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|On Jul 5, 2019, lovelyflower001 West Haven, CT wrote:
Placed an order ion April 2019. Waited one month with no shipping. Called customer service, answered by a rep who didn't speak English very well. I was told that I can't cancel the order, that my order was "guaranteed" shipped the next 2 days. There was no show. Order arrived the next 3 weeks after I spoke with the rep, in June 2019. Planted them and more than half are dead (didn't grow). Send email to customer service multiple times, no respond. Please STAY AWAY from K Van Bourgondien. This company is very SHADY.
|On Apr 25, 2019, SeattleSun Seattle, WA wrote:
They did not hold my order until planting season. They shipped it in mid February with 16 inches of snow on the ground. Therefore, everything had to go into storage. 3 weeks later I was able to plant or pot up some of the items but many did not survive, possibly due to storage time. A few weeks later I was able to plant the rest but many had rotted.
|On Dec 22, 2018, zigzag64 Oakland, OR wrote:
When I ordered I was told my bulbs would be sent two days after
|On Dec 7, 2018, skye12 New York City, NY wrote:
Placed a very large order of fall bulbs over the summer. Bulbs arrived in a timely manner and were of decent (not excellent) quality. Some mold, and a smaller size than I'm used to for tulips, but the price was reasonable, so I wasn't disappointed. When things started to go on sale in early November, I decided to order some allium. It is now December and they haven't arrived, but it is too late to plant. I emailed their customer service 11/25 to inquire, and they told me they were scheduled to ship 11/29. Yesterday dec 6 I emailed again as I have not recieved any shipping info, asking them to kindly refund me since they were clearly unable to fulfill my order, and they responded saying that they couldn't refund it because they would "probably" be shipping out over the next few days. If reselling bulbs is your whole business, shouldn't it be reasonable for customers to expect that you'd at least do it with a minimum of competence? There is no way these bulbs will thrive with such a late planting, and it is obvious that they sold me a product that they didn't have in their inventory. Oh well- back to a more reputable source next year :(
|On Oct 30, 2018, 5bee Pittsford, NY wrote:
Ordered my bulbs on Oct 13, and was noticing they they wouldn't be shipped until the 24. Then, when I emailed asking to please rush, they were polite and re-assurring, only to have the order planned for the 26.. Today is Oct 30, and they still have not been shipped. Meanwhile, I have lost 2 weeks of forcing time, and numerous chances to buy locally at 50% off due to it being lat in the season
|On Oct 14, 2018, wefarmasmidgen Deer Lodge, MT (Zone 3b) wrote:
Ordered bulbs in the spring. Received mid-October; too late for this area of the country as a rule, but this has been a better year than many and I was able to plant what I could on a nice day one day before the snow flew in. I have to say I'm impressed with their math skills - there were exactly the correct number of bulbs in each bag. Unfortunately, too many of the bulbs were undersized and/or rotten/molded. I have a letter going back to vanBourgondian Monday expressing my displeasure and disappointment.
|On Oct 6, 2018, springmeadow Erda, UT wrote:
Shipping times are horrendously slow despite ordering months in advance. Customer service = diversionary talking points and not any taking responsibility to meet customary expectations for a nursery business that ships products out to customers.
|On Mar 18, 2018, Blumenfrau19 Beverly, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
When I ordered gladiolus and arum bulbs, I called to express concern about the early delivery date. Was told the the March delivery date was when the bulbs shipped from Holland, not Ohio. Well, my Bulbs arrived on March 15th and I have 8" of icy snow on the ground with night temps of 13 degrees! Who knows when I will be able to get these into the ground and how long I will be able to store these without mildew or dehydration. I was not offered a delayed delivery date. The bulbs seem plump now, but I resent being sent bulbs too early for planting and making me responsible for storage until I can plant. The instructions say to plant the bulbs immediately upon arrival. How am I supposed to do that with frozen soil? I anticipate the company saying they sent viable bulbs (which appears to be true) but ending up with rotten or dried out bulbs. So why can't they store the bulbs and send them at a reasonable planting time? I won't be ordering from this company again.
|On Sep 30, 2017, plover12 Grand Marais, MI wrote:
This is the second time I have ordered bulbs from this company and my experience has been poor in both cases. Last year it took them almost a month to ship my order because they said they were moving their warehouses.
|On May 24, 2017, Georgiamom Atlanta, GA wrote:
I don't even know where to begin. My first order from this company was worse than dealing with my local DMV or cable tv company. I would NEVER order from k. van Bourgondien again; I just wish I had read these Daves Garden reviews first. I would concur with everyone else who has written about the company's failure to ship, and complete and total lack of communication!
