Tucked into this blog category are stories ranging from Flowers by the Sea policies -- such as our opposition to print catalogs and plant patenting -- to new customer support tools, including online product filtering. News includes reports about new plant and blog categories as well as product specials. To keep up with our news easily, just click this button or subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking on this orange icon. It appears at the bottom of our Everything Salvias topic list in the left-hand margin on most of our website pages. We hate junk news as much as you do, and will never abuse the privilege of contacting you.
Category:News Posted: Jan 14, 2015 03:38 PM Synopsis: Sometimes small changes help online plant nurseries to stay upbeat and, as the Bee Gees sang, to "keep staying alive." Flowers by the Sea, a specialty online Salvia nursery, has made a small increase in its minimum order fee from $10 to $20 to stay profitable and keep providing a wide variety of popular and rare Salvias and companion plants.
Category:News Posted: Aug 16, 2013 09:59 AM Synopsis: Flowers by the Sea now offers a powerful, do-it-yourself, product-filtering tool that makes plant selection easier and faster. It sets up a matrix of choices to help customers sort possible selections for their gardens based on USDA cold hardiness zones, sun exposure, mature height and spread of plants, soil type and water needs. This article explains how the tool works and provides examples of how to use it.
Category:News Posted: May 6, 2012 07:43 PM Synopsis: Without a doubt, this group of closely related plants are the most widely grown of the genus. From 'Hot Lips' to 'Texas Wedding', there is something here for everyone.
Category:News Posted: Apr 14, 2012 02:34 PM Synopsis: We are very happy to be offering this fine new Dutch series of "font-style: italic;">Salvia patens, developed for containers & small places in your garden.
Category:News Posted: Mar 19, 2012 08:42 PM Synopsis: Good news for all "font-style: italic;">Salvia lovers (and everyone else who loves unusual plants). We are now starting to list our Spring inventory, which means larger quantities and wider availability.
Hey...plants arrived in great shape. Will report on their performance in our very wet summer climate as the summer matures! First test: the 12 inches of rain We had over the past week...which will tell me whether I got bed prep right!
— William Finch
When I ordered from Flowers by the Sea I expected to receive the usual seedlings many companies send. To my surprise I received large specimens, some in bloom. I am impressed with both the plants and the plant-saving packaging that helped them survive a week in transit. Truly fine plants and people!
— Alana Hammons
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
Great service, outstanding selection. I'd order from them again.
— Roxanne gunser
I am always hesitant to order plants by mail, having had some disappointing experiences, but my first order from Flowers by the Sea was perfect in every way. We marveled at the incredible care shown in the way the plants were packed for shipping. All 14 plants in our order (mostly salvias) arrived in perfect condition and perfect health, many with blooms, all with clear signs of ongoing growth....
— Ananda Patterson
The four plants I ordered from you were a very nice size and two of them are already blooming away in my hummingbird garden, much to the delight of the juvenile anna's who owns that particular turf. My entire experience with the order was excellent: the plants I wanted were available, they were sent forthwith, and arrived in excellent condition. Thank you for that!
— hm lien
Excellent all the way around, from the variety of plants to the service to the size of the plants that arrive.
— Dean Sliger
Having lived in CA and having a huge collection of Salvias I was always disappointed with salvias found at local nurseries when I moved to zone 6 New Jersey. But then I found your nursery and all is right sgain. Excellent assortment of plants that always arrive in top notch condition and excellent size. Since salvias are such a large family I always look forward to new items listed on website. ...
My plants arrived quickly and in very good condition. With watering they were completely revived within a few days and are thriving in the garden.
— Linda Rubio
This is the third year I have ordered plants from FBTS. All plants have arrived healthy with most blooming plants in bud or bloom. Plants are packed with great care and after a couple days to recover from shipment are ready to be planted. I've gardened for over 50 years and FBTS is without any doubt the very best place to purchase my flowers for the hummers and butterflies.