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|On Jul 4, 2012, Alegna1263 Masontown, WV wrote:
Received my first order about a month ago. Shipping is expensive but plants arrived faster than expected and packaged wonderfully. Plants are doing great in my garden! I will definitely be ordering again! Thanks Team Annie's!
|On Jun 15, 2012, samnpeb Cottonwood, CA wrote:
I had never mail ordered for plants before but found what I was looking for online a Annie's. The plants were shipped when requested, arrived the next day and I was so impressed with the size and health of the plants and the packaging kept them safe and sound. I would definitely order from Annie's again.
|On Jun 9, 2012, lisaaj Columbus, OH wrote:
I ordered from Annie's a few times in 2011 and was happy with the plants; they are super healthy and packed extremely well. This spring I received 2 lupines "Thomas Church", 2 columbines "Krystal", 1 lewisia "Sunset Strain", 1 brugsmania "Charles Grimaldi", 1 clarkia "aurora", and 1 CA poppy, "Apricot Chiffon". The CA poppy had lost most of its soil in the shipping and didn't look like it would make it, but I planted it anyway and it has started blooming the last few days. The clarkia and the 2 lupines also have been blooming, and the brugsmania is getting huge; I'm sure it will flower beautifully. I am a bit disappointed that the columbines didn't flower and have now died back for the season, but in my garden sometimes columbines only bloom the second year; we'll see. Overall very happy with this nursery, just wish the shipping wasn't so high!
|On Jun 1, 2012, chadinlg Los Gatos, CA wrote:
I have ordered from Annie's several times over the years and am always impressed with their packaging and plants. The only thing better is to visit the nursery in person.
|On May 26, 2012, islander1938 WASHINGTON ISLAND, WI wrote:
Normally I wouldn't pay to have plants shipped by air. But since I live in the mid-west that's the way they ship long distances.Their plants are interesting which is what caught my attention. The plants received seemed healthy and I'll probably have to work extra hard to kill them. Don't worry about buying from this company.
|On May 23, 2012, grik Saint Paul, MN wrote:
I ordered 3 Petunia exserta and 3 Nicotiana mutabilis. The order was confirmed 5/16 and arrived in Minnesota on 5/23. The plants were packed like they were going on a moon trip. Really I don't think anything short of a bomb could have harmed them- they looked great! It took me awhile to figure out how to remove them from the packaging but I planted them tonight. I am really excited to see these beautiful healthy plants do their stuff!
|On May 21, 2012, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered 11 plants from Annie's this year. Anthemis sancti johannis,calceolaria kentish hero,calceolaria mexicana,collinsia,delphinium,mimulus puniceus,pentstemon thorn,petunia axillaris,platystemon,schizanthus,stylomecon and zaluzianskaya.I couldn't be happier with the performance of these plants.The calceolaria mexicana,mimulus,petunia,platystemon and zaluzianskaya are blooming heavily and will need larger pots soon.The calceolaria mexicana,petunia and zaluzianskaya are incredible and are well worth growing.Ive never seen a petunia or calceolaria like this.I only wish annie would franchise on the east coast,the shipping is so high and it is a miracle these plants arrive in such good shape.I must add that the stylomecon did not make it,the neck of the plant had started to rot during shipping and came off when I removed it from the box.But all in all I am more than happy with the plants.
|On May 14, 2012, artk123 San Antonio, TX wrote:
Annie's Annuals & Perenials, what a blast! The catalog made me feel like a little kid looking at a Christmas catalog. I wanted something from each page. Not only are the plants outstanding, but the shipping and handling of the plants are outrageous! Not in 30 years of ordering plants through the mail have I ever received plants packaged so wonderfully. Thanks Annie & crew, you are truely amazing!
|On May 4, 2012, smartchick Ridgecrest, CA wrote:
This was my first order from Annie's. Looking through their beautiful catalog was such a treat, I had to give them a try. I ordered 4 Nepeta and 4 Achillea. They arrived promptly. The condition they arrived in was a revelation! Lush and perfect. Packing was excellent. I am going to place a larger order immediately. I am in California, so these plants were overnighted to me- they were so well packed, however, that I believe they would have done equally well shipping to a greater distance.