|On May 4, 2017, LilBlossom Bolingbrook, IL wrote:
I ordered some Vermeer Calla lillies from them. I purposely had a small order, to get familiar with the company before placing a larger one. The lillies arrived towards the end of April, and the bulbs were all soft, and some even rotten. I immediately called, and they said they'd send out some more lillies, free of charge. I was impressed at how they didn't argue with me, and last Friday they were sent to Fed Ex. Delivery was scheduled for tomorrow, however, they arrived today.
|On Apr 15, 2017, reeve1 Plano, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on April 14, 2015, updated April 15, 2017
On April 15th, 2017, reeve1 added the following:
I used to do business with these people because they would respond and eventually I would get my plants or my money returned. But, now, they don't even respond to customer inquiries or problems. These people hide behind closed doors now and still send the pathetic, broken, dead plants! Done!
|On Aug 30, 2016, Gardener21 Randallstown, MD wrote:
Perhaps it's unfair of me to say something at this late date, but many years ago I ordered some "on sale" Thalia daffodils and lycoris squamigera from Van Bourgondian. When they finally came up, the leaves on both species had "snowflake-like" white spots on the leaves. I had never seen this before. The foliage was weak, they did not thrive or bloom well, and after researching the issue on the web, I found out that these were virus-infected, and would never do well. To keep them from spreading virus to the rest of my daffodils and lycoris, I ended up having to dig up every one of those bulbs from Van Bougondian and dispose of them in the trash. I thought, how reprehensible of Van Bourgondian to offer up diseased bulbs as sale merchandise! The daffodils I have purchased before and since from OTHER suppliers have done very, well, thank you, but I swore right then that I would NEVER again order from Van Bourgondian. And I haven't. They lost me as a customer forever.
|On Mar 2, 2016, colorecho Stamford, CT wrote:
I placed a few medium size orders for last season from this company and there were several problems. Of 5 Lilium 'Landini', 2 were the beautiful black-purple Asiatics, but 3 were much taller gold and orange inverted blooms, clearly the wrong bulbs. Another more subtle issue was the Lilium 'Trebiana', offered as pale greenish yellow, but was instead a bright true yellow. I emailed them 3 times, once even including a picture of the incorrect 3 Landini bulbs. They never responded at all.
|On Nov 18, 2015, sagebird Laramie, WY wrote:
Ordered bulbs beginning of sept. Bulbs est delivery by end october. Still havent received all order and now NOV !8 ground is very frozen solid with inches of snow. Weather colder and colder . How am i supposed to plant bulbs . VERY crazy delivery - one package after another randomly and very LATE. I am avoiding in future .
|On Aug 25, 2015, katesflowers Columbus, MI wrote:
Negative experience. I ordered 4 different bulb collections 5 days ago and was told they would all be shipped in 18 days; no back orders. My credit card statement arrived 3 days after my order was placed with the bulb transaction charge. I had not received my order. I contacted van bourgandian, and was told they had a new policy of immediately charging the credit card, even if the order will not be completely shipped until 6 months later, which, oh-by-the-way, I'd have to wait until spring for part of my order. I have ordred from the van bourgondian company for years, they'd never charged prior to shipping, what's up? Oh, didn't you know, van bourgondian sold out to gardens alive. A company i would never have done business with if i had known.
|On May 10, 2015, blancalj West Des Moines, IA wrote:
Years ago, when I was an active IA State Ext Master Gardener, I purchased from K.Van Bourgondien often and until recently had some of their excellent bulbs. When I decided to replace my dahlias,tuberose, freesias, lilies and glads I did not hesitate to order from them. The prices are good and they arrived promptly, the lilies and glads were wonderful, the freesias ok but the dahlias and tuberoses were sad! The 10 dahlias I received might have had 3 viable pieces, and the tuberoses looked chewed on!
|On Oct 20, 2014, wallyg Lone Tree, CO wrote:
I ordered bulbs most of two months ago. Finally, they sent email and told me this order was canceled. No substitute items was mentioned.
|On Jun 22, 2014, cmitchprint Florence, AL wrote:
On April 15, I bought $32 worth of Arium Metallicum, or red candle lily. The first order arrived in 2 pks of 5. Both packs were dried up, hollow chunks that could be crumbled. I complained through email and a customer service emailed a replacement certificate. I reordered the bulbs and they arrived worse than the first. They were so dry they were crumbling to powder like chalk. I don't understand why my order left both times like this but it's obvious this company is not in business to stay in business.
