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|On Sep 3, 2010, CyndeeT Maple Hill, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
AVOID THIS COMPANY
|On Apr 27, 2010, tasintuck Pawcatuck, CT wrote:
Posted on December 19, 2008, updated April 27, 2010
On April 27th, 2010, tasintuck added the following:
I was pleasantly surprised to find that John Scheepers has earned a top 5 for daffodils. I have the best yield with their bulbs, better than 90%, and the best success in natualizing. The orders are filled correctly, and the bulbs match the catalog perfectly.
I note that my garden is near the same latitude as theirs, still south of Holland. I don't know if that matters, but when I have ordered bulbs from sources, even top 5 sources, further south, my yield is just not as good, and naturalizing success is not as good.
And John Scheepers has a vast variety.
And all my peonies have grown. I fertilize after bloom and before they go dormant in the fall. The buds are forming now. I also learned that when they say some are early and some are later, that also means the sprouts appear early or later. I am looking forward to the display. This is some kind of fun.
|On Apr 18, 2010, terra179 Montclair, NJ wrote:
Consistent, consistent, consistent. This is a very positive review . I've yet to receive an order(after several years of ordering a sizable variety of bulbs) that didn't have nice, fat healthy bulbs that grew well, come spring.
|On Mar 9, 2010, blueeyeskms Waverly, KS (Zone 5b) wrote:
Just happened across my receipt for $150 order of bulbs, etc. Place large order from Colorblends at the same planting time. Just realized how many of John Scheeper's products did not produce. Some did and were beautiful. Not sure why so many items did not survive. Wish I had realized this earlier.
|On Feb 7, 2010, jmishuman Allentown, PA wrote:
Beautiful bulbs. They emailed me to thank me for my order. These people get it. Great product. Great Service.
|On Oct 29, 2009, imdone Berthoud, CO wrote:
I recieved HUGH, fat, clean amaryllis bulbs at a good price. They filled up my 6 inch pots. I will have to pot up next spring. I had compared the prices and size with bulbs sold at local nurseris. These were at least half the price and twice the size. Even figuring in the cost of shipping I came out way ahead.
|On Oct 26, 2009, l_m_stephenson Saint Louis, MO wrote:
Posted on October 26, 2009, updated October 26, 2009
On October 26th, 2009, l_m_stephenson changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Within hours of posting this review I had a message on my answering machine from Joanne to address my concerns (which she did very well). That is EXCELLENT customer service and I am very impressed. How often do you see this kind of service these days?
I am happily changing my rating to positive and I would definitely order again as this company is clearly committed to customer satisfaction.
|On Oct 26, 2009, lisaaj Columbus, OH wrote:
Received my order recently and have planted most of the bulbs; they are big, fat, healthy bulbs that I'm sure will grow quite well. Even though I added two peony roots onto my order in September, they sent the whole order of various bulbs and roots on time and at once. (In the past other vendors have sent my order in various shipments, weeks apart, which can make planting inconvenient.) I am very pleased with my order and plan to order more in the future!
|On Oct 23, 2009, Cinecine Cambridge, MA wrote:
I've tried so many places for my bulb orders over the years and have had a string of disappointments, small and large. Scheepers is the absolutely the best in every way. Their bulbs are as large or larger than anyone else's; the snug double-box packaging prevents damage; they are responsive to rush requests (I forgot to order the bulb booster and it was shipped the next day!); the selection of tulips, narcissi and allium is superb, and there are all sorts of other unusual bulbs to spice things up in June and July. And best of all, their prices are better than all of the other reputable companies so I can afford more bulbs.
|On Oct 23, 2009, timeinabottle Louisville, KY wrote:
As in past years, I recieved outstanding bulbs. I called and asked that my order be expedited as I wanted to over plant the daffs with other flowers. The order was here 4 days later. Cn't say enough about them. Will be ordering again.
|On Oct 21, 2009, joy2u Flushing, NY wrote:
The BEST!!! I just received & planted my latest batch of beautiful bulbs from Scheepers. Like my previous orders of the last 4 years, my bulbs arrived big, healthy, fresh & well-packed. They have a great selection of bulbs, along with reasonable prices & shipping.
|On Oct 6, 2009, njjpl Pequannock, NJ wrote:
Very efficient customer service notified me the next day when an item I ordered was out of stock. Large, well packaged bulbs arrived very fast. Great company.
