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Positive rhughes1937
(1 review)
On Dec 2, 2013, rhughes1937 Pontotoc, MS wrote:

Purchased seeds and plants,online,for the past 12 years. Just received my first shipment from Onalee's. Where has she been,all my life? Price,shipping,information,all the best ordering experience for me.I have found my source.

Positive rqhansen
(3 reviews)
On Nov 26, 2013, rqhansen Mitchell, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:

Wonderful experience. This was my first time ordering. Very timely and excellent packaging. The MOST informative seed packed information I have ever seen. A class act and I highly recommend.

Positive Seerenity
(1 review)
On Nov 21, 2013, Seerenity Central Florida, FL wrote:

I placed an order for four packets of seed. The order arrived very fast. The planting instructions were very precise and easy to read.
I also received a freebie - it is always good to get free things.
I plan on visiting Onalee's site often.

Positive redhead3kids
(1 review)
On Nov 14, 2013, redhead3kids Port Alberni
Canada wrote:

It was a pleasure dealing with Onalees. Service was fast and communication was great. This is my first time dealing with them and I will certainly be dealing with them again. Also love the free seeds.

Positive reandbe
(1 review)
On Oct 6, 2013, reandbe Prescott, AZ wrote:

My first purchase from you. Very fast shipping, great product. !00% satisfied. Will order from you again.


Positive sibhskylvr
(1 review)
On Sep 29, 2013, sibhskylvr (Mike) Batesville, AR wrote:

I've purchased from Onalee several times now! Each time has been perfect! Friendly service, fast shipping , and an all around pleasure doing business with her! I will do business with her again! Thank you Onalee for another great & painless transaction!

Positive londapunkin
(1 review)
On Sep 28, 2013, londapunkin Edmond, OK wrote:

Could not have been more pleasant - nor faster - nor with Free Shipping! Will be back - probably again, and again! Now all I have to do is wait for Spring so I can plant my seeds! Aargh.....

Positive Ludwigsfriend
(3 reviews)
On Sep 27, 2013, Ludwigsfriend Tobaccoville, NC wrote:

First time purchasing seeds from Onalee's and my experience was very positive. Shipped fast, perfectly packaged with instructions and even some FREE seeds! Her website is great and communication is quick and clear. I would highly recommend this seller.

Positive VFannaly
(1 review)
On Aug 11, 2013, VFannaly Ponchatoula, LA wrote:

Posted on July 13, 2013, updated August 11, 2013
Always enjoy Onalee's seeds as do my friends with whom I share them. I usually get my seeds a day earlier than expected and like the growing instructions and free seeds that come with them. Really like the selection!

On August 11th, 2013, VFannaly added the following:

Saw the orchid vines on Facebook, had to have them! Onalee sent them in record time with great instructions! Thanks once again.
Positive fmm805
(1 review)
On Jul 30, 2013, fmm805 Tampa, FL wrote:


Positive CBRN
(1 review)
On Jul 29, 2013, CBRN Silkeborg
Denmark wrote:

It is the first time I order seeds from Onalee, but certainly not the last time. The shipping to Denmark went perfect and the seeds look fine.

Positive garyber
(1 review)
On Jul 9, 2013, garyber Laurens, SC wrote:

fast service even gave me a bonus seed pack im trying to start a garden center here in sc trying to feature plants nobody else has s he will be first on my list to buy from ty onalee shirleys garden treasures

Positive bstrenth
(3 reviews)
On Jul 3, 2013, bstrenth Sebring, FL wrote:

This was the first time I have dealt with Onalee, but it wiil not be the last. The price was fantastic, the service was quick, and the helpful instructions are much appreciated.

Positive dalerekus2
(1 review)
On Jun 16, 2013, dalerekus2 San Diego, CA wrote:

Happy with quick receipt of seeds, they look good and have good instructions. Thank you, Onalee. To quote the Terminator - "I'll be b-a-a-ak!"

Positive MaureenOBrien
(1 review)
On Jun 7, 2013, MaureenOBrien North Babylon, NY wrote:

Posted on June 9, 2009, updated June 7, 2013
I am extremely pleased with both my orders. The seeds were quickly shipped and they came with full instructions. At least 95% of the seeds I planted sprouted. I never grew Japanese Morning glories before! I can't wait to see them bloom!

On June 7th, 2013, MaureenOBrien added the following:

I just purchased live cuttings from Oralee. Although I only ordered two, Oralee sent me three. Big beautiful cuttings -- I can't wait for them to root! Thanks, Oralee!
Positive icebird28
(11 reviews)
On May 18, 2013, icebird28 Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ok, I have ordered several variety packs of Datura and while most varieties within the pack germinated great, there was one that was giving me issues. I emailed Onalee and asked her if there was some trick like chipping or soaking. She offered to replace both packs from another batch of the single white Datura at no charge. I wasn't asking for this at all. She was very friendly to correspond with. One of the best online companies to work with.