|On May 29, 2014, rcedric Woodbury, MN wrote:
Be aware that Dutch Gardens no longer warranties their products past 10 days. My fall shipment arrived late in the season. Because of the early winter in MN , most of it failed to grow except for the bulbs. I was willing to pay their prices because of the guarantees. But without warranties it will be cheaper for me to by locally.
|On May 10, 2014, Kschaufler Lacey, WA wrote:
Ordered alstroemeria bulbs from them and when they finally arrived they were shriveled. They never even came up. Never purchase from them again!
|On May 6, 2014, prioreb Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Want to place an online order with a company and never get your order #, order summary, and order details emailed back to you? Want to order plants that are supposedly available, but then find out after several calls that they are not ready? Want to wait a month after ordering to have to call and say what's going on? Look no further than Van Bourgondien! I will never order from them again. Apparently trying to order some Dicentra is like asking someone to part the Red Sea. Terrible customer service. I would tell anyone to run from them company.
|On Feb 4, 2014, cardoons Longmeadow, MA wrote:
I ordered Great American Lakes Dahlia Blend tubers last spring from this mail order company (not the nursery on Long Island with a similar name). Several of the tubers were damaged in shipping. Poorly packed, in my opinion. The damaged tubers never sprouted. Replacements were shipped; only half sprouted.
On Feb 4, 2014, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Feb 11, 2014 1:11 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
We appreciate your feedback. I apologize for the problems with your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information."
|On Feb 1, 2014, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
My company ordered dahlias from Van Engelen last spring. We only discovered that their product was mislabeled after growing them. We'd also had problems in the past with unacceptably frequent incidents in which what arrived was not what we ordered. We've given up dealing with this company.
On Feb 1, 2014, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Feb 3, 2014 11:53 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your posting and I apologize for the problems you have had with your orders. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and take care of this for you."
|On Jan 6, 2014, docknee Murphy, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
A recent Spring mailing offered 50% off making many selections attractive if not competitive. Upon checkout the shipping was $19.95 on a $55 dollar order - even if it really was worth $110 that is almost 20% for shipping - I moved on. Found everything elsewhere for same price or better with some offering free shipping.
|On Nov 12, 2013, Uncbuck wrote:
I placed an order with Van Bourgondien on October 3rd for a poppy, foxtail lilies and hosta, as well as another order October 16th for Bearded Iris (their end of season sale)
On Nov 12, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Nov 16, 2013 2:44 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your feedback. Have you received your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and check into this for you."
|On Oct 26, 2013, DanSpitz_Guitar Bellport, NY wrote:
Awful....I ordered from them....after I ordered from them, the email I received from them mentioned that the items would ship in about 4+ weeks....yet I was already in prime bulb planting season, and 4+ weeks from now is "Frost City" where I live....I realized, after reading reviews of the company, that this was a DUD of a company...I called the company and cancelled out...why wait WEEKS (or more) to have your item shipped, when you can have your item shipped from a different company almost immediately?...this company was giving me flashbacks of another company, Michigan Bulb...they seem to operating in the same bizzarro fashion...find a better company than this one...
On Oct 26, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Nov 16, 2013 3:21 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
We appreciate your posting. We use the USDA shipping chart so we know the best time to ship our products. I apologize for the delay. "
|On Sep 19, 2013, carolmo Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:
Took a chance and ordered fringed coral lace gladiolus and a lavender daylily. The gladiolus bloomed pink - not coral (had several times before and know what the correct one looks like). Will not know until next year if daylily is also mismarked. Contacted them - they gave me a code to use with another order. Last year, black landini asiatic lily bloomed orange - they also gave me a code to use with next order (but the code did not work, so I did not order then). They do not refund. You must order more and get stuck with a shipping charge. Never, never again. Good grief - why can they not send the correct items? If the daylily is wrong too, I will be screaming.
On Sep 19, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Sep 20, 2013 11:32 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for letting us know about the problem with your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and we will take care of these problems for you."
|On Sep 11, 2013, SeaMist Carlsbad, CA wrote:
I ordered 12 items in May and they shipped 8 of the items in June.
On Sep 11, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Sep 12, 2013 12:31 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
I am so sorry to hear about the problem with your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and check into this for you."
|On Aug 19, 2013, ppippin Ringgold, GA wrote:
I was looking for daffodil bulbs to order for the fall and reached this company's page by referral. It was July and they were running July specials. The problem began when i started looking at the different subtitles of the daffodils such as pinks and doubles. I found they had a buyers favorite and had a price and a buy button. When i went to the cart to look at what i had listed to purchase the number of bulbs in the package had changed. with 50 to 75 % fewer bulbs for the price quoted. I emailed the company and they offered me a special offer which was less than what was on the web page. When i called their customer representative offered no explaination or adjustment. This seems to be bait and switch at its worse and completely illegal.
