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|On May 16, 2017, quitaque Avondale, LA wrote:
Posted on May 16, 2017, updated May 16, 2017
On May 16th, 2017, quitaque added the following:
Update 5-17-17. All four roses grew vigorously and are now comparable in size and productivity to the bushes I received from \"big\" rose companies.
I particularly like Gaye Hammond, which lives up to its billing as an extraordinary vigorous and floriferous rose. It\'s got a shrub like growth habit - low and wide - and there are so many flowers the branches sag down under the weight of the blossom. Color comparable to Gold Medal: starts as intense yellow with orange edging, fades to pale yellow then year white. Shape: starts as urn-shaped blossom, opens out into a pouffy yellow old garden rose crysanthemum style. I like it better than Julia Child, it\'s a more vigorous and more interesting rose.
On May 16th, 2017, quitaque added the following:
Update 5-17-17. All four roses grew vigorously and are now comparable in size and productivity to the bushes I received from "big" rose companies.
I particularly like Gaye Hammond, which lives up to its billing as an extraordinary vigorous and floriferous rose. It's got a shrub like growth habit - low and wide - and there are so many flowers the branches sag down under the weight of the blossom. Color comparable to Gold Medal: starts as intense yellow with orange edging, fades to pale yellow then year white. Shape: starts as urn-shaped blossom, opens out into a pouffy yellow old garden rose crysanthemum style. I like it better than Julia Child, it's a more vigorous and more interesting rose.
|On May 12, 2016, cheyotto Rockland, MA wrote:
This is my first year ordering roses online and I want to pay it forward because of those of you who wrote reviews that helped me. I bought about 20 roses here. Like "mnemier" mentioned, most of the roses are small in size and not mature. Expect to receive roses with thinner canes. To give you an idea, cane height was anywhere from 7" (Grus an Aachen, Earth Angel, and Aloha were the smallest) to about 12". I expected many to be damaged through the mail (new to this), however almost all of them came through great. They were packaged nice and neat I thought. All lined up and against each other. They were also wrapped in brown paper. Prices were right here so that is why I bought so many. You get what you pay for. I will report as they mature.
|On May 6, 2016, sadlerkoske Omaha, NE wrote:
I recently ordered 4 roses from Chamblee's. I am so pleased with my order! Nice, big, potted roses, even a blossom or two coming up already.
|On Apr 12, 2015, cleininger2 Bonner Springs, KS wrote:
Ordered 6 roses at an excellent price and they all arrived blooming large, potted plants and appear to be very healthy. Very pleased.
|On Feb 20, 2014, bluebuster77 Belmont, CA wrote:
Posted on February 20, 2014, updated February 20, 2014
On February 20th, 2014, bluebuster77 added the following:
Not kidding but fast shipping one gallon roses with cheaper prices. Once I bought from chamblee, I want for more. First time I order one David Austin rose and this time several roses including mini, climber and David Austin. No disappointment. Happy gardener here. Else where selling small roses in band pot asking for twice the price. Roses have strong root ball, healthy, I wouldn't worry about not thriving. I wish chamblee offer more rare varieties. Thanks
On February 20th, 2014, bluebuster77 added the following:
No aphids on my any roses, I will eat the aphids anyway..no complain :)
|On Jan 17, 2014, Jo531 Garland, TX wrote:
I have bought about a dozen roses from Chamblee's. Fortunately for me, it's a two-hour drive. Their prices are about a third of the local ones; and the quality is great. I went on a tour there showing us how they grow their thousands of roses. I use their website to see what they have, educate myself about the roses on the internet, and about twice a year, I drive there to buy some new ones during the Tyler Azalea Trail in March/April and the Rose Festival in October. I am impressed with their service, their quality growing program, their roses, and their variety. I have about 50 rose bushes, which bloom about 8 months out of the year. I am particularly fond of the drift roses, about 35 of them. I found a rose bud in January after some cold weather in the 20's. Order in the off season before they get real busy and before it gets too hot. Fall and spring are best shipping times. They are my favorite nursery.
|On Apr 8, 2013, Isabellaky Lexington, KY wrote:
I purchased five roses from Chamblee's Rose Nursery and am very pleased with them. The roses came in three days from TX to Ky . They were in excellent condition and in containers, nicely wrapped. The roses look very healthy. One had a rosebud, and was true to tag name. I am very pleased with the value and quality of their roses, and plan to order more roses from them in the future.
|On Mar 18, 2013, BrisbaneAnne Brisbane, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
I ordered 2 roses from this nursery. They were recommended by several online forums on roses. The shipping was very fast, packaged well. The plants looked healthy. I was delighted to discover a bud on the mini yesterday! Thank you.
|On Feb 17, 2013, flowerchild67 Athens, TX wrote:
I have been buying roses from Chamblee's for about 20 yrs. Since I live nearby, I go each year in early spring to make my choices. I have found the quality of the roses is very good and it is a real treat to go though their greenhouses and see/smell the many roses. I'll be there again in mid-March.
|On Dec 6, 2012, DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on May 16, 2012, updated December 6, 2012
On December 6th, 2012, DonnaMack added the following:
I wanted to follow up on my Chamblees purchase earlier this year. The Glamis Castle that I purchased performed beautifully. It is a perfectly balanced plant that bloomed throughout the season (it is attempting to bloom here in December on warmer days). It is 80% the size of the Glamis at my former home, which I sold in September. That rose is at least seven years old.
