After having a terribly disappointing experience with Bulbmeister, I was hesitant to try another bulb company, but Easy to Grow Bulbs lives up to its promise on their website of large and healthy tubers, for that is just what I received from them. These are the best Dahlia tubers I have ever received through mail order and they have what they advertise which was not the case with the other company in question.
On May 7, 2007, trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
i ordered some paperwhite bulbs as a christmas present for a friend. the friend has a black thumb and yet she followed the directions and they bloomed wonderfully for her for the whole holiday season. they were sent on time and well-packed too.
remembering that experience, i just placed an order for calla bulbs late last week and they arrived today. they are in the ground and i will report back if anything is amiss, but so far, i am very happy with this vendor.
On March 5th, 2009, trackinsand added the following:
just received 3 bags of various rain lilies and continue to think nothing but good of this company. they are reasonably priced; the shipping is always on time and the bulbs are well packed and healthy. thanks again.
I have ordered several times from Easy to Grow Bulbs and have been satisfied every time. Everything I've planted has flourished very quickly and all are absolutely beautiful. I have ordered Oxalis, Lily of the Valley, Bleeding Heart, Dahlias, and many more.
When I emailed with a question concerning container sizes, I received a thorough response in a timely manner. More recently, I was sent an additional order of Lily of the Valley after the company found that the originals that were sent to me may not have been the best quality. That's true customer service and I was very impressed.
I waited too long to buy and order Dinnerplate Dahlias and in my exhaustive search last year I found Easy to Grow Bulbs. I sent them an e-mail asking when they'd be available and got an immediate and very friendly response. Kathleen told me she would let me know as soon as I could order them. Sure enough as soon as I could get them I got an e-mail. My inquiry was at the start of Winter and the e-mail was the start of Spring so it surprised me for sure. I made my order and received it in no time. I had a question on 1 of the Bulb packages I received and this too was answered quickly and resolved immediately. This has been 1 of the most positive experiences I have had ordering. Kathleen certainly makes sure the customer is happy and I would recommend ordering from them to anybody wanting a quick, easy and friendly experience.
I ordered from this company for the first time this spring. I got 12 Lilly of theValley and begonias to start. The begonias have all sprouted and look very healthy. Lilly of the Valley had been in the ground for about a month doing very poorly when I got a surprise shipment of 12 replacement pips and an apology letter. Seems they realized an error had been made by a supplier and rather than just let it go they flew in replacements from Europe and sent them 2nd day air to me. I was totally shocked by this outstanding and all too infrequent level of customer service. The replacement Lillies have been in the ground for 10 days and all have sprouted and from the looks of them will be flowering very soon. I will definitely keep this company in mind when ordering fall bulbs.
Well, if you just read all of the positive postings this company has, you won't really need my two cents because they say it all, which is that this company really has it all! Amazing website with so much great information, I could just read and learn for days. Terrific customer service like I don't know where you find anymore -- knowlegable, helpful and friendly too. Wonderful quality that is truly as great as the descriptions make them seem. My Giant Squill is the marvel of the neighborhood, and watsonia turn heads now that they are in full bloom. This is a GREAT company to do business with.
Give them a try -- you'll be glad you did!
These guys are the BEST!Their customer service cannot be beat. I ordered several packages of freesia bulbs and a pack of begonia bulbs. The freesias are growing like crazy and doing very well, the begonias not so much. I did contact Kathleen at their customer care regarding the begonia bulbs and she sent out another pack of begonias to replace the first batch that were duds. I have to comment that not only was she willing to help get the problem sorted out but very personable and friendly too, seems like this is a rarity in customer service these days. Sometimes things happen and order mixups or dud bulbs get mixed in with good ones but it's the level of customer care in getting the situation resolved that makes the difference. I would DEFINETLY shop with them again and refer other gardeners to them. Thanks so much!!!
I have purchased many items from Easy to Grow Bulbs. I have always received exceptional products, the ultimate in Customer Service; they are always ready and willing to assist and I recommend them with enthusisiam.
In short, "You can take what they tell you to the bank".
