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|On Jun 16, 2017, skyvalleyrichie Gold Bar, WA wrote:
Posted on June 12, 2017, updated June 16, 2017
On June 16th, 2017, skyvalleyrichie changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I was was at fault for not following the instructions, I made a mistake in my calculation for seed rate for the area I was planting, I am embarrassed to have blamed them and thought they were being dishonest, It was my blunder and I own that now. I apologize for the previous comments.
On Jun 16, 2017, American Meadows responded with:
"On Jun 13, 2017 9:36 AM, American Meadows responded with:
Dear Richard, I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations regarding the success you had with our seed. In reviewing our communications with you, I definitely see areas that we could improve upon. That said, what Sam was trying to convey in her emails with you was to not give up. Too often, we see people who don't see immediate results with seed and they want to start over. After presumably doing all the proper prep work for your planting, we don't want to see you start fresh if you don't need to.
|On May 26, 2017, sawman43 Moravian Falls, NC wrote:
We had an area below where we planted our orchard that slopes down to our pond that was overgrowing with mostly brush and weeds. We wanted to reclaim the area and make it more attractive. We found American Meadows online and I was impressed with the seed packages they offered for our region. We chose seeds for our region and placed an order. They arrived promptly.
|On May 16, 2017, greengardens7 Wilmington, NC wrote:
This fall, I called American Meadows to get advice on which wildflowers and perennial plants to add to my garden in North Carolina. I spoke with a lovely customer service representative who gave me some great suggestions for fall planting. I waited until now to leave my review because I wanted to see how everything grew this spring. WOW, am I impressed! Many of the annual wildflowers are already blooming and my perennials seem to be getting bigger by the minute. I am thoroughly impressed with this company's customer service, shipping, and quality of their plants and seeds. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
|On Apr 16, 2017, dgrhosta Marietta, GA wrote:
I ordered Itoh peonies from here earlier this year and was skeptical of on line purchases but this company is TOP NOTCH and helped in every way possible to ensure that I was satisfied with my order.I received my ITOH PEONIES and WOW they were everything and more than I could hope for.packed ext well and were much bigger than I expected. I will definitely be shopping here again
On Apr 16, 2017, American Meadows responded with:
"On Apr 16, 2017 9:27 PM, American Meadows responded with:
dgrhosta, thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. It's a crazy time of year for our team, but I'm glad to hear that both our product and service exceeded your expectations. Happy Gardening, Ethan Platt - President"
|On Oct 2, 2016, Missosprey Tulsa, OK wrote:
American Meadows is probably one of the best organized and well-ran online garden nurseries. When I first started gardening roughly a year ago, I bought from them and planted it wrong - and blamed it on them. I admit, I was wrong to do it - it was my fault that the seeds never sprouted. Regardless, they gave me a refund! A month later, I bought two live plants and misread the label and planted them in full sun - only for them to die… They gave a refund for that too! This website has a cool live chat feature, in which you can talk to real people in real time without being on the phone! As someone who has an audio processing disability and social anxiety, this is a wonderful feature.
|On Jun 4, 2016, Rcurrier Williston, VT wrote:
I planted 5 Allium Globe Master bulbs in the Fall following the directions perfectly. My dog must have loved the smell because he proceeded to immediately dig all 5 up...the first and second and third time I planted them! Frustrated I tossed them back in the ground haphazardly and hoped for the best! All 5 have come up and are absolutely PERFECT! I have had the same luck with other bulbs from AM (tulips - all 50 bloomed), and plants (Liatris is coming up strong and beautiful).
|On May 29, 2016, garyj59 Sheboygan, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
Ordered some bare root perennials on sale to fill some holes in my garden. They arrived and one bag of roots was unsatisfactory, I e-mailed them and they sent out a replacement right away and they look better. They are in the ground so we'll see.
|On May 26, 2016, irisstrock Bland, VA wrote:
I have ordered flowers from a number of companies in the past. This is my first experience ordering from American Meadows, but it definitely will not be my last. The plants were shipped promptly and were in excellent condition. I e-mailed their customer service department thanking them and was quickly sent a reply from a very nice young lady. This is the type of service I appreciate....thanks again!!!
