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.
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!
The Green China rose has at least 7 blooms on it, several others have buds about to open. I am delighted at the quality of the plants, and the safety of the shipping. Pots were still moist, and I almost hesitated to water them as directed when they arrived.
I will definitely be back to Chamblee's again. The biggest thing for me, aside from the quality of the plants, is the fact that I did not have to 'remind' them of my order-it shipped autmatically, at the correct time, through their system.
This is what customer service is about!! Thanks Chamblee's.
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.
Posted on March 16, 2010, updated April 12, 2010
I ordered 4 roses. Chihuly, Portmerion, Benjamin Britten, and Monsieur Tillier. They shipped yesterday and arrived today. They came in excellent condition, much better than you could have gotten at home depot or lowe's. The Chihuly even had 1 rose blooming! I will definitely order 4 or more in the fall!
They came in plastic containers wrapped in transparent plastic to keep the dirt from falling out. Newspaper was loosley wrapped around each plant.
If you're going to order roses and chamblee rose nursery has the cultivars you want, you need to order from them! Their roses are about 1/2 the price of roses sold at garden centers at home depot & Lowe's and the David Austin roses they carry are about 1/2 price than roses sold at david austin's website. Definitely a big deal!
You must order from Chamblee Rose Nursery!
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 8, 2010, gianetta Charlottesville, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 12, 2009, updated April 8, 2010
I just received my first order of 6 roses from this company. They were well packed. Even after sitting in the warm sun (delivery person left them there) - probably for a couple of hours, they were in good shape when I unpacked them (moist soil), and looked great after a day spent outside in a shady location.
This is my first experience with own-root roses, but I'm very pleased with the product and service from this company so far. The plants were larger than I'd expected and look very healthy, and one variety had buds or blooms on all three plants.
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
Wow. Just wow.
Three plants arrived today just loaded with leaves and buds, well-branched, healthy and looking like they never spent a moment in the back of the UPS truck. The Ducher is small but looks better than any other rose I've ever purchased online. The Gruss an Aachen and the Abraham Darby are HUGE!
I will be placing all my orders with Chamblee from now on.
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.
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!!!
Will see how they do and perhaps Chamblee has made a friend for life!!
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.
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
I went to chamblees to purchase roses. I told them I was new to roses and wanted good quality roses.
I bought 20 plants that were only 5$ each. The person said you want to look for one that is healthy and has a good system with three good canes as she pointed to the canes in the pot.
As a newbie, I would've appreciated more honesty.
I saw them later at a garden show selling the same plants for $6.97 each.
The plants all had three cuttings in them instead of three canes on one plant.
When you took them out of the pots, they were distinctly separate plants and were not very old rooted cuttings.
They were not what I was told and not what I expected to recieve.
After three years of learning about roses, I now look online about what to expect before going out to buy roses.
For the same amount (acutally 3 cents less) I bought roses from Wal-mart that were bare root, wrapped in plastic with compost keeping the roots moist. They were actually three cane roses and had a strong root system. No babying or pampering was needed when they were planted out.
Chamblees has own root roses and they are not graded by any standards. Only grafted roses are graded.
Having learned this, I personally will not buy their roses again.
I like own root roses, but I prefer healthy roses grown for at least two years. They are much less stressed and have a much better chance of survival.
Now if they (chamblees) had told me that I could get healthier and older plants by paying more, I would have done that. The problem I have is that they were asked to give me guidance as a newbie and some advice on roses. I actually went there to buy 20 roses and would have paid $10 - $15 a plant had they given me the proper advice.
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:
1) The only garden show in Tyler, Texas, that our roses have been sold at were not sold for $6.97. If this was the price, these were not our roses.
2) The roses we have for $5.00 at our nursery are very old plants that have been discontinued due to slow sales of these varieties. Our sales staff would not have introduced these roses to a customer claiming to be "new" to roses, as larger, well-established varieties are much more appealing. We also stay in business by selling our higher quality roses. The "bargain" roses are geared toward gardeners who are not looking for specific varieties and want a low price.
3) All of our roses, including the $5.00 roses, carry a 90 day guarantee and we will be glad to replace them if they do not perform. We were not contacted by you for this information.
