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|On Nov 2, 2017, macdogdaddy Happy Valley, OR wrote:
This was my first order with Van Engelen so I checked them out here at DG before ordering. Historically they have many positive reviews, however, the most recent several reviews (fall 2015) are solidly negative. So I took a chance ordering from them (fall 2017) hoping they'd gotten their act together, and I'm glad I did. Here's my experience.
|On Nov 22, 2016, collectorpalms College Station, TX wrote:
Posted on January 21, 2016, updated November 22, 2016
On January 21st, 2016, collectorpalms changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Linda with customer services contacted me after my review. She asked for pictures of the bulbs. She offered a replacement next Fall of the 200 Parrot Tulips that arrived in question and the 100 Synaeda Blue that became moldy in the Refridge.
Thank you Linda, looking forward to the bulbs next fall.
On November 22nd, 2016, collectorpalms added the following:
True to their word, I did receive 300 replacement bulbs in October without having to send out any reminders. They did show up in good condition and have not molded this year in the fridge so far. Hoping I can plant soon, come on cold weather!
|On Jun 7, 2016, Madisonwigarden Madison, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Love this company. I've ordered from Van Engelen for years. They have a great selection, great prices, and great bulbs. I have no clue why anyone would order bulbs from anywhere else.
|On Mar 14, 2015, deforestliz Sandy, UT wrote:
I waited to review until I saw my bulbs come up. My early bulbs are up and way better than I expected. They were advertised as second quality naturalizing bulbs and I planted 1,000 of them. The called them floriferous, but I did not expect 9 flowers from one bulb of a second quality. I have 1,000 in front which are just poking up because they are a later variety so I can't speak to them, but these have a quality making me wonder what first quality looks like. I got them because I wanted a mass planting and they were very cheap. It also looks like I will have over a month of blooms because the bulbs don't send up all the flower spikes at once, possible 6 weeks of flowers or more since it has already been 2 weeks and they are just hitting their stride. They got snowed on and frozen and it did not phase them.
|On Dec 18, 2014, Azurel Youngsville, NC wrote:
I ordered some end of season daffodil collections & lilies. The price was great, the order came promptly. (UPS had busted the box but the bulbs were in good condition). The box was VERY heavy for 115 bulbs. It turned out that they had given a very generous bonus either in number or quality (one bag had double-nosed, triple-nosed & even a few quadruple-nosed bulbs;the other bag was mostly singles but good sized and lots of extras. I could not be happier with my order.
|On Nov 26, 2014, Kat6778 Newry, SC wrote:
I placed my order with Van Engelen on November 21 2014. It was confirmed on November 22 2014 and I recieved the order today, on November 26 2014. I'm very impressed with the quick shipment. All the bulbs look healthy. The lilium bulbs are huge. Great experience. Will definitely order again.
|On Oct 29, 2014, quiltjean North Chelmsford, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:
VE and JS are great. I have ordered bulbs for our condo a couple of times, and they arrived in good shape. This last order had one moldy tulip out of 250 assorted bulbs. They're good sized, too.
|On Feb 1, 2014, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
I've placed orders with this company many times. Their selection is good, mistakes are rare, and we've gotten way fewer bad bulbs than the industry standard. Customer service has been good.
|On Oct 25, 2013, Patty57 Wake Forest, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
Just rec'd my fall shipment of bulbs!! Was very satisfied all around!! Customer Service was a positive experience as well.
|On Jul 31, 2013, nikesamothrace Houston, TX wrote:
This is my first use of Watchdog and my first post. I have ordered bulbs from Van Engelen since 1990. I have bought 1000's of bulbs and spent 100's of dollars. I have never had a bad experience. I was thinking about finding another supplier. I checked Watchdog results for other suppliers and was surprised to see so many negative comments for the other suppliers. So, I checked VE's ratings. I was not surprised to see such excellent ratings.
|On Apr 4, 2013, jacintac Fairfield, CT wrote:
Top size bulbs (unless described as landscape size) at great prices. I've purchased from them for years and they have yet to mess up the order or skim me on quantity or quality. Love this company!
