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group order sunshine farm and nursery

Posted by idabean 5A (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 28, 10 at 14:25

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:http://sunfarm.com/ordering/retail_sampler.phtml
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


http://sunfarm.com/ordering/retail_sampler.phtml


http://sunfarm.com/ordering/retail_sampler.phtml


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RE: group order sunshine farm and nursery

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.

Carol


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RE: group order sunshine farm and nursery

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.

Lisa


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RE: group order sunshine farm and nursery

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!

idabean


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RE: group order sunshine farm and nursery

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.


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RE: group order sunshine farm and nursery

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.
Marie


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RE: group order sunshine farm and nursery

Hi,

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.


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