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Positive stormyla
(25 reviews)
On Oct 12, 2009, stormyla Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Colorblends is a great source for a wide variety of bulbs. I've ordered from them every fall for the past three years. There has never been a disappointment. Every variety grew and came true to name. The bulbs are all strong & healthy and perennialize very well. The prices are very good and anyone should feel confident ordering from them.

Positive mpn7jxc
(1 review)
On Oct 9, 2009, mpn7jxc Haddonfield, NJ wrote:

First of all the bulbs are very high quality. They are larger and free from disease overall. Second, the price is fantasic, you just won't get the same quality bulb anyplace else.

Lastly, you should also know they are thankful for your business unlike to many others out there.
They are open for direct communication and will help you if need be.

They are outstanding.

Positive NewTexan123
(4 reviews)
On Sep 4, 2009, NewTexan123 Southlake, TX wrote:

Only good things to say here even I haven't recieved the bulbs yet. They have wonderful customer service, all really nice and kind. The best price bulbs I can find. I ordered a bunch. Will update once I get the bulbs. Can't wait to get them in the ground and see them flowering!

Positive Kalynn
(3 reviews)
On Jul 7, 2009, Kalynn Nashville, TN wrote:

I love the service and selection of this company! I ordered 100 each of the White On mix and the French Blend Rose tulips and they were absolutely beautiful. The bulbs were large and healthy and the flowers in the spring were very large and stunning. I loved bringing in large bouquets to work - everyone loved them and couldn't believe that I grew them and did not buy them. I will most definitely order from them again for all my bulb needs!! One word of advice - purchase early because they sell out of many of the excellent varieties - I dawdled too long last year and the sold out of the daffodils I wanted.

Positive CritterResistor
(3 reviews)
On Jun 25, 2009, CritterResistor Independence, OH wrote:

I would not purchase bulbs from any other vendor than Colorblends. Their prices are low for alliums, daffodils, and crown imperials (usually very pricey bulbs). You can't beat them in any of the garden centers here. They also have a great selection of "critter resistant" bulbs which I find a big plus. I live on a main "deer highway" it seems, and anything that I can find (besides daffodils) that they won't eat is great!

I have never had a problem with customer service when I have informed them of bulbs that did not grow the following year. Replaced with no problem whatsoever. Cleveland winters can be very cold or mild from year to year, and I don't fault the company for any bulbs that may not have made it.

The bulb quality is tops, the packing bags are handy, easily marked, and I have reused them many times.

You get what you pay for and with Colorblends, you get your money's worth.

Positive sandpoms
(12 reviews)
On May 20, 2009, sandpoms Holmen, WI wrote:

I ordered a large amount of bulbs last fall from Colorblends. They have good quality bulbs and sell in large volumes....great for our large acreage. This spring I had the most beautiul tulips I have ever seen. Huge red and yellow flowers. I get lots of compliments on them. The Daffs I bought from them several years ago come back every year and are lovely.

Positive BellefonteJen
(3 reviews)
On May 9, 2009, BellefonteJen Bellefonte, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have ordered bulbs twice and haven't been disappointed. The bulbs are large and come in great combinations.

Positive kentstar
(39 reviews)
On May 6, 2009, kentstar Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Ordered Alliums and Daffodils from them last fall. The daffs are just what they described and gorgeous! The Alliums are growing now, and look like they are huge! I bet they will be impressively beautiful! I will order from them again.

Positive flora_p
(4 reviews)
On May 4, 2009, flora_p Champaign, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Wonderful bulb vendor. My "Cool Out" tulip blend has lasted a second year and still stops traffic, and their daffodils are magnificent (I was one of the lucky ones to get Gay Kybo, and it's gorgeous). The bulbs were in excellent condition and an impressive size. I came to the catalogue a skeptic (okay, the mixture names are kind of cheesy), and now I can't wait to try more. I wish I had more places to put their mixtures!

Positive ChrisNJ
(1 review)
On Apr 7, 2009, ChrisNJ Union, NJ wrote:

I ordered the Tahiti Daffodils and Grape Muscaris from Colorblends Fall last year. I am greatly satisfied with this company. I was amazed at how big and healthy looking the bulbs were when it arrived at my front garage. Great customer service, Great bulbs.... Spectacular blooms! I noticed a lot of neighbors slowing down in front of my house to get a look at the Daffodils.

Will definitely order this year and get my hands on the Gay Kybo ... it got sold out on me last year. I will also try tulips this year, will go for the smaller varieties first, Red Hunter and Humilis Violacea.