On Aug 19, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Aug 23, 2013 8:59 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your feedback and I apologize for the confusion over the pricing on the web site. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and make sure this is taken care of."
|On Aug 14, 2013, highlassie95 Simi Valley, CA wrote:
My Grandmother, mom and I placed an order together. Here was our order and what happened with each flower/plant:
On Aug 14, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Aug 15, 2013 11:10 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your feedback we appreciate you letting us know about any problems you have with your orders. The Johnson's Geranium usually bloom a purple/blue color, they are not a true blue. The Splish Splash should have a purple color as well as the white. I will have one of our customer service representatives contact you for your account information and we can reship the items that did not perform as they should have."
|On Jul 30, 2013, Cshewlett Deatsville, AL wrote:
I was SO disappointed with this company! I placed two separate orders, both in March the 8th and the 21st. The first was tuberose, summer cheer daffodils. Lord Lieutenant anemones. The second was Lord Lieutenant anemones, purple ranunculus and mixed ranunculus. The ranunculus was for my mother for Mother's Day. Well, Mother's Day came and went with no order arriving. The anticipated delivery date kept getting pushed back every week - finally in mid June I lost my patience because the order for tuberose was cancelled as they were out of stock. Really? You couldn't have figured that out 3 months ago when you put it on sale? So I sent a strongly worded letter letting them know they dropped the ball on the ranunculus, and seeing as I had already paid for the tuberose I wanted my money back. They did respond same day - and my money was refunded to my checking account the next day. My ranunculus order magically appeared in the mail 2 days later. However, they had substituted my anemones I wanted with blue and white anemones.
On Jul 30, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Aug 6, 2013 4:12 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
I apologize for the problems you had with your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and see what we can do to rectify the problem."
|On Jun 20, 2013, Lotusflame Murphy, MO wrote:
First, everything charged on credit card upfront, months ago. No one else does this, they charge as they ship. Second, shipping in mid June to St. Louis? It's pushing 100F; lilies in bloom everywhere here. Third, quietly updating statuses to 'cancelled'. No email, no offer of replacements. (Of course I still get a daily junk mail regarding their special deals). Stuff just out of stock, which I had to learn by going back to the catalog. It was not offered up as a cancellation reason. Fourth, $51 worth of elephant ears just dropped off the order. Of course, I was charged for them, but now they've apparently been cancelled along with everything else, not apparent on invoice. So, approximately $240 worth ordered, only $85 shipped. Amount credited back to my card does not match missing stock. Everything else now out of stock, almost all out lilies, and all my elephant ears. Got the beds tilled up and waiting, now too late to find good stock at local nurseries. NEVER AGAIN, I would rate them right there with Michigan Bulb CO, the 'dead stick' people. I don't care how beautiful the catalog is. If you can't provide the product, don't offer it. If indeed they are located in Ohio, I could have driven there in late April/early May and picked the stuff up. It would have gotten a proper start, although it remains to be seen whether the few items that we actually received are going to grow. Hard to say, now that the tender stuff has to face extreme heat. I would suggest a revision of the zones shipping schedule. But I will not be around next year to find out. Absolutely the worst online/mail order experience with a nursery, ever. I wish I had read here first, live and learn.
On Jun 20, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Jun 20, 2013 11:27 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
I apologize for the problems you have had with your order. We would be happy to check this out for you and make sure you are taken care of. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information."
|On Jun 17, 2013, MartinAMc Des Moines, IA wrote:
I ordered from Van Bourgondien for the first time this year. My order was fairly small and late in the season (May 1), but everything was listed as in stock, and my order confirmation said the estimated delivery date was 5/15-6/5. One item, 3 egret flowers, shipped on time, but they failed to grow. Everything else was delayed. I received a couple of geraniums Friday, but I am still waiting for some hostas and irises. I just noticed today that the White Feather hostas which were the primary reason I placed this order were quietly canceled at some point. A refund was issued to my credit card, but since pricing information was not included in my order confirmation, I have no way to verify that it was the correct amount.
On Jun 17, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Jun 20, 2013 11:24 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
We appreciate you letting us know about any problem you have with your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and check this out for you."
|On Jun 13, 2013, DGRich53 Janeville, WI wrote:
I sent ihs company a rather sizable order on 5/1 and started getting "pending status" updates almost from the first day-moving the shipping date farther and farther into spring.
