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Positive Apachegirl
(2 reviews)
On May 20, 2011, Apachegirl Falling Waters, WV wrote:

This was an all around great experience. I ordered the plants (over 100) online on a Saturday night and got them all by Thursday. The adult sempervivums were much larger than ones I got from a competitor for the same price, and they had really good roots. The owner, Martha Cochran, answered emails quickly, and I am looking forward to visiting the nursery. This is the site to go to if you are a collector. These semps are so cool I felt like I was digging through a treasure chest. Lots of freebies had been added due to a special she was running - I stopped counting after a while; I definetly got my money's worth.

Positive lori79
(3 reviews)
On May 15, 2011, lori79 New Philadelphia, OH wrote:

What a great place for succulents!! My order was packed and shipped within a day of my ordering. Plants were nice, labeled on the bags, with a label also in each bag. Nice bonus plants also! I will definitely go back here again.

Positive sunlovr9
(2 reviews)
On Mar 4, 2011, sunlovr9 Utica, NY wrote:

I am so happy with my order to North Hills Nursery! I was able to take advantage of their sempervivum buy one, get one free sale. The plants they sent were in excellent condition and quite large, even the chicks. Marthaís emails made me feel like she really cared about the order and my satisfaction with the plants she selected. And she was generous with the free sempervivums.
I am quite fond of the Pacific line and among my purchases, I picked several of them. It was a pleasant surprise to find a couple of free bonus plants included, not just randomly chosen, but two different Pacific ones I hadnít ordered!!! That was so thoughtful. Thank you, Martha! I highly recommend purchasing from them.

Positive treelover3
(16 reviews)
On Oct 20, 2010, treelover3 Minneapolis, MN (Zone 5a) wrote:

WOW! Is all I can say!

I received my order today and I cannot say enough good things about North Hills Nursery!

If you're looking for a place to get Sempervivums or Jovibarba heuffelii, this is the place.

Expertly packaged plants, labeled on the outside of the bag as well as having a plastic planting label included in the bag with the plants.

I was overwhelmed by the quality and number of plants included in my order and I also received a couple of "bonus" plants, as well.

North Hills Nursery is #1 in my book!

Order with complete confidence!

Positive WildDonkey
(1 review)
On Jun 8, 2010, WildDonkey Charleston, WV wrote:

My wife and I visited North Hills Nursery last week and spent several hours viewing all the Sempervivums John has. It was a GREAT experience, just the crash course in Sempervivums from John was worth the drive! John and everybody there was great. He spent well over an hour giving me a very nice overview of sempervivums, and helping us choose plants.

Highly recommended... we came away with 80+ varieties!

If Sempervivums are your thing, GO!

Positive scludwig
(1 review)
On May 11, 2010, scludwig Lafayette, IN wrote:

Wow- what a great company. John had a 'buy 1 get 1 free' offer on his semps. When we received the order we opened the box and found a beautiful array of large and very healthy plants (hens and lots of chicks). My wife and I were very impressed with the size of the plants that John sent. We have ordered online from another nursery selling semps and they were very small and some didn't make it during shipping. It is nice to know that there are online nurseries (like North Hills Nursery) that are honest and dependable. We will definitely buy from John again. Thank you!

Positive candyaj1567
(1 review)
On Apr 29, 2010, candyaj1567 Swansea, SC wrote:

Thank You so much! I am thrilled with my order. Super fast shipping and beautiful plants. SO HAPPY!
I will be back for more!

Positive Dwight2705
(1 review)
On Apr 20, 2010, Dwight2705 Gloucester, VA wrote:

I really like succulents, and found North Hills Nursery on the web. They have such an impressive site, I decided to e-mail
John about visiting his garden. My wife and I drove 298 miles one way to get there, it was after normal working hours, but they graciously welcomed us to their garden. We were so engrossed with all of the beautiful plants, wealth of knowledge, and Southern Hospitality, three hours flew by.
John and Betty were the nicest people. They were nice sized plants, full of babies, very healthy, and great quality.
We would highly reccomend them to anyone wanting great plants.
We had a hard time deciding which ones to buy, we wanted them all. They have such a diverse selection of colors, shapes, and varieties. We did make our selections, and were excited about the bonus.
Dwight & Becky
Gloucester, VA

Positive CTyankeeinPA
(1 review)
On Mar 27, 2010, CTyankeeinPA wrote:

This is the second year I have ordered succulents from North Hills and I could not be happier with them. They are large hardy plant specimens and the folks at North hills take a great deal of care in packing them and providing information on them. I receive bonus plants from only two of the succulent companies that I deal with and North hills is one of them. There generosity is quite impressive as are their prices. I love North Hills!

