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|On Mar 11, 2013, docknee Murphy, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have used this company many times in the past with no issues. This year I ordered a number of tuberous begonias bulbs. These bulbs are not inexpensive for the average gardener. When they arrived I found a few of them had rotted to the core with mold. Of some 15 bulbs 4 or them had rot. I emailed them on a Sunday and Monday morning they advised a complete reship - more than I expected as I would have been happy with them replacing the 4 bad bulbs. No, ship it back to us, No hassel, Prompt service by Kelly in customer service. A reason to go back.
On Mar 11, 2013, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2013 11:20 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you very much for sharing we do our best to provide quality service and quality products. Enjoy your garden!"
|On Mar 8, 2013, Jcmeinster Conroe, TX wrote:
Products are good !
On Mar 8, 2013, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Mar 11, 2013 8:39 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you suggestions and I will pass this along."
|On Jan 30, 2013, purrrz Troy, MI wrote:
Posted on May 28, 2011, updated January 30, 2013
On May 23rd, 2011, purrrz added the following:
edit: i meant the shipping time was from April to mid may for zone 5 when I placed the order (I liked the scheduled timing that's why I ordered from them instead of others). But according to the customer service rep some of the items aren't ready to come out yet and they might have to ship them next year's spring if they aren't ready soon. Uh.. hello, don't sell stuff if you can't abide by your own shipping schedule.
On May 28th, 2011, purrrz changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
The plants /bulbs arrived yesterday. So far most of them seemed acceptable (I wasn't hoping for much at this price). I'm putting them on life support as a precaution. I will change the review based on how they do in the garden.
But I do give them credit for listening to my complaints in davesgarden.
On January 30th, 2013, purrrz changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Sorry for the late update. But that is how long it took for me to give an accurate review. The first year of receiving the order the plants did not do very well (some of them died) others barely grew. However, from second year they have bloomed beautifully. So I can honestly say that 90% of my plants have survived and doing well after experiencing Michigan winter. Looks like I will be placing another order this year (will post another review based on the experience). Thank you Michigan Bulb for your prompt reply.
On Jan 30, 2013, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 23, 2011 12:31 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for letting us know of the problem with your order. A customer service representative will be contacting you for your account information to check on your order and find out when it will be shipping."
|On Jan 13, 2013, guavagrower Corona, CA wrote:
I've ordered from Michigan bulb for years. Last time I ordered was last spring. I ordered a 3 in 1 apple tree, 2 banana trees, strawberries, and dahlias. When you first get them they don't look like much, but once you plant them they take off and look great.
On Jan 13, 2013, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Jan 16, 2013 4:31 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We appreciate your feedback. We do sell the "value size" plant but our plants do not suffer from transplant shock and are easy to plant and you will be amazed at the growth and how well they adapt."
|On Jan 7, 2013, bbagstad CLIFTON PARK, NY wrote:
I've ordered several times because they have great clearance sales. I've always received healthy items. The only drawback is that they occasionally break up orders and an item might arrive much later. But again, always good quality, healthy plants.
On Jan 7, 2013, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Jan 16, 2013 4:27 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for sharing, we appreciate you letting us know. We always strive to have the best quality plants and service for our customers."
|On Oct 7, 2012, dreamer62 Helena, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:
I'v been reading the reviews on Michigan Bulb.
On Oct 7, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Oct 9, 2012 12:24 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our company."
|On Jun 8, 2012, Jmillis Berlin, NH wrote:
After taking advantage of their sales special, I received part one of my order from Michigan Bulb today. I have never ordered from an internet or catalog company before and after reading some of the negative remarks made here, and due to the late in the season ordering, I was afraid of what I would find. However, the plants were shipped quickly, were well packed, moist and in overall good shape. I am sure it helped that the weather was cool and accommodating. Some of the plants were small, like the pomegranate kiss carnation, and one of the hollyhocks was a bit pale, but I am sure it will green up now that it is planted and the other will grow bigger. Overall, I was well pleased with my plants and I will order from Michigan Bulb again.
