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|On Oct 31, 2013, jmorth Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Highest commendation, an excellent company w/ super service. They have a lot of heirloom daffodils and tulips plus a lot of other bulbs. A periodic publication called 'Old Bulbs Gazette' may be subscribed to, it is superlative newsletter.
|On Oct 20, 2013, Broncobabe73 North Spearfish, SD wrote:
I have ordered bulbs from OHG for several years. The bulbs are sent in a timely fashion for my zone and in good shape and usually perform great. When they do not they are replaced with comments to insure their proper growth. OHG is very responsive with help when needed. I just received my fall bulbs and since we were covered with 50" of snow in a rare October blizzard I could not plant right away. The OHG Heirloom How-To instruction sheet and guide handles most of the possibilities and instructed me on how to store them until I can plant. I have enjoyed each experience. I am looking forward to planting my fall bulbs as soon as the snow disappears!
|On Jun 1, 2013, JBH_1950 Phoenix, AZ wrote:
In my experience, these folks just do everything right: beautiful and informative catalogue/website, prompt order confirmation, followup with shipping info, friendly and personal communication, terrific order fulfillment, great packing, and, of course, top quality plants. I've ordered from Old House Gardens over several years, both in Phoenix and Sonoma, and both service and quality have been consistently excellent. I just planted a few new iris last month, and was, once again, delighted in the quality of the plants I received. Even though I'm almost running out of space, I'll order again this fall: I need more of the superb Lady tulips.
|On May 27, 2013, planter52 Whitestone, NY wrote:
Beautiful daylily fans- Robust, great roots, great delivery and customer service communication. absolutely desrving of the top 30 rating.
|On May 8, 2013, cwsomm Dundalk, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is the second year that I have ordered from Old House Gardens. The dahlias and gladiolia that I bought performed so beautifully last year that I could not wait to purchase again this year. I bought 5 more dahlias and
|On May 8, 2013, Nepitella Syracuse,
United States wrote:
Repeat customer, continued excellent plants and service. Have ordered from both the fall and spring lines, and have always been pleased. Most recently, received gorgeous hemerocallis fans with an extra treat bag of glads thrown in to compensate for the small size of one fan (although it was definitely of acceptable size!). Could not recommend Old House Gardens more. Please patronize a company showing both a passion for preserving old species, varieties, and genetic diversity and a sincere desire to make their customers happy!
|On May 8, 2013, nmulvany Fort Collins, CO wrote:
Excellent selection and excellent quality!
|On May 7, 2013, rocksnsandnclay Dover, NH wrote:
Love this company.
|On May 6, 2013, NtheWoods (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered from Old House Gardens for the first time last spring. They didn't have one of the flowers that I wanted and sent some free glads with a nice apology note. All the flowers that I ordered grew beautifully including the free glads. I will definately be ordering from them again and am happy to recommend them.
|On Apr 29, 2013, sunni5 Springdale, AR wrote:
Spring is a time of renewal for me. It calms my heart and gives me something to look forward to! Old House Gardens is the Only place that fulfills my needs on favorite, heirloom plants.
|On Apr 26, 2013, SueCatherine Cleveland, OH wrote:
I had a very positive experience with Old House Gardens and am happy to tell about it! As anew customer, I was a little hesitant to allow this company to charge my card before shipping,but there was no problem at all. The iris plants I ordered arrived in April, as promised. They are beautiful, healthy bare root plants with 3 to 4 eyes on each. Helpful information on each variety was included.along with a personal note and a gorgeous catalog. I could not be more pleased and will order again. I appreciate the personalized service, so hard to find nowadays!
|On Apr 20, 2013, lemurianne Ida Grove, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I just received my first order from Old House Gardens and I'm so impressed! My experience ordering bare-root plants through the mail has thus far been less than thrilling. But these irises and daylilies are gorgeous!! They are so healthy and clean and fresh it seems almost impossible that they've spent any time in transit! The bulbs are just as lovely, and everything is packed and labeled individually. The package included lots of useful information and specific planting instructions. There was also a personal note on my invoice, which was very touching and sweet. I will definitely be ordering from Old House Gardens again!
|On Apr 18, 2013, buggzter Ypsilanti, MI wrote:
Went to pick up my order from OHG today - so excited! Their place is beautiful, spring flowers just starting to bloom around here since it's been such a cool spring. I was surprised that they are located right in an old Ann Arbor neighborhood, but it is so beautiful there. I got to meet Scott and Kelly, they told me to make sure my irises got in the ground right away because of how much they have grown so far! As soon as I got out of my car, I got the irises and daylillies in the ground - the rest will be planted once I'm done typing here!