|On May 24, 2016, andierose Montfort, WI wrote:
I placed my first order with American Meadows this year. All the other companies I have used in the past, have been poor. I received all my plants when it was time to plant in our zone and only had a problem with one. I called and an immediate replacement was sent and customer service was fantastic. My plants are now all planted and are growing in leaps and bounds. I cannot believe how fast they are growing. I really love this company and it will be my go to company from here on in.
|On May 13, 2016, rudypep Nashville, TN wrote:
My initial order of Siberian Iris didn't all survive. Customer Service immediately shipped replacement plants. Second shipment was lost in transit and AmericanMeadows was, once again, ready to ship another replacement. Fortunately, the previous shipment arrived in time to intercept the second replacement. (too confusing?) I was so impressed that they stood behind their plants and supplied replacements so quickly - no questions asked. The original Iris that survived are doing well and I'm looking forward to a healthy crop next year.
|On May 12, 2016, VoltairesHeap Newton Highlands, MA wrote:
Excellent experience. No errors with my order, wonderful packaging, and excellent quality. Last summer I ordered Dutch Master daffodils and this Spring I was blown away by their beauty. I will definitely be ordering more. I also ordered peonies, which are doing well, and wildflower seed, which is growing like gangbusters. I'm not a great gardener, and I am challenged with lousy conditions, so only the sturdiest plants survive in my garden. So far American Meadows stock is survival of the fittest.
|On May 2, 2016, pmikula Memphis, TN wrote:
I ordered bulbs from American Meadows recently. The customer service experience I received was extremely nice and my questions were always answered promptly. When my shipment notice was received, I actually received my bulbs the NEXT DAY! I was thrilled to have such fast delivery.
|On Apr 18, 2016, vireyda54 wrote:
I have placed two orders now with this company. The first order included begonias which were shipped a couple of months in advance of the live plants. They were mailed with instructions and are doing very well. I ordered two varieties, and only one initially shipped, and the company was easy to contact and immediately shipped out the others without additional charge.
|On Apr 8, 2016, cindala517 Lakeland, GA wrote:
From ordering process, to shipment arrival, I was very pleased and impressed by the care taken in the packaging of plants I purchased trough American Meadows. Normally, I do not do internet reviews, but this was the best I have ever seen. American Meadows obviously takes pride in the care and packaging of their products. Recently, moved to this zone and had no clue who to start my garden with. I decided to do an order from three nurseries, and American Meadows blew them all away. Great looking, healthy plants,carefully package and protected. I am proud to start the new garden in my new home with American Meadows. I will keep you posted on the plants as they grow!!!
|On Dec 14, 2015, davepfw Floyds Knobs, IN wrote:
I ordered a large amount of seed to plant this fall after the first hard frost. I over planted the seed as I was use to planting grass seed instead of flowers. I sent email to the company asking for guidance. I got good response on what I had done wrong and the notification that the weather being so warm this year that the seed was ruined. They offered to send me the right amount of the replacement seed that I need for the ground I have previously planted the seed. They asked questions on the space and the type of seed that I needed. They are a good company with very good seed. Their help desk really is a HELP DESK.
|On Dec 4, 2015, dahlia20 Saint Albans, VT wrote:
I could not be more pleased with American Meadows. Their products are high quality. I have had nothing but success with their products. Customer service is second to none. They are definitely committed to making sure that their customers are happy and successful, despite any human error or wacky weather patterns. I am a customer for life. Could not be happier with American Meadows.
|On Dec 2, 2015, whiterabbitrage Seattle, WA wrote:
The customer service I received was the best of any I have experienced.
