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|On Apr 21, 2015, rozrita Douglasville, GA wrote:
The quality of the plants was by far the best I have ever encountered from a mail-order company. The bare root plants were robust and healthy, not withered and desicated. The live plants were large and lush. Great care was taken when preparing and packaging the plants for shipment.
|On Apr 20, 2015, Qdangson Quincy, MA wrote:
Posted on April 5, 2015, updated April 20, 2015
On March 25th, 2015, Qdangson added the following:
Just received my order from them. The dahlias are to be expected since they are holland imports. Inconsistent, some were large with intact tubers others were just piles of broken tubers. Not much different from big box stores but i know Ill be gauranteed the variety ordered. The art nouveau gallery dahlias were the most disappointing. After removing the broken tubers I was barely left with a crown. As long as I get a plant from each clump ill be happy.
The Tropicanna were as advertised but smaller and more expensive than Longfield Gardens. ETGB seem to be divisions. Longfields are tissue cultured.
The Valentine dicentra were great. They may have made a mistake and sent me a bundle of 3 as opposed to a single 3/5 eye division. No complaints there.
The hedycium coccinea were good sized.
The red hanging basket begonia tubers are small but viable. I was expecting to plant one tuber per basket but may have to plant 3 per basket.
The gloriosa lilies are the least expensive of any vendor Ive searched and Im very happy with them.
On April 5th, 2015, Qdangson added the following:
I have to say that ETGB\'s customer service is obscenely good. Not 10 minutes after I posted my positive but slightly critical review, I was contacted by Kathleen to rectify ,y disappoinment, but I declined since I always over order just in case. She also offered me a credit on my next order which I may take up, but only for the hanging red begonias. Although I expected better quality for the dahlias,my last count revealed that every single one of them has either eyes up or sprouted, even the tubers that were just a swollen stem.mIn their defense, the quality isn\'t any worse than any other vendor but it\'s their customer service that really stands out.
Overall, one cafe au lait tuber hasn\'t grown, the stem seems like it was ripped off the tuber but there\'s still hope for it, 2 of the hanging red tuberous begonias have gone soft. I was a bit disappointed with the size of the tropicanna rhizomes, but lo and behold, they definitely have more than 2 eyes growing from each and have already started growing less than 2 weeks after planting.
I highly recommend ETGB. It\'s nice to be contacted by a real person who cares and would go out of their way to make sure your order isn\'t just acceptable but that you have an exceptional experience.
On April 20th, 2015, Qdangson added the following:
Just placed another order to replace the ones that didnt grow. The most promising dahlia clumps rotted as well as 2 tuberous begonias. The sorriest dahlias ended up growing pretty well. There are a few that havent shown eyes but its been 3 weeks so I just went ahead and ordered the again. So basically, out of 9 clumps of Harmony dahlias, 4 grew well, 2 havent shown eyes and 3 rotted. ETGB upgraded to priority shipping at no charge which was a.really nice surprise.
|On Apr 10, 2015, TN_Hosta_Guy Jackson, TN wrote:
This one of my first experiences ordering Hostas online, so I didn't know what to expect. I ordered the Fantastic Foliage Collection and a Medio Variegata. The items arrived in under a week and shipping confirmation was given the day after I placed my order. The bulbs arrived packed in great shape and were packed separately with the names of each plant on a nice little package. The bulbs are already starting to sprout in the package, and look very healthy. I would not hesitate to order from them again.
|On Mar 5, 2015, Blackbelt_Lizzy La Grange Park, IL wrote:
I have placed orders with Easy 2 Grow Bulbs for the last few years. I have gloriosa lily bulbs that I plant in the spring and bring in the fall. I also ordered a plumeria in 2012 that I overwinter each year and is now 6 feet tall and bloomed last fall!. Last summer I ordered corkscrew vines (yes these were the true versions- not snail vines) and lemon grass. Great customer service and the plants/bulbs are shipped during the appropriate times. I have already placed my 2015 order!!
|On Nov 1, 2014, randy_in_topeka Topeka, KS wrote:
I ordered ordered 5 Amaryllis, and 4 Iris. They were all received in good condition. The Iris were in excellent condition and size, much better than the ones I received from Gilbert Wild. I usually don't care about bonus plants, but they sent me allium bulbs that I actually want to plant - another source was out.
|On Oct 18, 2014, luiseinme South Bristol, ME wrote:
Never order from them, carefully packed oversize bulbs and good sized barefoot plants. Very responsive to emails. I will not only buy again but I will tell my friends.
|On Oct 1, 2014, Alexander_R Santa Clarita, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I have ordered from this company a few times already, and their products, service, and website are all excellent. They offer some uncommon and unusual plants that are worth try.
