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|On Jul 3, 2017, kansasgardenguy Goddard, KS wrote:
I have made several orders with Josh in the past and have also purchased from him at Hosta Conventions. Always has large quality plants and terrific customer service! A bid selection is always nice too.
|On Jun 3, 2017, Clcaton Mound City, MO wrote:
Although service was a bit slow I was delighted when I did receive my order. The hosta a was in great shape. A beautiful full plant. I've ordered from other places and received small barely alive plants. Not so here.
|On Jun 2, 2017, iceman49 Saint Paul, MN wrote:
Posted on May 27, 2011, updated June 2, 2017
On June 2nd, 2017, iceman49 added the following:
I had been looking for a Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty,' for a fe years, but wanted a reasonable price and from a nursery that I knew would ship the plant ready to go out of the box so to speak.
Returned to my favorite Hosta place, "In the Country Garden and Gifts.
Josh the proprietor and his staff have always been friendly and efficient.
I ordered the Podophyllum, "One Last Dance" hosta and 2 Thailand Giants.
Josh and his team send an acknowledgment email of purchase, an email letting you know the package has been shipped and when it should arrive.
The plants were very well packed, with great root system, I put them in the ground and containers and they look like they have not missed a day being out of the soil. Great plants in great condition. Cannot say enough good things about In the Country Garden and Gifts!
|On Mar 30, 2017, JKD Rancho Cordova, CA wrote:
Excellent and personal service. My Angel Falls Hostas arrived safely wrapped and moist, and ready to plant. I look forward to seeing them emerge and unfurl.
|On Aug 9, 2016, surlymel Marietta, GA wrote:
I've ordered from Josh for the past two years and will continue to be a loyal customer. Service is outstanding and any questions I've had have been answered very promptly. The plants tend to be healthier than my own (argh!) and have had nary a problem during shipping or after planting. Simply beautiful!
|On Aug 3, 2016, ZBestGal Biddeford, ME wrote:
This was the first time I have ordered from Josh but it won't be the last. When I ordered a certain host Josh quickly communicated they were out of stock and ask whether I wanted my money refunded or a different plant. I chose a different plant. All the plants arrived in mint condition. Thank you Josh.
|On Apr 10, 2016, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:
Posted on August 22, 2014, updated April 10, 2016
On July 16th, 2012, ycn4chin added the following:
I ordered three recent introduction hostas from In the Country and when they arrived I was so pleased. Nice healthy plants with good root systems. The box had been crushed by the carrier, but the plants were packaged so well there wasn\\\'t a problem. Highly recommend this company.
On August 22nd, 2014, ycn4chin added the following:
I ordered five Hostas and a Carex. Friday Josh sent a note that they were shipped and when I got home from work Monday they were there! I was very pleased with the plants I received. Most were hard to find varieties that were in stock at In the Country Garden and Gifts. I feel I always get the best customer service from them. Their plants always do well in my garden.
On April 10th, 2016, ycn4chin added the following:
I just received three Itoh/intersectional peonies from Josh. The plants were a great size and in great shape. As always, great communication with Josh, quick shipping with a tracking number, and great packaging. Thanks!
|On Oct 13, 2015, joanrae New Wilmington, PA wrote:
Today my plant arrived from In The Country Garden and Gifts.
|On Oct 3, 2015, Gahagan Freeport, PA wrote:
I ordered the Wedding Party Hellebore set of 6 different hellebore plants. They arrived quickly, well packed and very nice plants with nice roots. They looked like they were just dug out of his garden and given to me. Great communications as he answers emails very quickly. Very pleased and I plan on buying from Josh again (which I already did).
|On Aug 7, 2015, 1lolita1 Elgin, IL wrote:
Just recieved my plants today, first time ordering from this nursery. I was browsing for something else when I noticed they had Spilt Milk in stock. I've been looking for this variety for years. It's hard to find, and when you do the nursery is often sold out from back orders before they even list it. The first indication I was going to be happy was the 'do it yourself' recycled shipping box- don't know why, but that always seems to be an indication of 'good things inside'! My babies were well-wrapped in newspaper, with the generous sized rootballs in damp paper and protective plastic bags. The hostas were all very well leafed out, with multiple crowns, except for the Sum and Substance. That had only 1 crown as you would expect for such a huge variety, but it was heavy and wide, with 9 good-sized leaves! 2 of the 3 dwarf solomon's seals had multiple crowns. The 3rd only had 1 crown but when I checked the rootball it was loaded with new runners all the way around! By the end of this season it should be even fuller than the other multiple crowned ones! Everything about this order, from plant selection to packing, indicated thoughtful attention. I thought I had already found my ultimate hosta source; now I have two!
|On Jun 6, 2015, poplarcreek Baltimore, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Nice plants - very fresh - I would order from them again.
|On May 30, 2015, chaukland74 Saint Paul, MN wrote:
Ordered several hostas and they were quite lovely upon arrival. The hostas were quite large - much like I would expect when purchasing at my local greenhouse store. I have ordered from a couple other places and in comparison, those hostas were extremely small.