I have been growing roses since 2003 and I would have to say that this is the best performance I have ever seen from a rose. It looks 3-4 years old in its maturity and shape, and gives me great pleasure each time I step into the garden.
|On Oct 4, 2012, kimmy222 Reading, PA wrote:
Posted on September 26, 2012, updated October 4, 2012
On October 4th, 2012, kimmy222 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Although I wasn't hearing from Chamblee through those e-mails (frustrating), the correct rose did arrive at my door today. Like the others they sent me weeks ago, their roses are the best I've ever ordered online and beat local nurseries in selection, price, and health. Definitely give them a try if you're on the fence.
|On May 30, 2012, alina_1 Gaithersburg, MD wrote:
Posted on May 18, 2012, updated May 30, 2012
On May 30th, 2012, alina_1 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I was out of town for several days. When I returned, I found an email from the company representative. The message said that the rose is true to name and the very light coloration will be changed to a darker one once the rose matures.
I am not convinced yet because all 3 flowers I had so far are white with pale pink edges.
However, the company sent a replacement. Fortunately, my neighbor picked up my packages for me while I was out of town. We had 90+F here and the rose would get fried in the package if left on the pouch.
I am changing the rating to positive because the company seems to be a responsible seller and because the quality of the plants is good. I would prefer a better communication though.
|On May 24, 2012, gracin Satsuma, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I can't praise Chamblee's strongly enough! I think they are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
|On May 22, 2012, strawberryhill 5a, IL wrote:
Posted on May 21, 2012, updated May 22, 2012
On May 20th, 2012, strawberryhill changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I planted my 4 roses: yes, the rootballs are MUCH bigger than band-size. The roses are bushy & healthy with many buds, here's a pic.: //i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/Straw17/chamblee.jpg
Eglantyne I received turned out to be James Galway, almost thornless with woody stems at base. I sent Chamblee the picture of my plant. I'll wait until its first bloom, then send the pic. again. Before ordering from them, I asked if sent the wrong rose, would they send me the correct rose for free? Chamblee said "yes" - and I hold them up to that promise.
I'll give them a few months, since roses may not be available immediately.
On May 21st, 2012, strawberryhill changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Getting the wrong plant happens all the time, I got 2 wrong roses with other nursery as well. It helps to notify the nursery immediately even when there's no bloom. I am familiar with Eglantyne's leaves that died on me this past winter, and notified Chamblee right after I received the wrong one.
Chamblee notified me that they'll ship out my correct Eglantyne today. I give them credit for prompt service. Yes, I'll buy from them again for the health and big size of their roses.
On May 22nd, 2012, strawberryhill added the following:
In Chamblee's printed catalog, they stated "All claims concerning errors in varieties or damages must be notified when delivered within 24 hours and claims must be made in writing within 10 days." They gave me prompt service since I called them within 24 hours, and e-mail the pics. of the wrong rose immediately.
Since the last day of delivery is May 15, I called the nursery ahead to confirm the delivery date and what I have ordered, and they were glad to double-check. Their customer service has always been nice and pleasant for all inquiries.
|On May 6, 2012, bryana Albany, NY wrote:
Posted on April 16, 2011, updated May 6, 2012
On April 16th, 2011, bryana added the following:
It was a horrible winter in upstate NY upper zone 5. It hit 15 below zero, it was brutally cold, windy, ice storms and one of the top ten snowiest winters. Some plants I had established died.
The hardy buck roses from Chamblees were given no protection. They are alive and well and covered in new green buds waiting to leaf out. If you have given up on roses as an expensive high maintenance annual give these a try - they survived the acid test!
