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|On Nov 22, 2016, collectorpalms College Station, TX wrote:
Posted on November 19, 2015, updated November 22, 2016
On March 28th, 2015, collectorpalms added the following:
It is late March, and now I can give my full recommendation to this company. Their Tulips and Daffodils are among the best in my displays.
I would most recommend Colorblends to any business or individual that requires pre-chilling of bulbs and wants to stop traffic and get noticed.
The Colorblends tulips mixes that I ordered in order of bloom period starting around the first week of March in Zone 8b Texas were the Big Ups, The Royals, Magmatism, Sultans of Spring, and finally the French Blend around the last week of March. I also ordered singles colors, and among the single best is the El Nino tulip.
Only thing I would change is to place an earlier in the season bigger order before they are sold out.
On November 19th, 2015, collectorpalms added the following:
Received my fall bulbs order of Daffodils on time and they all looked great.
I was really impressed by the size of the \"Daffodil 100\" I cannot wait to see what all they look like in the spring.
I cant thank Miss Hollander enough for answering my questions throughout the season. Some other well respected bulb companies that I spent a lot of $ if you ask them too much, they ignore your email and never follow up!
Looking forward to receiving my pre-cooled tulip and hyacinth bulbs in January.
On November 22nd, 2016, collectorpalms added the following:
Just put in a couple more orders this year, and had a small order already arrive. The tazetta daffodil bulbs were already starting to sprout, maybe I will be looking at some early winter blooms here in the south.
Had another overall great experience last spring as well. When I mentioned late this fall a few batches of the bulbs did not perform they offered to give a credit this season. I wasn't overly disappointed, I just find that is a good way to see how a company responds and if they back their product. Thank you and desperately looking forward to an even better spring 2017!
|On Nov 14, 2015, MollyBlooms Grosse Pointe Farms, MI wrote:
Just received my second order from this company; nice fresh-looking bulbs. I ordered their "Crusaders" blend last year and was very pleased with the results.
|On Nov 4, 2015, AS (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on November 18, 2013, updated November 4, 2015
On April 23rd, 2011, AS added the following:
The bulbs came up nicely and bloomed as pictured in their catalog. (I highly recommend the Cool Out mixture. The other tulip blend was nice enough, but that one was spectacular and unusual).
On November 18th, 2013, AS added the following:
At this point, I consider Colorblends the best of the bulb companies I order from, in terms of bulb quality.
On November 4th, 2015, AS added the following:
Just wanted to add, this year's fall shipment was wonderful as always. Also, I called in my order instead of mailing it this time, and I was impressed by the fact that the person who answered said "We will ship these bulbs the week of _____ - Is that OK with you?" Their proposed date was good, but even more, I appreciated it that they asked and didn't insist on shipping to *their* schedule.
|On Oct 31, 2015, iceman49 Saint Paul, MN wrote:
Posted on October 30, 2015, updated October 31, 2015
On October 31st, 2015, iceman49 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
The warehouse manager promptly contacted with a satisfactory answer. Great customer service!
|On Oct 26, 2015, nitzi1944 Kings Park, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on October 26, 2015, updated October 26, 2015
On October 23rd, 2010, nitzi1944 added the following:
My second order came in 2 days! Daffodils Sir Winston Churchill and Delnashaugh are sooo big it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s ridiculous! I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve never seen such humongous bulbs. Highly rec. this company.
On April 25th, 2011, nitzi1944 added the following:
All the bulbs which I ordered came up. Every single one. Some even doubled. My favorite is Las Vegas. I ordered 25. I have 42 blooms! The Ice Follies and Fortissimo are much larger than what I ordered from another Top 5 bulb company. Everyone who drives down my street(I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m at the end of a Cul de Sac) stops. I even get a few people knocking on the door. Great company and great product! Send that catalog earlier!
On October 31st, 2011, nitzi1944 added the following:
I received my shipment right after Columbus Day. I am in the process of finishing my planting a little late due to these crazy rain storms we\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve had. All the bulbs are so humongeous that I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t wait for Spring. They were all in great shape and well packed. Thanks Colorblends. Love the coasters but like the bag from last year better-people in the supermarket said what a great idea!!
On April 11th, 2012, nitzi1944 added the following:
My Blushing Lady tulips have just popped! They look great! The Las Vegas daffodils are still blooming and look fantastic.Best red and Best yellow tulips and Big Eartha are about to pop. I love this company. Quality bulbs and great customer service. I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t wait to order again!