If you're still reading this review, you are wasting precious time in selecting the bulbs you're going to order. There are a lot ... a lot! of beautiful choices! :)

Positive tennick1
(1 review)
On Jan 31, 2009, tennick1 Worcester, MA wrote:

We have a very large garden, and every year we order a variety of spring bulbs and typically plant about 1000 bulbs a year. Thus, we have ordered from all of the major/reputable bulb companies. We are repeat, very satisfied customers of Colorblends, and cannot rate them highly enough. Their prices are outstanding, as is the quality of their product. Their bulb color bends are just amazing. Our gardens are anticipated by the neighborhood, due in large part to this company. We do order from other companies as well, but our order to Colorblends serves as the "backbone" order.

Positive connoisseur
(23 reviews)
On Jan 17, 2009, connoisseur Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Quality was among the highest I have experienced with bulb companies. Prices also are very good. I wish the company offered more individual varieties rather than collections, but I definitely plan to order again.

Positive crocus1
(7 reviews)
On Oct 18, 2008, crocus1 Lawrence, KS wrote:

I was a bit nervous ordering from this company as it seemed like it might be a ripoff. When I called to add something and delete something they were very pleasant about it on the phone. The bulbs are large and healthy and arrived on time. (As big as Brent and Beckys' bulbs, a company that gets such great ratings here; I had a terrible experience with B&B as far as customer service goes, and they are also much more expensive.) Having compared their prices, they really do give a quantity discount on some varieties in comparison to other companies.

Positive debrakessler
(1 review)
On May 29, 2008, debrakessler Mahopac, NY wrote:

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say Gudoshnik was spectacular! The tulips lasted a full month from mid april to mid may and the colors were breathtaking! The crocus were also beautiful especially the striped orchid ones which lasted a month from mid march to mid april, so timing was perfect.The prices are the best around. I like to plant perennial tulip bulbs and last years tulips re-bloomed this spring. BRAVO!!

Positive 1riverlane
(1 review)
On May 22, 2008, 1riverlane Hiram, OH wrote:

i have uses color blends for several years for my spring bulb source and every selection has been more spectacular than the last....the french rose blend tulips were picked by a neighbor{?} who told the people that she gave them to that they were hers....a friend begged me to give her a dozen of the big earthas to take to a high profile funeral, she wanted flowers that would stand out ...they were the only ones the family took home. my personal favorites are the aladins carpet...i live in a woodland setting on the banks of a river where they look simpley natural. the bulbs have all ways arrived well packed and in just dugg up freshness. as far as i can tell every single bulb has flowered in the spring {i have counted them} . i have chipmonks so i loose tulips to them over time, but the ones that are left are repeat bloomer even thougth they tulips are an every year thing. all of my flowers are subjected to at least one flood from the river a year and so far have showed no ill effects from this. over all i am perfectly pleased by color blends and will continue to use them . i do nothing more than digg a hole, put the pointy end up and cover with dirt...some times i remember to fertlize....some times not....they just seam to grow............

Positive annelliott
(1 review)
On May 13, 2008, annelliott Baltimore, MD wrote:

Thanks to Colorblends, my community looks forward to my plantings every year. People come from all around the to see them. They stop traffic. Colorblend's bulbs consistently out perform all others. The bulbs are a good size and the percentage of bulbs that come up and bloom are always high. BRAVO to Colorblends for a great product!!!

Positive larlienda
(35 reviews)
On May 9, 2008, larlienda Strasburg, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This was my first year with colorblends bulbs and i couldn't be happier...everything bloomed and has been just beautiful! Working on bulb order for this fall :-)

Lynda

Positive kins02
(9 reviews)
On May 9, 2008, kins02 Brooklyn, NY wrote:

Colorblends has the most fabulous bulbs! I have ordered from them for several years and have never been disappointed. This year I added Carmen Rio tulip bulbs to my annual order. I planted them in my Brooklyn, NY front garden. People walking by are constantly stopping and commenting (and taking pictures!) on the beauty and size of these and my American Dream tulips. Whenever I have the chance I tell people what a great company this is and the wonderful quality of their bulbs and their service. I am already planning my Fall 2008 purchases!

