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|On Nov 25, 2020, robbdogr Long Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
Posted on November 5, 2020, updated November 25, 2020
On November 25th, 2020, robbdogr changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I switched my rating from negative to neutral because all of the bulbs are finally starting to show some growth, including the shriveled sad white Amaryllis belladonnas that I was unsure was going to make it. My pink ones that have been in the ground for years, from a neighbor, already have lots of lush foliage 12 inches long. The foliage on my new ones are barely an inch and stunted and anemic looking, but at least they are alive. Now I have to wait years to see if they are true to color. I have about 40 pinks ones so I am really hoping they are white as advertized.
|On Jul 6, 2020, CraftsmanJunky Portland, OR wrote:
I have ordered from Easy to Grow bulbs 3 or 4 times in the past year and they have been mostly positive with some negative parts. I got 20 bareroot hosta in 2019 and they arrived and looked healthy and grew well. Most of them survived and the ones that didn't I believe died because I didn't water them enough. I bought several bareroot plants this spring and most of them did well. Two of our sulphur bleeding hearts did not come up, but the company did agree to give us a credit. (Not a refund mind you, but a credit I have to spend with them.)
|On Nov 2, 2019, carolinaruby Wilmington, NC wrote:
Posted on November 3, 2019, updated November 3, 2019
On November 2nd, 2019, carolinaruby added the following:
Edited to add: I forgot to say that in the same order as the Dancing-Queen-that-should-be-Aphrodite amaryllis, I also had a Temptation amaryllis and a number of Bridal Crown narcissus that all performed exceptionally. Credit where credit is due!
|On Dec 11, 2017, esedgwick Tallahassee, FL wrote:
Posted on November 26, 2017, updated December 11, 2017
On May 15th, 2017, esedgwick changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Very shortly after posting the above comments, I received an email letting me know the order had been delayed due to a back-ordered item that was overdue from their supplier. I was told the back-ordered item would be cancelled and refunded, and the balance of the order shipped. The plants arrived fairly soon thereafter, but the refund took a month and two additional emails from me.
The bulbs and plants were in good shape overall, and of decent size for the price. Several of the rain lilies have bloomed already, within just a few weeks of being planted. My only complaint on quality was that the cardiocrinum was potted in peat moss, and rotted within a few weeks of arrival. But I take partial responsibility for this, since I should have planted it out or repotted into better draining soil immediately.
On balance, while the communication was a bit frustrating, in rating the company I basically ask myself whether I would order from them again, and the answer is yes - they have some hard to find items at good prices and friendly, if somewhat spotty, customer service.
On November 26th, 2017, esedgwick changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
I recently made a second order with Easy to Grow Bulbs. Shipping was quick and they promptly refunded the price of some trout lillies that turned out to be unavailable. Some of the bulbs looked good (daffodils, e.g.). However, some of the other bulbs - all of the other trout lilies and a fritillaria - were stone dead (desiccated);-and others had been damaged. There were moths hatching out of the fritillaria, and heavy mold on some of the giant white squill that had been damaged (presumably in digging). I contacted the company and received no response (although the autoreply said they typically reply within 24 hours). Six days later, I wrote again, politely but firmly letting them know I would take the issue up with my credit card company. I received a response the same day, saying that they would issue a refund. That was six days ago, and I just checked my credit card account to find that no refund was issued.
On December 11th, 2017, esedgwick changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
After my previous note on Garden Watchdog, a company rep reached out and refunded my entire order, which was certainly more than I expected, given that some of the plants were fine.
|On Dec 8, 2017, collectorpalms College Station, TX wrote:
First time ordering daffodil bulbs from this company. Their website advertises big bulbs. In fact, the Ice Follies are listed as 16-18 cm.
|On Apr 16, 2017, Shane_Wilson09 Waxahachie, TX wrote:
I am a beginning gardener. I bought ~$100 in bulbs from Easytogrowbulbs in two orders. Orders were shipped fairly fast.
