group order sunshine farm and nursery

mrtulinFebruary 28, 2010

If I can get enough people together I would like to do a group order from this company.

Disclaimer: I have not done business with them before.

The plant list that is available for this order. We need to stay on that list.

We may not have a final, final say in what comes. Barry will do his best to accomodate us, However, the plants have to be ordered in fives. You can order 5 for yourself, or arrange with someone to split up the five among you.

However, I can't keep track of how the fives are handled.

We need to be a little relaxed about this. First, I haven't done a group order before like this. But the plants come out to 2.50 each and no shipping and handling fees.

We get 5 plants each of 20 different plants.

I have not figured out how to handle the money. I think I will have to ask for payment when I order.

This is the website for the deal I'm interested:

Here are the plants for sale

Maybe we can pull this off! If any one has done this before, advice is welcome

Aconitum carmichaelii

Actaea pachypoda

Adiantum pedatum

Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids'

Agave virginica

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'

Allium tricoccum

Allium angulosum

Allium cernuum

Allium pulchellum

Allium senescens glaucum

Allium triquetrum

Allium tuberosum

Alstroemeria psittacina

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Anemonella thalictroides

Angelica polymorpha

Antennaria plantaginifolia

Antennaria solitaria

Apios americana

Aplectrum hymale

Aquilegia canadense

Arisaema dracontium

Arisaema triphyllum

Aruncus dioicus

Asarum canadense

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias tuberosa

Asplenium platyneuron

Aster divaricatus

Aster tataricus

Astrantia major

Bergenia ciliata

Border Hostas

Caltha palustris

Camassia scilloides

Campanula americana

Campanula 'Constellation'

Campanula 'Joan Elliott'

Campanula takesimana

Campanula trachelium

Carex appalachica

Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'

Carex flacca

Carex grayi

Carex laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis Glaucum

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex pendula

Carex pennsylvanica

Carex plantaginea

Carex 'The Beatles'

Carex woodii

Caryopteris divaricata

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Chamaelirium luteum

Cheilanthes lanosa

Chelone glabra

Chelone lyoni

Chrysogonum virginianum

Cimicifuga racemosa

Claytonia caroliniana

Claytonia sibirica

Claytonia virginica

Clintonia umbellulata

Codonopsis lanceolata

Collinsonia canadense

Convallaria montana

Crocosmia 'Elizabethan Gardens'

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cymophyllus fraseri

Cyrtanthus elatus

Danthonia spicata

Delphinium exaltata

Delphinium tricorne

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Dentaria diphylla

Dentaria laciniata

Deschampsia caespitosa

Dianthus japonicus

Dicentra cucullaria

Dicentra canadense

Digitalis lutea

Digitalis parviflora

Dioscorea quaternata

Dioscorea triquernata

Diphylleia cymosa

Disporopsis pernyi

Disporum lanuginosum

Disporum maculatum

Dodecatheon meadia

Dryopteris intermedia

Dryopteris marginata

Erigenia bulbosa

Eryngium yuccafolium

Erythronium albidum

Erythronium americanum

Eupatorium cannabinum 'Flore Plena"

Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium purpureum

Euphorbia 'Autumn Sunset'

Euphorbia 'Jessie'

Festuca subverticillata

Galax aphylla

Galtonia candicans

Geranium macrorrhizum

Geranium maculatum

Geranium 'Walters Gift'

Geum Georgenburg

Gladiolus 'Boone'

Gladiolus x gandavensis

Goodyera pubescens

Hedyotis longifolia

Hedyotis nigricans

Hedyotis purpurea

Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus "Miss Jekyll'

Helleborus foetidus 'Frenchy'

Helleborus foetidus 'Marlene'

Helleborus foetidus 'Silvertooth'

Helleborus foetidus 'Sopron'

Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk'

Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus'Sunshine Selections'

Helleborus x hybridus'Sunshine Spectaculars'

Hemerocallis thunbergii

Hepatica acutiloba

Hepatica acutiloba 'Sunsilver'

Hepatica americana

Hepatica americana 'Sunsilver''

Heuchera americana

Heuchera 'David'

Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal'

Heuchera villosa

Hexastylis arifolium

Hexastylis contracta

Hexastylis shuttleworthii

Hexastylis splendens

Hexastylis virginica

Hippeastrum x johnsonii

Hosta helianoides

Hosta 'Pacific Blue Edger'

Hosta Rock Princess

Hydrastis canadensis

Hydrophyllum virginianum

Hymenocallis caroliniana

Hypoxis hirsuta

Iris cristata

Iris Louisiana

Iris Verna

Iris virginica

Iris virginica tetraploid

Isopyrum biternatum

Jeffersonia diphylla

Juncus tenuis

Kniphofia thompsonii snowdenii

Lamiastrum galeobdolon "Hermans Pride'

Liatris aspera

Liatris microcephela

Lilium superbum

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia siphilitica

Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'

Lonicera sempervirens. 'Alabama Crimson'

Luzula acuminata

Luzula multiflora

Lychnis miqueliana

Lysimachia clethroides

Lysimachia nummularia aurea

Lysimachia quadrifolia

Maianthemum canadense

Marshallia grandiflora

Mazus reptans

Medeola virginica

Meehania cordata

Mertensia virginica

Mitchella repens

Mitella diphylla

Narcissus 'Bowles Early Sulphur'