On Dec 2, 2015, American Meadows responded with:
"On Dec 2, 2015 4:00 PM, American Meadows responded with:
Thanks, Whiterabbitrage! We appreciate you taking the time to send the kind words. Happy Holidays. "
|On Nov 20, 2015, mkrause Huntington, NY wrote:
I and very many others have enjoyed the seeds I've purchased from American Meadows, as I have spread far and wide their "Sparky Marigold" seeds to bring much joy across the country. Six years ago I started a holiday called "Spark Day" that was inspired by a little dog named Sparky who had come from a shelter in West Virginia and who had lived a rotten life of disregard. The good people at Wetzel County Animal Shelter saved him and when he came home to me, he had the good life: A home, warm bed, friends, food, comfort, vet care. He was happy. But he never made it to his one year anniversary in a home, something I had been hoping for him to have. He was a very old dog and had lived a very hard life. But he was also very appreciative. Honoring that, I decided the anniversary of his adoption should be something we celebrated rather than mourned so I decided, along with his many fans -- he had come to me with a following -- that we should celebrate "Spark Day" a day to celebrate "The Spark of Life" that abounds all around us. After all, that's how Sparky got his name: he had collapsed and the shelter director didn't think he would survive, but when he perked up the next day at the shelter, she decided to call him Sparky. We celebrate this day by doing life-affirming things. It is not a day ABOUT Sparky, but INSPIRED by him. It is not about dogs or animal rescue per se, though those pursuits are life-affirming. There are many life-affirming things that people do and so people mark it their own ways. Then at a pre-arranged time in the evening, everyone pauses and raises a glass in a toast and we metaphorically "clink" over the distance at the "Spark Moment". We have been doing this six years now. Spark Day is May 16th and 2016 will mark its 7th celebration.
On Nov 20, 2015, American Meadows responded with:
"On Nov 23, 2015 8:58 AM, American Meadows responded with:
Michele - thank you for sharing the story of Spark Day. All of us at American Meadows love knowing we are a part of such a worthy cause. It seems as though Spark Day has grown enough that it's time to come up with a custom seed packet for the event. We will be in touch! "
|On Oct 12, 2015, englishkay Mastic, NY,
United States wrote:
I needed to purchase 50 flower seed packets to give as favors to the guests of a Victorian Tea I was hosting. I called a few local stores and was told that this was not the season to buy seed packets. I went online and found American Meadows. I spoke with a lovely woman and I was able to order 50 wildflower seed packets right away. There was no shipping; I placed the order on a Thursday and received it on that Saturday! I was surprised at how quickly I received them and the woman I dealt with was so nice. I will definitely order from American Meadows again. Thank you, Kayann Donaldson
On Oct 12, 2015, American Meadows responded with:
"On Oct 12, 2015 8:46 AM, American Meadows responded with:
You're welcome, Kayann! We specialize in packets for all manner of events and promos and know that speed is often of the essence! Hope your event was perfect! "
|On Oct 9, 2015, OldeTurtle Greensburg, PA wrote:
I have ordered many plants, seeds and bulbs from American Meadows. Every experience and product has been superb. The staff is friendly and responds quickly to any question I have. This has always been and will be my first choice when I need anything for the gardens.
On Oct 9, 2015, American Meadows responded with:
"On Oct 9, 2015 11:07 AM, American Meadows responded with:
OldeTurltle - Thank you for your loyal business and the kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences. Happy Gardening! "
|On Sep 24, 2015, Sos07 IJAMSVILLE, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
American meadows is a top notch source for seeds and bulbs.They have very reasonable prices.I order frequently from them.
|On Jun 23, 2015, sue1211 Leesburg, FL wrote:
I ordered "Summer Splash" wildflower seeds last summer. I didn't use all of my order so I brought what was left back to Leesburg Fl to plant in my bed along my fence (@ 3 ft by 60 ft. I was blown away be the selection of seeds and had wonderful changing color and variety of shapes until I left Fl to return to my summer home in ME. It was fun doing research to identify my surprise flowers. From @ Nov 15th when I cleaned the bed up until April 5th it was a blast. Of course summer heat will decimate my garden, but I will do it all over again come Nov. And I will do it here in ME. as soon as my "Summer Splash" arrives.
