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|On Apr 25, 2011, walshee Addison, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on May 16, 2005, updated April 25, 2011
On April 25th, 2011, walshee added the following:
Another spring and another trip to Chamblee's for more roses. If you ever get to visit this nursery, you will find the staff to be very helpful and very knowledgeable. This year, I purchased 5 plants and all of them are gorgeous and because they're from Chamblee's, I know they are healthy.
|On Mar 31, 2011, JonSchneider Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Posted on September 30, 2010, updated March 31, 2011
On September 30th, 2010, JonSchneider added the following:
September 30, 2010
I have just received my third order from Chamblee's. Once again their plants and their customer service are superior. It is not hard to see why they are in the top 30 list.
On March 31st, 2011, JonSchneider added the following:
Several weeks ago I received another order of David Austin Roses from this superb nursery. Service was quick and dependable. The quality of my roses was excellent as was their packaging. These bushes are already blooming with large florist quality blooms. This company is well deserving of a top 30 rating. I recommend them to fellow gardeners frequently.
|On Mar 31, 2011, funmagick2000 Alamogordo, NM wrote:
I ordered the Julia Child Rose from this company. Received it in perfect condition. Planted it in full sun and it is doing great. I just got my first rose and it is beautiful, I will order from this company again.
|On Mar 10, 2011, xenya North East, MD wrote:
This was my first order with Chamblees, for eleven roses. They arrived today, packed very well. They all look healthy, and several even have flower buds on them! I can hardly wait to get them into the ground..They have a great selection and prices, and I will definitely be ordering from them again.
|On Feb 6, 2011, gardenluver2 Katy, TX wrote:
I have ordered something like 100+ roses from many different rose growers over the past decade, including Chamblee's. Chamblee's is my preferred grower over all the rest. Their customer service is excellent, orders (except for one) have always been accurate on arrival and the one time it wasn't they didn't give me any trouble and shipped the correct rose to me post haste! I have never had a rose die on me from Chamblees (that I didn't kill myself, that is). This is not the case from other growers. For instance, I have ordered from the Antique Rose Emporium before, and while I love their wide selection, one of the roses they sent me died shortly after arrival (I suspect from cane dieback, it had been pruned for shipment) and it was like pulling teeth getting them to accept responsibility and ship another one.
|On Oct 8, 2010, bungalow1056 Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered roses from Chamblee's for Fall planting this year. It was my first experience ordering from the nursery. The transaction was easy, shipping prompt and packaging safe. The plants (Don Juan & Clotilde Soupert) are of excellent size with mature, substantial root systems. The nursery's prices are significantly lower than some of the other rose farms from which I've ordered. I will definitely order from Chamblee's again!
|On Sep 17, 2010, monniemon Lansdale, PA wrote:
I ordered 6 potted roses from Chamblee's and the order arrived yesterday. The roses were outstanding, they were alot bigger than expected,some had blooms. Chamblee's packaged them with care, they were still moist, just very healthy large plants.
|On Sep 5, 2010, emerrick Selden, NY wrote:
it took me awhile to post this but after receiving bad roses from another company had to post this .youre company is special, youre roses are the best they came budded and healthy and vibrant . packed beautifully and priced right. keep up the good work and thank you for great roses
|On Jul 5, 2010, DothanAL Dothan, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Earlier this year I received 5 roses from Chamblees and have enjoy watching them grow and bloom all spring/ summer and they are stil growing healthy, strong with lots of blooms. I was a bit concerned because of my deep southeast Alabama location, but I have to tell you my 2 Abraham Darby's, Sharifa Asma, Heritage and Tess of the D'Urberbilles are just simply gorgeous. I highly recommend Chamblee, thank you for such quality roses.
|On May 13, 2010, lilybugnanny Greensburg, IN wrote:
WOW,WOW,WOW Cant say enough about the roses I just received!!!Wonderful price,shipping,and quality of my plants shipped. A++++ will order from the company again!! Thanks:)
|On May 4, 2010, raindazy Houston, TX wrote:
This was my first time ordering from Chamblee's Rose Nursery, and I am just thrilled with the quality of the roses I received. Each gallon pot had at least 3 thick healthy canes. After checking through many other nurseries, I picked Chamblee's because of the positive reviews here as well as competitive pricing and low shipping cost. I'm just so pleased to receive these beautiful plants (Wild Blue Yonder, Abraham Darby, Pegasus, Evelyn, and Dark Lady) so quickly (next day turnaround for shipping from Tyler, TX to Houston, TX). They will be a lovely present for my mother this weekend. I will definitely be a returning customer.
