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|On Sep 15, 2016, WonkaChad Lovettsville, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I LOVE Bulbs Direct! I'll admit I am an impulse shopper when it come to flower bulbs. After placing an order, 3 hours later I will decide that I should have ordered something else along with the other purchase too. To date I have placed 16 orders with bulbs direct in less than a year. At first I couldn't believe they were actually located in the Netherlands because not only were the bulbs I ordered very reasonable priced, but they were shipped for free & arrived within 5-7 days. To put that into perspective, I ordered a purse for my wife from the UK that took, 60 days to arrive (25 days after her birthday, ugh.) Unlike many of the other mail order flower bulb companies, everything I have purchased from Bulbs Direct has actually grown. I have planted over 1,200 crocus corms alone in my lawn that I have ordered from Bulbs Direct. Cumulatively that has cost me about $227 total. Those same 1,200 crocus corms from other sites easily would have cost me well over $1,100! Last spring when everyone else was still cleaning up from the snow, our yard was awash in yellow, white, blue & purple flowers. I've have also had amazing success with the tulips, daffodils, huechera, hostas & irises I have ordered from them as well. I have yet to have a bad experience from Bulbs Direct. Oh... and they take Paypal so there is that extra layer of security in the transaction as well.
|On Feb 28, 2016, SqurrlWhisperer Paradis, LA wrote:
Excellent company. Good prices, free and quick delivery, good quality stock, and immediate and courteous customer service. Initially had an issue with my credit card being accepted, Nikki responded the very next morning with the solution. Placed the order that night and received an email the very next morning that it had been shipped. One item I had chosen was not available so that was corrected and once again that item was also shipped the following morning. All correspondence with Nikki was both immediate and very friendly. Package arrived seven business days after ordering, all items were clearly marked. The bulbs were solid, I soaked the rhizomes and bare root plants for eight hours and they plumped up ready to plant. I will definitely make another order this fall. I have suggested them to friends and plan to be a long time customer.
|On Feb 22, 2016, IrisheaglesOne Mustang, OK wrote:
Just got my bulbs today for their Florist Favorite Garden bulbs and they are beautiful bulbs. Correct size, packed well, and look fresh. I will update after planting and let you know how well they grow.
|On Feb 22, 2016, Isengard340 Morton Grove, IL wrote:
I ordered the Mr. Fokker anemone and the mixed color ranunculus. The shipping was free and it was the cheapest price i found anywhere else online, and i wasn't too sure how reputable the company is, but i took a chance anyways, ordered the bulbs and am glad i did. I just received them in the mail, all the bulbs are there and i can't want to plant them! Thank you bulbs direct, I will order from you again.
|On Dec 24, 2015, RebeccaLynn Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered Chionodoxa bulbs and Crocus bulbs in November, knowing absolutely nothing about bulbsdirect.com. The prices were good, and shipping was free. I had forgotten about my order when the box arrived on my front porch. The tiny bulbs were well packed and appeared viable. In the meantime, I had ordered essentially the same bulbs from Brent and Becky's. Already looking forward to early spring, anticipating the lovely little blooms from both orders.
|On Mar 18, 2015, reeve1 Plano, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on April 18, 2013, updated March 18, 2015
On April 18th, 2013, reeve1 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
This should be positive.. Thanks!
On March 18th, 2015, reeve1 added the following:
I spent over $130.00 and received a box FULL of nice, healthy bulbs. I was amazed at what I received for the price. Some of South African Sparaxis and very difficult to find, and pricey if you do. I am pleased with everything except the Delphinium were a big dry and small. But for the price, even if one sprouts it is worth it. The bulbs are very good condition and very reasonable size for the price. As you can see from my reviews, I don't have any problems being truthful about orders being good or poor. I'll definitely order from Bulbs Direct again and recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good deal on some great bulbs.