Ordered bulbs in late January and items were shipped as promised late February. Two bulbs were soft to the touch. Contaced Kathleen (Customer Service). She said they might still be ok to plant but would send out a replacements with free delivery the next day. She was kind enough to send me some extras -). Kathleen is always available to anwser questions about planting, size of pots etc. This is my first order from EASY TO GROW BULBS.COM. Looking forward to do more business with them. Just wish I had a big backyard to plant more! Excellent customer Service. A+++++
On Mar 19, 2007, KompostKat San Diego, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
This company gets a green thumbs UP, an A+, and five-stars for their productive products (bulbs). I also loved their customer service (fast, friendly and quick). And, I totally enjoyed their easy to read and organized website that makes the buying process the best out there. I received bulbs that are huge, healthy, and beautiful. Their business statement says it all! I had a GREAT on-line shopping experience with Easy To Grow Bulbs.
On Mar 17, 2007, shamrock_farms Abbeville, SC wrote:
AWSOME!! i ordered the Tuberose extravaganza and they are the best tuberose bulbs i have ever seen they sent me 12 mother bulbs with 9-15 "babies" on each one usualy all you get from other sites is just the "babies"
They were very fast,Very plesant to deal with I would and have recommended them to all my friends.. definitly worth buying from you will not be dissapointed..
I ordered some Oriental Lillies from Easy to Grow Bulbs. This was my first order. They were nice enough to email me right away to arrange shipping. I requested the bulbs as soon as possible and they were able to get them to me very quickly. The bulbs were huge! They arrived in excellent condition and were good looking bulbs! Everything was packaged great and everything labeled properly. Absolutely a great experience. They be getting a lot of my business!
We ordered Nir paperwhite narcissus from this company for my daughter's wedding, and used them for forced flowers and for wedding favors. We were impressed by the strength of the stems, size of the flowers, and the long blooming period. They were definitely superior to other paperwhites I have grown!
On Oct 30, 2006, eileenbaney Crestview, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Ordered my first bulbs online from this company...that's after comparing prices and reading customer ratings here at DG...The order came much sooner than I was ready to plant them... They are good quality bulbs, pretty good size.. im not very familiar with sizes but the Freesias I got from Lowes is half of what i got from Easy to grow.. I will for sure buy next time ... but for now I'll wait how my bulbs do in spring..
I just recieved my order of bulbs today. It was on-time, well packed, and the bulbs look great. I don't know how big is big, but they are all a nice size. Customer service was great, they were kind enough to work my order around a vacation and emailed me before shipping out to make sure it was okay. I'll try to remember to report how the bulbs perform in the Spring!
On March 18th, 2007, bria0128 added the following:
Surprisingly, the bulbs have come out beautifully, quickly, and a good size. Even after a warm winter and in compacted soil. Even our species tulips are coming up beautifully. Only the fritillaria are absent, but I'm not sure if they should be up now or not. Definately will order from this company again.
On Oct 19, 2006, mary0114 Lodi, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I recently received Watsonia, Babiana and Iris bulbs from this company. The woman who takes the calls is very nice and helpful. All of the bulbs looked very healthy and the Watsonias are now starting to appear in the garden. I would order from them again. Oh, and the bulbs were very nicely packaged as well.
I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whew, ok, that's a good title. Ok. This has been THE BEST experience that I've EVER HAD! They are SO NICE, they send out THE HUGEST BULBS I'VE EVER SEEN! I ordered belladonna lilies and a crinadonna lily, and they're HUGE! They're not kidding when they say that they ship the largest bulbs. Plus, EXCELLENT customer service, nice people, low shipping rates, low prices, and a VERY GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, if there's just ONE thing that you like on their website, ORDER FROM THEM!!!!!!!! You won't be disappointed, I PROMISE! Also, they have really helpful growing info, and will answer questions. PLEAE GIVE 'EM A TRY! YOU WILL HAVE THE BEST ORDERING EXPERIENCE THAT YOU'VE EVER HAD!!!!!!!!!!!
On Sep 9, 2006, SteveIndy Greenwood, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered five varieties of calla lilies, three bulbs each, from this company that bloomed this past spring and into summer. The roots were huge as advertised and all five types produced gorgeous flowers, particularly the yellow varieties. I was impressed and will order from them again - I got great value for my money.
