I just had to tell you how nice these plants are. Your nursery is a rare find! RL, who rated us 5 / 10 on 4/5/2014.
Just wanted to say that the plants offered from Flowers By The Sea are "top shelf" material.As a former professional Grower of over 30 years, I can attest to their quality.Not only quality but the size of their 3.5 inch plants that they ship simply amazes me.I have ordered from several websites over the years... and I must say, that FBTS offers the largest sized plants that I have ever received.Thank You! Al Robinson, from Target Services Plant Consultation, Inc., who rated us 10 / 10 on 12/6/2013.
We ordered 15 plants. All arrived in excellent condition. If our local nurseries offered these plants, which they don't, 14 of the 15 would have already been in 2-gallon or larger containers and priced considerably higher. These are by far the best-grown, healthiest, and largest Salvias we've ever received in a shipment, from anyone. Louis Fry, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/7/2013.
The Salvia candelabrum & deserta, & Sideritis oroteneriffae that I received a the end of August, in great shape, are doing nicely in the ground here in San Jose, CA. Also, I have a Salvia x 'John Whittlesey' growing and blooming it heart out for bit over 3 years, and it's a great low water plant too.Thank you,Richard T. Richard Tiede, from home gardener & salvia collector, who rated us 10 / 10 on 10/30/2013.
From Coast to Coast in 3 days!So happily excited I was to receive my order Wed. Oct. 23, Charleston, SC.I placed my order on 10/19 & was notified of tracking # as expected but sometimes don't get. I knew UPS would have it here, SC by Thursday but it arrived early by a day. Yippy. The pkg. packing was more than expected! Way above good shipping standards. Plants arrived in beautiful condition. No torn leaves, broken branches or hanging by the roots. Will definitely be order more! as well as telling friends. Finally a Super grower & Shipper! Marie Lewis, who rated us 10 / 10 on 10/23/2013.
I received my first order of salvias from FBTS this year. The quality of their plants far exceeds that of any other mail order source that I have used......and believe me, I do a ton of plants by mail order!!!!Packing was excellent and not as annoying as some places that use multiple rubber bands to hold things together!!! FBTS will be my first place to search for salvias now!Vicky Vicky Krost, who rated us 10 / 10 on 10/12/2013.
I was feeling glum today, and then UPS delivered my new plants from FBTS (doing a nice job of placing the box right side up). I opened it immediately to discover that all the plants were moist, green and healthy. I fell in love with the sweet fragrances of Salvia lyciodes x greggii 'Ultra Violet' and Salvia lyciodes x greggii 'Ultra Violet' as well as the fascinating variety of leaves among the different sages. Made me smile. Marlene, who rated us 10 / 10 on 10/10/2013.
My Salvias arrived fresh and lovely. I have been luxuriating in their fragrance this past week. "Doris," the name I've given my Salvia dorisiana is so nicely vertical. She looks particularly regal among my houseplants and smells like she is wearing a bit of fruity perfume. Thanks for the great plants and shipping. Marlene, who rated us 10 / 10 on 7/23/2013.
My third shipment of flowers arrived today with temperatures reaching 100 this afternoon. Kermit said they would be safe to ship despite the weather and they arrived in perfect condition. Many were blooming or in bud and all were very healthy and full. When I receive flowers from Flowers by the Sea, I know that I will be receiving the very best. Thank you for growing fantastic salvias. Janice Stedke, who rated us 10 / 10 on 7/19/2013.
Truly one of the most rewarding nursery orders I have placed. When the plants arrived, they looked like they had been lovingly cared for, not just watered. The two plants I ordered are doing well. The Heatwave Glimmer is my favorite. What an exceptionally beautiful plant. And a fast grower. I placed in a container and it filled out in a couple of weeks. The petals are like velvet and the stem and foliage colors are very deep, rich colors. Absolutely beautiful! Megan, who rated us 10 / 10 on 6/11/2013.
Clearly I am addicted to Flowers by the Sea! I think I've just about ordered at least one of everything! The plants are all super healthy, and arrive in great shape owing to the (patented?) packing method. The hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are in 7th heaven. I HIGHLY recommend FBTS for all the plants they offer, not just the salvias. I got some terrestrial orchids that are doing great, and they have other unusual plants as well. Order with confidence - you will be delighted. Laurel Burik, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/27/2013.
