TyTy Nursery in GA

aletheiakMarch 17, 2006

I have been doing some research on TyTy nursery and I only wish I had done it before I ordered from them. They really took me for a ride! Fraudulent and misleading advertising. I ordered 5 Camellia Alba Plena from them plus other plants. They sent the right labels but the wrong plants; they were all Sasanquas! Ordered the Soulangiana Magnolia and they sent me a Southern Magnolia which we have plenty of. I ordered 3 Fringe trees (supposed to be in gallon pots) they sent me 3 sticks. The website has extraordinary claims and talks also about their plant specialists. I called "one"; he didn't know anything. I have reported them to the BBB Online; I hope it helps others from being deceived and disappointed. I checked GardenWatchDog but it said TyTy had requested they remove all info about them from their website. No wonder! They want to make money deceiving people as long as possible. Please spread the word that TyTy Nursery in TyTy Georgia is rotten!!

aletheia

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm sorry that you didn't do a search in here or ask some questions before you purchased anything from TyTy or their numerous allied nurseries. We could have saved you a whole lot of trouble. I suggest that you call your better business bureau as I understand they are in some hot water.

Does no good to complain just to us. Make a couple of meaningful calls. Write them a letter and copy it to your BBB.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2006 at 10:40PM
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razorback33(z7)

I would suggest you file a written complaint with the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. They have enforcement powers over companies located within the state of Georgia. The necessary information, form and address is on the website below.
Rb

Here is a link that might be useful: Consumer Complaints

    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 6:57PM
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tsmith2579(7B)

Write to the Georgia Attorney's General office, the AG in your state and if you used the U.S. Postal Service, contact them for mail fraud information. I don't know how these folks stay in the mail order business. I can't believe GardenWatchDog caved in to pressure from TyTy. IMO, TyTy's lawyers must be as sleazy as their client.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 8:50PM
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decolady01(7a/6b AL/TN)

I understood that TyTy sued and the information on Garden Watchdog had to be removed. I never heard the details.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2006 at 12:21AM
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lucky_p

Beware of any of the listings below, as they're all incarnations of TyTy:

The Nursery at TyTy also does business as:
Blackberry Plant Nursery
African Amaryllis Bulb Nursery
Apple Tree Nursery
Bunch and Seedless Grape Vine Nursery
Pecan Tree Nursery
Tree Nursery
Aaron's Bulb Farm(part & parcel of TyTy) also does business as:
Aaron's Amaryllis & Canna Bulb Farm Nursery
Arron's Flower, Tree, and Shrub Nursery
Arron's Nursery with other listings
Aaron's Bamboo Nursery
Aaron's Daffodil Nursery
Aaron's Leucojum, Tuberose, and Eucomis Nursery
Aaron's Allium Nursery
Aaron's Clivia Nursery
Aaron's Agapanthus Nursery
Aaron's Elephant Ear Nursery
Aaron's Ariod Nursery
Aaron's Iris Nursery
Aaron's Ginger Lily Nursery
Aaron's Hymenocallis Nursery
Aaron's Crinum Lily Nursery
Aaron's Banana Tree Nursery
Aaron's Perennial Nursery
Arron's Fruit Nursery
Apple Tree Nursery
Blackberry Nursery
Blueberry Nursery
Fig Tree Nursery
Grape Vine Nursery
Pecan Tree Nursery
Peach Tree Nursery
Persimmon Tree Nursery
Plum Tree Nursery
Citrus Tree Nursery
Pear Tree Nursery

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 12:47PM
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esh_ga

Just out of curiosity, I entered TyTy Nursery into Google to see if the average web surfer would find the negative info. The first link displayed was theirs of course, the second was for a reference on Amazon, the 3rd is from Garden WatchDog (saying that they have to remove their reviews) and the next one is a message on Garden Web asking if they are legit.

The link on Amazon offers that customers of TyTy's website can review their site. So I'd suggest that if any of you former customers that want to get the word out, go to this Amazon link and enter a review. You just might be doing future customers a favor.

