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Positive clpgirl
(46 reviews)
On Jul 13, 2010, clpgirl Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Posted on April 25, 2010, updated July 13, 2010
Posted on November 21, 2009, updated April 25, 2010
I am very very pleased with my contacts with Waters BB Farm. Back in August I sent the owner a question about growing blueberries in my zone in Ohio.
Matt send an over two page response-which I have since forwarded to several friends, explaining blueberry planting, cultivation, and soil requirements. He suggested three different plants fruiting throughout the summer.
Then, I promptly forgot abut the site. Last week I looked up his site again, and to my delight the two year old plants were on sale. I again called Matt to ask a couple questions, but actually ordered before he called back.
The plantrs arrived yesterday. Large, healthy and iwith very good-sized rootballs. Will be planting today, according to directions, and looking forward to some blueberries next summer.
With the good customer service prior to my order, I feel certain that Matt will be there should I need any more information or consultation. Thanks so much Waters Farm!

On April 25th, 2010, clpgirl added the following:

Just wanted to add that all three bushes came through an erratic, hard, cold winter beautifully. They have lots of buds, and have grown quite steadily. I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks all at Waters Farm!
On July 13th, 2010, clpgirl added the following:

Another hearfelt thank you. I can't tell you how exciting it was picking and eating warm blueberries off my own plants! In fact, since everyone who came through my garden had to try just one, which led to two , three etc. my first personal harvest was quite limited!

You were absolutely accurate in your statement that we would harvest about a handful and a half per plant this year. Unfortunately a local critter, am guessing rabibit also decided to share, gracefully removing the last of the mid-summer berries, and apparently enjoying the late summer green ones as well. Oh well, next year will be more prepared to protect the harvest! Plants remain very healthy, growing quite consistendly and am looking forward to next summer's larger harvest.

Sweet and wonderful. Just wish I had more room.............You all are the best!

Positive finnmaccool
(1 review)
On Jul 13, 2010, finnmaccool West Union, IA wrote:

I ordered 50 1 yr bluecrop and 50 1 yr elliot plants. They were delivered mid April after a phone call changing the shipping date (we had an early warn spell that I wanted to take advantage of).

It's now mid July and the plants look fine (there were even blossoms on the bluecrop that, sadly, sigh, I pinched off). I'm looking forward to many years of production after this good start.

Positive LOVIE2
(13 reviews)
On Jun 15, 2010, LOVIE2 Boston, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I decided to try my hand at blueberries this year. I ordered 2 Bluecrop, 1 Elliot and 1 Duke all 2 year plants. I got them in 3 days of it being shipped.They were in EXCELLENT condition, nice green leaves, moist soil/root ball, and healthy looking berries. It took me a couple of days to get them in the ground, I was nervous but I did as I was asked and followed the directions for planting as best as I could. I am so pleased with these trees, I now have FAT, HUGE, BLUE - BLUEBERRIES and it's only been 21 days since planting them. I can't wait to see what the future holds for these shrubs - they are exactly what they say they will be if you follow their directions. I am so pleased that I took a chance and went with Waters Blueberry Farm! Definitely referring them to some friends and family who used me as the guinea pig lol!

Positive CaptainFreedom1
(2 reviews)
On May 20, 2010, CaptainFreedom1 Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

I have ordered plants from this company before and have had nothing but positive experiences as has most, almost all....It bothers me when people "bash" good companies run by good people. It seems like we should promoting our best mail-order sources, rather than demoting them. Keep in mind, just because a person says something about a company doesn't mean it's true, especially when the source is more bitter than "he" is willing to resolve a "suspect " situation in a positive way. Our comments should better serve the gardening community and not an individual ego. Walk tall, Waterberry!

Positive naturespirits
(1 review)
On May 6, 2010, naturespirits Mena, AR wrote:

Matt is a very nice person to do business with. The blueberry plants all came in as promised. Once we planted them they all did very well except one. I told Matt about the problem that the top was dead but the plant was coming back from the root. This was fine with us but Matt said it wasn't what we ordered and he sent a replacement plant that was already blooming. Excellent people to do business with they go above and beyond for the customer. Thank you.

Positive keoki808
(1 review)
On Apr 25, 2010, keoki808 Waikoloa, HI wrote:

I ordered 9 three year old plants. 3 of each type. They arrived in good shape: very tall, nice green leaves, even some blossoms. The roots seemed well developed with lots of very fine root ends extending throughout the peat moss. Matt was very helpful in answering my questions about planting, zones, shipping, etc. I planted them the same day and they appear to be doing well. It's only been three days so its a little early to tell. But, I am very hopeful about these plants producing lots of good tasting blueberries.
I would definitely order again. After I ordered my plants I looked at blueberry bushes at the local nursery's and box stores here in idaho falls, idaho. There was no comparison. For $25 each, I got 4 foot tall blueberry bushes from Waters Blueberry Farm. Whereas locally all I was finding was 1 year old blueberry bushes not even a foot tall for $20. I thought Water's pricing and customer service were great.