|On May 25, 2015, lyph Ithaca, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
I recently received my first order of bare root perennials from this company, and I couldn't be more pleased. The plants arrived very quickly, and they were large, healthy and ready to grow. I put them in pots to insure a good start, and every one is actively growing and leafing out. This company is now on my 'favorite' list.
|On May 12, 2015, Jan_in_NJ Westville, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Excellent and personal service when I needed it for a problem. Plants are high quality and well packaged.
|On Apr 29, 2015, zooladyb Boca Raton, FL wrote:
I have had the best experience with this company. They answer questions and their website is very helpful and can narrow down my search to exactly what I'm looking for.
|On Apr 29, 2015, bonsaiherb Sequim, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
As a fellow Nursery, I can only speak to High Country Gardens with whom I have great respect for and have purchased from. Apparently they have merged with American Meadows (known for supplying seeds) and the two are now part of the same company.
|On Apr 3, 2015, caleb41144 Maryland Heights, MO wrote:
I ordered three Moonshine Canna Lily tubers in late February. They were not scheduled to ship until late April for my zone. Since I am starting all my cannas early indoors I didn't want to wait this long. I called and they adjusted my shipping date to late march. Plants arrived right on time from fed ex. How ever the tubers had sadly met their maker and we're bound for the trash. I called the company and they were very friendly and told me they would get me a replacement order. My first set of bulbs arrived last Saturday and here on Friday not even a week later, the second set has been delivered to my door. Upon opening these up. I had not only the number of bulbs I ordered, but even 2 extra ones. All of the tubers were solid with healthy coloration to the bulbs. I am very happy with this company. Occasionally plants do die. They fixed the problem though, very quickly and during the busiest time of the year for a nursery too. Amerian Meadows, you have a very happy customer here. Highly recommended to others
|On Feb 15, 2015, jumpinjo Marshalltown, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Ordered 2 Hardy Hibiscus Lord Baltimore in 2013. Very nice plants. Very happy with their service.
|On Nov 20, 2014, pescraggs Clark, NJ wrote:
I ordered the Wildflower Mixture from American Meadows and planted it as directed. The results were unbelievable! Flowers started blooming in June, but later in the summer the Cosmos really showed their true potential. I had the white through dark pink Cosmos blooming by the hundreds, perhaps thousands. The sky was the limit. I measured them at over 9 1/2 feet tall! By October the Sulphur Cosmos started with their orange blooms, and they reached above 7 1/2 feet. Sadly, on Nov 15 we received a killing frost, but I look forward to next year when I plan to plant a larger garden of wildflowers. I wish there was some way I could attach some photos of these beautiful flowers to share with others.
|On Sep 15, 2014, FlowerPhreak Guilford, CT wrote:
Posted on May 6, 2014, updated September 15, 2014
On September 15th, 2014, FlowerPhreak added the following:
My garden this summer has been spectacular thanks in part to the new additions from American Meadows. I am still very pleased with all of my purchases and have enjoyed trying out new perennials this year.
My Glads and Dahlias did great, lots of colorful blooms that are still highlighting my yard with bright cheery flowers. The smaller perennials (Echinacea and Cardinal Flower) that I was a bit skeptical about have at least trippled in size and seem to be very healthy and happy.
The bareroot plants I tried - Astilbe, Bleeding Hearts and Peonies are doing really good too. I was surpised to see blooms from both the Bleeding Heart and Astilbe this year. The peony didn't bloom, but I wouldn't have expected it to, however there was good top growth so I expect to see this come back next year big and healthy.
Overall I can't say enough about these plants, packaged well, good prices, timely delivery and excellent customer service. I'm looking forward to adding more bulbs this fall to enjoy next spring. Thanks again!