Here is a link that might be useful: Review page on Amazon

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 7:18PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Cousin Lucky!!! This is unreal! I knew that they had split off into other dastardly so called companies, but this is scary!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 9:48PM
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cgenecren

About five years ago I purchased four muscadine vines from TyTy. Two of them promptly died. I called replacement. A very unpleasant gent told that they had stopped shipping muscadines "last week" and that I would have to wait until next fall. Further, one of the surviving plants was supposed to be Scuppernong; it is an unidentified small black variety. That was my last order to them.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 1:40AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Oh, I remember some hilariously scarey comments on gardenwatchdog about TyTy.
I would question why on earth people can not post their own personal comments about their true experiences with Ty Ty. Free speech?
It gauls me that someone can freely lie, but others can not freely tell the truth.

GGG

    Bookmark   March 27, 2006 at 9:49PM
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cpeeples(z7 Arkansas)

Yep, they stink. I ordered a number of e-ear bulbs from them a few years ago. I was expecting fist sized or better healthy bulbs, but what I received in an oversized box was a handful of scrawny, dried up bulbs about the size of a plum. I had my young nephew with me when I picked them up from the post office and he could see my frustration. I talked the post office into returning them even though the box had been opened.

My little nephew kept teasing me saying "ha ha, big box of nothing!"....and he was right.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 10:30PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I think it does a lot of good to post about this dastardly firm--and its many incarnations--here and anywhere else you can. I ordered from them before the internet, so I didn't have a place to check. Got some crinums I'd been looking for and couldn't find, and they were all virused. Noticed one clump seems to be healthy this spring--probably fifteen years or more later.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 1:04AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Do a search for "Ty Ty" at the Columbus, GA Better Business Bureau - link below:

Here is a link that might be useful: Better Business Bureau - Columbus, GA

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 9:17PM
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bamadave(7B)

Hi Aletheiak, you ahould be able to find Soulangiana Magnolia very easily at a local nursery or even Home Depot or Lowe's. They are very common. And you'll probably get a far larger plant than whatever TyTy falsely advertised for less money.

Actually, I've seen Alba Plena Camellias at HD and Lowe's as well. Local nurseries in Louisiana should have excellent selections of Camellias.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 6:51AM
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elvis0516(8b Florida)

Well after reading this I'm glad I found my mayhaw trees in the next county rather than ordering from Ty Ty which I came very close to doing. Even thought of driving up there since it's only a few hours from me. Sounds like it would have been a wasted trip.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 2:47PM
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gonebananas_gw

Who we should write is the publishers/editors of the garden magazines who take the full-page flashy advertising from Ty-Ty despite its long and now clear-cut history.

I bought a few things from them many years ago, back when their plants were just marginal rather than often dismal. I wasn't cheated, but I never bought again due to the quality. It has gone far downhill even from that. I sometime will, out of curiosity, go to the nursery and see what the plants look like for sale there.

We gardeners and gardening magazines put up with too much fraud. Go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a bag of "cow manure." Since when has sand or bark been a majority constituent in cattle rations? Look in magazines and on shelves at some of the gimmicky crap (both figurative meanings) offered for sale.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2006 at 8:35AM
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lovey

I ordered from tyty also. I guess I was a lucky one..I ordered some bulbs.I got them 2 days later..Nice bulbs,but they charged me 3.00 dollars more for each bulb.So, I called and they said they had alrready credited my card....Which they had... SURPRISE....LOL BUt now that that the bulbs are blooming, I find that one was not what I ordered, but alot nicer...lucky me.....sorry everyone has had back luck with them.. I think I won`t press my luck..after reading all this. I will not be ordering from them either....

    Bookmark   May 13, 2006 at 8:10AM
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nancyjeanmc

Wow. Just happened on all this looking for info about bamboo. Makes me really afraid to ever order on-line; they are under so many different names, no matter how many people they screw, there will be millions more (like me before today) that never heard of them.