Happy gardening! And thanks Bulbs Direct!
|On May 8, 2014, brandykins09 Knoxville, TN wrote:
I purchased Pink Lily of the Valley. I received my order confirmation immediately and then a shipping confirmation the next day. My purchased arrive in less than a week! I planted them, and they seem to be doing well.
|On May 2, 2014, Bullock903 Mission Hills/Vandenberg Village area, CA wrote:
I placed an order with Bulbs Direct. They have several very hard to find plants I'd been looking for. I had a problem with 1 of the plants. Contacted them got response Next day. There customer service is extremely quick & very pleasant to deal with. They reshipped the plant & I received a few days later from the Netherlands! Couple wks later contacted them asking about their guarantee. One of the rare plants / ordered & planted just died. Sent them a picture & received response again Next day. They are resending the plant to me. In all my years of gardening plant ordering I have Never had such great customer service! I sent a reply thanking & got reply thanking me for making her smile after a long day. Real live customer service not chain/form letter. Welcome change of pace. Highly Recommend!
|On Nov 22, 2013, BrisbaneAnne Brisbane, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
I ordered Lily of the Valley, Crocus, and Gladiolus nanus from them via 2 separate orders. Will not know how they do until next year. I am giving them a positive review based on the service I received. Very prompt shipment (free all the way from Netherland). The pips and bulbs look fine when arrived. One crocus I ordered was out of stock. To my pleasant surprised, they replaced it with a different kind (Cream Beauty) that is not on their website. I just love the color! I had a question about the size of the Gladiolus nanus (6/7 cm) being too small to bloom next year. Their customer reps reassured me they will bloom next year. Since they are the size as described in the ad, I can't really fault them even if they don't bloom. I appreciate their prompt response to all my request and questions. Especial thanks to Nikki for all her help.
|On Apr 30, 2013, jessflowergirl Fort Bragg, CA wrote:
I placed an order from this company through Amazon.com. I ordered 60 freesia bulbs. The estimated delivery date from amazon was going to be about 3 weeks. I was suprised when I found my package a week later sitting in my mailbox! The bulbs are very very small, and inconsistent with size, but all looked healthy. Seeing as how I just planted them I can't speak to how many have grown, but will update soon. I am giving a positive experiance for price, selection, and expediancy of shipping. If they grow, I hope to do more business!
|On Apr 30, 2013, karenmsmith7 Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I just received my latest order from this company, and the plants were sturdy and clearly alive. Over the years I've ordered from them a number of times and most of my experiences have been positive. I now have thriving clumps of Echinops, Aconitum, Brunnera, Anemone hybrida Pamina, Dicentra, and Geranium himalayensis acquired at little cost from this source. There have been failures, however, most notably Astrantia major a few years back, which arrived dried out but did sprout before succumbing. On the whole the successes are worth the occasional failure, given the price and the usual quality.
|On Apr 20, 2013, Mylena1 Cliff Island, ME wrote:
I like to deal with this company. I like their plants and their prices and they always ship very fast. I am sure that all the companies have problems with their plants, and Bulbs Direct is no exception, but I like the way they settle all the problems, and I have always been satisfied. Not all has been ideal in my work with this company, but if I like something they offer I will never have doubt about ordering because I am sure they will do their best to please me. Thank You.
|On Mar 28, 2013, dylanrose123 West Jordan, UT wrote:
I E mailed the company regarding planting instructions on my bulb order. The instructions were on the website however wanted to verify that I understood them correctly as I am a beginner. Within a day I received a detailed well thought out e mail from Nikki. She went the extra mile in answering my questions. There are a lot of online providers that provided the same services however outstanding customer service and impeccable knowledge is what separates the good from the best. Bulbs Direct is the best. I do intense research before making a purchase. If you are the same , save yourself a little time and buy here. You will be glad you did.
|On Mar 27, 2013, buggzter Ypsilanti, MI wrote:
I ordered a number of items (36 bulbs/plants total, 10 different items) on March 9th from Amazon.com as one item they did have was showing as out of stock on their main page. It took only 10 days to get to me - although it's a tad early to put in the ground here, I'll be able to plant in about another week or so. All the plants look wonderful and very good size. I can hardly wait for them to come up! Great packaging too.