4) Although you refer to yourself as a "newbie", you state that you have been learning about roses for three years and have taken a class at ARE. We are always happy to educate our customers properly. In fact, we hold an annual Rose Adventure for those customers who study roses as deeply as you claim to.
5) Bare root roses are grafted roses and require much care in order to survive. Grading laws do not apply to own-root roses, as governed by United States Department of Agriculture. We only carry own-root roses, and our product cannot be honestly compared to a grafted rose sold at Wal-Mart. Numerous rose growers would support the fact that own-root roses are hardier, and easier to grow than grafted roses.
As always, had you contacted us regarding your displeasure with our staff or our products, we would have been more than happy to correct the situation. As you can tell, we are highly regarded when it comes to customer service. We are pleased to here that you are a happy customer of Antique Rose Emporium as they are a customer of ours, and friends in the rose community.
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.
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.
Today I finally got to open the box, knowing they would be in sad shape. When I opened the top I was met by 2 beautiful Glamis Castle blooms!!! Two of the GC roses were blooming and the third has buds. The two Aloha's are in wonderful shape and are about 2 feet tall.
I am so impressed!!!!
I will definitely buy from them again and already have some spring roses picked out.
Now to dig some holes.........................................
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.
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.
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.
SO, the plant was already small, and many of the branches were broken off so I decided to email them and tell them of my experience. Luckily they responded promptly and I am pleased to say they sent me a new plant that was better than the first, but still packed in a less than desirable way!
All in all I am not too happy with the company, I think that they really need to try and do a better job of shipping their plants, which seem to be very good quality I might add! The two roses that I received from there, the one I ordered and the replacement, are both doing well now despite the harsh treatment they received initially.
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."
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 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.
I was not disappointed when I got home. I opened the box and I could not believe the roses. The New Dawn was blooming and smelled heavenly. Most of the rest of the order had buds or blooms. I spent the early part of the evening unwrapping like Christmas. I am very pleased with the roses
I will definitely order again as soon as I figure out where I can put more roses.
Living in upstate NY has itís disadvantages though. We have a frost warning for early next week so I guess I have to wait until I plant to err on the side of caution.
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!
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!
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
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:
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"
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.
On Apr 16, 2009, soonergirl68 Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
I never comment on this forum, but I have to say I was EXTREMELY pleased with the roses I received. I ordered 6 climbing roses from Chamblee's and 4 from another company. Chamblee's roses were BY FAR the better-looking roses. They were larger, arrived healthier and were quite a bit cheaper. I received plants twice the size for an average of $5 less per plant! If they hadn't been sold out of the others I wanted, I would've purchased all of them from Chamblee's. I highly recommend them.
On Apr 2, 2009, zhenya Los Lunas, NM (Zone 6b) wrote:
I received my roses the day after they were shipped so they were not in the box for long! They arrived well packed and in very good shape. For some reason I was expecting bare root, but was pleasantly surprised to find potted plants with leaves and even buds. So the price and shipping were a doubly good deal. Very pleased.
On Nov 29, 2008, BlissfulGarden Baton Rouge, LA wrote:
By far, Chamblee's is my first choice for purchasing roses via mail order. I always look at their site first when searching for a particular cultivar. Their plants are carefully packed and always arrive in terrific condition, robust and often with buds. They always perform extremely well in my gardens. Chamblee's prices are hard to beat too, with lower shipping rates than many, no agricultural inspection fee added on, and lower per rose prices for gallon-sized plants. On the rare occasion that there was a plant that wasn't up to my expectations, Chamblee's has been quick to send a replacement. It would be difficult to find a better place to order your roses! A++++ nursery!
On Oct 28, 2008, Tntigger Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
This spring was my first time ordering from this company. I was a little doubtful when they arrived because they were extremely small. However they took off so fast I was shocked! As of now they are big, beautiful and so healthy, I will be sure and put in another order next spring with them.
Have bought 13 roses from Chamblee over the last two years. I have been impressed with the plants and shipping. All but one is thriving. I planted it in the wrong spot, not receiving enough sun. Will move it to a sunnier place in the spring. Great selection of "Buck" roses which are hardy for cold Midwest winters. Very satisfied customer.
Ordered 6 Golden Celebration and two Cram. Sup in spring and got all very healthy plants. The Golden Celebration is really growing well. Three of the plants are now 5 to 6 feet tall. Only a few buds, but next year will be great.