Nothoscordum bivalve

Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens

Osmunda Cinnamomea

Osmunda claytoniana

Osmunda regalis

Oxalis crassipes

Oxalis crassipes alba

Pachysandra procumbens

Panax trifoliata

Peltrandra virginica

Penstemon calycosus

Penstemon 'Ruby Tuesday'

Phlomis sp

Phlox amoena

Phlox divaricata

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Phlox pilosa

Phlox stolonifera

Pinellia tripartita

Podophyllum peltatum

Polemonium repens

Polygonatum biflorum

Polygonatum canaliculatum

Polypodium virginianum

Polystichum acrostichoides

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Primula Dawn Ansell

Primula japonica

Primula japonica 'Millers Crimson'

Primula japonica 'Postford White'

Primula Marie Crousse

Primula 'Quakers Bonnet'

Primula sieboldii

Primula Vivid

Pycnanthemum muticum

Rhexia virginica

Ruellia humilis

Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguisorba tenuifolia atropurpurea

Saponaria officionalis

Saruma henryi

Sasa veitchii

Saxifraga stolonifera

Saxifraga virginica

Schizostylis coccinea 'Big Mama"

Scilla scilloides

Sedum ternatum

Sempervivum varieties

Silene virginica

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Suwanee'

Smilacina Racemosa

Solidago caesia

Solidago ulmifolia

Spigelia marilandica

Spiranthes cernua f.odorata 'Chadds Ford'

Sporobolus heterolepis

Stylophorum diphyllum

Symplocarpus foetidus

Talinum calcaricum

Tiarella cordifolia

Tipularia discolor

Tradescantia ohioensis

Tradescantia subaspera

Tradescantia virginiana

Tricyrtis 'Snow Fountain'

Trillium erectum

Trillium grandiflorum

Trillium luteum

Trillium recurvatum

Trillium sessile

Uvularia grandiflora

Viola canadensis

Viola cucullata 'Freckles"

Viola palmata

Viola pedata

Viola pennsylvanica

Viola primulifolia

Viola pubescens

Viola rostrata

Viola rotundifolia

Viola tripartita

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Xanthorhizza simplicissima

Zephyranthes candida

Zizia aurea

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carol6ma_7ari(zones 6 & 7a)

Have you ordered from them before? And are they reliable? How do we get them to send these small partial orders of 5's to so many different addresses? I must tell you, their cheery chat style makes me wonder.


    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 3:02PM
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Idabean, I think I'd be interested. They have some interesting stuff. Do you know how it works? Do we really get to pick? On the web it said they pick for the sampler. I'd hate for it all end up being the commoner stuff like Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' . If you get enough interested let me know...I'd probably be interested in 20 or so plants, but it would be more ideal not to be limited to a lot of five, though I know that means more coordination.


    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 4:59PM
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Hi Carol,
That was the other 'disclaimer' I meant to state. People will have to be willing to drive to my house in Lexington.
What about this idea, Lisa:
Acknowledging the risk of some disappointment, we could order the plants we want the most, and have an on the spot swap out. For instance, if you ordered aruncus, and really wanted only 3, you'd have 2 to swap other people. You could arrange ahead of time to swap those two with other people, but that would be yours to facilitate.

I'm sure it would be a bit messy, but it could also be a lot of fun.

I'm going to check Garden Watchdog before I go any further.

Chatty tone...Barry Glick doesn't hold a candle to the guy at Plant Delights. He just waxes ridiculous!


    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 5:18PM
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cloud_9(z5 CT)

OMG Marie - I don't want to be a downer, but did you read the negative feedback at Garden Watchdog? The most protracted rant came from a lady who did exactly what you are proposing and sounded like she wanted to go back in time and dope slap that very idea out of her own head by the end of her ordeal.

That being said, I HAVE done a group order of Helebores on a smaller scale from SG and it was OK. There were only three of us - Dee, another swapper friend and I. The plants were nice enough, but small as should be expected. Nothing that has inspired me to order from him again, but I wouldn't totally rule it out. I get their emails and laugh at their pricing because whether it is something exotic-ish or as common as Garlic chives he seems to charge the same two pricing structures for everything and presents it with the same huckster patter. Of course he also has some good growing information to impart also. He must really be a character in person.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 8:06PM
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Well, that gives me something to think about, Deb. I did look at Garden Watchdog, and he had 70+ and 11 negatives and some inbetween. my impression is that they really are small plants that should be potted on for best results.
It also seems when he drops the ball, it is a big time drop. His unhappy customers are really unhappy....and longwinded.

So, folks, you've heard Deb. Why don't you go read the reviews for yourselves and decide if you'd like to go along. Now I'm re-thinking also. It may be the better part of wisdom to just place a small order for the plants I can't get anywhere else, and give him a trial run.

But if enough people are willing to take a chance, I'm game.

Thanks, Deb, your experience was helpful.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 8:33PM
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I just wanted to let everyone know that I do volunteer work at Sunshine Farm. The plants are very nice and I am stocking my own greenhouse with them. Good luck to all of you.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:50PM
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