Cottage Farms Double Blooming Gardenia Patio Tree
So disappointed in this plant. Having gone out & purchased a new container to transplant the gardenia tree as the directions recommended.
Soon the leaves developed dark brown spots, the blossoms turned brown & dried up without ever blooming. I purchased the acid loving blossom food packets to provide optimal plant growth. Waste of time & money.
Purchased 2 gardenia patio trees in early Spring and received them in May and immediately planted them in large patio urns. Even purchased the recommended acidic fertilizer the on-air Cottage Farms rep suggested. Watered, pampered and waited. While all other flowers on my patio and garden have bloomed abundantly, these trees have hardly grown, any buds turn brown and fall off and there has been no enjoyment with these gardenia trees at all! It's well past the 30 days to return and now that it's the end of August I'm stuck. I had hoped to bring them indoors over the winter but I'm just going to toss them. VERY DISAPPOINTED! This experience will prevent me from ordering other Cottage Farms plants in the future.
sent too early
Planted as said. Has never bloomed. I believe they were sent way too early for this season and were a total waste of money. Also the rose tree. That didn't take at all.
Excellent smelling tree
I received this tree last spring and it bloomed beautifully last summer. I live in Delaware so I brought it in over the winter. Took it outside a few weeks ago it has many flower just about to bloom. I have ordered many plants from QVC and this is the only one left. Beautiful tree and smells great!
Ordered this looked great, buds, deep green leaves. Bought a planter and planted .In looking it over noted bugs called scale underside of leaves and in buds. Started treating it but unable to get rid of them. Called QVC got replacement Arrived took out of box looked it over carefully and this one had the same problem infested with bugs.Qvc refunded but wast of money on planters soil. Very disappointed.
Perfect & beautiful
I have been ordering from QVC since it was CVN. I have almost always been very happy. This gardenia tree is the very best purchase I have made. It came so well packed & with no damage. It had new growth, buds, and even a flower. It is tall and straight and so alive looking. My son planted it for me in a big new pot. I am just plain thrilled with it and hope to have many gardenias over the years. Thanks Cottage Farms for this beautiful gardenia tree. My best QVC purchase ever.
This tree arrived today and it is just gorgeous. Multiple buds and full of green leaves just like the presentation. Best Mother's Day purchase!
This tree arrived at my door with beautiful green shiny leaves, numerous buds and one beautiful flower. This is my favorite plant.
My main complaint is that the tree that Phillip showed in his presentation was about three times the size of wat I received. This same thing is true of a couple of other plants I've received from Cottage Farms and they arrived in not good shape. This seems to be a continuing story with regard to Cottage Farms. Not so with regard to Roberta's. I now have a hard time believing in the presentations by this company and will not order ANYTHING ELSE from them.
I bought this same tree last year. Came small and with 1 bud. Arrived in May. The bud didn't open until July. The leaves were looking yellow and not doing well and then I went back and read the directions again. I had planted it pretty deep in a container on my patio. The directions say to keep the root ball just at the surface. The roots don't like to be water logged. I pulled the tree up to where the root ball should be and it took off!! I had well over 30 blooms on it by the end of summer. It loves full sun in North Carolina. The tree grew huge. I brought it in over the winter and it has buds all over it now and is ready to go back outside again on my patio. Don't hesitate with this one. Just follow the directions; the tree is hardy and the flowers smell heavenly. It takes off in Late June through Early September and loves the Sun.
Bought this last spring, the plant lived but never bloomed.
I bought two of these last year and they bloomed outdoors quite well. They were not very fragrant, but they were nice.
I brought them indoors for the winter, pruned, watered and misted them as directed. Still, they both died.
So I called Cottage Farms thinking they'd be replaced according to their "guarantee" but was told that they are annuals and the warranty is only 90 days! In fact, they are listed as "Annual/Tropical". This is very misleading.
I then cancelled all my Cottage Farms orders for this year and will never order their products again!
Boo to Cottage Farms for providing misleading information and not living up to your promise. If I could give you a zero-star rating, I would!!