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|On Aug 7, 2015, Dreinhardt Lexington, KY wrote:
I ordered a dozen dahlia tubers from this company and all have produced large, healthy plants with many blooms. The packaging and tuber marking was very good. Delivery was on time. The catalog is beautiful and informative. This was a perfect online ordering experience.
|On Jun 10, 2015, mikeandflee Saginaw, MI wrote:
So far so good, all the Dahlias I ordered last year sprouted and grew nicely, I grow my Dahlias in pots and over winter the pots in my basement. All the Dahlias have sprouted again this year and are growing vigorously. Two of the new varieties I ordered were already sprouting and seem to be growing nicely. Great company.
|On Oct 10, 2014, dw81 Alamo, CA wrote:
I ordered 45 dahlias this year. Several tubers didn't grow but I have to say Swan Dahlias is terrific in getting replacements out quickly and the people there are very nice to work with. I had problems with the dahlias growing initially and am still waiting for the last plant to show it's first blooms, but the dahlias are stunning and I love the numerous variety of plants they offer. I suspect next year the plants will come out of the ground quicker. Overall I'd say Swan Dahlia is worth working with.
|On Aug 13, 2014, Petuniarabbit Scottsdale, AZ wrote:
The dahlia tubers I ordered arrived quickly and were very healthy. Having never tried dahlias in the desert, I'm pleased to announce almost all have grown. My first flower buds are coming out. I am anxiously awaiting the blooms!
|On Jun 22, 2014, cottelpg Hamilton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
They have a very large selection. The tubers I ordered arrived in great shape, properly packed and labeled. All have sprouted and are looking good.
|On May 17, 2014, eolivas103 Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:
Ordered 8 Dahlia's from them (believe one or two were bonuses). Everything was very professional and I received my order exactly as they said I would. Every last one I received this Spring is already growing and all appear very healthy. Looking forward to seeing their beautiful blooms.
|On Apr 30, 2014, Sequoiadendron4 Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered 7 different Dahlia tubers. All came as described and in good condition. They were shipped on the date requested and by the time I planted them, all were sprouting. I look forward to seeing them bloom in the summer. Some of the tubers were tiny so if they don't bloom, at least they can grow and I'll have them for next year. Also, the prices were pretty fair IMO.
|On Apr 22, 2014, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered 7 Dahliah a few months ago and was given a bonus dahlia for a total of 8. I did an internet chat and was trying to add a couple of white ones but the order had already been sent to the wharehouse. The rep. did offer me half price shipping if I wanted to do a second order so I did. I received the dahlias a few days ago and was glad they waited for good weather and did not ship at the normal time because even zone 8 still had freezing temps. I am very happy with the service and the packing. The tubers do look freshly dug, they were shipped in dry peat moss, they look great!
|On Apr 11, 2014, Sherilou Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I'm very happy with Swan Island Dahlias. I looked everywhere for "Pooh Dahlia" and they have it! Shipping and handling is really inexpensive compared to other online nurseries. Great customer service and fast shipping.
|On Jul 29, 2013, absinthe27 Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
Ordered several dahlia tubers this spring and all sprouted. Our spring came really late, so no flowers yet since they weren't planted until the middle of June, but they should be blooming in the next several weeks. Can't wait to see the flowers! Would definitely order from Swan Island again.
|On Feb 4, 2013, Dahlia_Gardener Myrtle Creek, OR wrote:
I was first exposed to Swan Island Dahlias by my grandmother, who lived in the Salem area but has since passed away. She had gone to the dahlia festival and purchased a beautiful pink variety (which she didn't label) that grew and bloomed profusely. So I went to the dahlia festival to see the gardens for myself - what a treat! It was the beginning of an addiction (grin).
|On Jul 4, 2012, b07ias Eureka, CA wrote:
I ordered fourteen varieties from them this year. I had a good experience with their customer service when I wanted to change my order and all fourteen of their tubers have sprouted. I would highly recommend this company. Their stock is the best I have seen since I started this dahlia kick.
|On Apr 12, 2012, pattygreengenes Lansdale, PA wrote:
Posted on August 7, 2011, updated April 12, 2012
On April 12th, 2012, pattygreengenes changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I received two tubers today to replace the ones that did not sprout last summer so I am changing my review to positive based on their customer service. Will update again at the end of the summer.