|On Sep 11, 2014, bjl110 Pleasant Grove, OH wrote:
Just received my order today. I ordered 3 rhizomes each of 4 varieties of bearded iris. The two blue/purple varieties I ordered look to be good size, and are about what I expected. The two red/orange varieties are huge. Each rhizome is a mother with at least two full size offshoots. Got a free pack of some Amazon lily bulbs, which is fortunate because I was wondering what to grow indoors this coming Winter, plus my wife likes flowers that are orchid-ish and tropical. This place is in the top 5 for a good reason in my estimation.
|On Aug 21, 2014, beesberet Maywood, CA wrote:
My caper bush is finally blooming and it's quite an event. They have interesting other edibles as well like lemon grass and the lily selection is tempting. Never had mislabeling problems with them that seem so rampant in the bulb industry.
|On Jul 22, 2014, kyjudy Trenton, KY wrote:
Posted on May 27, 2012, updated July 22, 2014
On July 22nd, 2014, kyjudy added the following:
Yet again, Kathleen's customer service impeccable. I had a small problem with an order, and it was resolved in a couple of hours. They are a great company with excellent products.
|On May 30, 2014, daisygirlfp Minden, NV wrote:
Although there was a problem with my order, easytogrowbulbs was both fair and extremely prompt in resolving the issue. I plan on ordering from them again with no reservations. When things go wrong in any business transaction and it will happen once in awhile, getting it right quickly and fairly is the hallmark of a responsible well run company.
|On Apr 2, 2014, MaryTA Grand Junction, CO wrote:
Posted on April 2, 2014, updated April 2, 2014
On April 2nd, 2014, MaryTA changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Update - Two folks from E2G wrote. They advised me to yank the suspicious bulbs and hang tight. If any others show signs, pull them too and they will replace all bulbs lost. I am impressed with their response and could not have asked for more.
On April 2nd, 2014, MaryTA added the following:
May not be nematodes. May be soil borne. Whatever it is, the company has my back.
|On Mar 21, 2014, icyryce4 Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I ordered several types of bulbs and plants from Easy To Grow Bulbs, and all of them exceeded my expectations! Their pricing was awesome too :) The gladiolus and ranunculus were the biggest that I have ever bought; I was amazed! The packaging was very nice as well.
|On Mar 1, 2014, jessflowergirl Fort Bragg, CA wrote:
Posted on April 1, 2013, updated March 1, 2014
On April 1st, 2013, jessflowergirl added the following:
Less than 3 weeks later, 16 of my 18 lily bulbs have woken up! Beyond excited to see them coming out of the ground. I was waiting until I saw some growth to place my next order, and after half of them came up I logged on to the website and chose a Kniphofia, a gladioulus package, and some crocosmia. I ordered on wednesday night, and they arrived via FEDEX this morning!! I love how fast they get to me. After using two other mail-order companies that took one month and almost 2 months respectively to get to me, it is such a joy to receive my order so fast. My glad bulbs are so big, my kniphofia is a beautiful healthy size potted plant. I enjoy shopping with this company so much they will be my go-to for online ordering. I encourage anyone to try them out, you will not be disappointed!
On March 1st, 2014, jessflowergirl added the following:
As the Spring season is upon us I cannot encourage people enough to check out Easy to Grow's website for your spring bulbs and plants. I ordered from them 3 times last year, and almost everything did great! My kniphofia is huge - 4 spires in the first year - couldn't believe how gorgeous it was. My glads are already coming back. I had 100% of my lilies produce beautiful fragrant blooms. I just love this company and I love the quality of their bulbs. I already placed my first order and within a day or two I received a personalized email saying when they expected to ship. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
|On Dec 30, 2013, berrybythebay San Francisco, CA wrote:
My family has finally realized they need only to buy me plants and I'm a happy camper at Christmas. Even happier when I received saffron crocus bulbs from this company--they were firm, plump and huge. Their lemongrass is also very nice.
|On Oct 28, 2013, DavidAssmann San Francisco, CA wrote:
Posted on October 25, 2013, updated October 28, 2013
On October 28th, 2013, DavidAssmann changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I've heard back from Easy To Grow Bulbs, and they are re-shipping the order, restoring my faith in the company. The quality of their bulbs has always been excellent
|On Sep 21, 2013, Mylena1 Cliff Island, ME wrote:
Posted on September 20, 2013, updated September 21, 2013
On September 21st, 2013, Mylena1 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Just in a couple of hours after posting my comment a representative of the customer service called me and everything was settled. Thank you, Dave's Garden! It worked.
|On Aug 29, 2013, JonSchneider Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
As I await another order from easy to Grow, I would be remiss not to mention the wonderful customer service i have experienced over the years... specifically by Kathleen. She has always responded promptly and professionally. Added to the wonderful plants, customer service that is exemplary has not only earned my respect, but is obviously one of the reasons that Easy to Grow Bulbs/Willow Creek is always one of the Top 30. Well done!!