Positive lyph
(7 reviews)
On Apr 22, 2008, lyph Ithaca, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered bulbs from this company for the first time in the fall of 2007. I chose three colors of tulips to force and a bag of 100 paperwhites, because the prices were so low. I've never seen such huge healthy bulbs. I gave everyone I know paperwhites as holiday gifts, and finished forcing the last batch for Easter. These last bulbs were still totally viable, and in fact came into bloom in just two weeks! Wonderful bulbs! and a free coffee cup.

Negative lifahlsing7
(1 review)
On Oct 27, 2007, lifahlsing7 Valparaiso, IN wrote:

The bulbs are of good quality but the service was not. They charged my debit card for a canceled order (due to not shipping per schedule) and would not credit my account. I had to call them several times over a couple of weeks to get them to act on this problem. Customer service has a attitude!!! Never use a debit card with this company. A credit card is better because they will protect you from this inconsiderant company. As a small business, it was frustrating to have my money tied up by colorblends.


On Oct 27, 2007, Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA) responded with:

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On Oct 31, 2007 5:07 PM, Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA) added:

We apologize for being slow on crediting this customers account. Our records
indicate the customer placed the order on October 7th. The order
was packed on October 8th. Recorded temperatures in the Chicago area were 87 degrees F on October 9th and 10th so we stopped shipping.

After temperatures cooled on October 11th the customers card was charged before shipping. Later that same day the order was cancelled because we could not honor an October 12th delivery date.

Our records indicate on October 17th we credited
her account back. Again we are sorry about the delay on crediting the account."


Positive coppensp
(2 reviews)
On May 24, 2007, coppensp Stowe, VT (Zone 4a) wrote:

Last season I placed my first order with Colorblends. One daffodil I chose was Tete-a-Tete, a short early variety for a rock garden in front of my Vermont home. I was not prepared for the beautiful and proflic display I had this spring. Neighbors commented on the impressive flowers and asked where they could buy bulbs to use in their own flower beds. Thank you Colorblends, I look forward to doing business with you again.

Positive cathyb53
(14 reviews)
On May 20, 2007, cathyb53 Newfield, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

Fantastic bulbs! Last fall I ordered from this company's gorgeous catalog for the first time, and I am pleased to add my praises to those cited here. I'd not ordered from them before, thinking their bulb blends were a little on the expensive side and preferring to use my own creativity in coordinating flowers & colors. Then, as I dithered over the selections offered by my usual bulb company (Van Engelen bulbs), I realized that it was getting late in the season and my dithering wasn't getting me anywhere except overwhelmed.

I ordered about 750 bulbs: an early-flowering mix of little bulbs (mostly species tulips, grape hyacinths, and other small early bulbs of early spring), a big mixed daffodils collection, some snowdrops, grape hyacinths, and scilla, and 2 different colorblended tulip mixes - The Rainbow Coalition (flaming orange, bright hot red, and a rich bright purple) & French Blend (a beautiful pastel mix of soft pinks & apricots). The bulbs arrived very promptly, and were packed better than any I've ever received, in mesh bags contained in a large, sturdy plastic crate.

Even though I couldn't get them all in the ground immediately, they held very nicely for me in my yard shed - no mushy, moldy, nasty bulbs, none to chuck over the fence for the squirrels to eat! The bulbs were so large and firm and clean that I knew they would give great flowers, and this spring I was thrilled to see that I was right.

These flowers are incredible! Huge, beautiful, well-mixed blooms, surpassing my expectations. I love tulips, all kinds & colors, but hadn't been able to grow them when we lived in town because the deer would beat me to them as soon as the tender shoots started to grow. Now that we live in the country, surprisingly the deer don't touch them - go figure! The flowers are almost too large to be true - more color per plant. Anyway, I just can't get over how gorgeous this year's display has been. The beauty and vigorous good health of the bulbs more than makes up for any slightly high cost, and best of all, the coordination of colors & bloom has been done for me - all I had to do was plant them, wait through the long winter, and enjoy their beauty.

Highly recommended! I plan to order from them again, now that I have 5 acres to fill. Let these pros do the fiddling around coordinating bloom dates, colors, & heights, while you just plant them & wait for the beauty.


Positive mollyjenning
(12 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2007, mollyjenning Cos Cob, CT wrote:

This company sent us the best daffodil bulbs ever. Two years ago I placed a large order, and even though I got them in the ground a little on the late side, the blooms were spectacular.

If you compare the bulbs from this company with those from other vendors, , you will see a tremendous difference---bulbs are much larger, firmer, have none of those soft spots---just look very, very healthy!

Also, the bulbs are shipped in a plastic crate which is perfect for storage. I still use mine for other things.