|On Jan 20, 2013, mpfund1 Ukiah, CA wrote:
I ordered bulbs for a xmas gift, and ordered timely per their website. The bulbs did not arrive in time. I emailed the company stating that I was disappointed and they refunded the total purchase! I know things go wrong sometimes, but these folks did more than necessary to make it up.
|On Oct 3, 2012, bluntforcemama Bothell, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This year is my second season ordering from Bulbs Direct. Their prices are wonderful, and I've never had any problems with their products. Sometimes the shipping can take a while (they ship from Denmark), but they're never too late that I can't plant the bulbs. This year, one of the packages got lost in the mail, and they promptly sent a replacement without charge.
|On Jun 4, 2012, LD1234 Winsted, CT wrote:
We ordered a large quantity of bulbs (600 - too many varieties to name) and are very happy to report 50 have sprouted already. The bulbs looked to be in great condition and we look forward to the rest coming up as well; overall very pleased with their performance so far, especially for the price. We will order from them again.
|On Jun 1, 2012, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:
Posted on March 12, 2012, updated June 1, 2012
On March 12th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received the Sauromatum guttatum today as promised. It came well packed and is a nice, healthy bulb. I will definitely order from Bulbsdirect.com again.
On June 1st, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed another order - this time for a couple of Amaryllis, 20 Freesia, various Callas, and 3 additional Sulfur Queens (the ones I ordered before are stunning - extremely healthy and full of blooms). Nicola sent me an email (she is very polite and quite professional) notifying me that the Sulfur Queens were sold out and that she would refund my paypal account. I checked paypal and, sure enough, she had already refunded my account. I received my package today and everything looks good. I will definitely order again from BulbsDirect - a really nice company with healthy, viable bulbs coupled with great customer service.
|On May 7, 2012, lcoc Westport, CT wrote:
Very happy with them. Got a fast email confirmation with shipping info for 7 business days. The bulbs arrived sooner than promised and in fine conditions. No complains and would use them again.
|On Mar 23, 2012, diPomi VALLEY VILLAGE, CA wrote:
I recently placed my first order with this company, for c. 200 bulbs and 20 bareroot plants and planted it right away. All the plants are growing, and maybe a fourth of the bulbs have come up in the last week. The bulbs looked to be of average size but generally quite healthy. Out of the entire order, only one 'Erlicheer' daffodil bulb was mushy and had to be tossed rather than planted - I didn't register any complaint with them, but suspect they'd replace it if only I'd ask. I wonder if the begonia tubers will yet sprout - the only thing in my order that I'd question so far.
|On Mar 15, 2012, jthuck Bremerton, WA wrote:
Excellent customer service! I had a few questions about my order status and got a reply within two hours.
|On Oct 9, 2011, Fracture Auburn, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This was my first time ordering plants by mail in about 4 years. But anyway I placed a small order with this company: 6 tiger lilies and 6 stargazer lilies. I probably would have ordered elsewhere, but BulbsDirect was one of the cheapest sites that I came across, so that was ultimately my deciding factor. 12 specialty lilies for under $20 is hard to beat.
|On Apr 28, 2011, Petulia Flushing, NY wrote:
I ordered a large quantity of daffodils and tulips and was very pleased with how many of bloomed this spring and with the quality. I was skeptical because the prices were low, and the shipping, free, however, so far I am very happy with this company. I've ordered from a few of the top rated Dave's Garden companies, but I believe this is by far the best purchase I've made on line so far. When I ordered bulbs from other companies noted on Dave's Garden, such as Bluestone Perenials, the results were not as good. I've just planted a variety of summer blooming bulbs, so we will see whether I have as good luck as with the others. The bulbs are flown directly from Holland to your home, which is a fact I also liked.
