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|On May 10, 2010, Lawbabie Arlington, VA wrote:
Have bought several shrubs now from this company (Encore azaleas, dwarf hydrangeas, hibiscus shrub). Quality and packaging are consistently very good, and it's nice that they throw in some fertilizer packets with the larger (5-gallon) shrubs. Communication is good. Also, they were very, very nice to me when I had made a mistake in placing my order and needed to change it (due to my own ignorance about the differences between a hibiscus shrub and hibiscus tree). Will definitely do business again.
|On May 5, 2010, celestialrose Belmont, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
Sooner Plant Farm is an exceptional company. I was so impressed with my original order (placed through Amazon.com) that I placed another order via their website shortly after. I emailed them with a question regarding the shipping on their Japanese maples and they responded immediately. The plants arrived on a Friday looking as fresh as the day they were shipped. (I was worried they wouldn't arrive before the weekend since they're shipping across the country, but they ship on Mondays to the east coast to ensure that the plants don't sit in hot boxes over the weekend). The packaging was remarkable....the best I have ever seen and I order a lot of plants! Not one leaf was lost, nor any soil spilled. The rosebushes and maples were a generous size and very healthy. Shipping cost are high, but the quality of the plants and the service makes up for it.
|On May 2, 2010, mewyant Foster, RI wrote:
Sooner Farms is a company with a heart. I purchased a Home Run Rose and a Sunny Knockout Rose about 6 weeks ago. Both arrived in great condition. Sunny has been thriving and now has 2 buds.
|On Apr 30, 2010, pondlady2000 Harrisburg, PA wrote:
I recently received an order from Sooner Plant Farms and was delighted with my shrub. They had the best prices and unusual varieties. Also, my shrub arrived in a Smart Pot. It was my first experience with that and I was very impressed at how developed the root system was. My shrub is growing better than other plants I bought earlier this spring. I'm very impressed with this nursery.
|On Apr 22, 2010, okienewbie Tulsa, OK wrote:
All the plants ordered were large and healthy and well packaged. The selection is good and I know their plants will grow well in my area because they are local.
|On Apr 21, 2010, walshee Addison, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on April 10, 2010, updated April 21, 2010
On April 10th, 2010, walshee added the following:
I wish there was a rating category for "Excellence" since positive doesn't accurately describe the plants from this wonderful company.
Last year's plants are all doing so well- they look like they've been in the ground for 3 or more years, not just one.
I recently received this year's shipment of well packed plants- all huge, healthy specimens. In these days of shoddy corporate service and products, Sooner Plant Farm is an exception and a such a delightful company to work with.
I just ordered a huge box of hostas and feel confident that I will be just as happy as with all my previous orders. Sure, the plants are a bit more expensive but they are huge, they are healthy, they are properly packed, and if you join their buyer's club or buy in multiples, the prices are very reasonable.
You do get what you pay for and Sooner's really delivers. I can not say enough about this company- they really are the best.
On April 21st, 2010, walshee added the following:
I ordered more plants from my favorite nursery and once again they arrived promptly, and all of them are big, fat, and healthy. This is a truly amazing company!
|On Apr 18, 2010, PlayerMMV9 Covington, LA wrote:
Posted on August 26, 2008, updated April 18, 2010
On April 18th, 2010, PlayerMMV9 added the following:
I always order with confidence from Sooner Plant Farm. Their plants are always very large, healthy and beautiful. They are packed with perfection and arrive at your door step in great condition within just a couple of days. Thanks again Brian for making it happen!!!
|On Apr 17, 2010, Anare Burnsville, MN wrote:
I ordered 5 Knockout Roses, 3 of them in a new variety that I could not find at the garden centers in my area. The rose bushes arrived yesterday and I was amazed at how perfectly they were packaged and protected. The bushes are lush and healthy. Not only did Sooner offer better prices than I found on other web sites, but they were also very informative and communicative throughout the ordering, shipping and delivery process. I will definitely order from Sooner Plant Farm again in the future.
|On Apr 16, 2010, chrisbmartin Chicago, IL wrote:
I bought an Encore Autumn Angel azalea from SoonerPlantFarm.com and it arrived healthy, exactly when they predicted, blooming and crying to be put in the ground. Their prices are the best on the internet. Their plants are healthier than those I can get from my local nursery and the trip from Oklahoma to Illinois because of the excellent way they packed the plant had absolutely no ill affect on it's health. I highly recomend them. The owner is very responsive to his clients and will answer an email with in hours.
|On Apr 11, 2010, sandpoms Holmen, WI wrote:
Posted on April 3, 2009, updated April 11, 2010
On May 29th, 2009, sandpoms added the following:
Ordered some more trees. Red maples and more hydrangea, very healthy and large. I thought shipping costs were a high at Sooner, so I also ordered from another company...that other company sent me very pathetic, small, and bare rooted plants....big mistake. Sooner has great quality trees/ plants and very fast shipping. I will order from Sooner again.
