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Positive fragrance1st
(3 reviews)
On Mar 16, 2008, fragrance1st Marietta, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

Excellent company. I have ordered for several years and they provide good value. I really like thier catalog since they separate the fragrant stuff, therefore I don't have to look thru an entire catalog to find what I'm interested in. I have even added to my orders lst minute without any problem. The staff is always friendly and helpful and they have a good selection.

Positive Katie_Jo
(1 review)
On Mar 3, 2008, Katie_Jo Wadsworth, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great selection, good communication, fast shipping! I will definitely be purchasing from Select Seeds again!!

Positive faerygardener
(11 reviews)
On Feb 12, 2008, faerygardener Murphys, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I order seeds from this company - nice selection and good service.

Positive artemiss
(12 reviews)
On Feb 12, 2008, artemiss Toledo, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of my all-time favourite unusual selection, full color pictures, and who can resist the free packet of seeds with every order?
I have also had great sucess with their germination rates, and appreciate that they indicate the approximate number of seeds per packet.
Shipping was prompt, the sowing instructions clear and detailed, and customer service was VERY helpful when I had a question.
Needless to say, this company is at the top of my "most recommended" list.

Positive ChiarinaPerfume
(3 reviews)
On Jan 24, 2008, ChiarinaPerfume Los Gatos, CA wrote:

I have ordered both seeds and plants from Select, on the hearty recommendation of a friend, and am very happy that I did. The Parma Violets starts arrived looking sound and spunky and even tho i was not able to put them into place immediately after reciept (illness), they held their own for a good 2 wks. and thrived after I eventually put them into their 18" pots two week later.The violets have tripled in size, and I have been enjoying the constant production of fragrant blossoms (here in mid-coastal California) ever since Halloween! Bravo, Select Seeds!

Positive PrimroseSue
(8 reviews)
On Oct 14, 2007, PrimroseSue Medway, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Select Seeds is my favorite place to buy heirloom seeds and plants. They're always my first stop when I'm ready to order each year. Great selection, interesting tidbits about the plants, and great germination.

Positive kittshouse
(4 reviews)
On Oct 4, 2007, kittshouse Lynn, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Although I did not get a chance to order from this company this gardening season (2007), I have done so for the past three seasons. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any gardening buff. The plants I have purchasedfrom them are large, well packaged, and extremely healthy. No transplant shock, only great results. The seed selection is fabulous. Great germination rate. Have always had over a 90 percent germination rate with their seeds. If you like to 'stump' your neighbors and gardening friends, try some of the seed varieties they offer. They won't disappoint.

Positive jessewoodson2
(5 reviews)
On Jun 23, 2007, jessewoodson2 Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

This year was my first experience ordering from Select Seeds & I must compliment them on their service. The plant I received was in excellent condition, but for unknown reasons it dropped all of its leaves & withered. I waited until I was sure that it was really gone & called the company. I guess it was after hours, because I got the voice mail & left a message explaining the situation. The next business day I received a message on my voice mail that they had shipped a replacement plant, which I received 2 days later-also in excellent condition. No problems, no questions asked-problem resolved, & we were playing phone tag-I never even SPOKE to anyone-they just took care of it! I'm impressed! Thank you Select Seeds!

Positive tillie2
(2 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2007, tillie2 Penn Yan, NY wrote:

This is my second year ordering seeds from Select Seeds. My ordering experience and shipping have been flawless, but it's their selection of interesting varieties that will keep me coming back. I've gotten great garden results from their older varieties. They have a vigor and grace I don't find in the plants from the local garden center.

Positive robbieZone5
(5 reviews)
On Jun 1, 2007, robbieZone5 Craryville, NY wrote:

Select Seeds is a company that I've had great experiences with over the last couple years. I first ordered from them last year (2006). And, from that experience, I placed another (larger) order this year (2007). I have had to call them with questions about planting, and the staff is outstanding when it comes to answering questions. They also helped me determine the best time for delivery of part of my order (dahlias). My seed shipment was split up, but I am perfectly willing to understand that things do happen. And the rest of my order also arrived just fine. Plus it's really nice that they include the extra bonus seeds as a little extra surprise. I would highly recommend Select Seeds.


Positive riosamba
(21 reviews)
On May 30, 2007, riosamba Marlboro, NJ wrote:

I have received a number of different plants from select seeds this year. Everything is growing very well. I will definately be back to order again next year.

