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Positive iluvflowers2
(1 review)
On Apr 5, 2010, iluvflowers2 Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

I ordered 6 rose bushes from this company last year. They came well-packed. They all took root, bloomed the first year, and survived our harsh winter in Pittsburgh. I would buy from them again this year.


On Apr 5, 2010, Michigan Bulb responded with:

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We appreciate you taking the time to post and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy Gardening!"


Positive ConGar
(13 reviews)
On Mar 24, 2010, ConGar wrote:

Posted on April 20, 2008, updated March 24, 2010
I received part of my order from MB on April 15th, and the minute I opened the box I knew I was going to give this company a positive rating...

So, why is my rating neutral? Well, you see, after unpacking everything I realized there was one item (four actually, but three were clearly listed as shipping separately) thing listed on the invoice as being in the box that wasn't actually in the box.

*sigh* This is another company that I really wanted to rate positively, I really did. Because the portion of my order that was actually in that box was just WOW! Those plants and that packing deserve a positive. Awesome! So, if I get the missing items, or even credit for the missing items (though obviously I'd rather have the items I ordered) I'd totally be willing to order from MB again.

So, anyway, I got the email on Friday that MB had shipped my order - I was pleased, because I know mail does move on weekends, just not fast. Anyway, Monday morning I was waiting and sure enough the mailman pulled into the driveway, I smiled. He was actually delivering plants, just not the ones I was expecting. Monday's was from Gardeners Choice, and I was very impressed with their packing of the plants, but you can head over and read my review of that company for more on that.

Tuesday (my day off) I was sleeping - well, the dog heard something and started barking, which woke me up, then I heard the horn. Mailman was in the driveway again, this time with the big box from MB. Now remember that I said I was impressed with the packing from GC - well, I was totally blown away by the way MB packed everything, and I mean that in the best possible way. I cannot express how awesomely everything was packed.

Well, okay, some of the plants were packed a little tightly, and six (but especially three) needed to be in a bigger container. Still these plants were packed so well that I believe the mail carrier could have played kick-ball with the package and not damaged the plants. Thankfully there was no kick-ball played with my package to test that theory (because there were some bulbs and dormant plants in there that would have been damaged by such a sport) - the outter box as well as the inner stuff was totally undamaged.

Yes, all the plants are clearly babies, but I was expecting that, and like I said they looked good (some great) upon arrival.

My only real gripe related to packing is that there were two snails on one of the containers. I don't have a problem with snails *knocks on wood* and I don't need a problem with snails in my garden. Well, that and the fact that some of the containers were a bit small for the plants themselves, but I've seen smaller.

Still they were big enough in all cases but three - the Blue Rug Juniper had many (long) roots coming out of the bottom of the container, and I do mean LONG - So, much so that in two of the three I was actually afraid I'd damage the roots getting them out, but they appear to be doing fine in their larger containers, so I don't believe I damaged the roots getting them transplanted.

The others that needed to be in something slightly larger was the blue oat grass (three) plants which also had some roots coming out of the bottom of the container. However, these roots weren't near as long as the Juniper roots, and so were more easily transplanted.

One of them, though, is looking a bit worse for wear now - it isn't dead, but there's a lot of brown dead grass in the pot. Of course, the other two also have some brown dead grass, but on those the green outnumbers the brown - at least for now. *sigh* I may be overly concerned here, because I just recently lost three plants of grass ordered from another company, so seeing brown (even a small amount) isn't helping.

So, yes for six of the plants the containers should have been a bit larger, but as I repotted the rest I realized that all the rest could have stayed in their containers for a bit longer. I didn't test that, but I truly believe I could have left the others alone until I was ready to put them in their final place.

Moving on...

The bulbs were well packed and all of them (all 26) seem viable. Some of them are a bit small, but for all I know they aren't plants with large bulbs to begin with, because I've never tried one (20) of them to begin with. However, since they are dry and very well packed I expect (hope) they will do well. Honestly, the bags with the bulbs were padded by a bit of dirt/moss, and that was a nice touch - I've gotten bigger bulbs from other companies that weren't packed near as well, and yet still come up once I planted them - so color me hopeful.

Anyway, there were also three freebie (and dormant) mini day lily plants in the box - I wasn't expecting a free gift, so that was a nice touch, especially since they are day lilies and I like day lilies. However, they are dormant, and I don't always do real good with dormant plants, but I took them out and the roots looked good on all three of them - so I went ahead and planted them - two of them have impressed me with their growth, and the third one while slower is showing signs of growth. But the main point here is that even if these didn't/don't do well (or at all) I can't really complain since they were freebies. Though if they do end up doing well, I might actually take a chance and purchase a few other bareroot dormant) items from MB. So, MB might actually restore my faith in bare root (dormant) flowers with their free gift.

So, as with GC, I am happy with the plants I did receive, but in this case I was missing four plants instead of just one. I was told three of them are shipping separately - on the invoice. Trouble is it is noted on said paperwork that I should get those three by the end of March, and it is currently mid-April already. Still, as I mentioned I above, I'm holding off really complaining about this for now because it was noted that they were shipping separately. Now if I never get them... *coughs* Well, this neutral might turn negative instead of positive.

Anyway, my problem (at the moment) is the one plant that was listed as being in the package which was not. It is a potted rose, and actually the one color I really wanted (pink)... Well, I wanted both a pink and a red (which was why I ordered a pink and a red), but I might have been a tad more patient if I'd gotten the pink instead of the red, but probably not, because...

I emailed MB about the missing plant, and did get a return email which let me know that the company had received my email and that they would get back to me. Well, obviously they haven't. If I had gotten a reply, I would have held off positing this rating and review until I had gotten all my plants, because as with GC I really wanted to by able to give MB a positive rating. The packing and the condition of the plants I did receive were at this time better than the packing from any other company I've dealt with. So, yes, if I do get the plant(s) I've been charged for in a timely manor (and alive) I would not only change my rating but be willing to order from MB again.

In closing I'll share the main reason I decided to order from MB, despite their having a less than perfect rep with consumers.

Many years ago my mom used to order from MB, and to the best of my knowledge she never once had a complaint with them. Well, I now live in the same location she did, which means I've got her gardens, and if I'm not mistaken several of the Easter Flowers (sorry, I know that isn't their official name) still going strong were ordered from MB - probably over twenty years ago, but I know it has been more than ten. Last year I started playing around in the gardens, deciding to do something with bare spaces and move things around to my satisfaction. Well, that started with moving almost all the Easter Flowers (and other plants, but not MB plants) to different locations, and this year all those that I moved came up and did just as wonderful in their new spots as they were doing in their old spots. So, that in addition (of course) to the coupon was why I decided to take a chance with MB.