|On May 29, 2015, HostaManana Marshfield, MO wrote:
Great selection and Josh was very friendly, helpful and kept me up to speed on my order. The Hostas were packaged with great care and arrived in excellent health and in a timely manner. I'm very pleased with both their Hostas and their service.
|On May 21, 2015, ThirstyGarden Saint Louis, MO wrote:
Very healthy plants, good communications, good delivery time, reasonable prices.
|On May 20, 2015, DaisyPeach (Zone 7a) wrote:
I received a gift from this nursery and was very pleased! Nicely rooted plants, one was even in full bloom. They were so well packed that a large dent in the package that happened in transit didn't even affect the contents of the box. My gift was ordered at their busiest shipping time but arrived super quick.
|On May 14, 2015, indianajim Parker City, IN wrote:
WOW! Great plants were sent to us. The Heuchera "Berry Timeless" were big and healthy with blooms already on the plants. We have been gardening for over 30 years and I was pleasantly surprised. An excellent place to order plants from. Liked the way they were packed with no damage to the plants.
|On Aug 30, 2014, Shadesofblue18 Mount Pleasant, IA wrote:
I've purchased beautiful hostas from In the Country Gardens, both from the nursery and via mail order. They are extremely helpful, friendly, and have a great selection of classic and new varieties. I also really enjoy their website which is easy to navigate and is filled with a wealth of helpful information about hosta growing. My recent order arrived in 2 days, after a notification of when it was shipped so I could be ready, very carefully packed with the generous sized plants, some with several eyes, in perfect condition, very abundant roots, ready to thrive! I couldn't recommend them any more highly!
|On Jul 10, 2014, speedoo Orange, MA wrote:
I've set up this login just so I can comment on In the Country. I saw a plant called Albuca spiralis Frizzle Sizzle at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden here in Massachusetts, and I had to have one. Google found just a couple of vendors, and I liked In the Country's web site, so that's who I ordered from. Almost immediately, I got a polite inquiry from Josh thanking me for the order and asking how I had happened to find him. That impressed me. The plant came today, and wow, now I'm really impressed! Beautifully packed, in perfect condition, larger than I expected and with a large spike, ready to flower. I am really happy, and I'll continue to rely on In the Country for new plants (and will tell my friends the same).
|On Jun 3, 2014, lrpetrilli Highland Mills, NY wrote:
Very nice plants, arrived in good condition, look great on their first day planted.
|On Jun 2, 2014, tailzzz24 Kutztown, PA wrote:
Posted on May 28, 2014, updated June 2, 2014
On May 28th, 2014, tailzzz24 added the following:
The plants arrived carefully packaged and healthy, a good size, and very little trimming necessary. Very happy with the plants.
On June 2nd, 2014, tailzzz24 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I just wanted to thank you for the gift certificate. I surely didn't expect that, thought I'd read something wrong, and I feel that was a wonderful gesture for you to have gone out of your way, above and beyond to apologize like that.
As I already said in my updated review, the plants I received from you were healthy, beautiful, and carefully packaged. That coupled with a VERY sincere apology means I will probably purchase from you again in the future, once I find room for all these plants. Thank you again! Excellent customer service - I stand corrected.
On Jun 2, 2014, In The Country Garden & Gifts responded with:
"On May 30, 2014 9:46 PM, In The Country Garden & Gifts responded with:
I'm very sorry to hear your experience was less than wonderful. You certainly are not just a number to us. We value each and every customer, as we know you have many other options for fulfilling your plant needs! Spring is an incredibly busy and often stressful time. There is so much to do and never enough hours in the day. I certainly understand why you were wondering about your order and apologize that you happened to catch us on an "off" day. I'm glad you were pleased with your plants and I hope they do well for you. -Josh"
|On May 8, 2014, Neysa La Puente, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
My first time ordering from this company. My plant arrived today in great condition. Was surprised that the plant was so nice.
|On Jun 28, 2013, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered Athyrium 'Ghost' and was extremely pleased with both quality and price. Plants were gorgeous and healthy and were shipped at exactly the time I requested. I will definitely order from them again in the future, especially if they expand their selection of non-hostas!
|On Jun 27, 2013, Lfoss5 Goodview, MN wrote:
Plants shipped are gorgeous. Thanks much.
|On Jun 6, 2013, plantgnome1 nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on June 14, 2012, updated June 6, 2013
On June 6th, 2013, plantgnome1 added the following:
Ordered a hard to find Hosta called Humpback Whale from In the Country and received it today in excellent condition a nice size and healthy root system. Fast shipping and reasonable shipping cost, packaged very well. I check their website regularly as they carry some unusual other plants besides Hosta. Will continue to do business with this company. Great customer service also.
|On May 28, 2013, corgilady Hartford City, IN wrote:
Just received my order of 12 heucheras.....beautiful plants!!!
|On May 24, 2013, frankie1222 Lincoln Village, OH wrote:
I had a terrible experience with ordering plants though the mail and made the decision that I would never put myself in that position again however I am addicted to heuchera and the beautiful new varieties that I could only obtain by ordering online/ mail finally got the best of me!!! I searched forever looking for someone that I could count on and decided on josh from in the country garden and gifts. I could not have made a better decision and if there were a higher rating I would give it to him !