|On Apr 7, 2012, henryn Augusta, GA wrote:
I've placed several orders with Annie's Annuals, and each time I have been very happy with the huge size of the plants. They do not send tiny little twigs out like some mail order nurseries do. I've even gotten one or two that have been merrily blooming away under all those packing peanuts! Many people have commented on the high cost of shipping. The cost of shipping 1 plant is the same as the cost of shipping 8, and I have never had a plant arrive with any damage. The plants are healthy, very well watered and EXTREMELY well packaged. I am willing to spend a little more on shipping (but I buy 8 at a time to minimize the per plant cost) since they always send me big, healthy unusual plants in perfect condition.
|On Mar 30, 2012, vommarlowe Overland Park, KS wrote:
I decided to order some perennials here because they're a Top Watchdog company. I am SO GLAD that I did.
|On Mar 24, 2012, sugarbean Raleigh, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I was amazed at the size and condition of the plants when they arrived. They were beautiful! When I've received 4" pots from a lot of mail-order places the plants are a little on the puny side with yellowing leaves that needed trimming. These were 6 inches tall, full, with healthy leaves. There were no yellow or dead leaves I had to remove. They arrived quickly and undamaged.
|On Mar 8, 2012, jenturk71 Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Gorgeous plants, great service. Years ago some of my plants were in a bad state when I received them. Annie's immediately replaced them. My one complaint is that shipping is a little crazy high. I can't buy from them as often as I'd like due to the price, but lovely stuff and great company.
|On Sep 29, 2011, awb_1 Pahrump, NV wrote:
The plants I received are as healthy as can be. There is nothing that Annie's Annuals and Perennials could have done better.
|On Sep 23, 2011, jfw3 Jacksonville, FL wrote:
I've ordered twice from this nursery over the past couple of months. The staff is very helpful with advice and prompt with responses. The plants have arrived in great shape.
|On Sep 22, 2011, analyticalblond San Diego, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Posted on September 9, 2011, updated September 22, 2011
On September 22nd, 2011, analyticalblond added the following:
So I received my order!
Everything was beautifully package and arrived unscathed. Part of my order was not fullied in that the 6 Anchusa azurea "Alkanet" was now on back-order but that's o.k. because with Annie's website, you can make a wishlist for items that you like and when they become available, you are given priority notification via email - Sweet!
Now, over the span of 36 hours, I had two casualties. I emailed/called Annie's and received wonderful customer service. I talked with both Judy and Debbie, on two seperate calls, and both were so nice and helpful, I can't tell you how much I appreciate being treated so well.
Anyway, I was sent replacements which I received yesterday.
My experience with Annie's has been exceptional and I can vouch for their products as well as their commitment to customer satisfaction. Their products are not mainstream which means you are going to get a true selection of unique and beautiful plants (a very difficult combination for my Zone - 10).
I am very satisfied - YEAH!
|On Jul 21, 2011, stanlesmith Plover, WI wrote:
Although I couldn't justify the $$ to order annuals from CA. I did order one of the "Flower Floozie" t-shirts. It arrived promptly, is good quality, priced reasonably. The only problem is that many of the shirt sizes are out of stock, I would love to get some of these shirts as gifts for friends. Annie's, please re-stock ASAP!!
|On Jul 14, 2011, Highmtn Cliff Dweller, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have purchased from Annie's Annuals and Perennials before. The plants could have been a little bigger (and maybe a little cheaper) but they were VERY WELL PACKAGED for shipping, and in very good shape when they arrived. The plants always seem to take right off and thrive. My experiences with this company have been A+!
|On Jul 7, 2011, fritzley Beaver, PA wrote:
This was the first year I ordered from Annies Annuals and WOW am I glad I did! I place orders for plants every year, especially for the variety and Annies not only has the variety it has the quality. All of the plants I received from Annies were good sized and in large pots, not plug plants. All the plants I ordered survived and I placed a large order of 20+ plants - all different. I didn't hesitate when it came to the shipping charges since I do mail order quite frequently and didn't feel the charges were out of the norm. And, Annies kept me posted with emails as to when expect my shipment which arrived on time - all plants in perfect condition. I only wish I could post pictures of my beautiful plants ordered from the west coast, and grown on the east coast for everyone to see! I plan to continue to order from Annies in the future and I check out their web page weekly. Thanks Annie!!!