Ordered 7 plants, 4 different varieties of Salvia. From California to Wisconsin 5 days in a box and these plants looked better than what I can buy locally from a greenhouse. Absolutely gorgeous!!!Thank you Kermit and your team for great service and plants. Pete Tinsley, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/26/2013.
My sages arrived today. I was so excited when I opened the box to discover that all were moist and vibrant after three days on the road. One of the Salvia lyciodes x greggii 'Ultra Violet' plants was even blooming! Also, how thoughtful of you to wrap them in newsprint! There were no materials to throw away; the newsprint is now in my compost heap. Marlene, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/23/2013.
I received my plants in a very timely fashion and they were in unbelievably good condition. I have never ordered plants online that were better packed. I following the directions supplied and my plants are now in containers and looking great. I live in an apartment and have very limited space on my deck..........but do intend to order a few more plants. Anyone wondering whether to order plants from this firm...............don't hesitate but place your order ASAP.Gary Tucker Gary Tucker, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/13/2013.
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. They were good-sized plants for their little pots, too. Although I did follow the hardening-off instructions, and the plants are all thriving and rapidly doubling in size, I think they were ready to go as soon as they arrived.After my order I had a few questions about transplanting some established salvias that came from a local nursery. Kermit at FbtS immediately answered my questions in a detailed, knowledgeable, and very helpful manner. My mind is made up: These are some very good people, they know their salvias, they are eager to help, and you will get good karma and healthy plants if you order from them :) Ananda Patterson, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/1/2013.
I must say my order of Scarlet Spires salvia arrived as the most beautiful plants I have ever purchased to receive through the mail. Absolutely awesome quality! Paula Shacklock, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/27/2013.
I received my plants from FBTS Yesterday. I immediately opened the box and was in awe at the size and healthy condition of the plants even traveling from California to NY. The plants were perfect and even had blooms and buds ready to open when they arrived. I carefully unpacked them and placed them in a window with filtered sunlight for a couple of days prior to moving them onto my porch for hardening off before planting. Of all the Salvias I have ordered online over the years these are by far the largest and most vigorous I have ever received from any company. The staff at FBTS knows how to do it right. Penny, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/14/2013.
I have now had gardens in four locations (Boston, Oregon, Palm Springs, and Mountain Center, CA) with plants from Flowers by the Sea. I LOVE Salvias, and there is no one I'd rather buy them from.Plants are shipped well, and in a timely fashion, always surprisingly large and always well-rooted, healthy specimens. The owners are knowledgeable and helpful, in fact, extraordinarily so. FBTS is one of my favorite online nurseries - and I've probably purchased over the last few decades from a fifty different nurseries. Live long and prosper, FBTS!! Nora Williams, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/6/2013.
Our very first order from Flowers By The Sea arrived yesterday. Excellent packaging insured that all plants were in perfect condition. We have rarely ever seen anything done so well. Because the plants look in wonderful shape, expectations are that we will have beautiful blooms this summer. In fact, Salvia microphylla already has buds on it. Thank you, FBTS, for top quality plants and service. We will certainly be placing more orders. JK Janice Krause, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/6/2013.
I was ecstatic last month when I found this nursery while searching for information on Canary Island Sage.Then, when I discovered that they had Salvia azurea, I just knew that I had to order some things.All told, I ended up ordering 7 plants the week before a big Salvia conference. When they got back, we sorted out shipping everything in one box.It arrived two days later, which happened to be my birthday. The carefully wrapped plants turned out to be my favorite presents!All of the plants sprang to life within 24 hours, and one (Salvia arizonica) is already blooming vigorously while two (Salvia leucophylla Pt. Sal, Salvia dominica) look to bloom any day now.As an incense maker, I eagerly look forward to all of them prospering, which looks to be in very short order, indeed. Brandon, from Trail's Rest, LLC, who rated us 10 / 10 on 3/19/2013.
I have never had such great service from another website for plants. First, your shipping and arrival was quick, but mostly the condition of the plants and how you took special care in making sure each separate plant was wrapped securely and made a gentle arrival to me, that says a lot. The plants look wonderful and I'm so anxious to watch them grow. Thank you. Kris, who rated us 10 / 10 on 3/16/2013.
