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Positive LIGladLover
(2 reviews)
On Mar 5, 2009, LIGladLover Brentwood, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I was very pleased with my order from them. Everything arrived well-packed, labelled and in excellant condition. Everything bloomed wonderfully and I look forward to doing business with them again.

Positive kgoodeve
(1 review)
On Mar 5, 2009, kgoodeve San Marcos, CA wrote:

I have been using this company for a little over two years now. EVERY order has grown beautifully. Their product is so fresh and healthy. They pack everything with so much care. Their customer service is fantastic!! I love that they send me an email to say some items are ready now and ask me how I would like to handle. Most companies don't give you this option. LOVE LOVE LOVE them....

Positive prestonpaints
(2 reviews)
On Mar 2, 2009, prestonpaints Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Found this company on Daves Garden. The bulbs were a good size, not dry or damaged. It's still winter here, but foilage from all the bulbs has crowned and blooms on the crocus are about to pop! So far so good.

Positive amolson04
(1 review)
On Feb 11, 2009, amolson04 Wolf Point, MT wrote:

I have ordered bulbs from several different online retailers, and Easy to Grow Bulbs is my FAVORITE company to buy from, by far! Here's why:
1. The planting guides on each product page are extremely helpful, especially to novice gardeners, like me.
2. In my experience, the bulbs have always arrived promptly and have been carefully packaged.
3. Their customer service is outstanding! Friendly, knowledgeable, and always helpful. I forgot to include a note when ordering that I wanted my bulbs shipped ahead of the regular schedule so I could start them indoors (it's cold in Zone 3!!) so I emailed customer service. I received a response the same day! From an actual person! Now that's service.
4. The biggest reason I am a return customer at Easy to Grow, though, is because of the quality of their product. I have ordered a wide variety of different plants from them, from paperwhites and amaryllis to begonias and ranunculus, and I am continually impressed with the results produced by their bulbs.
In other words, I can't recommend this company highly enough.
Thanks!!!

Positive gone2seed
(24 reviews)
On Feb 2, 2009, gone2seed Milton, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

I received my bulbs today and am very pleased with this company.They shipped quickly and the bulbs were even larger than expected.AAA+++

Positive Caryrose
(1 review)
On Jan 19, 2009, Caryrose Grantville, GA wrote:

I ordered some canna lilies from you last season and have been
meaning to leave you a glowing testimonial. Wow! They were huge rhizomes, just as described and very, very healthy. They produced beautiful lilies even managing to multiply the first season planted. I am impressed with your company and can't recommend you highly enough. AAA+

Positive jim777
(5 reviews)
On Dec 12, 2008, jim777 Riceville, TN wrote:

I purchased several daylillies, a Japanese iris and a peony. They all arrived in great shape, amazing sizes and were packaged extraordinarily well. I received the order this week and already placed another order. Very impressed.

Positive girasole4ever
(1 review)
On Dec 5, 2008, girasole4ever Cashiers, NC wrote:

My story is too long too explain, but my experience with Easy to Grow Bulbs has been SO positive that I just had to share! I experienced a problem with the shipping of an order to North Carolina. It was a FED EX problem, not theirs, but they happily resent an order and did not charge me. Their email and phone communications were extremely pleasant and prompt. My tiny, insignificant order was treated as though it were the largest order they's ever received. Kathleen is an angel!
The quality of the bulbs is exceptional and the lovely tradition of Christmas paperwhites for our family now has even more meaning thanks to this wonderfully compassionate company.
I look forward to buying from them for many years.

Positive Megalooney
(1 review)
On Nov 29, 2008, Megalooney Saint Francisville, LA wrote:

I am very impressed with this company's products and customer service. The bulbs I ordered shipped promptly and were in good condition. The paperwhites were huge - twice the size of the bulbs I have bought at my local garden center. I also appreciated the "adventure pack" of extra bulbs sent with my order.

The daylily mix I bought was accidentally shipped with one missing daylily. Customer service immediately replied to my email and told me to choose any daylily from their site to send as a replacement (despite the fact that I had purchased an inexpensive random mix). I will definitely be placing many orders with Easy to Grow Bulbs in the future!

