Posted on June 18, 2014, updated June 26, 2014
Ordered 25 pink futurity canna plants from touch of nature last fall. They arrived in the spring & I planted them. The ones that came up had green leaves but I felt I would wait & see when they bloomed. They are now blooming & its green leaves & red blooms not the burgundy leaves & pink blooms of pink furturity. Would rather they had told me they didn't have the rt. plant so that I could have chosen something else that would have fit into my garden instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.Also out of 25 bulbs about 8 of them came up. The rest failed to grow. Thats less than 50 % . Since there are other cannas doing fine in the same soil & growing conditions you can't say its the growing conditions.On June 26th, 2014, theresay1960 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I was told since they are now growing & blooming, that the correct plants would be shipped with their tops cut off. The roots that have arrived have a questionable green leafy color to what leaves they do have. He has tried to make it right & paid the postage twice. One has to give them an A for effort.
irmaly boone, NC (Zone 5b) (11 reviews) January 23, 2014
I discovered Touch of Nature through Dave's garden and ordered for the first time from them last year through one of Bert's special bulb sales. I buy a lot of bulbs online, and I was blown away by how beautiful and large the ones were I received from Bert. Every single one of those bulbs came up beautifully and bloomed beautifully (except for a couple that the rabbits got ahold of early on). I just placed another order with Bert from one of his special winter lily sales, and it reminded me to come back here and write a VERY POSITIVE, A PLUS review for him.
I just bought a bunch of amaryllis from this place. As I told Bert,
A wonderful selection of bulbs--excellent.
Fabulous sales on top quality bulbs--excellent.
Having my Christmas shopping finished--PRICELESS!!!!!
The lily bulbs I bought last spring were very nice indeed as well, very large bulbs, all true to variety, and wonderful prices at the spring co-op. I highly recommend this place, great customer service, too.
cicada Brownsville, KY (Zone 6a) (22 reviews) November 23, 2012
It was a pleasure ordering from Bert. Amaryllis bulbs were shipped promptly and packed very well. They were huge healthy bulbs. Great customer service with emails answered promptly.
I've ordered from Bert a couple times now.. both orders were labeled & packaged well. Wonderful prices and terrific looking bulbs! Bert was a pleasure to do business with... answering all of my questions in a timely manner! I could not be a happier customer!
pirl (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) (33 reviews) April 8, 2012
Received my order of lily bulbs and can't wait to see them in bloom. All were very well packaged and shipment was exactly on time. Great buy!
weedsfree Magna, UT (Zone 7a) (6 reviews) April 2, 2012
I ordered some bulbs from this company and the first thing I was pleased about was the prices. Then when I got my order last week, I was impressed by the clean packaging, which didn't yield soil floating around in the box, the large size of the bulbs and I was also impressed they were very healthy looking. Not a single brown spot on them. The look and felt like they had been dug up in the previous 2 weeks before they got to me. Delivery came in a timely manner for when I could plant bulbs in the spring time.
linette2001 Gainesville, FL (Zone 8b) (22 reviews) March 30, 2012
Bought some bulbs through a co-op. They are healthy and good-sized for very reasonable prices. Would definitely order from again.
Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) (55 reviews) March 28, 2012
I placed two separate orders for Lycoris squamigera bulbs from this company. Communication was excellent, shipping was fast and the bulbs themselves were large and healthy. Lycoris are very fussy about transplanting and settling in, but in 2-3 years I expect to have a wonderful late summer floral display thanks to Touch of Nature. I would not hesitate to order from this company again.
Posted on December 18, 2010, updated May 26, 2011
I decided to give forcing vases and some sort of bulb that can be grown in them as (insert winter holiday here) gifts this year. Plus, I've always wanted a forcing vase for myself, so I ordered one extra for me. Ordered from Touch of Nature since they were the only company I could find with good forcing vases that didn't cost an arm and a leg. I ordered 12, and ended up paying $36 for the vases. $4 is a pretty good deal for a good forcing vase.
Because I ordered late, they were out of hyacinths for forcing but did have paperwhites, so I ordered the smallest growing paperwhite variety available. I was very pleased when my order arrived--the vases arrived in great condition and are very high quality, the bulbs are just the perfect size to fit into them, plus they sent me an extra two bulbs! So now I have five left over from putting together the gifts instead of three! I've got one in the vase I kept, will probably pot up the other four.
All in all, my experience with this company was very good. I will definitley consider ordering from them again if I want more bulbs in the future.On May 26th, 2011, kwhitney added the following:
I ordered again this spring. The Bletilla striata (Chinese ground orchid) starts are very high quality and are taking right off. I put them in a large pot so that they can be moved to the garage for the winter, being as that I am one hardiness zone too cool for them. They were much healthier upon arrival than the ones I ordered from a big-name company a few years back, and they cost half as much! I'd much rather pay $25 plus shipping for five healthy rhizomes that are already thriving than pay the same amount for two or three pathetic rhizomes from a big name company. Love how this less-known bulb company does their business! I doubt I'll order from the big-name companies ever again!