On Jun 8, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Jun 11, 2012 12:06 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for posting your feedback. We appreciate you letting us know how we are doing. Happy Gardening."
|On Jun 4, 2012, LD1234 Winsted, CT wrote:
I ordered the following this spring and all the plants came in healthy and have taken, many have new growth already. I have a bulb order in with them for the fall and am looking forward to it; the prices are great.
On Jun 4, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Jun 4, 2012 1:08 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much, we appreciate you letting us know. Happy Gardening!"
|On May 26, 2012, JohnfromAlabam Heflin, AL wrote:
I was skeptical about ordering from these folks. But, I saw an internet ad featuring plants for very low prices. So, I ordered some Honeyberries and a couple of Goji berries since they both are usually fairly pricey, I noticed a box that said I got $20 off a $40 order so I ordered some blueberries to get it just above $40. My total dropped to just over $20. I had some difficulty getting the order finished because the website had some kind of issues with my credit card. I tried again a couple of hours later and was successful. I received an order confirmation email and later another with a shipping window of May 28 to June 28. A couple of days later, I got an email saying part of my order had shipped. A day later, I got an email saying that the rest had shipped. Three days later, I checked the UPS tracking number and saw that both packages had been delivered to the Post Office. I entered a different ship to address so I don't understand why they shipped to my bill to address. I went to the P.O., got the plants and they look very nice. I don't remember a size being specified. The Gojis were pretty small and a little wilted, the Honeygerries were maybe 5" high and healthy looking. The Blueberries were maybe 14" tall and nice and green. The small "Biopots" made planting easy. As of May 26, all have been planted. Since the plants were healthy looking upon arrival, I wouldn't try to get them replaced if they should happen to die later. About all I can say is that so far, Michigan Bulb has provided satisfactory service and , on sale items, very good pricing. Where else can you get Honeyberries for $3.99?
On May 26, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 30, 2012 12:57 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We appreciate you sharing your experience with our company. Enjoy your plants and Happy Gardening!"
|On May 24, 2012, ardenac Colville, WA wrote:
I have been a customer of theirs for years. They have always replaced any item that didn't live. They are awesome!! Quick to get to the bottom of the matter to. LOVE THEIR PLANTS!!!
On May 24, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 30, 2012 12:46 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you, Happy Gardening!"
|On May 18, 2012, meggie123 raymond, NH wrote:
Posted on May 16, 2012, updated May 18, 2012
On May 16th, 2012, meggie123 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I am changing this to neutral because I ordered some plants about 3 weeks ago, just received some of my shipment and all the plants look very healthy and hearty. I am looking forward to planting these plants, but am still disheartened about the hydrangeas from last and the lack of response.
On May 18th, 2012, meggie123 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
After receiving an email from the customer service representative and getting the issue cleared up I am changing my rating to positive. They are going to reship my plants. I suggest that people needing help use the phone to get a response or post what the issue is here. All in all I believe this company is a good one with just a little customer service issue.
On May 18, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 16, 2012 12:06 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for the post. We apologize you have not heard back concerning your hydrangeas. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and get this taken care of."
|On May 15, 2012, Yellowpolkadots Victor, IA wrote:
I had placed my order and then looked into Michigan Bulb after hearing several not-so-great comments about them. I was nervous after seeing some of the negative comments. I'm happy to say that out of the 15 plants ordered, there's only one or two that look like they're in iffy condition. Overall I'm happy with my order and would most likely order from them again.
On May 15, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 16, 2012 11:58 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for sharing. Happy Gardening!"
|On May 13, 2012, chi02 parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
My husband and I decided to redo both or our whole yards this year on a limited budget. So seeing the michigan bulb web site we sent for a catalog. We loved the prices and for the money, we could do everything that we dreamed of. We have never ordered from a mail order site before, but gave it a shot. I made several orders of many hundreds of dollars. And we waited. In the mean time we got our yard ready for our new plants. It took about 5 weeks and our first order arrived. Yes, the plants are small, but so healthy and beautiful. We are very pleased and look forward to watching our little babies grow. We have many more orders to go still and I am expecting nothing less than great. This company helped us get the great garden we always deamed of, for the price our wallets could afford. If your expecting large, full plants and trees this is not the site for you. You will have to work for your beauty here. But it will be worth it. thank you.
