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Positive survivorman
(6 reviews)
On Jul 21, 2011, survivorman Waban, MA wrote:

Posted on July 21, 2011, updated July 21, 2011
I recently asked for a gift card for this company from my wife for my birthday. They had a lot of nice things on their website. When I went to spend it though I noticed that they do not allow you to spend gift codes on shipping---only merchandise, and their shipping is NOT cheap. So I have to pay to ship my own present. So please be wary-- better to get cash and spend it than it is to be limited by these unfortunately over-restrictive policies. Will come back and review the product once I receive it.


On July 21st, 2011, survivorman changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Indeed the company has now fixed this issue--I can now wholeheartedly recommend gift cards from them. Thanks for making it right!
On Jul 21, 2011, Growjoy (formerly Garden Harvest Supply) responded with:

"On Jul 21, 2011 1:59 PM, Garden Harvest Supply responded with:

Happy Birthday Survivorman! The shopping cart software we have used in the past did not allow gift certificates to be used for shipping cost; however we have recently upgraded to a newer version which does allow it (we failed to turn on the new option so that shipping could be included). After your call this morning and now your comment here, we started digging into this issue and discovered we now are able to allow it to be used against shipping charges as well. Please accept my apology for the confusion with your order. Give us a call back if there is a way we can make this right with you. Joe"


Positive gardadore
(21 reviews)
On Jul 19, 2011, gardadore Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

June 26 I ordered 3 Tarragon, 1 Rosemary and 1 Stevia plants. They arrived a few days later in fantastic condition and bigger than I expected. I am very impressed with the quality of their plants and their fantastic service. I will certainly use them again!

Positive Lady_D
(1 review)
On Jul 19, 2011, Lady_D Greenville, MS wrote:

Back in April of 2011, I decided that I wanted to have a few herbs and some coleus plants in my garden... Actually I should say it's really a small patio, only about 64 square feet or so... which the plants have to share with patio furniture.

Anyhow, I was able to obtain suitable herbs locally... but nobody in my town who works where plants are sold seems to even know what Coleus is, let alone had any for sale. I went searching on the internet and found Garden Harvest Supply, where I discovered an abundance of varieties of Coleus.

After studying my options, I chose Dark Chocolate, Dark Star, and Cracklin Rosie varieties of Coleus. All are said to be 15 inches or smaller in height... well surprise, surprise, surprise! They get much larger than that. Mine are currently about 24 inches in height (or a little over) and still growing. No, I'm not at all disappointed as much as astounded! I thought I was getting dwarf varieties, which is what I had intended to get due to the very limited growing area available to me.

Do I blame this type of growth on:
1. The humidity? - which these Coleus seem to love.
2. The loving care which my beloved spouse showers on the plants?
3. The Miracle Grow potting soil? - which is about all we can find locally.
4. All of the above?

Ironically, I was supposed to be the gardener in this household because my husband works full time for wages... but he does more in the garden than I do.

Later, I also bought two Apple Mint and two Spearmint plants. They are doing what mint does - attempting to be invasive. I don't mind, because that invasive tendency gives me an excuse to harvest some fresh mint, which I like in teas and salads... and since everything in my garden has to be planted in pots of one kind or another, the mint can't go too far. In fact, the Apple Mint must be as happy as a plant can be. It's attempting to bloom. I harvested the blossoms this morning.

Lady_D July 19, 2011

Positive Lindsey146
(2 reviews)
On Jul 7, 2011, Lindsey146 Mira Loma, CA wrote:

After moving to MO a couple years ago from 45 years in So. CA to a house which had a severely neglected landscape... what a challenge....
One of the additions has been a good size "mound" in the front yard. We planted a Riverbirch and a miniature weeping evergreen tree, a few dwarf native grasses and added several purple Echinacea. Looking very pretty but my husband made the comment that it needed more color and I agreed. I want to stay with a more natural look and of course hardy perennials are a must, so I began browsing for some of the yellow/orange/red hue Echinaceas. Many of the "designer" colors I found were over the top in price, until I stumbled on Garden Harvest Supply. Was thrilled with the offerings and equally pleased with the prices. Decided to order a variety of new colors from GHS.
I called them to check on availability and if they could be planted this far into the hot summer. Lady was very pleasant and helpful, letting me know that yes, I could plant the now but was going to make sure they were well watered till they became established. So I placed an order for nine. They arrived quickly and were packed exceedingly well, good sign, especially in this weather. They were in very deep 3" pots, well established with several buds ready to bloom. Since dragging hoses to the mound is a bit of a chore for this old gal, I chose to replant them in 5" deep pots, and set them in our little greenhouse till fall. I will pop them in when the weather is less extreme. Early enough for them to establish before winter comes, which is what I successfully did with our purple ones last fall.
I highly recommend GHS for quality and service!! Will be back for other items on my "want" list!!