On April 11th, 2010, sandpoms added the following:
I placed many orders last year and all my trees including apple trees and autumn blaze maples did great over the winter and are growing/thriving. Hydrangeas are also doing great. Very healthy plants. I just got a magnolia ann and it arrived on time and is healthy. Very good size. Large and healthy plants. The communication on shipping and plant care and inclded free fertilizer with all my orders is super. I highly recommend Sooner for the overall value and never have any frustration dealing with them. Great company!
|On Apr 2, 2010, aed626 Stockton, NY wrote:
Another very successful and hugely satisfying transaction with Sooner Plant Farm. My husband and I couldn't be happier! Last Saturday I went to Sooner Plant Farm's website and ordered 2 Golden Raintree and 2 Red Sunset Maple trees. I asked if there was any way possible to have them mailed out 36 hours later on Monday. I know it was asking a lot but Brian emailed me back and said he had everything ready to go for shipping UPS 2nd Day Air on Monday. I was ecstatic. All 4 trees arrived as promised on Wednesday, and they were larger, much larger, and more beautiful than we ever imagined!
|On Mar 29, 2010, Schneck_e_lein Augusta, GA wrote:
I'm a new home owner and, subsequently, a new gardener . Over the past 2 years I've ordered from approximately 10 companies and the only one I can say I felt like I got what I paid for was Sooner Plant Farms.
|On Mar 27, 2010, kimmiee Bremerton, WA wrote:
Looking for viburnum "Pink Dawn" after reading several descriptions of it from English gardens, I found it at Sooners Plant Farm.
|On Jan 23, 2010, sayhi2jane Windermere, FL wrote:
I feel guilty that it has taken me so long to post a comment on this company. But i have to say i love everything that i have ordered from them. They send it quickly and when you order something from them you know that your going to get it soon. I have ordered from companies that say they have plants they send some and then the others take so long to come you forget that you ordered them. Every plant is big and healthy. I just ordered 4 different blackberry bushes a buddleia and my favorite addiction coneflowers. The coneflower collection they offer is awesome i can't wait to get my hands on a gumdrop. I have ordered from several other companies but if you want the best order from Sooner they are absolutely the best!!!!
|On Jan 19, 2010, toughgardengeek Bethpage, NY wrote:
For many of the types of plants they sell, Heuchera, Abelia, for example, a great selection. I have ordered a couple of Acer, and various shrubs and perennials and never been disappointed. I will be ordering again.
|On Dec 7, 2009, growingranny Dutton, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Posted on March 13, 2008, updated December 07, 2009
On October 3rd, 2008, growingranny added the following:
I had ordered two viburnum from another company last spring, one was dead on arrival the other was too small to plant in the ground so I put it into a pot for the summer. I ordered two of the viburnum as pollinators for the one I have and a Purple Smoke Tree from Sooner. About a week after I placed my order I got a phone call from them that the Smoke Tree wasn't ready to ship yet, did I want them to hold the whole order or ship part then, the rest when ready. I opted for the entire shipment and it came yesterday. I was flabbergasted at the quality of the plants as well as the packaging. I will never hesitate to order from these people. They show the same TLC with my plants as I give them when they are here. The one viburnum that I babied all summer is still not as big as the two they shipped and the purple smoke tree is even more gorgeous than I imagined. The roses I ordered from them in the spring have done so well, even through a drought and the fact I mowed one off early in the spring. That is back and beautiful again. Wonderful company and the prices are within reason too.
On April 21st, 2009, growingranny added the following:
Another growing season and another happy customer. Everything I got last year is growing so well now. I love their customer service, the packaging is out of this world and I will be a loyal customer as long as they keep up such great quality.