And I had a pleasant surprise in this order too: the folks at Touch of Nature, once again, sent more than I ordered. I love how they do that! It sure keeps me happy (and loyal!) as a customer of theirs. Now I just have to figure out which of my friends should recieve the extra rhizome, because the pot I bought was only big enough for what I ordered!
deejay9 (susie) Hastings, MI (Zone 5a) (4 reviews) April 8, 2011
recieved my bulbs today & they were all Just Beautiful
I Have ordered bulbs from other comps None compared to the one I recieved from BLEEK .
packaged & Labled in A+++ Condiction .
great communacation , Price's are within my Budgit:)
Will be sure to be back for more .
ridesredmule Barnesville (Charleen), GA (Zone 8b) (2 reviews) November 16, 2010
I received my bulbs last week, they came very nicely packed in individual bags, They are nice healthy bulbs and I'm sure they will put on a beautiful show. Very nice people at Touch Of Nature. Nothing bad about these folks. Thank you.
I've ordered from Touch of Nature and its sister company, eFlowerGardens several times. Whether I'm ordering at pre-season or post-season clearance prices or during "regular" season, I've received big, healthy bulbs and plant divisions.
The crocosmia bulbs I just received (end of season clearance) were starting to sprout, so I know they're "good," and they were easily half again the size of those I'd received earlier from another excellent company (at a similar price).
Thanks to Bert (our own "Bleek") and Ingrid for outstanding service! Remember, you can always get in touch with them for quantity pricing, they like to come up with special "specials" for you even if they don't have an advertised deal.
Bad_Seed Loma Linda, CA (3 reviews) January 20, 2010
Posted on December 3, 2009, updated January 19, 2010
I was pleased to find the alliums I wanted at Touch of Nature at an outstanding price. Bert helped me with my order, and treated me as if I was their most treasured customer, despite that my order was a very small one. My order was shipped the very next morning by priority mail with tracking. I was so impressed with the selection and customer service that I emailed a number of my gardening friends and acquaintances to tell them about this company. If the bulbs and blooms are as beautiful as other reviewers have stated, Touch of Nature is going to be a favorite with many repeat orders.On January 20th, 2010, Bad_Seed added the following:
My bulbs arrived very quickly, were well-packaged, and the quality was excellent. I've placed several additional orders through friends who were also purchasing bulbs from 'Touch of Nature', and the same outstanding service and high-quality bulbs were received with each purchase. I'll report again next spring, when the bulbs are expected to bloom.
bbrookrd Nantucket, MA (Zone 7a) (36 reviews) November 8, 2009
I received a rush order from Touch of Nature on Nov. 3rd as promised. It was a perfect transaction. I had decided at the last minute that I wanted to plant a nice selection of Narcissus and minor bulbs in my brother in law's Boston yard as a gift. I emailed Touch of Nature and said that the bulbs needed to be dropped shipped to arrive in less than a week, so that my husband and I could get the 500 or so bulbs planted as we passed through Boston on Weds morning. There was no need to worry, as Bert and Ingrid are the best at shipping and doing what they say they can. They are awesome bulb people. I can't wait to see my BIL and his wife's smiles next spring when they look out upon their once naked spring beds and see the glory of the Touch of Nature's fine selection. Thanks again. Patti
sam911 Midland City, AL (1 review) October 26, 2009
Easy ordering, quick delivery and professional at all levels.
KanapahaLEW Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) (15 reviews) April 2, 2009
Beautiful, loving and caring packing of very nice-looking cannas.
zone10 San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) (4 reviews) February 12, 2009
This is the first time I ordered from Touch of Nature and the experience was great. I had a few questions and they responded right away. My order of 5 crinum and 3 amaryllis bulbs arrived on time and were very large and healthy. I would definitely order from this company again.
I got three 200 bulb bags from their recent end of season sale at a very good price. Quality is excellent, shipping was fast and communication good. Recommended.
big1rich Davidsonville, MD (1 review) December 1, 2008
Great price, shipped promptly, well-packaged.
rrakosnik Lake Villa, IL (1 review) November 11, 2008
The daylily stock was fabulous when it arrived. We had an issue trying to support a fundraiser but Ingrid went above and beyond to resolve the questions, make sure the order was filled promptly and followed up to check on the satisfaction. Touch of Nature will stay at the top of our list based on this experience.
LisaN Indianapolis, IN (1 review) November 11, 2008
This is my first order and was impressed with the communication from the company. Received confirmation of order and shipment/tracking information. Order arrived as scheduled and as promised. Bulbs looked good. They are in the ground and can't wait to see the results this spring. Thanks for a great experience!
davis1676 Disputanta, VA (Zone 7a) (20 reviews) October 31, 2008
Just received my 2nd order & I got a peony collection for a very low price. These peonies look as good or better than one I bought from Whites. There was no difference in quality, only the price. I received 5 peonies from Touch of Nature for the price I paid for 1, from the other guy. Customer service is tops. You need to place an order from these guys! Awesome deals & quality bulbs.On June 29th, 2009, davis1676 added the following:
I recently made a purchase from this company on some discounted bulbs. Their bulbs were very large & of great quality. The blooms & the compliments I get on them today, are a great testament to this firms belief in selling only healthy, quality bulbs. Thanks again guys.