|On Jun 14, 2011, greatorganics Doerun, GA wrote:
I ordered 10 plants from Annie's, all plants arrived in excellent condition and well packaged (although I don't believe the peanuts were necessary). The plants were healthy and of a good size and compared to other online plant sites I have used, they were superior in all categories.
|On Jun 3, 2011, texasbelle Mid Gulf Coast, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
My first order from Annie's arrived yesterday and it certainly won't be my last....the plants were large and healthy. However, the beautiful catalog that was included may be my bank account's undoing....my wish list grew exponentially while I looked through it!!!! Thanks, Annie, for the beautiful plants!
|On May 31, 2011, comaroon Morehead, KY wrote:
This was my first experience with Annie's and I'll be back for more and more of their wonderful plants. Large plants arrived healthy and ready to bloom. My only complaint: I want them all...
|On May 29, 2011, Speckled_Hen San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
A delight to order from! This nursery has inspired me in so many ways. I just love their attitude and style and I am now a customer for life. My plants arrived in wonderful shape and were very healthy. I even got a bonus plant! Their customer service is supurb. Their catalog and plant offerings are unique and delightful - you won't believe how colorful and fun their print catalogs are! Annie's is addictive - I want more, more! They have a great Facebook page by the way where Annie posts lots of photos and answers questions. The shipping is a bit expensive but you'll see why when you get those beautifully packed plants. The only thing that's hard about ordering from Annie's is making up your mind about which plants to choose - they're all so exciting, you'll want them all. Don't hesitate to order from Annie's - you'll be glad you did.
|On May 13, 2011, bookreader451 Troy, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have coveted some of the more unusual plants fron Annies and I placed my first order this year. I cannot believe the care these plants were packed with. They are all large and healthy and lovely. I will definately order again.
|On May 11, 2011, Greytluv Fairport, NY wrote:
Just received my first order from Annie's. Plants are large, healthy and packed perfectly! VERY pleased! I've ordered from different nurseries and this one will definitely be added to the 'Thumbs-Up' list.
|On Apr 27, 2011, kudrick Fallston, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:
Just received my first order from Annie's and the plants are healthy and gorgeous! Will definitely buy from them again!
|On Apr 22, 2011, chikblue Grants Pass, OR wrote:
I have been following Annie's Annual since 1999. I had my first nursery retail job at a Northern California Nursery/Home Improvement store.I had gone to a trade show in San Mateo. I remembered the small display space,but the vibrant examples of so many exotic plants. This really caught my eye. Since the year before I had just completed a internship in France at National Botanical Garden. I was gaga for any thing different or unique. Annie's has it and then some! I had another interaction with Annie's company a few years later at Empire Nursery. A nursery I was working for at the time. Again I was excited to see the plants that were delivered. Since then I have moved to Southern Oregon and dreamed of having my own little Nursery. I have ordered many plants from the catalog. 2 years ago I insisted on going to Richmond for Mothers Day.
|On Apr 19, 2011, crazy_for_abies Fresno, CA wrote:
Been lurking on their website for a few years now, but had never ordered or been to the nursery. My wife and I went this month and the experience was as incredible as others have said. Overwhelming selection of rare plants, great prices, and was pleasantly surprised to find they had many plants listed as unavailable on their website. Service was perfect: help if you need it but freedom to wander alone for those who prefer it. I will be back as often as possible.
|On Apr 3, 2011, zubababy West Jordan, UT wrote:
I have been wanting to order from Annie's for a couple of years now, since I've read and heard how wonderful they are. I really like the unusual varieties of plants they offer.
|On Jan 22, 2011, mrs_colla Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Posted on February 24, 2010, updated January 22, 2011
On February 18th, 2009, mrs_colla added the following:
New plants from Annies's; lovely!