Positive gardenlemur
(8 reviews)
On Sep 3, 2009, gardenlemur Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

I ordered the 18 count sempervivum collection and am quite pleased. The order came very quickly and was packed perfectly. The plants are very healthy. They offer a huge variety of hens and chicks and I will be ordering more from them very soon. These are great people and I highly recommend them!

Positive macguyver
(1 review)
On Jul 7, 2009, macguyver San Francisco, CA wrote:

I stumbled upon a link to their website while looking on methods of propagating Succulents. I made a small initial order based on the healthy looking plants they had in the online catalog. I was joyfully suprised to get the plants in about 3 days from order date. They were large, well marked, with lots of babies, and a beautiful bonus free plant thrown in the order. There were so many babies included with the mother plants that I was able to create a large dish planter just using the babies. I have since gone back and placed a larger order enticed by their current special of "buy one get one free" with any order over $50. I will be in Semp heaven. I can't wait. I have forwarded a link to their site to numerous friends, the website is easy to navigate and beautiful photos of their plants availablek with plenty of info about each plant.

Positive dirt_idig
(7 reviews)
On Jun 30, 2009, dirt_idig Stuart, VA wrote:

First time ordering from this company, but it won't be the last. No complaints whatsoever.....Large sized 'hens' and many 'chicks' with each plant. Labeled and packaged well. Very Pleased!

(2 reviews)
On Jun 27, 2009, FRECKLEJANE Danielsville, GA wrote:


Positive debphotos
(1 review)
On May 19, 2009, debphotos Mesopotamia, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

WOW!!!!! WOW!!!!! I've just received my second order from North Hills Nursery. The plants are very well packaged and labeled, I ordered on Thursday and they were here on Monday. Awesome plants!!! Healthy and once planted they've just "come alive". They are fascinating and addicting! I now have 81 different varieties and am tickled pink! John has been so helpful with fast return emails to my questions. He is a delight and a credit to the sempervivum world! Thanks!!! I would love to visit his nursery sometime and hope I can!

Positive gthopp
(1 review)
On May 16, 2009, gthopp Detroit, MI wrote:

John, you have exceeded my wildest expectations! I guess I usually order off-season but have always been very happy with the semps you sent. This last order, though, was stunning. The variety is wonderful and the plants are just gorgeous. Very large hens with tons of chicks. We ordered this time to fill a wholesale order of planted hypertufa containers, which we make. I can't wait to see my customer's reaction! Thanks so much.

Glenda Hopp
Farmbrook Designs

Positive chrisandtonya
(1 review)
On Mar 29, 2009, chrisandtonya Morgantown, WV wrote:

This is the best nursery I have ever had the priviledge to visit. I new somewhat I wanted before I arrived and John had the plants ready and waiting. I was so impressed with the quality of his plants, that my husband and I spent another 2 hours touring the nursery. Of course we found many plants that we just had to purchase. We left North Hills Nursery with hundreds of new hens and chicks to add to our garden. John was very helpful and made us feel very welcome. If you ever have the chance to visit I would highly recommend the stop. The internet just does not due the hospiality and plant quality justice. I will gladly revisit the nursery again in the very near future. The 2 hour drive is well worth the service that we received.
Chris and Tonya Wilson

Positive chaserbug
(1 review)
On Dec 12, 2008, chaserbug Hamlin, WV wrote:

very good service and contact. plants were in great shape and even came with a few extra and a hand written note.will be ordering again

