Comments regarding Four Seasons NurseryClick here to return to Four Seasons Nursery's listing.
You are viewing only positive comments
|On Jun 15, 2017, David4039 Newburgh, IN wrote:
I ordered serveral different plants from them, to include an apple tree. I discovered the horrible reviews online and I was in a panic. I am happy to say that I was VERY pleased with the shipping time (It took one week from day order was placed to my door). I was also very happy to see that the plants were in decent shape. The potted plants were suffering from some shipping shock but made a quick bounce back. EVERYTHING is growing great and looks very healthy. I will order from them again and hope for the same results. Fwiw...it is inexpensive bc they send small plants. If you are like me and ok with that, then the price isn't too bad.
On Jun 15, 2017, Four Seasons Nursery responded with:
"On Jun 16, 2017 7:54 AM, Four Seasons Nursery responded with:
|On Apr 13, 2016, LilDesertPlot Tooele, UT wrote:
I ordered from this company last year (2015) After placing my order with them, I read a lot of negative reviews and got pretty nervous about what was going to happen, but almost all of my plants arrived healthy and dormant. I did order in late Winter, however, so I think that helped protect the plants from much danger of freezing or getting too hot while in transit. The plants I had that ended up dying were due to lack of care on my part.
|On Apr 5, 2015, punky1991 Bevier, MO wrote:
Posted on January 26, 2015, updated April 5, 2015
On October 14th, 2014, punky1991 added the following:
If I receive my order by Friday I will change my review. I am happy with my last order which was a dwarf orange and a dwarf lemon. It arrived right at 3 weeks that was mail order this time i ordered online so it wouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t take as long well Friday will be 3 weeks so if I get it by then and its in good shape then I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll be willing to change my rating.
On October 17th, 2014, punky1991 added the following:
Well still haven\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t gotten it and by there email they just sent me id say they still haven\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t even shipped yet. If I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t get it soon I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m canceling cause I found another place that has the same thing and they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d have it to me at 4 days at the most
On October 17th, 2014, punky1991 added the following:
Well still haven\\\\\\\'t gotten it and by there email they just sent me id say they still haven\\\\\\\'t even shipped yet. If I don\\\\\\\'t get it soon I\\\\\\\'m canceling cause I found another place that has the same thing and they\\\\\\\'d have it to me at 4 days at the most
On October 23rd, 2014, punky1991 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I recieved my order today. It took 1 day short of 4 weeks to get my order i only ordered 1 3n1 dwarf citrus tree. It looks fairly good its at least a foot tall.
On January 26th, 2015, punky1991 changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
Pretty sure one of the citrus on my 3n1 citrus tree is dead and one has no leaves also the free bulbs did nothing.
On April 5th, 2015, punky1991 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
they are growing good and my lemon tree is already blooming
|On Jul 7, 2014, Dolphin2fairy Toms River, NJ wrote:
My order arrived ahead of schedule, they were responsive to my email. EVERYTHING I ordered arrived in wonderful condition, carefully packaged & preserved. You can tell they care about their products, not to mention everything smelled wonderful. I don't know what they use but I'd love their secret lol. I ordered almost $100 worth of perennials, trees, bushes & grass. The hybrid day lily mix literally started sprouting not even 3 days after I planted it. The kwansan Japanese cherry blossom tree was an instantaneous grower. The 3 in 1 angel trumpet tree is going strong & the hibiscus are well on their way. The only thing I'm waiting for are the old fashioned day lilies, ornamental corner grass garden, bicolor butterfly bush & old fashioned bleeding heart. But please take into account the fact that I am a novice, I'm learning as I go here. I water everything with miracle grow sprinkled in. I am definitely doing business with this company again, I was pleasantly surprised. Thank you for helping me to make my landscape. & garden beautiful!
