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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Came across this company through a Google search and decided to try them. I have never seen such large bulbs - even from the major companies that say they have the largest and best. Received order quickly and their customer service responds immediately. I normally buy over $1000 a year in bulbs,etc., and will be giving them all the business I can.
On Mar 27, 2008, Aimee_ Walnut Creek, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Wow! Just about sums it up.
-The plants were packaged wonderfully and so healthy looking on arrival!
-Before I knew it, my order was at my front door.
-The bulbs and tubers are the biggest and healthiest I have ever seen.
-Have a question about the plants in your ordered? Their site has such a wealth of information.
I'm very impressed, if you can't tell.
I will definately be ordering again.
Thank you Easy to Grow Bulbs!
I ordered 4 different types of Dahlias, 1 type of Begonia, 3 different Oxalis, and received Ranunculus as my adventure pack. Customer service has been excellent! I was very pleased that the company mailed these early per my request. I wanted to get them started indoors. All arrived this past Friday and were the best looking bulbs I have ever received. A couple of the Dahlias had started to sprout in their bags. I put them in pots and they seem to be doing just fine. I will update later on anything else of note.
On Mar 21, 2008, annscott Cardiff By The Sea, CA (Zone 11) wrote:
Before my order, I emailed EasytoGrowBulbs about several different types of bulbs and if they would be well suited for my area (So. Calif) and was very happy to get a prompt and thorough reply. They really know their stuff!! When my bulbs arrived, I was shocked to see how much bigger they were than those at my local nursery. I definately recommend these guys and will buy more from them soon...JT
The first time I ordered from this company, I forgot an item and had to make a second order a few minutes later. Upon request, customer service promptly (within an hour) combined the orders so I could save shipping and sent an updated email invoice. Kathleen in Customer Service also informed me in detail about a backordered item, and gave me several options about how I wanted the B/O handled.
The order shipped the next businessday (Monday), and arrived on the East Coast by Friday. One of the carpet roses I got sprouted new baby leaves within two days! And the Priscilla gladiolus are bigger, healthier, and more impressive than anything I've bought locally in over a decade of growing glads.
I've already made another order, and look forward to continued quality service from this company.
On Mar 17, 2008, Desertdenial5 Tolleson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have just received my 4th or 5th order with this company and all I can say is they are awesome!! Kathleen in customer service is wonderful always helpful and pleasant to speak with. You definitley get your monies worth from this company. Nice healthy large tubers, corms, rhizomes and bulbs!!
As a resident of North/inland San Diego, it's not always easy to know which bulbs will grow in my climate. I ran across easytogrowbulbs.com and thought, "perfect, someone who's local!"
I've placed 3 orders to date with this company and have always been happy. Their bulbs are definitely bigger than anything you could ever find in a big box store, and the prices you pay are low considering what you get. Place an order of $50 or more and they'll even throw in an adventure pack to appeal to your risk-taking side. Shipping is very affordable -- especially in this day and age when you can easily pay more on shipping than an order -- and everything always arrives in good condition with instructions.
There was one time when my order didn't ship when I expected and my email was answered very promptly with an explanation on the delay, and the box arrived without fail within a few weeks. I've only ordered bulbs so far, but just placed an order for some potted reblooming iris and have nothing but high expectations.
Some of my bulbs have been chomped by gophers, but of those that haven't, everything is growing beautifully. An all-white bed I planted last fall with calla lilies, anemone, and Leucojum is now going insane. I have never had such success with any planting before.
Found this place online, it was the ONLY place I could find the Shamrock Plants I wanted. They have excellent service. I will be back to order in the fall. One of the items got left off my order ( which may have been my fault as I added on some bleeding hearts after the fact) So I delt with customer service twice. Not only was the product shipped out right away, but Customer service was helpful, friendly and a pleasure to deal with, in a time where getting any service seems to be rare, having great customer service is refreshing.
On March 4th, 2008, redsonja1313 added the following:
Oh and just because I saw her mentioned on here previously. Kathleen helped me both times as well. GIVE THE WOMEN A RAISE !! She obviously has earned it !!!
This was the first I ordered from this company I received great customer service My bulbs arrived as I had requested and the perennials arrived in the best condition I have received plants in from mail order companies They were large well established In perfect condition I will certainly purchase more from this company
On Nov 13, I placed my first order with Easy to Grow. I ordered two bare root hostas a royal standard and gold standard. I received them Nov 15, that was a plus, we plant lovers love when the delivery truck arrives.
I am a big, big mail order plant person, so I pretty much know what is a good deal and what is not. Well, when I received my two hostas, I almost fell over!! They were so low in price I was not expecting a whole lot. The hostas had three to four eyes each, they were like 2-3 year old plants. I was planning to pot them for now in small pots, but after receiving such large roots, I had to rummage around for a temporary pot large enough to put them in.
I recommend Easy to Grow highly, not only for their economical price, fast delivery, but for their exceptional merchandise. They have a new customer to add to their list who is very, very please and rates them A++++++.