On May 6th, 2012, bryana added the following:
I ordered 4 hardy buck roses - all were very healthy had good root systems. One had two large canes broken off - but after pruning and watering with some fish emulsion the remaining one is doing nicely. Great place for roses that can survive new england winters.
|On Apr 2, 2012, May_Z Grass Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I placed my order and requested a certain ship date, and they shipped right on time! The roses received (one "The Fairy", two "Lion's Fairy Tale") were all very healthy with healthy foliage and lots of new growth. It has been two weeks and they are doing very very well, one has a bud already! The quality of the roses is outstanding, the communication is great! A fabulous experience in all respects. I look forward to my next purchase.
|On Mar 17, 2012, SmockingRN Columbia, LA wrote:
I ordered 4 David Austin Roses from this company on 2/28/12 and received an immediate email confirmation. My roses were delivered 3/5/12, as requested. These roses arrived in pots and are beautifully healthy and undamaged. All have buds and one, Heritage, has a bloom open and what a scent! I am so impressed with this company and their service and will be ordering more roses ASAP!
|On Feb 14, 2012, amut Pekin, IN wrote:
Posted on September 22, 2011, updated February 14, 2012
On February 14th, 2012, amut added the following:
So far, so good! All still looking good even though with the crazy winter, when I pruned I noticed new growth, so I'm very curious how they will do this year but since they are own-root, I'm not too concerned.
|On Dec 2, 2011, shoshana58 Russellville, AR wrote:
Posted on January 20, 2010, updated December 2, 2011
On December 2nd, 2011, shoshana58 added the following:
I would like to update my comments. In October 2010 I grabbed the chance while driving through Texas to visit Chamblees' Roses and bought half a dozen more roses. Like the others I bought some years ago, they have thrived beautifully. I don't know the company's secret for producing such vigorous roses, but all of mine are happy, even in partial shade. I would add to my former recommendations (for southern gardeners) "Old Blush" and Francis Dubreuil," both of which are still blooming on December 2!
|On Oct 10, 2011, Bella451 Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Posted on October 3, 2011, updated October 10, 2011
On October 10th, 2011, Bella451 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Chamblee's promptly re-shipped the three roses on Monday 3 October. The roses were received on Thursday 6 October. These roses were healthier than the previous ones that were sent. The plants were a bit larger, the soil was still damp. However, there were some minor cane damage during shipping, nothing much to worry about. I think if Chamblee's can come up with a better packaging for protecting the plants they would arrive in a lot better condition.
|On Sep 16, 2011, awb_1 Pahrump, NV wrote:
Received four rose bushes ordered a few months ago. The pot soil was still damp on arrival, and the plants are very healthy.
|On Sep 14, 2011, balefire Proctor, AR wrote:
I ordered 5 roses on Sat, they shipped on Mon and arrived on Wed. The roses are beautiful! The best quality plants I have ever received. They were still damp and were packed securely. Chamblee’s cost a little more then another place I ordered roses from last year, but their quality is so much better the extra cost was a bargain!
|On Sep 4, 2011, peevel Jonesboro, AR wrote:
I made a 6 hour road trip to Tyler Labor Day weekend to shop here. I came back with 2 dozen 1 gallon roses in the trunk of my car. It really helped to be there rather than try to make a selection from a catalog. The saleswoman was helpful and knowledgeable. I look forward to see all these own root roses get established in my garden for years to come.
|On Jul 25, 2011, phdler Homer, NY wrote:
First order from Chamblee Roses. Ordered 2 plants (wanted more but they were sold out of others). Jude the Obscure was gorgeous and bloomed this year. Graham Thomas was puny and scrawny (under 6") and although it seems healthy now, and has leafed out, it has not grown much taller. Rating is based on my hope that it will flourish by the end of the summer or early next spring. Stay tuned....
|On Jun 19, 2011, cweldon12618 Tyler, TX wrote:
Can't go wrong!!!!! The very best own root roses.
|On Jun 10, 2011, sunsign5 Ipswich, MA wrote:
Posted on June 1, 2011, updated June 10, 2011
On June 1st, 2011, sunsign5 added the following:
Received three more beautiful healthy roses! This seller is amazing...7 roses ordered and every one was beautiful, healthy and growing wonderfully in my garden.
Costs me a fortune in shipping to Massachusetts from them, but WELL WORTH IT to receive such wonderful quality roses.
On June 10th, 2011, sunsign5 added the following:
Received another rose today. Beautiful large healthy rose. Bushy and ready to be planted.
I purchased 8 roses in all from Chamblee's Rose Nursery this year. All 8 were beautiful, large healthy condition with excellent packing and shipping.