Positive sjp8987
(7 reviews)
On Nov 25, 2008, sjp8987 Round Rock, TX wrote:

This company is great. I emailed them twice on bulbs I did not even ORDER from them, and I got a prompt, accurate, friendly, and most importantly - unautomated response. REPEAT - I did not even order bulbs from them, yet they responded to me as if I had been a customer for years. I will be ordering from them in the spring or next fall because I am very impressed

Positive mirwilson
(1 review)
On Nov 9, 2008, mirwilson Newark, DE wrote:

I recently put in an order with this company for a number of spring-flowering bulbs and bare roots. When I received the order (which was very fast), I was so impressed with the size and condition of both bulbs and roots. I have been ordering fall plantings for years, so I have a sense for what is typical. This order really exceeded my expectations on all counts. The peonies were especially amazing. I've never seen a bare root peony as big as the Early Scout they sent. Even though the other peonies were slightly smaller than this attractive monster, they were also bigger than anything I've bought from other vendors. I also very much appreciated the extras – healthy and interesting corms. Another plus - their customer support is friendly and helpful! I’m already planning my next order.

Positive bachngolf
(1 review)
On Nov 5, 2008, bachngolf Mesquite, NV (Zone 9a) wrote:

I ordered my iris late Thurs evening and, without paying for special handling, they arrived on Monday! Each was healthy and still green. Since I live in a warm climate (Mesquite, NV), they went into the ground immediately and are already beginning to sprout new follage (in two weeks).

Positive fierynature
(2 reviews)
On Oct 28, 2008, fierynature Colton, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This was my first experience with Easy to Grow Bulbs. I placed an order last Friday morning and my order was delivered at 7:55 am SATURDAY morning.....less than 24 hours after placing my order. The bulbs were huge and fresh.....they even sent a freebie.

I sent an email of thanks for the great service/product and asked about other bulbs I was looking for. I got a very nice reply with an offer to remind me when these very popular bulbs were available. Now, that is customer service! I love this place and can't wait to order again.


On October 30th, 2008, fierynature added the following:

Update: The white spider lily (lycoris) bulbs that I planted on Saturday are already sprouting.....less than a week after I planted them! I knew they were fresh, but wow, that is amazing.
Positive zhenya
(5 reviews)
On Oct 28, 2008, zhenya Los Lunas, NM (Zone 6b) wrote:

I ordered a variety of spring bulbs plus alot of Iris and a Peony and was very happy with my order. Bulbs were all a nice size and the peony root was far superior to others I have purchased from other vendors for the same price. I would definitely order from them again.


On February 4th, 2009, zhenya added the following:

I bought a batch of spring flowering bulbs from this company last fall due to the positives on this page. Although it is too early for them to have bloomed here yet, I must say that I was very happy with the quality of the bulbs received and look forward to buying from this firm in the future.
Positive msonmezay
(8 reviews)
On Oct 4, 2008, msonmezay Mission Hills, CA wrote:

This company has great customer service, very quick to respond to emails! I got my order today and am very impressed with the size of bulbs I got. I will be happily planting them this week, and looking forward to great plants and flowers!

Positive Scheherazade
(5 reviews)
On Sep 26, 2008, Scheherazade Toledo, OH wrote:

Simply Super services! Outstanding!

We placed an order in the 2nd week of August. Our order was acknowledged within a day we placed the order. A prospective shipment date was assigned to be Sept. 22, 2008. And there we go! The bulbs and other items were shipped exactly on September 22 (and we were also informed about the shipment). We received the order on Sept. 26, 2008. No bloopers: all bulbs were there (with extremely clear planting instructions), the sizes of the Trumpet Lily bulbs were spectacular. The bulbs appeared to be quite firm and healthy.

Finally, it must be mentioned that although the products were of top qualities, the prices were not. From now on, whenever we need to order something, we will order it from EasytoGrow (if they carry the product).