Guys, there aren't nearly enough complaints to the BBB. More people who have been ripped off need to let them know.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2006 at 7:47AM
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eddie_ga_7a(8)

Years ago I ordered a Chinese Che, cudrania tricuspidata, from TyTy and they sent me a stick, no roots, no leaves, just a stick. But here is the question: When these cheats find out they are being discussed on GardenWeb.com will they threaten a lawsuit and have this thread removed? That was a GOOD suggestion to write the magazines that carry their ads and I would suggest that everyone write Tommy Irwin, Georgia's comissioner of agriculture. The sad thing is, there are enough people who have never heard of them and their many aliases to keep them in business. Do all you can to spread the word about these crooks.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2006 at 9:08AM
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beachplant(9b)

Someone just had an article recommending this nursery, was it Martha Stewart maybe? I just remember reading the list of recommended nurseries and thinking TYTY ARE THEY CRAZY? I've never ordered from them but sure have heard a lot of negative.
Thanks for the list of their alias's, I almost ordered from one of them this spring. Luckily I'm slow and never mailed off the order.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 3:41PM
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DISSmith(z8b SC)

I, too have ordered from TyTy before and apparently I was lucky. Last Fall, I got a Prunus "Peppermint Peach" tree which was a little smaller than expected but seems to be doing well so far. After reading all these stories, I won't order from them again though. Tell you the truth, I always thought their web site photos were a tad weird!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 4:39PM
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dsteere

Wow!

I live in Mapleville, RI

Man I am glad I saw this link.

I am researching and plan to plant a number of fruit trees, two of each, this coming March.

I was going to order a bunch of stuff from TyTy. THANKS for the heads up.

I plan to plant the following.

Apple
Plum
Peach
Pear
Cheery
Apricot
Nectarine

Walnut

Grape - Having fun building a arbor.
Blackberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Blueberries

Also want to get some citrus trees for inside my home.

Lime
Lemon
Grapefruit
Orange
Banana

Can anyone offer good soild online companies that offer excellent products?

Was checking out

1. Ison's - http://www.isons.com/
2. Nature Hills - http://www.naturehills.com/

And TyTy's. Man I am glad I found this link!

Anyone have any others online companies? Look forward to reading more in this forum.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 8:49PM
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esh_ga

dsteere, you can use Garden Watch Dog to find reviews of some online companies. Unfortunately TyTy is not listed because they forced Garden Watch Dog to remove them from the database (thus getting rid of a lot of negative comments on the web). Nature Hills appears to have a 78% positive rating right now.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Watch dog

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 9:33PM
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garfieldreturns

BNiggest bounce of scam artists I have ever delat with.

Did not know any better and ordered 13 fruit trees, by giving them my visa card over phonr on oct 26, 2006.

Never recieved anyhting. Called dec, 4..told be shipped in another 2 weeks.

That was enough for me. phoned and cancelled my order on dec 5, 2006. Then called bank and reported cancellation to fruad visa department.

On Dec 6, 2006 they sent me box, deliverd dec 7, 2006. Even though cancelled order.

Did not open, Have already ordered the trees from other more reputable nursery, sending back tomorrow.

What kind of business never sends you there prioduct for 2 months, gets phone cancellation, then sends whatever 24 hour hours later to try and RIP YOU OFF?

Anymore crap from these guys and this will be a visa fraud case. DO NOT ORDER FROM THESE IDIOTS!

Most dishonest, unprofessional business I have ever dealt with in 25 years!!!!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2006 at 8:59PM
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Maryl zone 7a

I was going to recommend Stark Bros in Mo. for fruit trees as I had used them in the past and was very pleased. Seems like they have changed hands now and their service isn't what it used to be.

A friend told me not to buy from TyTy in the 90's, so I don't know if they changed hands or not, but they sure haven't had a good reputation for a long time.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2006 at 1:56PM
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tuanh

i was looking for "agave medio picta alba" and tyty price was outrageous! i bought in ebay for $12+ $8 S/H ,for awsome plant i have received.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2006 at 12:06PM
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vancleaveterry

The pictures in the online TyTy catalog are soooo weird! I was thinking of ordering some yellow Japanese magnolias from them, but thinking twice now. Is Wayside reputable?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2007 at 2:22AM
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pecanmom66(8)

Just found this thread and I checked out Ty Ty's website!!

I am furious for the people who they have cheated and the people who they will cheat in the future!!!!!