Positive R2D2
(2 reviews)
On Aug 9, 2008, R2D2 Mattoon, IL wrote:

More bang for your buck here! John is Very generous with nice size plants very healthy and plenty of babies.I ordered on Friday got a email Monday that they had been sent got them on Wednesday! Now thats service. I got semps from other mail order places they but this is by far the best. He sent me some real nice bonus plants too with tags. I just made another order since i found the right place to get them. Thank you very much North Hills Nursery! Randy

Positive Tertius
(1 review)
On Jul 26, 2008, Tertius Farmington, UT wrote:

Each experience with North Hills Nursery has been superior. Thanks so very much. Keep up the great work and pleasant interactions

Positive mcmama96
(1 review)
On Jul 19, 2008, mcmama96 East Alton, IL wrote:

WOW! What a find!! Great plants and a VERY nice person!! With the special he has going on right now. I had so many nice plants that I sent some to my mom. But it was real hard to choose what to send her. All the plants were SO nice!!!
I WILL order again!!

Positive momgoyette
(1 review)
On Jul 16, 2008, momgoyette Enfield, CT wrote:

North Hills Nursery is a pleasure to do business with. The plants I ordered came promptly and were in excellent condition after being shipped. They provide personal service and I look forward to my next purchase.

Positive mskitty1956
(4 reviews)
On May 20, 2008, mskitty1956 Philadelphia, PA wrote:

Lovely "variety pack" of 18 is thriving and was worth every penny...If I had more room I'd be in trouble!

Positive rbalmoria
(1 review)
On Apr 17, 2008, rbalmoria Worthington, KY wrote:

Received my order very promptly on 04.14.2008. Great selection was avaialbe on the web site. The semperviuums I received were in great shape and in great color. Impressive. Thank You and I will be back for more...bob

Positive sherryred1
(1 review)
On Apr 6, 2008, sherryred1 Cedar City, UT wrote:

I just received my semps and sedum .....they were lovely, large and with LOTS of chicks!!! I must thank you for the bonus semps in my was like Christmas! Best value for my money compared to the other 2 companies I ordered from (first time new fancination with Semps!)

Sherry P.

Positive minicatt
(1 review)
On Mar 17, 2008, minicatt Diamond Bar, CA wrote:

I discovered this nursery while doing a search for Sempervivums.
Once on the site, it was like a kid in a candy store! So many colorful varieties are pictured on his website. I bought a collection and many specific ones that i wanted.
They arrived promptly, each packaged and labeled in its own paper bag.
There were bonus plants and many came with chicks.
I'm afraid i'm now addicted to these lovely succulents.
I'm sure i'll be back to buy more!

Positive dcgconthego
(1 review)
On Feb 25, 2008, dcgconthego Hendersonville, NC wrote:

I have been extremely pleased with North Hills Nursery and I will be getting another order ready soon. My first order arrived healthy with strong roots and many offsets already. They were nicely packaged and labeled. It was like opening a present, impatient to see what the contents looked like and just loving it when you finally saw what was inside. John delivered on quallity, care and service.

Positive hd32223
(2 reviews)
On Jan 28, 2008, hd32223 Saint Augustine, FL wrote:

Awesome plants and all had some offsets already. Most had several. Everything was neatly packaged and the shippment arrived in record time. The best experience I had with any nursery.

Positive o_d_gang
(1 review)
On Dec 12, 2007, o_d_gang Stevenson, WA wrote:

Very pleased with the maturity and amout of plants that I received. They were all healthy. The packaging, shipping time and communication was excellent!! I want to go back and order some more.

Positive mwhempy
(1 review)
On Sep 29, 2007, mwhempy Riverside, CA wrote:

The order arrived this afternoon. I am delighted.Everything was so neatly and clearly packaged! It certainly was a smooth, efficient transaction.
In fact, probably one of the best internet transactions I've ever had! There were even bonus plants. I can't believe how fast the shipment arrived. Sometimes I've waited six weeks or more for plants purchased on the net. What a pleasure this transaction has been. Three cheers for North Hills Nursery!


