I ordered my perennial flower seeds for community garden projects. The seeds arrived within days, and some germinated within 2 weeks of having placed my order. The seeds come with germination information and I have had questions answered twice, promptly, via email. The packets are plain, sans pictures, but seem to be in accord with the no-nonsense get it done right the first time attitude of the company. I couldn't be more pleased.
I ordered three packets off seeds and received them very quickly. Prices are very fair and the selection of seeds is great. I am a beginner gardener and this is my first time starting anything by seed. So far I have 6 little flax seedlings growing after 6 days.
On May 8, 2010, Stephaniemn Minneapolis, MN wrote:
Diane's seeds had both heirloom varieties I was looking for. Excellent customer service and fast shipping. Excellent germination rates. I will be ordering from her again! I would recommend this company!
On Apr 4, 2010, flowerchik1 Guyton, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on March 18, 2010, updated April 4, 2010
Super fast shipping, great prices! The labels on the seed packs are great too! Thanks for the free pack.
On April 4th, 2010, clyoung1 added the following:
My first set of seeds from Diane have been very successful! I sowed the seeds in tiny peat pots, on a heat mat under grow lights. So far 95% germination!! The other 5% take a while to germinate, but I feel sure they will break through soon.
Great experience. I placed an order a couple of months ago and was waiting to see what kind of germination rate I got before posting a review. I'm very happy with the number of happy little seedlings.
A few hours after I placed my order, I rethought and realized I needed some more seeds than I'd ordered. I got a prompt reply to place an additional order for which shipping would be refunded (it was, and quickly). Seeds arrived quickly and were clearly labeled. There was also a bonus packet of seeds which were clearly marked as free additional seeds (so I didn't wonder if there was a mistake on my order).
Overall, great experience, I'll be ordering again next year.
On Mar 16, 2010, greenthumb99 Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
First time ordering from Diane's. I was replacing some seeds back-ordered with another company so I could I get them started. Ordered online on a Saturday and the the seeds arrived and were started the following Thursday. From Send button to seed pot in less than five full days! Also, good prices, generous quantity and some free seeds too! They have me as a yearly customer for sure.
On Mar 14, 2010, DeChantal Ottumwa, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered many tomato seeds from Diane. I have had GREAT germination rates! I also recieved a packet of free seeds. They were seeds of a black variety of tomato that I would never have thought to try. I can't wait to plant and taste this new variety. I would highly advise ordering from this seller!
On Feb 21, 2010, clpgirl Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Receieved seeds less than 4 working days after ordering (holiday weekend). Packed very well, like the clearly labeled small plastic envelopes-so you can plan for how may you want to sow and share the others!
Extra obviously chosen with care as it fits my gardening plan quite well. Web-site easy to use, shipping costs VERY reasonable.
I am delighted. will definitely be back, and recommend to others. Thanks Diane!
Because of previous experiences with seed companies on the web, I was leary of purchasing anything on the web. What a pleasant surprise. I received my order in less than 1 week, and a free gift of seeds as well. I have started planting up flats and look forward to the sprouts. Thanks.
On Feb 3, 2010, mommyyahoo Little Falls, MN wrote:
I received my seeds today. I opened the package and started going through them all (50+ packets). I was so excited when I saw a free pack of pepper seeds. I continued sorting and found 2 more packets of FREE seeds. One of those packets was scarlet flax. I was just telling my husband that I needed to order. If everyone could see the smile on my face there would be no question on whether or not to order from Diane!!
I am so happy I ordered from Diane's Flower Seeds. I received my seeds quickly and they are packaged very nicely. The seeds look very healthy and I can not wait to get planting.
This is my third year ordering from Diane's seeds. I have purchased both garden seeds and flowers and have been delighted by both. Diane's daylillies are amazing! They are the highlight of my Gardens. If you have any space in your yard, fill it with Diane's daylillies! My vegetables were also excellent last year and I had a record harvest. Ordering seeds in the spring is one of my favorite things now. I am looking forward to another great year.
On Jan 4, 2010, gardadore Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on December 04, 2007, updated January 03, 2010
I ordered for the first from Diane a couple of weeks ago, received the seeds promptly with good instructions and excellent packaging. She has some unusual seeds. One that I have been looking for was Tithonia Aztec Sun, a yellow tithonia, which I could find only at Park's (but with poor germination). I am hopeful that Diane's germinate better. All reports indicate that will be the case so I look forward to spring and summer with my new seeds!
On January 4th, 2010, gardadore added the following:
I ordered again this year because I had such good results with the seeds ordered two years ago. She has a rarer tomato variety which is quite expensive elsewhere. The packet contains more seeds and was cheaper! Her seeds arrived in a timely manner. I e-mailed with some questions about two of the varieties and received an immediate reply. She has a class operation!! Will order again!