On May 13, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 16, 2012 11:56 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We really appreciate you sharing your experience with our company. Enjoy your garden!"
|On May 13, 2012, GreenThumbToo Sierra Vista, AZ wrote:
My caregiver/fiance' looked every where for clematis, I have wanted to plant in my AZ garden since moving here in 2000. He found Michigan Bulb Company on line and ordered two blue "Tidal Wave" clematis for me. Immediately, he got the order confirmation via email, which was dated May 7th, the same day he ordered.
On May 13, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 16, 2012 11:55 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for your post. Enjoy the clematis, they are beautiful."
|On May 11, 2012, trainbrain0204 New Miami, OH wrote:
I have ordered from Michigan Bulb many times in the past. Never really had a problem. A few things died but I called and they were replaced or I received a credit. Their customer service is always good. Very pleasant to deal with the couple times I had to call. Prices are good and plants are decent. I just ordered climbing roses from them after Jackson and Perkins decided not to ship the ones I ordered from them. I am sure they will be fine too. I look forward to watching them grow!
On May 11, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 12, 2012 8:32 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We appreciate your post. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy Gardening!"
|On May 10, 2012, debraward Edwardsville, IL wrote:
Posted on May 9, 2012, updated May 10, 2012
On May 10th, 2012, debraward changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
update: I looked at my shipping information. I may have been too harsh on Michigan Bulb. My first two orders were mailed by 4/19/2012. I ordered them at the end of March. In the weeks between ordering and shipment, the expected ship date fluctuated between 4/12/2012 and 4/23/2012.
My Third Order was placed around 4/1/2012 and they mailed it on 4/30/2012.
My last order was placed on 4/27/2012 and is waiting to be shipped. Expected ship date alternates between 5/12 and 5/20.
I'm going to change my rating to positive - with the exception of the blue moon hydrangeas and the hardy geraniums that seem to be dead or dying.
On May 10, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 10, 2012 10:44 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We appreciate you letting us know about the problems with your plants. A customer service representative will contact you for your account infomation and we can reship the plants to you."
|On May 9, 2012, Aeyla Lake City, FL wrote:
Posted on March 13, 2012, updated May 9, 2012
On May 9th, 2012, Aeyla added the following:
I am adding to this because after my bad experience with The Growers Exchange. I bought my replacement plants from Michigan Bulb. The lavender I got from the other company was so tiny, but the one I got from Michigan bulb was 5 times bigger and it is doing great. I bought two roses that were green and are doing great also. I also replaced the dill that the other company sent that died. So now my herb garden is complete and I am already using some for cooking. This company has been my go to company for years and you cannot go wrong with them. I know the shipping dates changing can be frustrating but you are not ordering some toy or electronic. These are living plants and have to shipped at the right time to make sure they get to you in good health. Those of you bitching about the bare root plants. Do you even know what a "bare root" plant is? What are you expecting? a plant like you buy at a local nursery? Most people buy from company's like Michigan bulb because of the prices but are expecting the same as they get for double the price at a nursery. The customer that made a negative comment because he is the only one in the subdivision that is not done with his landscaping because his whole order did not ship at the same time! REALLY! You ordered on line if you wanted everything all at once you should have gone to a local nursery, & paid double to get all of your stuff at the same time.
On May 9, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 10, 2012 10:14 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much for your understanding and for your post. Happy Gardening and enjoy your plants."
|On May 7, 2012, ltduncan Hazel, KY wrote:
Posted on May 1, 2012, updated May 7, 2012
On May 7th, 2012, ltduncan changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Just wanted to say, I am pleased with all my plants, they may be small but they are doing good so far.. i was worried about 2 of them, but they seem to be comming back..So thanks Michigan Bulb.. i will order from you all again..