Positive Labour_of_Love
(1 review)
On Aug 10, 2007, Labour_of_Love Glover, VT wrote:

Wow, astonishingly fast and lovely, large plants. John's personal service made the transaction even better than anticipated. Will most certainly be doing business again, Kate

Positive RosieRinaGarden
(2 reviews)
On Aug 8, 2007, RosieRinaGarden Arden, NC wrote:

Well since my last order from John When I ordered one of the collection I have proceaded to purchase about a $120 dollars more of the hens and chicks from him. Even though I loved my collection I have come to the conclusion that It's so worththe money to purchase the larger sized plants. I have completley covered a rock wall in my garden with these planst and have been so happy with my experience with John. The planst were HUGE with great root systems and every single one had new babies growing off of them. There were even bonus plants and I guess if John thought the plant was to small he put two large ones in the bag. So i really feel that this had been the best investment so far for my large garden and I cant wait to see them all start to grow in.! This is the best merchant so far that I have come across on Dave's garden web. Fast shipping. I always order on Friday when I get paid and they are here in Asheville never later than that following weds. Thank you again John for a great afternoon of planting. You might have competition from me soon since I have so many now!

Positive veryblessed
(19 reviews)
On Jul 3, 2007, veryblessed Morehead, KY wrote:

This is a wonderful nursery, I discovered it through this web site as I have many nice mail order nurseries.. I ordered the 18 cell collection and they were here in 2 days. All still in their cells and individually labeled. Having been in the retail greenhouse and nursery business for several years, I am very particular when it comes to plant quality. I would rank North Hills Nursery at the top of the list! I will be ordering again!

Positive karmalottaz
(2 reviews)
On Jun 24, 2007, karmalottaz Arden, NC wrote:

Loved the collection. Looking forward to seeing it all grow in. Order plants late weds recvd them by saturday which was a nice surprise since I had already gone to all the greenhouses and bought other plants. Don't you just love a full sunny saturday full of planting large and small plants. What a great day. Thank you John for contributing to it.

Positive mysbhvn
(1 review)
On Jun 23, 2007, mysbhvn Edmonds, WA wrote:

I wanted to add my $.02 to the growing list of praises for John and his North Hills Nursery. The communications were speedy and informative. I received my plants quickly, the unexpected bonus as well, and it felt like Christmas opening all the little bags! Each one had their name written on the bag as well as a label included in the bag to stick beside them when they are planted. Thanks John for the wonderful customer service in a world where it is becoming a thing of the past! I will definitely be back!

Positive epgamer
(1 review)
On Jun 21, 2007, epgamer Elkins Park, PA wrote:

Absolutely wonderful store! I placed my order on the 16th and received it only 4 days later! And the plants are just as awesome as the fast shipping! I loved the way they were packed, all in perfect condition when I received them, no broken chicks at all. I would highly recommend North Hills Nursery to anyone whom is looking for a great selection of semps. And if you are like me and have a hard time deciding, they make it a lot easier with the 18 and 36 semp collections.

Positive slrimmer
(1 review)
On Jun 14, 2007, slrimmer Maryville, TN wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous plants! they arrived fast and perfect. I will be a repeat customer!

Positive Hillbilly_Gran
(23 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2007, Hillbilly_Gran Jasper, AR (Zone 7a) wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous plants!! Ordered Weds., plants here by Sat.! I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone!! I will not hesitate to order from them again!

Positive Doodle1Bug
(1 review)
On Jun 1, 2007, Doodle1Bug Cumming, GA wrote:

I have ordered hen&chicks from a lot of different nurseries,but, by far the best plants came from John at North Hills Nursery. Not only did I receive beautiful mature plants,but, they had prime colors and babies on almost every plant. They are truely the same as the pictures that you go by when you are ordering. There is no disappointment when you order your plants here. You will be satisfied.

Positive grannymarsh
(21 reviews)
On Apr 17, 2007, grannymarsh Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Outstanding !! Good selection of sempervivums. Fast response time to e-mails. Proper pricing. Plants were received in a timely manner. Well packaged. I have recommended this company to my Garden Club and added my high praise for this company. Will order from him again.

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