Positive RoseyQ
(8 reviews)
On May 18, 2007, RoseyQ Pueblo West, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Select Seeds Antique Flowers is an all-time favorite of mine. Beautiful flower selection and most are very easy to grow.

I also wanted to mention a few other good companies I purchased seed from in early 2007.

Renee's Garden, Botanical Interests, John Scheepers, Nichols, Johnny's, Seed Saver's

All companies delivered quickly, with no out-of-stock, back orders, or other annoying problems. I started most of the seeds indoors and have had great germination on all, plus very healthy seedlings. I purchased Botanical Interests seeds from because they discount their seed packets at a very reasonable cost. Good luck to all of you in your gardens this season.

Positive r_rugosa
(4 reviews)
On Apr 22, 2007, r_rugosa Centerburg, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have had a very good experience with this company. I ordered seeds, plants and bulbs. I received the seeds promptly after ordering and they have germinated quite well and are growing on nicely. I received my plants this past week and they are healthy and doing well. I will receive my bulb order in the next week or two and expect they will be as fine quality a product as the rest. I recommend Select Seeds for their rare and unusual products. A very pleasant experience overall.

Positive iowegian
(2 reviews)
On Apr 14, 2007, iowegian Griswold, IA wrote:

This year I ordered seed and plants from Select Seed. The seed all came almost by return mail and the plants arrived exactly by the time I asked for them to arrive. You're right. They are a good company.

Positive seagardener
(36 reviews)
On Apr 9, 2007, seagardener Southport, ME wrote:

Consistently excellent plant quality and value. We have done business with this company for several years and have never been disappointed.

Positive csl
(6 reviews)
On Apr 7, 2007, csl Jonesborough, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I ordered calendula seeds from this company and received them very quickly. The seeds have sprouted nicely and I now have healthy-looking plants. Will order from again!

Positive SimoneB
(4 reviews)
On Mar 15, 2007, SimoneB Lake Zurich, IL wrote:

What a wonderful company to work with. Next year I will be buying a lot more. Wonderful catalog, good pricing, good seeds with good packaging. Super fast delivery. I was burned this year for the first time by another seed company and will be giving Select Seeds more of my business next year. One suggestion, maybe eliminate some of the mailings to save on paper and help the environment. OVERALL a A+ company to buy seeds from for the avid gardener.
Thanks so much! I can't wait till they flower!

Positive Theresa24
(4 reviews)
On Feb 28, 2007, Theresa24 Orange Park, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have ordered both plants and seeds from this company several times and am always pleased with the package I receive. Shipping is prompt, plants are well-packed and healthy. Very nice catalog too.

Positive sacmae
(1 review)
On Feb 5, 2007, sacmae Plain Dealing, LA wrote:

This is the first time I have ordered from Select Seeds. I placed my order on Mon, Jan 30,2006 online. I live in north Louisiana, and was pleasantly surprised to arrive home from work Friday, Feb 2, 2006 and see my complete order waiting for me at my doorstep! Now that's what I call customer service! Next year I will be ordering much more from this company.

Positive dmac085
(41 reviews)
On Jan 17, 2007, dmac085 Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Just a comment on a pleasant and efficient online seed ordering experience. Order was placed easily from the website and was recieved in a reasonable amount of time. Recieved one free packet of seeds from a $16 order. Pleased with the transaction.

Positive Hellobebe
(2 reviews)
On Jan 3, 2007, Hellobebe Buffalo, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have ordered from Select Seeds in the past and have done so again this year. Their catalogue and website are great, informative, and easy to use. The plants I received were healthy and very well packed, they have a unique cardboard sleeve/ box which carefully protected the plants until I opened them. All of the plants performed better than average in my gardens. My orders have always shipped at approximately the date I requested. Best of all, the prices are great. All in all, I give Select Seeds two green thumbs up!

Positive renwings
(8 reviews)
On Oct 11, 2006, renwings Sultan, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This company will definately being getting more of my business! A rep from the company called me to make sure my credit card number was correct after the transaction was refused and I got more order very quickly after that! They came in a bubble envelope instead of just a regular envelope, which is a nice touch and they included free seeds, which is a nice surprise! The seed packets have lots of usefull and pertanent info on them, printed on the front clearly. No more searching the packet for the info I need. They had the seeds I was looking for and many others that looked very entising as well. I can't wait to see how beautiful they are and order more next year!

