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Positive quitaque
(4 reviews)
On May 16, 2017, quitaque Avondale, LA wrote:

Posted on May 16, 2017, updated May 16, 2017
Posted on February 8, 2017, updated May 16, 2017
Ordered four roses on 12-30-16.

They arrived promptly by two day shipping in good condition. The roses are one year old own-root roses and, thus, canes are a good bit smaller than two year old bare root dormant grafted roses which one typically receives from a larger company. However, these roses were not dormant, were in full foliage and two of the four already had buds. They adapted quickly to their new home in South Louisiana and all four are doing well.

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.
Positive cheyotto
(4 reviews)
On May 12, 2016, cheyotto Rockland, MA (Zone 6b) 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.

Positive sadlerkoske
(3 reviews)
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.
Note to others: I paused ordering, worried how shipping would turn out, b/c the cart says something like "we will notify you of shipping cost after you order," but that is not the case. It tells you the shipping cost before the final screen, so you DO see the shipping total before you pay.

Positive cleininger2
(4 reviews)
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.

Positive bluebuster77
(26 reviews)
On Feb 20, 2014, bluebuster77 Belmont, CA wrote:

Posted on February 20, 2014, updated February 20, 2014
Posted on April 25, 2012, updated February 20, 2014
Ordered David Austin's Tradescent rose. Healhy and good size plant in gallon pot, even I saw new white roots pop up from root ball during shipping. Means well rooted and easy to transfer to larger pot. Packaging was awesome, some canes folded (not broken) during shipping but I stalked them, and now in better condition. NO PROBLEM! Shipping time accurately as requested. I like their plant form compared to roses from other suppliers. Even I regrets that I ordered band size roses from other supplier with same price+ higher shipping. Only issue for Chamblee is that rose selection not very clear to identify what exactly I'm looking for. Should be Hybrid Tea/Floribunda rather than Garden Roses/Earth Kind Roses.

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 complain :)
Positive Jo531
(1 review)
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.

Positive Isabellaky
(1 review)
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.

Positive BrisbaneAnne
(31 reviews)
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.

Positive flowerchild67
(4 reviews)
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.

Positive kimmy222
(7 reviews)
On Oct 4, 2012, kimmy222 Reading, PA wrote:

Posted on September 26, 2012, updated October 4, 2012
I had placed my first order with this company after reading all of the positive reviews. My order shipped exactly when they said it would. When the order arrived, the roses were in very good condition. The problem that arose was the I received the wrong rose. The order was for a Jude the Obscure, Golden Celebration, and Sharifa Asma. I received a Pat Austin instead of Golden Celebration. I immediately contacted the company and Katherine responded. She apologized and said they would ship the correct rose Monday of last week. Unfortunately, the correct rose never arrived. I contacted Chamblee and asked if it was shipped and explained that I didn't receive a shipping confirmation code. No response. I waited several more days and e-mailed them again. Still no response.

Great roses.
Not so great customer service. :(

Looks like I will not be receiving the Golden Celebration that I was expecting. I'll keep you posted if the correct rose arrives.
Order #: 6751

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.
Positive alina_1
(9 reviews)
On May 30, 2012, alina_1 Gaithersburg, MD wrote:

Posted on May 18, 2012, updated May 30, 2012
I hate to leave a negative feedback, especially for such a reputable company. Unfortunately, my first and only experience with them was not positive at all.

I ordered two roses on April 9th. I requested the earliest available shipping date - April 16th because we are having a very early spring. On April 23rd, I called and asked whether my order was shipped. The person I spoke with said that they will ship it next week IF I WANT. What is the point of asking a preferable shipping date at the time of ordering??

I received the order on May 9th finally. The roses are good size, but stressed after being packed in the box. I order a lot online and I've seen a better packing, but overall I was satisfied with the size and the quality of plants.

Both of them had buds already. Two days later, one of the buds on 'Dick Clark' rose opened and another one was about to open too. Well, it turned out to be something else, not 'Dick Clark'. To double check, I asked people on the Rose forum to take a look at pictures. Everyone who has Dick Clark says that rose is mislabeled.

I tried to call the nursery several times - did not reach anyone. I send an email with pictures to them. I got a short response asking whether all pictures are of the same rose. I said 'Yes' and sent more pictures with better light. It was seven days ago. No response to that original conversation. Neither to the following email.

Very disappointed.

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.
Positive gracin
(2 reviews)
On May 24, 2012, gracin Satsuma, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I can't praise Chamblee's strongly enough! I think they are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

I ordered four roses from them last month, and I am now looking at one of them (Caldwell Pink) with 7 beautiful blooms. I was so impressed with the size of the plants in my first order, that I placed a second order for nine more roses a couple weeks later. Again, when my second order arrived, I was very pleased with the size of the plants, and four of the bushes were in bloom.
That order arrived last Thursday. A day or two ago, I was
watering, and I started looking carefully at the Chamblee
roses because Seminole Wind seemed to have two canes that were crossed. Imagine my delight when I realized that there were two separate plants! The other pots are the same.
Some have two plants, some have three. So not only does
Chamblee undersell everyone else, they give you two or three times the number of roses. One of their gallon bushes is equal to two or three bands from some of the other mail order nurserys. I just don't think it gets any better than this!!!!!