|On Feb 24, 2017, no_regrets San Diego, CA wrote:
Posted on March 17, 2008, updated February 24, 2017
On February 24th, 2017, no_regrets changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I am a very faithful customer of Easy to Grow Bulbs, and place an order of ~$100 at least twice a year. Over time, I've noticed their prices have gone up, the quality of their products has declined slightly, and shipping costs are no longer competitive. I understand the cost of shipping is beyond their control, but somehow, it seems that there are many other bulb companies out there who are managing somehow. Longfield, for example, offers free shipping with a $50 order (even though their product prices are a bit higher). Easy to Grow Bulbs offers free shipping with a $125+ order, and I remember it used to be less. I used to be bowled over by the diversity and quality of Easy to Grow Bulbs, but not so much anymore; it is still very good, vastly better than the big box stores, but just not as great as it used to be. Sometimes the bulbs arrive a little old, already sprouting and sometimes mushy; the bearded iris rhizomes used to be the size of softballs, with 3+ fans, and are now more like a piece of ginger root. And the prices are up. Not by a ton, but between the combination of the more mediocre product, higher prices, and shipping rates, I've found myself diversifying a bit more when it comes to my bulb purchases.
|On Jun 28, 2016, mwieder Beachwood, OH wrote:
Ordered over $100 worth of bulbs from them.
|On May 25, 2015, RandyLahey Cleveland, OH wrote:
First time customer of Easy To Grow. I decided to pick up some Australia cannas from them since they are one of the few vendors who have them and are very reputable. I picked up 12 bulbs and one bareroot hardy geranium. The bulbs were what I expected and looked nice and healthy. I was able to rototill and plant them the day after arrival. At just over a month later, only 5 of the 12 have sprouted. The geranium has yet to show any signs of life either. I had ordered more of the same type of canna from Longfield about a week after I received my bulbs from Easy and 13 out of 15 of those bulbs have sprouted now. The 2 that haven't sprouted yet had damaged stems from removing them from packaging. The speed at which my newer set of bulbs came up has me concerned that the rest of the bulbs from Easy that haven't sprouted will not. Overall, I'm fairly disappointed, but I'll give it more time before a final review
|On Jul 5, 2013, Fatbun East Richmond Heights, CA wrote:
I ordered amaryllis bulbs from ETGB for the first time this spring and the shipping was very quick with excellent packaging. The sale price was very good at $5-6/bulb and the bulbs arrived healthy looking. I was rather pleased with the purchase. Well, the free bulb pack, I think liatris (?), was too dried up to grow though since none showed any sign of life after planting.
|On Oct 6, 2012, biggfurrydogz Auburn,
United States wrote:
This would be Negative had it not been for the quality of the merchandise.
|On May 10, 2012, bloom79 Arlington, MA wrote:
Posted on April 17, 2012, updated May 10, 2012
On April 17th, 2012, bloom79 added the following:
I made a mistake when I stated all the plants did not sprout, the peonies did sprout and are very nice.
The tulips, crocus and oxalis did not sprout. Hence I am leaving this negative.
On May 10th, 2012, bloom79 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Updating to Neutral as Jill from Easy to Grow Bulbs got in touch with me. She has promised to credit the bulbs that did not sprout. Will update review once the bulbs arrive and do well.
|On Mar 11, 2009, Chesterfield Duxbury, MA wrote:
I ordered dahlia tubers and glad bulbs from the company this winter. The glad bulbs arrived in great shape, along with a free packet of gift bulbs that were also in great condition.
|On Apr 25, 2006, SnoopyPuppy Arlington, TX wrote:
I ordered 3 bags of Ranunculus Rainbow Mix (order number 3513) on July, 2005. Compared to those sold at Lowes, HD, or other online stores, Easytogrowbulbs' Ranunculus bulbs were big, but in all fairness, they were not 7+ cm (or 2.7+ inches) as advertised. The customer service was impeccable. I received my order within 3 days. It was very hot in Texas during the summer. So Easytogrowbulbs advised me storing the bulbs in a cool place. I followed their advice. I planted the bulbs in the second week of Jan, 2006. It is now the end of April, 2006. Of the 30 bulbs I planted, only 9 of them grew and are now blooming. So, I am kind of disappointed. That is the only reason that keeps me from returning to Easytogrowbulbs. I am very impressed with their services, but not with their products.