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|On Jun 8, 2019, PlantTillPlantd Mount Pleasant, PA wrote:
This was my first year ordering from these guys, and I must say their plants are well worth the price. Everything arrived well packaged and established without being root bound at the perfect time for planting. Highly recommended!
|On Nov 13, 2018, BorisBauer Easley, SC wrote:
After years of providing not only wonderful plants and service, I'm sorry to report that 'Song Sparrow' will be closing its doors, due to retirement, ~ November 2018. This nursery has been the mainstay of providing new deciduous magnolia varieties for many, many years. What a loss, but also a big thank you for providing the very best of plant material examples over the years.
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|On Oct 20, 2018, Teresa_B Saint Louis, MO wrote:
I ordered 7 shrubs (on sale) and 5 perennials. I was blown away by the size and quality of everything I received especially the shrubs. These were not 4 inch pots! I am in the process of placing another order as the quality was outstanding.
|On May 23, 2018, treeguy_NY Clarence, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I purchased three trees from Klehm's Song Sparrow this spring - my first order with the company. All three plants arrived potted, in active growth, and very well packaged. I was surprised by the size of the plants for the price/cost - very reasonable compared to other companies I have ordered from before. I plan on ordering from them again in the future - their tree peony selection is tempting!
|On Apr 7, 2018, Theperegrine Irving, TX wrote:
I ordered a tree peony from Klehmís Song Sparrow. They got my respect for charging my credit card only right before the plant shipped, rather than immediately. Contrast this with Michigan Bulbs, who charged me immediately, and I am still waiting for my shipment 6 weeks later. Unfortunately the plant was damaged during shipping. The dormant tree peony was a little stem about the width of a finger and 12 inches long, and when it got to me more than half of the length of the stem was broken inside the UPS box. The remainder of the plant did not look viable. From the packaging it was obvious the plant was not secured inside the UPS box and the delicate stem was allowed to ram into the end of the box, causing breakage.
|On May 1, 2016, MollyBlooms Grosse Pointe Farms, MI wrote:
This past week I received my order from Klehm's, including three clematis and several epimediums. All arrived healthy and thriving, and so carefully packed that nary a leaf was bruised. The offerings were not inexpensive, but I feel I received good value for my money; these are large, well-established plants. (Klehm's also has one of the loveliest catalogues I've ever enjoyed browsing through on a winter's eve.) Very detailed instructions accompanied my order. I will order from this company again.
|On Oct 3, 2015, beginnerNJ Middletown, NJ wrote:
I ordered 2 viburnum dentatum Cardinal in August, and didn't expect them to arrive until spring... so I was delighted when Klehm's Song Sparrow wrote to confirm shipment in September! The plants arrived within a few days, and, as other reviewers have mentioned, they were beautifully and securely packed; very healthy and much larger than I expected (I've been ordering viburnum online from other vendors this year, and these are easily the largest I've received); and neither plant was root bound. Both plants have been in the ground for a week now, and they seem to be thriving. I'm happy to recommend Klehm's Song Sparrow and am looking forward to buying from them again
|On Sep 20, 2015, ellenfoster Hinesburg, VT wrote:
This is the best online company I've found! over 100 varieties of peonies, with great detail about each plants, including where they grow within the peony season. Two of the 3 peonies I've ordered from them bloomed the first season. The 3rd is a variety known to take a bit of time to establish itself. They send large, healthy dried roots extremely well packed. I've also ordered perennials from them and each time, I'm surprised how great they are. Their packaging is ingenious. The plants are well protected but easy to get out. They are much larger than expected for a 4" pot, but neither pot bound nor recently potted up.
|On May 13, 2015, StaticCling Meadville, PA wrote:
I ordered a pair of Clematis 'Tie Dye' and a Stachys 'Pink Cotton Candy' and was astonished at the size of the plants and how well they were packaged. I always thought to shipping charge for Song Sparrow was up there, but I can now see that it is completely justified in the result.
|On Jun 5, 2014, plantaholic186 Winnetka, IL wrote:
I have never seen such wonderful packaging of plants! Forest Farm comes second, except it takes forever to get to the actual plant. Klehm's packages each plant in an easy to open box- so much better!
|On May 27, 2014, robeezee3 Millstone Township, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on May 25, 2006, updated May 27, 2014
On June 23rd, 2007, robeezee3 added the following:
Another purchase from Klehms - beautiful viburnums in wonderful condition, iris that are much better than I found at my local nursery, and tiarella that are also unrivaled by local sources.
I've now ordered a clematis and some other plants from them - the packaging is unbelievably ingenious and protective.