Positive fabulousflowers
(1 review)
On Jul 4, 2011, fabulousflowers Springfield, OH wrote:

I have been gardening for over 50 years and my plants ordered from Garden Harvest came in terrific shape and condition and were packaged very well. I have ordered from a lot of different companies as well as going to lots of nurseries and Garden Harvest will definitely be one at the top of my list. They had some varieties of certain plants that I collect that I have not seen elsewhere. So I was very happy. I have passed your name on to a couple of friends in different garden clubs. Thanks for the terrific service.

Positive iykim
(23 reviews)
On Jul 1, 2011, iykim Hillsborough, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I just received my first shipment of plants from Garden Harvest Supply. All plants arrived healthy with minimal damage. They were packed really well, in a snappable plastic cases which keep the plants pretty much intact the whole shipment. They also have the most reasonable prices on heucheras and heucherellas. I am very pleased with my purchase. I am planning to make more purchases from them in the future.

Positive GEORGIAGARDENE
(2 reviews)
On Jun 30, 2011, GEORGIAGARDENE Ringgold, GA wrote:

I ordered several lantana plants from Garden Harvest Supply. They arrived very healthy and in good shape in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Garden Harvest Supply!

Positive Gan
(1 review)
On Jun 28, 2011, Gan Crossville, TN wrote:

Very pleased with my first order. Shipping was prompt; Nylon Trellis Netting was well packed. I will definitely be back soon with more orders.

Positive broper
(1 review)
On Jun 27, 2011, broper Cumming, GA wrote:

I wanted to add asparagus to my vegetable garden and, after searching several vendors' websites, selected gardenharvestsupply.com. I ordered 20 plants each of 2 varieties with an understanding that the plants would be shipped to me in early May. I received the asparagus crowns and found them to be in good shape. Following the accompanying instructions, I planted the crowns. The germination took between 2 and 4 weeks, but ultimately resulted in over 25 plants emerging from the soil. The plants are healthy and I am completely satisfied. I will do business with this company again in the future.

Positive carol_anelli
(1 review)
On Jun 26, 2011, carol_anelli Pullman, WA wrote:

I purchased 3 types of plants-- Cardinal lobelia, French tarragon (which I could not find anywhere in nurseries in my area and which one does not start from seed), and a foxglove. All arrived very quickly, in great shape. The packing was very impressively done! I will definitely buy from this company again.

Positive aileen246
(19 reviews)
On Jun 24, 2011, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:

I just received my first order from Garden Harvest Supply and need to say, I am very impressed with their prices and packing. I ordered a variegated phlox and 4 dwarf daylilies. I placed the order on a Saturday evening and it arrived in my mailbox on the following Wednesday. Even though the box was a little beat-up, the plants inside were packed so well, everything was in good order. I think I have found my new best source for live plants. Thank you, Garden Harvest Supply!!

Positive Annjynne
(1 review)
On Jun 23, 2011, Annjynne Syracuse, NY wrote:

Posted on June 8, 2009, updated June 23, 2011
In early May, I purchased some Fucshia and Impatiens plants.
With the plants, they furnished instructions and Discount Code.
We had some sunny dry days in May, and some of plants
wilted. With my points and extra 5%, the replacement plants
didn't cost that much.
After our June rain, the Fuschia plants perked up.
It is one of my favorite Garden Places to shop.
Quick customer service i.e. Shipping- Priority Mail.
Earn Points for shopping at their on-line store.

Jane O'Connor
Syracuse, NY 13219.


















On June 23rd, 2011, Annjynne added the following:

Garden Harvest Supply really cares about their customers..
This year, my Fuschia plantswere healthy and had blossoms on them. They even withstood the late spring rainstorms. Right now, They are stanting tall in its hanging basket. I plan to purchase more flowers from them.