I was extremely pleased with this vendor! I've been relandscaping our whole property since we bought it and we've had the best luck with the plants we received from Touch of Nature. Well over 95% of the 80 hostas we bought had sprouted leaves after a week and are doing wonderfully after 3 weeks. We also purchased several hundred bulbs from them as well. They provided detailed tracking/shipping info via email & I was well pleased with their product.
Business was straight forward and to the point. I will very gladly do business with Touch of Nature again. Prices at Touch of Nature for items that I am interested in are unbeatable. I tend to buy things in quantity so, I really look at prices everywhere.
Chantell Middle of, VA (Zone 7a) (22 reviews) May 24, 2008
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Extremely pleased with this vendor!!! Prompt and thorough responses to emails - prompt and careful shipping (including emails regarding ship date and tracking #) - HUGE plump tuberose clusters. Will add to this feedback come fall when I will be able to see how they've done.On November 18th, 2008, Chantell added the following:
11-18-08 Happy to add I enjoyed MANY blooms from this order - which for the first year being planted says much!! Will not hesitate to order from again!!! GREAT job!!
I received my first order from Touch of Nature yesterday. I ordered "clearance" bulbs and fully expected to receive clearance bulbs (small, shriveled, mostly papery outer skins)......what a pleasant surprise when I opened the box.....every bulb was much larger than described and fresh. Talk about exceeding expectations. I haven't found bulbs in my local nurseries that compare to these.....can't wait to order some "regular" items since their sale items are so good!!!!!
GmaCin Sibley, MO (Zone 5b) (1 review) May 16, 2008
I had a terrible experience last year with a mail order catalog company so I was extremely hesitant to order from another company. But after I read the positive comments regarding Touch of Nature I decided to place an order with them. IT WAS A WONDERFUL experience! I received email confirmation of my order and 1 week later I received the order. My credit card was not charged until after I received my order. The daylilies are healthy and after being in the ground for just under 2 weeks are already through the ground and looking great. Thank you so much!
massnorth Topsfield, MA (Zone 6a) (6 reviews) May 3, 2008
Ordered a bushel of daylilies in March, and had to call a week or so after when I realized I hadn't received notification that they'd shipped. Obviously a mixup, but the gentleman I talked to was very apologetic, and my order shipped the same day and arrived the following day (I think they must have sent it overnight). Bareroot daylilies have been in the ground a few weeks now, and you can practically hear them growing.
mistysunny Chesterfield, VA (1 review) April 29, 2008
Received healthy bulbs/plants with exceptional service and great follow-up by Ingrid. They are very worthy to be rated in the top 30.
Based on the positive reviews at this website I chose Touch of Natures bulb fundraiser to raise money for our schools' Outdoor Learning Area. The bulbs received were very small, significantly smaller than the same bulbs they sell in their catalogue and smaller in some cases than that stated on the package. Some of the bulbs were no good. I contacted them and tried to obtain larger bulbs but they refused. I had no choice but to send back the bulbs and refund back all the checks that people had made. It was an embarrassment, a waste of time and a fundraising opportunity lost.
oldrose1 Idaho Falls, ID (4 reviews) December 10, 2007
I ordered 10 Amaryllis at $2.50 per bulb. and 10 Erlicheer daffodils. I was told when the Amaryllis were shipped and given a tracking #. Nothing on the daffodils. The amaryllis arrived in good shape and bigger than expected. The box was label box one of two. Nothing else was heard on the daffodils. So I wrote and found out they had tried to reach me (lost in cyberspace? ) and thengiven a tracking number. They had been out of the Erlicheer at the warehouse, and with the holiday (Thanksgiving) etc were just late. I was given advice on how to coax a bud from some of the Amaryliss. I then heard about their vendor specials, and wanted to order several small bulbs for $4-6 per 100, but only if my daffs came-which they did-and if the new bulbs were in the ware house. I wanted them right away. The daffodils came-again, nice plump bulbs, and I ordered the the other small bulbs. They were here very quickly-and I was able to get them in the pots I was squirreling away ere there and ever protected place I could find here in zone 4.
Wonderful healthy items delivered. This company kept in touch and kept me updated on the status of my order. I have since bought from here again and will contunue to do so. This is a business I have recommended to others!
soapwort243 South Milwaukee, WI (4 reviews) November 17, 2007
I ordered some "fall sale" bulbs (tulip-cum laude) and was really surprised at the high quality, healthy, large bulbs that I received for the sale price. (and very fast arrival after ordering) Thank you- Touch of Nature.
cattjovi Richmond Hill, GA (15 reviews) October 31, 2007