Synopsis: This is the very first entry in our Everything Salvias Blog.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Kermit Carter, who along with my wife Vikki manage to manage Flowers by the Sea.
Look to this Blog as a place for information and opinions (actually, lots of opinions) about a wide range of topics. I anticipate that many of you may not agree with some of what I have to say. I have been in and around the Nursery buisness for over 40 years now, so expect me to be a stiff debater.
And expect a wide range of topics. Life is too short to be narrowly focused on just one family or genera of plants. We grow a wide variety of at least the following - with enthusiasm:
Salvias from all over the world
California native shade plants
South African bulbs
Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella
Odd, strange and unusual Grasses
and of course, more.
Stay tuned. A great post on Salvias coming soon.
And let us know what you would like to see from us.
Thank You for the Great Service and 5 Beautiful Cherry Chief Sage plants. All arrived safe and sound because of the Great detail of packing them! The Plants spent 4 days under Grow Lights because of the threat of hail and damaging winds in my part of Texas. Been in-ground now approx. 3 weeks and all 5 have buds and will flower shortly! Followed Your advice given for My handling of the arriving ...
— Patrick Abdo
Just received my plants today from Flowers by the Sea,(my first order) and WOW, they are fantastic! I could smell them outside of the box, so when I opened it, it was awesome! The packing was great, and I am so glad I received them before it got too hot here in Texas! I cannot wait to plant them, but tonight they are resting and getting refreshed from traveling so far! Thank you for such beaut...
— Ruby Blanchard
Very nice healthy plants arrived at my door. Great packaging to keep them safe. I received emails for taking care of my plants, when they would be shipped and when to expect them. I have beautiful growing salvia that are blooming black and blue already. Extremely happy with this company. Really appreciate all the information. Thanks Flowers by the Sea...great job.
— Cathy Stoops
I ordered for the first time from Flowers by the Sea. I am very impressed by the quality of the plants (red hot pokers and a salvia). They were extremely well packaged and made it to the East from California in excellent condition. I am very excited to get them planted and enjoy the show! Thank you.
— Tessie McNeely
I just got my first order in from Flowers by the Sea. I was absolutely delighted with my flowers. They were in great shape, larger than I expected and transitioned into my garden nicely. I will be a repeat customer! Thank you!
— Cynde Cornelius
I'm in love with your plants and look forward to their arrival every year! They are always beautiful and healthy! Few people offer the selection that you have and I'm thankful for your website!
Wow, what great plants and even better customer service. I ordered 4 plants and two of them died although I treated them all the same..might have been something stupid I did. I called and I got two new plants in less than two days! And they gave me information on how to keep the plants alive and talked me through what might have gone wrong. No fingers were pointed, which I appreciated (altho...
— Cathi Scogin
I recently decided to overhaul a large sun garden in the front of my new home. After removing all of the existing plants and weeds, I realized that I had quite a bit more space to fill than I originally anticipated. Every gardeners dream! More space! So I began looking for perennials I have wanted for a long time and found FBTS had two kniphofia that were unavailable locally. I had my reservati...
Flowers always arrive perfectly wrapped with many in bud or blooming. The salvias are my favorite as I buy those for the hummers. FBTS are wonderful people to work with if there are questions concerning the order and the plants I purchase from them are beautiful and healthy.
— Janice Stedke
Beautiful plants, nice and healthy and growing great. Excellent packing and fast shipping. Also great communication. Will do business with again.