On March 18th, 2007, SteveFtWorth added the following:
Normally I don't add to a review, but again can't say enough good things about this company. I placed a much larger order from them for delivery this spring - Astilbes, Cannas, Callas - and the stuff was unbelievable. Some of the biggest and best I've received from anyone, and easily a match from what I've received from the best out there. I knew I was in for a surprise from the size of the box. These people ship a terrific product - hope they never let go of their quality standards. People should really give them a try.
let me start off by saying what a fantastic company this is. A year ago I ordered two giant sea squill, when they arrived they were the size of a grown mans head. I weighed the bulbs and each one was 9 pounds (wow). One of the bulbs had a large gash with mold in it so i called their customer service and they had a replacement sent right away. The replacement bulb they sent me was actually two mature bulbs stuck together, easily a 50+ dollar value. Order your bulbs during the planting season and try to stay away from sale items( only a few lived but I consider this customer error for ordering bulbs when they should have been in the ground months earlier). Great company, try them out.
On Jun 14, 2006, picklesmom Franklin Square, NY wrote:
Great company! I ordered from them and received a sad looking canna rhizome. I e- mailed them on 6/10/06 and in under 2 hours received an e- mail telling me they would replace it. Today is 6/14/06 and the new rhizome arrived. I live on Long Island, New York, they are in California. Not bad serivce! It seems there are 2 extra rhizomes in the bag. Bravo, Easy to Grow Bulbs!!! You have a loyal customer here and everyone should order from this company. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Dave, for letting me spread the good word and thanks Easy to Grow Bulbs for a great experience.
On Apr 2, 2006, eddiehuey Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
I was looking for begonia tubers, and they were one of the many that carried them. Their selection included Amerihybrids, which were nicer than other versions I have seen on the net. Their promise of large tubers could not be argued. I've never purchased tubers of such size.
I placed the order in Feb, but because of my zone, they would not ship til mid March, so the wait was a killer, but understandable.
Upon receiving my items, I noticed that one of the tubers was lighter than the rest. After noticing part of the skin peeled back, I decided to peek. Turns out the tuber had completely rotted. So I sent an e-mail with the issue.
I got a courteous response the following night, apologizing, and was told it would be replaced. I received the replacement in a couple of days, along with a letter from customer service. They didn't just replace the single tuber, they replaced the full package, which comes in packages of 3. So I received 2 extra!
Kudos to them understanding customer satisfaction and care!
On Jan 23, 2006, Pagancat (Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have ordered from this company multiple times and have always been impressed with the merchandise I've received. Their claim that their bulbs are bigger has certainly held true in my experience. I've always been given prompt, polite replies to any questions I've had, they've rectified billing errors (error on my part, not theirs).
Love the Amaryllis that I've gotten so far and looking forward to the blooms on the new ones I just received!
I have purchased several times from Easy To Grow Bulbs !! They are incredibly helpful, ship quickly and always send excellent bulbs. I always check their site before looking elsewhere for my bulbs. I will always be a loyal fan. There's a lot of truth to the old saying "you get what youy pay for" ! Their prices are competitve and I have found their quality superior.
I placed two orders with this company, one in October and one in November. Combining the shipments, I ordered anemones, ranunculus, reblooming beareded iris, spanish bluebells, fritillaria, amaryllis, and daffodils. Over all, I am very pleased with this company - almost everything met or exceeded my expectations - and will definitely order from them again. The items were shipped immediately and I received prompt costumer service. A couple of warning comments - First, if you live in an area that has good garden resources, you might not always be impressed by the size of the bulbs (for example, Amaryllis). Second, my experience with their reblooming bearded iris has not been good. Maybe it's a lesson that one shouldn't buy rhizomes on clearance, but the rhizomes I bought have been less than impressive, and that's a kind statement. I hope I can ammend this comment after the blooming season. Third, regarding the Adventure Packs, I wonder if the Adventure Packs are always mixed ranunculus?
I have placed two orders with Easy to Grow Blubs.com this fall. Am very impressed with the quality and prices. Especially the Amaryllis bulbs. They are huge, much better than the ones in my local nurseries, and for a better price. The customer service is excellent, from quick response to an email, to the thank you added to my invoice. I know others that have purchased from them, and also are very positive.
On Nov 22, 2005, shuggins Houston, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
I ordered Calla lilies and St. Joseph's Lily. I just planted them, so haven't seen them perform yet, but the shipment was quick. The bulbs were well packaged and large. I will definitely order from them again.