On April 25th, 2007, renwings added the following:

I made another order this spring and splurged for some Regal Lily bulbs for my birthday.
The order arrived and when I unpacked the bulbs, they all look great, except for one bulb that had rot issues. I planted the rest and called to report the rotten bulb. I didn't even have to ask for the bulb to be replaced, the rep. immediately told me she would send another one.

This company really impresses and thrills me. I am rapidly becoming a devoted customer.
Positive vabyvlue
(10 reviews)
On Jul 13, 2006, vabyvlue Taylorsville, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I read the positive feedback that this company had back in spring and based on it ordered from them...well, what can I say, after seeing how healthy and nice the plants that I ordered were, I had to order again, and again. I also ordered their seeds and got a whole bunch of free ones. I can't wait to see their 2006/2007 catalog and order again...

Positive gie
(1 review)
On Jul 5, 2006, gie Cumberland, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

Just recently ordered a poppy collection of seed from these folks and the service was OUTSTANDING! It took only 4 business days from the day I oredered before I had the seeds in my hand. The packaging was terrific...shipped in a thick bubble envelope, then inside that another envelope, then inside that the seed packet envelopes.
I was at first a bit disappointed because the one particular seed I really wanted the most in the collection was substituted for another type. I knew this was a hot ticket item and worried that may happen. It stated in the catalogue that substitutions may be made. I called them over the July 4th holiday and left a message concerning this. July 5th they called and left a very long detailed message on my answering machine. The seed had sold out (I knew they sold out the year before also). They were very apologetic and simply explained that they were sold out. They even gave me credit for that seed so that when they once again have it I will get it free, including postage. WOW! Talk about going above and beyond...too bad more companies aren't as serious about doing good business like this company. Honestly, they had no obligation to do anything other than what they had already done. They also included the "free seeds with every order" just like they promised, and they were another poppy variety also. Very nice!
It sure is nice to know that there are still companies out there that place a high value on customer satisfaction.

Jeff K Cumberland, MD

Positive woof12
(17 reviews)
On Jun 27, 2006, woof12 Philadelphia, PA wrote:

Nice selection of seed and plants. Placed several orders with them & always satisfied with plant delievery and customer service, when something isn't right they fixed the problem. Aloso answered emails that were sent unlike some other companies. Plus they send" free" seed with the order.

Positive ladyisle
(34 reviews)
On Jun 15, 2006, ladyisle Bohemia, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've ordered several times from Select Seeds and have been either happy or really happy with their plants. I have a 8ft tall Brugmansia that is 3 years old, and was only a large seedling when I got it. Only one plant died shortly after I got it early last month. I called them last week to see if they could replace it, and I just received it yesterday-4 x bigger than the original.

They have quality uncommon plants at a reasonable price, and are very nice to deal with. Definitely one of the best!

Positive gardenmumk
(1 review)
On May 24, 2006, gardenmumk Menasha, WI wrote:

Out of all the companies I've ordered through this one is the best. The plant diversity was amazing and the ones I ordered were leaps and bounds ahead of all others in terms of size and vigor. I am anticipating doing all of my garden ordering through them next year.

Positive gregr18
(28 reviews)
On May 22, 2006, gregr18 Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a very good seed dealer. I received my order when they said I would, and all types of seed I ordered had good germination rates. They also included a free packet of seeds (a nice Standing Cypress). Their selection is broad and the plants they offer are interesting and beautiful.

Positive tobee43
(37 reviews)
On May 19, 2006, tobee43 groveland, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

i placed two plant orders and a seed order with them. they were my first. i rec'd both plant orders shipped together today and the seed order was send approx 8 weeks ago.

the plants were packaged very nicely but were what i view as small, however appear extremely healthy.

on the otherhand the seeds germination rate was approx 99% which i think is excellent.

Positive AyUpPetal
(12 reviews)
On May 17, 2006, AyUpPetal West Mifflin, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

My little viola and violet plants arrived packaged most securely and in perfect condition. Lovely healthy plants! My seeds arrived a few days later and included was a pack of free seeds- very nice! I was very happy to have found this website and all the great mail order sources that a gardener can rely on for quality plants and seeds. Select Seeds will definitely be a source I use for future planting needs.