|On Jul 15, 2013, shmcder Tyler, TX wrote:
Posted on July 3, 2013, updated July 15, 2013
On July 15th, 2013, shmcder changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
A representative from Easy to grow Bulbs contacted me soon after I posted on Dave's Garden to offer me full replacement of my Casa Blanca Lilies even though some did bloom. I am very satisfied and feel they went above what was necessary to retain a customer. I will be shopping with them again!!
|On Jul 5, 2013, Fatbun East Richmond Heights, CA wrote:
I ordered amaryllis bulbs from ETGB for the first time this spring and the shipping was very quick with excellent packaging. The sale price was very good at $5-6/bulb and the bulbs arrived healthy looking. I was rather pleased with the purchase. Well, the free bulb pack, I think liatris (?), was too dried up to grow though since none showed any sign of life after planting.
|On Jun 13, 2013, GreeneLady Oak Island, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on June 13, 2013, updated June 13, 2013
On June 13th, 2013, GreeneLady changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I was contacted by Jon almost immediately after I posted my original review. It appears that my emails did not get through to them. He was extremely professional, and issued me a full refund for all the rhizomes, even though I did get 4 that were good.
Very happy with their customer service, and yes, I will try again to order more Cleopatras if they are available next year.
|On Jun 4, 2013, jakeofpk Exeland, WI wrote:
Haven't ordered anything other than seeds from a mail order company for at least 8 years (bad experience). After reading GWD reviews, decided to give it a try again. Ordered dahlias, tuberous begonias and peonies. Really surprised at the size and quality of the tubers. All have sprouted and are growing well. Will be ordering from this company again.
|On May 16, 2013, Cymbelina Prattville, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Having learned my lesson and now only shopping at Watchdog highly rated companies, I ordered several items. My order arrived very quickly, was perfectly packaged so nothing was damaged and no soil spilled on the potted plants. The bareroot nearly Lady Baltimore hibiscus I ordered had new growth within just three days. They had an excellent price on purple d'oro lilies and I got tons of them and all are a good 12+ inches high and 6-8 inches wide and budding already---I planted them a month ago. I reordered a lot of things I'd ordered from another company more than 10 weeks before and they are in the ground and growing while I still am waiting for the other bulbs from a different company to arrive. They also sent some free bulbs and I look forward to seeing what they'll do. Overall an excellent buying experience. Ignore the Watchdog ratings at your peril and thank you Dave's for sending this vendor my way. Will definitely keep them on my list of preferred vendors!
|On May 8, 2013, jstaton Dillwyn, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is my second year ordering from Easy to Grow Bulbs and I am extremely pleased with their products and customer service. Everything I have ordered has come packed appropriately and has flourished with the exception of three red carpet rose bushes. I ordered four red carpet rose bushes and three yellow carpet rose bushes this year. All are doing great except 3 of the red carpet. I emailed them and received a prompt, courteous reply. I was worried I may not get a response, but I have been overly impressed with the numerous communications I have received from Kathleen at Easy to Grow Bulbs! She has put me at ease and has assured me the red rose bushes will take off and if not, they will be replaced. She is wonderful!!! I couldn't ask for anything more!! Believe me, this company is awesome and you won't regret ordering from them. I am a customer for life!!! If you have been hesitant about ordering from them, don't be...go for it...you won't be disappointed!
|On May 1, 2013, llasouth Jacksonville, FL wrote:
|On Apr 30, 2013, kbrehm Red Bluff, CA wrote:
Posted on April 24, 2013, updated April 30, 2013
On April 30th, 2013, kbrehm added the following:
Received the replacement plants today. Very nice healthy plants. Kathleen is wonderful to work with providing excellent Customer Service. My replacement order was shipped the day after I alerted them to the misshipment of a couple plants. I will be placing many more orders with Easy to Grow Bulbs. Great Company!!
|On Apr 14, 2013, butlertk Albemarle, NC wrote:
I ordered gloriosa lily bulbs last week. Received them in a few days and the bulbs were large healthy bulbs!! Packaged very well. I give them an A++.
|On Apr 6, 2013, Brincelyn El Paso, TX wrote:
After seeing this company's rating here on Dave's Garden, I checked out their website. I've only ordered plant material from online companies since last year and have had mixed results. What a pleasant surprise to speak with Kathleen at Easy to Grow Bulbs! I called them to get some advice on particular plants and she was patient, kind and enthusiastic. I ordered two different types of gladiolus, dinner plate dahlias, alstromeria, and tuberose and received some lycoris as a bonus. Everything is planted but it's too early to tell how they will do. But I had to jump on here and say what a nice experience I've had so far.