I am in the pecan business and they have listed EXTREMELY bad information on pecan trees!!!!!!

They are trying to sell Desirable pecan trees and not everyone can grow Desirables because you have to spray them so much for Scab (a fungus). Even alot of the big pecan growers don't plant Desirables anymore because they spend so much money spraying them. And they talked about a 'Hardy' pecan, and there is no such variety that I have ever heard of.

My advise is on most of the things that TyTy sells, is to look for nurseries that specialize in the type of plant you want.

We are in the pecan business so we specialize in pecans and pecan trees, so we don't sell peach trees or apple trees, etc...

Always consult an expert or call your local extension agent and they can give you good advice on who to buy from.

And PLEASE, don't think that other folks from GA act this way!!!!!!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2007 at 11:31AM
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sugarhill(7)

Wayside is reputable. Sometimes overpriced, but reputable.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 4:00PM
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krazyaroider(Hamburg, NY 14075 Zone 6)

Hello~
Wayside is way overpriced as I often google what I looking for and often find other nurseries. I then go to garden watchdog to find their rating.
Wayside also has a "nice" tendency to top their trees to the point where it takes time to retrain the growth habit. This happened to a Ruby Red Horse Chestnut, I ordered from them several years ago.
I recently googled for the Tennessee Mountain Fig. I got TyTy and I knew they were not spoken highly of and I was wondering why Garden Watch Dog did not list them!
I found the fig from a smaller mailorder nursery in Tennessee. TyTy has some wierd explanation for the products they sell - IMMEDIATE WARNING BELLS WENT OFF! I will not buy from them, simply by looking at their website as it says what you want to read...
That is a shame for newcomers to gardening.
Research what you want to purchase as the educated consumer is the the best consumer and advertising for reputable businesses!
IMO ~ TyTy is a JOKE...
KA

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 4:17PM
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kandee

This nursery is definitely deceiving! I went to the website and it looks like they have a large stock of plants and good quality...well my husband and I happen to be driving back from Florida and it was on the way, so before ordering from them my husband suggested we stop by and see their inventory. IT IS A JOKE! We got to the nursery and their inventory is very small and everything on their property look dead, dying or diseased. After being their for all of 2 minutes we got back in the car and continued our drive. I would never order from a place like this after actually seeing it in person. Take all the previous advice and DO NOT order from TyTy Nursery

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 1:00AM
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wabikeguy(7 AB)

Orderded 7 fig trees from AArons in Georgia (tye tye), Jan 3 08 for a March 22 delivery. Paid in advance. $148. March 22 came and went. No trees.

I've since called back 6 times. I have been told that they were "waiting for gel packs to ship their order and that it would be shipped "tromorrow", that they could not find my order (three times), that they found my order "on the desk" under another order" and that it would be shipped "immediately"."

Today, April 16, it's "we can't find the order and are checking our files." They will call me back. Uh Huh......

From what I've read, even if they do actually ship something I shouldn't expect much.

I'm writing this one off as a lesson learned.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 3:09PM
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neonrider(USDA 8A ^ Sunset 31 ^ Mid-SC)

I bought four (4) one year old MEDJOOL DATE PALM TREES from TY TY NURSERY in DEC. 2006. What arrived were not so healthy looking plants, wrapped in paper, not in pots, definitely not Medjool loking palms (I only realised that now!). No promised planting instructions nor planting guide. I saw how MEDJOOL palms 1 year olds look, nothing like the ones they sent me! Even more: the "Order Form" is cut off roughly with a knife or dull scissors right under the GUARANTEE, so I can ee there was signature which is cut off. No register receipt was provided even after I asked them. I forgot to call them again, was busy. This is 1,5 year later. This is not just getting my money back, but wasting 1,5 years growing WRONG PALMS! Please check the attached link and please HELP identify the real Medjools.

