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|On Oct 22, 2017, Pteroceltis Elbridge, NY wrote:
I'm not sure why it took me so long to find Far Reaches but I'm glad that I did! They have an extensive inventory of rare and unusual plants, many of which have been wild-collected on plant hunting expeditions by themselves and other professional plantspeople. As a biologist that does research in forest ecology, I'm really intrigued by these new introductions, even if they are of species that are already well-known. As an example, my recent order contained a Corylopsis sinensis they had collected in China that I was delighted to see had some red pigment in its foliage, a trait that I was not aware existed in the species.
|On Oct 12, 2017, Ted_B Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
I stumbled across Far Reaches Farm's website and noted they had a few obscure plants that I was after. The problem was, I was heading out on a 2-week trip, and wasn't sure if the plants I wanted would still be in stock upon my return. Fortunately, I found they have an option for delaying shipment until the desired date of the buyer's choosing, so I placed an order immediately, and specified a shipping date that suited my travel schedule. The desired shipping date was honored, and my plants arrived on time, very competently packed, and in excellent condition via Fed-Ex 3-day service. Given my experience, I can recommend this vendor highly.
|On May 15, 2017, esedgwick Tallahassee, FL wrote:
Far Reaches Farm has many hard-to-find species and varieties, at reasonable prices for mail order plants of the size and quality. For example, I ordered Ugni molinae from Far Reaches and another mail-order nursery; Far Reaches' plants were a few dollars more ($12 compared to $9, if memory serves), but were three times the size, including much better developed root systems. I have ordered multiple times - at least once a year since discovering them several years ago - and each time the service has been excellent, shipment has been prompt, and plants have arrived in good shape and true-to-type.
|On Jun 4, 2016, Greenpeter6 Astoria, NY wrote:
Posted on March 21, 2015, updated June 4, 2016
On June 4th, 2016, Greenpeter6 added the following:
Another order from this vendor confirms the excellence of my transactions with them. The plants were large, beautiful, and exceeded my expectations in every way. Far reaches farm (FRF) offers plants that are not widely available, certainly not locally, and uncommon even for web offerings. FRF is the perfect source for my purchases. As a trained botanist and avid gardener, I can only say that every plant I received was well-grown, expertly packed and happily received.
I find it strange that a reviewer at Dave's Garden would give this vendor a negative review based on the ordering policies which are plainly stated on their website. The extra shipping charges do not go directly into this vendor's pocket. To criticize a vendor whose primary concern is to get their product to you in the finest condition possible does a disservice to them and also reflects poorly on the person providing the bad review. You do not have to buy plants from anyone. After all, it is your money and you have the right to spend it with anyone you choose. But to carp about policies that are openly placed on the website and not hidden in any way is not a proper way to review their efforts at delivering the product. Do not buy from them--find business that meets your expectations. In my opinion, and I cannot speak for them, they probably will not miss you as a customer. I hope anyone reading your screed recognizes the essential unfairness of your review based on your rather narrow concerns.
|On May 11, 2016, suscwbuff Robesonia, PA wrote:
I purchased plants last fall. Three of them did not survive the winter for some reason. I contacted the company and I was told they would be replacing the plants. Their customer service is wonderful!
|On May 8, 2016, limbiclady Lakewood, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered begonia in early March 2016, asking for them to be sent when weather would improve in April. The plants arrived and were in excellent shape, well grown and developed. They were excellently packed and shipped as promised. I would highly recommend Far Reaches and hope to order from them again.
|On Mar 14, 2016, rdtjr05 Franklin, TN wrote:
Posted on December 15, 2015, updated March 14, 2016
On December 15th, 2015, rdtjr05 added the following:
I followed up with another order. One of the Claude Shride martagon lilies was not up to par (small and basically fell apart). No problem. These things happen especially when nothing is visible in the pot.
So I contacted them and promptly received a reply from Kelly who was in the midst of a plant hunt in Taiwan! I was impressed. The replacement bulb was sent without question and was as good as the other two from the original shipment.
On March 14th, 2016, rdtjr05 added the following:
Followed up with two spring orders. They were able to combine the two into one shipping box to save on the not inconsiderable cost of shipping these days common to the business. Very cool. All plants were just top notch. The Glaucidium palmatum almost caused my heart to skip a beat at the size and quality. I cannot wait to get it into the ground. The Asarum arifolium had enough brown jugs on them to start a (real country) orchestra at the Opry down here. Have to get started on my fall wish list!