I just received my 1st order of plants and I am thrilled by the condition and by the quick delivery time. Spectacular service.May I suggest that you include your excellent print out on after- care of plants upon receipt with orders. Carol Terry, who rated us 10 / 10 on 3/13/2013.
Just received my 3 Plectranthus Mona Lavender and I was amazed at the more than excellent packing. What surprised me the most was that it was in transit for 7 days from California to Florida. I expected them to be somewhat droopy, but immediately out of the box they are healthy, beautiful, not dried out at all and have great color. This is the best care I have seen from a plant mail order company. Thank you. Marsha Carbaugh, who rated us 10 / 10 on 1/15/2013.
I just love the Divine Sages from FBTS - great quality and prince. The Luna variety is my favorite and I have just ordered my second one! Thank you for carrying this amazing entheogen from the Salvia family. Joe, who rated us 10 / 10 on 1/5/2013.
I ordered an assortment of Mexican Native Salivias. I can report this: I received top quality, large plants that were very well rooted, & pinched back. The plants were well well packaged & delivered exactly as scheduled. No soil jostled, no damaged leaves/stems. I'm impressed.Worth comment, too, is the impressive breadth of Salvia species, availability of plants offered, and site information / organization. markus , from sozo landscape / vivero sozo, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/4/2012.
I just placed my second order of salvias as I was just so impreseed with the customer service, the fast delivery and the quality of the products and the packaging with the first order. I am a novice gardener and found the salvias a pleasant experience. All seven from the first order are doing very well in (transplanted) clay pots and I expect the second order to do the same. Thank you for your excellent customer service and product. SSK Suzanne S Kusaba, who rated us 10 / 10 on 9/28/2012.
I am a delighted returning customer. FBTS provides beautiful, healthy plants with friendly and fast service. Jeremy, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/1/2012.
i had never ordered plants online before, so i was very skeptical about the condition the plant would be in. When i received it, i was amazed...absolutely amazed! As promised, the plant was robustly healthy, carefully packaged (easily survived a very clumsy fedex guy dropping it right in front of me), and arrived within 2 days. Overall, excellent service and quality, this plant is simply gorgeous. I am definately referring to this company for any of my online plant purchases. melinda loera, who rated us 10 / 10 on 9/13/2012.
I received my plant yesterday and it had been damaged during shipping afterwards I emailed the company and got a reply that they had processed a refund for my purchase no problems the whole thing was very easy once I receive the refused I will definitely be making another purchase. Thank you for your excellent customer service. Eric Phipps, who rated us 10 / 10 on 7/7/2012.
I ordered 2 Salvia plants on 06/10/12 and recieved them on 06/14/12; not only were the plants healthy, but Flowers By The Sea was generous enough to include a slightly different Salvia to me as a gift! Even better is the fact that I was interested in both to begin with. I placed my order here because of the lower cost of the item of interest to me... I'm glad I gave this company my business, and would recommend them to people interested in there beauties. Jeremy, who rated us 10 / 10 on 6/14/2012.
I ordered 3 salvia apiana (white sage) plants and they came in right on time. The three plants were large with shoots coming off f them already and a healthy root system. I had ordered 3 of the same plants from another online grower and they came in almost dead and have since died. I give Flowers By The Sea an EXCELLENT and will order from them again!!!!!Thank you,Jessica Jessica, who rated us 10 / 10 on 6/11/2012.
When I received my order the plant had snapped in half during shipping, I contacted them and told them about it and they promptly sent me a replacement that arrived in awesome condition! The plants were both very healthy and green despite the first one being broken. The quality of the plants was far above any other nursery I have ordered from. Danny, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/2/2012.
Plants were healthy, packaged very well and shipped on time. Fantastic selection of Salvias that promises to keep growing. Will continue to order from your site. Suchie, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/23/2012.
This is my second year ordering from this fine nursery. The plants are large and healthy, and the choices are spectacular! They were very well packed and shipping was very quick. PS, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/14/2012.
I ordered 4 salvia this year. All arrived GREEN and VIBRANT--no wilt and no breakage. By far the best plant packing I have seen...but most importantly, all the plants went into the ground and took perfectly.I love the selection! Please keep scouring the world for new salvias. Also love the blog!Scott Scott, who rated us 10 / 10 on 4/7/2012.
