I've ordered from this company twice, and both experiences were very positive.
First, I ordered some paperwhite narcissus (I believe the variety was Ziva). I ordered thirty. I intended to make ten gifts for my friends by putting three each of ten pots. I wish I hadn't let my father talk me out of the six inch pots, because the bulbs that arrived were so big and healthy that I had to cram them in really tight to get two into a four inch pot. I would've been much better off with the six inch pots I had wanted originally. So, after finding one more four inch pot and getting one more gift started, I had eight left over for myself! One or two of the recipients told me that the flowers smelled too strong, but other than that the paperwhites were the best I've ever bought.
Second, I ordered two amaryllis, one for myself, one for a coworker (we drew names and did a gift exchange for the holidays). Suffice it to say that my coworker does not have a green thumb. But the one I bought and got started for her (Apple Blossom) FLOURISHED! She got two spikes of flowers off the darn thing. I figured it was the perfect houseplant for her because she could take care of it for a few months while it was pretty and then just give it to someone who knows something about reblooming them when it finished blooming. The one I bought for myself (White Christmas) had one spike of HUGE sparkling white flowers. I didn't know how to rebloom it, so I just gave it to someone who knew how when the flowers were spent. They were much higher quality than the amaryllis I've bought before. You're supposed to put them in pots two inches larger than the diameter of the bulb, but I put them in 8" pots because they were about 5" across, and I couldn't find 7" pots.
Anyway, a great company! Great prices too, under $10 a bulb! Last time I bought amaryllis, I paid about $15 a bulb for lower quality plants. I've only seen them cheaper at one other place, and you have to buy them in sets of eight to get them at that price. So if I were to buy them from the other place, I'd be up to my eyeballs in amaryllis.
You get what you pay for. My first order is the beginning, I fear, of an addiction to high quality product. $65 on bulbs saved me >$300 in floral costs for my daughter's wedding in August, plus I still have the plants!!. I did follow the directions ;) and found their parameters and advice to be accurate. I have been gardening for 47 years...these folks are great.
WOW!!!! I have had some "not so pleasant" experiences with other companies. Everything from poor products, dead products, no products, and bad customer service, but certainly not the case here!! I read other reviews at this website and decided to take a chance. Thank you easytogrowbulbs.com for restoring my faith...
Due to landscaping issues (they are 2 weeks behind on completing the job), I contacted the company and requested that my orders be shipped on a specific date. I received a prompt reply and Kathleen has been most accommodating. She is awesome....
I have also received 2 of my 5 orders and the quality of the bulbs is far better than any other... Due to the awesome customer service provided by Kathleen and the plump bulbs I have already received, I requested to add some additional items to one of my orders.
I am thrilled at the prospect of spring and will definitely be a loyal customer of easytogrowbulbs.com for many years to come. Thank you Kathleen, "you rock".
On Sep 23, 2009, kviolette Raleigh, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
This was my first experience with Easy to Grow Bulbs. I ordered 5 pkgs of reblooming irises and one pkg of Oxalis adenophylla and received a bonus pkg of Allium Drumstick. I am very pleased with the size and condition of the bulbs. The irises are especially nice - all were qty 3 but if a rhizome was on the small side, two small ones were counted as one. Very nice surprise to see the grading of the rhizomes; makes the purchase a very good value.
I really liked Easy To Grow Bulbs. This was my first time ordering bulbs online and I was skeptical if there was really any difference between ordering online and going to a store. All of the bulbs I received (and I ordered over 100) were large and very fresh. ALL of them bloomed and grew to nearly matured height, as if they were second or third year plants. I had also bought some bulbs at Lowes. Only half of those came up, they were teeny tiny plants, and only one bloomed. Only one! From now on I'm only ordering from Easy To Grow Bulbs. I loved their selection, the ability to search by growing zone, and of course the quality of bulbs.
I ordered the potted English Charm iris and some begonia.
The packing was excellent that the potted iris was received intact. 3 irises in the pot.The begonia bulbs are so giangtic.
So far, two irses have produced big beautiful flowers. The other one is growing so tall, but no flower. All 3 irises are so healthy comparing with my other irises ordered from Direct Gardening, Breck's and Michigan Bulb.
Only 1 begonia is still not growing yet. Hopefully, it will grow soon. No replacement is allowed. The other 5 are growing well.
Kathleen is always in good manner.
I am willing to pay a little more money for good healthy plants.
I have just placed another order of calla lilies, daylily and gladious with big discount. I look forward to receiving them soon.
I have ordered from Easy To Grow Bulbs over the past few years. Placing an order is a breeze; their web site is very easy to navigate. My orders have been shipped promptly and they have sent out email notifcation. The quality of the bulbs that I have received has been excellent. I also have found the planting information to be very useful so that I can properly place and care for the bulbs. Before my first order I was not at all familiar with bulbs. I feel that Easy To Grow Bulbs has helped me succeed.
On Jun 2, 2009, gedgar Mobile, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have ordered several different types of summer-flowering bulbs from this company and have been very pleased with the quality of the bulbs. Right now the gloriosa lilies which I planted a couple of months ago are up and blooming and growing vigorously. They are gorgeous. I've never been disappointed with this company and would definitely recommend.
Fantastic - ordered 2 Colocasias, 1 Plumeria, and 6 Dahlias. All sprouted quickly and look beautiful now. It was my first Plumeria, and wasn't sure about a few things regarding its care -- Easy To Grow responded quickly to my questions and helped clear things up. While the free Crocosmia bulbs haven't yet sprouted (slow to sprout, I understand), they were free, so I'll just keep 'em going and overwinter them and see what happens. Overall, I've been very happy and I'll definitely be back as a customer.