On October 1st, 2008, Scheherazade added the following:

I felt like adding some more comments on my follow-up (i.e. after-sale) experiences with this company. Since I received the bulbs, Kathleen communicated to me via eight more prompt emails helping me to find some other suitable products that will go along nicely with my trumpet lilies. She even recommended products that are not carried usually by her own company. She did extensive search for me and sent me some other company’s internet pages that carry the desired products. I must say that my order with Easy to Grow was a small order. If Kathleen gives such a royal treatment to a small customer like me, I wonder what type of treatments is in her bag for the large customers.
Positive CaribSherri
(2 reviews)
On Sep 22, 2008, CaribSherri Simpson Bay
Netherlands Antilles wrote:

I recently placed a small order at Easy To Grow Bulbs.com. I received an email almost immediately to advise on various shipping dates, rates, and options for my order. The customer service representative, Kathleen, was friendly, personal, and highly professional. The first part of my order arrived very quickly, and the quality of the bulbs were far better than I really expected. I scoffed at the idea of a 28-centimeter Belladonna, but indeed I received three bulbs ranging in size from 28 to 31 centimeters! The rest of the order was also as promised and packed well for shipment. The prices are quite reasonable, especially given the quality of product.

I've relentlessly picked Kathleen's brain on other bulbs that might perform well here in the Caribbean, and her replies have been speedy, informative, enthusiastic and linked to photos and detailed descriptions on their fantastic website.

It seems clear that this company is dedicated to extraordinary customer service. They have consistently taken the time (and money) to respond personally to a very small customer like me. Naturally, I've just ordered more bulbs based on their recommendations, and have every confidence in this company.

Things can always go wrong in business, but I feel certain that if something does, Easy To Grow Bulbs will do it's utmost to make it right. I only wish I had a bigger garden.


On October 23rd, 2008, CaribSherri added the following:

This company continues to amaze me. Today I received my third order; it traveled from California to the Caribbean in exactly one week. Extraordinary speed for this destination!

This order was again largely due to Kathleen's knowledge & recommendations for my climate, and again, the bulbs are lovely. The paperwhite narcissus, in particular, were base-ball sized, firm, fresh bulbs; but six amaryllis were also big and solid, and I'm wild to see the oxalis spring forth! While planting these, I discovered that my previous orders are already poking their little green leaves out - despite a few unpleasant days in less-than-ideal protective custody while Hurricane Omar blew past!

The customer service is SO good, and the products are SO consistent that I will soon be absolutely AWASH in flowers. I can't wait to see what the spring offerings will be!
Negative maryechambers
(1 review)
On Sep 22, 2008, maryechambers Campbell, CA wrote:

I purchased freesias and phlox at the very end of the spring selling season. Both arrived very shriveled in appearance. I planted them anyway, thinking the company must know their business. Only one freesia sprouted. My complaint was met with a response that essentially said, "too late; you must have done something wrong."

No offer to replace or refund.

I won't use this company again.


On Sep 22, 2008, Easy to Grow Bulbs responded with:

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On Sep 23, 2008 10:33 AM, Easy to Grow Bulbs added:

It's disturbing to hear that this customer did not have a satisfactory experience buying from us. We've reviewed the transaction and found the following.

This order was placed at the end of the spring season, on 6/18, and it shipped promptly. The first communication from the customer was sent two months later, on 8/22, stating that the plants and bulbs were received in poor condition and had not grown well.

Our website, packing slips and customer service agents all stress that visible problems with any order should be raised within 7 days. This allows us to correct the situation promptly. While the customer was aware of this, she waited months to raise her concerns.

Our customer service staff asked several questions in an effort to troubleshoot the situation. (Unlike most in the industry, our service goals include helping to figure out what went wrong so gardeners can enjoy future successes.) We awaited the customer's response and another month passed with no further communication. Then the customer sent an email demanding a refund.

The email stream concerning this transaction does not support the customer's account of the situation. The statement that no replacement offer was made is contradicted by written records which show otherwise. We are sorry this buyer is unhappy with the situation, but do agree that she is probably better served by sourcing her future plants elsewhere."


Positive ElizabethAnneM
(7 reviews)
On Sep 20, 2008, ElizabethAnneM Birmingham, AL wrote:

I have placed several orders and never had any problems. Recommended.


On November 13th, 2008, ElizabethAnneM added the following:

Another fantastic order. I had one tiny little problem with one bulb (a bulb that is hard to ship), and the customer service was above and beyond. Really a great company. Don't hesitate to contact them.
Positive lauraja
(5 reviews)
On Sep 10, 2008, lauraja Madison, WI wrote:

Easy to Grow Bulbs provides high-quality bulbs, and good customer service, with growing advice targeted to individual growing zones.