On May 17th, 2007, AyUpPetal added the following:

Another great order this spring! Beautiful violets and a very healthy clematis arrived in perfect condition, soil nice and moist and packed very well.
On April 25th, 2008, AyUpPetal added the following:

Spring 2008 Another order to Select Seeds and a perfect transaction all the way. Somehow my old address managed to get on to the order form and of course I didn't have my order number, but they found my order number for me! I faxed and followed up with a phone call and they made sure to run to the greenhouse with the information as they saw it was packed and ready to ship. That's service above and beyond and it was all done with a "smiling voice" and a "no problem" Service like this, nice healthy plants and exceedingly good packing make me come back every year. My order may not be huge, but they treat me as if I spent a fortune.
Positive zville123
(18 reviews)
On May 15, 2006, zville123 Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've ordered seeds several times and have always been pleased with my order. They have a great variety of plants and seeds, generous seed packages with essential info printed on it, and a free, beautiful catalog to daydream and plan with LOL! I plan to place my first order for plants in the near future.

On May 20th, 2008, zville123 added the following:

UPDATE: This year I ordered bulbs & plants as well as seeds. The plants arrived well packed and healthy and are thriving. Too soon to comment on the tuberose bulbs as they haven't come up yet. Will let you know.
Positive zone5girl
(17 reviews)
On May 15, 2006, zone5girl Painesville, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered both seeds and plants. Seeds arrived quickly, and plants looked great. I'll definitely order from them again. Tamara

Positive torisebastian
(8 reviews)
On May 12, 2006, torisebastian Syracuse, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

have ordered live plants from them 2 years in a row, all came healthy and ready for planting. Plus, they deliver at best times for your zone.

Good customer service, they called to let me know that one of the plants I had ordered hadn'r grown as well as they hoped so they offered me another variety.

I have also ordered seeds from them and those have done well too.

Nice web site and lots of variety to choose from.

Positive SnoopyPuppy
(6 reviews)
On May 9, 2006, SnoopyPuppy Arlington, TX wrote:

After my last year’s disappointed experience of Bluestone Perennials plants, I was skeptical about ordering plants online (FYI, none of my plants from Bluestone grows back this year except the grass). So, I only placed my first, small order with Select Seeds on the first week of April. The package arrived on the week of April, 16 as expected. The plants were well packed and arrived in healthy condition and in good sizes. I did not plant until a week later. There was no bud when I received the plants. It is now the second week of May—less than a month after planted, my plants have buds. The customer service was excellent. They promptly responded to my email and answered any questions I had. I will definitely buy from this vendor again.

Positive ruthanne
(3 reviews)
On May 8, 2006, ruthanne Leonardtown, MD wrote:

I received the 53 plants I ordered from Select Seeds about 2 weeks ago. They were all large healthy plants securely packed and are now doing very well in the ground. I got them the week that I requested that they be shipped. And the price was very reasonable--it averaged out as around $5.00 per plant including shipping. Gardening by mail doesn't get any better than this!

Positive StillK
(1 review)
On May 1, 2006, StillK Fredonia, NY wrote:

Other mail order companies should learn from Select Seeds with regards to packaging. I recently received a large order with all plants intact and in good shape. The same day I had received an order from a different company and the order was a mess - broke and bent plants - dirt everywhere and the added bonus of some type of flying critters!

Positive kittenzzz
(2 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2006, kittenzzz Canada, KY wrote:

I ordered from Select Seeds a couple of years ago and I was delighted with the packaging and prompt service. I will definitely buy from them again this year. They have excellent high-quality seeds and many varieties that are hard to find elswhere. I also love their catalog, which is profusely illustrated with accurate, undoctored photographs and chock-full of information and neighborly anecdotes.

Positive gardadore
(21 reviews)
On Apr 28, 2006, gardadore Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I just received my order today from Select Seeds. This is my second year ordering from this company and I was just as delighted today as last year. I ordered only plants this year and they arrived in great shape: healthy and strong having been beautifully packaged. Their catalogue offers unique items such as a white gas plant, which is hard to come by. My last one ordered several years ago from another company died almost immediately. These from Select Seed look very healthy! A wonderful company!

Positive borzoipaddy
(1 review)
On Apr 22, 2006, borzoipaddy Waterbury, CT wrote:

This was my FIRST experience not only ordering online, but ordering from Select Seeds...After checking out their website, and drooling over their catalog, I ordered 12 Fragrant Heliotrope plants.
My order came at the proper planting time, and the plants were nested in cardboard, the cardboard cleverly held each of the 4" pots' soil, whilst wrapping around and protecting the stem of each plant.
The plants are the chubby, deep green, and look very healthy. Upon planting them, I found the root system was well developed, not potbound, or non-exisitant.
I now feel confident to order MORE from them.

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