On May 7, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 1, 2012 10:47 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for posting. One of our customer representatives will contact you for your account information and take care of anything you need to have reshipped. We apologize for the inconvenience."
|On May 4, 2012, teko Brillion, WI wrote:
I've often bought from Michigan Bulb. Yes, the plants are small, but that's why they're so inexpensive. I'm an experienced gardener, I don't know how a newbie would do with some of the bare root plants, although they do send a booklet with planting instructions. I have one hosta (bare root) that I purchased this year that's yet to spring, but I'm not too worried.
|On May 2, 2012, Cat222 KUNKLETOWN, PA wrote:
First and foremost I should jump right in to the fact that the majority (not all... majority) of negative reviews I've seen for Michigan Bulb personally are due to complaints of shipping taking too long. I'm sure there are exceptions (as there always is) but the whole point of Michigan Bulb is that they won't ship you a plant unless it is ready to be planted in your particular zone. So you can go ahead and order in December but if the plant isn't ready it's still not going to get shipped until it's ready. I read somewhere that if you order too late in the season you'll receive your plants the NEXT planting season. I understand being excited/impatient, but it's unfair to rate poorly just because you didn't get your plants in a few days after your order. I'd rather wait and get them at their precise 'ready' time than get them too early and have them be too fragile or have a frost come along and kill them. Moving on... my shipment came yesterday with all but one plant in it, (that one has been shipped and will be arriving in a couple days) and everything was perfect. Anything potted was lush, green and larger than I had expected based on other reviews. All the bulbs were neatly packaged and the bareroots were already growing with leaves bright and green and healthy. The roots that were visable are not dry at all and look very healthy. The box was tidy and packaged in a way that nothing was shaken up or sliding around. I couldn't have been happier with what I got. I received prompt confirmation of order placement and shipping, was able to easily track the order on its way thereby knowing exactly when to expect it to be delivered. Now wether or not everything grows nicely over the next few years is yet to be seen but I will try to remember to update my review in the future.
On May 2, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 4, 2012 9:31 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Wonderful to hear and thank you for your posting and understanding. Enjoy your garden!"
|On Apr 30, 2012, marcl09 Hollidaysburg, PA wrote:
I never write reviews but felt it was necessary to do for this company after reading so many negative comments!
On Apr 30, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 1, 2012 9:30 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you very much for your wonderful posting. Happy Gardening!
|On Apr 29, 2012, gingerandgill Houston, TX wrote:
Posted on April 3, 2012, updated April 29, 2012
On April 29th, 2012, gingerandgill added the following:
In March we ordered a bunch of plants among which was the Endless Bloom Perennial Garden. Again, the delivery dates kept changing from April, May, and even June. However, we got our Garden yesterday. All the plants were carefully packed and most important, they were all beautiful! Looked like they never travelled in the box - potted plants had luscious green leaves and those that came in the sealed bags (bareroot) had little leaves. We are very impressed with the quality of the plants, especially taking into account that they are quite young. This is our second batch of the ordered plants and of exceptional quality. We planted them today and looking forward to enjoying them in the years to come. We will update our review again since we have one more garden to receive soon. In the meanwhile, we would like to mention how professional the customer service is, the plants are always packed nicely, and the plants themselves are healthy and beautiful. We are glad that we ordered from Michigan Bulb Co.
On Apr 29, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 3, 2012 1:58 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for sharing your experience with our company. If you have any problems just let us know and we will make it right."
|On Apr 28, 2012, topper25 Lansing, MI wrote:
Posted on April 28, 2012, updated April 28, 2012
On April 28th, 2012, topper25 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Please forgive me Michigan Bulb Company, after finding receipt the company was Bulbsdirect.com. They are called English Cottage Inn Irises. They offer buy 2 you get one of these free. Don't order this you will get whatever they have laying around to send you. Again, I owe apology to Michigan bulb company. Be very leary about ordering from BULBSDIRECT.COM I got the shaft.