On May 8th, 2009, lauraja added the following:

More positive experience with Easy To Grow Bulbs!
Well-organized order & delivery processing, targeted to growing zone, and prompt correction of any problems.
I will look here first, and try to make my online plant & bulb
purchases from this company.
Positive obliqua
(16 reviews)
On Aug 23, 2008, obliqua Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

I ordered once from this company and I received beautiful, large bulbs. I was very happy with my order and the bulbs developed into large healthy plants.

Positive Angora_Rstoratn
(2 reviews)
On Aug 20, 2008, Angora_Rstoratn South Lake Tahoe, CA wrote:

I have ordered from Easy to Grow Bulbs for a couple of years and can honesty say that all of my bulbs and root stuck came up beautifully. Unbeleiveable customer service!
The Bowl of Beauty Peony is absolutely gorgeous.

We give this seller a 5 STAR rating.

Positive joy112854
(6 reviews)
On Aug 15, 2008, joy112854 Crestview, FL wrote:

I ordered 3 Rhizomes each of the Rose Futurity Canna Lilies and 3 of the Crimson Beauty Canna Lilies. I received 4 of the Rose Futurity Canna Lilies and 4 of the Crimson Beauty Canna Lilies Rhizomes, all were planted, all have come up beautifully. The people were very helpful as to answering questions I had also and I would highly recommend them as the first place to buy Canna Lilies from. I was very pleased and will be a forever customer.
joy112854

Positive jsiehler
(1 review)
On Aug 12, 2008, jsiehler Cumberland, MD wrote:

Gladiola corms I ordered from Easy To Grow Bulbs were the largest I have ever purchased, and the flowers they grew were terrific.

Positive prettypie
(3 reviews)
On Jul 31, 2008, prettypie Reno, NV wrote:

I truly have recommended this company to all of my friends who garden. I've been impressed with every order, and I can't say enough great things about them. The Triumphator lilies I ordered a couple of months ago are thriving. More recently, I ordered some glads and dahlias, and I was definitely impressed. The tubers and bulbs were huge and very healthy looking. Between the large clumps and the smaller tubers, there were more sprouts than I could count. The bulk of the plants in my garden have come from this company and their affiliated site. Everything I've planted has come up beautifully, and when you're a new gardener like myself, this seems like a REAL blessing. Whenever I receive compliments on my flowers, I know who to really thank! On top of the great quality of their products, their customer service can't be beat. Kathleen always answers emails promptly and personally, and makes you feel like more than just a customer. I'm always happy to do business with them!

Positive Ammu
(7 reviews)
On Jul 22, 2008, Ammu Dubuque, IA wrote:

I ordered Eucharis bulbs. Before i knew it, they were on my doorstep, very well packaged but the best part was opening the package & looking at the HUGE bulbs .

Excellent communication via email,Very reasonable prices for bulbs & prompt shipping.

I very much appreciate their Personal & Exceptional Customer service!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Positive titaniumRX8
(1 review)
On Jul 13, 2008, titaniumRX8 Mint Hill, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I've made several orders with easy to grow bulbs and they have all been nice sized bulbs or plants and have done well in my yard. I've only had trouble with the Freesia I ordered, but that was only because I didn't read up on them beforehand - they do best in zone 9 or 10 where as I am in zone 7b. I've dug them up and will relocate them to a hotter part of my yard. I recommend them to anyone in warmer climates, because they offer a lot of items for the southern gardener.

Positive user9886
(1 review)
On Jun 11, 2008, user9886 Dearborn, MI wrote:

i highly recommend them. i placed a small order of gladiolus and lily mix. i received big bulbs, and i'm mostly impressed with their lilies, they are big, sprouting, and growing fast. one of them was shipped with a broken tip, and two gladiolus bulbs were in not so good condition. i contacted them and they send me replacement right away with a lot of extras!!! two extra lilies and many extra gladiolus. good prices, great customer services and great bulbs. i'm one happy customer. i'll, for sure, order from them again.

Positive MorsisX
(27 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2008, MorsisX Lockport, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Glad I found them here. I would recommend them.

Ordered a variety for my hanging baskets, mostly bulbs, most doing quite well now that warmer weather has reached Chicagoland. The passion vine can be practically watched growing it is taking off so quickly!

Ordering was very easy and shipping was well done.

Positive debbymck
(6 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2008, debbymck Racine, OH wrote:

This is my second order and was pleased with the quality and processing time. The lillies I purchased last year are doing well. This company allows me to be able to afford the lillies that I love.