|On Jul 1, 2009, EMemphisGarden Germantown, TN wrote:
I normally try to avoid ordering plants and other materials through the mail, but I make an exception with John Scheepers. Their prices are competitive, and the quality of their bulbs is superior to anything I've found. I've ordered from them multiple times, and I'm always impressed with the size and health of their bulbs. First-rate.
|On Jan 17, 2009, connoisseur Indianapolis, IN wrote:
Along with its sister company, Van Engelen, this company has provided high quality bulbs and has promptly replaced the few bulbs that were problematic. Prices are also among the best.
|On Dec 5, 2008, artemiss Toledo, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I was quite pleased with the quality and shipping of the bulbs I received, and I will order from them again.
|On Nov 19, 2008, ipomoeadude Accokeek, MD wrote:
Bulbs are generally of excellent quality and properly labeled. Selection is very good. Customer service is polite and responsive. Shipping is at the proper time. Prices are among the lowest. Best of all is their catalog--far and away the best in the industry--well arranged, attractive, and totally worthy of being pored over voraciously all spring and summer till planting time. The only negative I'm aware of is their $35 minimum, which one might expect from their volume-oriented sister company Van Engelen but which must be unreasonably high for many people who only need a few bulbs.
|On Nov 1, 2008, rebecca30 Cary, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered Allium - Ambassador & Purple Sensation. They had the best price on the Ambassador on the net. Good Customer Service reps. Fast shipping. Bulbs in excellent condition. I would order from them again for those hard to find bulbs.
|On Oct 22, 2008, celestialrose Belmont, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
I ordered numerous lily bulbs from them this Fall and they arrived promptly, well-packaged, plump and fresh. Their prices are very reasonable and ordering was easy. I am very satisfied with this company and plan on ordering from them again.
|On Oct 20, 2008, qbs Mill Hall, PA wrote:
I have been using this company for years. It is the only place where I buy my bulbs. I have never had any problems. The price and quality of the bulbs can't be beat!!!
|On Oct 18, 2008, crocus1 Lawrence, KS wrote:
I was nervous about ordering from this company as there seem to have been several CS problems. Since I've had CS problems with a top 30 company, I thought a big company would be a problem. But so far no problems. The bulbs seem fine and I will see how they come up in spring before I reorder. There was a confusion about a gift certificate which I sent to a friend. He may have tossed it as junk mail because he never rec'd it. When I called to ask for a replacement to be sent to me directly, they incorrectly sent it to him again. Which was annoying. However, since he's near me it wasn't a big deal. And I will say that a woman actually called me about it later and was very helpful in attempting to get the problem resolved. So it may be that the first line of CSRs are not so on the ball (and who can blame them since they probably get paid $6/hr.... another issue).
|On Oct 17, 2008, go_cats Wilmette, IL wrote:
This was my first order. I didn't receive an immediate email confirmation of my Saturday night order, although I received it Monday, and my order arrived on Thursday. The bulbs are big and healthy, and I'm looking forward to a weekend of planting. I will definitely order from John Scheepers and Van Engelen again.
|On Oct 17, 2008, autumn4vajb Lenoir, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
fast shipping, good packing, and good size bulbs. great first order will be back.
|On May 14, 2008, miss_sassy Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Bulb quality: positive
|On May 9, 2008, larlienda Strasburg, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:
This past year was the first time i ordered bulbs from scheepers....i've had a great success rate and some stunning flowers....working on bulb order for this fall :-)
|On Mar 25, 2008, MGinTraining Norwalk, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I've had wonderful experiences when ordering from both John Scheepers and Kitchen Garden Seeds. I tried KGS after a rather minor problem (bulb variety mix up where all in a mixed bag were same color, I think) with some amaryllis bulbs was made right with a credit. After they bloomed and I noticed the issue, it was naturally too late to replace them, hence the credit. They did not make me send the bulbs back, even though I offered.
|On Feb 8, 2008, snation Greenbrae, CA wrote:
I love this company. Their customer service is incredibly friendly and prompt, and their bulbs are nice and big and plump. So far, everything I've ordered from them that was supposed to bloom already has bloomed beautifully. My front yard was filled with daffs by late January, and the crocuses and hyacinths are just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the irises and tulips.
|On Dec 23, 2007, hibiscus5 Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I have had excellent results ordering from this company yearly for the past 5 years. I have always ordered amaryllis bulbs and they are the largest bulbs I have ever seen for a very reasonable price. Their shipping methods are oustanding and the bulbs are labelled and in perfect condition.