|On May 1, 2010, clpgirl Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered from Chamblee's during a sale, I believe, in January. 8 roses arrived right on time, this week. After 4 days in transit, they looked as if I had brought them home from a local nursery!
|On Apr 18, 2010, rockymontuno Rocky Mount, NC wrote:
Great customer service and beautful and affordable roses. My father ordered from them over 30 years ago and now I do too.
|On Apr 17, 2010, appalachiangirl Hurricane, WV wrote:
This was my first time ordering container roses from Chamblee's roses, and so I didn't know what to expect. I was very happy when I received my order from Chamblee's roses. The roses were very large and healthy, and one of the roses (Jude the Obscure) already had 5 roses already in bloom on them. I felt like someone had just sent me a bouquet of roses:) The roses were shipped exactly when they promised. I will definitely buy from them again.
|On Apr 12, 2010, SuckerForCorms Spring, TX wrote:
Posted on March 16, 2010, updated April 12, 2010
On April 12th, 2010, SuckerForCorms added the following:
I'm going to order at least 250 this fall! (Sarcastic). These roses are so amazing! All have bloomed at least once except Benjamin and they are so gorgeous! The Portmerion smells so wonderful. It's so deliciously smelling. This fall a friend and I will order together to save on shipping since it takes a lot of money to ship potted plants which are so much better than bare root plants. Thank you Chamblee! You are a quality horticulturalist!
|On Apr 10, 2010, mollymistsmith Valdosta, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I received my order of 7 roses and they are doing great. Would highly recommend Chamblee's as the place to purchase your roses. Thanks. :)
|On Apr 8, 2010, gianetta Charlottesville, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 12, 2009, updated April 8, 2010
On April 8th, 2010, gianetta added the following:
Update: all 6 roses had grown tremendously by the end of last season and are leafing out nicely this spring. Still very impressed.
|On Mar 30, 2010, mocatmom Driftwood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on April 8, 2009, updated March 30, 2010
On April 22nd, 2009, mocatmom added the following:
Another great shipment just arrived from Chamblee. Lovers Delite and SDLM arrived in full bloom! Frances Dubreuil and Duchesse de Brabant are big and healthy. This is a wonderful mail order company!
On March 30th, 2010, mocatmom added the following:
I just received another order today with 8 roses - all perfectly packed and completely undamaged. La Marne is in full bloom, and the others all have healthy buds!
As an update on last year's order, the tiny Ducher is tiny no more - it's grown by leaps and bounds and has over 20 buds ready to open any day now. Duchess de Brabant is LOADED with huge buds and I cannot wait for her to explode with blossoms. SDML, Abe Darby, Gruss an Aachen and all of the marvelous roses are big and healthy this year.
Order from Chamblee's with confidence - you will not be disappointed.
|On Mar 26, 2010, cindiNC Lexington, NC wrote:
Just received an order for 8 roses and was pleasantly surprised!! They are gorgeous! They are healthy, leafed out, large bushes, 6-8" above soil line, in 1 gallon pots, and packed really well. Looks like I brought them home from a garden shop. I am impressed....NOT the sad looking sticks I have recieved from other venders in the past. Now, off to planting if it will stop raining in NC!!!
|On Mar 18, 2010, cattjovi Richmond Hill, GA wrote:
Received my order today from Chamblee's Roses. I ordered 5 roses and all arrived in beautiful condition. Very well packed. I will continue to order from them in the future. Highly recommended their nursery.
|On Mar 4, 2010, LaurenGormly Dallas, GA wrote:
I have been meaning to leave a comment for some time now! I bought a bunch of David Austin Roses in March 2009: 3 Heritage, 3 Pat Austin, 3 Portmeirion, 1 Evelyn, and 1 L.D. Braithewaite rose. All came in fabulous condition, packed very well. Some plants even had buds on them. I will say the roses that have done best are Heritage. In one summer they grew 5 feet tall!!! I actually had to cut them back a bit and they have only been in the ground a year. Evelyn gives out some huge flowers that are so gorgeous and smell amazing- I had my last and largest bloom on November 12! The others did not perform as well but they had plenty of blooms for their first summer in the ground. L.D. Braithewaite only gave me a couple of blooms, so I transplanted him to another area of the garden and I hope he does better this summer. I am really looking forward to spring/summer 2010 cause I am expecting a show of gorgeous and fragrant blossoms! I have already purchased a couple more and waiting anxiously for their arrival- Queen Elizabeth rose for my grandmother, and an Abraham Darby for me! Love this company. They have great prices which means I can get more for my money.
|On Feb 17, 2010, charlenesplants Buffalo, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on September 16, 2007, updated February 16, 2010
On February 17th, 2010, charlenesplants changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Well, that was then and this is now. I was truly a newbie at roses at the time I made that purchase.