|On Apr 12, 2013, wakingdream Allentown, PA wrote:
I subscribe to the Old House Gardens newsletter which helps me appreciate the history of these plants and their champions who have labored to rescue vintage varieties. Today I received an order of the yellow heirloom Iris flavescens, 5 sections. Each rhizome is healthy, with 3 or 4 fans and miles of roots. An amazing sight to unpack such vigorous plants, obviously freshly dug and well packed. I gleefully planted them immediately, in the rain! Personal notes often accompany the receipts, a nice touch. I greatly enjoy reading their catalog and pondering the next addition to my historical collection. Their photos and descriptions actually identified some of the plants I was already growing here, Iris Wabash and Tulip clusiana. Someone should be saving old bulbs, tubers and corms and I am sure glad this company stepped up to the plate.
|On Apr 4, 2013, themikesmom Concord, NC wrote:
Bought a large bulk order of 'Flavescens' Historic yellow Iris from here, they just arrived, and they sent us awesome tripple fans! every single one of them was a tripple! It is so wonderful that they ship so early so you can get them in the ground when the new runners are still just forming and so they establish and bloom the very first season if you get them in the ground right away! they also sent us a huge lovely catalog of many rare historics we didnt even know they carried and a nice hand written thank-you note. We recieved our bulbs within 2 days of them being shipped in Michigan all the way down here in NC, and we could even track the order online. Well worth ordering from here! Highly Recommended.
|On Feb 8, 2013, gruwellfam2 Seattle, WA wrote:
Old House has such a unique array of heirloom bulbs. My order came quickly and the bulbs were in good condition. I love lilies and knowing they date back to a certain time period is very exciting.
|On Feb 7, 2013, mrs_colla Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Posted on February 7, 2013, updated February 7, 2013
On February 7th, 2013, mrs_colla changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Please allow me to say I misread the email I got sent. Kathy replied to me and said those extras were internal codes and the pay next to it shows a zero, and it does. I was explained all peony nurseries charge the full price, and therefor I cannot hold against them what everybody does.
I have asked to keep my order as it stands, and I apologised for being quick to judge.
|On Nov 18, 2012, RUBYS Wrens, GA wrote:
Posted on January 26, 2011, updated November 18, 2012
On November 18th, 2012, RUBYS added the following:
My hurricane lily bloomed for the first time this fall I will order more. My spider lilies still have not bloom maybe next year.
After receiving a double tiger lily in my sampler previously I order more this year. I also added black beauty lilium and minor monarque narcissus.
|On Nov 4, 2012, Jhoensheid Suttons Bay, MI wrote:
I have been a fan of Old House Gardens for at least a half dozen years. I have been interested in growing Heirloom vegetables and by chance ran across Old House Gardens on the web. Now every fall I read through the informative and some humorous descriptions of bulbs and end up blowing my budget on flowers. But oh the joys come spring makes it all worth it.
|On Nov 3, 2012, Joseph_Cincy Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I purchased heirloom bulbs from OHG last month, including English Bluebells, which I have been wanting to try for some time. Their selection is amazing. I needed the bulbs delivered during a limited time window, and the company was helpful in accommodating me. OHG = positive!
|On Oct 25, 2012, cheekylady Kansas City, MO wrote:
I adore dealing with Scott & everyone at OHG. I've been buying bulbs from them for a little over a year, and they always do well (even in containers). My husband and I recently bought our first home together, and I immediately knew who I was ordering my first plants for our new beds from. My fall-planted order arrived this week with a note - Scott had noticed that my name had changed and surmised that I'd gotten married - and sent his Congrats. It's that sort of interaction that makes me a very loyal customer - they know me, and take care of me and my flower needs. I can't wait to see my plants bloom next spring!
|On Oct 24, 2012, tomtkitty Memphis, TN wrote:
Posted on March 3, 2012, updated October 24, 2012
On April 24th, 2008, tomtkitty added the following:
Crocus season has come and gone, and the crocuses from OHG bloomed beautifully, as well as the daffodils I ordered. I will definitely be ordering again!
On October 18th, 2008, tomtkitty added the following:
My order came today...what a pleasant surprise! Each variety was individually packaged with planting instructions on each bag, plus there was a personal note from the company owner. It is always a pleasure to order from Old House Gardens!
