Re: Surry Gardens
Yes, I've purchased from Surry for years; always good quality. You can get
a good quality hardy to Zone 3 plant from a Zone 8 nursery, but I figure if
it originates in Zone 3, it might be a little tougher. So if I can get a
plant from Maine or Minnesota, that would be preferrable.
Another Maine source I like is Fieldstone Gardens. All plants are
field-grown or produced in containers and they only ship plants that are at
least 2 yrs old. One thing buyers do need to understand about ordering
from extremely northern nurseries is that their season starts a little
later, so you can't always get your plants as early as you might from, say,
Eastern Plant Specialties has a NJ address, but many of their plants are
grown in the ground at their own farm in Maine. There is at least one
person on this list who had a bad experience with them, but I have always
had good luck with their plants.
Below are some details for companies with which I've had success, that
carry some Zone 3-4 plants:
Fieldstone Gardens - 620 Quaker Lane, Vassalboro ME 04989, 207-923-3836,
Eastern Plant Specialties - POB 5692, Clark NJ 07066, 732-382-2508,
Munchkin Nursery - 323 Woodside Dr NW, Depauw IN 47115, 812-633-4838,
Plant Pics Perennials, P.O. Box 3224 Duluth, Mn 55803, 218-724-5988,
email: email@example.com (No website - but these are the original owners
of Shady Oaks. So far only Hostas and Epimediums, but superior quality and
Arrowhead Alpines - PO Box 857, Fowlerville, MI 48836,
Bluestone Perennials - 7211 Middle Ridge Road, Madison OH 44057,
Homestead Farms - 3701 Hwy EE, Owensville, MO 65066, 888-314-3148,
Seneca Hill Perennials - 3712 Co. Rte 57, Oswego NY 13126, 315-342-5915,
There are others I like in the west like Herenswood, Weiss, and Greer
> [Original Message]
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 3/8/2003 6:26:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Surry Gardens
> In a message dated 3/8/03 10:01:47 AM, email@example.com writes:
> >Anybody else want to add your two cents?
> Chris, I have ordered from Crownsville Nursery, Crownsville, MD and been
> pleased. Did you include Genes nursery?
I'm writing an article for a regional daylily newsletter and I have to
list some sources for perennials that are cold hardy in Zones 3 and 4.
I thought of Surry Gardens, and found a positive review written by you.
I have their catalog, but I've never ordered from them. Since they are
in Maine, I thought they might be a good source to include. Do you
still recommend them?
Thanks for your help.
Anybody else want to add your two cents?
Long Island, NY
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