On Nov 11, 2007, starfeldLA Los Angeles, CA wrote:
I rate this .com on a scale of 1 to 10, a Super 10 !!! In the past 2 months I have placed 2 orders and each have arrived within a couple of days. The Bearded Iris arrived firm and plump, Extra Large, and with proper green trimmed leaves that were healthy (Not rotted out, mushy, moldy and withered/dead leaves that arrived the month before from the well known mail order company of J& # ) ...in other words easytogrowbulbs ship superb rhizomes! !!
My second order, that of Freesias arrived 2 days after my phone order was placed at 1(866) 725-5361. I was greeted by the delightful Kathleen. I had a few questions on the different kinds of bulbs that are offered by this company. She readily explained which variety of bulbs were best adaptive to my climate and yard exposures also descibed in detail the true color and scents of the each flower. By the way, the Freesias are the size of Kumquats...Extra Large, firm & unblemished.
Great selection, fair prices, and quick shipping. One of my bags of bulbs had only 9 instead of the expected/advertised 10, so I did send an email. It's not a huge deal, and overall I am still satisfied and will likely order from them again.
On October 26th, 2007, sloppy_joe added the following:
GREAT service! I emailed them last night to let them know that my order was missing one bulb in a pkg of ten. They apologized and are sending it asap. I also had a couple questions, and their response was very helpful, considerate, and understanding. If I could give a double-positive rating, I would -- I will DEFINITELY order from them in the future. :-)
I've been trying to announce my excitement about Easy To Grow Bulbs since very late last spring. I actually ordered a tad late for zone 8 and was concerned that the delivery folks would drop the box in the hot sun and not try to knock or holler or find someone who might get them out of the sun before they rotted. The owner(a female, I had her name but lost it on a bad hard drive!) called me back within minutes of my submission and helped me figure out a way to determine when the tubers would arrive so I could be here to make sure they were cared for properly. The tubers arrived exactly when expected - I was even out in the yard when they arrived. These Dahlia tubers were the biggest, healthiest,most well packed tubers I've seen in all my years of growing Dahlias. I will never buy an important bulb or tuber anywhere else, not even locally. My only wish is that they sold ROSES too.
I recently placed an order for the dwarf calla lily. I was anticipating their arrival. I couldn't take it anymore and I ran to my local home depot to pick up some calla lilly tubers to plant in my garden. Since this was my first experience planting these tubers, I didn't know what the difference would be in health, size, weight from EasytoGrow Bulbs. Two days later I received my tubers from Easy to Grow and WOW!!! What a difference. The tubers I bought from Home Depot were the between the size of a baby carrot and a small ginger root. The tubers from Easy to Grow were huge. I mean gigantic. They were almost the size of a baseball if not larger. I am so thrilled with the health of their tuber that I can't wait to see how they will look in the spring. Of course, I am going to compare them with the tubers I bought from Home Depot. I will order from Easy to Grow Bulbs...again, and gain.
On Oct 11, 2007, dwr857 Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:
I ordered 18 Red Peacock and about 140 Dutch Iris. All bulbs arrived as they stated. They claim to only sell the largest bulbs and I can attest that they met and mostly exceeded their claim. The 18 Amaryllis I purchased are all the size of a large orange and in beautiful condition. I spoke at length with Kathleen, who I believe to be in customer service and she was terrific. A wealth of information, extremely courteous and an absolute pleasure to talk too. Oh yeah, I've gone the Ebay route and others only to receive bulbs that are small and not in very good health. These bulbs are by far the best I have seen anywhere. Great company, great service, great advice and I will do all my bulb shopping here! Thank you so much for your wonderful help and great products.....
I cannot yet attest to the vitality of the bulbs this company sells, but the customer service is outstanding. I made a mistake when I was placing the order online; they called me, asked for correct information and processed my order while I was on the phone. I received large and healthy looking bulbs two days later.
I have been buying from this company for the last year-and-a-half. I stumbled across their web site like one of your members, by accident. I used to go right by their location when visiting San Diego and didn't know it. Anyway, I have had nothing but outstanding service when ordering. Outstanding, knowledgeable, and prompt replies to my questions. Outstanding communication regarding specials or new arrivals, and most importantly I have received the best, most fabulous, and yes, again, outstanding quality of bulbs, cuttings and trees. I cannot say enough about Easy to Grow Bulbs. I recommend them highly. When you receive your order from them you will not be disappointed.
I ordered around 24 reblooming iris from this company, six different varieties of iris from this company. There was a shipping delay that was out of their control, about half of their stock took longer than expected to reach the correct size. And of course all of my varities were the ones that took longer.
Kathy offers a great customer service experience. I received every single variety yesterday. The company says the rhizomes are 3 - 5 fans. Every single one I received had a large rhizome and 6 + fans. I will always recommend them for reblooming iris. I order some non reblooming and some reblooming from C and T Iris patch and the rhizomes were whimpy compared to these.