I have been back several times to purchase roses from Chamblee's. The salesperson who assisted me the first time just didn't give me the info that someone as green as I was needed. I also needed to find out more about how roses are grown and sold.
I would never buy roses anywhere else except for Chamblee's now because I have found that the quality far excels the quality of other rose growers.
I have had a much better experience with salespersons answering my "green" questions about roses.
I just needed to grow and the sales peson just needed to understand just how much I didn't know about roses.
Sorry Chamblee's you are the best and I know that now!!
On Feb 17, 2010, Chamblee's Rose Nursery responded with:
On Sep 19, 2007 1:17 PM, Chamblee's Rose Nursery added:
We politely take the time to reply to this negative rating, but would like to list the inconsistencies in the negative claim:
|On Feb 3, 2010, oldroselover Fort Worth, TX wrote:
Great company! I have ordered from them by mail and have bought roses in person at their greenhouses in Tyler, Texas. They have a wonderful selection of old roses, Griffith Buck roses, and hardy newer rose varieties, including the Knockouts. They have several David Austin roses. They usually carry all of the Earthkind varieties as well. All of the roses they sell are grown on their own roots. Their mail order roses have always arrived very well packed and quite healthy and vigorous. I am hoping to visit them in person again soon during a road trip from Texas to Georgia. At the nursery you usually have your choice of many of the roses in one, two, or three gallon containers. They mail order their one gallon roses. Their pricing is great, and their customer service is very courteous. I am a huge fan of these folks!
|On Jan 2, 2010, cherryguy San Francisco, CA wrote:
The Ballerina shrub roses I ordered last year are twice the size of the ones I ordered elsewhere at the same time. And this being California, they're blooming here in early January!Reasonable price, nice selection, efficient service.
|On Oct 11, 2009, leibe42 Kennett, MO wrote:
I ordered 3 David Austin Glamis Castle and 2 Aloha climbers. They arrived the first of last week but due to my horrible work schedule they sat on the front porch for 4 days.
|On Sep 29, 2009, CapeCodGardener Mid-Cape, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered four Dr. Griffith Buck Roses (Prairie Breeze, Prairie Flower, Prairie Harvest, Prairie Sunset) which I could not find elsewhere, and received four well-grown healthy one-gallon plants two weeks later (9/26/09). I am very pleased with my on-line experience with Chamblee's Rose Nursery and would recommend them.
|On Aug 2, 2009, ridgebax1 Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered a rose called The Prince from this company. It arrived in good condition in about 2 weeks after the order was placed. I am quite satisfied with the rose and will order from them again as I am rebuilding my rose garden.
|On Jul 21, 2009, tontogirl Powersville, MO wrote:
I order every year and feel this is the best place for good size own root roses. Good selection of David Austin roses and Buck roses. Very good customer service. Cant wait to pick out roses for next year.
|On Jun 13, 2009, jTelgardener Mahomet, IL wrote:
I was so very excited to be ordering from this company for the first time since I had heard such great reviews! I am sad to say that the rose shipped did not meet my expectations (it was a sunny knockout rose)! Firstly their packing job was less than desirable (the rose was placed into the bottom of the box and the remaining space was packed with newspaper breaking many of the branches on the rose). As for the plant, it was obviously just transferred into a gallon sized pot when it clearly should have been kept in the pot it was already in.
On Jun 13, 2009, Chamblee's Rose Nursery responded with:
"On Jun 15, 2009 9:14 AM, Chamblee's Rose Nursery responded with:
As mentioned in the negative review, we did respond promptly to your concerns. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We are glad that both of your roses are doing well for you. We apologize for any damage you received to your plants during shipping."
|On Jun 2, 2009, nangardens Jamaica, VA wrote:
Wow! I have ordered from Chamblee's twice; and in both cases the roses have arrived in beautiful condition. The original roses that I ordered two years ago far eclipse those that I've bought locally; and the new ones are already performing nicely. My roses were a nice size and arrived with many buds. I also find the website to have great information, and the varieties that they carry are indeed disease resistant, even in the humid conditions in Virginia.