Jane O'Connor-CNY
Positive julie2420
(1 review)
On Jun 23, 2011, julie2420 Oak Grove, MN wrote:

I ordered daylilies that I couldn't find in the local nurseries. I was pleased with the quality of the order and the promptness of the delivery. Thank you for a great experience!

Positive inmyyard47
(1 review)
On Jun 19, 2011, inmyyard47 Budd Lake, NJ wrote:

I placed my first order with Garden Harvest Supply in March. I purchased a variety of Hosta and Lantana plants which have been difficult to find in local nurseries. The plants arrived in excellent condition at the proper planting time in May. I am very pleased with their growth and they look good in my yard. I will make more purchases from Garden Harvest Supply.

Positive kathylovesbob
(2 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2011, kathylovesbob Bremerton, WA wrote:

My plants arrived in very good shape, and the company was careful to send them when I'd be home-- they checked with me in advance. They came in a container that would have made it impossible for them to be damaged in transit. It was great, and they're all doing very well.

Positive nightwatch
(1 review)
On Jun 15, 2011, nightwatch Bryan, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I was very satisfied with the plants when they arrived. They were well packaged and their quickly shipped. They have very reasonable prices which I truly appreciate. I will order from them again.

Positive floatinthebliss
(1 review)
On Jun 12, 2011, floatinthebliss wrote:

I looked at a number of companies offering "diatomacious earth". Garden harvest offered the BEST prices, and my order was delivered quickly. I enjoyed speaking on the phone with the folks at Garden Harvest. I will always continue ordering from them.

Positive dragon_tale
(3 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2011, dragon_tale Germantown, MD wrote:

This company strives to please their customers. I've never encounter a company who worked as hard as Garden Harvest Supply to make sure that I'm happy with my purchase despite the fact that I only made a small purchase.
I ordered several Heuchera plants from them. One of them was unavailable this season and they let me substitute while immediately shipped the rest of the order. The representative, Tina, was extremely patient and spent quite a bit of time to educate me on successful growing of the Heuchera. All plants arrived very healthy. The packaging is the best I've ever seen in plant shipping. Highly recommend them.

Positive blade1854
(1 review)
On Jun 9, 2011, blade1854 Atascadero, CA wrote:

kennebec seed potatoes. the plants arrived in good condition and in a timley maner I am very pleased with my purchase and thank gardenharvestsupply and daves garden THANK YOU

Positive lovethelake
(4 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2011, lovethelake Camden, SC wrote:

Posted on June 9, 2011, updated June 9, 2011
Posted on May 22, 2011, updated June 9, 2011
FANTASTIC! I ordered 4 green bean plants and 2 corn plants. Received immediate confirmation and received the plants just several days later. The plants arrived in safe condition and were all HUGE! Soil was moist. Well packaged. I wish I had discovered this company first before using others as they just did not measure up to this company. I will be using them from now on for my veggie and flower plants. Great experience! A satisfied customer from Camden, SC.


On June 9th, 2011, lovethelake added the following:

Another great purchase from Garden Harvest Supply! Ordered 2 squash plants. They arrived quickly and were large, green and healthy. A great company to purchase from. Thank you!
On June 9th, 2011, lovethelake added the following:

Another great purchase from Garden Harvest Supply! Ordered 2 squash plants. They arrived quickly and were large, green and healthy. A great company to purchase from. Thank you!
Positive scubagirl225
(1 review)
On Jun 5, 2011, scubagirl225 Spanish Fort, AL wrote:

My first time using Garden Harvest Supply. My order was placed, packaged, shipped and received as ordered in the timeframe promised. I will keep using this site in the future.

Positive GardenMad
(2 reviews)
On May 28, 2011, GardenMad Sterling, VA wrote:

This is the second year I've ordered from Garden Harvest Supply. As always, the plants arrived super quickly and healthy. Their prices are always reasonable and they are one of my favorites places to order from.

Positive jboycook
(1 review)
On May 24, 2011, jboycook Okmulgee, OK wrote:

I received the wrong product at first. I emailed them with the problem and they emailed me back and said they would send the right thing and for me to keep the wrong item, and use it if I needed it. I didn't receive the other item so I emailed once more and I got an email back telling me how sorry they were for the mistake and my product was on it's way. It arrived very quickly after that. You have to remember, you are dealing with human beings, they make mistakes sometimes. I make my fair share, plus a few of other peoples shares. The question you have to ask is, "Was the problem corrected?" In my case, yes it was. Pleasure doing business and I would recommend your company to my friends and associates. Thank you.