On May 3rd, 2008, ConGar changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Well, I'm finally back to change my rating. *sigh* Meant to do this yesterday but because of storms couldn't get online.

I got my Chocolate Cosmos (3), and while one of them did die, I take full responsibility for that. It was healthy when it arrived, but I was not. Not only was I feeling bad, but they also arrived on a bad day - I was very busy and didn't have the time needed to repot them right away. Yes, I unpacked (and watered) them, but didn't repot and that (I believe) is why one of them didn't make it, which means it is my fault and not MBs. Plus I only lost the one, the other two look pretty good since repotting, so I'm not going to complain.

And, lastly, I received the rose (mini Judy Fischer) that was missing from the first shipment. Thankfully I was able to repot it right away, and while it was a bit small (smaller than the other MiniRose) it looked good, and has (since I repotted it) grown to the point where it is almost as big as the other one now.

Alas I did have two of the three Festuca Grass die on me, and in this case I don't know why, so I can't exactly take the blame here. However, one of the three (the second biggest clump) is still alive, so if I can keep it alive hopefully by next year it will be big enough to divide and I will eventually get the spaces filled in.

(Still can't comment on the bulbs, they haven't come up, but they haven't been planted long either. However, after getting my entire order I am feeling very positive about MB despite the fact that there has been a bit of die-off.)
On March 24th, 2010, ConGar added the following:

Well, I don't know if anyone will see this WAY back on page three, but I have ordered more from MB, and wanted to update.

Also, one comment on the original order comment (from way back in 08)... I got six Rosebud Caladium bulbs, and that year all but one came up. The following year, however, only one returned (and, yes, I brought the pots into my house over the winter), and now this year I'm not even sure that one is going to make a come-back, because four other Caladiums I have (from other companies) have all started returning, but no Rosebud so far. I'm almost tempted to try asking for a replacement on those, because I really liked them, but after two years I almost hate to request a replacement.
(PS - Those free mini-dailies I talked about above are still alive (I know because they are starting to come up again this year), alas they didn't flower last year, so I still don't know what colors I have - hopefully this year they'll flower.)

Still despite the disappointing bulb loss, I'm leaving my rating positive for this company. Now for the new orders - one in the fall, and one again in the spring, the last which I just got today:

Fall (2009):
1 - CHINESE LANTERNS/DW
1 - 3-IN-1 BUTTERFLY BUSH
5 - DOUBLE HOLLYHOCK
1 - BIG RED HIBISCUS

I'm afraid the Chinese Lantern didn't make it through the winter... The 3N1 BB lost all it's leaves, but I think it may come back because the branches (tiny though they may be) are still there, unlike with the CL.

The Double Hollyhocks was both pleasing and disappointing. I planted them inside the house as soon as I got them, rather than putting them outside - probably a good thing since we had a harsher winter than normal. Three started right away, and are STILL going strong, but two never put in an appearance.

The BRH shocked me, I hadn't asked MB to replace any yet because I wanted to wait and only request one replacement rather than several. But about a month ago, I almost put in my request, because I noticed on the BRH the one lone leaf that it held since planting was finally curling up and dying - I wanted to cry, but instead I watered and fed it hoping for the best, and (surprise) a week later when I checked on it, I realized that while it lost that one leaf it's actually finally starting to take off. It's got two new "branches" forming, so IT'S ALIVE! So, now I'm wanting to wait a little longer to see if the CL might make the same kind of come back before contacting MB about the two no-show double hollyhocks.

Spring (2010):
1 - ROSE FOUNTAIN GRASS
3 - MAIDEN PINKS
3 - MAIDEN PINKS
1 - GRASS NORTHERN LIGHTS
1 - PURPLE LOVE GRASS
1 - COTTON CANDY GRASS

Obviously, since I just received, unpacked, and repotted today it's hard to say how they'll do, because two of the grasses look a little lean, and on two others there was some root damage in getting them out of the pot, because the roots grew through the bottom of the pot they were in, and then managed to really tie themselves together under the pots, so there was some root damage, but when I checked before dark they didn't look any worse for wear. However, everything else (especially the Maiden Pinks) look pretty good. The MPs were in these tiny little containers which made them look small, but once I put them in bigger pots and the green part had room to spread out they look hugh, so hopefully all six of them will be okay.

So, again I'm leaving this positive, despite some loss over the years, first because I know I can call MB and they will replace what didn't make it. However, even if they refused to do so considering the plants I have still living from them I think I've done pretty well.
On Mar 24, 2010, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Mar 25, 2010 2:24 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

Thank you for letting our know of your experience with our plants. We do pride ourselves on our lifetime guarantee and our customer service "If you are not happy with any item you order from us, or any item does not grow and flourish to your complete satisfaction notify us anytime for a reship, replacement certificate or refund. Happy Gardening to you."


Positive NativeSusan
(7 reviews)
On Mar 20, 2010, NativeSusan Decatur, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This month I received a lot of sweet woodruff. It is all doing really well, and I am very pleased. I have been ordering from this company since I moved into my house in 2007. The plants may sometimes be smaller when you receive them, but the competitive prices make it worth it. I am about to place another order with them right now.


On Mar 20, 2010, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Mar 23, 2010 1:03 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

We appreciate you taking the time to post and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy Gardening!"


Positive bjplack
(9 reviews)
On Mar 18, 2010, bjplack Benton County, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on February 10, 2010, updated March 19, 2010
I am a first time home owner that had nothing whatsoever in the 1.5 acre yard. I never planted a thing in my life, but I had to learn,or have a bare yard. I chose Michigan Bulb,
because my grandmother always purchased from them, and they had prices this poor girl could afford for such a huge undertaking!

As of spring '09 I now have a beautiful Mailbox Garden, 16/ 3-in-1 Rose Of Sharon lining each side of my drive way.with Pink Double Knock-Outs under them.
The R.O,S. were a tiny 6" tall planted, and by fall, 4' tall, and loaded with 3 colored blooms. Then added a Butterfly Garden, Shade Garden, and Trumpet Vines up the 2
utility poles. These were all purchased from M.B, all with 100% success rate. Not bad for a newby huh? Call it beginner's luck if you may,but I am
very pleased with the results thus far.