|On Jun 18, 2014, Hillcrest1 Norfolk, NE wrote:
I ordered 3 pampas grass, 1 surprise package, 6 golden sundrops, the 3 tree bargain, 4 yucca and 3 hybrid poplar. The surprise package was $4.99 and they sent plants that prices on their own website added up to $48.98 (more than my total bill with shipping). I was very pleased with the surprise plants and I said to my wife, if half of the plants live, I will be happy. All of the yucca lived and are growing well, the 3 pampas plants are doing well, the hybrid poplars have literally grown any where from 4 to 10 inches in 5 weeks. The golden sundrops are ok, only 2 of 6 lived, but those 2 plants look pretty good (10 inches tall). The tree bargain turned out to be red maples, which I was excited about initially, they all ended up dead though. The surprise pack again was $4.99 and they sent 2 peony trees, a cinnamon fern and a burning bush which total $48.98 on their website. Unfortunately only 1 peony tree lived out of those 4 items, but if I bought it by itself on their website, it would have cost me $19.99 by itself. It was exciting to think about saving that much money if everything lived. Unfortunately everything did not live, but overall, it was still excellent value. I lost $5.33 total on the 4 dead sundrops, $2.79 on the dead maple trees and gained $15 with my live peony tree (cost of peony is $19.99 minus the cost of surprise package $4.99 = $15.00) so I came out $6.88 ahead over what I expected from my order, and I thought the cost for all of that stuff was incredibly cheap to begin with. To sum it up, it was disappointing to lose some plants, especially after they really got me excited when the "surprise" plants arrived, but I have to say I expected a certain loss going into the deal, and even with the deaths, the plants exceeded my expectations so far. I also got a few flower seeds and some watermelon seeds that are growing in the garden just fine. I highly recommend the hybrid poplars, they look great for $15 trees, let alone the $2 price per tree you pay from four seasons. I am writing this only 5 weeks after planting.
|On May 9, 2014, yodecat Dallas, TX wrote:
All of the plants we ordered from 4 Seasons arrived in good shape, and after a couple of weeks, all of them are burgeoning.
|On Dec 3, 2013, BobRoberts Hastings, NE wrote:
I placed an order of about $300 on dwarf fruit trees, hedges and roses in April of this year. Everything but the roses, lavender and one dwarf citrus looked like people say... a stick.
On Dec 3, 2013, Four Seasons Nursery responded with:
"On Dec 19, 2013 10:37 AM, Four Seasons Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your kind posting on Garden Watchdog. Your experience is more typical of our normal customers as we do ship hundreds of thousands of packages to satisfied customers each year. Thank you again and happy gardening!"
|On May 23, 2013, HorticulturGirl Penn Yan, NY wrote:
I'm a second time buyer from Four Seasons Nursery. My first order was a disaster. The very first disaster, in fact, ordering from a mail order company in my 15-year ordering history. I figured it was a rare fluke experience and accepted it. (The problem was the NOVEMBER receipt of a JULY order, and getting plants I did not order as well as not receiving all of the plants I DID order which monetarily shorted me by over $10).
|On Apr 3, 2013, bklynhts New York, NY wrote:
Received items in 2 1/2 weeks from date of order in bare root condition - most plants handled their journey from Illinois to Brooklyn, NY quite well. I soaked the roots for 4 hours and planted them right away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that these plants survive.
|On May 26, 2012, lolmewz Abingdon, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on January 15, 2012, updated May 26, 2012
On May 26th, 2012, lolmewz changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Most of the lilacs that started off well after I planted them then they died after a bad frost, and so did most of my order. However all of the plants that died were replaced for free, I returned my shipping label along with the dead plants because I felt bad demanding the replacement of almost my entire order but they replaced everything and they did not charge shipping on the replacements either. The new plants seem to be doing well, they were all dormant and bare-root like always but some are starting to make leaves so with no frost to kill them they should do well. I have had them in planters for about two weeks now. I do have to say that when people order bare-root plants to be careful to not let them dry out, I know it is hard to tell because they do not have any leaves so I suggest watering them every other day.
|On May 11, 2012, trainbrain0204 New Miami, OH wrote:
I have ordered from this company a couple of times. They do take a long time to ship but once that is understood, no big deal. I have not dealt with customer service as I have not needed to do so. All I know is three years down the line, my cheap hostas are growing beautifully as are my blackberry bushes, strawberries, etc. I have no complaints about this company. After all, you do get what you pay for. But in my case, I have beautiful plants that cost a fraction of what a nursery would have cost.