My only regret is that I did not order any last fall----Time somehow got away from me, but I surely won't let this happen again.


Positive jennf77
(4 reviews)
On Apr 6, 2007, jennf77 Fayetteville, AR wrote:

I ordered several varieties of daffodil bulbs from this company last year. All of the bulbs I received were extremely large and healthy. The daffodils just finished blooming and I was very impressed. They were even better than I expected - very good quality. I also wanted to make a change in my order before they shipped, and their customer service took care of it with excellent communication and no problems at all. I highly recommend this company.


On April 7th, 2009, jennf77 added the following:

The bulbs are blooming for the third year now, and they are still perfect despite repeated rounds of weird spring weather. I'll be ordering more from this company this year. The "Gay Kybo" daffodils are the most amazing flowers ever.
Positive abbysmom
(3 reviews)
On Mar 21, 2007, abbysmom blairstown, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

WOW! The bulbs I received from ColorBlends were enormous! The prices were great and their website is wonderfuly organized. I will definetly be buying from them again.

Positive PlainsWoman
(4 reviews)
On Feb 19, 2007, PlainsWoman Bennington, NE (Zone 4b) wrote:

Ordered about 850 bulbs from them in 2005, 100 of which I gave to the garden at work. Absolutely fantastic in size and quality! Bloomed as promised per the catalog pictures. Many, many compliments. Well packed, delivered on time, came with cute porcelain "wooden shoe" magnet.

Repeated my order for 2006 - not so many this time! Again, excellent size and quality bulbs. Waiting to see how they bloom this year.

I heartily recommend this company.

Positive tehegemon
(4 reviews)
On Nov 8, 2006, tehegemon Providence, RI (Zone 6a) wrote:

After reading all the positive posts here about ColorBlends.com, as well as the GardenWeb forums, I felt quite comfortable ordering from this vendor. I am extremely pleased to report that my first order from ColorBlends.com was an enjoyable, smooth, and overall excellent buying experience. Their web site is well organized and intuitive. When I called their toll-free number with questions, I spoke with a kind gentleman named Andre ~ who was polite, friendly, and helpful. Once ordered, my bulbs shipped the following day via UPS Ground and arrived the next ~ talk about efficiency! Their superb professional packing in strong, durable ventilated boxes (each strapped for added security) ensured my bulbs arrived safe and secure. ColorBlends' bulbs are vastly superior to anything I had examined at my local retail sources ~ and for substantially less cost (including their reasonable shipping costs, no less!) ~ now I know what bulbs are supposed to look like! They are clearly top shelf with their generous size and fresh, healthy appearance!! I ordered 1,900 bulbs (1,000 Starflower + Spanish Bluebells, Grape Hyacinth Blue Muscari, Tarda, Linifolia, & Clusiana Lady Jane). Each box contained clear planting instructions, a gorgeous catalog, my purchase invoice, and a bonus gift (a lovely wooden tulip in a vase). My spouse and I will be planting them all this weekend and look forward to a glorious color show next spring. In a word ~ OUTSTANDING!!!

Positive 75751
(40 reviews)
On Oct 25, 2006, 75751 Fort Mill, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I received my order today and was amazed by the
size and quality of the bulbs! I will definately order
again from Colorblends. I can't wait until next spring!

c&nn

Positive flowerfrenzy
(42 reviews)
On Oct 25, 2006, flowerfrenzy Vancouver, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Wow, what a great company to buy from! Their prices are reasonable, customer service excellent and the bulb quality is out of this world! I would highly recommend purchasing bulbs from this company and plan to place many future orders myself.

Positive adadia
(29 reviews)
On Oct 24, 2006, adadia Glenmoore, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is the third time I've ordered from Colorblends, and all I can say is they're the best! Their customer service is great, their bulbs are great, their prices are great, their packaging and shipping is great. The bulbs are always fresh and huge and competitively priced. I only order from other bulb companies when Colorblends doesn't have something (unfortunately, they don't have as big a selection as some other companies do, but the high quality of what they do have more than makes up for it.) I highly recommend Colorblends.

Positive LissyJ
(5 reviews)
On Jul 1, 2006, LissyJ Stansbury Park, UT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was so impressed with the bulbs I purchased form colorblends.

I purchased 100 Sultans of Spring and I gotta tell you those were the MOST beautiful tulips I have ever seen. I had so many complements on my yard. Sultans of Spring are a mix of tulips that have Peach and yellow mixed into the petals. They are one of the tallest varieties that I have grown.