I have since became a member of DG, and have so much more knowlege than in spring of '09 (Thanks you all!), and couldn't believe the bad things M.B. had done to others
when I found them on the DG Watch Dog List.
I have since planted too many things to mention from other sources, and will throw caution to the wind should I find the need to order from Michigan Bulb in the future.


On March 18th, 2010, bjplack added the following:

I recieved the Red Perennial Collection - Buy 1, Get 1 Free, with prompt shipping time, all 18 plants were packed well, and very healthy, and doing great in their new beds.
On Mar 18, 2010, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Mar 19, 2010 11:28 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

Thank you for providing testimony on our plants. We do pride ourselves on our lifetime guarantee and our customer service "If you are not happy with any item you order from us, or any item does not grow and flourish to your complete satisfaction notify us anytime for a reship, replacement certificate or refund, whichever you prefer. Thank you and Happy Gardening!


On Mar 25, 2010 1:22 PM, Michigan Bulb added:

Thank you for letting our know of your experience with our plants. We do pride ourselves on our lifetime guarantee and our customer service "If you are not happy with any item you order from us, or any item does not grow and flourish to your complete satisfaction notify us anytime for a reship, replacement certificate or refund. Happy Gardening to you."


Positive amf94597
(6 reviews)
On Mar 17, 2010, amf94597 Walnut Creek, CA wrote:

Posted on May 25, 2009, updated March 17, 2010
Like many people, I was slightly nervous about ordering from Michigan Bulb. In the last year, I have now ordered and received my orders three times. Overall, a very positive experience. Their prices are cheap, they have excellent coupons, although, yes, it's not as nice as popping over to my local nursery for some new plants. On the other hand, they tend to have a very different selection than my local nursery and-- yep-- they're a fraction of the cost.

The bulbs I've received from them have done fabulously, as have the bareroot hostas and Valerian. The packaging is quite good-- the individual plants were shipped in protective cardboard sleeves in small pots with dirt. My only misses with them have been hydrangeas-- and the ones from my third order are doing very, very well, so I must come to the sad conclusion that perhaps the problem with the first lot of hydrangeas lay with the gardener and not the nursery. Potting bareroot/small plants up and then keeping an eye on the leaves has helped me enormously-- the plants get a good start (I have clay soil, which can kill plants super-fast) and I can make sure that I've really got them in the right amount of light before I commit them to the ground.

Lastly, Michigan Bulb has been fabulous about replacements. This last order, two of the plants arrived dead (the other six were healthy and green) and one bulb was mushy (and I knew I was ordering on the very, very end of bulb season-- the ones in our local nursery are mush now). They've sent a very generous set of replacement plants and backordered an entire replacement package of bulbs for me for next year (and only one was bad-- so that's certainly very generous of them). Overall, it's a very good deal for what you pay and if you need to fill in in your garden. I will be ordering from them again.


On March 17th, 2010, amf94597 added the following:

I placed another order with Michigan Bulb and it arrived two days ago. I ordered 6 double coneflowers, 6 Shasta daisies, 3 delphiniums, 3 cloud meadow rue, 6 pink lavender, and a green wizard rudbeckia. With shipping, it was in the neighborhood of $33. Same study packaging as before: strong cardboard box, live plants in cardboard sleeves with plastic baggies tied over the dirt or plastic sleeves, and bareroot in plastic pouches. Live plants were still moist even though they took a week to arrive and had to sit in the UPS warehouse over the weekend.In fact, Michigan Bulb packed it so well that, when UPS hucked the box at my front door and left it standing on end, the plants survived beautifully.

As expected, plants were small, but all but one looked good (one coneflower had mushy leaves, but the roots looked good). These are very small plants (as I've learned after the first time I ordered mailorder and was shocked), but the appeal of Michigan Bulb is the affordable pricing and the chance to try plants I can't find in my local nursery. As I mentioned in my previous review, one of the great things about Michigan Bulb is their lifetime replacement guarantee-- you just send them an email and they replace the plant. I've used that guarantee several times and have typically had much better luck on the second go-round. I'll keep returning to them because they offer pleasant customer service and good value for the money.

Even better, last year's hostas are now coming back up and sending out some beautiful leaves.
On Mar 17, 2010, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Mar 17, 2010 12:13 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

We appreciate you taking the time to post and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction. Happy Gardening!
"


Positive 7Chris77
(2 reviews)
On Feb 21, 2010, 7Chris77 Hawthorne, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I bought a passion flower and a goji berry the passion flower bloomed about a month apon arrival and the goji berry is flourishing with growth I don't know why there's so many negative reviews and I live in California the plants are a bit small but they arrived in good condition also they have a reasonable prices and a great guarantee. I will definately buy from them again.


On Feb 21, 2010, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Feb 26, 2010 11:35 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to post. We strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction. We are always here to answer any questions you may have or assist in any way we can. We look forward to serving you in the future. Happy Gardening!
"


Positive kcs_mom
(1 review)
On Feb 8, 2010, kcs_mom Noble County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I do not buy perennial plants from this company because I am an impatient gardener and they make it very plain throughout their catalogs etc, that their plants are small, (immature).
However, I buy tuberous begonias, lilies, and a few other bulbous items from them every year and they grow well and are absolutely great. My picotee begonias last year were just as huge and lovely as some others I've seen listed for sale for 200 times more money at other places. I will continue to buy from them, and happily!

Positive tasintuck
(7 reviews)
On Feb 6, 2010, tasintuck Pawcatuck, CT wrote:

When I read the negative comments about this company, I think there is a misunderstanding. They do guarantee that their plants will grow. And they do replace what doesn't make the grade. And they take our word for it. And they have never set a time limit. That's a good a guarantee as there is from any mail order or on-line company.

And their prices are exceptionally low, for what you would know in advance are going to be seedlings, or small size bulbs. But the quality is so much better than the dried out prepackaged plants at the discount stores.

I have to admit that only about half of what I receive prospers the first year. I order something from them every year, and only twice have I had to ask more than once to get a replacement or credit. So sometimes it takes two years to get the plants started, but after four years I now have an exceptional bulb and perennial garden. Patience is just a virtue when working with small and immature plants. But Michigan Bulb is giving adequate support. Try Plantron sometime if you do not know how difficult it can be.