On December 7th, 2009, growingranny added the following:
This fall I ordered three tropical hibiscus from them. They were in 4" pots so I looked for a small plant. I was amazed when they arrived at how big they were and how healthy. I put them into 1 gallon pots and into the greenhouse. One has budded already and a bud is about to open. I have a large collection of trop. hibiscus and these are the healthiest, most beautiful ones of all. There is no company that I enjoy doing business with more than this one.
|On Nov 12, 2009, alantda Roswell, NM wrote:
One of the best internet nurseries. My orders have been promptly filled, expertly packed and arrived when promised. When there was a problem with availabilty, the staff was proactive in calling me to resolve the issue. A damaged plant was replaced immediately and without question. The plants have always been as described on their website and are strong healthy plants which are doing well in my garden. Good people.
|On Oct 16, 2009, Zone10Garden Brownsville, TX wrote:
Posted on October 16, 2009, updated October 16, 2009
On October 16th, 2009, Zone10Garden changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I placed order in mid October not considering weather in rest of the world. (I live in zone 10 TX 78520 and it is still hot here.) regardless my inconsiderate order, nursery provided the best they can do right that time and I am satisfied the result. Thank you for taking so much time for my order. Thank you.
I just received my plants yesterday. They are very well packaged and no plant was harmed! All came in excellent condition and I really appreciated.
*I have tried number of online nursery to buy plants, and this nursery provide the best condition of plants and packaging manner. Including customer service, this nursery is the best place to buy plants for me.
|On Sep 28, 2009, Mississippi_D Cleveland, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
My first purchase from Sooner Plant Farm was a very positive experience... The Sooner folks sure know how to carefully package their plants for the largest box had been drop-kicked and crushed by the delivery guys, and I anticipated the worst. Despite excessive container damage, the plants suffered very little! And, I was delighted with the size and condition - TOP QUALITY plants at reasonable prices! Many thanks, Sooner!!
|On Sep 26, 2009, sfeldman2005 Santa Cruz, CA wrote:
A friend in the midwest just sent me a photo of the pineapple pear I bought her last spring from this nursery. She already has a pear, so they can cross-pollinate. It is bearing some beautiful looking pears on a nicely branched tree and although they're not ripe yet, she says they smell like pineapples. It made a great gift.
On September 26th, 2009, sfeldman2005 added the following:
|On Sep 26, 2009, FredBarksdale Amarillo, TX wrote:
I placed my first order with Sooner for chitalpa pink dawn which they shipped immediately afterwards and my plants arrived looking absolutely great and the packing was the best I have yet to encounter after years of online ordering plants. Will plant immediately and report next spring on further progress.
|On Sep 14, 2009, jpoll Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
As good an online buying experience as I have had. Placed order online Wednesday; picked up five, seven gallon Nellie R Stevens Holly shrubs in person Friday and the plants were in absolutely marvelous condition. The owner provided precise planting information; he then meticulously loaded and secured the plants in the bed of our pickup for the 175 miles journey home. This great experience has proven to me that customer service is not just something from the past, but, at least with respect to this company, an attribute certainly practiced by Sooner Plant Farm presently. Thank you, Brian, for the exceptional plants and your distinct attention to detail.
|On Sep 4, 2009, bkc511 Boise, ID wrote:
Their selection (both varieties and sizes) is outstanding; their communication with me was sure and swift. The plants arrived extraordinarily well-packaged and in A+ condition. I can recommend Sooner Plant Farm without any reservation whatsoever; and I certainly will be buying from them in the future.
|On Sep 1, 2009, mrsninavilla Albuquerque, NM wrote:
Placed my first order with Sooner last month. Received my plants in good condition. Will order again!
|On Aug 13, 2009, greenakers5 Modesto, CA wrote:
We recently ordered a "Siren Red" Crape Myrtle shrub which we had been searching for quite some time. It arrived just as beautiful as if we had purchased at a nursery and took home. As the first bloom came out it was very disappointing to discover it was purple instead of red that we were anticipating. I contacted Sooner Nursery and in a matter on one return email all problems were resolved. They will be shipping a replacement at the first of the week and we are just so happy. It makes me feel so good that there are still honest and reputable businesses around that strive to make customer satisfaction their number one priority. I will definitely buy from this company in the future and will tell all my friends and relatives about them.
|On Aug 11, 2009, cacTYEpete9 Chester, NY wrote:
I could not be happier with the quality of their plants (I ordered a Hibiscus "Lord Baltimore"), and their customer service department!