Here is a link that might be useful: Are these Medjool Date Palms?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 3:49PM
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neonrider(USDA 8A ^ Sunset 31 ^ Mid-SC)

I just had two different nursery specialists come see my "medjools" (purchased from Ty Ty Nursery as "Phoenix Dactylifera", see the above or below link) and everyone identified them as PINDO PALM (Butia capitata). It is not a "medjool" and it is not even a date palm, it does not grow in Morocco or Arizona, but it is originally from Argentina and is much cheaper than Phoenix dactylifera. Now I can state with confidence that I got scammed by TY TY nursery in Georgia.

Here is a link that might be useful: These are PINDO PALMS (Butia capitata)

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 4:15PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

Those pictures are definitely weird. I mean I know sex sells, but I don't think it will work so much with the gardening crowd. lol! I hate TyTy!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 6:30PM
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wabikeguy(7 AB)

I attempted to purchase seven fig trees from Ty Ty Nursery on January 3. I paid in advence with a debit card. They failed to ship and they refused to refund my money.

On May 23, I finally received a full refund from Ty Ty (aka "Arrons" aka "The Nursery at Ty Ty") with numerous other DBA's.
For those of you unfortunate enough to do business with these people........here's what I did.

After 8 or 9 attempts to work with them on my own, I contacted the Georgia Better Business Bureau. This was a complete waste of time.

The Nursery owner, Patrick Malcolm, told the BBB that he sent me a refund and the BBB closed out my case. Only problem was........he never sent the check.

I next contacted the Georgia Dpt of Consumer Affairs. Nelson Mitchell handled my case and, within four weeks, I received my refund. Funny thing though. The check was dated April 28, 2008, but the envelope it was contained in was postmarked 19 May, 2008.

I would highly recommend that anyone having difficulty with this "nursery" (and I use the term loosely) contact the Georgia Office of Consumer Affairs like I did. I have included their address and phone number below:

Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs
2 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive SE, Suite 356
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4600

Phone: 404-651-8600

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 1:53AM
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old_man_by_the_sea(Z8/9)

I would urge anyone that has been deceived and ripped-off by this gang of thieves, to file a report with the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Complaints.
That is the only way Patrick Malcolm will get the message, to either operate an honest business or close it down.
The link below explains the Complaint proceedure and has a clickable link to the necessary form.
Don't give up and count your losses, be very aggressive and help yourself and your fellow gardener's to rid this state and this planet of a long-standing abomination.
My2¢

Here is a link that might be useful: General Consumer Complaint Process

    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 6:44PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Wow! I am so glad that I saw this thread. I almost ordered fringe trees from them, but ordered from Park instead. The trees were beautifully packed, taller than the website said they would be, and so healthy! No TyTy for me

    Bookmark   June 6, 2008 at 8:56PM
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gonebananas_gw

The "cool smoker" is still there. Selling "Briteblue" blueberries.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 7:41AM
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tomatozilla

Wow am I glad I sought and found this thread! I wanted something TyTy claimed to have and was really weirded out like jqpublic by all the slimey photos of of Vanna wannabees with the plants when we come there to buy PLANTS! Thanks senior sufferers for preventing my becoming embroiled in purchasing misery! Also I chorus complaints about Wayside. I purchased a Verbascum "carribean crush" which features several dayglo color flowers on each stalk (like pink, orange, yellow etc. all on one) and got something that was a uniform washed out blood stain all flowers, sent a complaint letter with photo and was ignored. Three years later they still advertize with the same misleading photo.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2008 at 10:14PM
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RPNalan_Gmail_com

I just recently placed a order from TYTY and I still have not received anything. I called them and they said they would credit my card back but still never have. I am in the process of waiting for VISA to finish their dispute with TYTY for a refund. I will never order anything from them. I suggest you do the same DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM TYTY NURSERY!!! They are ripoffs!!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 9:18AM
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pjoking

Last year I ordered 4 Muscadine/scuppernong plants, a raspberry and a grape vine and all are dead. When they arrived only 2 were tagged so i had to guess which were which. When none of them grew I contacted the company and was told to fill out a replacement form and send back to them at the end of the season. well I marked my calender and did so. then I was told to wait and the replacements would be shipped out at the beginning of next season march/april time frame. I called 3 weeks ago and they told me my order was shipped the previous day (after being on hold for 10 mins). I called back this morning and advised then that nothing arrived and was put on hold for 18 min until they finally picked up and hung up on me. I promptly called back and the snotty guy who answered told me that he couldn't tell me anything until 4pm when the shipping people come in. I am pissed. these plants were not cheap and now I am out $130+ this company needs to return our money then go away! PLEASE DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM TYTY