Positive gardensgonewild
(2 reviews)
On Jan 9, 2010, gardensgonewild Vancouver, WA wrote:

I've ordered twice from them so far with no big issues. My first order was a few years ago, and I ordered some glads, lillies and a rose. Everything was in good shape, no problems. I ordered again from them in september. This time I ordered some irish moss ( lots of irish moss!- its replacing the grass in my yard..) , honeysuckle and maiden pinks. I had to wait for the "right planting time" for my area, so the irish moss and honeysuckle arrived in october, while the maiden pinks will arrive in spring. The first part of my order arrived in great condition, well packaged and healthy plants. The plants were small, but I wasn't expecting large plants at those prices. All of them are doing well. Hopefully the second part of my shipment will turn out just as well. At first I was confused about the split shipment/ planting time issue, and my card wasn't charged right away , so I emailed customer service and they got back to me within 2 days. I'll definately order from them again. Good value for good plants.

Positive waltwego
(1 review)
On Oct 30, 2009, waltwego Elgin, IL wrote:

Just got off the phone with them. They are sending me a full refund from my spring order even though I wasn't completely unhappy with the order. Some plants didn't grow. Some grew but didn't bloom. Some bloomed but wasn't what I ordered. The boogie-woogie dahlia was beautiful. I was quite happy with another dahlia though that wasn't the one I ordered! I assume some of the plants that didn't bloom this year will bloom next year. To get a full refund is more than I expected.
I'll order from them again.

Positive celestialbev
(1 review)
On Oct 26, 2009, celestialbev Bay City, MI wrote:

i have finally become a home owner and started my gardens. i was directed to MI Bulb by my dad, who was always loved them. he uses them exclusively for his mail orders. So, my ordering adventures began when i first ordered back in june. i took care to order before the last ship date for my zone, but when i ordered, the shipping estimates were out to august/september/october for most plants. i called them, and was told most items were out of stock, would be shipped at the date shown. the gentleman taking my call was a bit snippy, but not rude, and i chose to continue with the order. i got some of my plants right away, and all of them looked healthy. i have since placed three or four more orders. now i had a couple of problems. the echinops ritro plants came bareroot and never did come up. the butterfly bush arrived looking dead, and one of my cotton candy grass plants just never thrived and died. there was some other plants, some bare roots and others that were potted, that didn't live. i had been meaning to call them for a while, but i work the hours that they have customer service reps available. after reading the comments on here last night, i quickly hopped over to their website and left a email detailing the plants that had died. i went to bed wondering how long they would take to get back to me. i woke up this morning and checked my email before work and they had ALREADY set up the deliver those plants to me!!! this is within 6 hours of the time i had sent the email. i couldn't believe it! i don't know why others had problems with them, as my experience has been positive. they certainly have my business for years to come. :-)

Positive riv
(4 reviews)
On Oct 8, 2009, riv Pine Grove, CA wrote:

My rating is positive, but I have one gripe: MB's shipping is awful.

First, they use UPS. I have had nothing but problems with UPS and I really hate them. Yes, I hate them. I've had so many things delivered to the wrong address, never to be seen again, which leads to many hassles with companies you buy from and trying to get things replaced. UPS will do NOTHING to help, simply repeating, "The package was delivered on such-and-such a date and time," when you tell them you did not receive your package.

When I got my shipment email, all it said was that my plants had been shipped. I had to log on to my account to find out *how* they'd been shipped. It said by UPS. OK...whatever. I would like to see MB put your method of shipment AND any tracking numbers in the emails they send out, but that really isn't a big deal. It would just be nice.

I start tracking my package a couple days later. I notice that there is no estimated delivery date on the UPS page, like there usually is. I wonder about this. The email I got from MB said "estimated" delivery would be 06/08. On 06/10, I actually get an email from UPS saying at 11:09, my plants were delivered; however, the UPS tracking page says that my plants have left their facility in transit to final destination at 11:09. Hmmm...

I wait all day and no UPS truck shows up. I'm starting to freak out now, having had so much trouble with UPS in the past. I email MB and get no response. This is pretty messed up, imho. To this day, I have gotten nothing from them, and I have sent another email since then.

The next day, 06/11, our mailman puts a box on our porch. When I look at the address, it actually has the address of our PO as the delivery address! At the bottom, there is a note to deliver it to my house! WHAT? Why is that? What a waste of time! I live in a semi-rural area, but not that rural, and while UPS comes up the street every single day, the mail service does not come up our road as it's not a county-owned road. I have a mailbox down on the corner which is very small, with two larger boxes for when someone in the area gets a package. Normally, the PO leaves a little note in your mailbox and you have to go in to town to pick up the package. Lucky for my plants, the mailman actually delivered my package.

OK, I know this is not a review of MB...yet, although it kinda is...but of UPS, whom I hate. So, that is my complaint. I wish they'd use FedEx or just the USPS.

Now, as for the plants I received: They were excellent, except for the three William Guinness columbine, but I think they may bounce back.

I ordered a Blue Girl rose and it is HUGE, with a really nice root system and large canes already sprouting new growth.

I ordered candleflower and voodoo lily and sea holly, and they are all smallish, but the bulbs in the lot were very plump and healthy, the rooted plants had very nice, healthy roots, and they all have nice, healthy growth on them.

Some of the plants will be in hothouse during winter, as it snows here, but I expect the other plants (foxgloves, meadow rue, evening primrose, tradescantia) will be fine outside with a nice mulch.

I would like to see quicker response on emails, and I would like to see them using a different shipper. Also, packing peanuts are a great big NO-NO to me, and I can't believe there isn't something more earth-friendly they can use. What's wrong with shredded newspaper or straw or hay? at least you can compost those ingredients and recycle them. Packing peanuts are AWFUL.


On October 8th, 2009, riv added the following:

A couple of the plants I'd ordered eventually did not make it. I was promised replacements to come next February, but I've already received opne of the plants and the bulb set that were to be replaced.

One of the bulb sets that I thought was not going to grow, sprouted up the day I received my replacement bulbs. I offered to pay Michigan Bulb for the replacements, but they refused my money.

The other plants I ordered are doing absolutely great. The Blue Girl rose was just beautiful. The cobra (voodoo) lily I got was wild and had a little baby come up next to it, so it's like I got two plants. The foxgloves, meadow rue and primroses did not bloom, but they're growing nicely and I can wait 'til next year. Half of the widow's tears bloomed and half did not, but they were quite lovely.

Some negative comments I've read are mostly about shipping times and the size of plants. Let's be realistic:

1. Unless you are willing to pay for overnight shipping in the middle of summer or winter, your plants aren't going to be shipped during those times. Imagine spending a week in a hot UPS truck. Or a freezing cold one. Trust me, I got some plants from another vendor that had endured this treatment and they were not in very good shape when they got here in the middle of 90-100 degree summer weather, which, inside a truck, must reach about 110 or higher.