I will purchase ALL of my bulbs from them in the future. Great quality and fast shipping. A+++

Positive Karen46
(1 review)
On Jun 13, 2006, Karen46 Walnut Creek, CA wrote:

After many years of planting bulbs, I have finally discovered the source I will use from now to forever - COLORBLENDS.

The daffodils were wonderful and long lasting.The 'Rainbow Coalition' tulips were magnificent - not only were the colors vibrant and beautifully blended, they stood up straight and tall for more than three weeks through one of our rainiest California winters last year. What a delight.

The people are great to work with. I can't wait for the new catalog. Keep up the good work.

Thank you, Colorblends

Positive veejay
(7 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2006, veejay Martinsburg, WV wrote:

Colorblends has top-quality bulbs! I ordered a few hundred tulip bulbs last fall. They have all bloomed and the only way I could be happier would be if I had ordered twice as many. People walking or driving by have stopped to thank me. I am already planning my purchases for this fall.


On July 20th, 2007, veejay added the following:

I was so proud of my spring 2007 display...planning another big purchase for fall. Wish I had more ground so that I could plant hundreds more tulips in the landscape and hundreds more in the cutting garden. I'm no gardening genius, but thanks to Colorblends, the neighbors think I am.
THANKS!
Positive lacrosse
(7 reviews)
On Apr 14, 2006, lacrosse Holmen, WI wrote:

I love the daffs and crocus I bought from Colorblends last fall. The bulbs looked healthy, but I wanted to wait until they grew this spring to rate them. They are so lovely! So nice to see such bright color so early in the spring. Vivid colors and strong healthy blooms. They even gave me advice via e-mail on planting my bulbs. I called and added to my order before it was shipped and customer service was wonderful. Very satisfied with everything about this company.

Positive petit_potager
(29 reviews)
On Mar 31, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

Imagine sending someone to the market with instructions to purchase 300 pearl onions and having them return instead with 300 standard sized onions. This is somewhat analogous to the size I expected when placing my order, and what actually arrived in ten days from Colorblends.

I laughed unpacking this huge container, feeling strangely like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s, The Sorcerer's Apprentice with tulip bulbs!

Their Going Baroque tulip selection is a mesmerizing collection of vivid rose and soft pink supported by pale blue lavender. The sweet fragrance of Ziva Paperwhites have lifted our spirits and perfumed our indoor air for two months.

Colorblends delivers freshly harvested, imported, premium quality, top-sized tulip, crocus, hyacinth, and daffodil bulbs at wholesale prices. Their quality is outstanding.

Positive jbrockettm
(8 reviews)
On Feb 18, 2006, jbrockettm Fort Plain, NY wrote:

Ordered over the course of early autumn 2005 a lot of bulbs. Okay, 1800 of them, many daffodils, alliums, squill, camassia, snake's head, crocuses... The bulbs were nearly all perfect, juicy, big, luscious. Of the 1800 I think there might have been one or two that I thought, well, maybe, maybe not. Not a single poor quality one in the lot. The first batch I ordered were so gorgeous that I called and ordered more. The guys on the phone actually remembered my previous order. They were always so amazingly pleasant and helpful and the orders came quickly and without a hitch and were beautifully packed. Absolutely amazing company. I wish I could run a business like this!
I am forcing some of the bulbs now and the daffs that are coming up aren't blooming yet but they look as healthy as can be, strong growth and all of them vigorous.

Positive Gardenin
(2 reviews)
On Jan 18, 2006, Gardenin Klemme, IA wrote:

I have nothing but good to say about this company, Colorblends. I have had bad experieces with other bulb companies, but these people are great.
They ship in a timely manor. The bulbs arrive in a perfect and healthy condition and they are everything the promise in their catalog and on the web. And prices... the best prices I have found anywhere. Great bulbs and a great company to do business with.

Positive shimer
(6 reviews)
On Dec 5, 2005, shimer Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Had an excellent experience with Colorblends: really huge, healthy bulbs, delivered iin great condition exactly when I wanted them. I very much appreciated the drop-down menu in the ordering process to let the customer pick a date for delivery--this is something other vendors looking to improve their sites really should consider adding.

Positive grannyqtpi
(3 reviews)
On Nov 25, 2005, grannyqtpi Greenville, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've just placed my second order with these folks for paperwhites and amaryllis bulbs. They look MUCH better than those you see available in stores. Service is fast and phone clerks are knowledgeable and polite. Add this one to your top 30!

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