Ok, so inquiring minds want to know.
What is your favorite online nursery to order plants from.
If you order from several, what types of plants do you order from each.
Trees at blah
Perennials at hurm
Bushes at wee
Looking forward to all your input on who you think is the best.. :)
Beyond the point that I asked?
Well, never mind.. I'll just stick with that I'd like to know, and I'm
sure others may be interested in who people consider reputable merchants
online for plants.
Did it occur to you that nurseries specialize in different types of plants
online ones are no different? How can anyone give you advice when
you haven't told us what kind of plants you want?
But, whatever. I guess your going to have to figure that out yourself.
Yes, actually it did.. Considering I'm not looking for anything specific
I really feel no need to narrow it down. New home, new yard, so in terms
of what "I" need it's wide open.
Thanks though, I will certainly enjoy figuring it out.. :)
Seems like a pretty good place with an OK selection.. Even brighter is
their selection of grape vines, which I need to get more of.. :)
Wonder if I can still safely plant new vines (zone 6) this time of year.
Oh Charlie..... starks is horrible. they graft stuff onto incompatible
(well they did 20 years ago or so). I rate them with Gurneys.
On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:15:25 -0500, Charlie wrote:
Avoid Gurneys. The same company that owns them also runs Michigan Bulb,
Breck, Spring Hill and several other companies. They all should be
avoided. Their plants are very small and quite often their perennials
don't make it through their first season (no matter how well you take
care of them). Some of the companies (like Spring Hill) have a
"lifetime" replacement policy but that is such a hassle and it puts you
one year behind in your garden. You are much better off just buying
This time of year a lot of people are planting bulbs for their spring
garden. Two places that have excellent quality bulbs are John
Scheepers, Inc. and Van Egelen, Inc. Both are run by the same company.
I go along with dr-solo for Starks, at least for fruit trees. Any nursery that
specify what root stocks are used are suspect for problems. Starks commercial
operation does a better job of this, but their regular sales do not have control
their rootstocks. This can be a problem if they put the wrong one on your tree
you get a full size tree when you expected a dwarf.
I like Muesser Forest for reasonably priced evergreens. They sometimes fail, but
Muesser is very good about replacing them.
There are many good nurseries where they do specify the rootstocks, or will even
make a tree for you with your choice of variety and
rootstock. Included would be nurseries like Raintree and Trees of Antiquity.
Consumers should check the catalogs or online descriptions for suppliers that
these kinds of details. Otherwise, you are buying a 'supermarket' tree, and you
or may not get what you want.
Scott Hildenbrand wrote:
its one of those funny things. if they send you a catalogue for free and you
order from them or ask for it, dont buy from em.
I forgot Forest Farm on my list. I think that is where I got several varieties
forsythia to try out see which one did best.
whatcha looking for?????
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:10:00 -0500, Scott Hildenbrand
On Oct 22, 3:09 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Don't know about 20 years ago (I was only 4 then!!), but I ordered
from Stark Bros. about 7 months ago, and was happy (& i still am!)
with what I got.
Personally, my favorite for other things is Spring Hill
(springhillnursery.com). Love their sells & haven't had a problem with
them yet. They have a nice color catalog also...
wait until the third year and the tree just dies from incompatible rootstock, or
dwarf tree isnt. there is a worse outfit up in candindegua (sp??) that put all
stone fruits on sand cherry. they all died third year. waste of time.
spring hill? tooooo funny.
I just got the best plants I ever bought online from FantasticPlants.com.
Big healthy things...conifers, maples, boxwoods and so on.
Got some dandy azaleas from RarePlants.com too.
They will both be hearing from me again!
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