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|On Nov 17, 2015, Jadwin59 Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
About a decade ago I ordered about 500 bulbs from Scheepers - premium tulips, daffs, croci, chionodoxa, and some woodland bulbs. The bulbs they ship are large and fresh and did well; most of the bulbs, including the tulips, rebloomed perennially even though technically they weren't guaranteed to do so. But come spring, I discovered that several of the drifts of tulips I'd planted were not what I'd ordered. They were green-flowered instead of purple. I called Scheepers, and I was pretty ticked off. (All that work and anticipation, and then the wrong thing.) They volunteered to replace the bulbs the next fall, but I declined because I was frustrated (green-flowered tulips just didn't do it for me!) and I didn't feel very trusting about them at that point.
|On Sep 20, 2015, ellenfoster Hinesburg, VT wrote:
My preferred sight for bulbs. They have an enormous selection, especially of the odd types that I didn't even know about, give lots of detail about each type of bulb, often have the best prices, and definitely send tthe best bulbs I've ordered, both large and healthy. The color on the web sight is reliable. The bulbs are well packed and arrive at the right time for planting. I usually have a large order with them every year and have never been disappointed.
|On Feb 7, 2015, ssipes Murphysboro, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered tulips, daffodils, and grape hyacinths from John Scheeper Inc. and was very pleased with the quality of the bulbs. They were delivered at the right time for planting.
|On Nov 12, 2014, sjdhuntkiest Portland, OR wrote:
Good customer service. We ordered bulbs for a couple clients, and they were able to accommodate our planting schedules. Communication was prompt and clear.
|On Oct 22, 2014, bryana Albany, NY wrote:
Posted on November 29, 2013, updated October 22, 2014
On November 6th, 2011, bryana added the following:
ordered hyacinths, asiatic lillies, narcissus - all were good sized bulbs well packaged.
On October 9th, 2012, bryana added the following:
I ordered an assortment of small bulbs (snow drops, glory of the snow, rock garden iris, grape hyacinth, etc) All appeared normal size, firm bulbs in good condition, packed well.
No crocus - planted those last year and all were eaten - hoping for a better spring display.
On November 29th, 2013, bryana added the following:
I made a large order - 50 HYACINTHOIDES NON-SCRIPTA
10 LILY MONTE NEGRO /ASIATIC
10 LILY ORANGE COUNTY /ASIATIC
10 LILY PEARL JENNIFER /ASIATIC
20 NARCISSUS ARA
20 NARCISSUS ARKLE
20 NARCISSUS BELL SONG
20 NARCISSUS CHROMACOLOR
20 NARCISSUS DERRINGER
20 NARCISSUS HILLSTAR
20 NARCISSUS SWEET LOVE
All the bulbs were firm, healthy, clearly and carefully packaged - they were all average sized but I expect them all to perform well .
On October 22nd, 2014, bryana added the following:
I ordered 14 varieties of tulips, 7 kinds of jonquils and 3 amaryllis bulbs. All were clearly labeled and well packaged . The bulbs were good sized and firm. Some were for outside most for forcing in pots.
|On Oct 14, 2014, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I received my order from this company today and was very surprised at the nice big, healthy bulbs. These have got to be the biggest bulbs I have gotten anywhere, huge firm bulbs look freshly dug. They were packed in vented plastic bags with peat moss inside. Very nice and dry.
|On May 16, 2014, CosmosandCleome Bethany, PA wrote:
I've ordered bulbs from this company twice, and have been pleased both times. The bulbs were huge, firm, and healthy when they arrived. They flowered beautifully. The amaryllises each sent up two or three flower stalks, each with four to six huge flowers on it, and nearly all of the daffodil bulbs sent up more than one bloom. I planted 30 King Alfred bulbs in one area and counted over 50 flowers.
|On Feb 7, 2014, pataskala Beechwood Trails, OH wrote:
I ordered several amaryllis bulb gift kits. One of the bulbs was beginning to rot. Contacted customer service, was asked to send a photo. Received a replacement in plenty of time for gift-giving. Also ordered one of their amaryllis collections to keep for myself. Bulbs are huge and healthy, and growing robustly- can't wait to see the blooms. I will use this company again
|On Oct 20, 2013, nitzi1944 Kings Park, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 25, 2013, updated October 20, 2013
On October 16th, 2008, nitzi1944 added the following:
10 /16/08. I just received my large order. Everything is in tip top shape. The size of the bulbs is enormous! Everything I ordered last year came up and I had a beautiful display. I would highly recommend this compny tom anyone.