I received my salvia order today. The plants look great and I can't wait to see them bloom. Loved your selection of rare salvias. Thank you. Helena Hartje, who rated us 10 / 10 on 3/17/2012.
Incredible customer service attended to by Kermit himself!Carole - Taylors/Greenville, SC Carole Harrison, who rated us 10 / 10 on 1/2/1900.
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My plants arrived quickly and they were in excellent health. So far, they are doing well in my yard despite the unusually dry weather we've had on the Monterey Peninsula this winter. I will definitely order from fbts again! S. Morrow, who rated us 10 / 10 on 2/10/2012.
Beautiful plants well packed for winter delivery arrived in great shape, thank you! Chris Malik, who rated us 10 / 10 on 1/27/2012.
My order came a couple of days ago and I had to write and thank you. The packing was some of the best I've seen and all the plants were large beautiful specimens, every single one arriving in excellent shape. I buy a lot of plants mail order and your nursery is at the top of my list! Thank you for the excellent job you do and your customer service is the best! Karen Taylor, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/27/2011.
I recently received my very first order from Flowers by the Sea Nursery in Northern California. It won't be my last. I had researched a lot online about Salivas and although many of the more exciting varieties seemed suitable for my climate -- I knew no nursery that grew them -- meaning I would have to try growing them from seed (not exactly my first choice). Then I found Flowers by the Sea. What a treasure trove of Salvias! The sheer number of Saliva varieties and cultivars offered is almost mind boggling. Furthermore what impressed me about the FBTS website was the great care and detail they took in presenting their plant offerings and the helpfulness of the information provided. I placed my order the very next day and received it within a week's time. The shipment of plants was the most expertly packed box I have ever received. Each plant was swaddled in multiple wrappings of heavy packing paper. The plants themselves were in large pots and had substantial top growth. Needless to say I am totally wowed by this very fine nursery. I look forward to dealing with them again in the near future. Dan Tyson, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/16/2011.
I was very impressed with the careful packing when I opened the box with my blue anise sage! 4 out of the 6 plants already had beautiful flowers! One stem had completely broken off at the base. I emailed fbts and got a prompt reply that it would be replaced. I will order from them in the future! Shelly Hales, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/16/2011.
I just received another order of BeautifulSalvias from Flowers By The Sea. The plants are large and healthy in perfect condition. I really can not say enough positive things about Kermit and Vikki!You will not find better salvias or better service anywhere.I have ordered a number of thimes since I found their site earlier this year. The plants and the service have been the best I have ever received and I have a huge yard and order a lot of plants online.. I can't wait until next year when they have all settled in and are blooming. I haven't allowed them to bloom yet though they have tried.If you are looking for beautiful gorgeous salvias you are at the right place. I give FBTS my very highest recommendation.Rose Rose Hodges, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/11/2011.
WOW!!! I just received another shipment of plants froom FBTS. These plants are Beautiful. Perfect condition big healthy salvias!I can't say enough positive things about Kermit and Vikki. By far the best place to buy salvias from. I wouldn't think of buying elsewhere without seeing if they have the plant I am looking for first.I honestly cannot recommend them more highly. Don't hesitate to place an order here, you will not find better people to deal with anywhere.Rose Rose Hodges, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/11/2011.
Got my order this afternoon. Everything was great, much better than I expected. Thanks for the extra keikis. Many of your keikis were bigger and more advanced than some 2 1/2-3 inch potted orchids I've received from other mail-order nurseries at 3 times the price. Jay Press, who rated us 10 / 10 on 10/7/2011.
I love you guys--the S. macrophylla started blooming flowers a few days after it arrived and so are the canariensis and radula that I ordered earlier in the month. They are absolutely gorgeous and I have no doubt they will thrive once planted in the ground. Thank you thank you!I also wrote a yelp review to help get your site out there :-)http://www.yelp.com/biz/flowers-by-the-sea-elk#hrid:-oMrUP1omvRsQOLA-abNlA BL, who rated us 10 / 10 on 8/29/2011.
The plants are so beautiful: large, healthy and just ready to grow and bloom. These are among the best salvias I have ever received. The selection of plants is fantastic too. My first order, but it certainly won't be the last! PS, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/30/2011.
