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On Jul 14, 2020, LightofLilies Waldport, OR wrote:

Posted on July 13, 2020, updated July 14, 2020
Posted on July 12, 2020, updated July 13, 2020
Posted on July 12, 2020, updated July 12, 2020
I feel that Dave isn't a very mentally stable individual, nor do I feel he is very knowledgeable about gardening.

I kindly emailed him to ask about the specified cultivar of Clarkia that is directly stated on the website. The picture of his Clarkia does not match what the cultivar "Mountain Garland" Clarkia should look like. He quickly shot back a passive aggressive response stating he isn't sure what "misled me to believe" that his Clarika was "Mountain Garland", and that I was mistaken. The way he articulated his email was like an angry arrogant child. I kindly informed him it was directly listed in the listing for his Clarkia seeds on the website, and even shot him over a screenshot from his own website. I then got a rambling passive aggressive response stating that I somehow didn't understand the process of cross-pollination and that this some how had something to do with why he was denying that his variety stated on the website was "Mountain Garland". Excuse me, what? This has nothing to do with misrepresenting a variety and then denying that you even have "Mountain Garland" listed on your website. He said he merely copy and pastes descriptions. Oh, I see. So he really has no idea what he's doing, then. Nor does he know much about the plants he's actually re-selling from other more dedicated companies who are actually PASSIONATE about the seeds/plants they cultivate and grow.

It either is or isn't that variety. I didn't need a childish response like this. It was a simple question. His response was incredibly immature.

It doesn't end there. Next, When I asked a simple question of how he acquires his seeds (from where), and kindly asked if he grows or collects his own seeds; he again, responded like a child, rambling on and on about how he couldn't POSSIBLY have the time to manage packing seeds and actually growing his own plants. Seriously?

Wow, excuse me for being curious as to if the owner of the company actually grows and collects their own seeds. You know, many seed companies do, so it shouldn't be so shocking that a customer would inquire about the source of their seeds.

I don't think I want to purchase from this company ever again. David seems like an over grown man-child sitting on a high chair who probably rather hang out on a computer all day as an internet addict re-selling some one else's seeds rather than get his hands dirty in the soil and spend more time learning about the actual seeds he's selling.

I prefer to purchase seeds from some one who actually speaks/writes like an adult and whom is actually experienced in gardening. That said, glad every one else was happy with their seeds. Personally, I have to believe in the company and know they are passionate/experienced in gardening. Seeds from an online troll is not what I had in mind..

On July 12th, 2020, LightofLilies added the following:

I also noticed something -

These comments are very likely fake (at least a big chunk of them), and most are likely written by David himself. Critical thinking skills here: FIVE positive reviews posted about his company on THE SAME DAY? That is actually unheard of and doesn't happen on Dave's garden. Not many people take the time to review a company on Dave's. Not even Baker Creek Seeds in Missouri, which is one of the largest seed companies in the world, gets 5 separate reviews in a SINGLE day on Dave's Garden.

You're a maniac, Dave. Don't pretend all of these reviews are genuine. Its obvious many of these were written by you.
On July 13th, 2020, LightofLilies added the following:

Sure, David, Sure.

No, I'm not a "Disgruntled" gardener. I have never had this experience with a seed company and I have been gardening for decades - not once have I had such an unprofessional reply to my emails and childish refutes. You said you copy and paste all your descriptions. To outright deny that you had "Mountain garland" listed on your Clarkia description, then not even apologize for having not noticed once I proved it to you, is sad. You were determined that no where on the website had you stated it was Mountain Garland, and that I was "misled" in thinking so. I kindly sent you a screenshot. Instead of being Rude and going on a rant, you could have said "Wow, I didn't notice that it said Mountain Garland, it looks like it indeed does say that. I apologize for telling you that you were mislead".. You denied having even used that in the description and wouldn't even admit you were wrong. I didn't need a long rant about how cross-pollination works.

You probably didn't even take the photo of the Clarkia on your website. Would you like to deny that too? A simple image address search showed me you took it from here -> [[email protected]]
You used the image from paseseeds, it appears. And according to that stock image it isn't even Mountain Garland. Its listed as Lilac Pixie Clarkia. Check mate.

It is not a sin for some one to NOT read your long, run on sentence rant on your website about how you've "Changed the industry", and so on. Most of your self-worship talk is smoke and mirrors.

Glad you can fool most people, but you can't fool me. If I were you, I would brush up on your customer service skills and learn how to speak with grace and kindness over coy/chop self-aggrandizing replies.
On July 14th, 2020, LightofLilies added the following:

Nice deflect.
On Jul 14, 2020, DollarSeed (Dollar Seed) responded with:

"On Jul 13, 2020 11:56 AM, DollarSeed (Dollar Seed) responded with:

Wow, was that awful harsh. Did you know that I can\\\'t post my own reviews, as I am the owner of this company? These are real reviews. The reason for the high number, which include the actual order numbers, was because we were running a contest at the time.
Back to the main subject, which I did explain in the email I sent to you. We purchase our seeds in large bulk quantities from major seed houses throughout the US and repackage them manually under our own brand. Our site even tells this in our about us section.
All of our flower seeds come from one source, and that source is the one that provides us with the needed description of each variety we carry. They also provide us with the pictures that represent their products.
As for me not getting my hands dirty? Wow, is that so far from the truth. Before we even started this business, I ran market gardens. Our little stand was representative of 32 large raised beds that we grew almost 100 different vegetables from. Those vegetables were sold at harvest, garden to table. Much like you would find at a Farmer\\\'s Market.
You are welcome to go look us up at \\\"The Human Flower Project\\\" where we started by giving away over 10,000 free packages of hand harvested and Marigold seeds, prior to kicking off our opening in 2010.
And yes, cross pollination can cause a variety to not grow true to form.
We know we can\\\'t please everybody all of the time, but just this year alone, we have pleased 10\\\'s of thousands of gardeners, and have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Thank you for your opinionated review. Not everyone will read it. Hopefully many that do will understand you are just a disgruntled gardener.

On Jul 13, 2020 3:42 PM, DollarSeed (Dollar Seed) added:

PaseSeeds, another NY company that purchases their seeds from many of our same suppliers. You\'re talking about a company that sells 25 pepper seeds from $9.95 on up? Go ahead and play with them if you wish. We did not use their photo, nor would we ever use a non-supplier photo for any of our seeds. We sell twice that amount for just a Dollar. Comparing apples to oranges makes you the fool.
This is not the place or platform to run your rant. That is what Facebook is for. Please stop!

On Jul 14, 2020 8:07 PM, DollarSeed (Dollar Seed) added:

Last email received after all of this: Disregard the last email,
It appears my sensitive plant seeds came from another company. Not yours. "

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