Update from fall - with the warm front last week the Paeonia corsica has come surging out of the ground with 5 flower buds. Wow. All the rest of the species peonies mentioned above are all well above ground.
|On May 2, 2015, Patty57 Wake Forest, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
Nice selection of plants. Received healthy plants and would order from them again.
|On Apr 17, 2015, Rondo212 Brookfield, CT wrote:
I received my order from Far Reaches yesterday. I was very impressed by the careful preparation and wrapping of the plants. It was like opening a bunch of presents I bought for myself. Of course I had forgotten what I ordered, so each was a surprise. The first treat was a Trillium. It was large, multi-stemmed and flowering. I was impressed with every plant I received. They were large and of great quality, with excellent labeling.
|On Mar 16, 2015, nm56 Olympia, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Far Reaches Farm - OMGosh where to start. I guess it's best to confess first - Hello my name is Nancy and I'm a plantaholic. That being said, this is one of my favorite places to shop both in person and online. I'm fortunate to live only a few hours away and have been on "field trips" with my Master Gardener friends. Sue, Kelly (definitely male, and of the Hawaiian shirt and kilt wearing ilk) and the other personnel have made us feel so welcome - greeting us in person, lots of plant advice, and even special tours of the growing houses and gardens! You can't help drooling over the new things they have in the wings and walking through the gardens with your mouth hanging open - taking enough time only to close it and stutter out "What's the name of that plant, and do you have any in stock?".
|On Dec 23, 2014, FirstNations Sumas, WA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Excellent plants, and excellent service! Their Pharoah-quality wrap job ensured that my Lingholms arrived completely undamaged, and I found my poppies in excellent health and well-grown to boot. I had a last minute kerfuffle and had to change the shipping date on short notice; no problem whatsoever! I highly recommend Far Reaches.
|On Nov 2, 2014, matthewhg Charlotte Hall, MD wrote:
I ordered late in the season, mainly to have the plants overwinter and enjoy them in 2015. I was very pleased when my order arrived quickly, and with super plants! I now have Podophyllum delavayi, a plant that is terminally sold out elsewhere. Looking forward to 2015!
|On Sep 24, 2014, syringa12 Millstone Township, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
I received my second order from Far Reaches Farm on Monday- it was shipped the previous Monday as we had agreed on, 7 days from WA to NJ. This is good, as 2-3 day shipping is quite a bit more expensive. The plants (or should I say treasures) were in great shape, with some even labelled "Going Dormant", a good idea, as nothing showing this time of year may scare some people. Packing is great- it took at least an hour to unwrap everything- for a gardener it's better than Christmas!
|On Aug 4, 2014, islandteacher Coupeville, WA wrote:
I am fortunate to live just a ferry ride away from this nursery. Their selection of plants is one of the most unusual I've ever seen, AND the plants are all in top shape. I've bought from them at the nursery, and when I can't make it over, I've had them shipped. In both cases, the plants were not root bound, and when they were planted, they flourished. Great selection of 'deer resistant' plants, and spectacular shade plants. Truly one of the most interesting and unique places around. Highly rated!
|On May 24, 2014, ckb66404 Memphis, TN wrote:
I received a gift certificate for Far Reaches Farm from my family and spent several weeks window shopping on their extensive, well-written website. Once I was ready to place my order, there was some confusion about how to apply the gift certificate online, however, after a couple of very helpful email exchanges with Tulip my order was placed. Since I live in TN the recommended shipping method was 2-day, but I opted for the longer ground delivery due to the cost. My shipment arrived in 4 days and all plants were in excellent condition and HUGE - and as a previous post mentioned, a bonus plant! I'm very pleased with the service and plants and would definitely order from them in the future!
|On Apr 21, 2014, iykim Hillsborough, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
I was looking for dark-flowered dieramas and lapagerias, and Far Reaches Farm popped up in my Google search. Since I do not buy any plants from an online nursery that I had not done business with in the past without reviewing others' comments on DG, I went through the feedback for Far Reaches Farm. They were overwhelmingly positive. So I felt good about ordering from them. I also added a tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis 'California Angel') to the order. The shipping charges were reasonable, they came well-packaged and quickly, and the plants were in fantastic shape. I have to agree with the other reviewers. They are an A+ nursery to order from. I would definitely order from them again.