On September 13th, 2009, mrs_colla added the following:
Again a happy customer here, great plants, well packed and big roots!
On February 8th, 2010, mrs_colla added the following:
I have ordered over and over again, and I have visited many times.
This nursery is a treat to go to, a destination!
It is clean, well laid out, organized and sells an enormous collection of plants!
I am very very happy!
On February 24th, 2010, mrs_colla added the following:
Annie's plants are always great, nicely rooted and delivered promptly.
I couldn't ask for anything more!
Thank you Annie!
On January 22nd, 2011, mrs_colla added the following:
I have not written about my last 5 orders. They were all fantastic. Clean, fantastic roots, fast shipping.
I feel I am repeating myself, but, it shows that this nursery keeps up the good work, the awesome selection and the healthy plants.
|On Oct 27, 2010, survivorman Waban, MA wrote:
A great source of unusual vegetables seeds, always come meticulously packaged and ready to grow. Try the arugula, it's the same type you get in Italy--spicy and nothing like what you get in the supermarket.
|On Oct 15, 2010, wildflowerhoney Naples, FL wrote:
Placed my first order with Annie's Annuals and am delighted with the transaction from start to finish. Fun online catalog with lovely photos and comprehensive plant descriptions make easy choosing the right plant for the right locale. Availability list, wish list, and shopping cart work like a dream; no glitches. Love the remarkable selection of unusual and hard-to-find plants. Especially grateful for the super speedy shipping--mailed Tuesday and arrived Thursday from California to Florida. Wow! Nearly instant gratification. Professional packaging--plants arrived without a leaf out of place, bustling with life, with strong, tight rootballs, healthy leaves, and flower buds. Purchased during the 25% off sale--but these are first-rate plants, healthier than what can be found at local nurseries. Well worth the price. Will buy from again and again because these plants can't be beat for health and size and the service is dazzling.
|On Oct 3, 2010, leaf36 Beaumont, TX wrote:
I am so impressed with the quality and size of the plants shipped. Their website gives a great amount of detail for the nuances of each plant - very helpful. I always have zone envy, so this site was perfect for me to try new things! LOVE ANNIES!!
|On Sep 2, 2010, ecrane3 Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I've been a long-time customer of the retail nursery, but lately I've been too lazy to drive up there (or the plants I wanted were mail order only) so I've placed a few mail orders with them. Plants always arrive very quickly and packed extremely well, quality is excellent. Highly recommended!
|On Aug 30, 2010, pickyeater Chicago, IL wrote:
I'm leaning toward a neutral because paying $30 for a 4" pot of an easily grown plant is just too much, even if it includes shipping. But on the other hand, it is a great place to visit. I have to wonder also about people who are willing to pay so much for things like wildflowers in 4" pots that are easily grown from seed. No one put a gun to my head to buy the plant with shipping that was more than the cost of the plant, so I guess I have only myself to blame.
|On Aug 21, 2010, bugiha Ocala, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Very honest company - Thank you
|On Aug 4, 2010, janjs West Hollywood, CA wrote:
Love this company! They are the best plant "packagers" I have ever used. Terrific plants and good prices.
|On Jul 6, 2010, lissabird San Francisco , CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
My father and I *love* this seller. After walking around a number of local garden centers seeing the same plants over and over again, year after year, I figured there had to be a better way! So, this year we tried a selection of mail order plant sources and by far, so far, Annie's is our favorite. Such perfect packing! Such immaculate condition upon arrival! Such healthy roots! Such amazing selection!
|On Jun 21, 2010, derlenz Sacramento, CA wrote:
Iíve purchased from Annieís both by mail and at the nursery over several years. Plants are shipped promptly in packaging thatís ultra-ingenious and effective Ė never a hair out of place. Without exception, plants Iíve received are properly labeled, well-rooted and robust. I enjoy the website (esp. slide shows) and appreciate the knowledge and helpfulness of both on-site and on-line staff. But most of all, Iím grateful for the wealth and variety of plants Annieís brings into cultivation and into our gardens. I wander around my backyard sometimes just saying ĎThank You, Annieí.