|On Mar 25, 2011, pchyeung Anaheim, CA wrote:
I placed two orders within days of each other and they were shipped on the same day but the first order, the larger of the two, came several days later than the other one. I suspect that US Custom might have been an issue. I found green mold growing on the oriental lilies bulbs and the astrantia roots. I contacted bulbsdirect and Gerard Hoek sent out replacement even though apparently, the mold is ok. I'm very happy with my purchase. Some of my liatris are already sprouting!
|On Feb 28, 2011, amf94597 Walnut Creek, CA wrote:
So far, have had a thoroughly positive experience with Bulbsdirect.com. I placed two orders for immediate delivery and both arrived in an extremely timely fashion (I had asked that they ship immediately, rather than waiting two weeks for their mid-February 2011 start-of-shipping, and that is indeed what they did). Customer service responds within 24 hours via email to questions. Items ordered were bulbs and bare root-- most of the bareroot is now potted up and sending up shoots. Prices are very low, shipping is free (perfect for ordering "just one more thing") and the bareroot was a decent size. I had two minor issues with one order-- they accidentally sent the wrong kind of Rudbeckia and one Echinacea was short. Customer service immediately fixed the issue (the replacements shipped three days later) and the "wrong" Rudbeckia was offered to me as a gift. I'm looking forward to seeing how these bulbs grow-- Bulbsdirect has some fun pre-planned bulb gardens that I'd like to try. Overall, I would strongly recommend for inexpensive bulbs and bareroot.
|On Nov 15, 2010, themikeman Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is my first time ordering from this company and i am quite pleased..I found them when searching for Crocus bulbs which i had never ordered before, and found their website had the largest selection of crocus varieties, highest quality selections and cheapest prices and free shipping to the States!!! I was kind of nervous ordering from overseas but they accepted paypal so i didnt have to worry about them having my credit card#. i began to get nervous because i got a confirmation number immediately but no shipping date, but then 2 days later received a letter from Mr. Gerahard Hoek the warehouse manager that my crocus bulbs were pulled and shipped that morning..it only took me 4 days to recieve my bulbs from Amsterdamn, Holland to here in NC!! all healthy looking with shoots sticking out of the tops of the bulbs..only 16 dollars and 0 dollars shipping for 80 healthy rare 'firefly' crocus bulbs.Highly recommended!!!!!A++++++++++++
|On Oct 18, 2010, Katie7b Washington, DC wrote:
I recently ordered some viridiflora tulips from bulbsdirect.com that I had been unable to find anywhere else. I was hesitant to try a company that I had never used before, but the lure of those Formosa tulips was too strong. Not only did I receive my bulbs promptly — within 7 days of ordering — but the bulbs themselves were excellent, plump and firm, without a blemish, and were packed very nicely as well.
|On Oct 1, 2010, quixotic_in_AK Eagle River, AK wrote:
I honestly can't say enough good about this company. I've ordered from them multiple times, and despite severe abuse on my part, the bulbs flowered profusely. All the bulbs I received were large, plump and very clean. The shipping really is free and fast, even to Alaska. The customer service is very helpful and friendly. I plan on placing yet another order with them in the near future as the bulbs I can buy locally pale in comparison.
|On May 29, 2010, bobbi_s Richland, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on May 4, 2008, updated May 28, 2010
On May 29th, 2010, bobbi_s added the following:
I ordered some more spring bulbs which included more crocosmia, some japanese iris, and much more. I am extremally pleased in my orders, and they ship for free.
|On Feb 23, 2010, el_jardin Orlando, FM (Zone 9b) wrote:
My first visit to bulbsdirect.com is what led me to the Garden Watchdog website. Despite some negative reviews from consumers I did find it honorable for them to post the Garden Watchdog link on their website.
|On Dec 3, 2009, musaboru (Zone 9b) wrote:
I recently ordered some Hippeastrums (amaryllis) and Narcisssus bulbs and another Hippeastrum bulb sometime later. Both orders arrived within two weeks, which I think is awesome.
