Josh-O in Carlsbad

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I'm from Nebraska and found Josh via Craigslist and have made two visits to him to pick up palms. Always great choices, many more exotic species here than typically seen so it's easy to impulse buy! I always leave with more knowledge about palms and putting many more on my mental list to have in the future. Since I drive here from Nebraska I'm limited by what I can haul back in my truck...

Thanks Josh! you know I'll take great care of them.

Scott/Omaha

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Whoa!

THAT is a serious PRA!

Show us what you got?

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I have purchased many palms from Josh and his knowledge, professionalism and customer service are first class. He has been very kind and his prices are very reasonable.

 

Thanks Josh!!!

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Whoa, Thanks Guys :)  I just saw this thread for the first time today and I really appreciate you kind feed back.  

Thanks a bunch,

Josh

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First of all his selection is top notch for an up and coming palm grower and I am excited to see what his new nursery has in store for us palm nuts. He is very passionate about growing  and distributing palms. With so many awesome palm nurseries in southern California, it's nice to have another nursery to look forward to. We are blessed to have so many great growers in our region that have the desire to keep the passion for palms alive. :greenthumb:

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I had the pleasure of meeting Josh the other day - super nice guy.  Although I wasn't able to visit the nursery, I could tell that he runs it like a Swiss watch.

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Thanks again guys for the awesome feed back.:) My little hobby brings me great joy..

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It's a great feeling isn't it?:)

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Thanks Jeff, it sure is :) 

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Josh was a good man. He'll be missed.  Oh wait this isn't the memorial section? I'm kidding I'm kidding. Josh has rad palms, he's a standup guy, super trustworthy, knowledgeable, he's never gonna dick you around, prices are really good, I highly recommend you buying some palms from him. 

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Top-notch dude.  Josh worked with me to get a plant I HAD to have up to Norcal...through some serious trials and tribulations!  Highly recommended.

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Thanks again guys for the awesome feed back!!! I'm glad you like all the plants you have bought:greenthumb::)

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Whoa!

 

THAT is a serious PRA!

 

Show us what you got?

Dave, Scott has been here twice now from Omaha Ne.

He is a very intent collector with a great eye for the cool stuff..

Not to mention a super cool person who loves palms...

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I bought from Josh before he was on palm talk and he was and is a total jerk.... Just kidding. Super nice guy with really nice plants. I got quite a few odd ball palms from him that I thought wouldn't grow for me but they all have. Healthy plants and good prices. I would recommend him and would buy from him again. Wednesday sounds good. 

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A guy with the biggest palm bug you'll ever meet... :lol:     But seriously, Josh's been very knowledgeable and helpful in the two times I've bought plants from him. All palms have been in exceptional condition and very, very healthy, including this crazy thing. He certainly puts the mojo into them.

I would get lots more but he lives just too darn far away....  :mrlooney:  

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I think what attracted me to Josh was his big Dypsis, Oh wait I can't post that.  Seriously I have been to both his Carlsbad house and his Vista growing grounds and not only are they great places to look at palms, but has great selection of quality plants available for purchase. Josh will spend time discussing each species and his experience with them as well as advise on how to best maintain them. He is also quite happy to give you a tour of his grounds and his "up and coming thread" will soon be legendary.  I have always been quite happy with the material I have bought from him, definitely one of my favorite  stops!

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Steve, Ando and Carl... Thanks you guy sooooooooooooooooooo very much for the awesome feedback! I must be doing something right. 

I'll see you guys soon...

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Absolutely thrilled with the service Josh provides... it is so nice to have curated, cared for, and professionally cleaned seeds delivered within the week (I am lucky to live in the same state!). 

I bought before I knew this thread existed so I am happy to add to the chorus of support for Josh.

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On 11/25/2015, 10:26:27, knell said:

Absolutely thrilled with the service Josh provides... it is so nice to have curated, cared for, and professionally cleaned seeds delivered within the week (I am lucky to live in the same state!). 

I bought before I knew this thread existed so I am happy to add to the chorus of support for Josh.