Positive strawberryhill
(4 reviews)
On May 22, 2012, strawberryhill 5a, IL wrote:

Posted on May 21, 2012, updated May 22, 2012
Posted on May 20, 2012, updated May 21, 2012
Posted on May 16, 2012, updated May 20, 2012
I received my 4 Austin roses today: Eglantyne, Charles Darwin, Scepter d' Isle, and Evelyn. They are HUGE plants, heavy with roots. I measured Eglantyne with a ruler, it was almost 2 feet tall, with 6 thick woody basal canes. The rest have 3 buds/bloom, and I can sniff the heavenly blooms of Charles Darwin, Scepter d'Isle, and Evelyn.

I ordered live-plants from 4 other nurseries before, and Chamblee's Rose end up with the biggest plants. For the sheer weight of the rootball, it was well worth the shipping cost. Customer service has always been "pleasant Southern courtesy", and they patiently answered my questions about the scent and thorns of each rose. I don't see any worms whatsoever in the pots - their roses are 100% healthy. For the huge size of these, they surely will sail through my zone 5a winter.

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.: //

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.

Positive bryana
(72 reviews)
On May 6, 2012, bryana Albany, NY wrote:

Posted on April 16, 2011, updated May 6, 2012
Posted on November 11, 2010, updated April 16, 2011
I ordered 4 'Hardy Buck' roses for northern climates. They were healthy well rooted specimens and all grew quickly and bloomed.

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.
Positive May_Z
(9 reviews)
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.

Positive SmockingRN
(1 review)
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!

Positive amut
(4 reviews)
On Feb 14, 2012, amut Pekin, IN wrote:

Posted on September 22, 2011, updated February 14, 2012
Great experience, start to finish! I ordered 8 David Austins and 1 climbing Cecile Brunner. All arrived exactly on time, very healthy & leafy, bigger than I expected based on other comments, soil still damp, some even had blooms to the delight of my 2-1/2 year old daughter. Will be planting this weekend and mulching well. Will update in the spring when they get going. The shipping cost was reasonable considering they were shipped in one gallon containers and it was still much more reasonable than if I'd have ordered from any other nursery. I will definitely be ordering again soon.

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.
Positive shoshana58
(1 review)
On Dec 2, 2011, shoshana58 Russellville, AR wrote:

Posted on January 20, 2010, updated December 2, 2011
Six years ago I ordered 7 antique roses from Chamblees. They were small but very healthy plants, and I'm happy to report that all are now extremely vigorous shrubs. I've bought roses from other sources, but none have thrived as well as Chamblees'. They have an excellent selection, though their website is not as appealing or user-friendly as other companies' websites. However, the roses have proven outstanding!!

For those who wish to start with antique roses and garden in the south, I would especially recommend "Monsieur Tillier," "Maggie," and "Souvenir de la Malmaison." These are all constant bloomers for me (zone 7B), fragrant, resistant to black-spot, and vigorous. All three, once established, bloomed for me without cease from April to late November!

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!
Positive Bella451
(1 review)
On Oct 10, 2011, Bella451 Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Posted on October 3, 2011, updated October 10, 2011
After hearing all of the great things about this company, I finally decided to place my first rose order. I ordered six Austin roses – Evelyn, Charles Darwin, L.D. Braithwaite, Molineux, Gertrude Jekyll and Tradescant. The roses were to ship on Monday 26 September and were received late Thursday night. First thing that went wrong was that Chamblee’s sent the order to the incorrect address. They printed the billing address instead of the shipping address (two very different addresses mind you). After anxiously waiting for my first order to show up, imagine how disappointed I was to learn from UPS very late Thursday that they were at the billing address wanting to deliver the plants. After pleading with UPS to try to deliver soon as the order contained live plants, the order was finally delivered late Thursday night.

Upon opening the box on arrival – these were my observations. All six plants were squished together in the box. The only sort of protection for the plants was a brown paper sleeve around each plant. After carefully unpacking each plant, I observed that all had suffered damages. The soil was dry. There were lots of broken limbs. Some of them even had buds that were broken off. Lots of the leaves were yellowed and had fallen off. The ones that had the most damage were Charles Darwin, Evelyn and L.D. Braithwaite. Most of canes on these were either broken off completely or bent.

I sent two emails to Chamblee’s. I got no response so I decided to follow up with a phone call. The person who answered told me that they are not responsible for the damages the plants received during shipping. I told her that it was obvious that they were not packaged properly in the first place, as they were all squashed together with only a paper sleeve for protection. She told me to just cut off all of the broken canes and the plants should be fine. These plants were small to begin with, so when I cut off most of the canes, I would be left with a very sorry looking plant. Maybe they would regain their health, but am I paying for inferior plants that are damaged? How long would I have to wait for these to catch up to the way they were before? I expressed all of my concerns to no avail.