On Apr 28, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 1, 2012 9:07 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for letting us know, we appreciate your updated posting."
|On Apr 27, 2012, WorcesterAnglo Worcester, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on May 16, 2009, updated April 27, 2012
On April 27th, 2012, WorcesterAnglo added the following:
I put in another largish order with Michigan Bulb this year and was very pleased overall with the plants I received. It's true that the plants tend to be small and that you won't know when they are coming until they have been shipped, but I still think the value for money is really good. Almost all my plants came out of the box looking happy and well-rooted this time; the bareroot plants all had visible growth, and all have sprouted happily since I planted them.
On Apr 27, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 1, 2012 10:40 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Great to hear, we do our best to offer nice plants at an affordable price. Happy Gardening!"
|On Apr 26, 2012, caseych Los Angeles, CA wrote:
I purchased the following from this company:
On Apr 26, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 1, 2012 10:16 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thanks Casey, we appreciate your posting."
|On Apr 20, 2012, kvmiller Woburn, MA wrote:
I have had nothing but positive experiences with Michigan Bulb. Please recognize that many of the negative reviews posted are clearly purchasers that have never made a catalog plant purchase before - it is DIFFERENT from walking down to your local garden center!
On Apr 20, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 21, 2012 11:07 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much for your posting about our company. We appreciate you taking the time to outline how you feel things work and sharing with other members. What you have posted is pretty accurate, thank you for understanding."
|On Apr 12, 2012, Mr_Deeds East Syracuse, NY wrote:
I had a decent sized order. Everything came and everything was alive; good quality too.
On Apr 12, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 21, 2012 12:27 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Great to hear, thank you for sharing!"
|On Apr 11, 2012, TA152H Stony Point, NY wrote:
I've bought a lot from Michigan Bulb through the years, and, as part of the Gurney's family, their trees are going to be poor, so just be careful about that part.
On Apr 11, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 21, 2012 10:41 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you letting us know about your plants. Happy Gardening!"
|On Apr 3, 2012, sadlerkoske Omaha, NE wrote:
My expectations were not sky high, due to the low price and a few of the reviews here. I recieved my shipment today (right on time), of summer bulbs, blueberry shrubs, peony tubers, and a few odds and ends. Everything was larger than expected, and looked great. Very great looking roots and plants. I'm very pleased and will order from Michigan Bulb again soon!
On Apr 3, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 4, 2012 10:40 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with our company. Happy Gardening to you!"
|On Apr 2, 2012, CandL Reynoldsburg, OH wrote:
Posted on May 12, 2009, updated April 2, 2012
On April 2nd, 2012, CandL added the following:
Still love this company. Got a 50% off everything offer today and bought a ton of plants. Cannot wait to get them and put them in the ground to watch them grow. I'm not particularly worried about ship date. I'm patient, and I understand that the plants have to be ready to ship before they can send them to me. I also understand that it's first come first serve and if the harvest isn't what it should be, I might not get my plants. I'm not worried that the plants are bare root. I consider it a challange to get these babies to grow. And when they do...Wow! And when they don't, I contact Michigan Bulb and they send me new ones.
I think people who want instant gratification from online nurseries need to just buy their plants at big box stores. Bareroot plants usually need a little babying. You can't just plant them and forget them (though I've done that with success before...).
On Apr 2, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 3, 2012 2:00 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for your feedback once again. We truly appreciate your understanding our plants and sharing this with our other customers."
|On Mar 28, 2012, stephdosha wrote:
I just ordered for the first time from this company. I received their magazine in the mail with a coupon for 50% off my entire order and $8.75 shipping. So I ordered almost $200 worth of plants. All of the plants are twigs but I expected that. But they were healthy and had great roots! Out of everything I ordered I only had to have the trumpet vine and strawberries replaced. Which isn't bad for how much I bought. The trees are already blooming! They have the best customer service I have ever dealt with. Very friendly and completely hassle free! I Already started recommending them to everyone else. I would defiantly buy from them again in the future.
On Mar 28, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Apr 3, 2012 1:56 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We really appreciate your glowing review, thank you and Happy Gardening!"
|On Mar 23, 2012, jfsl3 Bexley, OH wrote:
Received a first order from this company today -- 9 plants total, 6 bareroot, 3 potted plants. The 3 potted helebores look in great shape -- will see how the others grow, but everything looks good at this stage. Received what I ordered in good time, received an appropriate email to let me know they were on the way, and so far am a pleased customer. I had read this page first, so the order was placed in the spirit of taking a chance.