On October 29th, 2012, nitzi1944 added the following:
My order arrived last week. The bulbs were gigantic and healthy. I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t wait for the Big Red, Big pink and Big Yellow tulips to bloom next Spring. This I have tried \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Big Ups\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" as a focal point in a berm. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m sure they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll be as spectacular as the pictures in the catalog. I fell in love with \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Big Ups\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' at the Central Park Conservancy Garden. Wow, is an understatement. Great company.
On April 25th, 2013, nitzi1944 added the following:
My Colorblends tulips and daffodils are spectacular. The Big Ups look just like the catalog. Best Red and Best Yelloware the BEST! Las Vegas daffodils and Tahiti daffodils are so beautiful! Keep up the good work.
On November 25th, 2013, nitzi1944 added the following:
I finally finished planting my 400 tulips. The blends \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Lipsticks\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Pillow Talk\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" are my new favorites. Just the other day I was at a PREMIER nursery on the north shore of Long Island., initials MV. I noticed bags of Colorblends tulips. 100 for $78!! I said to myself, I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t pay that price from the catalog. Sure enough the exact same bulbs are under $40 for 100 in the Colorblends catalog. I love this company!! All my bulbs were big and I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t wait for Spring.
On November 3rd, 2014, nitzi1944 added the following:
Got the bulbs when I was in the hospital for nee surgery. Neighbor was alerted and took them into his garage. They look great. Sooooo gigantic! Waiting for okay from dr. to plant them. This company is the BEST!!!!
On December 31st, 2014, nitzi1944 added the following:
Got all the daffys and tulips planted. Can\\\'t wait for Spring. All of the bulbs are great. I love this company!
On October 26th, 2015, nitzi1944 added the following:
I received my daffodil and tulip bulbs about two weeks ago. They ALL were in perfect condition shipped as usual in reusable plastic crates.I have started to plant them and can\'t wait for the spring display. A quality company.
On October 26th, 2015, nitzi1944 added the following:
I received my daffodil and tulip bulbs about two weeks ago. They ALL were in perfect condition shipped as usual in reusable plastic crates.I have started to plant them and can't wait for the spring display. A quality company.
|On Oct 19, 2015, johns50 Princeton, NJ wrote:
Just received re-order of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils for '16. The spring garden this year was spectacular thanks to the addition of 100 Colorblends tulips. Bulbs delivered both years in excellent condition. Spectacular bulb bloom rate this past spring. Simply, exceeded expectations.
|On Oct 14, 2015, Qdangson Quincy, MA wrote:
I ordered a few hundred pink charm daffodils a few years ago. They were huge. Most were double if not triple nosed. They bloomed beautifully for 2 years. The neighbors were amazed. Unfortunately the hay scented ferns too over last year so there wasnt much bloom this year and I had to rip everything out to remove the ferns. I have since ordered replacements. Quality and price are unmatched.
|On Jun 20, 2015, flowersrfun Fort Worth, TX wrote:
I have ordered bulbs from Colorblends before with nothing but good experiences, however my last order was exceptional. In the fall I received several (50+) amaryllis (hippeastrum) bulbs, they were huge beautiful bulbs. My plan was for them to all go in the ground. Since they were so large (not complaining) I had more than I needed for my outside location and some I put in pots inside for the winter. The inside bulbs did great and I put them outside (still in pots) when the weather allowed. Several of them have produced “babies” and one re-bloomed. After having amaryllis for years this is the first time I have had one bloom twice in one season. Needless to say the bulbs in the ground were magnificent and I expect they will be for years to come. If the bulbs in the ground grow and reproduce as quickly as the ones in pots I will have to divide them in a few years. Once again no complaining here. I will continue to order from Colorblends and have recommended them to others.
|On Nov 10, 2014, MWilliams87 Chapel Hill, NC wrote:
I recently ordered crocus and hyacinth bulbs from colorblends. I am very happy with how the bulbs look upon delivery. They are healthy looking, not withered, and the hyacinth are gigantic bulbs! Fast shipping and very competitive pricing.
|On Oct 22, 2014, bryana Albany, NY wrote:
Posted on October 2, 2011, updated October 22, 2014
On October 2nd, 2011, bryana added the following:
ordered 200 daffodils - all arrived on time and were large in good condition.