THis is the best mail order source I've dealt with (I'm 52 and have been an avid gardener and active mail order person since I was 16).
On May 27th, 2014, robeezee3 added the following:
Checking in now 7 years later. I ordered a magnolia, 3 geraniums and a clematis. Again, beautiful healthy specimens and packaging that kept them so through delivery.
They are quite pricey, but to me, their quality is reminiscent of that which I received from White Flower Farms some 30 years ago, after they decided to stop answering emails, and have generally deteriorated to a pretty sad state.
Their peonies (shipped to NJ in the Fall) never fail to disappoint - large roots with several eyes, many interesting varieties. Highly recommended.
|On May 25, 2014, JetGal Sugar Grove, IL wrote:
Posted on May 3, 2012, updated May 25, 2014
On May 25th, 2014, JetGal added the following:
What can I say other than A+++++ for the order I just received a few days ago. The plants they sent me once again exceeded my expectations (several Aesculus, Hydrangea & a Japanese Maple).
I have yet to receive a plant from them that has been inferior and/or damaged because of lack of proper handling and packaging by them. I have not had customer service issues and/or not receiving my plants when I expected them to arrive.
So very few on-line plant companies/nurseries have earned my loyalty, and that is why this company is on my top five list of companies that I will continue to order my plants from year after year. And, I'm really very surprised Song Sparrow does not receive more recognition in GWD for their high quality plants and outstanding packaging.
Thanks Song Sparrow folks!!!
|On May 8, 2014, restom Reston, VA wrote:
I ordered a tree peony and Convularia "Fortin's Giant" from Klehm's Song Sparrow Perennial Farm. Both plants look good, arrived growing in pots and the Convularia is blooming (delicious scent)/big flower bud on the tree peony.
|On May 6, 2014, prioreb Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Very positive experience buying from this company online. I ordered 5 Bridal Bouquet Leucanthemum, and a couple of them looked very sickly. I took photos and emailed them, asking for replacements, and they shipped them out the next day. Great customer service!!! I will use them again for sure.
|On Mar 30, 2014, sehanley Rancho Cucamonga, CA wrote:
My last order (placed in early March, delivered about two weeks later) with Klehm's Song Sparrow was also my first, but I'd be happy to do business with them again.
|On May 24, 2013, jardinierla Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
I have ordered from Song Sparrow for quite a few years now. I have always been pleased with my purchases. This year the 3 clematis & 1 perennial I ordered were among the best I have ever received. The packaging was excellent, the plants were strong & healthy with blooms on all the clems, & all are vigorously growing in my garden. I highly recommend this company.
|On May 23, 2013, BobPlant Melrose, MA wrote:
I have bought many plants from this company including peonies and day-lilies and have always been extremely happy with the quality of the plants. This time I bought several varieties of lily of the valley plants. When deciding to place the order, I thought the prices were high. However, when I received the plants, the prices were fully justified. Incredibly large, strong, healthy plants. All doing well in the garden. I highly recommend this company.
|On Apr 17, 2013, BlackDogKurt Seymour, CT wrote:
I ordered some more shrubs from Klehm's Song Sparrow in 2013 and they arrived in great condition just when I expected them too. No complaints at all!
|On Jun 24, 2011, WeeklyWeeder Polson, MT (Zone 5b) wrote:
A very happy repeat customer. I have purchased several clematis (Violet Elizabeth, Crystal Fountain, Perle d'Azur) from this company and can report that they have a done very well and arrived in excellent condition.
|On May 13, 2011, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:
Posted on November 15, 2010, updated May 13, 2011
On May 13th, 2011, ycn4chin added the following:
Song Sparrow came through again with a lovely tree peony. They shipped exactly per my request, and the potted plant was packed so well that only a small amount of soil came loose. It also had a bud on it. Thanks for your high standards!
|On May 2, 2011, paracelsus Elmira, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I found this nursery through a Google search for the variety of Cornus mas called "Flava," which has yellow fruits. I wanted to try Cornus mas as an edible. I ordered it and later the red fruited one as well. I saw that the shipping was high, and for that matter the cost of the plants was high, but I didn't care. I wanted these plants. Well, they came the day before yesterday. They are beautiful, healthy plants and larger than I expected. I've ordered from various online nurseries, and these shrubs are a good size for babies. They were packed like Fort Knox. I think a truck could have run over the box without damaging the plants. You get what you pay for with these guys.
|On Apr 23, 2011, AS (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on October 11, 2004, updated April 23, 2011
On May 9th, 2005, AS added the following:
In our strange fall weather last year, one of the two peonies sent up a few leaf stalks. These stalks were of course frozen within a week - and, still, both peonies have one or two flower buds this spring!