|On Jul 17, 2009, hallstead Hallstead, PA wrote:
i thought i'd never get a crape myrtle for zone 5 - read that the variety "hopi" would survive here. next was to search for a company that would send me "hopi" and not just any old pink crape myrtle. i checked daves garden, of course, and found sooner plant farm. my "hopi" arrived today!! it was well packed, well rooted, and very bushy. i am so very, very pleased.
|On Jul 4, 2009, plantladyCo Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:
Found this company as I was researching why my Viburnum "Blue
|On Jul 4, 2009, wmc Oak Park, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Received a Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood' for Chicago area. The tree was securely packaged, arriving quickly and in excellent condition without damage. Height of tree was at least as advertised. S&H charges, however, were almost 1/2 the cost of the tree ($15, which still seems competitive).
|On Jun 27, 2009, trubleu Granger, IN wrote:
I stumbled upon Sooner Plant Farm last week by googling for a source for a particular plant I wanted. Because of a prior bad experience with another mail order plant company (who sent puny, wilted, dry plants), I was leery about ordering, especially so late in the season. With trepidation, I ordered three shrubs (virbunums) and a perennial (heuchera).
|On Jun 24, 2009, mjf777 Manteno, IL wrote:
I ordered Coral Bells from Sooner and, because they were on special, I also ordered Coral Bells from Bluestone Perrenial, same variety. Sooner's were about $10. and Bluestone's were about $6. on sale. Sooner's were beautifully packed big healthy plants. Bluestones packing was just OK and the plants were tiny and weak at best. I'm thinking that Sooner's plants were at least two years old and Bluestone's were new seedlings. I would select Sooner for my next order if the variety I want is available. Good price, well tended.
|On Jun 24, 2009, emmie2008 Mableton, GA wrote:
Ordered 2 Little Henry's from them recently. Great shipping- plants arrived very well packaged. Highly recommend. I think may be a little $$ than some of the others but the quality appears quite good.
|On Jun 19, 2009, collieflower Walnutport, PA wrote:
This feedback is long overdue, but I am posting it now anyway. I ordered from Sooner Plant Farm last year and received my order exactly when I wanted it. The trees were very well packaged, with the root balls potted and wrapped in plastic to keep the dirt in the pot and the moisture in the dirt. The trees are immobilized in the boxes, so broken branches are pretty much impossible. Most of the trees survived the winter; the ones that did not (the two Japanese maples, sadly) probably succumbed to high winds and a particularly harsh winter.
|On Jun 15, 2009, dpl9222 Dexter, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
I purchased two Hibiscus from Sooner Plant Farm in April, 2009. I got Old Yella and Plum Crazy and they are growing very well. Looks like I will see blooms before the end of the season. I am very pleased with these plants. I found them to be a little pricey, but proves once again, you usually get what you pay for. I would buy again.
On August 8th, 2009, dpl9222 added the following:
I wanted to say that the two Hibiscus plants that I purchased from Sooner have really exceeded my expectations. They have grown to be very large plants and covered themselves with blooms that are true to name. I can honestly recommend this company.
|On Jun 12, 2009, enlightn_me Siloam Springs, AR wrote:
This is the second time that I have ordered from Sooner Plant Farm; the first shipment was of two twisted Japanese junipers. Both are thriving a year after planting. I recently ordered two "heuchera" plants, both arrived large and healthy. I am excited to plant them this weekend. I will continue to look, first, to Sooner Plant Farm for the perennials that I want. Thank you! I will refer!
|On Jun 12, 2009, pilgrim317 Inman, KS wrote:
I ordered two lilacs, both of which arrived promptly. I was very satisfied with their size and condition. Both plants were in pots, complete with moisture gel and were very nicely packed. I'll order from Sooner again.
|On Jun 12, 2009, fburg696 Farmersburg, IN wrote:
I ordered a Fleming hybrid hibuscus "Torchy" from this company recently and it was here in less than a week. When it arrived it was very well packaged and I could tell the people that are involved with this company are very thorough in their practices. The plant itself was in good condition, no surprises there!
|On Jun 12, 2009, onegoodman1955 Normal, IL wrote:
A+. I ordered a 4' Autumn Blaze Maple, 4' variegated Japanese Maple, and a perennial. The packaging was exemplary, the plant health is exemplary.
|On Jun 10, 2009, Almostagardener Wiggins, CO wrote:
Ordered several wisteria and honeysuckle. Plants were well packed and arrived safely, even with blooms, within a week of placing my order. Called with questions prior to my order and the individual was very helpful. My experience was very positive