On October 22nd, 2014, bryana added the following:
I ordered a bag of 100 mixed tulips, 2 different daffodils, hyacinths and glory of the snow. The tulips all looked about average size - a few small ones. The yellow carlton daffodil and hyacinth bulbs were very good sized. The poets daffodils were on the small size - I was expecting larger for a late blooming daffodil.
|On Oct 18, 2014, mem361 Worcester, MA wrote:
20 years experience ordering from Colorblends. Amazing quality, bulb size and prices. Tulip blends are outstanding.
|On Mar 29, 2014, bendgilbert Redmond, WA wrote:
The top 5 ratings for Colorblends are spot on. They have excellent quality bulbs and phenomenal customer service. We ordered some of their landscape size daffodils last fall, along with some tulips and other smaller bulbs. All the bulbs arrived in great condition, and now in spring they are all coming up strong.
|On Feb 4, 2014, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
I've had nothing but good experiences with this company. The bulbs are plump and in great shape. There have been few mistakes in shipping, and those were easily and promptly corrected. Their customer service has been excellent. I wish they stocked a wider selection of bulbs, but they're a great source for the bulbs they carry!
|On Oct 16, 2013, vivvar Centralia, WA wrote:
I have ordered from this company for the last several years and am very happy with the bulbs I have bought..They come clean and ready to plant,and are very large...Van Engelen has been very disappointing of late in the quality of their bulbs..some mold and always dried old roots to cut off...not so with Colorblends..
|On May 29, 2013, hingham26 Hingham, MA wrote:
Last fall (2012) I ordered daffodils, alliums and crown imperials from Colorblends. Everything was packaged well and the bulbs were huge! This spring, everything came up, no duds at all! The daffodils remained in bloom for 2 weeks longer than my neighbors. I ordered the crown imperials to control a chipmunk problem in my garden. This spring, the only holes from chipmunks were at the far end of my garden where I hadn't planted any of the crown imperials. The alliums are amazing. I will be ordering more of everything from this company. The crown imperials are now past bloom and the foliage looks fantastic, very striking and I get comments from everyone asking about them. I don't think I would order bulbs, carried by Colorblends, from any other source. I do order lots of plants, seeds and bulbs and this was definitely my best experience!
|On May 10, 2013, flowers4birds Chilton, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:
The bulbs I bought last fall are blooming and are beautiful.
|On May 6, 2013, HeidiNH Brentwood, NH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on November 9, 2012, updated May 6, 2013
On May 6th, 2013, HeidiNH added the following:
My tulips and daffodils are blooming now - they're absolutely beautiful, a lovely combo - white, pinks and yellows. Aside from one rogue red bulb (kind of sticks out in my pastels-yuck!) the flowers are just gorgeous. One of the daffodils is the most unique I've ever seen, a creamy yellow with a white trumpet. Can't recommend them highly enough. I'll be back for more even though I swore I didn't want to plant any more bulbs.
|On Nov 18, 2012, RUBYS Wrens, GA wrote:
This is my first order from Colorblends. I was impressed when I saw the crate on my doorstep instead of an ordinary paper box. Well packaged, large bulbs only one bulb out of 150 daffodils was soft. I bought the southern daff blend, grand primo and ice follies. I can't wait for them to bloom. I will also compare the the daffodil mixture from them with the ones I planted last year from Van Englen.
|On Nov 6, 2012, Cem9165 Duluth, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is the third fall that I have ordered from Colorblends. They send the biggest, healthiest bulbs that come up true to color every year. I have been very pleased with their bulbs, and I strongly recommend this company as a source for them. Thank you Colorblends for a traffic stopping garden every spring.
|On Oct 28, 2012, naomiZ5b Bangor, ME wrote:
I ordered bulbs from both Colorblends and Van Engelen this year. Both were good experiences but Colorblends was superior. There wasn't a single bad bulb (of 250). All were well-sized and clean. The Colorblends packing was also preferable, as each variety and mix was in a separate mesh bag with a drawstring tie and an ID tag. This made it easy to keep them well "aired" before planting and to carry them around the yard. I have already found other uses for the bags. The Colorblends selection of individual varieties seems a bit smaller than Scheepers/Van Engelen but the prices are lower across the board. I look forward to seeing how the bulbs do in the spring.