|On Apr 30, 2012, monkeyfish Honeoye Falls, NY wrote:
I've gotten these catalogs for years and thrown them out, but this year my garden task list included some "wilder" areas and these tiny CHEAP trees and other plants were just the thing. These plants were sticks - small ones at that - but very healthy looking. Just the touch of green that lets you know they're no longer fully dormant... And decent root systems, too.
|On Jun 20, 2011, Mr_Washington wrote:
I received a 4Seasons Nursery catalog in the mail, and after thoroughly reading through it, I was very anxious about ordering at least half the catalog. After placing my first order, I began to get eager about recieving my plants. I read some negative feedback on the shipping process; however, my experience was excellent. I received my plants in a timely manor. It actually states in the catalog that these plants will be shipped according to hardiness zone. I look forward to ordering from Dave's Garden. If it's anything like 4Seasons, I know I won't be dissappointed.
|On Jun 15, 2011, LadyRoseWinters Pikeville, KY wrote:
I have thoroughly enjoyed shopping with Four Seasons Nursery. Their prices are reasonable any time, but when they have a sale--watch out, yaard!
|On May 30, 2011, obsensical Green Forest, AR wrote:
I ordered despite reading most of the negative feedback on this site. I had first placed an order with another company, but after seeing how much cheaper I could get the same items from Four Seasons, I decided to give them a try. Heck, even if half of my order died, I was still going to have more plant for my dollar. Hard to resist that.
|On May 16, 2011, spanknjenn Newport, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered 3 red double knock out roses bushes and one hydrangea around the last week in April took just a little over 2 weeks just like was stated at the top of their website, Every one of my plants were alive with very good clean root balls, I am very happy with this company and now will continue to shop with them, This was my first time shopping a plant catologe
|On May 6, 2011, argoquest Plainsboro, NJ wrote:
Posted on May 2, 2011, updated May 6, 2011
On May 6th, 2011, argoquest changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
A quick update:
Well, the order arrived and I must say I was pleasantly surprised - especially when I had zero expectations. The good: a fern had soil around its roots an looked very healthy, 2 bags of lily bulbs looked fine, a few seeds (in plastic bags) looked fine; creeping sedum looked pretty good. Angel Trumpets - looked like second year's new growth on 1/2" diameter stem with very good root ball (I potted it immediately), the leaves where a little off in color (but try spending 5 days in a dark box, lol). The total height of AT was about 7". The lemon tree looked like a clump of 5 leafs on 1" stalk - leafs looked OK. The only disappointing item was Japanese forest grass - it was potted, but looked miserable. I must say everything was well packed - I'd use a little less water (everything arrived in a stapled plastic bag). So the bottom line – you get what you pay for. It'll be a while before they'll become show-worthy specimen. But getting there is half the fun (for some).
P.S. I still would prefer to know just what exactly I am getting – is it a seedling size plant, 2-year or just seeds. Their catalog’s pictures show fully grown plants and in retrospect I was crazy to believe that I’ll be getting something similar for that low price.
|On Apr 28, 2011, schommerj Chicago, IL wrote:
My order included about 10 items. The plants and bulbs arrived at the correct planting time in Chicago, looking good. By the day after their arrival they were all perking up their heads in a late April rain. Very pleased with my 1st order.
|On Apr 28, 2011, hsfgarden Newton Center, MA wrote:
The order was late to arrive, but, I received potted plants, not bare rooted. The plant looked healthy, much better then the barerooted I received from another nursery last year. Thank you FOUR SEASONS
|On Apr 4, 2011, theaceofspades Brentwood, NY wrote:
Four Seasons catalog sells low priced plants and it is expected that you get small size. I returned the label when plants didn't grow and they were replace no charge. I take advantage of sales and I am very pleased with the $2.50 each 2 yr old Mulberry(Alba) which I am using as root stocks. The roots were long, thick and uncut. The grafts are all now pushing buds.
|On Mar 16, 2011, farmlife Willis, MI wrote:
Posted on May 8, 2010, updated March 16, 2011
On March 16th, 2011, farmlife changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
UPDATE ONE YEAR LATER: I originally left Neutral feedback last year due to lack of communication and slow shipping even though my trees and ground cover plants were fine.
But I'm now upgrading to Positive because I just ordered 60 more bare root Hybrid Willows and, once again, I'm very pleased with their condition and size, especially for less than $1.50 each. And this year, they arrived in just two weeks.