On May 24th, 2005, AS added the following:
Customer service is also excellent. One of the two peonies turns out to have been the wrong variety. I wasn't sure and e-mailed them with a photo. Within a few days, I got a nice phone call to let me know that I'd received the wrong variety and that they would be shipping me a replacement in the fall.
On April 23rd, 2011, AS added the following:
They still seem to be a solid company. Last fall, I ordered a flowering tree (which surprised me by flowering this spring), a shrub (healthy and growing very well), and a couple of peonies. I'm not sure I'd pay the premium price for their peonies again, if I could get the same variety somewhere else. My divisions were standard-sized roots and put up 3 shoots this season, unlike the enormous roots I received in the past. But for unusual peonies - and they have a lot of nice varieties - I wouldn't hesitate to order from them.
|On Dec 9, 2010, themikeman Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered some Allium Summer Beauty plants from here back in early june 2010, they have a special on these that you can get three full grown plants well rooted in individual pots with full uncut plants,not bulb fans, ready for planting, for 48 dollars, although the cost of shipping made it come to like 70 bucks, but still this is the only company i know of that ships full grown allium plants and not just individual rhizomes. I was a little bit dissappointed after i first placed the order because they sent me an invoice with letter attached stating they would not be able to ship these to my zone from theres until the weather cooled off in the early fall, but when i called them they were quite polite and stated that if i wanted them right away they could ship them, but it would just be on me if the got cooked, which i thought was very fair, reasonable, and flexable. i waited till late august when it cooled of in their planting zone and was very happy with how healthy all these allium plants were and ready for planting when i recieved them, dont expect any extras though, but do excpect only the healthiest, high quality, plants and even a large catalog, if ordering from here. i would do buisness with them again..peace..mike
|On May 17, 2010, PinetopPlanter Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on March 23, 2009, updated May 17, 2010
On May 17th, 2010, PinetopPlanter added the following:
Received an order from Klehm's last week. Two tree peonies in soft growth. It is kind of amazing to me that such plants with their delicate new leaves and stems can be shipped by Klehm and be received in such perfect condition. Yes, they earn the cost of the shipping. It seems they are scaling back on their catalogue to encourage use of their website. So many more varieties online -- it is definitely worth a look.
Thanks to Klehm for the service and variety they provide!
|On Apr 30, 2010, sherriseden Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
Just received two trees: Amelanchier "Forest Prince" and Cornus alternifolia "Golden Shadow". Both packed beautifully and obviously with care - makes the high shipping charge worth it, considering what can happen to plants in transit. Put both in yesterday and they both weathered a wind storm with 50 MPH gusts. They look fine! Obviously grown with care and very healthy. I like Klehms!
|On Apr 30, 2010, braun06 Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Way back in 2002 I ordered a Magnolia virginiana 'Moonglow' and an Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Princess Diana' and was impressed with the way they were packed and how well they took to the yard once planted. I met the owner of this nursery at trade meeting in January 2010 and he is a very passionate man about his business and plants. He is the "go to" wholesaler in the region to go to find different material not everyone carries for contractors and nurseries. The prices may be hefty for retail vs the size but definitely worth the price to get what they sell in variety and often uniqueness.
|On Sep 4, 2009, hafadai66 California, MD wrote:
Have ordered mailorder for 33 years, at least20 with its predecessor, Klehm and now with KSP.One time my tree peony did not seem to survive the winter and I was disappointed to hear their representative state their non-quarantee policy. She tried to reassure me it was OK. The next spring it came up from the root, the foliage proclaimed its tree peony ancestry and now 3 years later the plant is 2and a half feet tall with at least 8 blooms, true to cultivar. Last year I removed the support too soon and a deer broke another tree peony down. Bottom line, it's well on the way to recovery and next year you won't be able to tell. Klehm sells good strong plants and they don't need a return policy .Considering the quality and investment I am delighted to pay for their shipping, it's worth the cost. For the very few unhappy customers I urge you to not rob yourself of access to their broad and unique selection of offerings.
|On Jun 25, 2009, mwieder Beachwood, OH wrote:
After holding off several years due to the prices, I finally took the plunge this year since they had a few newer perennials I had a hard time finding elsewhere (e.g. Baptisia 'Midnight Prarieblues' and Hakonechloa 'Stripe it Rich').
|On Jun 15, 2009, vivvar Centralia, WA wrote:
This is an outstanding nursery for peonies..tree, hebaceous, and now intersectional peonies...I have bought peonies from Klehm's for two years now and am very happy with them...They come well packed and healthy and generally bloom the first year...Those I bought two years ago are thriving..."Ipigenia" is unbelievably beautiful this year and a joy to watch it produce more and more blooms...and large ones at that... I recommend this nursery highly.
