On Jan 9, 2004, undercover_owl Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
Gardenwatchdog is such a great forum!
My best mail-order horticulture experience yet, has been Swallowtail seeds, in Spring 2002.
I was immediately intrigued by their eclectic seed selections and good prices. They were one of the few organizations offering Wormwood, (and other interesting varieties). I ordered Wormwood, Hyssop, and Monarda. All had good germination, with the Wormwood almost too high germination--the pots became overgrown too quickly for me to deal with.
Their shipping & handling charge was modest, which is rare among mail order companies. Also, while many companies act as though a personal check is an inconvenience, Swallowtail accepted my check & still delivered quickly.
I ordered from them because they are located nearby AND offered free shipping. The packaging is great, you get good value for money, and when one of my selections was sold out, they substituted something similar FOR FREE. Would order from them again in a heartbeat.
On Jun 4, 2003, roshana Jacksonville, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered from Swallowtail this spring and was very pleased with the service, free shipping and seeds. I especially like their packaging. There is a lot of information on the front and inside the packets of some of the small seeds were glassine envelope to contain those seeds. I just placed another order with them today. Highly recommend!
On Jan 31, 2003, woodmore Florence, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Top-notch people & excellent seeds. The free shipping is very nice. I ordered from them for the first time this month & received my order quickly. I'm already having great results from seeds I started indoors on 1/28 (just 3 days ago). I recommend Swallowtail Garden Seeds very highly.
On Apr 14, 2002, GagglyWogger Elkins, WV (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered seeds from these folks three times now and have been VERY happy with them. Everything that the two folks before me said is true AND SHIPPING IS FREE!!!! I hate it when I order a packet of seeds and get hit with a $3.95 shipping charge. Well, at Swallowtail, that won't happen to you. I will DEFINITELY order from them again and again and again. Be sure to check out those new apricot twist sunflowers they sell :-)