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 9:12AM
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ladywindsurfer(Z7 SE)

File a complaint with the (Georgia) Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. You will get the plants you ordered or your money refunded.
They, unlike the BBB, have enforcement powers and can levy hefty fines for consumer fraud.
Link below.
Don't hesitate or wait another day.
If you decide to again call rip-off city, TyTy, GA, begin the conversation with the statement that you are filing a complaint with the aforementioned office. Guaranteed to get their attention.

Here is a link that might be useful: GA OCA

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 11:27PM
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robgooch

i just recieved a kalamata olive tree from these people. (at least that's what i ordered) i was just about to call them for planting/care instructions then i found this review. obvously i am not going to call them or order from them in the future but can anyone help me with the best way to plant this tree or point me in the direction for sound advise

thanks
rob

    Bookmark   June 9, 2010 at 10:44AM
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jay_7bsc(8a)

I hope you're aware that olives require a Mediterranean climate.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 1:50PM
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lucky_p

Well, the TyTy YouTube videos are just as weird and disturbing as the still photos in the magazine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Banana Tree Maniac @ TyTy

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 7:34PM
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danapril2

Hey I just wanted to let you guys know that I really appreciate your quality products. My last shipment is thriving - all six blueberry plants are already developing strongly and the two plum trees are starting to bud. Thanks for fast shipment and great quality!
CDR Dan Rader

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 9:53AM
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ranger77_theliechtys_com

Thanks to everyone. Your comments just saved me a ton of money and a lot of headache.

I switched my order to Stark Brothers of MO.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 10:38PM
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FrankieGreenThumb

I must warn anyone who is considering buying from Ty Ty Nurseries in GA. to not do so. They are dishonest and will not honor thier guarantee... At least they did not honor the guarantee in my case.
My story... I ordered several bare root trees from them 3 years ago. The order arrived with only 3 of the 5 trees ordered. When I complained they promised to send replacements.... which the did. However, the replacements were only 4 feet tall and I had ordered the 9 foot plus trees. They would not budge on this and told me that our business was done.
Further more, only one of the trees from TyTy actually survived and grew. I have lost less than 5 percent of all past bare root plantings from other nurseries but lost 80% of the Ty Ty delivery. When I asked for replacements as per thier 1 year guarantee they told me that they would have to inspect the trees themselves and that I would have to ship them! Unbelievable! The nerve of those people!
I was visiting my father a few weeks later who lives 3 hours away from the Ty Ty nursery so I took the trees with me to my fathers and made the 3 hour drive to Ty Ty myself so that I could look the culprits in the eye when they tried to rip me off again. While I was there they examined the trees and promised to ship the replacements for free that fall.
It has been two years since that meeting and they have not replaced the trees nor will they answer my calls or emails.

DO NOT TRUST THEM! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! SPREAD THE WORD!

Ty Ty is not to be trusted!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 7:42PM
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Gedcom

I wish, like many, I had done a little more research. My dear husband called up TyTy and ordered a 6-7' Peter's Honey Fig...and he was told it should do fine in our area. It was promptly charged to our account. It would be shipped later since Spring was coming and they do not ship trees that are leafed. That Fall--no tree even though when called, they said it would be shipped soon. Middle of winter--still no tree. After several calls, we were told to wait for better weather in our area. After a year, and still no tree, we were told we never had an order. I waded through over a year's worth of charges to find TyTy, my husband searched for Emails over a year old...and only upon a very nasty phone call did our tree get shipped. The top was cut to fit the 5'x8" UPS shipping box (UPS charges extra for anything over 5'). So much for our 6-7 foot tree. The roots were cut badly for transporting. The poor thing struggled the next year because of the root damage, but we did managed to get it to grow. However, because of the weakened state, it did not winter over. Now, TyTy has a rider saying they will not guarantee anything out of zone, and they list Peter's Fig out of our zone--EVEN THOUGH the man said it should do well. Plus, they want us to pay for freight both ways???? for a fig they will top off and ship in a small box??? How will a 6-7 foot tree live with 8" of root. NEVER, ever order from TyTy.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 2:03PM
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Melisandes