Positive zuchowski
(2 reviews)
On Apr 18, 2010, zuchowski Wellsboro, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

My plants arrived this week according to my shipping instructions. I received a shipping confirmation so I was ready ahead of time. The plants were healthy with intact rootballs (not bareroot). One Bluecrop already has buds on it. Planting instructions were thorough and sent both in a confirmation email and with the plants. Matt offered free shipping with a minimum order. I feel I got a good value for my money. Certainly the best plant purchase I've made so far this spring. I would certainly recommend Waters Blueberry Farms to others.

Positive artworksmetal
(4 reviews)
On Apr 8, 2010, artworksmetal Timberville, VA wrote:

Posted on March 23, 2010, updated April 8, 2010
Posted on October 3, 2009, updated March 23, 2010
I bought an extra large and a 3 year old Blueberry from Waters. I requested shipping 9/21, and he did.
Both of them arrived promptly, and they are both 4 ft tall with plenty of healthy roots, stems and growth.
I have not had to call with any questions about my plants, but it's nice to Matt is there if you need to.
I've paid a lot less for berry bushes, and received dinky 3 or 4 inch plants, that didn't make it.
With Matt Walters, you get what you pay for.

On March 23rd, 2010, artworksmetal added the following:

Spring is here, and after a lousy winter, my plants look great! The old vines are budding like crazy, and there are new shoots coming up as well.
I'm looking forward to blueberries my first year.
On April 8th, 2010, artworksmetal added the following:

I could not resist. I ordered 4 more plants on Tuesday. They were shipped the same day for Saturday delivery. Four healthy, supple, 3 foot tall plants with nice root balls showed up on schedule. I'm very pleased.
No, I don't work for Matt Waters. It's just so rare with internet ordering for a supplier to exceed my expectations.
Positive luxor68
(7 reviews)
On Dec 25, 2009, luxor68 Decatur, TN wrote:

I've only placed 1 order with these folks but I was quite impressed. The size & roots were beyond what I'm used to seeing from 2yr old plants. I was very impressed & I'm happy to read comments from others regarding feedback from the owner from digital pictures. Very refreshing to hear.

Positive cramsey1
(24 reviews)
On Dec 13, 2009, cramsey1 Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I am very pleased with my interactions with Matt, at Waters Blueberry Farm. Matt the owner is a pleasure to deal with. I ordered 3, three-year-old plants of three different varieties back in April 2009. The packaging was excellent! The prices were extremely reasonable. I received my order on the date promised. I couldn't believe the high quality of plants that were sent. They exceeded my expectations. In addition to the email confirmation of delivery, Matt sent two pages of information explaining blueberry cultivation, soil requirements and planting instructions. The plants leafed out and bloomed in the summer and actually had some fruit. When I had problems with a couple of my plants. I sent Matt a picture of my plants and within a day had his response on what the problem was, how to resolve the issue and a link to his website for common problems with blueberry plant to help if any additional problems occurred in the future. Matt will pick up the phone or return your call if you leave a voice message. He is friendly and approachable. When dealing with Matt, I have never felt like my problem was insignificant or like I was not his most important client. I recommend Waters Blueberry Farms to anyone interested in getting quality plants and excellent service both before and after their purchase.

Positive troman1973
(8 reviews)
On Jun 3, 2009, troman1973 Bellwood, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered 3 blueberry bushes from them. I was very happy with the bushes they came with peat moss on the roots and all were leafed out not bareroot. I talked to the owner on the phone a few times and everytime he was very helpful with explanations on how to grow blueberries as this was my first time. He always took the time. One of my blueberry bushes started to lose its leaves and I called him back to see if it was normal. He told me to send a picture to him. Within hours of sending the email of the plant he emailed me back and said that it wasnt healthy and was sending a replacement. I wasnt even asking for a replacement as the bush hasnt totally died and might even come back. The other bush I have already has blueberries growing on it. My whole experience has been a positive.

Positive csb1952
(4 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2009, csb1952 Hopewell, NJ wrote:

I ordered 2 - 2 year old Elliot and 2 - 3 year old Duke blueberry bushes in January. They immediately sent me a confirmation with a shipping date suitable for my region and detailed planting and care instructions. I was very pleased when they arrived. The plants were bigger than I expected with a great root system and were packed well. They are now leafing out and I can see a couple of flower buds on the 3 year old bushes. Good service and great product! I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to plant blueberries.