Thanks for the kind words Mike :) 

It was a pleasure to do business with you.

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As far as shipping palms, F-. I was going to buy a Parajubaea from Junglemusic. Josh posted that he had some, so I asked what the price was & agreed to the price & sent payment. After he had "whoever" ship the palm, he called me & wanted more money because he said the shipping was so high. ??? 5 gal. palm shows up in a box the size of a small washing machine... All the soil was out of the container & roots were bone dry. Whoever he had ship it, poked a hole through the box pushed thread through, wrapped it around the trunk & back out of another hole in the box. Then threw some plastic wrap in the box. Put a garbage bag around the container... Nothing to secure the tree so it flopped around for a week in the box from CA to SC... Needless to say it is now in the compost pile. Might as well have burned my money.

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11 hours ago, Laaz said:

As far as shipping palms, F-. I was going to buy a Parajubaea from Junglemusic. Josh posted that he had some, so I asked what the price was & agreed to the price & sent payment. After he had "whoever" ship the palm, he called me & wanted more money because he said the shipping was so high. ??? 5 gal. palm shows up in a box the size of a small washing machine... All the soil was out of the container & roots were bone dry. Whoever he had ship it, poked a hole through the box pushed thread through, wrapped it around the trunk & back out of another hole in the box. Then threw some plastic wrap in the box. Put a garbage bag around the container... Nothing to secure the tree so it flopped around for a week in the box from CA to SC... Needless to say it is now in the compost pile. Might as well have burned my money.

Todd,

I'm not sure what went wrong with the shipping of the palm? When it left my location it was in perfect shape and professionally wrapped, packed and shipped via UPS. Ag or UPS  had to of opened the box and took out the palm and then tried to put it back together.  I know somebody did because it was secure. I stand by my products, service, quality and commitment to excellence!! If you would like a full refund I will be more than happy to.

Send me a PM to further the process if you would like your money back?

sincerely,

Josh

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I'm in no way questioning the experience of others, but Josh shipped me a 5g Coco Queen about a year ago that could have withstood an RPG attack.  Metal stakes in the box to prevent any damage if inverted, and bulletproof packing.  I was pleased to say the least, especially as these hybrids are tough to find in smaller sizes.  Anyway, I suspect any issues were an aberration caused by some sort of interdiction and can hopefully be resolved amicably.  Just thought I'd share my experience with Josh's shipping.

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2 hours ago, Ben in Norcal said:

I'm in no way questioning the experience of others, but Josh shipped me a 5g Coco Queen about a year ago that could have withstood an RPG attack.  Metal stakes in the box to prevent any damage if inverted, and bulletproof packing.  I was pleased to say the least, especially as these hybrids are tough to find in smaller sizes.  Anyway, I suspect any issues were an aberration caused by some sort of interdiction and can hopefully be resolved amicably.  Just thought I'd share my experience with Josh's shipping.

Thanks Ben, I really appreciate your VERY kind remarks. I always try to do my best :) 

BTY do you have any updated pic's of the coconut queen I shipped you?

Cheers!

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It is possible UPS may have opened the box, But to poke two holes in the side of the box and run twine in, wrap it around the trunk & back out to try secure it inn a box 6 times the size of the plant?

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First Visit to see Josh today after trying for sometime to get up to nursery and garden.  Amazing experience and awesome Palms! I'm moderate palm experience and knowledge and learned a lot! After going through a list of palms I had in mind, and seeing them first hand I was able to settle on 4 palms I wanted.  Josh was very helpful selecting the best ones and found some others that I need to go back and get ! Awesome tour of whole property it's coming along great.  Everyone must go check out, learn a bunch and buy some palms.  If you can't find it at Josh's Place, good luck. 5 stars. Will be back thanks Josh 

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8 hours ago, Briank said:

First Visit to see Josh today after trying for sometime to get up to nursery and garden.  Amazing experience and awesome Palms! I'm moderate palm experience and knowledge and learned a lot! After going through a list of palms I had in mind, and seeing them first hand I was able to settle on 4 palms I wanted.  Josh was very helpful selecting the best ones and found some others that I need to go back and get ! Awesome tour of whole property it's coming along great.  Everyone must go check out, learn a bunch and buy some palms.  If you can't find it at Josh's Place, good luck. 5 stars. Will be back thanks Josh 

Thanks Brian for coming out yesterday :) It's always fun to do PRA's with fellow palm talkers. You got some great stuff for your collection. I'll post a few photos of you on the vista garden thread tonight.

cheers,

Josh

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Just like to say thanks to Josh for straightening this out.

