriving, including several bonus flowers. Some of the best packaging of mail-order plants that I have ever seen. This company is first-rate and I highly recommend it. I'll be shopping at Hallson Gardens again.

Positive Tkzone7
(3 reviews)
On May 22, 2005, Tkzone7 Jonesboro, AR (Zone 7a) wrote:

This was my first time ordering mail order hostas. Boy and I glad I picked them!

I got them last week and they are already showstoppers in my garden. I highly reccomend them to anyone, you won't be sorry.

Positive dhaven
(6 reviews)
On May 21, 2005, dhaven Solon, IA wrote:

I ordered from this nursery for the first time this spring, and was absolutely delighted with the hostas I received. The root systems are phenomenal! All were large, beautiful divisions, and they have settled into the garden and put on excellent growth in just a few weeks. First rate customer service, with multiple emails (amazing this time of year), and a very nice bonus hosta, too. I'll definitely order again. Love their hosta forum--a great service to the gardening community.

Positive arachide
(12 reviews)
On May 17, 2005, arachide Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great company, just received my first order from them. They promptly respond to all emails and their plants are very healthy. I ordered a selection of Astilbes, a new plant for me, and wasn't quite sure what I was looking at when I opened the box. Fortunately, they send planting instructions for each plant (very nice) and I couldn't believe it when I came home tonight and saw my Astilbes already showing new growth. I just planted them over the weekend.

Another surprise was a free bonus plant! My order was not very large and yet they sent another type of Astilbe as a bonus. I wish I had ordered more from them.

Positive duckaday
(1 review)
On May 15, 2005, duckaday Bloomington, IN wrote:


I ordered h.EL-NINO and 3 field grown tiarella AND GOT
3 eyes for EL-NINO and tiarella clumps as big as my
hand,also a pulmonaria that was in excellant shape!

Positive kattrox
(20 reviews)
On Apr 30, 2005, kattrox Floyds Knobs, IN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Excellent plants well packaged. This is the 2nd year I have purchased from them last year I ordered hostas this year perennials. The hostas are beautiful already! I can't wait to see the perennials come alive! Highly recommend!

Positive Larry1940
(6 reviews)
On Apr 23, 2005, Larry1940 Portland, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Discovered this nursery on this site, the plant they sent was excellent. Quickly responded to e-mails, and maintained contact till the plant was shipped. I highly recommend.

Positive LazyJean
(14 reviews)
On Apr 20, 2005, LazyJean Omaha, NE wrote:

I just got an order from the folks at Hallson and I couldn't be happier. The hostas are in great shape and the bonus plant is outstanding! I will be ordering from them again.

Positive Memphis_Aggie
(4 reviews)
On Apr 15, 2005, Memphis_Aggie Memphis, TN wrote:

I've ordered twice from this company. First, the hostas and ferns I received last year are thriving this year. Second the hostas and perennials I received this year are large for mail order and have extensive roots. Both times I ordered I was given a free hosta and both times they were friendly professionals who got my order placed on time, despite changes in delivery dates.

On September 30th, 2005, Memphis_Aggie added the following:

Just an update - I ordered a 3rd time and was very happy with the large healthy plants I received last week. I also got a great bonus set of Asiatic lilly bulbs and advice about what to plant when and why.
Positive MrOrganic
(6 reviews)
On Jan 21, 2005, MrOrganic Midlothian, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great place for hosta's. Good size plants at a good price. Great customer service. I have emailed with the owner several times about the xvirus that effects some hosta's. He was very informative and helpful with all of my questions. Quality products from quality people. You can't go wrong here.

Positive langbr
(25 reviews)
On Jan 4, 2005, langbr Lenexa, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

I ordered bare root peonies and lily bulbs this past fall. When the shipment arrived (right on schedule by the way) I was VERY pleased with the health of the roots and bulbs. Both were also of extremely large size. Very impressed. I also emailed them a couple of times and their responsiveness was top notch....answered within 24 hours and answered all my questions.

Will definitely order again.

Positive ncpepper
(21 reviews)
On Nov 15, 2004, ncpepper Pilot Mountain, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Absolutely AWESOME customer service. They treat you as though you are the only customer. Chris held an item for me although it was a sell-out. Products also first-rate and you get more than you ordered (even though what you ordered is already bigger than other companies, healthy), for example, ordered 3 bulbs and got 4, another item marked as 'too small to charge' and got the bulbs free - even other good companies would not do that!
Well I could go on and on....but my experience and all this other good feedback should make the point!

Positive betwen
(8 reviews)
On Oct 21, 2004, betwen Channahon, IL wrote:

By far the best mail order plants, I have ever received.
Hallson Garden rates A++ for their customer service, communications with customers and most outstanding, their plants. The plants surpassed even nursery bought plants for the size of the plant and the gorgeous root system.

I will be placing another order (the second in a week) to take advantage of their year end sale. You cannot go wrong with these fine folks.

On November 6th, 2004, betwen added the following:

The second shipment of plants were as fantastic as the first. Wonderful communications, and fast service.
I already have my hosta wish list started for Spring.

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