Positive jjsges1
(11 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2009, jjsges1 Bonners Ferry, ID wrote:

I ordered 4, two year plants they arrived very fast with great packing, very detailed instructions, the plants were good, but great root system, I have great hope for these. Can't wait for blue berries. thanks

Positive 1SickPuppy
(12 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2009, 1SickPuppy Waukesha, WI wrote:

The blueberry shrubs are as big or bigger than advertised.
There were packed OK and were in good shape upon arrival.
I would highly recommend Waters Blueberry Farm for those who want to start off with the biggest and healthiest plants.

Positive tonymarcia
(2 reviews)
On Sep 29, 2008, tonymarcia Fairborn, OH wrote:

They shipped plants exactly when they said they would (fall 2008). Packaging was good and plants look very healthy. Although it is early to tell how they will do with their fruit production, I am excited to see what happens the next few years!

Positive sullicorbitt
(2 reviews)
On May 6, 2008, sullicorbitt Andover, MA wrote:

Matt is a pleasure to deal with, I couldn't believe the high quality of plants that were sent, far above my expectations. I ordered 3, 3 year old plants of three different varieties, the packaging was excellent! The prices were extremely reasonable. I received my order on the date promised and 3 weeks later they are all thriving.

I highly recommend them! A+

S. Corbitt
Andover, MA

Positive ctlady
(1 review)
On Oct 1, 2007, ctlady Woodbury, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

This company has been an absolute pleasure to work with. They mistakenly shipped 4 bushes of the same variety in a recent gift order placed by a relative (instead of 2 each of 2 varieties). Responded promptly to an inquiry, and once they received digital pictures (needed for them to determine what they had actually shipped), they cheerfully promised to ship the 2 other plants the next day. The 4 plants that did arrive look terrific -- large and sturdy, well wrapped and shipped. We look forward to getting the other two (even ordered a third variety while I was at it), and will enjoy them, I'm sure. I highly recommend this company -- cheerful, gracious customer service and sturdy, healthy plants. A wonderful experience all around.

Positive RIPlanter
(3 reviews)
On Apr 14, 2007, RIPlanter Barrington, RI wrote:

Ordered three 2-year old blueberry plants (one of each variety). The company was very good about responding to e-mail questions about the shipment and planting. The plants arrived in very good condition, with very detailed planting instructions. Overall, a good experience with this company.

Positive LeekQueen
(3 reviews)
On Nov 28, 2006, LeekQueen Warsaw, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

We have ordered twice from Waters and have had very good sturdy plants from them. They are very generous with instructions for planting which we always follow to the letter. Nice folks to deal with. And reasonable in their pricing.

Positive MoonGardening
(3 reviews)
On Nov 24, 2006, MoonGardening Coraopolis, PA wrote:

Ordering was a very good experience because the owners actually answer the phone and freely share helpful information. When was the last time the owner of a company took your order over the phone? I received 12 large, healthy, carefully-packed plants. They recommended timing the shipment to avoid a weekend layover en route to my part of the country. The plants arrived exactly when they promised, with the well-developed root systems packed in moist soil. If you want blueberries, order from Waters!

Positive jcsgreenthumb
(19 reviews)
On Oct 6, 2006, jcsgreenthumb Pisgah Forest, NC (Zone 6b) wrote:

Our order was shipped promptly and the plants were beautiful and well packed. I highly recommend this company!

Positive hostamomma
(12 reviews)
On Apr 17, 2006, hostamomma Dundee, IL wrote:

All I can say is wow! Best plants I ever received via mail order. I ordered the three year old bushes and they arrived in great condition leafed out with many blossoms!
Excellent customer service and nice folks to work with!

Positive Southerngurl
(4 reviews)
On Apr 15, 2005, Southerngurl Yellville, AR wrote:

Recieved large healthy plants last fall. They are now leafing out and look great. :D

Positive gemini_sage
(25 reviews)
On Apr 2, 2005, gemini_sage Winchester, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I recieved my 2yr blueberry plants yesterday from Water's and they look great! Great prices, well rooted, healthy plants, and well packaged with moist roots. They do 1 thing and do it well. Will recommend them to anyone looking for blueberries! Thanks to everyone at Water's for great quality, pricing, communication, and rapid shipping.

Positive biscuit
(7 reviews)
On Oct 15, 2004, biscuit Welling, OK wrote:

Water's Blueberry Farms have some of the most beautiful and healthy blueberry plants I've seen sold commercially. In addition, they're excellent business-people. I ordered from them on the basis of a recommendation on another website, and had trouble paying them through Paypal (due to problems Paypal was having). The Waters contacted me almost immediately by email, then called me by phone to complete the order. The plants arrived very, very quickly --- and they were beautiful, lush, healthy - just wonderful. And a great price. These guys get a definite recommendation. They're wonderful!

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