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|On Apr 27, 2015, ColoradoLeo Longmont, CO wrote:
When we moved to this home, we received all manner of garden catalogues. After viewing the pollinator-attraction of the local Botanic Garden's eremurus, I wanted some. Got a bag of 4 from a local hardware-store garden center, and they come up every year like billy-oh. I loved the possibilities in the McC&Z, so ordered many eremurus to attract pollinators to our little back yard 'wild' area. The goods arrived, and of the dozen or so in the plastic bag, some were very very moldy. (Since this company does not provide instructions for its eremurus, I planted them according to instructions that came with a hardware-store package of eremurus which I'd planted the season before.) I planted the lot, & waited 2 years for any of them to come up, thinking perhaps this group needed to acclimate or something...
|On Apr 9, 2015, magnaastra Charleston, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered 24 'jumbo Starburst caladium bulbs,' status (per MZ website): "In Stock." I got 24 'substituted' Sweetheart bulbs, definitely NOT jumbo-sized, more like a mix of #1 and #2 sizes. The company never inquired as to whether I was okay with the sub (I'm not, would never have gone ahead with the order had I known the Starburst weren't available); and MZ certainly does seem to have over-estimated the grade/size of their bulbs. I believe I have overpaid for the grade I received.
|On Sep 12, 2012, JoefromDC Brookmont, MD wrote:
I had a mixed experience last Fall. 24 each of Cyclamen Cilicium, Cyclamen Coum, and Cyclamen Neapolitanum. I thought at the time, some of the nicest cyclamen corms that I'd ever seen. These are blooming now (or sending up leaves for the C. Coum) and are strong plants with good yield. I also ordered 50 or 60 each of Eranthis Cilicica, Erythronium Dens-Canis Mixture,and Corydalis Solida. These were very poor quality bulbs, mostly dried out, and no more than 10% came up.
|On Jan 28, 2011, summerwynde Dublin, NH wrote:
Impressive selection, good quality bulbs. Have been a customer since 2007 and have never been disappointed.
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|On Apr 2, 2008, hopflower Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Sorry, but no matter how wonderful their bulbs might be, I have not had nor will I have the chance to find out. I looked forward to some Gloriosa lilies, dahlias, and some other bulbs, but will not have time to plant them now and have them come up. It is April and my dahlias should have been planted here in CA at least a month ago. I will not order from people too lazy to to even say what their company hours are on the telephone, either. Instead, they tell you to check their website.
On April 3rd, 2008, hopflower added the following:
I finally got a reply from McClure & Zimmerman stating that I needed to check out their shipping times. I did this when I ordered and even called to find out my order number. Last month I finally recieved an order number and comfirmation through the mail. I had to call them after I sent my payment in to see that they got it as I had heard nothing. This morning I was told by email that the bulbs were shipped yesterday.
It seems that the company is rather late in getting pertinent mail out to people, which leaves us hanging. I did not know the status of my order or when it was being shipped, other than a vague period of three months, for months until I called. This is too late for my area; the nurseries are clear of bulbs now and have been for weeks. I have not had this problem with other companies at all. I am sure they have lovely bulbs, but I do not care for the service here and will not order again. Everyone else has shipped to me by now; and everyone else is back East as well.
Also, what if a person does not have a computer? Operating hours and shipping dates should be an option by telephone. I will plant the bulbs and hope they come up for next year's garden.
On April 3rd, 2008, hopflower changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
On Apr 2, 2008, McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers responded with:
On Apr 3, 2008 9:28 AM, McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers added:
We are sorry you are dissatisfied with our services. Our phone number and hours are on page 3 of our catalog and under the customer service tab of the website.