On June 10th, 2009, nangardens added the following:
Just an update; the two ballerina roses which I ordered and planted recently are already sporting a number of beautiful blooms. All foliage is healthy and vibrant; and these are planted on at the edge of our lawn facing the very large Rappahannock river.
|On May 22, 2009, divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
This was my first order from Chamblee. What a joy.
|On May 16, 2009, bookreader451 Troy, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
My husband called me at work and said what did you order this box weighs a ton. I knew my rose were here.
|On May 11, 2009, PamelaQ Navarre, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered 2 Belinda's Dream roses. They arrived very healthy and dark green in gallon flower pots. This is great as I like to see how they like a spot before I plant them. I would ordered again and again from here!
|On May 10, 2009, mudpiegirl (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered 4 David Austin roses from this site back in the fall, to be delivered this spring. They arrived exactly when I requested them. They were very carefully packaged and each plant arrived in fantastic shape. Because these roses were in pots, not bare-root, I had freedom to plant the roses at my leisure instead of within a day or so of receiving them. My roses are now happily situated in their new spots and blooming! I could not be happier with my entire experience with this company, from the pleasure of perusing their web site to opening the box to view healthy plant packaged with such care, to now seeing the plants thrive in my garden. At first I gasped a bit at their shipping costs but I believe now it was worth every cent. I heartily recommend this company.
|On May 6, 2009, connietn Brentwood, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered a Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose from Chamblee's earlier this year. They shipped at the appropriate planting time. I was very, very pleased with my rose when it arrived. It was well-packed, in a pot with moist soil, and had suffered no breakage. It has been in the ground a couple of months now and seems to be doing wonderfully!
|On May 4, 2009, odeymail Ormond Beach, FL wrote:
Received 2 rose bushes from Chamblee's. They are excellent quality, very healthy, super well packed and were shipped quickly, They are good- sized plants in gallon pots. Their prices are very reasonable both for the plants and the shipping. This is a terrific company to buy roses from. Both of these are Belinda's Dream rose bushes. Thanks Chamblee's!! Would gladly order from them again. They are a dependable and good nursery in Texas. This was my first order from them. Joyce, Ormond Beach, Florida
|On Apr 23, 2009, hlebear Yukon, OK wrote:
I received my rose order of three roses the week of April 12, 2009. While I was pleased with the size of the roses and the price, one of the roses, Benjamin Britten, had blackspot on several of the leaves. I have been growing roses for years, and I do know blackspot when I see it. I contacted Chamblees with my concern last week and included two pictures of the rose, which I took after opening. I as yet have had no response to my concern, which is troubling as I have read many positive reviews of the company and influenced my decision to order from them.
On April 29th, 2009, hlebear changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
The nursery is reshipping the rose variety I had trouble with so I am happy with the result. As I said previously, I was happy with the size and age of the other roses I received. I am also glad to find such a wide selection of own root roses.
On Apr 23, 2009, Chamblee's Rose Nursery responded with:
"On Apr 24, 2009 5:54 PM, Chamblee's Rose Nursery responded with:
We are very sorry for your dissatifaction with the Benjamin Britten rose which had blackspot upon delivery. Our policy is to replace any rose you are not satisfied with for ninety days from your date of purchase or give you a complete refund. This has just been brought to my attention. I have been out of town from Wednesday April 22, 2009 until Friday April 24, 2009. We are using invironmentally friendly methods of pest control and sometimes these methods have a hard time controlling disease in stressful times of high humidity and cool temperatures. We appreciate every customer and our customer sevice reputation. I assure you we have not neglected your concern and it will receive our immediate attention. We appologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sincerely, Mark R. Chamblee"
|On Apr 19, 2009, rosegirl33 Cornelius, NC wrote:
I was very happy with the shipment of healthy and blooming roses I just received from Chamblees. They were packaged the best I have ever seen, the soil was moist as the bottom of the pot was bagged and rubberbanded keeping the canes and blooms dry. They were also larger than I would expect for own root roses. They kept right on blooming as soon as I put them in their new homes. I only wish their shipment communication was better, it would be nice to receive a shipping confirmation rather than wondering if everything went to plan. That said, this is a quality product, I highly recommend them and I will never buy anything from Jackson and Perkins again (J&P definitely does not stand behind their products regardless of how good a customer you have been).
|On Apr 17, 2009, adadia Glenmoore, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I am thrilled with the fantastic roses I just received from Chamblee's. I can't believe how large and healthy these roses are. It was a delight to open the box and find two of the roses with a few blooms, not from stress but rather because the plants are so well-developed. I will definitely be ordering from Chamblee's again.