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Good place to buy pond plants online?

Posted by sugarchalet z5OH (My Page) on
Tue, May 25, 10 at 1:21

I'm looking to add more pond plants this year and I need to purchase them online...(I can't get out to shop for them locally due to health issues I'm pretty well housebound.) Does anyone know of a good reliable online supplier with "not so bad" prices?


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RE: Good place to buy pond plants online?

William Tricker sells good healthy plants (www.tricker.com). I only had one problem with them (selling me the wrong lotus and then making me just through lots of hoops to replace it), but everything else they've sold me has been really good.
I believe they're in Ohio too.

Then there's ewaterlily.com. Their prices are better than Tricker's, but I think Tricker's quality is better.

Good luck!


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Aquariumplants.com sells excellent, robust pond plants. Also, www.watergarden.com.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aquariumplants.com


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I just want to second Nancy's suggestion. I bought two water lilies from aquariumplants.com based on her recommendation. The prices were very reasonable, the shipping was not exorbitant and the plants arrived in very healthy condition (what happened to them AFTER I got my hands on them is a different story! LOL)

I was VERY surprised when I got the lilies to find I had more than just a few tubers. They sent me actual plants and one even had a flower on it and several more buds. Talk about hitting the ground running!


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I had never heard of the aquariumplants place. I just looked over their site, and those prices are great! Thanks for the heads-up!


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And a great selection too!

And what a selection they have! I have my eye on a couple of the Louisiana iris.


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  • Posted by lefd05 z5/6 westCO (My Page) on
    Tue, May 25, 10 at 14:43

I have bought from ewaterlily.com but not online, they supply a local greenhouse with their pond plants and I have bought them there and they are nice, healthy plants.
I have bought from aquariumplants.com once. Plants were small but healthy.
Texaswaterlilies.com is another good source. Just make sure you get on the retail price list and not the wholesale prices on their website.
The plant trade side of the ponding forums can also be a good source for nice plants.
If you are picky about making sure you have true to name plants then you need to buy from the really reliable sources or the serious water plant hobbyists.


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I order from dragonflyaquatics.com. Nice plants and reasonable prices!


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I have been happy with the plants and prices from http://www.aquaticplantdepot.com/index.html


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Never again with Tricker. They shipped me some dried out dead stuff, and as stated above made me jump through a bunch of hoops for replacement. This including mailing the carcasses back to them for analysis as well as talking to some "not too nice" customer service reps. Never again.


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Sorry to hear that jamie. A few years ago I ordered an American lotus from them. It took over a year for it to blossom, when I realized that it was not an American lotus. They weren't the easiest people to deal with on this. I refused to dig up and send back the lotus, but sent them pictures.
I even had to write a special letter to their "board" explaining what happened. All I can figure out is that maybe lots of people try to screw them over.
That's weird about the dried out dead stuff. Everything else they ever sent me was in great shape. That's the only reason I continued to order from them.
Can't blame you for never dealing with them again though.


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RE: Good place to buy pond plants online?

pondplants.com has large selection. I ordeed from them last yr and nice plants.

They now have free shipping if over $50 order


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  • Posted by pat_c 5/ N W OHIO (My Page) on
    Sat, May 29, 10 at 9:40

Jamie - I have bought plants alot of places online as well as off. ewaterlily is great for lotus, but I still think ebay offers the best prices, especially for hyacinths. (J&J is a good supplier.) Most sources want $3.50 per plant, but with ebay sellers, you can get them for $1.00 or less. Yes, you take a chance. (But you do anyway ordering online) For my money, ebay is the best choice.


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I've ordered from pondplantsforsale.com before and they had great prices on lillys.


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I just broke my #1 internet rule...NEVER order online from a business with whom you have not developed a long time personal relationship(one too many bad experiences). And if I could buy aquatics without a 300 mile round trip, I would not have taken the chance.

Five days later & still watchin for the delivery man. Waitin' thru the long holiday weekend now & hopin I don't regret this...:/


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I got several plants (including lotus) from a website called Pondfilter.com. They claim that the plants ship straight from the grower so they are very fresh. ALl I know is I got them pretty quick and they were in great shape. Dont remember what I paid, but seems like they were reasonable and the selection was very large. Their website is lacking images of all of the plants, but that doesnt mean they dont have them available (i called and asked).

Here is a link that might be useful: Pond Plants for Sale


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I have bought from Texas Water Lilies (Texaswaterlilies.com) the last two years and had great luck. Great prices and reasonable shipping. Working on a list for the next season now.
Don


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PondMegastore.com has the nicest collection of lilies I have purchased from. I know most or many are grown out from Florida Aquatics which wins awards for their hybrids. The plants arrive blooming if they are annuals. We don't have anywhere to buy these locally.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pond Megastore


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