On Dec 29, 2009, Karyl7b Dawsonville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Placed an order and received it within a week. The turn around time was great. Diane's Flower Seeds selection is quite good and the descriptions of each flower helpful. I also very much like the packaging the seeds come in, they are in glassine seed envelopes placed inside a small ziplock bag, making the bag very easy to re-seal if you don't plant all of the seeds, or recycle if you do use all the seeds.
I will report back on germination but so far am quite happy with Diane's Flower Seeds and will order from them again without hesitation.
Thank you Diane. After reading Secrets of a Seedswoman I don't know how you do it all and with a smile. My order was filled with a little extra in a timely manner. Need some cold weather to get some of my seeds going. But I know that they will grow to be a wonderful addition to my garden.
On Sep 7, 2009, PeeOknee Tracys Landing, MD wrote:
I found her webpage by pure luck. Didn't know this watchdog area was here. I did a "seed" search and found Dianes seeds.
Extremely pleased with my seeds, none out of stock, and all were packaged and sent with love. Great site and communication.
Now all I have to do is my part. Will use again. Thanks
I have purchased seeds from Diane several times. I have found her to be very helpful with questions. She ships her products out promptly. Her prices and postage rates are the best I have found on the internet. I would highly recommend purchasing seeds from her.
On May 26, 2009, s_jones Aurora, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:
(First year of starting seeds, rather than buying plants from the nursery.)
Fast delivery. Seeds were clean, well-packed, and generous. Great germination rate; 80% of Agastache sprouted within the first week.
My first order was for several varieties of Agastache, and it came with a free pack of another A. species, which is a very thoughtful choice. (Although I lost that tray to a microburst wind gust... perhaps we were just not fated to be. Next year...)
The website echews flashy design for browsable elegance. Plant listings are informative, but a little more on post-germ. care like pruning would have been nice for this gardening beginner. The in-depth articles are immensely enjoyable reads.
Only wish I had found the site a little earlier in the season.
On May 15, 2009, carolrees Arlington, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered 3 seed packets earlier this month (Scabiosa ochroleuca, Linaria reticulata, and Centaurea cyanus mix). They came very quickly and they were a great deal for the amount of seeds. Also, each packet was in a reclosable zip-like small plastic bag which is great since it's resealable.
On May 9, 2009, denver_dry Denver, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:
Outstanding. I ordered seeds on Tuesday afternoon, received a confirmation email straight away, and the seeds were in my mailbox this afternoon (Friday). Generous amounts of seed, nicely packaged. The website is easy to navigate with clear descriptions and photos of plants, and helpful advice from Diane, with her lists and links for more information. Especially happy to find a couple of varieties here that I haven't seen elsewhere. Will order again from this company. Thanks, too, for the free (surprise) packet of seeds!
On May 7, 2009, betty79 Saint Croix Falls, WI wrote:
I placed my order today; and realized upon receiving my receipt (and notice that it would ship tomorrow morning) that I had forgotten to order one type of seed. I emailed Diane asking if there was any way to place the order without incuring another $2.95 shipping charge (which is very reasonable, I just didn't want to pay it again!). She immediately responded to place the order and she would refund the charge. Within 5 minutes of placing the order (no exaggeration) she had refunded the shipping charge and sent me email to let me know that she had done so. I haven't even received my order yet and I'm already impressed at how Diane went above and beyond to make sure I was happy.
I wish I had known about Diane's Seeds long before. She has a wonderful selection and the seeds are well packed and labeled. I will continue to order from Diane. I highly recommend her.
Thank you Diane for surprising me with a free pack of seeds with my order.
On Apr 14, 2009, happyNdirt Summertown, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered my seeds on Sunday, and got my confirmation e-mail by Sunday night. The seeds were shipped, as promised, on Monday, and an e-mail was sent that they had shipped. Very good-looking and well-packaged seeds arrived on Friday. There are a lot of seeds for the price, and the shipping charge is the lowest I've found. I was very pleased with the prompt service, and will order again!
First let me say that the Garden Watchdog has completely changed the way I order seeds and plants. No more Parks (how many years can they be out of pink achimenes no matter how early I order? Stop listing them if you never plan to stock them!) or Wayside or Whiteflower. No more overpriced puny plants, long shipping delays and high shipping prices. I order from companies with good feed back and wow, has it made a wonderful difference.
I ordered 10 pkts of seed from Diane's on March 13 and received them on March 19. I like the reusable plastic envelopes and she supplies more seed per packet than any of the big companies such as the aforementioned and sucky Parks as well as Burpee and T&M. Plus I got a generous amount of free Ensign convovulous. Selecting and ordering on the site was a breeze.
I wonder how long, if ever, it will take the catalog senders to realize that there is such a thing as the Internet and that it allows people to communicate and share their purchasing experience.
Ordering and payment process was convenient and smooth. Order confirmation was emailed to me right away. The seeds I ordered arrived very fast, neatly packed with clear instructions. Excellent service, thank you Diane!