I just received my order from Blue J and was very satisfied with what I received. They are well grown and healthy rhizomes. And you can't beat the price! Sheri gets 5 stars (or more!) for her excellent customer service. Quite helpful and friendly, she answers queries very promptly. You do feel your business is valued and appreciated here. Like the website and also the extensive selection from old to new. I look forward to seeing what they have in store next year.
On August 17th, 2006, Cheesy added the following:
Ordered again from Blue J after my irises bought last year did VERY well. I had an exceptionally high bloom percentage on my first year plants (perhaps coming from a similar climate?) and all that bloomed were true to name.
Service again was top notch. I didn't have the need to ask questions this time, just submitted my order and received a confirmation within a day or two from Sheri. Irises received were in good condition and generous as always.
The selection is so fab and the prices are so reasonable.
Great website, I enjoy sitting with a cup of coffee and looking at the photos page by page...and making my list.
On August 9th, 2007, Cheesy added the following:
Third time is STILL a charm...got my order a couple weeks ago, right on time. Everything A-OK. Generous as always and the rhizomes are clean and healthy. Love the selection there, some rarities to be found and you can't beat the price.
That Sheri...she is awesome, I hope she gets a big vacation after shipping season wraps up. Hard working gal who manages to take care of business quickly and accurately. Kudos to her!
I have ordered over 600 Iris from various companies. The quality usually reflected the price. Only Blue Jay had a very cheep price and outstandin rhizomes. The discounts, bonus iris, quality and size far exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recomend these people and their product.
On Aug 13, 2005, flowerfrenzy Vancouver, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This company has really great prices. Some rhizomes are smaller than usual, but it's due to their colder climate. If they are small, they give you two or more to make up for it. I will order from them again next year.
On Aug 10, 2005, ownedbycats Southern, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Sheri was a joy to deal with. She was very quick to respond to emails and was able to let me know right away if what I wanted was in stock. When I ordered (in April) a July ship date was given, and the order shipped on that date. The packaging was great, as were the size of the iris (as previously noted - if small they will send 2)
On Aug 3, 2005, doss Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I'd say that the very best thing about Blue J is their customer service. They changed my order three times, once just a week before they shipped and they seemed very happy to be hearing from me every time I sent them a message.
The prices are fabulous and when rhizomes were small they included two. They ask you to send a list of extras that you'd like but then they send more. I was able to experiment with newer cultivars that I couldn't find photos of because the prices were so reasonable.
They are in the middlewest and they have a shorter growing season than some of the bigger houses that boast bigger rhizomes. However, theirs were freshly dug and in very good shape.
I'll certainly buy there again. If you do, you'll enjoy the experience.
On September 24th, 2005, doss changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
About a week after I received my iris I noticed borer damage and indeed found a borer on a Blue J plant. I've never had borers and the blue j plants were by themselves. That can happen, but when I tried to let them know they became very defensive and said that they had been checked by the agricultural agent and basically I couldn't possibly be correct. They did say that they would replace the one that I threw out due to the damage.
I originally said that their customer service was great - but when you have problems, it's not so great after all. With all the wonderful iris vendors that are available, I'll shop elsewhere. And I had such high hopes.
I also give this garden a 10+ rating!!! I ordered 144 rhizomes and was very pleased with my order--
Sheri is wonderful to work with!!!!!
On September 2nd, 2006, Nancymo changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
The first order I received from them last year was great---so I decided to send in another order (05). The second was packed in the straw, the rhizomes were moldy and much smaller. I figured the size was due to ordering so late in the season. I had about a 50% bloom on the ones that lived and out of those around 10 were not correctly named. I ordered this year mainly to get be able to get the correct ones from last year.
The order this year was not much better. So next year I will pass.
I am very pleased with this new company. The quality, price and communication is tops! I had several large orders and because the cost was so reasonable I really expected the rhizomes to be small but they were fresh healthy large plants. I also sent 3 seperate orders. But no problem, Sheri was great with combining everything. I highly recommend Blue J and you can be sure that next year I will be first in line with my order.
Blue J Iris is a fantastic source for irises! They even have some "hard-to-find" varieties. The rhizomes that I received were wonderful, and were a terrific bargain! An itemized invoice was included with my order. Bonus rhizomes were also sent. E-mails were always promptly answered and very friendly. My order was shipped on the date promised. I look forward to doing more business with Blue J Iris next year and I highly recommend them to everyone!
On Jul 18, 2005, Tntigger Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
I sent a very large order,275+ to this new company and was very pleased with everything. Sherry answered all my questions very promply and let me know if an item was sold out of a particular iris.Order arrived quickly and was very well packaged. Very generous with bulb sizes and great prices. I'm so happy with this company I'm sending another order this week!I'd recommend Blue J to all.
I purchase large amounts of iris annually from various sources. This year I saw the Blue Jay website and ordered. I was over whelmed with the plants I received. Every plant was healthy and the size was more than adequate for the price!!!! They are great to do business with!!!!!!