Positive Johnboy369
(4 reviews)
On May 17, 2013, Johnboy369 Fort Collins, CO wrote:

My first order with Onalee's may have arrived in the mail faster than they could send the shipment notification LOL. I can't wait to plant my seeds and Thanks for the free packet!

Positive antonio47
(1 review)
On May 11, 2013, antonio47 Winthrop, WA wrote:

I just received my first order of seeds from Onalee yesterday in Washington State! They shipped (free) 4 days ago from her Florida location! Nice! I found Onalee's like so many others it would appear. I Googled & Binged my way around looking for Castor seeds and maybe something else large and tropical/showy for my zone 5b super short growing season. I was shunted to amazon and many many seed and nursery vendors from huge to tiny,all with a common denominator. *If they have what you want, and the right ( smaller for me ) quantities per pack, either the seed price or the shipping--------------- or Both just didn't " feel good ". Back to Bing and Onalee's. My oh My! This felt better! My 1st search showed me all 3 of my Castor choices with great info and actual "in the dirt" pics of same. Done and Done !! Now,how about something else Odd to my zip code perhaps? Under Odd I found Coral Bush seeds that I believe will be exactly what I need for some truly tragic growing spots closer to the house than the Castor plants will be.So now I have 4 packs of seeds in my order,and at checkout I find that the shipping is Free ------ and since I have more than 3 packs ordered--------1 of those is free also! I won't expand on the great packaging, pics, & planting info as everybody notes this right away,so to those points and getting several more seeds per package than guaranteed(all perfect in my case),I'll just say I absolutely agree with the masses here. I'm not someone that normally buys seeds online,but I do buy many other things online and what Onalee's has managed to do is make my experience FEEL GOOD. That's not an easy thing. Onalee now has one more devoted fan for her particular style of selling me what I want for less than I expected to pay! That is a winning business model that is serving her and her customers very well IMHO. 'nuf said!

On May 11, 2013, Onalee's Seeds, LLC responded with:

"On Jun 16, 2013 8:25 PM, Onalee's Home-Grown Seeds & Plants responded with:

Thank you so much!! Glad you enjoyed the experience; I hope you enjoy the plants!"

Positive ewoods
(1 review)
On May 3, 2013, ewoods Fayetteville, AR wrote:

Seeds arrived within the week they were ordered.

Positive vitrsna
(15 reviews)
On May 3, 2013, vitrsna Colima
Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:

Posted on August 2, 2012, updated May 3, 2013
Posted on May 30, 2012, updated August 2, 2012
Posted on January 28, 2012, updated May 30, 2012
Posted on September 8, 2011, updated January 28, 2012
The people at this company grow their own seeds and plants so they know their products very well. I am impressed with the customer service and do not know how it could be better. My recent order was shipped two days after the order and arrived (from FLA to MX) in good shape and good time. I was truly delighted with the thorough information on the seed packaging. The most wonderful feature of the seed packaging is a clear image of a seedling and they are the only seed company i've done business with who includes this feature. Always my first question is "what does the seedling look like"? I don't know how many times i have nurtured new growth only to find out it was not the plant i thought it was so i am just crazy about this feature. All together this was a very positive experience and i recommend this company highly.

On January 28th, 2012, vitrsna added the following:

When I'm looking for seeds, Onalee is the first site I visit. I've just received my 3rd order from this site. The information on the website and seed packets is exceptional and because Onalee grows and harvests her own plants/seeds, she is very knowledgeable. The seeds have always been sent within two days of order and received in good condition and good time. Also, Onalee's dedication to customer service goes way beyond the norm. It is clear she wants her customers to be happy with their purchases. Always a positive experience.
On May 30th, 2012, vitrsna added the following:

I received another order today from Onalee and this remains one of my favorite seed companies. The company appears to be growing but the quality of the seeds and personal services is still excellent. I appreciate the reliability. There are many more seeds on offer by this company so if you haven't checked in for awhile you might want to take a look at what has been added to the inventory. Also, there is a new "search" service available for a small fee. If you are having difficulties finding the seeds you want, Onalee will do a search for you using her contacts. This could be especially helpful when looking for rare or exotic seeds.
On August 2nd, 2012, vitrsna added the following:

I order seeds regularly from all parts of the world and one important thing that i've learned is what a big difference ordering seeds from the grower (as opposed to a company who receives their seeds from outside sources) makes. Onalee grows the seeds she sells and shares her growing experiences with her clients. She knows all the quirky habits of the various seeds she sells and i've found this saves me from making any number of mistakes and also increases my chances of having germination successes. I always have confidence in the freshness of her seeds and that's why i continue to order from Onalee. I am one happy customer!
On May 3rd, 2013, vitrsna added the following:

Onalee continues to be one of my favorite vendors and has maintained a high level of customer service (unsurpassed, really) products, and reliability. I can't think of any way she could do what she does any better. I wish more vendors would add seedling photos to their seed packets. This is something that gives Onalee an edge over the others. I've found most of the seedling photos posted on the internet unreliable and just spent a month at least raising and tending a seedling only to find out it is not what I thought it was. This never happens with the seeds i purchase from Onalee.
On May 3, 2013, Onalee's Seeds, LLC responded with:

"On Feb 25, 2012 1:58 PM, Onalee's Home-Grown Seeds & Plants responded with:

Hey there, vitrsna! I want to make sure you know that I had to go up on the fees for international shipping. The Post Office increased it by nearly 100%. I know you've commented on how low the shipping to MEX was, so I just wanted to let you know it's now a $3.00 flat fee to intl destinations on top of the $6 minimum order. Thanks so much for your continued support! -Onalee"

Positive CaroleCenters
(1 review)
On Apr 26, 2013, CaroleCenters Campton, KY wrote:

We had this particular vine but didn't know the name. (Cypress Vine) I found it by googling and then found that Onalee had the seeds. I was so happy to find that it came in other colors also. I waited until planting season and I ordered for the first time, rec'd the seeds sooner than I expected. They were exactly what I ordered and I even rec'd a bonus. I will be ordering from Onalee again.

Positive virginiarose
(61 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2013, virginiarose Southeast, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Posted on December 31, 2010, updated April 25, 2013
I Heard about Onalee's from Daves plant files , I was looking for yellow hibiscus and I found two real pretty ones and I ordered seeds, very reasonable price and free shipping! I was very pleased with the service. The seeds arrived fast ! Packing was really good too. I will shop again !

On April 25th, 2013, virginiarose added the following:

Very nice tubers at a great price! Fast shipping too. Thank you Onalee!

Gloriosa Lily, Climbing Lily, Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba) Tubers -- -4 Tubers
Positive Lemmee
(1 review)
On Apr 15, 2013, Lemmee Indian Harbour Beach, FL wrote:

I inquired about blood lily bulbs and received a helpful and prompt reply. My order came surprisingly quickly and the bulbs looked healthy and happy. I am excitedly awaiting for their green shoots to appear!

Positive memnet
(1 review)
On Apr 10, 2013, memnet Mercer, PA wrote:

Very fast delivery; seeds packed in separate sturdy packets with instructions for growing the seeds. This is my first time ordering from Onalee and I am quite pleased.

Positive jimmat
(1 review)
On Mar 24, 2013, jimmat Gillsville, GA wrote:

This is the second year I have ordered seeds from Onalee. Very fast service and am happy with my seeds. I will order again.

Positive ztoh
(1 review)
On Mar 21, 2013, ztoh San Jose, CA wrote:

I have been searching for the blue pea flowers for making natural blue food coloring. Found it with Onalee's. The communication was great at every step. The packet arrived very quickly and well packed. I hope the seeds sprout! Thanks.

Positive jstducky02
(1 review)
On Mar 17, 2013, jstducky02 Bolingbrook, IL wrote:

My order was sent in a timely manner. I love the personal touches of Onalee's Seeds. I was able to find seeds for plants here that I could not locate anywhere else. I love the packaging with pictures of the seedlings so I could easily identify my plants! The free shipping is fantastic as well- and what a selection of seeds! Even though only one of my packages has sprouted so far, I know the other isn't far behind! I would order from this company again in a heartbeat! Thank you!!

Positive angiedsgarden
(1 review)
On Mar 8, 2013, angiedsgarden Holt, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I recently purchased flower seeds from Onalee and had an all around great online retail experience. From the ease of navigating her website to simple checkout process and fast shipping. Seeds are packaged nicely with easy to understand growing instructions and pictures of the seedling on the package itself. Overall a very nice easy experience.

Positive pearberry
(1 review)
On Feb 22, 2013, pearberry Warner Robins, GA wrote:

This is the first time I have ever ordered from Onalee's seeds. Just happened to find them. What a fantastic experience! Received my seeds today and they are packaged just beautifully. There is a picture of the seedling or the flower or both with a detailed description & how to plant & grow. Opened a couple packages & the seeds look healthy & good. Can't wait to get them going. Have some plants on a waiting list & hope that when her stock is back up & it warms up I will be able to get them too. I highly recommend this site for shopping & purchasing. You will not be disappointed. Great to deal with & your emails are answered fast. Love, love, love them!!!!