2. I find that planting these little plants in pots the first year is better than putting them in the ground. It's a bit more work, but if you're a true gardener, you won't mind it. That way, if weather conditions warrant, you can move them inside or to a different location outdoors. I have never had a problem when using this method and the plants that have gone in the ground have had a good chance to develop their roots. If you have no patience, then stop mail ordering plants and just buy bulbs.

3. The size of the plants is, quite naturally, small. Do you expect to get something the same size as what you could buy at a nursery or Wal*Mart? Do you stop to think how much shipping would be for something that large? Not to mention the cost of such plants.

I order from a few mail order plant merchants and I have, so far, been treated nicely by Michigan Bulb customer service. They have kept their promises in a timely manner.

The latest shipment I got did not have those horrid packing peanuts, but the little airsacs. I hope this is a continuing trend, either with biodegradable substances or airsacs. Also, the plants came by the USPS this time, and arrived two days after I got my shipment notification, although I must say, customer service told me they'd been shipped UPS and I asked twice for a tracking number, which they totally spaced on and never answered, since...there wasn't one! Doh! They do need to get it together in that regard.
On October 8th, 2009, riv added the following:

A couple of the plants I'd ordered eventually did not make it. I was promised replacements to come next February, but I've already received one of the plants and the bulb set that were to be replaced.

One of the bulb sets that I thought was not going to grow, sprouted up the day I received my replacement bulbs. I offered to pay Michigan Bulb for the replacements, but they refused my money.

The other plants I ordered are doing absolutely great. The Blue Girl rose was just beautiful. The cobra (voodoo) lily I got was wild and had a little baby come up next to it, so it's like I got two plants. The foxgloves, meadow rue and primroses did not bloom, but they're growing nicely and I can wait 'til next year. Half of the widow's tears bloomed and half did not, but they were quite lovely.

Some negative comments I've read are mostly about shipping times and the size of plants. Let's be realistic:

1. Unless you are willing to pay for overnight shipping in the middle of summer or winter, your plants aren't going to be shipped during those times. Imagine spending a week in a hot UPS truck. Or a freezing cold one. Trust me, I got some plants from another vendor that had endured this treatment and they were not in very good shape when they got here in the middle of 90-100 degree summer weather, which, inside a truck, must reach about 110 or higher.

2. I find that planting these little plants in pots the first year is better than putting them in the ground. It's a bit more work, but if you're a true gardener, you won't mind it. That way, if weather conditions warrant, you can move them inside or to a different location outdoors. I have never had a problem when using this method and the plants that have gone in the ground have had a good chance to develop their roots. If you have no patience, then stop mail ordering plants and just buy bulbs.

3. The size of the plants is, quite naturally, small. Do you expect to get something the same size as what you could buy at a nursery or Wal*Mart? Do you stop to think how much shipping would be for something that large? Not to mention the cost of such plants.

I order from a few mail order plant merchants and I have, so far, been treated nicely by Michigan Bulb customer service. They have kept their promises in a timely manner.

The latest shipment I got did not have those horrid packing peanuts, but the little airsacs. I hope this is a continuing trend, either with biodegradable substances or airsacs. Also, the plants came by the USPS this time, and arrived two days after I got my shipment notification, although I must say, customer service told me they'd been shipped UPS and I asked twice for a tracking number, which they totally spaced on and never answered, since...there wasn't one! Doh! They do need to get it together in that regard.
Positive weebz10
(2 reviews)
On Oct 8, 2009, weebz10 Farmington, MN wrote:

I have placed several orders from Michigan Bulb and was amazed at how professional and orderly they process and ship the orders. Some times I don't understand why they can't ship an order other then when its the proper time to ship in my area. Thy must know what their doing as they always look healthy when they arrive. I know I will order from them again. KEEP up the good work

Positive riosamba
(20 reviews)
On Sep 26, 2009, riosamba Marlboro, NJ wrote:

Some of the plants that I purchased from Michigan Bulb did not grow. When I told them about this I was immediately issued replacment vouchers. Any company that will give a lifetime guarantee on their merchandise will keep me as a customer.

Positive cfeist
(1 review)
On Aug 8, 2009, cfeist Ypsilanti, MI wrote:

I placed a fairly large order late spring and received the complete order within a couple of weeks. This was my first experience with ordering plants online and I was not too sure what to expect. I have been very impressed with the quality of the plants I ordered. Every plant is growing! A few of the dry root plants died off (lupines, coneflowers) but I think that may have just been bad luck because they started off okay. I have since called MB and they have scheduled these plants to be reshipped in the fall.

I have already placed my fall order and I am hoping the experience is just as positive.


On Aug 8, 2009, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Aug 10, 2009 11:24 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

Dear Valued Customer:

Thank you for your kind words; we greatly appreciate you taking the time to post this. We strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction. We are always here to answer any questions you may have or assist in any way we can. We look forward to serving you in the future. Happy Gardening!

"


Positive openspaces
(3 reviews)
On Jun 15, 2009, openspaces New Ringgold, PA wrote:

I have been dealing with Michigan Bulb for several years and have always been pleased with their plants and service. They just sent me a replacement clematis in great condition and quickly.


On Jun 15, 2009, Michigan Bulb responded with:

"On Aug 6, 2009 2:35 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:

Thank you for your kind words; it is greatly appreciated. Our company is based on 100% Customer Service; if you are not satisfied, then we have not done our job. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. We look forward to serving you in the future."


Positive Mnoriega777
(1 review)
On Jun 12, 2009, Mnoriega777 Omaha, NE wrote:

I just received a fairly large order of perennials from MB Co and was pretty happy with the quality of the shipping. The plants were either potted in small pots with soil, or were bareroot. The leaves were green and all plants seem pretty healthy so far. The bareroot bleeding heart plants are very tiny, but I got them for a great price, so I just plan to plant them in small pots inside for now and then put them in the garden this fall when they are a little bit bigger and stronger. I also ordered from this company about 10 years ago and had many plants die when I put them in the ground (I realize now that it was probably more the inexperience of the gardener than the fault of the plants) and was extremely frustrated that they don't have a 1-800 number so that I could contact them about it. However, now that email is so much more common than it was then, it's not as much of an issue since I can contact them through email now. I do still have 3 absolutely gorgeous climbing roses on trellises from that order 10 years ago that are thriving to this day!