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Bought some seeds from josh and they all look good, He kindly supplied me with pictures of the beautiful parents

Very good communicator you dont get this personal level of service with most seed sellers

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6 hours ago, Jamesasb said:

Bought some seeds from josh and they all look good, He kindly supplied me with pictures of the beautiful parents

Very good communicator you dont get this personal level of service with most seed sellers

Thanks James! It was my pleasure working with you. Keep us updated on you germination project with all the cool seeds I sent over your way. 

happy germinating :)

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I ordered some Jubaea seeds from Josh recently. Communication was good and friendly and the seeds arrived today in Amsterdam in good shape. Josh even sent some photo's of the motherplants which added to the magic of germinating palmseeds. Great business! Thanks!

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54 minutes ago, Kai said:

I ordered some Jubaea seeds from Josh recently. Communication was good and friendly and the seeds arrived today in Amsterdam in good shape. Josh even sent some photo's of the motherplants which added to the magic of germinating palmseeds. Great business! Thanks!

Thanks for the kind feed back. The seed I sent you is super fresh and I have very good germination rates when I do germinate them myself. The mother trees are just stunning to look at in person and have very good genetics. Thanks again for the business :)

happy germinating! 

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Laaz, of all the plants I have ever had shipped, only one plant seller did a fantastic job.  She poked two holes on each side of the box & then under the bottom, and then ran twine over the sides of the pot, and then was pulled back thru bottom ofbox.  This held the pot down in the box, so that it didn't slide around.  It was packed with newspaper onto the soil, and then taped, around, top to bottom, and several times to hold the soil in case it does get tipped over.  Last, several stakes in the pot (preferably to top of box) that are taller than plant to protect the top of plant.  Cecile

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I ship plants all the time & have never had a issue. All the shipping places have the tall boxes that fit just about any size pot snug. I put newspaper on top of the soil & then duct tape over the top of the pot to make sure the soil can't come out. The push a bamboo stick down through to the bottom of the pot. Wrap the pot with a garbage bag & tape it. Slide it into the box & cut the bamboo even with the top of the box... Secure & never a issue unles it run over by a truck....

 

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thanks also for the may kind e-mails and text messages I have received this last few days I have received:)

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Just wanted to say thanks to Josh!

I have stopped by his Vista garden a couple of times now and picked up some great palms.  Fantastic tour of the garden.  Always super helpful in discussing the best palms for my area. 

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5 hours ago, jmelan said:

Just wanted to say thanks to Josh!

I have stopped by his Vista garden a couple of times now and picked up some great palms.  Fantastic tour of the garden.  Always super helpful in discussing the best palms for my area. 

Thanks for the kind words Jeff. It's always fun to see you and thanks for stopping by and picking up a bunch of stuff.

I see your comments to my thread is your very first post. That's super cool!!  :) 

Thanks again and I hope to see you soon.

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Hi Josh,

I received the Chamaedorea tepejilote and racicalis seeds this morning.

Thank you very much.

Nicolas.

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Great PRA with Josh and Nachocarl today in Vista.  Josh was super giving of his time, spending 3-4 hours showing us around his specimen garden and hooking us up with some super plants.  Totally awesome experience!

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14 hours ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Great PRA with Josh and Nachocarl today in Vista.  Josh was super giving of his time, spending 3-4 hours showing us around his specimen garden and hooking us up with some super plants.  Totally awesome experience!

Awesome time indeed and finally nice to meet you. I'm still tripping on how many big palms we put in your little car. I think you have done this before.  :) 

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Dude, that oleracea was flicking my ear for 500 miles today! ;)

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