On Jun 13, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Jun 14, 2013 1:11 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
I apologize for the problem with your order. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and check into this for you."
|On Jun 12, 2013, AprilsWin24 Bowleys Quarters, MD wrote:
Posted on May 20, 2013, updated June 12, 2013
On June 12th, 2013, AprilsWin24 added the following:
Update: I was promised a refund was being processed and would be seen in 2-3 weeks. Well, its been 3 weeks and the refund hasn't shown up. I also just found out the lily's I ordered are also incorrect. They were supposed to be a lime green Trebbiano Lily and are instead a pale yellow lily.
On Jun 12, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On May 22, 2013 11:30 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your post. I apologize for the mix up with your order and there should have been a refund for the items you received incorrect. Also a reship should be processed for the wrong iris. One of our customer service representatives will contact you for your account information and take care of this."
|On Mar 27, 2013, Lee21 Ann Arbor, MI wrote:
Posted on August 23, 2012, updated March 27, 2013
On August 13th, 2012, Lee21 added the following:
Still maintaining a negative rating. The company rep sent me an email to which I responded but never heard back.
I was supposed to get a refund for a plant when I called on 5-28 that has not come through. I got an email confirmation on 6-18 and called again on 7-19 at which point they said it's coming. Now 2.5 months later, still nothing.
Still have to deal with them regarding a second large order (many plants never even sprouted or were rotten on arrival).
On August 23rd, 2012, Lee21 added the following:
I dreaded having to call van B regarding my second order but finally had to bite the bullet. Half of the plants I ordered either did not produce buds (lilium), did not sprout at all (lily of the valley) or were DOA (Virginia blue bells). I thought now it is the end of August, surely they have their records straightened out (WRONG!) and that they can send replacement plants for fall planting (WRONG!). As far as I can tell, they are not making any attempt to transfer old orders (the last one I placed was in 5-2012 so that should have been under new management already!) and they are not honoring their warranty. So I was told today that they will not be sending replacements (even though the items are in stock for fall planting) and the only recourse is refund. But the refund is not fair exchange! First of all the prices have all gone up considerably. For example lily of the valley was $7.5 for 10 plants when I ordered them in 5-2012, now its $14.99, a 200% increase. So a refund will not buy me the same number of plants that I paid for. Second, the refund doesn't cover the shipping cost. Since I want to sever my relationship with van B ASAP, I opted for refund. We'll see if they actually post the refund this time.
Bottom line, I will NEVER buy from van B again.
On March 27th, 2013, Lee21 added the following:
It's spring and I am finally ready to use the credit that they issued me for $50.97. First I found I cannot use it online, so I had to call and waited for 10 min before someone picked up. Then they couldn't find the credit memo and put me on hold for another 10 min or so. Came back and said yes they found it but it was for $50.79. I said, it's a small amount but it should be $50.97 (it's the principle of the matter) - I can email them a photo of the postcard they send. The customer service person was a bit rude and said "if it is such a big deal, I'll take 18cents off". Well 18 cents here and there could amount to quite a bit. Besides, a company has to be honest to generate loyal customers. The customer service rep was a bit huffy for the remainder of the phone call (e.g. asking her if I will receive a confirmation via email... etc).
Bottom line, I am done with this company, new management or not. Plenty of other companies around.
On Mar 27, 2013, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Jul 19, 2012 10:33 AM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your posting and we apologize for any inconvenience. We are now under new ownership and a customer service representative will contact you for more information. Or if you prefer you can call us at 800-622-9997 and of our of customer service representatives will be happy to help."
|On Aug 14, 2012, pyracantha San Francisco, CA wrote:
I know it's tempting to order from them with their discount incentives and I have been guilty of purchasing from them when I knew that I would be taking a chance but this year I have put myself on a K Van B. ban.
On Aug 14, 2012, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
"On Aug 16, 2012 1:03 PM, Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (dutchbulbs.com) responded with:
Thank you for your posting and we apologize for any inconvenience. We are now under new ownership and a customer service representative will contact you for more information. Or if you prefer you can call us at 800-622-9997 and of our of customer service representatives will be happy to help.
|On May 14, 2012, plantshopper Portland, OR wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if they go bankrupt - lousy customer service. I had ordered in the past but this last year, a small order in the Fall 2011 didn't arrive until after Thanksgiving! Some of the tulips were rather small and a lot had mold. I planted them anyway and lo and behold, they were almost all mislabeled - lavender and purples tulips came up red with yellow edges, a purple mixture sported such a range of variety it was obviously the wrong bulbs. And some of the flowers were about 1 1/2" while others were normal 4" tulips. I sent photos this Spring in an email, pics from their catalogue and pics of what came up - and my auto response from the complaint was supposed to be answered in 3 days, 3 weeks later nothing has happened. So just avoid, shop instead at Brent and Becky's bulbs!