|On Jun 9, 2009, ejeski Lombard, IL wrote:
Incredible mail order company.
|On Apr 30, 2009, KYGardenGirl Georgetown, KY wrote:
The daylilies I ordered this spring arrived looking healthy with great root systems. They immediately starting pushing out new, vigorous growth.
|On Apr 16, 2009, hem_iamy Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:
I received my first order from Klehm's yesterday and was quite pleased with the transaction. Email communciation was efficient and the product, daylily 'Country Cool' was a healthy and large double fan. Huge, plump, dense root system on the plant packed in cedar shavings; fans were cut back to an inch or two (perhaps to fit in the box). I have not received such severely pruned fans before- will update on progress but am confident it will grow out well. Received $10 voucher along with order for next purchase. Will order again!
|On Apr 12, 2009, sniderj2 Morristown, TN wrote:
This was my first order from this company. I ordered 2 tree peonies and a hosta. Customer service was excellent. Plants arrived exactly when I had requested, perfectly packed. All were large, strong, healthy and beautiful. The tree peonies both have buds on them and this is the first year, something I have never seen from any other company. They also inlcuded a bonus day lily that is growing quickly and is sure to be a beauty. I am a very satisfied customer. Wish I had known of this nursery years ago! I will definitely order from them again.
|On Mar 11, 2009, angelakay Appleton, WI wrote:
I ordered several perennials from Klehm's Song Sparrow last spring, including: Baptisia 'starlite prairieblues', lobelia 'monet moment', rudbeckia subtomentosa 'henry eilers', and a few others. The plants arrived on time, and packaged beautifully; additionally, all were large, healthy plants that performed well and grew considerably throughout the season. I have placed an order for woody plants this spring, and am very excited to order from Klehm's again.
|On Nov 1, 2008, mtnqueen Ellijay, GA wrote:
My first dealing with Klehm's (October 2008) was FLAWLESS from placing the order to the plants being in the ground. The packaging was the most effective I have ever seen---and the best part= no peanuts !!!! The plants are wonderful especially the dogwood 'Golden Shadows'. What a lovely tree, I may have to get another. Everyone who has seen it can't help but comment. I am definitely "in love" with this farm.
On November 23rd, 2008, mtnqueen added the following:
My second order (Nov 2008) was as perfect as the first. Ordered 2 conifers and they are just a joy to look at. This conifer bug is so very dangerous---I am addicted to these charming trees and to Song Sparrow.
|On Jun 6, 2008, Rajl East Providence, RI (Zone 6b) wrote:
Although I am a new customer this year Klehm's is already one of my favorite mail order nurseries, and I am extremely demanding in a nursery. It has a very long history, and is a proper nursery, run by a real plantsman, Roy Klehm. Though famous for peonies, which I have not ordered yet, Klehms's has an interesting selection of other plants of all types, and they are very well grown. I have ordered several woody plants and an unusual perennial so far. Klehm's packing is without question the best of any company I have dealt with and it is a pleasure to receive a plant from them in the mail because you can open the box with total confidence. Customer service is also superior. The real human beings in the office have called me to update me on orders and are exceptionally polite, which matters a great deal.
|On Jun 6, 2008, BittersweetFrm Granville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered a group of 10 peonies from them two years ago. The first spring, following a fall planting, all 10 were alive, healthy, but fairly small. Only one flowered that year. This year, their second year in the ground, all 10 flowered beautifully. The plants continue to be healthy and are growing well. I just placed another order for 10 more peonies to arrive this fall -- I'm looking forward to another good experience with this group. In the meantime, while I wait for fall to arrive, I ordered a group of daylilies, 20 of one variety. They were delivered today, just a few days after I'd placed the order. I'm really pleased with their overall look -- they're generously sized and sturdy-looking. I'm very happy with this company's plants and customer service, and will order again.
|On Jun 3, 2008, dgname Shawnee Mission, KS wrote:
I've had a very good experience with Song Sparrow. I ordered a difficult to find lilac (Declaration), a couple of hostas, and a few other items. All arrived in excellent shape, and customer service was outstanding.
|On May 9, 2008, kbedit Arvada, CO wrote:
Just received my order ... exactly on time. The item is smaller than I thought it would be but is healthy with a big, moist root ball. The fact that I was able to change my order at the very last minute (entirely my fault and responsibility) was remarkable and greatly appreciated. The BEST in customer service and follow-through.