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|On Oct 5, 2011, idanou Provincetown, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered 7 tubers from Swan Island Dahlias last winter. I had to get a hold of customer service a couple of times to make changes to my order and they were very helpful. This spring the tubers came in good shape. All varieties safe for one sprouted, I got a replacement for the one that didn't sprout in the same season. When I dug out the "failed" tuber, I found it was in good shape so I planted it in a different location and it sprouted as well. That variety and the replacement didn't do terribly well (the replacement bloomed very late and very modestly) BUT I take responsibility for that. The rest of the plants are stellar. Massive amounts of blooms and in the exact colors ordered. This year I placed an order for 8 more varieties. I am sure the service will be just as good. And one last thing... out of all dahlia mail order companies I've explored, Swan Island has the most user friendly and well executed website. One minor thing I'd like to mention is that the selection could use more show winning varieties but I'm sure they choose the varieties they carry very carefully.
|On Jun 11, 2011, russ9673 Denver, CO wrote:
I LOVE THESE PEOPLE!!! I ordered 3 dahlias in late March. I asked for them to be shipped ASAP as I needed to get them started in my greenhouse quickly. Many companies offer a "quick ship" option, very few actually deliver. Swan Island I am pleased to say absolutely does! My tubers arrived 4 days after I ordered them. The tubers were large and well formed. Two of them sprouted immediately and have grown to enormous size. Sadly the third did not sprout, it did not rot, it just did nothing. I went to their website and read their guarantee and ready for a fight (sadly I have been driven to this by the poor service at other companies), I picked up the phone. The lady I spoke to was courteous and appologized quickly. To my amazement she said that they would ship me a new tuber that day. Sure enough, 3 days later it was waiting on my front porch! Thanks Swan Island for restoring some of my faith in on-line plant retailers!
|On Aug 30, 2010, leemiller38 Stockton, CA wrote:
I received some substitute Dahlias when I ordered this year because of the freeze damage they suffered. I started them in the green house to grow early and to check on viability. After planting them out in the garden I was rewarded with earlier blooms than I obtained on the Dahlias left in the ground from other years. Every tuber but one was viable. I have had great service from this company. They replace any tubers that did not grow with my next order. My only regret is that I am too far away to easily get to their Dahlia festival, which I am sure is a great event for Dahlia lovers like me.
|On Apr 19, 2010, w1108j Lawrence, KS wrote:
Just got my dahlia tubers last week - mailed exactly when they said they would be mailed. They were the largest, best packaged dahlias out of the 5 places I ordered from this year. Stamped with the name of the dahlia on each one. Only one was sprouting, but saw eyes on all of them. Came with a growing guide, coupon, and catalog. So far so good!
|On Apr 17, 2010, meplant kelso, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
My first order with this company and it was awesome...The tubers were so clean and healthy...I planted them right up...I will order from them again.
|On Nov 4, 2009, sydb50 Lake Oswego, OR wrote:
In all my years of dealing with Swan Island Dahlias, I can conjure up only ONE negative......I didn't care for the t-shirts for sale at the annual Festival this year!
|On Jul 24, 2009, tsakiri Thessaloniki
Greece (Zone 9a) wrote:
This has been my second year with this company and i have been extremely satisfied. Both times the tubers arrived (from the US to Greece!) in perfect state. They were fresh, clean, with multiple eyes (some of them had already sprouted) and very carefuly packed. Their catalogue takes your breath away and is NOT misleading. So far every different dahlia has grown exactly as to the description (size of flowers and colour). All the plants have sprouted and grown pretty quickly and flowered even more quickly. Last June one of the plants was almost dead, i e-mailed them asking for advice and i got a response within hours. This year the same tuber was added to my order for free, without any further mention from my behalf! Highly recommended.
|On Jun 3, 2009, LVC1028 Syracuse, NY wrote:
I am brand new to the dahlia world and this was my first time ordering from Swan's and it has been a great experience. I ordered 15 tubers and all but two sprouted when I started them indoors. I contacted Swan and they immediately sent me replacements, which sprouted very quickly. As I said, I am very new and I had a couple of questions that I couldn't find the answers to so I emailed Swan to ask for help. They quickly responded and were very helpful. I am a very pleased customer--very healthy tubers plus great customer service. I highly recommend this company. I hope to order more next year. I only wish my yard were bigger so I could fill it up with dahlias!
|On Apr 18, 2009, greathorse Gladwin, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
Recieved my order a few days ago and the tubers were in excellent condition with eyes already visable.
|On Mar 30, 2009, Tabacum Mantua, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
3/29/09.....Received my shipment on time from this
|On Sep 10, 2008, Pinkdoor Portland, OR wrote:
I have been buying my tubers from Swan Island for years and always have great success. I also am fortunate enough to live near enough to attend their festival so I can see what I want in the fields as well as done up in bouquets.
|On Aug 28, 2008, BenDecker Ulster Park, NY wrote:
I have only ever gotten quality tubers from Swan Island dahlias and I feel very lucky to have found you After years of frustration from other companies, so keep up the great work.You'll keep me for years.