Positive GrowinEngrGirl
(7 reviews)
On Jun 8, 2008, GrowinEngrGirl Pocatello, ID (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordred two varieties of Glads as well as some Freesia. Due to some unseasonably warm temps, I requested that my order be shipped earlier. I received a response right away with an updated shipping date. Communication with this vendor was prompt, friendly and my overall experience was very good. The bulbs arrived on schedule and were healthy and are now blooming away.

Positive narrowminded
(8 reviews)
On Jun 3, 2008, narrowminded Munith, MI wrote:

I ordered cannas from them for the first time this year, and was impressed by the generous size and excellent condition of the roots I received. There was a mistake made in my first order, but I found the company to be very easy to reach and very responsive in correcting the problem. Two thumbs up!

Positive aimeej
(5 reviews)
On May 20, 2008, aimeej Albuquerque, NM wrote:

I found this company searching for bulb sellers online. Having ordered bulbs from numerous companies over the years I was VERY impressed with the quality, size and condition fo the Gladiolus and Polianthes. I will continue to order from Easy to Grow Bulbs year after year.

Positive Gardenia731
(4 reviews)
On May 19, 2008, Gardenia731 (Arlene) Lakeland, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Placed an order on Thursday 05/15 and by Saturday 05/17 I had my bulbs, all 48 of them. Excellent service as far as I am concern. Packaging thumbs up, Quality of bulbs thumbs up.

Prices are fantastic very reasonable. Thank you!!!

Positive jomoncon
(8 reviews)
On May 16, 2008, jomoncon New Orleans, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I recently ordered 13 Appleblossom Flower Carpet Roses. I received only 12 & the company quickly sent out the missing 1. The bare root roses were all healthy looking "sticks" as my partner called them & with a few days were putting out new leaves. I'm looking forward to my first rose.

Positive Trey9123
(4 reviews)
On Apr 30, 2008, Trey9123 Greer, SC wrote:

I'm pretty new to gardening, and decided this year to order small batches of a bunch of different plants to try from several different companies so I could learn who to deal with in the future. Of the companies I ordered from, the bulbs I received from this company were by far the biggest, healthiest, and nicest looking overall. Out of the 50 or so mixed bulbs I ordered, 3 seemed a little off to me. 2 of the 12 Ornithogalum bulbs I ordered seemed a little stale. Also, 1 of the 3 ginger lily bulbs was a little undersized when compared with the other two very large bulbs in the bag. Everything else looked great and I was extremely pleased with the purchase. I let Kathleen know in an e-mail that I was very happy overall, but also about the 3 bulbs that I felt were a little off for her own quality control purposes. I did not ask for refund or replacement of any kind. About 2 weeks later I received a box in the mail. It contained 36 Ornithogalum bulbs to replace the 2 bad ones I had received, and another bag of 3 large and healthy ginger lily bulbs to replace the one slightly undersized one. This is with no prompting or or complaining from me. I would have to say that in all of my life, this is the best customer service that I have ever encountered from any business of any kind. Feel safe trusting this company to treat you to excellent bulbs and unmatched customer service, I certainly will again in the future.
With Thanks,
Trey

Positive onalee
(31 reviews)
On Apr 17, 2008, onalee Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have purchased bulbs and tubers from this company 3 or 4 times over the last couple of years. Each time I've found the products to be EXCELLENT, shipping to be FAST and the prices to be quite reasonable. They also respond to emails if you have questions or concerns and do so in a TIMELY and FRIENDLY manner. I've been impressed with their products and customer service on every transaction with them and would highly recommend them to everyone.

Positive cooglicoogli
(1 review)
On Apr 7, 2008, cooglicoogli Brooklyn, NY wrote:

ETG provides excellent customer service. Kathleen was kind enough to modify an existing order and ship it quickly. And although the Lily of the Valley ground cover pips are not doing as well as I'd like (only about 1/4 of the pips II planted are thriving), I have high hopes for the tuberose and freesia! - the bulbs were absolutely beautiful.

Positive cabin8
(1 review)
On Apr 4, 2008, cabin8 Mount Prospect, IL wrote:

I received 2 citrus trees that were beautiful and packed extremely well. Kathleen provided customer service that is second to none.Just a great transaction. I will not hesitate to do business with this company again.

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