|On Oct 6, 2009, chubbi San Mateo, CA wrote:
I've had such pleasant experience with bulbsdirect.com that I would buy every year from them. I had bought some begonia tubers and some butterfly gladioli from them, both did really well. In fact, I told them that some of my begonia tubers were rot so they sent me another set of tubers, all of them did amazingly well. The customer service is kind and they actually listen and care for what we want. I would definitely give 5 stars to this company.
|On Sep 3, 2009, missaniss Candler, NC wrote:
This was my first order with this company and so far I am very pleased. Bulbs Direct offers low prices and free shipping which is an excellent value. The bulbs look very healthy and I will definately shop with them again.
|On Jul 21, 2009, KTINYSMOM Jamestown, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ORDERED HOSTAS BULBS. THEY CAME QUICKLY, GREAT PRICE, NO SHIPPING OR HANDLING FEE AND ARE GROWING GREAT. WILL DEFINITELY ORDER FROM AGAIN.
|On May 18, 2009, ajmcatee Gresham, OR wrote:
I just received my first order from them a 50 bulb garden collection. It came on time with NO SHIPPING FEE and all the bulbs look great! Unfortunately it was the wrong bulb collection - I ordered the White Moolight garden but received the Heavens Garden collection. I e-mailed them about the problem and they got back to me in ONE DAY! Plus I get to keep the Heavens Garden bulbs & will get my original order within the week. 100 bulbs for $7.99 and no shipping - a great deal. But what really makes me happy is their customer service - easy and efficient!
|On Apr 9, 2009, FloweringBeauty Mattituck, NY wrote:
Great Site. Use this code for an even bigger discount!! GN1020059
On April 14th, 2009, FloweringBeauty added the following:
got order today 4/14 ordered on 4/6 bulbs look clean and healthy and everything was labeled neatly. plus 8 days with free shipping, that doesn't even happen with US orders sometimes.
|On Apr 6, 2009, astcgirl Brandon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I ordered 200 Freesia's and they arrived in two weeks and were nice and healthy. I love that there was no shipping and it was cheap, $15 for 200 bulbs. So far very happy, I cannot comment at present if the bulbs turn out to be exactly what I ordered but will update after the season.
|On Dec 2, 2008, secondchance_08 Dallas, TX wrote:
Last year around Oct. 07, I ordered different types of anemone flowers, almost 500 tubers. First of all, I did not receive them in 14 days and after failed attempts to track it (via e-mail and calling), I gave up and finally received it almost a month after I had ordered them. I planted them in November to have a flower border by Spring and out of the whole 500 tubers only about 10 flowers came out, although they were beautiful, I had expected to see my whole border filled with this beautiful flowers. I planted some more different bulbs in the summer and did not find any tubbers in the soil which meant they all rotted and that's why they failed to grow... This year I decided to give them a second chance, and ordered 5 x Ranunculus 'Persianbuttercup' x 80, which means 400 tuber roots... I did receive them in 14 days, which is a good start... I will plant them this month to have "beautiful flower border by Spring", well see what happens. I will post my results next year...
On March 30th, 2009, secondchance_08 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
On 12/3/08, I received an e-mail from customer service letting me know how sorry they were for my flower failure and guaranteed my whole order and told me I would receive it in March of '09 (for FREE). WOW, I could not believe it, this weekend I received a package from Bulbsdirect with all the tubbers inside nicely packaged. I am so happy to replant my tubbers and cannot wait for the results.
P.S. My Ranuncules are already flowering and they look so beautiful.
|On Sep 27, 2008, icecreamtigers wrote:
I had a good experience with bulbsdirect. I ordered 2 peony edulis superba and 100 anemones. And the parcel arrived in time with good packaging. There is no shipping cost and tax fees. The bulbs are clean and healthy looking I am very satisfied. Strongly recommend!