On Mar 23, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Mar 27, 2012 4:22 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our company. Happy Gardening!"
|On Mar 22, 2012, alightdew Danvers, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I am impressed with how quickly the plants came. I ordered from Springhill Farms a week earlier but Michigan Bulbs actually came first. I ordered mostly tubers but the small Ketchup and Mustard rose bush had no damage at all. It is healthy color and about 6 inches tall. The Beacon Silver I received was small and had some dark leaves on the edges. I just got it so I am not sure how it will fair later on. I will re-post if any of the plants die or do not seem up to standard. But over all I like how cheap and how quick this company runs!
On Mar 22, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Mar 27, 2012 2:41 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for letting us know about your order. If your Beacon Silver does not do well for you just let us know and we will be happy to send you a new one."
|On Mar 22, 2012, cp7430 Austell, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered a climbing rose from Michigan despite so many
On Mar 22, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Mar 23, 2012 4:47 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Wonderful, nice to hear, thank you for sharing."
|On Mar 15, 2012, Pat_Montgomery Gaithersburg, MD wrote:
Posted on July 19, 2011, updated March 15, 2012
On June 1st, 2011, Pat_Montgomery added the following:
More plants delivery today, -.-'
1st Concord grapeseedless looks like dead stick, but good size about my knee height included root. I never seen something like this
2nd I got Tiny Citrus Orange, looks handsome and healthy also but smaller than Lime I got before like 2" shorter, but very very beautiful.
3rd This is ??? Stevia ??? O.o :-/
Looks not really good, yellow brown leaves and skinny stem, looks very sick and no pretty at all.....I send email to customer service with its pics, My family do not want that stevia, may be return for refund or replace with another thing. We do not want ugly pot plant like that in the house.... period .... not as we image at all....
I will wait a couple days for the result and come back with another addition review...
On June 3rd, 2011, Pat_Montgomery added the following:
Just got a Cherry bareroot, So impressed. it does have some leaves from buds already when I opened the box. For The Citrus still looks good. The stevia plant that looks so sick still looks so sick, doesn't look any better yet. I try to be patient follow the book they provided. Hopefully it will not going to die. After the Grape give some leaves or with next 4-6 weeks I will come back for telling how the plants look. This is not a week yet after I planted them. :) so far, the plants those came, are good size. Now I will give them times. Hope they are growing well. So in the next few year I will have a little fruit garden around the desk.
On June 8th, 2011, Pat_Montgomery added the following:
They helped me replaced the stevia real quick, I send the picture day0 when we just got stevia and now. And ask them to replace just at noon. And I just got their apologized email and confirm replacement. Thank you. Very much. :) within few hours, they really willing to help.
On July 18th, 2011, Pat_Montgomery added the following:
Updated, and question?
What is the great size of planter for Dwarf orane item no. 66622 and lime tree 66621? Mine both plants leves turn a bit yellow and look like need some extra care like a bigger pot? My plastic pot now are 12" height and deep and have drain hole. The plants both are about 6" from the soil.
Pros: I really reccomend Grape seedless concord, it grow fast and keep growing, I got a tiny flowers but they did not turn to be fruits and fall out. :) I don't expect fruit or grape after plant first season. So it is a bonus for me to see tiny flowers within a month. This is so amazing.
For Nanking Cherry, The wood stem that has yellow leaves. The leaves all dried and fall off, scared me at first :)) but it did grow right back from root made a new tender green stem with 10s leaves about 5-6" tall already, but will have to wait to become a bush, it grow slower than grape. :) Never mind. :D because it look like it has very strong root systems.
Cons: My dwarf orange tree and lime leaves turn a bit yellow. I am afraid to kill them. Customer service is available even after 5 pm, and I have not to wait to get a representative on phone, this is very great!