|On Oct 6, 2012, lazzieboy Martinez, CA wrote:
I have bought a lot of plants over the internet over the past years. I have almost always had a problem with some of the plants I received. Either dead ,almost dead or crushed and the soil dry. When I received my plants from this company(In The Country Garden & Gifts), I was very pleased to open the package and find the plants of a very nice size in excellent condition and all intact. Even the packaging was done well. So all I can say is this company produces a fine quality product for a very reasonable price and can deliver, hands down, the best company I have found to date.
|On Jun 11, 2012, Yooper63 Calumet, MI wrote:
I received very healthy plants, Athyrium 'Frizelliae', Hosta 'Curly Fries', H. Blue Mouse Ears, and H. Big John, from In The Country Gardens. They were very good sized and took right off growing. It's been two months, since I got them, and they look great. Josh was very accommodating, with a misunderstanding on my part, about the shipping. I will order from him again.
|On Jun 5, 2012, rocknhostas Central, WI wrote:
Posted on August 2, 2011, updated June 5, 2012
On August 2nd, 2011, rocknhostas added the following:
The hostas I ordered recently are beautiful, healthy plants and arrived in excellent condition. I love the great selection and friendly service. Would definitely order from them again!
On June 5th, 2012, rocknhostas added the following:
I am a returning customer and am always happy with my orders and shopping experience from In The Country Garden and Gifts. Josh is super friendly and helpful, and is great with communication about your order. The plants have always been wonderful and this order is on par with previous orders from them. Nice healthy plants with good root systems. Thanks again!
|On Jun 1, 2012, jayC96 Saginaw, MI wrote:
This was my first order with In the Country Garden and Gifts and I was very pleased. Several of the plants I ordered were relatively new introductions, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but they arrived both healthy and much bigger than I expected. Nice plants, excellent packaging, and good communication too. I would definitely do business with them again
|On May 23, 2012, veryblessed Morehead, KY wrote:
This was my first order with Josh and In the Country Garden & Gifts. I was very satisfied with the plants, the customer service and shipping. I ordered 4 hostas - Bam Bam Blue, Fruit Punch, Mango Salsa, and Raspberry Sundae. They all arrived in great shape and are already taking off in my gardens. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Thanks, James
|On May 20, 2012, Glassladi Bettendorf, IA wrote:
I ordered an Empress Wu hosta from Josh. I found his prices to be competitive, and Josh's communications to be excellent. The plant arrived well packed, very healthy, and ready to plant. I will most certainly order from him again!
|On May 19, 2012, jaguarlady53 Natchez, MS wrote:
I am a repeat customer and received my Heuchera and Heucherella order of 6 yesterday and am VERY pleased with my order, again. The plants were well packed, a very nice size and healthy. They were still moist in all this heat and that is a plus, no wilting at all. There is great communication, a big plus. Thank you so much In the Country Garden and you too Josh.... Now if you guys would only open a branch down here in MS.... ;)
|On May 3, 2012, reeve1 Plano, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
My first experience was great! Everything was well packed, nice sized and very healthy. Two thumbs up and I would order again! Thanks so much!
|On Apr 30, 2012, plantnutz Austell, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Just received my hosta order - I'm doing the happy hosta dance here. plantnutz - Atlanta, GA area
|On Jan 4, 2012, Bobs_Place Raleigh, NC wrote:
I ordered a nice, hard to find, hosts from Josh at "In The Country Garden Gifts" and it arrived in excellent condition with a very healthy root system. I especially enjoy his annual Hosta Exchange during the summer. This is a great opportunity to see all his plants, meet other enthusiasts, and get some great plants for the yard. Great friendly and knowledgable people to do business with. Check them out......
|On Oct 6, 2011, steve_mass Millbury, MA wrote:
i received my first order from In the Country Garden and Gifts and I was impressed with the plants and the customer service. Josh emailed me after my order to let me now when the plants would be shipped. I ordered an Intersectional Peony and it arrived with over a dozen eyes on the division. The Hosta I ordered with it had only one eye, but it is a rare cultivar that I couldn't find anywhere else, so I was pleased to be able to find it. Excellent service, great plants.
|On Aug 30, 2011, Bartell Rochester, MI wrote:
Posted on July 28, 2011, updated August 30, 2011
On August 30th, 2011, Bartell added the following:
Ordered and received another heuchera and heucherella. Same great packaging, same good-sized and vigorous 'starter plants'. Great job!
|On Jun 29, 2011, MNhostaLover Farmington, MN wrote:
Generally, I'd say my experience with ITCG&G has been pleasant. The owner, Josh, is knowledgeable and friendly and always willing to help. I ordered hosta and heuchera and generally they were fresh and healthy, however, they were small. Many were new varieties, and I'd expect them to be small, but it would have been nice if the website had stated something like: "Second Year TC" so that we know what we're getting. I will be ordering from them again.