Last Spring, I first ordered bare root Hybrid Willows from fastgrowingtrees.com at ten times the price - yes, $15 each plus an outrageous $73 for regular delivery time via FedEx of a lightweight, little 8x8x48 box. The trees had great roots and the shipping and customer service was wonderful, but one of the trees arrived dead (I planted it just in case, but, alas, it was truly deceased).
Not willing to spend that kind of money again, I then gambled on 4seasons with an order of twenty 2-3' trees at one tenth the price. They all survived and grew so vigorously (in the same spot and growing conditions) that by Winter, many of them were indistinguishable from the 3-4' expensive trees.
Granted, the packaging by fastgrowingtrees.com was superior to the mere plastic bag that 4seasons uses (they don't even wrap the roots in moist paper towels), but the roots were not dry, perhaps because I only live a couple states away from IL, so shipping time was probably just a day or two.
Anyway, at least for Hybrid Willows, I have to say that 4seasons can be an excellent source!
|On Sep 13, 2010, SherrieLM Brinnon, WA wrote:
I have to admit that when I saw their prices that I didn't expect much. I figured if half my plants survived, I would be doing better that with the last mail order company I used (SpringHill...same plants, higher prices). EVERY single plant survived and grew - 74 of them. Yes, they were small and some looked like they were dead, but I planted them anyway. Gave everybody a handful of good soil in each hole and finished them off with MiracleGro Quick Start. WOW!!! The rhubarb has caught up with the nursery-grown one I bought at triple the price, the trumpet vines went from 6 inch sticks to 18 and multi-branched, and the carpet phlox (which were maybe 2 inch long pieces) are now 8 inch circles which bloomed both spring and fall. Several things were very slow, but my husband wouldn't let me dig them up...and he was right.....they grew,too. Yes, I will order from them again....at those prices I can get a lot of ground covered as long as I give the plants a little TLC.
|On May 29, 2010, cfbloom Marengo, IL wrote:
Every plant I have ordered from this company has been fine, but-
|On May 26, 2010, TishSparr Lincoln, NE wrote:
There has not been one problem with any of the flowers that I ordered. Everything was wonderful packaged along with great planting instructions. I did not expect to see growth so quickly.
|On May 21, 2010, flockofchickens wrote:
Despite the feedback on this list, I bought from Four Seasons Nursery because the prices are outrageously cheap. I desperately needed to plant 30 Lombardy Poplars to quickly block my view of the teenage gangsters who sit on their roof glaring into my backyard. I also needed the added security of the beautiful (and ruthless) rosa rugosa along my perimeter fencing. This would have cost me a fortune - if I had one. So when my long awaited package came, it was, indeed, a dried-up bunch of bareroot sticks in one smallish package. I unpacked them immediately into buckets of water and to my surprise, they budded within days - before I could even plant them all. And they are all doing beautifully; for the tiniest fraction of what I would have paid elsewhere. I couldn't be happier and I will definitely order again!
|On Aug 12, 2009, K4CLE Germantown, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered from Four Seasons Nursery back in the early spring and that was before I had read all the ratings on this company. But I must say that everyting I ordered has been living and doing well. I ordered a couple citrus plants, a dwarf apple tree and several stone cherry bushes. I even went by to visit this company a few weeks ago when I was in the area. The name out front says Owen Nursery in large letters and then there are about a half-dozen other company names listed on the bill-board out by the road. Company names such as Four Seasons, Burgess, Direct Gardening, etc., etc. So, it is hard to tell which company you are actually dealing with! But again, I must say that I am pleased with what I ordered and what I received.
|On Jun 27, 2009, pueblo52 Lebanon, TN wrote:
I've ordered a few times over the past 5 years and have always had good luck. This time I ordered 10 Poplar Hybrids trees, got one extra. Amazingly cheap, arrived in the twig state, but healthy. I stuck them in a bucket of water, then a few weeks later after the last frost, started setting them out. By then all 11 trees had starting leafing out. All I did was dig a hole, put each one in it, added some extra dirt, watered them for a few days. They are all thriving, have added two feet in height, making them almost as tall as me, over 5', healthy leaves, they will be shade trees and tall as my house in 3 years.
