On Oct 15, 2007, CHudnall Sebring, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
So far, everything has been a positive experience for me. :-)
The first thing that struck me about Everwilde website was the plant charts. I LOVE this! My favorite charts are height, soil requirements, light requirements and bloom time. Not only can I pick which chart I want, there are several!, but that each chart gives you all the info that is contained in all the other charts, just mixed within. (My one wish is that the information to interpret the charts be moved higher on the page, possibly above the charts themselves, only because when looking at the chart, I had no guide to go by and had to hunt for it.)
So, there I was exploring all the pages, looking through seed mixes, then the different seeds. It's contagious!!
I went for 2 kinds of seeds, I wound up ordering 17 kinds. When they arrived, which didn't take long, Steve Sykora had written on the receipt letting me know that if I was fall planting that I didn't need to to stratify my seeds, now this was listed on the website, but he wanted to make sure, for all those that don't read the little print. ;-)
Each seed packet has a label on it with all sorts of info, including when they were packaged. I loved that I could determine how many seeds I wanted - they give different options of amounts - yet still be super reasonable in price. Okay, I'll be honest - cheap!
Go to the store and buy a packet of seeds, you get probably 10-15 seeds, depending on seed, and for what.......$1.50- 4.00 per packet.
The list goes on.. sure, there are some that I get less seeds, yet cost same or more, but I look at what kind they are. To me, Wild Columbine is worth it, it is a native for Florida - so yup, I'm willing to pay for it.
Just my $.02 cents, but Everwilde is one place where I will be heading to again... and again. :-)
Difficult to sum up my very positive personal experiences with this company in such a tiny space. I called them looking for seed ideas. It had been my intent to pass out seed packs as a gift when I went to volunteer to work with a decent sized group of people. I figured I needed at least 50 packs but decided to go for 100 packs just in case. I'm sort of picky with seeds and plants, I admit it. He talked to me on the phone and I shared with him my ideas for a give-away seed mix. He then offered his ideas for a seed mix based on my comments and followed up with an e-mail outlining what he thought would work best. Because of his thoughtful comments, we were able to come up with a mix that worked that was also affordable. One stop shopping here. They can obviously cater to the individual as well as to a large group and he kept the prices low for me by offering suggestions of seed I could substitute to keep the pricing down to that which was within my budget. I'm very pleased.
The seed was fresh and was received shortly after I ordered it.
When I received my order, there were handwritten notes on how to split out the seed into individual give-away packs as well as other helpful comments. He even included a sample pack representative of the quantity that I needed to place into each seed pack so that I wouldn't cut myself short. As it turned out, I ended up with 10 extra packs. How very nice. More to share at future activities.
On April 9th, 2007, Equilibrium added the following:
Was extremely pleased with my first order. Placed a second order based on my initial experiences with Everwilde. This order was substantially larger than the first. Again, they helped me custom select the seeds for the mix. I ordered and received 500 packs of custom native seeds for use in educational programming within the community. Couldn't be happier!
I look forward to doing business with this company again.
This company gave me prompt and knowledgeable service. They really seem to know their seed and I felt great about the return for my dollar .....wildflower info and photos on the website are outstanding, and they respond to contact.