|On Feb 7, 2013, pokerino Little Rock, AR wrote:
I placed an order during their end of season sale for crocus, tulip, and lily bulbs. The bulbs I received were fresher and healthier than an earlier mid-season order I placed with another popular and highly rated bulb company. They appear to have superior storage facilities and I found the tiered boxes used in shipping quite ingenious.
|On Dec 1, 2012, carolmo Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:
Ordered lilies late. The bulbs arrived in a few days. Bulbs were great. Very pleased.
|On Nov 3, 2012, Joseph_Cincy Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Last month, I ordered 1,310 bulbs from Van Engelen. It was my first time ordering bulbs in bulk. I found their web site easy to use and their prices very competitive. I requested that the bulbs be delivered during a small window, and they arrived on time as instructed. One of the other reviews complained about the packaging, but I found the bulbs smartly packaged in different internal boxes with sawdust cushioning. The bulbs themselves looked fine. I have no complaints, and I'll certainly order from Van Engelen again next year (obsession cannot be stopped). I'm looking forward to seeing hundreds of new flowers in the spring!
|On Oct 23, 2012, pamichen Huntington Woods, MI wrote:
Have ordered bulbs from this company for years-always wonderful. They arrive at the correct time for planting, are large and firm and grow beautifully. My bulb plants are much admired in spring, and now neighbors are ordering, also. I've never had any problem with this company. Helpful on the telephone with technical questions, also. I highly recommend them.
|On Nov 21, 2011, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I must say that I have enjoyed placing multiple orders with Van Engelen this fall season. Their ordering process is hassle fee, their website is streamlined and easy to use, their selection is good, their prices are great and the bulbs I have received have all been wonderful, firm, healthy specimens. Even their lily bulbs were of superb quality with large size and often with intact root systems. I can't wait to see how my spring garden will look next year with so many fine Van Engelen bulbs now safely planted and put to bed for the winter.
|On Nov 14, 2011, kerryb Danbury, CT wrote:
Ordered bulbs from them for my company. Arrived on time, look great, etc. I had ordered one of their tulip collections consisting of 6 different varieties. They duplicated one and left one variety out. I emailed them and within an hour someone got back to me and said they would ship the missing variety and I could keep the other 50 bulbs. Very nice and responsive!
|On Nov 6, 2011, bryana Albany, NY wrote:
I ordered the early spring collection, species crocus and tricolor crocus.
|On Oct 18, 2011, hoosierbananna Indianapolis, IN wrote:
I ordered the orienpet and asiatic lilly bulbs from the VanEngelen website: the price was great, the service was excellent, the bulbs were perfect. I am very pleased and highly recommend this company to others. Looking forward to next Spring to see these beauties in bloom.
|On Sep 20, 2011, caterino1 Newburgh, NY wrote:
I have been ordering from this company now for about four years and have had great luck with their products.Last year I ordered about 1200 bulbs, and all of them bloomed. I had a fantastic looking yard last spring.bulbs are healthy and are packed well. You would be crazy to buy your bulbs from anywhere else. Prices are very reasonable, If I'm planting a large display, I order from no one but these guys, Plus their customer service people are very friendly and helpful.
|On May 17, 2011, idanou Provincetown, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on October 27, 2010, updated May 18, 2011
On May 17th, 2011, idanou added the following:
What a turn out! Everything has performed amazingly, I don't think there was a bulb that didn't bloom. Still waiting on a couple of late spring varieties but they seem very strong and healthy. I'm not sure if its the soil amendments and organic fertilizer I use but most varieties have turned at least 1.5 times taller than expected.
They just relaunched their website for fall 2011 and I am most definitely placing a large order with them (and their sister company). I wouldn't buy fall bulbs anywhere else. Great product, great prices, great service, amazing performance.
|On Apr 6, 2011, ladybearscout60 Hendersonville, TN wrote:
Last fall I ordered from several companies. By far these bulbs were the biggest. When they bloomed this week, they were gorgeous. The blooms of the parrot tulips were huge and all the bulbs came up.
|On Mar 10, 2011, boru Altoona, WI wrote:
|On Feb 24, 2011, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:
Posted on January 29, 2011, updated February 24, 2011
On January 29th, 2011, aileen246 added the following:
Just wanted to add that the second stem had 6 blooms and a third stem has 4 more!!! Way to go!!!!!
