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#1 quaman58

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:58 AM

I found Steve's site through an ad on the Daves Garden website. We exchanged e-mails regarding some plants that I never see for sale here on the west coast. (Acanthophoenix rubra, Gastrococos crispa). Steve ships small stuff up to one gallon. He told me he'd get me an invoice amount, & asked if I could then send him a check, at which time he'd ship the plants. I then get a call from him the following day saying "I didn't want the plants to get tangled up with the holiday mail, so I sent them out yesterday. So send me a check when you get them". A very trusting guy, I'm thinking. But trusting people tend to be trustworthy ones. The plants came in great shape the next day, I highly reccommend Steve!
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:41 AM

I found Steve's site through an ad on the Daves Garden website. We exchanged e-mails regarding some plants that I never see for sale here on the west coast. (Acanthophoenix rubra, Gastrococos crispa). Steve ships small stuff up to one gallon. He told me he'd get me an invoice amount, & asked if I could then send him a check, at which time he'd ship the plants. I then get a call from him the following day saying "I didn't want the plants to get tangled up with the holiday mail, so I sent them out yesterday. So send me a check when you get them". A very trusting guy, I'm thinking. But trusting people tend to be trustworthy ones. The plants came in great shape the next day, I highly reccommend Steve!



I have visited Steve's place once a year from Maryland for the past four or five years. He is indeed honest, trustworthy and incredibly knowledgable about ALL things palms. I always look forward to visiting and dealing with him.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:02 AM

Much obliged for the info-- I had planned to go down to Miami saturdy and visit Fairchild --- I was wonting to stop by his place

Much obliged for the info.

Best regards

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Steve's place is well worth a visit and a great place to find some rare palms.
I have been to many places and think Steve really has a nice nursery.
He is helpfull and knows all about palms.
If you are in the area you should stop by.
Peter
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#5 Frank in Florida

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:05 PM

Excellent service, Steve was very patient with all my painsaking questions, highly recommend.
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#6 HorsesnPalms

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:01 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Steve and his wife, Michelle at the Garden show in Naples this past weekend. We had been chatting via email before this time regarding specific palms. When I arrive he was very cordial, walked me around all the palms he had explaining which ones would do best in my area. It was then that we realized Steve didn't take credit cards and I don't carry checks!  We told him we could wait till the next show and pick up the palms I wanted. He said to pick out what you wanted and mail me a check. I about fell over. The original poster is right, trusting people are always trustworthy.  I picked out a few palms and put the check in the mail the very next morning. He is awesome! His palms are gorgeous and well cared for. I cannot wait until December to go to his sale. Contact Steve to get on his mailing list so you don't miss out on anyplace he is going to be. His site is, http://rarepalm.com

 

Note: He tells me he has a lot of rare palms that are not listed, so just ask if you're looking for something in particular.


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#7 Mandrew968

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:21 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Steve and his wife, Michelle at the Garden show in Naples this past weekend. We had been chatting via email before this time regarding specific palms. When I arrive he was very cordial, walked me around all the palms he had explaining which ones would do best in my area. It was then that we realized Steve didn't take credit cards and I don't carry checks!  We told him we could wait till the next show and pick up the palms I wanted. He said to pick out what you wanted and mail me a check. I about fell over. The original poster is right, trusting people are always trustworthy.  I picked out a few palms and put the check in the mail the very next morning. He is awesome! His palms are gorgeous and well cared for. I cannot wait until December to go to his sale. Contact Steve to get on his mailing list so you don't miss out on anyplace he is going to be. His site is, http://rarepalm.com

 

Note: He tells me he has a lot of rare palms that are not listed, so just ask if you're looking for something in particular.

 

I don't know who you met but his wife goes by, 'Cat'--short for Catherine. Steve is a good friend and I know of no one named Michelle that is affiliated with him...


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#8 HorsesnPalms

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Steve and his wife, Michelle at the Garden show in Naples this past weekend. We had been chatting via email before this time regarding specific palms. When I arrive he was very cordial, walked me around all the palms he had explaining which ones would do best in my area. It was then that we realized Steve didn't take credit cards and I don't carry checks!  We told him we could wait till the next show and pick up the palms I wanted. He said to pick out what you wanted and mail me a check. I about fell over. The original poster is right, trusting people are always trustworthy.  I picked out a few palms and put the check in the mail the very next morning. He is awesome! His palms are gorgeous and well cared for. I cannot wait until December to go to his sale. Contact Steve to get on his mailing list so you don't miss out on anyplace he is going to be. His site is, http://rarepalm.com

 

Note: He tells me he has a lot of rare palms that are not listed, so just ask if you're looking for something in particular.

 

I don't know who you met but his wife goes by, 'Cat'--short for Catherine. Steve is a good friend and I know of no one named Michelle that is affiliated with him...

 

 

:oOOPS I just read what I wrote! Please forgive me, I don't  have a clue who Michelle is LOL!   It was Catherine, not Michelle.  :wacko: DUH!


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#9 sur4z

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

I've bought a number of palms from Steve and I think he and his product is great...just wish his place was a little closer to me


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#10 Frank in Florida

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

Steve is a great guy, superb plants, reasonable prices, highly recommend.


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