|On Jun 13, 2009, deborahstull Rutherfordton, NC wrote:
After reading some of the negative comments here I must say I was skeptical. I placed my order anyway, I got 2 purple empress trees, 2 manchurian apricots, 2 hydrangea trees, 12 phlox, and 12 creeping red sedum. They all arrived fine, shipping did take a while though. So far everything is doing fine except for the phlox which I planted on a very steep hill with no good dirt at all on it. They are still trying to make it so we'll see. All in all, the plants were in good shape when they arrived and besides the shipping taking a long time, I have to say the experience was positive so far.
|On Jun 25, 2008, cornea503 Spring Hill, TN wrote:
We received their catalog out of the blue sometime in may and decided to place a "test" order with them to see what we got. We ordered 6 rose of sharon, 4 hydrangea trees, 3 pampas grasses, some irish moss, a few red sedum and a couple of walk on mes. I knew they would be bare root and that wasn't a problem. I have limited experience with bare root stuff and gardening in general but knew they would be "twigs" . After placing the order, I came across this site and saw all the negative reviews and was somewhat dissapointed I had placed the order. I was expecting to receive either mush, dead twigs or nothing at all...Few weeks went by and we finally received our order. Everything we ordered was in the bag delivered by DHL. The rose of sharons were around 2' tall 'twigs' as described in their catalog, the hydrangeas were 2-3' (much bigger than I expected), the pampas grass was alive (it was actually green in their own little peat pots) but were rather small 6"-8", the irish mosses were all alive but were somewhat small, the red sedum looked like it was DOA, the walk on me looked DOA as well. I was still skeptical any of this stuff would do anything (based on the reviews) but we planted everything anyway. The small stuff was planted first, we then soaked and "heeled" in the hydrangea and rose of sharon in a wheel barrow with soil because we didn't have time to plant those during the week. Saturday came along and we went out to see our "twigs", to our surprise, most of the Rose of sharons had started to bud, a couple of the hydrangea did as well. So we planted everything based on their recomendations. By the end of the week the RS had small leaves and the hydrangeas had a few buds. Two weeks later, the hydrangeas began to bud and now all have leaves. The sedum also began to bud and has some growth though not a whole lot. To be honest our dogs have trampled them a few times. The Irish mosses didn't fare so well, 3 of the 4 have disapeared (dead or buried probably due to their small size) one is still there and somewhat green but has not grown (might be getting too much water). Pampas grass is dead (they were probably too small and should have gone in a container until they got some size)The walk on my was truly DOA. So all in all we are pretty satisfied with our order considering the cost. If there was one negative it would just be the size of some of the items we received but then again they are inexpensive for a reason. We won't bother with the refund for the stuff that died as it was not very expensive and not worth the time. So our average cost for the surviving plants based on our order total is probably around $1-$2 so I can't complain.
|On Jun 17, 2008, Lpearson42 Miamisburg, OH wrote:
I will try to be as honest as possible with my rating of this company. I have received three shipments of plants from them, the first two were timely, the third shipment took more time (2-3 weeks from time of order). All of the plants we have received looked fine and are doing just fine. We have ordered items such as trees, grapevines, blueberry plants, hostas and strawberry plants. I will remind people to keep their shipping labels for one year...the package and website both tell customers to do that (just put them in a drawer like me!). I had some strawberries that died after we planted them, and I simply followed the instructions...sent the shipping label back to them with a letter detailing which plants died. I called them today (about 2 weeks after sending the information), and the representative told me the replacement order has shipped. So far, I have had good dealings with this company.
|On Apr 20, 2008, ToniD Frankfort, KY wrote:
I read all the negative reports posted here and decided to give Four Seasons Nursery a shot anyway and placed an order for lots of mostly bare root trees. When my order arrived, I inspected everything and everything looked healthy. I was short three Colorado Blue Spruce and six Rose of Sharon bushes and immediately e-mailed customer service. Within a short time, the missing stock arrived and were healthy also. All 96 are in the ground and doing beautifully. I would definitely order from Four Seasons Nursery again.