|On Mar 20, 2013, jimbarg Blairstown, NJ wrote:
Last year, I ordered several varieties of trumpet lilies from EasyToGrowBulbs.com, and those bulbs arrived in excellent shape and far beyond the size I was expecting. I planted them and they bloomed like 3-year-old established bulbs...huge amounts of gorgeous flowers. I just ordered again, and again the bulbs are far larger than I had expected...hopefully they'll perform like the ones I bought last year.
|On Mar 17, 2013, marilynrose Escondido, CA wrote:
I love to grow edible plants in my garden mixed with my flowers. I ordered three new plants for my garden and they were so much larger than I expected to receive as full plants. I ordered the stevia, which I will use for a natural sweetener, and lemon grass for Asian cooking and tea, and the bay laurel for savory cooking. I am so excited about my new plants and how they are already growing in my garden. I will be ordering more from Easy to Grow Bulbs.
|On Dec 3, 2012, organic_tomato Tyrone, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Very happy with my order. I ordered mostly spring flowering bulbs and bearded iris, so cannot comment on the flowers at this time, but the bulbs are very large, healthy, and fresh with no mold or rot. The dormant bearded iris rhizomes are at least three times larger than the ones I bought at my local nursery. Since I am in zone 7b, I like their selection of warm climate bulbs. Shipping was also fast, and the order shipped within a week of being placed.
|On Nov 18, 2012, RUBYS Wrens, GA wrote:
I just received and planted my first order from Easy To Grow and was impressed with the packing as well as the bulbs. They also delivered the bulbs when I requested them.
|On Nov 4, 2012, DenisBronxite Jamaica, NY wrote:
Super-quick shipping, fine packing, perfect healthy specimen which is now growing strongly. This supplier is definitely on my go-to list of great gardening sellers.
|On Oct 6, 2012, biggfurrydogz Auburn,
United States wrote:
This would be Negative had it not been for the quality of the merchandise.
|On Sep 20, 2012, Wisconsinbulb Sun Prairie, WI wrote:
Posted on September 26, 2011, updated September 20, 2012
On September 20th, 2012, Wisconsinbulb added the following:
Placed another order from Easy To Grow Bulbs,
WOW on how big the iris are, the Customer service out does the big box bulb sites, a call if something is wrong with order and willing to fix it :)
|On Sep 19, 2012, Joseph_Cincy Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered many scores of camassia bulbs last fall from Easy to Grow Bulbs. I was worried about their size and maturity, though, because EtGB's prices were much lower than other stores that I had shopped. I had read that camassia took several years to bloom, and I wondered if EtGB was selling younger bulbs than the competitors, which allowed them to sell the bulbs cheaper. The bulbs arrived OK, and I planted them. Cynical me, I did not expect flowers this year, but in the spring, their bed was covered in beautiful purple native bulb flowers. It's a nice surprise when you save a lot of money and get good quality, too.
|On Sep 19, 2012, soonertoo Century, FL wrote:
Posted on September 13, 2012, updated September 19, 2012
On September 19th, 2012, soonertoo added the following:
that I was unwilling to take any advise and and refused her offer is totally UNTRUE. Never once did I say I would not take her recommendation. She did NOT say the plants would be replaced and her condescending attitued was enough to make anyone unhappy. When I received the plants the roots were not developed enought to plant so I waited three weeks to give them more time to develop and this is the advise I get to only water once a week and I had been watering just twice a week
On Sep 19, 2012, Easy to Grow Bulbs responded with:
"On Sep 14, 2012 10:33 AM, Easy to Grow Bulbs responded with:
We understand and share the frustration this customer is having with her Phlox. We always strive to provide responsive customer support to all our customers. If there is a problem, we always take the time to try and learn more from our customers what is going on and, if a plant is struggling and can be saved, try and offer suggestions to help.
|On Jun 6, 2012, JenniferRuth San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
Easy to Grow Bulbs was having an end-of-season sale, so I decided to give them a try. I placed my order online at 9:30 p.m. on June 4. On June 5 I received an email that my package had been shipped--less than 24 hours after I placed the order. I received it on June 6. (I live only an hour away from their facility.) Everything was there and well packaged.
|On Jun 5, 2012, Dodsky Smiths Grove, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on March 24, 2009, updated June 5, 2012
On June 5th, 2012, Dodsky added the following:
I placed another large order with ETGB in late spring for a variety of bare root peonies and a few odds and ends. There was a problem with some of the peonies when they arrived (not viable), and after contacting Kathleen in customer service the issue was resolved quickly and easily. It's rare to find a business that truly cares about its customers and has such incredible customer service! As others have said, do not hesitate to order from this company! :-)