Land of Giants: excellent service

vivian_2010September 15, 2012

I am a happy customer! Ordered 3 hostas (Majesty, Sagae, Ebb Tide) Sunday night (actually Monday early morning ~ 3 am, can not sleep so went shopping...). A few hours later, received an email from Jeff Miller that order will be shipped same day. Wed afternoon my hostaa arrived! Huge division and good roots.

Majesty ~ 1.5 ft tall

Majesty and Sagae (~2.5 ft tall)

Majesty, Sagae, Ebb Tide

They were in the ground by dinner time Wed.

I am one happy customer!

Vivian

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bkay2000(8a TX)

Great to hear about good service and products.

bkay

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 10:20PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Long tall petioles on those plants. Good show there! Cannot beat that for a quick turn-around on your order either....which is why I'm thinking if it is in stock this fall, I'd rather go ahead and get hosta now than wait for the weather to break in the spring--we can start planting in March and by May, when northern nurseries are ready to ship, it is almost too hot to ship without injury. Almost.

Those I plant this fall will be big and lush by May and 2 months ahead of any new arrivals.

So yeah, you did good getting them now.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 11:51PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

hey viv ..

the issue in your zone.. is winter/spring HEAVE ... insure they do not pop out of the ground in the freeze/thaw cycles of spring ...

nothing like seeing those GIANT eyes/pips .. next years plant ...

i dont know what scares me more.. your shopping at 3am.. or him replying a few hours later.. lol ...

ken

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:50AM
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vivian_2010

September is my favorite time for planting, dividing and moving things around. Did a lot of that yesterday, and planting 7 new hecucheras ordered form Ilovehostas.net. Overall I find it less work to have the plants in the ground now and then settle in for the winter. I travel a lot during the late spring and summer months and so will have limited time to take care of newly planted hostas, etc. My challenge is that I have limited shade areas. So with my newly developed "love" for hostas and heucheras, I am putting them where they still get a significant amount of sun (afternoon sun also). So watering can become an issue.

Good advice, as always. I buried them a little deep and will aplly some extra mulch so they do not pop out too early next spring. This past spring was pretty tough and I lost a couple asiatic lillies due to the early warm up and frost. So I will be extra helpful.

Vivian

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 12:30PM
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gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)

Jeff is a great guy. He's always quite generous with what he sends.

Deanna

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 1:50PM
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