|On Oct 11, 2012, FussBearMom West Bend, WI wrote:
Fast shipping and wonderful product. My order arrived in less than a week (I ordered in October for fall bulbs), and I am impressed with how large and healthy the bulbs are.
|On Oct 3, 2012, DRH2 Brunswick, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
First time order with this company (small order - 400 bulbs). Prices were good, bulbs arrived in excellent shape...no mold, mildew or other problems I've encountered with other suppliers (last year ordered 1000+ bulbs from another vendor but had a few problems because of the way they were packaged). Bulbs were large and as advertised or better. Service was excellent. Shipping was in a plastic crate providing excellent air circulation. I will be ordering from them again.
|On Aug 14, 2012, pyracantha San Francisco, CA wrote:
I buy thousands of dollars of bulbs for my clients. Last year I finally gave up on K Van Bourgondien after years of consistent shipping and lost orders and I finally decided to make a small order with Colorblends.
|On Jun 25, 2012, Juniper133 Mystic Island, NJ wrote:
I cannot recommend this company too highly. I am so impressed with their service. I ordered 125 daffodils and received huge bulbs last Fall and was very happy with the quality of the flowers in the Spring. I recently contacted them to ask if I could buy a quantity below their minimum order to replace some of the bulbs that had not emerged (probably because we had an extremely mild winter in NJ) and they have voluntarily informed me that they will replace all of them, free of charge. This is unheard of customer service! I have been gardening for 40 years and never had such a wonderful response.
|On Mar 25, 2012, CoryBroker Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Five out of five stars! The selection and price were impressive. But moreover, the size of the bulbs were remarkable! I ordered a few hundred tulips, daffodils, and allium.
|On Jan 2, 2012, ksschwei Warren Park, IN wrote:
I will never order bulbs from another company. They are absolutely the best. I've used them 3 years in a row and never cease to amaze me the size of the bulbs. they are amazing. The first year, I purchased 100 of a mixture of 2 types of daffodils. The two types of daffodils emerged 2 weeks apart and during this time, I thought only one of the varieties were coming up and not the other. I was mistaken. Had I waited just another week, I would have realized that one was just slightly delayed. But, I contacted the company (hastily, I admit now). They were wonderful. They credited my account and the next year sent me 100 more of the same bulbs free of charge. So, I had 200 bulbs!! I love this company. They are fabulous and their bulbs cannot be beat. They are the biggest bulbs I've ever seen and they continue to come up year after year. My yard is the Spring showstopper in the neighborhood.
|On Oct 20, 2011, JoeyinRoseburg wrote:
Wow! I just received my order of fall bulbs and they are unbelievable: big, fat, and healthy! I can hardly wait for spring to see what these beauties produce. In every way, Colorblends is exceptional. They have a wonderful selection, nice products, friendly customer service, and the shipping is superior. Thanks, Colorblends, for a great shopping experience.
|On Oct 2, 2011, juicyfruits South Bend, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:
I research online, ordered catalogs from all over, and I found that Colorblends gave the best price.
|On Oct 1, 2011, Sydney440 Worland, WY (Zone 4a) wrote:
I just received my tulip bulbs and was amazed...I wanted to do a mass planting in a small area do ordered 200, (2 different collections), and now wish I'd ordered twice that many because I'd plant them everywhere! I can't wait for spring Every single bulb was large and healthy and I'm so impressed. I'll be doing a lot more ordering from this company...they're absolutely first rate!!
|On Jul 22, 2011, Bulb_Gardner Broken Arrow, OK wrote:
I really love a bulb display, and have naturalized them for years. Then, I moved, and had to start over. After a lot of research I picked COLORBLENDS. And am VERY I happy I did.
|On Dec 1, 2010, dave12122 East Haddam, CT wrote:
I came home from work to find a very heavy package in my carport. I figured it was a hanging Tiffany style lamp I had recently ordered on the Internet. However, it was my Colorblends order! I have never seen tulip and hyacinth bulbs that big- they almost looked fake! This late in the season I was skeptical that there would be any high quality bulbs left. Clearly, Colorblends doesn't skimp on quality at any point in the delivery period. Of course, I can't report on how the bulbs will perform next Spring, but at this size the results are sure to be spectacular. I also appreciated the 2 gifts, a bulb planting knee protector and bulb carrying bag. Will order earlier and more extensively next season!!!