|On Apr 10, 2008, Len123 Adrian, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
I got much more than i expected after reading the reviews, but for the price of three nursery plants, I consider it a bargain. My order arrived at the time i wanted it to even though you can't pick your date. the order was complete plus extra seed packs,and 3 varieties of bulbs. I ordered 3 paw paw,16 wash. hawthorn,5 red twig dogwood,2 peegee hydrang.,10 aparagus,4 snowball bushes. plants are well rooted, easy to plant, came with a planting and instruction booklet, no damage whatsoever, very surprised because they came in a green bag. everything was dormant and bareroot(nice roots for size), the snowballs came potted like a large rose band. After learning my lesson on the large $300 trees, now suffering transplant shock, this seems to be a more sensible way to go. I don't have a cardiac if i have a loss! Would order again from this company.
|On Apr 9, 2008, Jungle_cat Greensburg, KY wrote:
Shipping time was reasonable and my order was sent complete. Everything is in good shape, though dormant - exactly like they said. We are in the process of planting our items - a bunch of rose of sharons, strawberries, strazzberries, rasberries, asparagus and a fruit cocktail tree. The roots look healthy and nothing was dry or brittle. I will update once I see how they come in.
On May 17th, 2008, Jungle_cat added the following:
Here is my update.
It took us almost 2 weeks from the arrival date to get everything planted. That really worried me. In that time, while we had things sitting, a few things got mold on them (our fault, not 4 seasons). That makes me wonder if the "moldy" items that others recieved was because of how long it took to get their items due to shipping time?
Anyway, despite that, everything got planted. All of the rose of sharons have leaves coming in, and some of them are getting really full now. The Fruit Cocktail tree is covered in leaves. All but one raspberry bush came in - still giving the last one some time before I request a replacement. All of the asparagus have come up - and those are the ones we planted moldy. In fact the moldy ones were the first to come up and are now the biggest. And all but a couple strawberry plants have come in and some are starting to get flowers. Again, I'm giving the remaining strawberries a little more time before we request replacements.
Overall I am extremely pleased with this shipment. There is no way I would have been able to get all of this locally for the price they offer. I am already planning to order more fruit trees and bulbs from them next year.
|On Apr 7, 2008, legallorelei Chateaugay, NY wrote:
I bought a lot of different plants from 4 Seasons last spring (2007). I live way up north and we get BRUTALLY COLD winters! I ordered hibiscus, delphiniums, butterfly bushes, a silver lace vine, fern leaf bleeding hearts, strawberries, and many more. Everything arrived in an appropriate time to plant, in "dormant" conditions. One of the hibiscus did have mold on it, but I planted it anyway. Everything I put in the ground performed beautifully! Even the moldy hibiscus! Spring has just barely begun, but so far everything is coming back nicely. I've found their products to be very hardy, so far. I just ordered another batch of plants, and hope to do as well as last year. I've recommended 4 Seasons to others in my area, as well.
On June 6th, 2008, legallorelei added the following:
Well, everything came back BEAUTIFULLY!! The products I purchased from 4 Seasons came back better than some I bought locally. PLUS, the new plants I purchased this spring are doing so well! The 6 sand cherries I bought already have lots of new growth! And the Maximillian sunflowers are up about 5 inches! I know a lot of people have been dissatisfied with this company, but honestly, my experience with them has been great, and I'm really a BIG FAN!
|On Feb 22, 2008, ConGar wrote:
I considered giving a neutral instead of a positive, because admittedly a quarter of my order was obviously Dead On Arrival even to my novice eyes, and now I suspect half of my order was actually DOA.
On March 3rd, 2008, ConGar added the following:
I should update about my comment on the seeds. I'd say seeds from Four Seasons are above 50/50, and since in this case they were free seeds with my order I suppose I must say they are wonderful.
(Still 50/50 on bulbs, though.)
Last year I placed two orders, and got two packets of L-Crop Tomatoe seeds (among other things) - there were lots of seeds in each packet, which while I do love Tomatoes it was more than I could plant (lack of space because I'd already planted tom seeds), so I saved the seeds I didn't plant.
Just over a week ago I decide to put four seeds in some dirt and see what might happen. I wasn't expecting much, but I do believe at least two of the four planted are going to come up, and if I recall properly (from last year) sometimes these seeds start slower than other toms, so I might yet end up with all four planted coming up.
(Therefore I felt I should come back and say that - after this - I'd trust buying seeds from Four Seasons, as well.)