I also informed the person about the incorrect delivery address on the box. She claimed as it was an internet order it is the address that was listed. I have an order confirmation that clearly shows shipping and billing addresses as two completely different addresses.

I am totally disappointed in Chamblee’s. The roses shipped were of mediocre quality at best. The packaging was very poor. Delivery was attempted at the incorrect address. And to top it off their customer service was also poor. Not only did they not reply to my emails, they did little to reassure me.

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.
Positive awb_1
(9 reviews)
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.

Positive balefire
(2 reviews)
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!

Positive peevel
(5 reviews)
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.

Positive phdler
(22 reviews)
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....

Positive cweldon12618
(4 reviews)
On Jun 19, 2011, cweldon12618 Tyler, TX wrote:

Can't go wrong!!!!! The very best own root roses.

Positive sunsign5
(21 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2011, sunsign5 Ipswich, MA wrote:

Posted on June 1, 2011, updated June 10, 2011
Posted on May 6, 2011, updated June 1, 2011
I received 4 beautiful roses. All large size and healthy. Very well packed and growing beautifully. Very dependable source for roses on the internet.

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.
Positive grownsk
(5 reviews)
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.

Positive blossomdays
(3 reviews)
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.

Positive Kandi7
(13 reviews)
On May 4, 2011, Kandi7 Tekamah, NE wrote:

Posted on March 7, 2011, updated May 4, 2011
I easily have over 100 roses in my gardens. The healthiest and best have come from Chamblee's. My first rose order of the year is always from them. Only if they don't carry the rose do I look elsewhere and only if its a rose I really really desire. Otherwise if Chamblee's doesn't carry it, I wait until they do. The roses do arrive small; however, by the end of the season they've caught up to roses that were planted in previous years and I'm zone 5 so I have a shorter growing season. The only downside is I wish their search engine on their website offered a few more ways to narrow down the rose varieties (fragrance, zone, color, size, etc). But otherwise, there is no rose nursery I'd rather do business with.

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!!!
Positive pmabreu
(6 reviews)
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.

Positive dirt_idig
(7 reviews)
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.

Positive walshee
(5 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2011, walshee Addison, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Posted on May 16, 2005, updated April 25, 2011
I was so satisfied with the service and the roses( 3 ballerina rose bushes) that I decided to buy more this year. They won't sacrifice quality for a buck and have stopped shipping until fall. It's too hot on the trucks for the roses and they'd rather lose a sale than send stressed-out roses! How's that for integrity?

I'm lucky- I'm only 70 miles from Tyler, TX and made the trip. The greenhouses are amazing- 300 roses to choose from, easy to find everything, and, a staff that actually wants to help you and, they really knows roses. Why can't every business operate this way???

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.
Positive JonSchneider
(12 reviews)
On Mar 31, 2011, JonSchneider Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Posted on September 30, 2010, updated March 31, 2011
Posted on November 21, 2008, updated September 30, 2010
I just recieved my first order from this company. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the roses ordered and the quality of customer service. I can easily see ordering from them in the future

Fleming Island, Florida

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.
Positive funmagick2000
(1 review)
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.

Positive xenya
(9 reviews)
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.

Positive gardenluver2
(1 review)
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.

Chamblees roses are also very reasonably priced.

If I could change anything about Chamblees I would have them add more exemplar pictures of the roses to the site, have some pictures of roses in different types of gardens (like cottage vs formal) and broaden the way they aggregate roses - they need categories like "full, low growing shrub roses" or "mannerly climbers" vs "house eaters". With a decade of rose growing, Chamblees is pretty much the only grower I order from unless I can't find the variety in their shop.

Positive bungalow1056
(7 reviews)
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!

Positive monniemon
(10 reviews)
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.

I plan for Chamblee's to be the place for my rose needs from now on. I had called mid order to replace one rose with another, the representative was helpful, respectful very kind. The next day i called and added another rose to the order, they shipped them together as i asked. It has been a very pleasureable experience with this company, and believe me, i have order from them all, i have 88 roses, some companies are not so good with customer service, some send you nearly dead plants, but to do business with a company that has great customer service and great roses, well thats a plus. This one is a keeper!!!

Positive emerrick
(3 reviews)
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

Positive DothanAL
(2 reviews)
On Jul 5, 2010, DothanAL Dothan, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Earlier this year I received 5 roses from Chamblees and have enjoy watching them grow and bloom all spring/ summer and they are stil growing healthy, strong with lots of blooms. I was a bit concerned because of my deep southeast Alabama location, but I have to tell you my 2 Abraham Darby's, Sharifa Asma, Heritage and Tess of the D'Urberbilles are just simply gorgeous. I highly recommend Chamblee, thank you for such quality roses.

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