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|On Jan 31, 2018, Ves Buffalo, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on July 1, 2016, updated January 31, 2018
On January 31st, 2018, Ves changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
Based on my past experience, I've enthusiastically recommended ARE to my friends. Unfortunately this past year a couple of my friends who ordered from ARE on my advice received really bad specimens. One of these friends ordered even twice and both times got weak and defoliated roses. Their explanation was that the issue was with black spots. I really feel bad because he could have ordered roses from another place. Though this didn't happen to me, I don't feel comfortable recommending ARE any more. I hope ARE decides to go back to their old practice of sending decent specimens with healthy canes and leaves to all customers and improve their growing conditions to avoid these repeated fungal problems. Until then I'm changing my evaluation to neutral.
|On Mar 17, 2015, Dinglehopp3r Knoxville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
I do really like this business overall , their website is easy to order from, they have a great selection, and their plants are usually top notch. I have had one dud from them- a crimson glory climber that got pampered along with the rest of my order last year, but it "grew backwards" all last summer to the point that now that there is only about 4" of living green cane left on it, I decided that if it doesn't pull through this spring it just isn't worth putting up a fuss to have it replaced- no biggie, the rest of the plants I have gotten from them are thriving.
|On Oct 27, 2006, AndyGram Herndon, VA wrote:
I received two plants from Antique Rose Emporium this year, my first time ordering from this company.
|On Apr 21, 2006, berrygirl Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I just rec'd a rose from ARE today via UPS. This is my first time buying from this Co. The rose is slightly damaged as the box seemed to have been turned upside down. All the dirt was at the top of the box and all over the rose leaves. The papers, invoices and catalog were soggy and dirty as well. The rose wasn't too fresh and was wilted- looks like it took a long time to get to me.
|On Dec 9, 2005, ladyisle Bohemia, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have ordered a couple of times from ARE. The roses are nice, but I am not impressed with their customer service. I called on several ocassions to ask cultural questions. Not only did I not get a helpful answer, but it appeared that the person on the other end didn't really care. Oh well-there are many other companies to choose from. Another one in the same state as a matter of fact, who are not only less expensive, but offer better service with more helpful staff.
|On Apr 10, 2003, steelecopywiz wrote:
ADVICE: Be sure to ask for your roses to be shipped in bud.
|On Mar 19, 2003, kidhorn Redland, MD wrote:
I've only placed one order with them. It was for 2 Belinda's Dream. They arrived covered with black spot. They're doing OK now.
|On Dec 8, 2001, Kelly333 Longview, TX wrote:
I have had a decent experience with this company. The times Ive bought before the plants were healthy. This year of 2001 the plants had black spot upon arrival. Still, the selection and price are worth it. However Id appreciate not getting roses with black spot the next time I order.
|On May 1, 2000, georgerpatte wrote:
I ordered four roses about eight years ago. Three arrived in perfect shape. They were large and well rooted. Antique Rose Emporium claimed that two of them were shade tolerant, and both have, in fact, done very well in very shady conditions (a few hours of morning sun). The climber took a few years to reach eight feet or so in length, but then it took off. It's now more than 25 feet long and doing better than ARE claimed it would. My only complaint is that they canceled the order for the fourth one. They did not let me know until the others were shipped, which left me no time to pick an alternate selection.
|On Jul 1, 1997, scotia wrote:
Beautiful catalogue, lots of info. I ordered 10 plants which arrived for fall planting (highly recommended by ARE). All were in pretty good shape, but they were fairly large plants in soil with premium shipping costs. I planted and waited. Three survived, two were replaced, the rest died. The policy is replacement if plant dies in 3 months, however, with a fall planting, you cannot always tell if the plant is dead. I will order again from ARE, but not for fall planting. I have had much better results with smaller plants from other companies.
|On Nov 1, 1995, oldroses wrote:
My local old-roser Sara Glickstein said that she got small plants that needed to be babied the first year. They are newly rooted cutting and cannot be put in a difficult spot in the garden but must be carried on in the nursery. This is a bit impractical in her garden, and the plants died.