[NAFEX] Pense Nursery
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Mon Apr 19 10:10:14 EDT 2010
I have ordered from Pense Nursery three times. Nursery stock was
very good. Problem with Pense Nursery is they rarely answer their
phone. I called them three times this year to order. They didn't
answer or return calls.
---- Original Message ----
From: qazingulaza at gmail.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Pense Nursery
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:25:14 -0500
>(I just posted this report on Dave's Garden Watchdog, I've never been
>duped like this before, so I feel it's important for others to be
>In Feb 2010 I ordered 100 bundles of elderberries, currants & grapes.
>The owner was very nice on the phone & very helpful & kept repeating
>how his stock is extra large because he is so far south & has a
>growing season. I paid 1/3 down & then end of March I sent the
>remainder of the order. When I received the packages (very poorly
>boxed & completely beat up by the UPS delivery) I was shocked to
>discover that there were 0 currants in the order & that he had
>over-sold his stock, shorted me 100s of plants & is now sitting on
>$800 of my money that I need in order to try to find the plants
>somewhere else. What I don't understand is that I sent the balance of
>my payment 3 weeks ago & he cashed my check knowing full well he
>couldn't cover my order. DESPICABLE business practices especially
>he gained my trust & confidence with several phone calls, & didn't
>have the courtesy to call me on the phone before he sent out the
>to let me know what was up.
>The plants that arrived were a good size but I must say that the
>elderberry rhizomes were completely mangled, a lot of times broken in
>small pieces. These will of course still root & produce plants but
>crowns would be a whole lot more sturdy if all the rhizome was
>connected to the plant.
>Moral of the story is you get what you pay for, if you're lucky. I
>would recommend anyone proceed with extreme caution with this
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