Positive rmds
(2 reviews)
On Jun 11, 2009, rmds Grant Township, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was leary about placing as order after reading the reviews, but decided to give MB a try again since I ordered from them nearly 12 years ago. I received healthy and larger plants than I expected to receive for the price. I paid approximately $ 1.25 a plant after their specials and 2 for 1 sale. They sent my plants very early in April, ( I did not specify a shipping date ), which was much too early for my Zone 4. I went ahead and planted them anyways since I had the plants all over my windowsills. It is now the beginning of June (after 4 hard frosts and a light snow) and all of the plants are doing great!! The yellow pincushions have actually bloomed!! I have been ordering perennials by mail-order for over 15 years and MB was just as good as many of the larger higher priced companies. I am so happy that I went ahead and ordered from them. I ordered Moonbeam Coreopsis,Knautia,Scabiosa,Clara Curtis Daisy,Coneflowers to name a few and every one of their plants have doubled in size and I ordered over 40 perennials!! What a great bargain!! And I need to mention I must have dug up and replanted some these poor babies in different sites at least 4 to 5 times until I was happy with their placement. I am placing another order this week I am that pleased with their perennials and they certainly fit into my budget. After not being able to perennial garden for over 8 years ( and this is my passion ), I wanted to start again with many plants as money allowed and my MB order has filled my new garden beautifully for a mere $ 47.00 !!!

Positive thegladiator
(6 reviews)
On Jun 6, 2009, thegladiator Pottstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

On 3/19/09 I took a chance on MB because they are the only ones that sell the Nearly Black Rose bush that my wife has really wanted ever since we bought our house. So, I ordered it along with some strawberry plants, purple Verbena and Josee Reblooming Lilacs. Their shipping time for my area is 4/6-6/12. As I started to receive my plants form other catalog/online orders I began to wonder if I would ever see this order as the shipping time on my order was changing daily and getting closer and closer to the 6/12 date. So, in April I called (long distance since they don't have a 1-800 #). about my order and was told my items would be put on priority shipping list except the Lilacs. I was OK with it as it is still early enough for a good planting time. I received my order on 5/20 and everything is growing very well. I did have 3 Strawberry plants that were DOA that I will be calling to get replaced and the Rose plant still has not come out of its dormancy and the Verbena looked ragged but they are surviving. My Lilacs however, showed up on 6/1/09 and were in great shape and are doing wonderfully. I gave them a positive response since my plants are alive and doing well so far. I hope the Rose comes out of it dormancy stage as my wife is starting to seem disappointed about the quality of the plant. Like I read in one of the other comments, you must have lots of patience with this company. I may try them again, Maybe.


On August 11th, 2009, thegladiator added the following:

My rose finally started to flower a couple of weeks ago and my wife loves the color of the flower. Only one of the Verbena has started to flower and the other 5 plants are still just plant. they are alive and doing well but no flowers. I hope to see them all flower before snow fall comes to my area. My strawberry's didn't produce very much and seem to be dying. I planted them in hanging bags and feed them every 14 days with miracle grow so they will get the nutrients they need but it doesn't seem to be helping. I have had one of the Lilac plants die but the other 2 seem to be surviving. I hope they survive the winter. I would love to see them flower. I'll keep my rating a positive and restate my last comment. I may try them again, Maybe.
Positive windsocklady
(2 reviews)
On Jun 2, 2009, windsocklady Elbridge, NY wrote:

I just received a large order from Michigan Bulb. Most of the plants were the "potted" variety and looked very good. There were a number of bareroot plants and so far, so good. Before I plant in my garden, I put them all in 4" pots with potting soil to make sure they will grow before I expend all my energy planting them and having them die. MB is very good about replacing any plants that do not grow, and I have had them do that many times. They do have a lifetime warranty on all of their products, so I do not hesitate to buy from them.

Positive uniblab
(2 reviews)
On May 14, 2009, uniblab Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

I ordered nine raspberry bushes and three hostas. These were all bare root. They arrived on time and healthy. I will order again in the future.

Positive 3ferrets
(1 review)
On Apr 15, 2009, 3ferrets Hopkinton, RI wrote:

I have ordered from Michigan Bulb on a few different occasions. Last fall I ordered blueberry bushes and some flowers. Just as they had stated, it was to late in the fall to plant and the plants arrived here the first week of April. I then ordered more plants this spring, when I didn't receive them after having been shipped I called the customer service number. I spoke with a very nice lady, who took the time to resend the order to me which I received in a very timely manner. The plants were in very good shape. The size is a little small, but I didn't expect them to be to much bigger. If I wanted bigger plants I could have gone to the local garden center and bought them for a lot more money. And any ways, I want to watch my plants grow. I will definitely order again from Michigan Bulb.

Positive texasyellowrose
(2 reviews)
On Apr 11, 2009, texasyellowrose Gainesville, GA wrote:

Ordered butterfly garden and phlox from MBC and arrived in March. Carefully replanted each individual plant in PRO mix and water carefully from bottom to prevent drying. Some of the plants had no apparent green but root systems looked healthy. Was unsuccessful in saving these, but called Michigan bulb to see if I needed to return these for replacement. I spoke to the nicest customer service (George) who assured me they did not want my plants back and that they would be replaced, giving me a new order numb er and date for shipping.

Positive shady_gal
(2 reviews)
On Apr 7, 2009, shady_gal Springfield, IL wrote:

i ordered about 100 dollars worth of plants i recieved all but 1 . when my plants arrived they where in good condition healthy and pest free have not planted yet due to weather so hopefully they will due well once in the ground if they flourish i will order from them again if not i will take my buisness elsewhere so i guess time will tell will write back in few weeks with how plants faired once they where planted