|On Jul 25, 2008, juanwillis Winchester, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
The dahlias that I ordered from Swan Island were true to name and grew vigorously. I contacted them about one tuber whose eye had been lost during shipping and received a replacement very promptly, which is excellent customer service in my book.
|On Jul 12, 2008, Camillka Canby, OR wrote:
I have ordered bulbs from Swan Island Dahlia for the past three years and in each instance the bulbs arrived in prized condition, with the variety stamped on each bulb. The packaging is primo and the booklet of instructions could not be easier to follow............that is, if you take the time to read them. I always do and follow the instructions to the letter. My plants are strong and healthy bloomers. This year spring was so late in Oregon and it was June before I planted my new bulbs. They are each 18" tall already and have bloomed.
|On Jun 3, 2008, TexLu West Sacramento, CA wrote:
I ordered dahlias three times from this company. All bulbs came on time, spurted and grow beautifully.
|On May 26, 2008, jmorth Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered late in the season but response was swift. Healthy tubers, individually stamped with variety's name. Catalog and internet site put together well.
|On Apr 16, 2008, lqotw Colfax, WI wrote:
Purchased a gift certificate for my sister-in-law and was impressed by their site and their helpfulness (the place I tried before Swan Island didn't even bother to answer my enquiries), so I ordered a few dahlias for myself. They arrived yesterday - beautifully and securely packaged. Can't wait to get them in the ground!
|On Apr 13, 2008, mbabbitt Bothell, WA wrote:
My order arrived today. Each of the 7 tubers came in one bag and were stamped with the name of the variety on the tuber -- and each appeared solid and in good condition. All but one had a visble growth point and 3 even had an active new root. The one without a visible growth point was a rectangular strange shaped tuber; I had trouble telling which side was up so I planted it on its side. Will see how they do in the next month or two. This company takes dahlia growing seriously and their web site is a feast for the eyes with plenty of information for the mind.
On May 9th, 2008, mbabbitt added the following:
I should have noted in my original comments that the rectangular shaped tuber I received was not really a tuber but a stem mass that might have been one with growth eyes. So, I kept watch and after 3 weeks the other dahlias are growing fine exept for that one, it just having a stray root. I wrote the company and, without any hassle whatsoever, they sent me a replacement -- and a nice one at that. Now that is customer service. This is a good situation to see what a company is about -- and they passed the test very well.
On May 9th, 2009, mbabbitt added the following:
Each dahla I ordered grew very well last year and I ordered again this year and again, the dahlia tubers were in great shape. There shipping is fast and they are dependable. That is what you want in a vendor.
|On Jan 23, 2008, starlight1153 Seale, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Just ordered from this company, my foirst time and was pleased as punch with the service and the product. Will definately order more from them.
|On Oct 2, 2007, machiasacres Everett, WA wrote:
This is my 3ed year of buying bulbs fron Swan Island. I purchased 20, my neighbor 45 bulbs. As usual all arrived plump and solid. All grew into beauitful plants, our combined gardens are just wonderful. Each fall we divide and share the huge clumps with friends and family. Over the 3 years I have had only one bulb that did not sprout. It was replaced immediatly after calling . A GREAT COMPANY!!!!
On October 2nd, 2007, machiasacres added the following:
Tubers!..... I mean tubers!!!! Too busy thinking about fall planting.
|On May 5, 2007, Plantmania_216 Marietta, OH wrote:
I placed a large order with Swan Island after reading the reports at Dave's Garden and I wasn't disappointed. The bulbs were the largest I've seen, well labeled and are vigorously growing. A couple varieties were a little slower to sprout, but I'm sure there are variations from type to type. The important thing is that they are are all growing and very healthy! Several friends were impressed with my plants and are placing orders now. I would highly recommend this company!
|On Apr 21, 2007, sudhira Aptos, CA wrote:
My second year ordering from SWI, tubers, wonderful, clean, fat and happy..no shrivles...excellent.
|On Apr 13, 2007, Jax4ever Boxford, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Great company! All tubers are healthy and eyed up, if not sprouting. Always a great catalog! I like the packing method and name stamps. Also, no subs.
|On Jan 31, 2007, tgjones Farmington, UT wrote:
I have ordered tubers from this company since 2001. I again for 2007 ordered alot of tubers. Customer service was great, they are concise and have a great catalog with alot of variety. Only once did I have a tuber not sprout, and they quickly replaced it. Wonderful company.
|On Jun 23, 2006, lovedirtynails Portland, OR wrote:
I ordered 6 dahlias and received them all the very next day. They even threw in an extra one! I really like their on-line catalogue.
|On Apr 21, 2006, flowerfrenzy Vancouver, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I received my order a few days ago and was very pleased. The tubers were fresh and had multiple eyes. The names were stamped on each tuber, so there was no chance for a mixup. Their customer service, selection and prices are all excellent.