ubid.com plants?????

thurston(midTN)March 12, 2009

This site just came up in a search - ubid.com when I was looking for some particular shrubs. Shipping isn't outrageous if they're not just sending little sticks.

Anyone have any dealings with them?


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OK, I've been looking for pink and white wisteria for several years and several trades set up here never happened. So in a websearch I found both colors available at ubid.com. It's an auction and the bids start at $1. You have to watch the shipping costs. I ended up buying five of each color for $1 each and total per color was $19.31. They arrived a week and a half later, bare root wrapped in plastic wrap and in a plain plastic bag - but arrived safely, all green and showing signs of life. I heeled them in because I'm not ready to plant them yet and I believe all ten starts are alive and most have leaves (they range from about 6 inches to about 12 inches).

I bought one potted white wisteria several years ago from Home Depot for $20 or $25, and after three years it bloomed and was the common purple one. So if these end up being really white and pink, I got a bargain.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 10:09AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

That's great to hear. I've been watching for a reply here, and now 'might' sometime in the future consider them as a source for some things.

I hope they bloom as expected for you.


Here is a link that might be useful: Search yield for 'plants' at ubid.com

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 1:19PM
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Just be careful of the shipping costs. If they sell something as a two-pack, they charge you shipping on EACH of them, even though both items come together.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 2:22PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Thanks for the warning. Shipping and handling charges are always a big consideration whenever I order anything off the net.


    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 5:16PM
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