On April 11th, 2009, tomtkitty added the following:
This is the place to go if you need help identifying old varieties of daffodils or need gardening advice about bulbs. I was able to ID most of the daffs I had "rescued" from an old homesite that has now been bulldozed just from looking at their on-line catalog, and they are very helpful when you email them regarding problems (why bulbs don't bloom, etc.) What a great resource!
On November 3rd, 2011, tomtkitty added the following:
Received my bulbs a couple of days ago, and to quote their copywriter..."big, fat California bulbs!" Their catalog has proven to be very useful in identifying bulbs "rescued" from old homesites. I will definitely be ordering again!
On March 3rd, 2012, tomtkitty added the following:
The crocus & daffs I've ordered from them in past years are putting on a most florific display this spring. The Snowbunting crocus bloomed in mid-January, and the other crocus varieties have multiplied and are in full bloom. I highly recommend this company and will continue to order from them!
On October 24th, 2012, tomtkitty added the following:
Received my order a couple of weeks ago...planted the peony (which was huge!) and I'm waiting until Thanksgiving to plant the daffs & hyacinths. OHG rules!
|On Oct 22, 2012, pattygreengenes Lansdale, PA wrote:
I ordered 4 varieties of glads, one dahlia and montbretias. All did well except for the montbretia - only one of the three sprouted and that one, never vigorous, languished and finally died.
On Oct 22, 2012, Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs responded with:
"On Nov 7, 2012 10:17 AM, Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs responded with:
Patty, I'm sorry our montbretia failed you! Please email or call us so we can send you replacements or a refund We want all of our bulbs to thrill you. - Scott Kunst, owner"
|On Oct 20, 2012, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on October 18, 2011, updated October 20, 2012
On October 20th, 2012, psychloman added the following:
I recently received my eagerly anticipated order from Old House gardens of the following hyacinths:General Kohler, Gipsy Queen, Grand Monarque, King of the Blues, Lady Derby, Queen of the Blues, Hollyhock, Mulberry Rose, Vuurbaak, Chestnut Flower, Perle Brilliante, Lord Balfour, Madame Sophie, Menelik, Dreadnought, Grand Blanche Imperiale, Bismarck as well as Lilium martagon, Lilium ., English bluebells and Tulipa clusiana.The bulbs arrived in beautiful condition and were a joy to plant.I just wish I had more room and more money.Next year I am looking forward to adding parrot and broken tulips along with some of the old daffodil varieties to my garden and maybe even some gladiolus.The bulbs I ordered last year did beautifully and those that did not were replaced no questions asked. I wish they could get hold of some lilium citronella as well as some good crown imperials as these are almost impossible to find.They did offer citronella last year but it turned out to be leichtlinii, a most beautiful flower and one I had never seen before.You cannot go wrong with Old House and their stuff is worth every penny.
|On Oct 17, 2012, hautjardinage Fearrington, NC wrote:
In my opinion, Old House Gardens is the best bulb nursery in business today. The quality of their bulbs is unmatched in mail order. I will continue to buy my bulbs from them, hopefully, always.
|On Oct 12, 2012, Schwager Pueblo, CO wrote:
I am so impressed with this company. This is my first fall in my circa 1899 Victorian, so was excited to order some appropriate bulbs. Before they have even reached me, the company called to tell me they shorted one from the order. They offered two replacements for the one or a credit. Due to a crazy work week I was slow to return the call, and they kept trying to reach me! Wow! What customer service and integrity.
|On May 10, 2012, WeeklyWeeder Polson, MT (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on October 10, 2010, updated May 10, 2012
On May 10th, 2012, WeeklyWeeder added the following:
Update on the peonies: They are all doing very well.
Since this post, I have ordered many tulips, both rare and not-so-rare. This year, I am in tulip ecstasy........I have the tulip bed I have always dreamed of with some broken tulips and other rarities which all came up!
So, I bit the credit card and ordered in some glads and tuberose, which, by the way, have already sent up six inches of growth in an indoor pot.
(I am in zone 5b, so have to grow them indoors)..the tuberose, that is.
Scott is a joy to hear from with the personal notes on the orders and helpful information. I love the tags attached to the bulb bags which I save in my garden book for future reference.