On May 24, 2011, Growjoy (formerly Garden Harvest Supply) responded with:

"On May 25, 2011 8:20 AM, Garden Harvest Supply responded with:

jboycook I glad you allowed us the oppertonity to fix our errors. Thanks for being our customer! Joe"


Positive EarthTree
(3 reviews)
On May 21, 2011, EarthTree Spring Valley, IL wrote:

Posted on May 5, 2010, updated May 21, 2011
My plants arrived today and as always, they are in great shape!!
I always get good product and service with this company.


On May 21st, 2011, EarthTree added the following:

My tomato plants are here...lightning fast shipping and my plants look great! Thanks GHS!!!
Positive CherokeeGreg
(18 reviews)
On May 20, 2011, CherokeeGreg Fresno, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Posted on May 13, 2011, updated May 20, 2011
Great plants ! Great prices ! Fast shipping ! Plants packed very well ! Love those packing boxes. I will for sure order again. Great company. Thanks !


On May 20th, 2011, CherokeeGreg added the following:

I had to try other things on the site. I tried the food items great stuff. I also ordered a banana plant nice. The leaves got all bent up ,but it should be fine.Thanks again.
Positive magnaastra
(49 reviews)
On May 20, 2011, magnaastra Charleston, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

I like to try new things in my garden, something besides what's available to me locally, so I buy quite a few plants online. I'm really glad that I chanced across Garden Harvest Supply. Their selection is wonderful, VERY reasonably priced, and their plants are amazing. I was also impressed with their careful packaging and lightning-fast delivery. Definitely a great transaction!! I will buy from them again.

Positive mistyfields1
(1 review)
On May 20, 2011, mistyfields1 Ocoee, FL wrote:

Very healthy plants and shipped with care very fast. I had a very positive experience and will not hesitate to order from them in the future.

Positive parkits
(1 review)
On May 16, 2011, parkits Cranberry Twp, PA wrote:

This was my first purchase from this company and couldn't be more pleased with my fuchsia plants I ordered. They were packaged better than any other plants I have bought and had shipped. The fuchsias were big and healthy, nothing broke, no bugs or diseases.
I will order from this company again. Also prices and shipping were reasonable.

Positive bibbykitty
(39 reviews)
On May 16, 2011, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wow! I orderd 6 agastaches and a butterfly bush. My first order with this company. I am very pleased with the plants I received.
These plants are well rooted and larger than I expected.
I am going to order some kniphofias today.
I would recommend this company to anyone looking for nice plants at very reasonable cost.
Shipping was fast and the plants were well packaged. This has been a positive experience for me. I got some great plants at a price that was more than fair.

Rose

Positive TexasGeek
(1 review)
On May 14, 2011, TexasGeek Irving, TX wrote:

Wonderful first experience with Garden Harvest Supply. I ordered 6 different butterfly bushes. They were huge and well rooted. They were packed extremely well. I had bought some from Michigan Bulb a few years back. They were no where near the quality that I just got from Garden Harvest Supply and they cost a lot more.

Positive GardenEmy
(4 reviews)
On May 14, 2011, GardenEmy Perkasie, PA wrote:

I placed an order for some tomatoes, peppers, squash and zucchini. They arrived quickly with awesome packaging- the plants were healthy and in great condition. They're doing really well in the garden so far.

I spoke with their Customer Service department regarding shipping dates, and they were incredibly helpful. Thank you, Garden Harvest Supply!

Positive meav8rlady
(1 review)
On May 14, 2011, meav8rlady Thorndike, ME wrote:

I placed an initial order in February of this year, added another order 2 weeks ago. Called the company, requested to combine orders due to shipment not sent out yet for my zone. They accommodated and refunded some of the shipping cost. They sent the plants out immediately at my request. The box arrived by UPS yesterday with 36 plants inside. They were all alive and doing very well. Today, I just finished planting all the items. They seem very healthy and happy. I am very pleased with my "first-time" order with Garden Harvest Supply. I would definitely consider them for next year.

Positive displacedtexan2
(1 review)
On May 13, 2011, displacedtexan2 Sun City, CA wrote:

I ordered 8 pow wow echinacea and 4 butterfly weed. They all arrived in perfect condition. I love the way they were packed. They are already planted and thriving in my garden. I will definitely use garden harvest again and have already recommended them to friends and family.

