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summerstone nursery anyone?

Posted by jeanr 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 6, 09 at 18:56

is this a good nursery to order from? in mcminnville, tn.

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RE: summerstone nursery anyone?

"McMinnville Tenn." set off the alarms. Summerstone is affiliated with Autumn Ridge Nursery in McMinnville, and Autumn Ridge has one of the worst reputations in the business. I checked Garden Watchdog and Summerstone has 2 positive reviews and 11 negative reviews in the past year. I would definitely avoid Summerstone, Autumn Ridge, or any of the other names Autumn Ridge does business under.

RE: summerstone nursery anyone?

Stay away they are the worst check there BBB rating.

RE: summerstone nursery anyone?

I bought seeds & plants from summerstone nursery last month.
when they arrived the plants were really brittle and bad looking and the shaker bottle of hummingbird seed had an expiration date of Nov. 2006. I called and was told the plants were in a dormant state and she would replace the seeds. Well I received the replacement seeds with and expiration date of Nov 2008 sticker which was placed over a previous sticker of Nov 2007. I wish I had seen this website before ordering from summerstone. I will never order from them EVER AGAIN.

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I ordered a rose from Summerstone Nursery about six weeks ago. I am still waiting. I emailed them asking when they will send it out but no response. I know they cashed my check. I have the feeling I got ripped off. I should have checked the ratings before I ordered.

RE: summerstone nursery anyone?

3 years ago I had recently lost my job to illness and was in remission, money was tight of course but I desperately needed to do something to take my mind off of all the stress & though its hard work I loved to garden & saw it as nurturing, constructive & therapeutic.
For years I had wanted and tried without success to grow a flowering dogwood tree. Its what I wanted more than anything... they cost $80.00 and up at most garden centers so when I did a search on Google and found one for only 8.95 from Summerstone Nursery I was very both leery & excited but when I saw I could garden my whole yard if I spent $60 I could get 3 free plants.... I was ecstatic... now having lost my job and being ill, $60 was stretching my budget but I could not resist the idea of building a garden along with my dog wood tree so I pushed my limits and ordered 18 plants, I ordered my tree lots of flowering / showy bushes and perennials that were meant to thrive on my nurturing and make my yard beautiful forever...
Never having delt with internet nurseries before I was admittedly quite disappointed when a bunch of sticks with roots (no protection at all...showed up, a number of them had lost the paper tag and I was forced to try to guess what was what.... I even took things to other garden centers trying to find out what was what,....but before I did anything I called the company & did exactly as instructed, I placed them in water immediately for 48 hours..... then I planted each plant that was tagged in the predetermined spot and potted the plants I was not sure of in hopes that they would bloom & let me know what was what....
Bottom line....and sad ending was.... Out of 18 "dormant" plants sent only 5 survived... and the rest of the sticks were mostly dead not dormant....or too week to thrive.
Out of the 5 that survived.... Only 3 were actually what I ordered & my pink dogwood tree I wanted sooooo bad turned out to be what I believe is a dogwood shrub out of place in the center of my yard hiding the best part of my garden....and I do not find it and its little cluster of "white" flowers to be pleasing in anyway and the pink crapmertle I planted in the "perfect" spot in my back yard is... an unknown shrub that gets berries and some tiny white flowers... and I have no idea if its toxic to my dogs or grandchildren.... So out of 18 plants and for $60 I got 2 Althea's that were $ 3.75 each ($ 7.50) & a Pink Spirea $ 3.75 total cost of correct living plants is $11.25.... The first complaint to the company got me a few more dead plants delivered (& I had to wait a year!!!) the excuse was they did not think fall would be advisable for my zone... ) so by then it was a year from my first order... and even though the woman seemed concerned and willing to help... I waited and waited and nothing arrived.... after that I was unable to get any help told to call other numbers....ignored, put on hold and never returned... told it was too late or they had no record of a complaint just given the run around to an extreme...and I did not need the stress...I was sick again in and out of hospital and could no longer garden anyway.

It was clear they relied on another company to do the shipping.... They just take your order and money and then leave it up to an off site place to handle things...
My therapy garden turned into a truly sad place...I got sick again the next....

But as I looked at the ugly shrub where my dogwood was suppose to be I through about the complaint I made to the BBB and decided to check them out again...

I was happy to see we are now asked to call :

The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs at or 615.741.4737.

And I did I hope you all do too!

Here is a link that might be useful: BBB/ allert to this business!

Summerstone Nursery, Morrison, TN

BEWARE! These people will take your money and you'll have to fight to get a refund. They charged my credit card the day I placed my order, which was to be shipped in two weeks. They didn't ship and have not issued a refund. I've filed a complaint with the BBB and am now contacting Visa to dispute the charge. Do not trust these people!

RE: summerstone nursery anyone?

DO NOT ORDER FROM SOMMERSTONE NURSERY, you will get SCREWED....I ordered from them and of course nothing grew and everything died, I live in Houston, TX and you can pretty much grow anything here with our weather. Sommerstone claims to have this great warranty....what a joke, and then when you try to get hold of someone there....FORGET IT!! I've called the line is ALWAYS, ALWAYS busy, regardless when you call, 1 am or 1 pm, you will never get someone on the phone, I've emailed them countless number of times, I even went so far as to send them a FAX and yet I've gotten no one to get back to be WARNED if you buy from them SHAME ON YOU.....

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I purchased 7 verities of Rose bushes, black berry vines, humming bird vines, 2 verities of flowering bushes, walnut tree, peach tree, and was given free plants. NOTHING sprouted the first year, so I had to dig all them back up and pay to send them back......ok, the following year they sent me 5 rose bushes, black berry vines (that was dead) peach tree sprouted, walnut sprouted, nothing else has sprouted as yet. I have yet been sent the rest of what I shipped back to them. I contacted them on the results, the will not respond to any of my emails. I guess they want me to dig up again, all these plants and pay to send them back again. I paid for LIVE plants that will not grow to begin with and I have to continue to spend money on returns. This is costing me more money toward the initial costs of these dead plants, THAT I THOUGHT I WAS PURCHASEING LIVE PLANTS. AND WAS GUARANTEED TO BE LIVE PLANTS. WRONG..........

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