On April 12th, 2009, shady_gal added the following:

i planted my plants in some starter beds a few days ago that i can bring in if it gets to cold at night i was surprised to see that they have already started to come up all of the growth seems healthy so far i geuss i hope i can expect the same once they are actually in the ground i ordered 1 colorful shade garden which included 10 perennial lilies 3 lady ferns 3 widows tears 6 lily of the valley and 3 fern leaf bleeding hearts which were all sent bare root and are doing good i also ordered 1 peppermint twist phlox which was supposed to be bare root but instead i got one that was already potted which was fine 1 ghost fern 1 bogo toad lily mix and 1 bogo cinnamon fern all are great the only thing that disappoints me is i also ordered 1 blue and gold toad lily mix which was supposed to arrive when the others did but the shipping has been delayed 3 times i hope it is sent soon i wish to plant it before the heat of summer other than that i will order from them again unless i get bad service or the plants dont live up to what they promise.
On April 15th, 2009, shady_gal added the following:

i have more of a question i have ordered from mi bulb i recieve catalogs from springhill and brecks ive noticed that the account number is the same i have never ordered from either company are the companies affliated? if anyone knows could you let me know
On May 16th, 2009, shady_gal added the following:

i am pleased to say that after planting my plants i recieved from mi bulb that all but 1 which was a lady fern have come up beautifully and are growing strong some have even started to bloom i am pleased with the plants that i have ordered i finally recieved the blue and gold toad lilies that i had been waiting for, for about 3 weeks planted them and they are also doing well i will order from this company again i will also keep my orders small so i will not have to wait weeks for all my plants to arrive hopefully
Positive doofy1
(1 review)
On Apr 7, 2009, doofy1 Creedmoor, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I ordered a lot of BOGO plants. I knew from ordering from other mail order companies that the plants would be small. I was e-mailed when the plants were shipped and they all arrived very well packaged and in good condition. I did lose three of my mini rose bushes and one Blue Fusion geranium. I called the company and talked to a very friendly and helpful customer service person and told them what had happened. They verified that I had ordered these plants and told me that I would shortly receive replacements for these plants. In less than two weeks I was e-mailed that they had been shipped. When I received them they were again well packaged and seemed to be even larger( the rose bushes.) Instead of sending only the one geranium, they sent a package of three like originally sent. All of the rest of my plants have lived and grown great. I have really had a very good experience with Michigan Bulb. I have recommended them to all of my friends for getting good plants at a good price.

Positive kaiteylady
(1 review)
On Mar 21, 2009, kaiteylady Wichita, KS wrote:

I made 3 plant orders from different companies this year (Gurney's, Henry Fields, and Michigan Bulb). I was not expecting much from Michigan Bulb since they were the cheapest out of the three. Michigan Bulb really surprised me because they turned out to be the best value and had, by far, the best quality plants shipped. The live plants healthy and vigorous, they literally looked like I could have picked them up at the local nursery. The missouri primrose was huge. The bareroots were large and in good shape. I used the $20 off coupon and buy-one-get-one-free and for $34.68 plus S&H this is what I received:

2 CLARA CURTIS DAISY (LIVE)
2 MOONBEAM COREOPSIS (LIVE)
6 PICOTEE BEGONIA MIX (BAREROOT)
1 VICTORIA RHUBARB
2 MISSOURI EVENING PRIMROSE (LIVE)
2 WHITE CLIPS CAMPANULA (LIVE)
1 BAREROOT SHADE GARDEN INCLUDING:
1 Lady Fern
1 White Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart
3 Mixed Delphiniums
1 Fernleaf Bleeding Hearts
4 Variegated Hosta
3 Mixed Astilbe

I am really impressed with the level of quality I have received from them, will definitely order from them again, but probably not Gurney's or Henry Fields.

Positive VBLJC
(1 review)
On Mar 19, 2009, VBLJC Parlin, NJ wrote:

I hesitated to order since I'd seen so many negative reviews, but took a chance with the coupon offer. I was very pleased with Michigan Bulb. They stated an email would be sent when my order was shipped - and it was - one week after I placed the order. The bulbs were large, bare root plants in good shape, and the plant (size as stated) budding with still moist soil.

If the plants don't make it through the year, I can only blame it on my own laziness, not through any fault of the supplier.

Positive PattyPerrenial
(1 review)
On Jan 28, 2009, PattyPerrenial Idaho Falls, ID wrote:

I had the best experience with MB. We bought a house two years ago from a very avid gardner. Within a year most of her work had been killed by my black thumb. I decided to turn things around. I read books about gardening and decided to start with some perennials. I orded 6 Rose of Sharon shrubs, 4 hydrangeas, and 2 Pink Parasol Clematis from Michigan Bulb. I was expecting them to come in two weeks. I called when my shipment didn't come and was assurred my order was there and was being shipped according to my areas planting schedule. I was really glad they didn't ship it until the ground was ready for it. I wouldn't have known any better. They all came together, really REALLY well packaged. They were small but the catalog said they would be. I planted them immediately, watered, and nurtured them and in a week or two there was new growth and flowers grew on my Rose of Sharon and Clematis in the first year! I've called with gardening questions and have always been helped and given lots of good tips and advice. I am a dedicated lifelong customer and am looking forward to placing my next order.

Positive xantres
(2 reviews)
On Jan 3, 2009, xantres Indianapolis, IN wrote:

I ordered several plants from Michigan Bulb in 2008. Early in the year, probably late spring or early summer, I ordered the dwarf citrus collection - orange, tangerine, lemon, and lime. They arrived promptly and were all lush and green right out of the box. The lemon even had sweetly-scented flowers on it. They are thriving now (January 2009) in a sunny window; the tangerine, lemon, and lime are getting really big. The orange is still really small, but I believe it is root-bound, and I believe this to be my fault due to my lack of experience gardening.

In the fall I ordered a number of flowers for next year's garden - grape hyacinth, tulips, pink daffodils, poppies, hollyhocks, lillies. It all arrived promptly and in the same shipment. I planted right away and after some unseasonably warm weather the grape hyacinth started to sprout. So, the bulbs were definitely viable! Hopefully they will survive until spring.

Positive daisy3501
(1 review)
On Nov 7, 2008, daisy3501 Muncie, IN wrote:

Spring shipment of plants did very well. Most were a replacement for a fall order that did not do well; probably not enough time for roots to develop before winter. No problems with their guarantee being met. Plants received in healthy condition and grew great! A few plants that were slow to grow were relocated to a different place in my yard where the soil texture and lighting were more likable to the plant; I called customer service to get this info and found them to be very helpful. I ordered hollyhocks, foxglove, a butterfly bush, asiatic lilies and lupines.

Positive LJSquishy
(1 review)
On Oct 21, 2008, LJSquishy Spokane, WA wrote:

I placed an order on 08/04/08 for the "Endless Bloom Perennial Garden", which contained 54 plants. The original ship date started in September and kept being pushed back until mid-October, which is when I actually received the order.

The contents of my order were all there, and very carefully packaged. Each of the "potted" plants (Foxglove, Coral Bells, Mums, etc) were much larger and healthier than I expected. Most had a good 4-5" of green growth, and the Mums had tiny buds on them. I am expecting most of the "bareroot" plants (Daisies, Hollyhocks, etc) to survive the winter, as the majority of them had good root systems, although a couple might not make it, which is to be expected. Out of the 54 plants I received, I would say maybe 3 of them I am not sure if they were dead or alive on arrival. I'll have to wait until Spring to find out!