Wow I am in shock Ty Ty has not been shut down after all these years. I knew they were scam artists for a while. At least 7 years.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 7:29PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Please read Lucky's post near the top of this informative thread so that you know all of the other scam businesses that are operated by this same outfit.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 12:13AM
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Marcus-A-Toole

Wow, sorry to hear all of this about Ty Ty Nursery. But glad I did before I bought something. But as I think about it, their website is over the top with pretty videos but little information.

I'm moving back to Statesboro Georgia my childhood home from Canada in a few weeks and will hopefully be planting a home nursery. Can anyone recommend good reliable nursuries in the area for buying fruit trees? I'm especially interested in plums, figs, pears and apples. Thanks

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 11:53AM
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gonebananas_gw

Among nearby mail order nurseries (a bit far to drive) I've had good luck with:

Just Fruits and Exotics in NW Florida

Johnson's Nursery in the mountains of GA, but make sure you pick selections for the lowlands.

Ison's, in southern GA sent great muscadines and perfectly fine pears to me long ago, but I may have read a little negative take more recently, so double check.

Check Dave's Garden Watchdog site.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 11:01AM
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kellyhughes

Are the still seriously in business? I have read about TyTy for YEARS and can't believe they aren't shut down! WOW!!!!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2011 at 5:26PM
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rhapsody616(10B)

We need to add Growquest to the list of BAD nursery... really bad!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 3:44PM
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kristin44774

I ordered PawPaw trees, they did not live. I called in May, I was assured that the plants would show some life around the end of June. It did not happen. I saw that the plants had to be given until at least August to have a chance. It did not happen. These were a gift to a friend. Very embarrassing running summer joke. Beautiful flower garden with 2 dead sticks standing in the middle, all summer.

TyTy policy for returns have alot of "loopholes." Mail request for only about a month starting Sept. 1st. Have original reciept, what day did it arrive at my house, etc. What difference does it make? Have computers? If request is approved, then mail plants to another address, cant be in more than one piece, will examine. blah blah. I called and asked TyTy if I could just mail the dead trees, if there is a chance you are going to stand behind the plants. I do not feel TyTy will honor the guarantee after wasting my time & energy, if they have all these conditions to replacement. I was told by TyTy when I called that they would not replace unless everything was as outlined. I have a box that is tall & skinny, but the trees were a couple inches longer, I broke them off. The one dead (through & through) tree was broke and laying there when I visited my friend. It was broken off by a mouse or wind from being dead standing in the ground waiting for so long. Theres no doubt it is/was dead. Even an amateur can tell if trees not in one piece.
I have never seen such nonsense. I buy alot of plants.

I sure wish I had seen all the complaints before I ordered!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 11:24AM
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GraceNmercy

Wow...I'm glad I found this as well. I was about to order several Paw paws, American and Chinkapin chestnuts to plant on our place in east TX to attract wildlife. I just looked at the site again and how weird it was and decided to do a little more research. Does anyone know of a good place to order American, Dunstan and Alleghany Chinkapin chestnut trees? I want a native nuts, but a least 3 varieties including a hybrid cross in case of blight. I found this site...www.empirechestnut.com. Does anyone know anything about them?
Thanks...

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 6:17PM
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GraceNmercy

Does anyone know anything about Chief River Nursery?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 8:19PM
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GraceNmercy

Does anyone know anything about Chief River Nursery?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 8:42PM
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anniemccants

Please tell me I didn't waste my money. Last night I ordered 100.00 worth of plants from TYTY, 2 banana plants and 4 blackberry plants. I received a confirmation email with a few minutes of placing my order. Then, today I found this website. I am totally new to gardening. I found the videos on the TYTY website funny, but didn't think it was a ripoff. I will repost if and when I get my order. I guess I should have used ISON's Nursery that was recommended to me. :(

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 1:44PM
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