Positive secretgardens
(1 review)
On Feb 2, 2013, secretgardens New Holland, PA wrote:

Posted on January 21, 2011, updated February 2, 2013
I was seraching the web for White Hyacinth Bean seeds and came accross Onalee's website. My order arrived in two days! Excellent Service! Thank You Very Much!

On February 2nd, 2013, secretgardens added the following:

I ordered from Onalee's again this year. Happy to report the same exceptional service! Keep Up The Great Work!
Thanks Again
Positive patmeadows
(1 review)
On Jan 15, 2013, patmeadows Alexander, ME wrote:

Several years ago, probably about five years ago, I ordered some seeds from Onalee. I never planted them, then got involved in moving from one state to another, and so on. Life got in the way, as life has a habit of doing! :)

I finally planted them last summer, and I had 100% germination. I do mean 100% - every single seed that I planted sprouted and grew! They were all, as it happened, varieties of morning glories from Japan. I will order again, for sure.

Pat Meadows

Positive RAES48
(1 review)
On Dec 30, 2012, RAES48 Ferry Pass, FL wrote:

Outstanding seller... excellent website!

Seeds arrived way before they were expected via USPS... go figure at this busy time of the year (Christmas - New Year holiday period).

Can't wait to get these seeds started, a month or so to go here in Pensacola. Used to have a greenhouse that I would've started them in already, but one of the hurricanes spread it thru the neighborhood... so now they get started in the house.

Thanks again for the fast shipping.

Positive DRH2
(10 reviews)
On Dec 20, 2012, DRH2 Brunswick, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

First time I've tried this company. Excellent service - received the seeds within days of placing the order. Prices are reasonable specially when compared to the big name companies such as Burpee, Parks, etc. If they have the seeds I want I will definitely be back.

Positive gogetter
(1 review)
On Dec 3, 2012, gogetter Ames, OK wrote:

Posted on October 24, 2009, updated December 3, 2012
I have been completely pleased with my seed purchase from Onalee's. The ordering process is a snap. My seed packets arrived within days and have easy-to-understand planting directions printed on them. I look forward to a good experience in my garden.

On December 3rd, 2012, gogetter added the following:

OnaLee's is my go-to seed source for exciting seeds. The planting and growing instructions are clear and the plant outcomes have been news-worthy in my neighborhood. I come back year after year for favorites and to try something new, too. Service is super fast and emails are answered quickly.
Positive rockymontuno
(4 reviews)
On Nov 26, 2012, rockymontuno Rocky Mount, NC wrote:

Excellent !

Positive rearofthesteer
(1 review)
On Nov 15, 2012, rearofthesteer Omaha, TX wrote:

Thank you so much for your prompt shipping and excellent instructions for our seeds. Looking forward to having our Coral Bean attract a lot of hummingbirds! Happy Holidays.

Positive FL_Southpaw
(1 review)
On Nov 5, 2012, FL_Southpaw West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

Posted on November 1, 2010, updated November 5, 2012
I ordered a number of seeds and some bulbs from Onalee based upon what I had seen on Dave's Garden. Onalee was quick to respond, sent excellent quality bulbs and nicely packaged seeds. I am eager to see my seedlings come up! What impressed me most was that she balanced her professionalism with an old-fashioned warmth that is so welcome in this fast-paced, McDonaldized world. Thank you, Onalee, and thank you Dave's Garden.

On November 5th, 2012, FL_Southpaw added the following:

I have ordered more seeds and continue to be very satisfied with the speed and quality of Onalee's service. She's a pleasure to buy from and very professional.
Positive mishasini
(1 review)
On Nov 3, 2012, mishasini Redondo Beach, CA wrote:

I am very satisfied with how fast I received my order from Onalee's Seeds. I placed my order on Monday 10/29/12 and got my package on Friday 11/2/12. I was impressed with how my order was carefully packaged so that my Basket Plant (Callisia Fragrans) survived their long journey to California. It's my first time dealing with Onalee's Seeds. Even before I ordered, Onalee explained me everything. I also want to thank you, Onalee, for the healthy looking plants you sent me as well as the extra one you included in my order. Thank you, from Order #78095.

Positive migueco
(1 review)
On Oct 15, 2012, migueco Maulette
France wrote:

Fantastic service as usual (I'm a returning customer), got my seeds in France within one week from my order. Very good quality seeds (they are already sprouting after four days !).
Once again THANKS Onalee, and keep the good work.

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