Overall, I am VERY pleased with this company, and as long as they honor their Lifetime Guarantee, I will continue to order from them for years to come. If you are new to "bareroot" plants, keep in mind they are supposed to look like dead sticks/root systems, as they are shipped in the DORMANT state -- At least give them a chance to grow before rating the company poorly.

Positive snipesk
(3 reviews)
On Jul 28, 2008, snipesk Blythewood, SC wrote:

For many years almost ( 50 ) I have ordered from Michigan Bulb. In our first home I will never forget the package of very small plants I received I really didn't know that much about gardening and I didn't know if it was worth my time planting them but I did , 13 years later you would not believe the huge Red Maples many Yellow Bells etc. I left there. Everyone had lived . I have ordered off and on from them , last spring for the first time I had 3 plants die so I called them . The young man was very nice and gave me credit right away on my account. I really do recommend this company and plan to order from them again.

Positive mhrarabs
(3 reviews)
On Jul 9, 2008, mhrarabs Gering, NE wrote:

I ordered 7 bushes from Michigan Bulb company and two daisy plants. Then I saw all the complaints listed about them. I was VERY surprised when the bushes came. They were in excellent shape and because the company was out of burning bushes they subsituted a potted one. All are alive and thriving.

My daisys were to be shipped later and are to arrive in August.

I will order from them again.

Positive ElSalvaterra
(1 review)
On Jul 2, 2008, ElSalvaterra Beachwood, OH wrote:

I placed an order with Michigan Bulb this spring for a four season hedge and a red perennial collection (two for the price of one). I received all the items in early May--all items were present, and they looked as advertised; dormant bareroot, bulbs, and some small plants. I was a little worried about the packing, since they all seem to have been just thrown in a box with some packing, and some of the plant material had spilled out of its packing. However, I planted all items, and other than sporadic watering, pretty much neglected them. 30 days after delivery, there was some activity in all my plants, with the exception of the Rose of Sharon, which still looked like a dead stick. I called Michigan Bulb and explained the situation, and they said that although they could not replace it this year (no longer the correct season for shipping/planting), they'd make a free replacement order to be delivered next Spring. I agreed, and went about my life, including some out-of-town travel. I returned last week from about 10 days away to discover...green leaves and growth on the Rose of Sharon! I have since called and cancelled the replacement order, and am very happy with my plants.

Positive Kimberwitch
(2 reviews)
On Jun 11, 2008, Kimberwitch Des Plaines, IL wrote:

A year ago we bought our first house with a large yard full of nothing but grass. While being excited about having a "blank canvas" of a garden to work with, I also panicked about what it would cost me. I read many websites and gardening magazines about an affordable way to fill a garden with plants and they all said mail order companies.

I went to the Michigan Bulb Company’s website after seeing an ad in the paper and was thrilled to see their prices for flowers. They were so much cheaper than other companies offering the same plants. I understood that they would be tiny seedlings or bare root, dormant plants, and that my garden may not look full and lush this year, but next year it would look better. It was a trade off I was willing to make for saving money. I ordered about $300 worth of plants.

Every garden center in my town, with all their master gardeners have warned me that this company is horrible and that I should never buy from them. ALL my plants are coming up, and ALL of them are thriving. I put the plants in within a few days of receiving them. I tested my soil and made amendments where necessary and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My husband and I look forward to going out and seeing the growth progress every morning and evening.

I would recommend Michigan Bulb Company to anyone who is willing to be patient with their garden and is looking for an affordable way to landscape.

Positive redviolet_0
(4 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2008, redviolet_0 Texarkana, TX wrote:

I rec'd my first shipment today from Michigan Bulb. With all the negative comments I was half tempted to cancel my order. I have to say, this first shipment pleasantly surprised me! I rec'd 6 phlox root systems. They have tender pale green shoots coming off of them and they are moist and tender. The roots appear very hardy. I hope the rest of my order is just as good as this shipment.

Positive viktor13
(1 review)
On Jun 8, 2008, viktor13 Holly Springs, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have ordered all of my spring and fall bulbs from MB co. and they all came shipped very nicely and all bulbs sprouted withen the first week in the ground. Was a little weary about "real" live plants but ordered some anyway with one of their coupons. Once again, plants arrived very healthy with lots of little baby sprouts allover. They are all doing great. Orders need to be taken around the time your zone allows the plants to be planted for best results. I will continue to order great, healthy plants & bulbs from MB co.! If your undecided from other remarks @ least try their bulbs you won't be dissapointed.

Positive cddls1029
(1 review)
On Jun 7, 2008, cddls1029 Travelers Rest, SC wrote:

in April i ordered 3 black elephant ears and two rose bushes needless to say i was upset when i checked online and they stated my order was not recieved so i called i spoke with a supervisor and she told me she was sorry that my order had been lost and i would have to reorder my flowers, i told her i did not want to be charged twice to my credit card she assured me i wouldn't.
well i recieved my order within two weeks my flowers were very healthy and have sprouted so much since i planted them. i am so excited that each day when i water them i see new growth and i get more excited to know that they are going to be beautiful when they finally get full size.

THEN..... on June 3rd i recieved another package in the mail from michigan bulb i was surprised cause i hadn't ordered anything from them since the first order.....inside i find the same exact order i had already placed and they lost.... i was upset to know that they probablly charged my credit card again so i call...
when i talked to the woman she appoligized for the inconvienence and credited my card back the money and told me to keep the flowers as a gift from them...

now i planted them and they are doing beautifly they are doing so good... i love michigan bulb. i will be a fiathful customer to them for many years to come.

this is my first time owning my home and i bought land to beautify and its great to know that michigan bulb will be there to help make this land come to life.. thanks michigan bulb!

Positive salem_moon
(1 review)
On Jun 6, 2008, salem_moon Lindenhurst, NY wrote:

Early in the season I ordered their Waterfall Petunia collection and a Hosta collection. All arrived looking good. After a couple of days I lost 1 of the 12 petunias and a couple of days later another one died. Both phone calls to Michigan Bulb were handled by 2 very polite and friendly agents and both plants were replaced. The hosta are doing well and the petunias are blooming also, and this is after they've already suffered a transplant. I would not hesitate to purchase from Michigan Bulb again.

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