On October 9th, 2010, nitzi1944 added the following:
My bulb order arrived well packed with big, healthy bulbs. I just planted 50 Ice King daffodils. Most of them had 2 or 3 bulblets attached to the mother bulbs. Will start on the tulips this week. I can't wait for Spring. This is a great quality company and everything I ordered last year came up. The La Courtine, Pink Impression, and Daydream Tulips were gorgeous.
On October 23rd, 2010, nitzi1944 added the following:
I just got my second order in 2 days! The Olympic Flame Burning Heart Tulip bulbs are humongous. Stratosphere daffodil bulbs had many doubles and some triples. Yikes! More to plant! The catalog bekons me! Highly rec. this company.
On October 19th, 2011, nitzi1944 added the following:
I received my bulb order last week and am in the middle of planting them. The bulbs arrived well packed and in great condition. Only TWO 'Manly' daffodils weere duds. That's super for a $300 order! All the things I ordered last year came up and were gorgeous. I was having construction done on my house and a big payloader accidently went over a bed. I thought, That's it!" Much to my surprise all the daffodils and tulips I planted there came up and made such a great display. People knocked on my door to says how nice it all looked. Thanks John Scheepers for a great product! I look forward to Spring.
On April 25th, 2012, nitzi1944 added the following:
Even though we had no winter and a crazy hot spurt in March, my John Scheepers daffodils and tulips came up. I was especially pleased with Gay Tabor daffodils and Menton Exotic tulips, which are blooming right now and the Weisser Berlin which were sent as a replacement for an inaccurate packaging label last year.They were a little smaller blooms due to heat but I still love them. Oh well, Mother Nature.This is a quality co. from which I will continue to order from.
On October 29th, 2012, nitzi1944 added the following:
I received my bulb order of tulips and daffodils last Wed. Everything was in PERFECT shape. I have been busy planting ahead of this huge storm that we're expecting. Thanks again for great bulbs.
On April 25th, 2013, nitzi1944 added the following:
All the bulbs came up and look terrific.I love Exotic Emperor and Sweetheart tulips as well as City of Harlem yellow hyacinths. The daffodils look wonderful. Bridal Crown, Petit Four and White Lion are just perfect. K´´p up the great catalog J.S.!
On October 20th, 2013, nitzi1944 added the following:
Just got my 2013 order. Everything was perfect. The bridal crown daffodils are firm as are the amarylis. I have added to my collection of exotic emperor and sweetheart tulips b/c they were so fabulous last year. The hyacinths Jan Bos and Fondant are also huge and healthy. This is a quality company with quality stock..
|On Jun 8, 2013, dervish2 White Plains, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered Darwin Tulip bulbs in the Fall 2012. They were huge. They all came up. They were magnificent - beautiful colors, large flowers and sturdy stems. I hope they repeat.
|On Jun 1, 2013, Adriann Fenwick, CT wrote:
I ordered tulips and daffodils two years ago through the John Scheeper's website. I am still relatively new to gardening and was extremely happy when these gorgeous flowers popped up two springs in a row now. I just put them in the ground with, I don't even know what kind of soil, threw some mulch over them and that's it! I've received a ton of compliments on them as well, which I've taken 100% credit for, of course. I will be ordering more this fall (especially the Foxtrot tulips!)
|On May 30, 2013, rebecca101 Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I placed a large order with Scheepers in fall - lots of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and some minor bulbs. Everything came up and we had a beautiful spring show! I was very pleased with the quality, selection, and pricing of their bulbs.
|On Jan 9, 2013, biggfurrydogz Auburn
United States wrote:
GREAT AMARYLLIS BULBS!!
|On Nov 9, 2012, HeidiNH Brentwood, NH (Zone 6a) wrote:
This fall I ordered their Camassia web special, two shades of lavender and blue, and white. The bulbs were shipped promptly and were healthy and a fair size, although never having seen them before I'm not sure what they're supposed to look like.
|On Jul 7, 2012, Gracye Warrenton, VA wrote:
High quality, performed beautifully. I bought tulips (Bambi thanks me), heirloom & double daffodils, anemone (long bloom time and much bang for the buck), species tulips (gorgeous), trumpet lilies (ditto), species crocus. Planted them with bulb food, and no problems. Will order more to plant this fall. Can never have enough bulbs, it seems.
