Yes, I have ordered several very large tools from them and found it to be a good experience. They offer good tools at a good price and shipped very fast. I will be a return customer in the future. I don't know about the trees though..... looks to me to be on the very expensive side for what ya get.
wow - I remember that website - I visited a while ago and thought their prices were outrageous for the most part.
give oregonbonsai a try they seem to have quite a few maples on their website.
Also give weetree farm a try at www.weetree.com, and look at their bare root material, especially the monster japanese maple section - I'm a local so it's fairly inexpensive if you can pick them up. Shipping might be a problem. The only thing is that they stopped selling these for the rest of the year.
As I stated in another thread I purchased supplies from them years ago and all went well. I contacted them in the early spring of this year via email about a particular tree. I wanted more photos from different sides and of a higher quality then what they have on their web site. I never heard back from them. The email could have wound up caught as spam or perhaps they ignored it or simply forgot about it. I simply moved on.
If I were to deal with them in the future I would insist on more photos of a higher quality before contemplating a purchase. That should be the norm when buying over the net, unless you implicitly trust the seller.
Incidentally they have a new person helping around the nursery, Patrick J. deSilva. Seems to know his stuff, he has a web site that has some nice photos of some of his stuff here. I think he is doing workshops and demos and working on stock to sell. May be a great move for them.
Looked at the web site for Patrick, interesting. He definitely has the credentials. The black pine graft was nice. What was up with the Juniper? With all due respect, I'm not sure that should have been the choice for the feature picture.
Edit: Sorry, that might of been construed as a thread jack, my apologize. I known Colin Lewis bought some junipers from them and was quite pleased. David Prescott did a styling of one of Hollow Creeks Junipers at the 2005 or 06 Mid-Atlantic Convention.
I am a very satisfied customer with this company. I recently purchased a pot and when I got it the pot was broken. I called Hollow Creek and told them about it and they promptly sent a refund check and I got another pot in good condition. I have bought different things from them before and will again.
That was a year ago Jason , I can see the your point now. I still don't like " busy " trees. I have trouble actually LOOKING at them. Maybe it's my dyslexia. Some of Kimuras stuff drives me nuts also. Probably why I like Cal junies so much.
I've never done business with Hollow Creek, but most of what I've heard about them has been positive.
The negative that I've heard/read has to do with keeping their on-line pics up-to-date, and being willing to provide up-to-the-day pics, from multiple angles, of a specific tree when asked. This isn't the only forum on which I've read of that sort of problem with Hollow Creek.
That, and their prices are a bit rich for my blood.
Otherwise, as I said, all I've heard/read about them has been good.
Every purchase I've made with them has been a very good one. They ship ASAP, and everything I've ordered has arrived in great shape. I'm a very happy customer of theirs, Thanks Fred.
(and no, I wasn't paid to say this. Everything I've ordered I'm very happy with.)