|On Nov 29, 2010, mardgard Worcester, MA wrote:
I have purchased bulbs from all the major companies. There is no doubt in my mind that Colorblends is absolutely the best company in terms of product, price, and customer service/responsiveness. I have ordered from Colorblends for over 10 years and every year, I get huge bulbs in excellent condition that perform beautifully. Kudos to Colorblends!
|On Oct 25, 2010, JWWC South Bend, IN wrote:
I placed a small order last year and the bulbs were nice size and bloomed well (the alliums in particular were fantastic this past spring). I received my fall order a couple weeks ago...the tulip bulbs were ENORMOUS!
|On Oct 15, 2010, amee2828 Hyde Park, NY wrote:
I received two orders of bulbs from this company and am absolutely thrilled. The first order I placed over the summer so obviously I knew it would not ship until this fall. After I saw the beautiful bulds I immediately placed another order and received the package in less than a week. The bulbs are HUGE and healthy - the daffodil bulbs were bigger than the plumbs I just bought at the store. I can't wait for the spring to see the flowers that emerge from these monster bulbs. Do not hesitate to order from the company, you will not be disappointed!!!
|On Jul 23, 2010, hskdesign Waldoboro, ME wrote:
I feel compelled to write about the great tulips bulbs and daffodils I received last fall--they finished blooming early June in Maine. They were such huge, healthy bulbs. They all came up great. The price was so amazingly low for the quality. I can't wait to buy another 100.
|On May 6, 2010, Ayla69 Carbondale, IL wrote:
Posted on October 20, 2009, updated May 6, 2010
On October 20th, 2009, Ayla69 added the following:
My order arrived today in perfect condition. The bulbs were packaged in a crate that the delivery driver easily carried to my door. The daffodils were labeled so that the tag could be removed and stapled directly into my garden journal. That was a nice touch. Each bulb was healthy and seemed ready to grow. The planting instructions were simple enough to follow. I hope to see a palette of yellow this spring.
On May 6th, 2010, Ayla69 added the following:
Spring 2010. In a word, WOW! There were lots of smiles and happiness in my garden due to Colorblends. Rijnveld's Early Sensation and Crocreation bloomed very early as stated and were followed by February Gold. Tahiti was as beautiful as the website pictures displayed. Pipit had a delightful fragrance and I counted 4 blossoms on one bulb! Glory of the Snow came up beneath Pipit and looked fabulous together. Kokopelli ended the daffodil show near the mailbox. My experience with Colorblends was exceptional. The daffodils matched the pictures and descriptions stated on the website. I'll be ordering in bulk for Fall 2010 and anticipate a "WOWIE-ZOWIE" spring in 2011.
|On Apr 27, 2010, Niere Chepachet, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on November 23, 2009, updated April 27, 2010
On April 27th, 2010, Niere added the following:
Spring 2010 update: Just wanted to add that our daffodils are absolutely spectacular! We have had people slowing down to view them and my neighbors have commented on how wonderful they look. Our "See View Plait" tulips are almost ready to bloom and they are looking beautiful so far. Last spring I gave my spent "See View Plait" bulbs to a friend who planted them last fall and they are blooming for a second year and are just as gorgeous as they were the first time around. I was a tad bit disappointed in the crocuses--I ordered and planted 200 of the "Crocreation" crocuses, a yellow and purple crocus mix. We only had nine purple crocuses and those bloomed substantially later than the yellows. Overall, I must say I continue to be very, very pleased with Colorblends and look forward to ordering from them again this year.
|On Apr 26, 2010, JGinTN Carthage, TN wrote:
I ordered a variety of bulbs (hybrid tulips, naturalizing tulips, spanish bluebells, muscari) last fall. The order arrived when expected, the bulbs were in great shape & this spring I am enjoying a lovely display of flowers. Will definitely continue to order from this company. Great quality, good prices, reasonable shippings charges.
|On Apr 22, 2010, jessewoodson2 Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:
Last fall was my second year ordering from Colorblends & I have to commend them-no problem ordering & oh what results! I've ordered tulips & muscari & have found them to produce some of the largest & strongest blooms I've ever seen. My neighbors have all commented on my spring display. Based on my excellent experience & other reviews here, I'll be ordering daffodils too this fall. The only downside is digging ALL those holes to plant!