|On Jun 27, 2012, silkroad Lady's Island, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:
I've been ordering from this company for years, both for my former home in Illinois, and now here in South Carolina. Shipment has always been prompt, and I'm very satisfied with the quality of the bulbs.
|On Nov 6, 2011, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
I placed my first order with John Scheepers and have already placed a second for some Fritillaria.I rerceived the following CALOCHORTUS VENUSTUS, CAMASSIA CUSICKII ,CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII COERULEA, HYACINTHS FORCING & EXHIBITION COLLECTION and am very satisfied with the quality and service.The bulbs were huge,firm and healthy,no signs of mold or drying out.Worth it!T
|On May 21, 2011, linette2001 Gainesville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered from their winter sale and this spring all my lily bulbs are gorgeous with multiple blooms. Prices were fantastic. Would definitely order from again.
|On May 12, 2011, survivorman Waban, MA wrote:
Posted on October 27, 2010, updated May 12, 2011
On May 12th, 2011, survivorman added the following:
What fantastic bulbs, my garden looks amazing this year. These guys are reasonably priced and their bulbs are exotic, unique, and high quality. I see no reason to buy bulbs anywhere else.
|On Apr 21, 2011, caterino1 Newburgh, NY wrote:
I have ordered from scheepers/van engelen for a few years now, and must sing their praises. This year is my best spring ever!!! I ordered 1600 bulbs last fall and so far everyone has bloomed. This is my first year to grow scillia siberica, when I first received them I was sure that the bulbs were not in the best condition, I called them, to let them know and got the nicest rep on the phone, explaining that they looked like that and not to worry, I was skeptical, but agreed to plant them and wait, well they are up and they are beautiful, If you want great bulbs in good condition, look no further, I am a customer forever and would never buy bulbs at any other site....
|On Mar 10, 2011, boru Altoona, WI wrote:
|On Mar 4, 2011, laurahteague Madisonville, KY wrote:
I ordered daffodils from this company last year. Many of the bulbs they sent had already produced a new "baby", and when they came up in spring, many of them had 2-3 blooms! Pretty good for the first year! They were ALL in good condition; I don't think I got a single blub that wasn't healthy, and I ordered over 100 bulbs, of about a dozen varieties. I noticed that one of the (few) negative comments said they were expensive. I compared their prices to other companies selling extensive selections of bulbs, and they were actually cheaper than the other companies. If you want cheap bulbs, you can go to Wal-Mart, but I guarantee you won't find the huge selection of unusual daffodils that John Scheeper's offers.
|On Nov 10, 2010, moostveen Millstone, NJ wrote:
I ordered Casa Blanca lilies at short notice as I needed to plant them in a client's garden. Not only did they get them to me within the time frame specified, but they were (as usual) big healthy bulbs. Thanks, you did not disappoint me. I am sure my clients will be very pleasantly surprised when their lilies are blooming next year.
|On Oct 25, 2010, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:
Received my Fall Order of bulbs. I ordered 3 varieties of lilies, 3 daffodils varieties, 2 peonies, and 1 variety of tulip. All were firm, healthy and huge. I also sent an order to my Mother as a gift, and she raved about the size of the bulbs. I have found this company consistently sends high quality bulbs, and I always recommend them to my gardening friends.
|On Oct 19, 2010, dave12122 East Haddam, CT wrote:
EXCELLENT! I ordered 200 Spanish Squills for an incredibly low price. (less than $50.00- others list them for $75.00 per hundred!) Bulbs are huge and extremely healthy, I'm sure they will grow just fine. In addition, the packaging is very professional. Highly recommended!
|On Oct 17, 2010, StaticCling Meadville, PA wrote:
Posted on June 19, 2010, updated October 18, 2010
On October 17th, 2010, StaticCling added the following:
Another awesome order arrived this fall--I highly recommend this supplier.
|On Oct 16, 2010, dreamgreen Weaverville, NC wrote:
Just finished planting 200 beautiful bulbs I got from John Scheepers. They arrived plump and well packaged. The size was excellent and there were even a few extras in some of the bags. I have gardened for many decades and have found this company to be one of the best.
|On Oct 13, 2010, veryblessed Morehead, KY wrote:
I Received my order consisting of 350 bulbs today. They were huge bulbs and very healthy! You wont see these in the box stores! They were shipped right on time. I will order from John Scheepers again!
|On Sep 13, 2010, timothyogden West Chester, PA wrote:
I love Scheepers. Very economical and top quality product. I've ordered for several years in a row including obscure daffs, species crocus and other more common bulbs.
|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 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.