I'm going to try some of the remaining Vine Peach seeds (also free) in a couple weeks, perhaps I'll get some of them growing as well. I'd like to because thanks to pests (ants and bunnies) I didn't actually get any peaches off the ones I planted last year.
On July 9th, 2009, ConGar added the following:
If I hadn't all ready rated this company positive, after my experience this year I would change my rating to postive.
This spring I placed an order, and it was divided into two shipments - the first shipment arrived short one item. I decided to call rather than send the packing label back since this was about a missing item and not one that failed I wasn't sure what to do. Turns out sending the packing label is pretty standard for everything with this company.
(I also want to note that the lady I spoke to on the phone was very nice and friendly despite the fact that I'm sure she was having a busy (if not rough) day - the phone was so busy that it took me three/four tries to get through.)
Anyway, I believe it took about three weeks, but the missing item did get shipped to me. Interestingly enough that item was healthier than the one with the original shipment. I had ordered two 3-in-1 Butterfly Bushes, and with the first one only one of the "three" has lived. In the end, I decided not to request a replacement for that one since the survivor was the purple section, and I'm happy enough with that, and so far the "missing" still appears that all "three" bushes are healthy, so I should still get at least one 3-in-1.
Seriously, though aside from one Lavender Astilbe (that still after several months has not shot up any green growth - I may end up having to request a replacement here, but I recently checked and the root system still seems to be healthy) and that one 3-in-1 BB I was very impressed by the quailty of items I received from FSN this year.
|On Feb 7, 2008, hlibebe St Petersburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I ordered 3 snowball bushes, 4 lilacs, 2 hydrangea trees, 2 apricot trees (of some sort), 2 pink pussy willows and got some bulbs for free back in November 2007. Total was about 30 some odd dollars/change. The snowball bushes were packed in dirt, bulbs packed in sawdust, and the rest was bare root. I did not unpackage or soak/plant my items for about 5 days after arrival, but when I did- I noticed I was missing one of the apricot trees (no big deal, it cost me an extra cent.) I used this hormone growth formula that has brought many of my "dead" plants back to life on the items I did have and am very pleased to say, they are all sprouting nicely this time of year in Florida. I was afraid the cold chill we got in January would kill them all, but only one of my lilacs died from the chill (it was sprouting before the chill.)
On March 12th, 2008, hlibebe added the following:
In the middle of February I placed an order for several plants (after pouring over their catalog along w/ other mail order catalogs for four months) for 60 hybrid willow, 2 weeping willows, 2 bluemoon clematis, and 9 robin hood rose hedges. All of which have arrived today! :D (The catalog stated delivery would begin in March, so I wasn't expecting it right away when I ordered those plants.) Everything looks good, and if only the Florida weather will allow, I hope to plant them tomorrow. This was definately another positive experience for me again.
An update to the plants received back in Nov 2007: when i went to move the plant bed for the snowball bush at my boyfriend's house last week, thinking we should put some good soil in the area since we just dug a hole n planted it back in Nov, we saw that the plant had several long feeder roots that reached out about 2-3 feet from under the 6 inch branch that made up the snowball bush. I was very impressed with this plant's vigor! needless to say, we carefully reburied the roots n just put top soil n fertilizer around the plant. **This may have also been due the hormone growth formula I applied to the plant, but I'm still pleased.**
|On Jan 4, 2008, jjh422d South Windsor, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have not always had the best of luck with plants from Four Seasons, but I took a chance last spring on a 'Blue Moon' rose and a couple of butterfly bushes.
|On Sep 20, 2007, soapwort243 South Milwaukee, WI wrote:
This past winter, I had spring fever and placed an order for some very inexpensive rose bushes. To my shock, they were delivered the end of March--which is Very early for Wisconsin. I didn't have a place ready for them, but planted them close to the house. Well- they are beautiful right now !! (especially the cheapest ones) They are better than the expensive ones I bought from another place. And I don not have a lot of success with roses- but these were hardy.
|On Aug 27, 2007, Toni05 Brookfield, IL wrote:
Received two plants from Four Seasons Nursery today..they arrived in excellent condition. Plants were well-packaged, and plants arrived sooner than I expected. Toni