I sent an e-mail to easytogrow.bulbs on 1/5/2007, requesting the address where I should return the merchandise I was unhappy with. (It had arrived at noon on 12/23/2006 right before the Christmas break.) "The owner" , never introducing himself by name, called me on 1/10/2007. He told me that it didn't matter if I was unhappy. Even if I paid the return postage ($70), he would not accept the return. It was an extremely disturbing phone call because no matter what I said, he was right and I was wrong. I decided to turn the matter over to American Express. I didn't want to speak to this man ever again. American Express sent him a fax on January 12,2007, requesting information about this transaction. "He" waited 18 days to answer the fax. His reply was "The customer did not return the items within the 30 days required". He lied to me on the phone and then deceived American Express by waiting until 30 days had expired to reply to them. Unfortunately by law, AmEx has to give the merchant 60 days to reply. He must have known this and used it to his advantage. I hope to spread the word about this company to all the groups I speak to as a master gardener.
I doubt this will ever appear on the web site. "He" does not to be found wrong. As you would find out, if you have any problem with the merchandise you receive.
On Oct 3, 2007, Easy to Grow Bulbs responded with:
On Oct 5, 2007 1:12 PM, Easy to Grow Bulbs added:
This post surprises us (and other customers, too, based on incoming email here). We’ve pulled out and dug though last Christmas’s records, and talked with staff members; three staffers recall communicating with this customer. Records show the following:
• This order was placed one week before Christmas, late afternoon on 12/18. It was shipped out the following day and received by the customer on 12/22.
• Our guarantee asks that order problems be brought to our attention within 7 days. This notification policy ensures that 1) any problems are addressed quickly so customers get immediate resolution, 2) live bulbs/plants aren’t left in shipping boxes indefinitely, and 3) returned goods are not out of temperature/humidity controlled environments for more than a few days. The first contact from this customer was 13 days after order receipt.
• Returns must be received within 30 days. The customer never returned the goods.
• American Express determined that the customer’s claim was without merit.
We never are pleased with a customer experience that ends with dissatisfaction and are sorry this one turned out that way."
On Jul 26, 2007, TXSteelMagnolia Brookeland, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I received 5 3-packs of Begonia tubers this spring as a gift from my daughter. I had never tried this company's product. For my experience, the tubers were a bit undersized, and the eye development was poor or lacking in many bulbs/tubers. I planted them anyway. Out of the 15 tubers, only 9 got started. I called the company, but they said that since I had not ordered directly from them, but received the tubers as a gift, there was nothing they could do. I waited on the remaining 9 plants, and found that only 6 of them bloomed (As I write this, it is late July, and I have plenty of other begonias doing well). I picked up some late season sale tubers from another source so as to fill my blank spots, since I live so far South I have the advantage of a long growing season. These tubers, from another company, were more of what I expect in begonia tubers - larger with well-developed eyes, and EVERY single one from this company has already sprouted. I was brought up never to criticize gifts, so I'm not bringing this up to my daughter, but I will hint that sending me begonia tubers from California companies probably isn't necessary as I have my own sources
On Jul 26, 2007, Easy to Grow Bulbs responded with:
On Aug 10, 2007 10:50 AM, Easy to Grow Bulbs added:
We have contacted TXSteelMagnolia to gather more information about this order (need to know who placed the order to access the record) and are awaiting a response. The company reply as outlined by this customer does not match the way we do business, so we are puzzled by the whole situation.
On Oct 5, 2007 1:14 PM, Easy to Grow Bulbs added:
It has been nearly two months and despite our efforts to contact TXSteelMagnolia we have heard nothing. We would still like to resolve this concern and would appreciate receiving hearing from this customer."
On Jun 2, 2007 9:41 AM:
> I found you quite by accident on-line when I was looking
> for "Royal Standard" Hosta plants for my garden. I just
> received 7 of the best and biggest bulbs I have ever seen!
> These were not dormant or scrawny bulbs. These are
> actually live bare roots with about 2 inches of growth on
> each of them! I am very impressed. I will always check
> first when I order plants.
I ordered pink lily of the valley pips and they are now blooming and are huge, gorgeous and I have absolutely no complaints! They were packaged exceptionally and arrived within days of my order! Not only that, they responded quickly to any inquiries I had, will email me in January when the pink lily of the valley's are in stock again for next year and were very nice to deal with!! Definitely will order again!
On Jun 27, 2007, MiniPonyFarmer Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
WOW. Great company to deal with. I have ordered three different times from Easy To Grow Bulbs internet site this spring and each experience has been nothing but stellar. FAST shipping, FAST reply to email questions, and the BIGGEST bulbs I have seen yet. So far, everything I have planted has come up beautifully (except the items I planted just last week). Even the sale specials I ordered were much better quality than I had ever hoped. Again, the BIGGEST bulbs I have seen! You cannot go wrong with Easy To Grow bulbs. This vendor is a great source for superior product and exemplary service.
I ordered 4 varities of glads, first, the bulbs are truely the biggest glad bulbs I have every seen in my life. I ordered 80 bulbs and only 1 was small and a little dry, but i still planted it. I was very pleased at the shipping, it was fast, the product was in good shape and above all they were exactly what was advertised. I will certainly be ordering from them again.