On February 24th, 2011, aileen246 added the following:
The two amaryllis grown by the relatives were excellent also. My daughter-in-law reports SEVEN blooms on one stem!! Outstanding.!!
|On Oct 31, 2010, louietheliger Kingston, NY wrote:
I was surprised to see such vehement negativity from another customer from Kingston, NY. My sister is a professional landscape architect/garden designer and recommended Van Engelen several years ago. I purchase in bulk, according to my hardiness zone, and have always had success with everything I have ordered. Bulbs are huge, healthy, shipped during my growing season, and displays are magnificent. When I once called customer service regarding a few sub-standard bulbs (in a bulk order of over 300, late in the season, of last minute left over sale items) I was provided with an immediate remedy - replacement with items of like cost (the item was sold out) or an immediate credit. I always strongly recommend this company. My only wish is that they would carry other plant material in addition to bulbs.
|On Oct 25, 2010, ericfloyd Weatherford, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Very nice bulbs! The Southland Grand Mix were huge daffodil bulbs!
|On Oct 16, 2010, Crocosmia1 Highland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered Two varieties of Crocus and several hundred Tulips.
|On Oct 13, 2010, veryblessed Morehead, KY wrote:
Received my order of 100 bulbs and already have them in the ground. Bulbs were huge, healthy and shipped right on time. I will buy from them again!
|On May 30, 2010, Larry1940 Portland, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
|On Dec 7, 2009, apdiamond Great Falls, VA wrote:
Van Engelen is as good as it gets. They have been providing bulbs for me since I started gardening in 1992. All of these bulbs have naturalized amazingly,so much so that I can give some to friends in the neighborhood.
|On Nov 24, 2009, stormyla Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
This is a great company for bulbs. I've ordered from them several times. The communications and service have been quite good. Their prices are very attractive. Plants are shipped at the appropriate times for planting. The bulbs are large and healthy. The selection is always good. Add this company to your list of bulb sources!
|On Nov 21, 2009, Badgertalk Nashville, TN (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered from their Fall end of season clearance sale. I primarily ordered daffodils, a few lilies, and other bulbs.
|On Oct 19, 2009, Blackbelt_Lizzy La Grange Park, IL wrote:
I have ordered from this company every fall for at least the last 7 years. The quality and size of the bulbs is excellent. The tulips and other bulbs that I have ordered bloom faithfully each spring. Service is always polite and helpful.
|On Jun 16, 2009, claire25 Salisbury, MD wrote:
The only thing more fun than seeing this company's bulbs come up in your garden in the spring is to browse their terrific catalog listings. Makes me wish for a much larger garden...and, oh yeah, some hired help to dig the holes for me!! Van Engelen is a great source for all kinds of neat flower bulbs; I'm looking forward to placing another order with them this fall.
|On May 25, 2009, toedrifter Richmond, CA wrote:
I ordered about 1,500 bulbs this year and 1,000 the year before. Everything has bloomed nicely, and naturalizes as well as it should.
|On May 22, 2009, ErinNH Concord, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:
I placed a large order last year, crocuses, daffodils, amaryllis and lilies. I planted about 500 bulbs from them last fall and was very pleased with my flowers this spring. Bulbs were good sized and healthy, my amaryllis did wonderfully forced over the winter. I've already ordered a few hundred more bulbs for this fall.
|On Mar 21, 2009, botanica37 Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Great experience, ordered a lot of bulbs during their sale in Nov. 2008 and waited to see how the bulbs will bloom in the spring before posting a review. The bulbs were very good quality, well packaged and now starting to bloom...so I am really happy. I am especially thrilled with the snowdrops - I have ordered from several companies in the past and never had a single snowdrop come out. Van Engelen's snowdrops are all blooming! Would most definitely order from them again in the fall.
|On Nov 7, 2008, geminitrv Marshall, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have ordered from this company several times.
|On Oct 23, 2008, tomtkitty Memphis, TN wrote:
This is the first time I have ordered from Van Engelen, and it won't be the last! They provide great customer service from the initial order to the package on the doorstep. I was kept informed not only when my order was received, but also when it was to ship. Prices are very reasonable; bulbs are fat and healthy and were packaged securely. I can hardly wait until Thanksgiving to plant my bulbs! Thanks, Van Engelen, for "doing it right"!