|On Jan 4, 2014, Floralkingdom Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on July 22, 2012, updated January 4, 2014
On January 4th, 2014, Floralkingdom added the following:
I have placed several more orders from Far reaches Farm over the last year and a half. I continue to be impressed. Great people, wonderful nursery and plants, highly recommended.
|On Dec 9, 2013, hocklea Seattle, WA wrote:
I have not only ordered a number of times with this company but have also shopped on site at their location. Great service. Wonderful plants. I have had great luck with all the plants I have bought from them. I will even confess to buying more plants than I should have. Lots of great and different plants.
|On Oct 18, 2013, plant_collector Oak Ridge, TN wrote:
Have ordered from Far Reaches several times and have always been very pleased. These folks have many rare and unusual plants not found elsewhere similar to those stocked by Heronswood Nursery pre 2006. Plants are reasonably priced for their size and well packed. Shipping was on date promised and they do answer emails. A gift plant is also included with each order. I always look forward to seeing what new plants they will list on their website - some I have never seen for sale anywhere else.
|On May 29, 2013, vorlonken Andover, CT wrote:
Posted on May 30, 2013, updated May 30, 2013
On May 29th, 2013, vorlonken added the following:
P.P.S. Owner Kelly knows about Ferengis. That's one cool chick.
|On May 29, 2013, fernfarmer Poulsbo, WA wrote:
Far Reaches has a marvelous collection of plants for all conditions, but I particularly like their shade plants. I am lucky enough to live nearby, so I get to shop in person, rather than on-line, but I have never seen any plant there that wasn't in tip-top condition. I have been buying from them for five years and have had 100% success with the plants I've purchased from them. If you are anywhere near Seattle, they are worth a special trip to see their full selection and their amazing shade display garden. An added plus, Kelly and Sue are very, very knowledgeable and fun to talk with too.
|On May 28, 2013, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on April 27, 2012, updated May 28, 2013
On May 28th, 2013, Ispahan added the following:
A truly amazing company. I have placed several orders from Far Reaches this spring and each shipment has been incredible. I have never seen such well grown, lusty plants at such reasonable prices. The selection is unparalleled and they will occasionally add treasures (like Adonis amurensis or Hepatica 'Ellison Spence') that will quickly sell out if you do not check the website frequently.
Along with the equally amazing Edelweiss Perennials, Far Reaches Farm is now my main source of garden material that is new and cutting edge, or simply delightfully old-fashioned (but sadly overlooked and underused by the instant gratification crowd).
|On Mar 6, 2013, uptowngardener Minneapolis, MN wrote:
I just received my first order from Far Reaches Farm. I live most of the year in Minnesota and have been working on a second garden in Washington State. Not only was the FRF website a joy to explore, the people at the company were kind enough to consult with me regarding plants for my new garden zone. Everyone I spoke to was unfailingly helpful and courteous. Once placed (and timed to arrive in WA the same time I could be there!), my order arrived a day earlier than I had any right to expect (a huge bonus since time was of the essence) and was packaged perfectly in large root-friendly containers. Every plant looked fresh, bursting with health, and ready to go in the ground. Not a single stem or leaf was damaged or deformed by shipping. I highly recommend Far Reaches Farm and will order from them again soon!
|On Jan 22, 2013, enith Cottage Lake, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have just received my first order from Far Reaches Farm and I am simply stunned! I got six potted bulbs of rarer types of Galanthus (Blewbury Tart and John Grey) and the latter is in bloom with the biggest blooms I have ever seen on Galanthus! Such a treat in these gloomy days here in Pacific Northwest. Plants were shipped yesterday (MLK Day) and arrived today very well packed and in excellent condition. I also got a freebie bare root Polygonatum. I strongly recommend Far Reaches Farm and will definitely purchase again!
|On Mar 6, 2012, kkirschbaum Yonkers, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I recently placed an order with this nursery, and I was so pleased that I added them to this data base. They have a wide variety of unusual perennials (I found them when I googled sources for Algerian iris) the website is easy to use and informative, and the package arrived in great shape. The plants were in perfect shape and were mulched with crushed hazelnut shells. They even threw in a bonus primula. I would definitely recommend giving Far Reaches a try.