This is a company to gladden a gardener's heart.
|On Apr 26, 2012, skippyjon Willow Springs, MO wrote:
Old House Gardens is the best mail-order company we have ever dealt with. They are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help. We have ordered from them for many years and their bulbs have always been top quality. Our garden is a beautiful testament to their dedication.
|On Apr 23, 2012, nonadee Urbandale, IA wrote:
After years of dreaming I am finally building a Old House Gardens Heirloom bulb garden. This spring my daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, and tulips which I planted in the fall all appeared. My lilies and peonies are getting more lush by the day. My bulb gardening experience has been amazing and its all due to OHG. I really appreciate the customer support provided by Old House Gardens! They are always willing to answer questions. The bulbs arrive healthy and happy and the packaging and instructions are perfect for a beginner gardener like myself. I love the personal notes written on the invoices and feel that OHG really cares about helping me build my dream bulb garden! From the beautiful catalog with lovely descriptions to the excellent organized packaging I am a very big fan of Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs and recommend them every chance I get! Great job! Save the bulbs! :D
|On Apr 21, 2012, dilawar madison,
United States wrote:
In the fall, I planted 3 varieties of heirloom daffodils from OHG and they all came up and are spectacularly lovely. I've never seen anything like tike these old varieties anywhere.
|On Apr 20, 2012, runner73 Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Have ordered from Old House Gardens a few times, very happy. Can't wait to order bulbs in the fall.
|On Apr 19, 2012, oldCTgardener Glastonbury, CT wrote:
Posted on April 19, 2012, updated April 19, 2012
On April 19th, 2012, oldCTgardener added the following:
Several years ago I ordered 6 dahlias, the Bishop of Llandolph, with dark foliage and intensely red petals, they attract attention and bees. Frequently in the fall when I am picking flowers I have to shake off cold-numbed bees. I planted thirteen bishops last spring and gave away as many more.
|On Apr 19, 2012, landlover Fairmont, WV wrote:
I've planted bulbs from other companies for years and had intermittent success with them coming up. The ones I've ordered from Old House Gardens bulbs really do grow.
|On Apr 18, 2012, cats2garden Rome, NY,
United States wrote:
I received my iris and daylily a little early due to the early hot spell we all had. The plants arrived well-packed and seem to be doing fine. The heirloom plants remind me of the ones my grandfather had in his garden, which I hope to reproduce someday. The ordering is easy, and the website is so informative. Wonderful!
|On Apr 18, 2012, NancyMcD Grand Marais, MI wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2009, updated April 18, 2012
On April 18th, 2012, NancyMcD added the following:
Additional comment in 2012: OHG goes from strength to strength. Every year they add more varieties, more information, more fun. The service continues to be outstandingly good. What more could we ask?
|On Apr 9, 2012, KanapahaLEW Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on March 31, 2012, updated April 9, 2012
On April 9th, 2012, KanapahaLEW changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Scott, thank you!
On Apr 9, 2012, Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs responded with:
"On Apr 4, 2012 2:16 PM, Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs responded with:
We NEVER share email addresses. We NEVER share phone numbers. And I can't remember the last time we exchanged POSTAL addresses with another small mail-order nursery. Privacy concerns continue to evolve, though, and I think you're right that it's time we make this new promise to our customers: We'll NEVER share your postal address either! Thanks for helping us evolve. -- Scott Kunst, owner"
|On Apr 6, 2012, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on November 21, 2011, updated April 6, 2012
On April 6th, 2012, Ispahan added the following:
I was surprised and disappointed to find that the daffodils I ordered from Old House Gardens last fall were complete duds. Customer service promptly refunded the amount paid for these lackluster, bloomless bulbs.
I truly appreciate the fact that Old House Gardens stands behind the product it sells.
|On Mar 6, 2012, rainbowrose East Brainerd, TN wrote:
I ordered my very first bulbs EVER from Old House Gardens last fall and they are all coming up beautifully in my front yard! I was so excited when the first bulbs began popping up that I ordered a bunch for spring as well, and got my sister-in-law hooked, who especially caved because this company is Martha Stewart- approved. I am excited because their selection is unique and hard to find and honestly, I am a Southern girl at heart, and I wanted real Southern heirlooms in my garden. Looking forward to spring blooms and spring planting!
|On Mar 1, 2012, vommarlowe Overland Park, KS wrote:
Last fall, I purchased a bunch of bulbs from several companies for the front of my house. Of all the places I used, Old House Gardens had the best bulbs. Clearly fresh, well-packaged, healthy, with great planting directions. The proof is in the growing, though, so I waited until spring to see how things turned out.