But I Called customer service asking the planter size for dwarf lime and orange, He told me that the full size of Orage and lime tree need 4' at least diameter and 6-9" height. I said Thak you and hung up politely BUT that sounds like a pound for a fish. O.o
Reccomend to provide the pot size for the mature plant in the information, I don't blame customer service because I did not know everything in the company that I work either. And I think it would be nicer if when the customer service do not know the answer should ask for customer email or ID to contact back for a right answer. I want a right answer not guessing.
On July 19th, 2011, Pat_Montgomery added the following:
Thanks already got answers and care instruction, look like I need to fertilize the plants, my pot is already good size. :) Michigan bulb, fast lightning service.
On March 15th, 2012, Pat_Montgomery added the following:
I have question
it's about 70s-80s F in here for a couple weeks already .
The Nanking Cherry already have green leaves for 2 weeks. But no sign of life back for Blue Concord Seedless Grapes yet. My neighbor has a Blue Concord grape vine that lots of green leaves already. When I can expected the green leaves or sign of life for this vine?
How long does it take for growing Giant Asparagus from roots?
I'm interested in Flat Wonderful™ Peach which is out of stock when it would be in stock again?
On Mar 15, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On May 23, 2011 1:07 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for sharing your experience with our company. We do our best to provide the best possible service and best possible plants to our customers. We are always here to help. If you ever need any assistance, just let us know.
On Jul 19, 2011 9:56 AM, Michigan Bulb added:
We contacted the cutomer so we could answer all her questions.
On Mar 16, 2012 4:37 PM, Michigan Bulb added:
The grapes annual growth cycle in the spring with bud break. In the Northern Hemisphere begins around March while in the Southern Hemisphere it begins around September when daily temperatures begin to surpass 50 degrees. The Flat and Wonderful Peach is out of stock for the year. It depends how old the roots are how long it will take. If your roots are two years old they produce the next season.
|On Feb 25, 2012, scott55tx Duncanville, TX wrote:
I have received there catalog for many years but never ordered
On Feb 25, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Mar 5, 2012 4:32 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate you letting us know and that is well with your plants."
|On Feb 10, 2012, Old_Farmer Napier, WV (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have ordered several times over the past few years from Michigan Bulb Co, and have always had good results. Admittedly sometimes there are delays because the plants apparently are grown by different suppliers but they have always been the highest quality even though small. They grow very fast because of the excellent packaging and freshness of the plants received. I just called them yesterday on two plants that had been delivered somewhere during the time I was gone on a months vacation and they immediately rescheduled a shipment to me. They have the best price and shipping cost of just about any mail order company. I am a retired nurseryman myself and really appreciate their customer service. Considering everything about them I will rate them excellent.
On Feb 10, 2012, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Feb 15, 2012 11:20 AM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much for your wonderful testimonial about our plants. We have very nice plants for good prices in this tough economic time."
|On Dec 6, 2011, Sandwichkatexan Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
First ordered from them seven years ago , At first I almost laughed at the plant size . Boy was I wrong my butterfly bushes are now huge 8 foot tall goliaths . My rose of sharons are now 6 feet tall and bloom furiously . All in all the starter plants they send have always came to my doorstep in good health and if you take the time to baby them you end up with some beautiful shrubs and perennials that rival anything purchased at a local nursery for 3 times the price . If you have the patience and nurture your sticks you receive you can have some great results . And one cant beat their lifetime guarantee .
On Dec 6, 2011, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Dec 11, 2011 12:51 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
Thank you so much for your wonderful testimonial about our plants. It is true, even though they are starter plants they will turn out every bit as nice as the bigger plants you pay the bigger price for, and we have our lifetime guarantee."
|On Nov 28, 2011, normam25 Heath, TX wrote:
I ordered 2 rose of sharons last year. They arrived in small pots and to my surprise fully leafed out with dark green leaves. Very healthy.
On Nov 28, 2011, Michigan Bulb responded with:
"On Nov 29, 2011 12:58 PM, Michigan Bulb responded with:
We appreciate you sharing your experience with our company. Happy Gardening!"