I was very pleased with this company's commitment to its customers. I ordered several pink lily of the valley pips as a gift for different people, and, while the order shipped promptly, it wasn't the entire shipment. I immediately called the company, and Kathleen apologized for the mix-up. The remaining plants shipped the next day and arrived at my mom's the following, with a personal note from Kathleen to my mom apologizing for the mistake.
I give Easy to Grow Bulbs the highest ratings for their customer service. Finding a good bulb company can be a nightmare, but I know I'll return to this company!
On May 1, 2009, imapigeon Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I've placed two orders with this company, beginning in Oct 2008. Their bulbs have been a good size, well-packed and shipped in a timely manner. The spring bulbs have bloomed beautifully this year.
I also ordered 2 hardy geraniums in October. When one of those bloomed, it turned out to have been mislabeled. I e-mailed the vendor, and received a response within 48 hours promising to replace the plant. Within another 48 hours, I had received not one, but three nice healthy bare roots. Although I didn't expect the additional plants, this is the way I treat my customers if I make a mistake, and it's definitely the way I like to be treated!
I received my order from this company. The iris I received from them was just a beautiful plant -- you really couldn't ask for better. However, I perceived a problem with my canna lily roots; they were large but 2 did not have any active growth points, perhaps just the hidden ones, if that. And they just would not start; the third one grew as expected. Anyway, I contacted the company after a month of no growth (in large pots, indoors) to give them the benefit of doubt or ignorance on my part. Short story: I received as good customer service from this company as one could want or imagine. They replaced my order and I will be a loyal customer. This is the way customers want to be treated.
Just got my order, great size bulbs. I have always done well with the items I've ordered in the past and compared to other online places, they never look as good as the ones from EasyToGrowBulbs. They even sent a discount code also on certain items, how nice...Gotta love'em.
On Apr 15, 2009, beautifulchaos Indianapolis, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
I will add to the shining reviews -- last month I ordered Gloriosa tubers, Callas, Cardiocrinum Giganteum (which came packed with special care, as it is a large bulb and had quite a bit of growth showing already), Flowering Ginger, Lily of the Valley, Freesias, Peacock Orchids, Conco D' Or Lily, Tuberose and all of them looked very healthy, large and were packed very nicely. I received a few blood lilies in my 'adventure pack' that I've never grown. So, I'm excited about that too!
The website planting guides are very helpful as well. The only interaction that I had with customer service (outside of order confirmation, of course) was asking if they could send the bulbs earlier than the suggested date for my area. They did so and the products showed up very promptly. Although, I feel like I'm missing out since I haven't gotten to speak to Kathleen, lol...sounds like the star of the company to me. ;-)
I went to the link from Dave's and I'm glad I did. I will be ordering more in the future and have already told a couple of friends about my experience. Thank you!
On Apr 10, 2009, redbull Joliet, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:
Ordered gladiolus and through no fault of the company needed to change the arrival time. We received excellent customer service and assistance. The size and quality was outstanding. This is our second year of ordering glads from this company and we are very pleased.
On Mar 25, 2009, marty13 San Diego, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
Everything I have bought there has been outstanding and so are the prices! I experienced one incorrect order and the problem was corrected immediately. The growing instructions on the website are the best I have ever seen. I can't say enough good about them.
I can't begin to tell you how WONDERFUL I think this company has been for ordering bulbs. I bought a house two years ago, and last year decided to make the yard into more than just grass and weeds. I didn't know ANYTHING when I started to order, and ordered Gladiola bulbs from them a little towards the end of the season. I planted the massive bulbs as soon as they arrived, and sure enough they flourished. I had people who would drive past my house and comment on the assortment of beautiful glads I had by the side of my house. Then, I was hooked!!! Kathleen is the only person I have spoken with there, and I wouldn't want it any other way! She always takes her time to explain everything I am asking, or inquiring about. She helps me pick things that will compliment each other. She offers suggestions, and asks questions of what I am trying to accomplish. I don't feel like I am getting customer service help, it feels like phoning a gardening friend that is more than happy to share her experience to help me get what I want out of my garden. I have ordered now several times in the past year, and had only one order that arrived a little off. The daffodil bulbs that I ordered were a little black inside and mushy when they arrived. One call to the company and I had replacement bulbs two days later. No problems at all. I have alot of green popping up in my cold NJ ground, I can't wait to see the beautiful colors that will soon be exploding in my yard. I was lucky to have found this company, and you will be too!
Bulbs were gorgeous - large and healthy. And the customer service is incredible. I called with a question, left a message, and my call was returned in less than an hour! I highly recommend this compnay.
On Mar 13, 2009, flame263 San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
This was my first experience with Easy To Grow Bulbs.com and from start to finish it was fabulous. Before ordering, I emailed a few questions and Kathleen returned my email within the hour. We exchanged several emails, and she helped me avoid making a few mistakes on where I had planned on planting the bulbs that I had picked out. Quick to respond, friendly and knowledgeable, Kathleen was great! My order was packed with great care and everything looks wonderful. The bulbs were huge compared to what I have seen in the big box stores or my local nurseries. The adventure packs they give out are an awesome idea and it was great to get a little surprise added to my order.
About the only bad thing that I could say about this place, is that it could potentially be really hard on your wallet. I know that I will be shopping there again and again!
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....
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.
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.
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+
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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).
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.
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.