On Sep 15, 2014, American Meadows responded with:
"On Sep 15, 2014 12:09 PM, American Meadows responded with:
Thank you, FlowerPhreak. We appreciate you taking the time to update your response and always love to hear about our customers' gardens!
|On Aug 8, 2014, OldChurchEggery Mechanicsville, VA wrote:
In the spring of 2013 I placed an order for camassia lily bulbs, dwarf species iris, bearded iris (I can't recall the variety name and I've since deleted the order confirmation email), two types of spring crocuses, saffron crocuses, and checkered lily bulbs. The saffron crocuses shipped first and bloomed their first year in my garden. The other bulbs came in the fall and I was really pleased with the size and health of what I got. Because of a promotion running at the time of my order, everything but the irises was "buy one, get one free" so I wound up planting around 150 bulbs. I mixed the crocuses into my front lawn so I can't say for sure what percentage came up, but they were a cheery sight to see. The other bulbs did really well and I got a lot of compliments on the camassia lilies. I recently placed another order with American Meadows that includes more plants than bulbs, so I'll report back on my success rate with those. With fewer plants, I'll be able to tell very easily how successful they are.
|On Jun 4, 2014, BrisbaneAnne Brisbane, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
My rating is based on my experience with their wildflower seeds. I have tried 20+ varieties of wildflower seeds in 1/4 lbs from them. Most of them germinated fine, some better than others. Only 2 that were really poor and they gave me credit back for those. As far as direct sown wildflower seeds, I have tried another company and for sure American Meadows seeds germinate better. I will stick with them. These wildflowers are beautiful but tough, easy-going and disease-free. Really great for a wildlife friendly garden like mine.
|On Jun 4, 2014, blondaflicka Union, IL wrote:
Received my order from them yesterday. I ordered lily bulbs and 2 plants. Plants were packed securely and I had a small issue with 3 out of 21 bulbs . I called them today and the customer service girl was very friendly and offered replacements right away .
|On Jun 3, 2014, justjinger Nocona, TX wrote:
I have many plants from many companies in the past years. My Hydrangea was mailed to me packed the best I have EVER seen. They had it surrounded with cardboard with holes from the top to the bottom. WONDERFUL!!! Recently received a plant from another company and they had packed it CRAMED into a small box which broke the top of the plant.
|On May 13, 2014, CherubSmile second star to the left,
United States wrote:
SO much happier with the quality of their plants and customer service than some other major mail orders I've used. (I'm sure you can guess who). Truly, the customer service is awesome. Even though my royal blue Iris, Delphinium, and "black" Hollyhocks didn't make it last year, everything else I've received from them has done really well, and since Delphinium and Hollyhock can be a pain anyway I don't know if it was the company or me that caused them to fail. :/
|On May 1, 2014, webchemist Vista, CA wrote:
I've only ordered the one golden raspberry plant so far, but it arrived healthy (and in soil, not bareroot). I did think it was kind of a cop out to tell me they wouldn't honor a warranty since I'm a zone 10 and its rated zone 4-8, but thankfully a year later its still growing strong. I really wish they had a wider variety of berry plants, as I would order again except none of their offerings aren't anything already widely available from local sources.
|On Aug 7, 2013, pamela_isley Nashville, TN wrote:
I ordered saffron crocus from American Meadows last year, and they all came up although not all bloomed.
|On May 28, 2013, urcindys Morris, CT wrote:
I'm a avid gardener and I buy online a lot from various places but I've found american meadows the absolute BEST to deal with. where do I start : quality, size, health of the plants, shipping, and if by some chance your product doesn't make it. There is NO PROBLEM in getting a new one and they almost always send you a little gift in each order. I recommend this site to everyone and I expect to have a long relationship with this company forever. I just love them!! Cynthia C. Dionne
|On May 23, 2013, dmshrike Salem, NH wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2013, updated May 23, 2013
On May 23rd, 2013, dmshrike changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
of the 6 plants i had received that i thought may not survive 2 did make it, emailed AM about the other 4 and AM asked if i wanted plants or a refund, i still wanted the plants and they arrived the other day. as much as the soil was dry the plants looked ok.
I do find AMs customer service outstanding, as much as i feel they do need to train their employees better in quality control, their good service i feel i have to change the rating to positive
On May 23, 2013, American Meadows responded with:
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