Very pleased -- couldn't ask for better! First off, it's nice to find a place that selects bulbs specifically for warm-weather gardeners. I ordered freesias and ranunculus, because they had great color selection and had the tecolote ranunculus. The bulbs/corms are nice sized -- the freesias are the biggest I've ever seen, and the ranunculus are literally 4x as big as some I ordered last year elsewhere. I ordered over $25 or $50 (can't remember the amount) so they sent a bonus pack of extra ranunculus. Shipping was extremely prompt, and included a nice note on the packing slip. On my list to order from every year!
On December 4th, 2005, kimberf added the following:
Easy to Grow Bulbs sent me a note before Thanksgiving with a discount for previous customers. I couldn't resist, and placed another order, this time mainly for daffodils, hyacinths, and muscari/grape hyacinths. Once again, the bulbs are huge -- some of the daffodils were gigantic, and many of the bulbs were doubles. The bulbs again arrived within a few days. Very impressed with this order as well.
I purchased the Volturno Lilies . They arrived in excellant condition. After being a floral manager for 14 years, I thought I had seen all. Well, until you grow the Volturno Lily you have not seen anything but Pretty flowers. These Lilies out shine anything I have ever sold or have ever grown!!
I am now working on my master gardener's certificate and this lily is so Beautiful there are not words to discribe it. This lily is a MUST for your garden to grow for yourself or to cut for a gift !!!!
I'm so glad I "stumbled" on this company while searching for Zeyheranthis (The Fairy Lily) I found out they come in 3 colors - not just pink -- lots of learnings in the "how to" pages. Easy to navigate web pages - easy to place an order, better yet - Both times I ordered - the order was recceived in 2-3 days -- and this is West Coast to EAST COAST ! That' s really fast. Packaging, labels, quality of the bulbs - SUPER. I too got the tuber-roses after seeing the unbelievable photo - Sure, I figured they would be big, but that big -- YES -- They were HUGE, and and extra one thrown in where one was a little smaller than the others. The Adverture Pack was great -- not leftover junk -- They were nice bulbs that I hadn't tried before - Easily $6.00 - $8.00 elsewhere.
I had one small problem with a live plant - e mail was answered very quickly and not only was a free replacement sent out the SAME DAY - I was given an additional "gift" as an apology for the problem, which I appreciated and felt was extremely gracious and totally unnecessary. These people are serious about customer service. I ordered oxalis, elephant ears, begonias, zephyr lillies, begonias and a couple other things -- I'm thoroughly pleased with all of them. Next year I'm getting the GLADS early enough to plant in my area. Highly recommended.
On April 17th, 2006, poiboy added the following:
APRIL - 2006 -- can I increase my rating to POSITIVE TO THE SECOND POWER ? -- I recently received the first of
my 2006 orders from ETGB - and it is nothing less than fantastic -- I ordered Begonias/Caladiums/Dahlia roots and
they are the best bulbs I have received - ever - The begonias were so huge they barely fit in the the small pots I've used to get them sprouting - most had strong shoots already emerging -- all 8 have sprouted and are super.
The Caladiums are the largest I have ever seen -- they will be coming up shortly - and the Dahlia roots barely fit in the
bag - I thought they sent me too many at first - but they are HUGE !! I asked this company to ship earlier than normal for my Zone as I could start the caladiums/begonias early indoors and within a week, my order was here - well packed,
with everything in excellent condition - When I had a small
issue last year, they not only replaced the plant that did not
thrive, they sent me extra stuff and did not charge additional shipping for the replacement. I always check out their site to order the best bulbs at the best prices !! Remember - you can pay less - but you will get less, to be sure.
On Jun 6, 2005, carlphyfer San Francisco, CA wrote:
Wonderful! Fantastic cutomer service, beautiful bulbs and the fastest delivery ever. A very nice man ran to Fedex to change the delivery address so I would receive it at home on the weekend instead of the office and was SO nice about it. I will be using this company time and again. Best plant website I've ever done business with!
Placed an order last week and was pleasantly surprised by the quick delivery. Reasonable shipping rates as well. The best part is the size of their flowerbulbs. They advertise the largest bulbs on the net and I believe them. My gladiolus were the size of potatoes and I can't wait to see what kind of flowers they produce. I will definately order from them again.