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Old 05-01-2011, 05:29 PM   #81 (permalink)
 
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Yes, too bad and too weird. In my limited experience, it seems like he knows what he's doing with plants. The three banana plants I bought from him are all doing great -- certainly better than the smaller TC plants I received from another vendor mentioned above.
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Wow wow wow... I don't know what to say about this thread.... I was going to buy from them, but now I'm not sure if I want to. I am close by in Florida so my temperature and climate is probably similar so I'm not sure I might have some of the mentioned issues. However seeing his behavior really makes me wonder if I want to spend my money with him. Any other TC vendors that are reasonably priced with EEs and Bananas?

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Brian's Botanicals. He has good prices and plants are very healthy. I bought a Thai Black and Jack's Giant EE from him several weeks ago.

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Wow wow wow... I don't know what to say about this thread.... I was going to buy from them, but now I'm not sure if I want to. I am close by in Florida so my temperature and climate is probably similar so I'm not sure I might have some of the mentioned issues. However seeing his behavior really makes me wonder if I want to spend my money with him. Any other TC vendors that are reasonably priced with EEs and Bananas?

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well i was banned from Florida hill the first time for confronting him online. im still banned.. now i see what could be the root cause for his behavior. i felt a little sorry for the guy that's all...call it pity.

yeah there are lots of people on this site to order from.. sunfish was selling big corms..i got several plants from him that are alive and we are approx 2,300 miles apart... Ive received dead plants shipped to me from sellers as close as 300 miles away.

there are people selling starter plants i think you guys have named them all.. i just saw jimmmy online recently. ive never ordered from him but i see people praising him. dont know if he will be selling plants this year. but you can ask.
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well i was banned from Florida hill the first time for confronting him online. im still banned.. now i see what could be the root cause for his behavior. i felt a little sorry for the guy that's all...call it pity.

yeah there are lots of people on this site to order from.. sunfish was selling big corms..i got several plants from him that are alive and we are approx 2,300 miles apart... Ive received dead plants shipped to me from sellers as close as 300 miles away.

there are people selling starter plants i think you guys have named them all.. i just saw jimmmy online recently. ive never ordered from him but i see people praising him. dont know if he will be selling plants this year. but you can ask.
I can't believe this!!! I was banned from ever buying from Fla Hills because of my post. My orig. post was a kudos to Fla hill. I later read all the negative posts. I posted again stating that my post can be removed and I wasn't aware of these problems. I purchased plants from ebay. She wrote and informed me I am banned from buying from her. At first I felt really bad,because I was pleased w/plants. Then I realized this person was real trouble. I wouldn't want to deal with her again!!! Her loss!!! I'll spend my money elsewhere.
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I can't believe this!!! I was banned from ever buying from Fla Hills because of my post. My orig. post was a kudos to Fla hill. I later read all the negative posts. I posted again stating that my post can be removed and I wasn't aware of these problems. I purchased plants from ebay. She wrote and informed me I am banned from buying from her. At first I felt really bad,because I was pleased w/plants. Then I realized this person was real trouble. I wouldn't want to deal with her again!!! Her loss!!! I'll spend my money elsewhere.
i was banned way before this post was ever made.. in a way still feel sorry for the guy.

this guy reminds me of a welder from around my area. . he is very eccentric. i have heard someone say something about his behavior but i really needed something welded on a piece of equipment.

after he looked at the job i saw his whole mood change and it looked like he was angry at something.. he stormed away and his assistant followed. i asked his assistant if he was busy with something (shop looked empty). he said no hes taking off.. i asked if he meant to lunch. the assistant said no he's just leaving. i got pissed because i waited 30 minutes for this guy to even look at the job.now he's just taking off?? i saw him get into his truck with a confused look on his face(mood change again). i walked over to him and told him that i was taking my business elsewhere and i told him how unprofessional he was.

he didnt even respond.. he put his truck into gear and floored it into the main street. i thought he was gonna turn the thing over.. all you could smell was burnt rubber. it was like something from a movie.

his wife who was managing the office stepped outside. i guess she probably heard the tires being peeled from inside her office?? she asked if he was acting up again?

she may have called it acting up but i call it having a psychotic episode. i didn't know this guy has serious issues like this. i would have just left. he could have ran into a family and or killed a pedestrian during this incident. i would have felt partly to blame if it did happen.

for the most part the guy was fully capable of performing he was in business several years but he had issues that got in the way sometimes. certain things set him off.
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Ron -------- Whackos are everywhere! My folks used to say "there's one on every block".

Down here in south Florida the proportion is a bit higher.

Read anything by Hiassen for the details. Especially "Double Whammy".

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I did get these from Florida Hills they look very nice dwarf red and truly tiny
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Don't know what has happened to floridahillnursery, but it is not good. I purchased 4 bananas and 5 blueberries late November and the bananas were tiny, maybe 4-6 inches and very sad looking upon arrival. It was cold that week (even here in sunny Los Angeles) and 3 of the 4 plants did not survive the trip. I have sent 10 emails to floridahill nursery with no response. Numerous phone calls again with no response. I guess internet only means just that.

Here's the funny part. The day after my bananas arrived in the mail, my local Garden Center (Armstrong) started a tropical plant sale at 70% off. I ended up with 4 different banana plants in 7 gallon containers (3-5 feet tall) all priced in the $8-10 range. Needless to say, they are all doing great.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:51 AM   #92 (permalink)
 
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The beginning of this thread is hilarious. I'm glad its back from the dead to let everyone know that they are frauds. Don't order from them!!!
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I bought 2 basjoo bananas and i believe 6 elephant ears from florida hill. The plants were small but i knew they would be as it was listed in teh info, but for the price i paid i was fine with it.. All my plants made it through the short time i had them in the summer except one but that was my fault. I've kept them in my cheap made greenhouse and so far they are all still green. I will order from them again cause i dont mind getting a smaller plant as longs the cost reflects it.. I'm new to the US and am starting all over again so the cheaper the better, even if it takes the plant some time to catch up..
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Your self-promoting tactics are a bit disingenuous, but you do sell a great product at a great price. Thanks a bunch !!!
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I purchased a TC namwah from Florida Hill. The shipping was a little slow but the plant arrived as described. I've had the plant for 3 months now. It grows slower than my other non-tissue culture bananas, but all in all it is doing fine.
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If you take 'nanner photos, check their site once in a while to make sure your picture hasn't been 'snagged' by their webmaster (who may actually be the owner - I'm not sure).

The main problem with Florida-Hell is not the plants, they seem typical of tissue culture plants; it was the decpetive self promotion of the owner pretending to be a customer, and then the nasty abusive response once the deception was discovered. Had the guy just come out and presented his site and products truthfully, there would have been no problem. You have to wonder why he felt the need to fool people to try to generate business. If the product is good, if the service is also good, you will get customers. No need to play games.

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I"m certain they shipped a plumeria to me and it looked like crap. I don't think they watered it a week before it was sent to save on shipping.
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Wow I will not buy from them then,was looking for the spring to get a Veinte Cohol.
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I know this is about Florida hill but I was wondering about wellspring gardens. never ordered from them but they have a few things I want. anyone have any good/bad experences with them? Florida hill does have some things I want but I'll try every other source before I go that route.
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