Positive indianaguy
(1 review)
On May 9, 2011, indianaguy Harrisburg, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Posted on March 28, 2011, updated May 9, 2011
This was my first order with GHS and so far it's been a great experience. I ordered online after finding them via a google search for tomato plants. Wanted to be able to buy single plants and most of the major companies require a purchase of 3 plants. While looking at GHS website, I found that they had foodstuffs as well as plants. Being a "foodie" I decided to try a few things. Asked that the plants be shipped to arrive before we leave for a vacation in May and, if possible, the other things shipped immediately. Few days later, there was a perfectly packed carton at my front door. The raw milk cheddar is excellent. I'll let you know how the rest of the order works out.


On May 9th, 2011, indianaguy added the following:

5-9-2011 The rest of my order - tomato plants - arrived via USPS Priority mail today. I have to tell you Dave's Garden readers that the plants appear to be very healthy; were perfectly packed; arrived in excellent condition. I've ordered tomato plants from several well known mail order companies in the past and have never had plants arrive in such good condition. I have my Earth Boxes all ready and will plant tomorrow.
Positive ksjamison
(7 reviews)
On May 9, 2011, ksjamison Wilmington, DE wrote:

I was not going to order from GHS again after receiving the wrong plants last year which had been mistagged. However, all 13 heucheras arrived in great condition and were exactly what was ordered. I saved $52 buying them from GHS vs another online vendor for the same size.

Positive lizzytish58
(2 reviews)
On May 8, 2011, lizzytish58 Lakeville, MA wrote:

I had not ever heard of this company. but I found them on a search for some Wave petunias, I live in MA and they were not in the stores yet. I came across a very unique Wave petunia, and went searching for it a Easy Wave Black Velvet petunia, wow what a gorgeous plant, and the way they package them is incredible, I will always shop with this company from now on. The prices were the best at least $2.00 less than all other places I checked, I ordered 3 each Black Velvet, a gorgeous Pinstripe, double wave White and easy wave blue, I have today planted them all. I left them outside to settle, to make sure our cool Massachusetts nights were not too cool, but we are having odd warm weather and they are doing just fine. Thank you I love them and will be back.

Positive Raisa
(4 reviews)
On May 6, 2011, Raisa Memphis, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

I ordered several ..several.. plants from this company. I couldn’t believe I had all of them when the package arrived. It was big..but looked too small to contain so many veggies and flowers. ..The surprise was on me and a very pleasant one at that. ..It contained everything very neatly packed and in 4 inch pots. ..They were all extremely healthy with very moist soil. ..I am so-o appreciative of this company. ..The price for the plants was very reasonable and I got more than I thought. For example: an order for four corn plants turned out to be twelve, as each pot actually contained three very healthy little plants. Love it! ..I will definitely be ordering from them many times in the future.

Positive missmochalatte
(1 review)
On May 6, 2011, missmochalatte Wake Forest, NC wrote:

The prices were so reasonable that my sister passed on ordering anything, saying she would see what I got. So I placed a trial order for 5 plants, a hose nozzle and organic seeds . The nozzle and seeds arrived in a couple days, a separate shipment at no extra cost. The plants arrived a week later and in good shape. Sure, they were small, but so healthy they doubled in size every few days. When my sister saw the plants, she wanted some too. I wanted more plants and another nozzle. Unfortunately, my second order arrived in a badly damaged box. Soil was spilled and every plant was disturbed. I repotted the plants hoping to salvage some. But the plants were so healthy that the next morning all but two looked fine. Stefni at Garden Harvest Supply immediately ordered relacement plants, and within a few days we received two wonderful replacements. My sister is delighted with the plants I ordered for her and mine are thriving in the garden. Based on above, we have recommended this company to our friends.

Positive Dracojim
(1 review)
On May 4, 2011, Dracojim Falls Church, VA wrote:

This was the very first time I had dealt with a on-line garden supply house and I wound up being helped by a wonderful service representative by the name of Tina M. She kept me advised of times and shipping dates. She helped in explaining how the live plants were shipped. Advised me on shipping costs and delivery times. In fact she will be the main reason I will return for future purchases from Garden Harvest Supply. Plus, the plants arrived ahead of schedule and ready to put into the ground. Better than any local garden supply business of big box store.

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