|On Dec 23, 2007, LostMeadow (Zone 4b) wrote:
Every order over the years that I've placed with Scheepers has been filled correctly and delivered at the proper planitng time. The bulbs always have arrived in good condition and have bloomed the following spring, increasing each year. I gave up on tulips, though, only for the fact that the deer keep eating them....The different varieties of daffodils are so beautiful in the spring. I plan on placing another order with them next growing season.
|On Dec 7, 2007, winterrobin South Dennis, NJ (Zone 7b) wrote:
I had ordered, among other bulbs, a muscari mix, and only ONE came up in spring. Scheepers offered a credit to be used on my next order, in the amount of approx. $15.00.
|On Nov 10, 2007, Rene10 Wauchula, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
My DS & I ordered Amarylla bulbs from them. They are very large bulbs & were shipped very quickly, will order from them again. My only complaint is they sell out too quickly!
|On Oct 17, 2007, mattsmom Tomah, WI wrote:
My order arrived perfectly packaged, at the proper planting time for my area. Bulbs were a very generous size & the prices are great.
|On Oct 4, 2007, russellmuegge Hamilton, IL wrote:
I recieved my order from John Scheepers and the bulbs were wonderful condition and quality. This is the 2nd time I have ordered from John Scheepers and I assure you cannot go wrong by ordering from them. It is good to see that there are still trustworthy place to purchase garden supplies.
|On Aug 10, 2007, kwiggles Hulls Cove, ME wrote:
I have been buying bulbs (primarily lilies and amaryllis) from the John Scheepers Company every autumn for about 10 years now and have had only good experiences with this company. The bulbs are consistently larger, fresher and in better condition on arrival than any other mail-order I have purchased from, and I have never had any problem with their shipping or customer service. (And their selection of bulbs is outstanding!) Be aware that new introductions often sell out- get your order in early.
|On Jul 12, 2007, wetdogfarm Eveleth, MN (Zone 3a) wrote:
I ordered bulbs in the fall of 2006...good experience, nice bulbs. I just went online to order bulbs for fall 2007 (mid July) and I wanted to say that the Scheepers online catalog and shopping cart system are the best I have used in 5 years of internet shopping. Intuitive, thorough, quick, easy to navigate, just as quick as using a paper catalog. Thanks Scheepers...kudos to your web designer!
|On Jun 5, 2007, tanky26 Wixom, MI wrote:
I order hundreds of bulbs each year and never have a problem. Their bulbs are top quality and the flowers absolutely beautiful. Their customer service staff is very friendly and helpful. Ordering online is a breeze. I rarely buy bulbs anywhere else.
|On May 9, 2007, macpams Bethlehem, CT wrote:
My first order, consisting of 4 different Tulip varieties, with this company. All are blooming beautifully now in CT; all are as described; no underachievers nor comminglers. I'm delighted and plan to order from them again this year.
|On Feb 4, 2007, elfeik Near Kansas City, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
After dealing with close to a dozen others over the last 20 years John Scheepers is the only bulb company I do business with now. Best selection, prices & quality, if there is a problem they make good without giving you the run around. Last year about half of a bag of tulips were the wrong type and they replaced al of them at no charge.
|On Jan 15, 2007, marianne92 Bayonne, NJ wrote:
I ordered 7 Amaryllis bulbs at 11 PM on Wed, Jan 10 and received them Fri afternoon, Jan 12. How's that for quick service? I know these bulbs were mostly for Christmas and the rush was over, but stiil...5 of the bulbs were great, huge and beautiful! 2 were not, 1 grew in bag and 1 had soft black area, again, probably because it is so late in the season. I emailed customer service Friday night and Monday they emailed me to tell me they had shipped 2 replacement bulbs. The prices are GREAT, half of what I paid for similar Amaryllis bulbs at Dutch Gardens and White Flower Farms (8.75 vs 18.00) and the shipping is very reasonable (6.00 for 7 large bulbs). I will be buying exclusively from them next Christmas, for myself and for gifts. They are one of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Wish I had more room in the yard, their spring bulbs look great too!
|On Jan 8, 2007, Audrey Hadley, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I was very impressed with the Exotica amaryllis I ordered from Scheepers this year. It produced 3 stalks and--since the first one had five buds--a total of 13 flowers! The other bulbs I received were very nice too.