Thursday, April 16th, 2009...6:45 am

Lori Rubel’s Georgia Vines

TheGardenLady likes to write about nurseries or gardens that sell interesting plants; and if these places can save readers money in this economy, that is an added bonus. One such gardening resource is Georgia Vines What is unique about Georgia Vines is that their emphasis is on selling vines- and many of these vines are very unusual.

The owner of Georgia Vines is Lori Rubel who says that her passion is vines. She said that because she only had an ” urban backyard to work with, I decided many years ago to collect vines because I could grow them vertically and save room.” When Lori moved to Georgia from her home in upstate NY, she discovered “Passiflora- which is something that I could have never grown in upstate NY.” The more vines she got, the more she found were available. ” Lori says that she now has a large collection of about 140 different types of vines. Lori, who loves beauty, became interested in rare and unusual vines as well as other unusual plants. On her website she says “This is my garden of vines, angel trumpets, butterfly plants, and just about everything beautiful and unusual that I am able to find and plant.”

Because all gardeners love to share their passion with others, a couple of years ago Lori was encouraged by her grown sons to set up a website and share the vines and her passion and knowledge of vines with others.

And what makes Lori’s Georgia Vines a place to save money is that she sells many of the vines and plants as seeds but does NOT charge for postage anywhere in the US. (She does have a small international postage fee.) And many of the potted plants have no postage charge.

If you fall in love with any of the rare plants on the Georgia Vines site and want to order them, be sure that the plants will grow in your area (see here).

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  • Lori,
    I think I would like to get some vines for Scott’s yard in Austin Texas. I don” t know what I want.
    Please give me a telephone number where I can reach you to discuss it.

    Thank you
    585-248-2504 (Home)
    585-742-1790 (Work)

  • Lori I ordered and paid for seeds on the 1st of Oct and have not seen them. I have called your weird cell phone that’s going to “tell” mother,,,,maybe 4 times now….but nope…mother never called or emailed…just took my money….forget the free shipping….Lori this is really wrong.. Go check the cell phone you use for custom service you will find my phone number there! Call me back and tell me you ARE shipping the seeds I ordered and paid for!!!!now 30 days ago! Or next week…I will cry on youtube.

  • Lori, I am publishing dissapointing seedling pictures of lilium’starburst’, on All things plants, purchased in late 2010[as seeds].,.The next lot of 5 seeds I ordered, were seized by quarentine, as you sent them to the ‘paypal’ purchasers address.[thats no good!!, in Australia] as I am a registered seed importer.I didnt give feedback[why would I] ,..,as It is is impossible to contact you through normal email sources,this is my only source of contact

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