Such a reliable company. Don't know why anyone would roses anywhere else.
|On May 22, 2011, grownsk Star City, AR wrote:
Over the past 3-4 weeks my wife and I ordered 48 roses from Chamblee in two different shipments...The first shipment arrived and the roses were very nice in size with few broken limbs....The second shipment was of slightly less quality....Most plants were nice size...there were more broken limbs but I believe it is because the plants were so tall. My disappointment was that a few of the roses were tiny....mainly the David Austin roses I ordered....One rose was just sticks with no leaves....I am hoping with a lil TLC it will survive and make a good bush. All in all I am still happy with the company and will continue to order from them....I just wished that the David Austin roses in the second order had been as big as the first order but maybe in a few months no one will be able to tell the difference....Chamblees is a good company with good products with a good price....I will be ordering from them again when fall shipping starts up.
|On May 18, 2011, blossomdays Austin, TX wrote:
The first time I ordered from this company, April, I ordered nine roses. They were healthy and well packaged. I was very pleased with the roses so submitted another order in May. Those just arrived in good shape. The condition of the roses makes me confident they'll be beautiful additions to my garden. I'd definitely order from this company again. As a plus, they have an extensive selection.
|On May 4, 2011, Kandi7 Tekamah, NE wrote:
Posted on March 7, 2011, updated May 4, 2011
On May 4th, 2011, Kandi7 added the following:
I really cannot say enough good things about this nursery. Roses arrive healthy, well packed, and sometimes blooming! They transplant well. This really is just a wonderful company!!!
|On May 2, 2011, pmabreu Norton, MA wrote:
Received my first order from Chamblee's last week of 6 roses and they were beautiful. Great looking plants, some already blooming, and packed nicely so no delivery damage. They have a great selection and the prices are very reasonable especially compared to your local nursery.
|On Apr 30, 2011, dirt_idig Stuart, VA wrote:
I ordered roses from Chamblee's because of the positive feedback posted here on garden watchdog. I was not disappointed. This is an excellent rose supplier with a wide selection and shipping in gallon sized pots. Some of the roses were blooming even though they had traveled half way across the country packed in a cardboard box. I am very impressed and would encourage anyone to order from this vendor.
|On Apr 25, 2011, walshee Addison, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on May 16, 2005, updated April 25, 2011
On April 25th, 2011, walshee added the following:
Another spring and another trip to Chamblee's for more roses. If you ever get to visit this nursery, you will find the staff to be very helpful and very knowledgeable. This year, I purchased 5 plants and all of them are gorgeous and because they're from Chamblee's, I know they are healthy.
|On Mar 31, 2011, JonSchneider Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Posted on September 30, 2010, updated March 31, 2011
On September 30th, 2010, JonSchneider added the following:
September 30, 2010
I have just received my third order from Chamblee's. Once again their plants and their customer service are superior. It is not hard to see why they are in the top 30 list.
On March 31st, 2011, JonSchneider added the following:
Several weeks ago I received another order of David Austin Roses from this superb nursery. Service was quick and dependable. The quality of my roses was excellent as was their packaging. These bushes are already blooming with large florist quality blooms. This company is well deserving of a top 30 rating. I recommend them to fellow gardeners frequently.
|On Mar 31, 2011, funmagick2000 Alamogordo, NM wrote:
I ordered the Julia Child Rose from this company. Received it in perfect condition. Planted it in full sun and it is doing great. I just got my first rose and it is beautiful, I will order from this company again.
|On Mar 10, 2011, xenya North East, MD wrote:
This was my first order with Chamblees, for eleven roses. They arrived today, packed very well. They all look healthy, and several even have flower buds on them! I can hardly wait to get them into the ground..They have a great selection and prices, and I will definitely be ordering from them again.
|On Feb 6, 2011, gardenluver2 Katy, TX wrote:
I have ordered something like 100+ roses from many different rose growers over the past decade, including Chamblee's. Chamblee's is my preferred grower over all the rest. Their customer service is excellent, orders (except for one) have always been accurate on arrival and the one time it wasn't they didn't give me any trouble and shipped the correct rose to me post haste! I have never had a rose die on me from Chamblees (that I didn't kill myself, that is). This is not the case from other growers. For instance, I have ordered from the Antique Rose Emporium before, and while I love their wide selection, one of the roses they sent me died shortly after arrival (I suspect from cane dieback, it had been pruned for shipment) and it was like pulling teeth getting them to accept responsibility and ship another one.
|On Oct 8, 2010, bungalow1056 Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered roses from Chamblee's for Fall planting this year. It was my first experience ordering from the nursery. The transaction was easy, shipping prompt and packaging safe. The plants (Don Juan & Clotilde Soupert) are of excellent size with mature, substantial root systems. The nursery's prices are significantly lower than some of the other rose farms from which I've ordered. I will definitely order from Chamblee's again!
|On Sep 17, 2010, monniemon Lansdale, PA wrote:
I ordered 6 potted roses from Chamblee's and the order arrived yesterday. The roses were outstanding, they were alot bigger than expected,some had blooms. Chamblee's packaged them with care, they were still moist, just very healthy large plants.
|On Sep 5, 2010, emerrick Selden, NY wrote:
it took me awhile to post this but after receiving bad roses from another company had to post this .youre company is special, youre roses are the best they came budded and healthy and vibrant . packed beautifully and priced right. keep up the good work and thank you for great roses