I am a Salvia fanatic and have fell in love with this company and their amazing selection of unusual salvia. Keep them coming!!!!Colleen colleen james, who rated us 10 / 10 on 6/19/2011.
JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I RECEIVED THE SALVIAS I ORDER THE NEXT DAY AFTER YOU SHIPPED THEM. THE NINE PLANTS THAT I ORDER WERE IN GOOD SHAPE PLUS THE FREE ONE THAT YOU GAVE ME.SINCE THEY WERE MOIST I LET THEM REST OVER NIGHT AND PLANTED THEM IN GALLON CANS.THE NEXT DAY AND THEY LOOK GOOD.I WILL BE ORDERING FROM YOU AGAIN. VIRGINIA virginia furtado, who rated us 10 / 10 on 8/13/2011.
I recently bought 5 salvias in two varieties. I was impressed on how quickly they came and how carefully packaged they were. I cant wait to watch them mature, and will defiantly be buying more from you in the future! Thanks! Elizabeth Thompson, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/24/2011.
I received 2 shipments in 2010, total of 8 plants, all salvias. I received large plants per capita and they were growing in an interesting well-drained mix. It contained what looked like tiny bits of clay pots in place of perlite. I highly recommend this nursery based on 2010 experience and future 2011 same. Dave, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/26/2011.
Thank you for the very well-packaged shipment I received today. I appreciate your time-consuming efforts at weight reduction for shipping: these plants are bohemoths that should-if I do my part- overwinter and leap out of the ground next Spring! In the midst of all of the challenges you have faced, I remain grateful for your professionalism and consideration. RV, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/9/2011.
Thank you for the plants that arrived today. They look great. LR, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/9/2011.
Hi! I ordered outdoor orchids from you last year. Just wanted to say how great they are doing. Mounted the orchids on the trunk of my tree ferns and about half of the kikis are blooming. Evey-thing you sent is still alive. I have never been able to keep orchids alive indoors but they really like hanging outside on trees. MH, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/9/2011.
I received my four plants today (that was really fast shipping.) I have been really excited about receiving these. Knowing there are a lot of fraud websites out there, it's hard not to be the least bit skeptical when ordering online. Someone I met online had purchased some plants from here too so I trusted my gut and went ahead. For a second I thought they might not come at all, or they wouldn't be healthy. When I opened all the plants I was amazed! They were definitely not amateur. All were bushy and pinched, like promised. Of course they@#039;re a little bent from being sent, which will go away soon, not a problem! You really went above and beyond. Thank you for these wonderful plants, I couldn't be happier. Cheap and worth every penny. I plant to keep them forever (pun intended.) Have a nice day. JJ, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/8/2011.
Never have gotten a delivery so quickly of mail-order plants and what's more, the plants were superior in quality to anything I've seen before. We have great nurseries in Berkeley and nearby but I must say, these were spectacular! TG, who rated us 10 / 10 on 5/8/2011.
My sages arrived today. I was so excited when I opened the box to discover that all were moist and vibrant after three days on the road. One of the Salvia lyciodes x greggii 'Ultra Violet' plants was even blooming! Also, how thoughtful of you to wrap them in newsprint! There were no materials to throw away; the newsprint is now in my compost heap.
Incredible customer service attended to by Kermit himself!Carole - Taylors/Greenville, SC
— Carole Harrison
I am a delighted returning customer. FBTS provides beautiful, healthy plants with friendly and fast service.
I just received another order of BeautifulSalvias from Flowers By The Sea. The plants are large and healthy in perfect condition. I really can not say enough positive things about Kermit and Vikki!You will not find better salvias or better service anywhere.I have ordered a number of thimes since I found their site earlier this year. The plants and the service have been the best I have ever rece...
— Rose Hodges
I ordered 2 Salvia plants on 06/10/12 and recieved them on 06/14/12; not only were the plants healthy, but Flowers By The Sea was generous enough to include a slightly different Salvia to me as a gift! Even better is the fact that I was interested in both to begin with. I placed my order here because of the lower cost of the item of interest to me... I'm glad I gave this company my busines...
I received my salvia order today. The plants look great and I can't wait to see them bloom. Loved your selection of rare salvias. Thank you.
— Helena Hartje
Just received my 3 Plectranthus Mona Lavender and I was amazed at the more than excellent packing. What surprised me the most was that it was in transit for 7 days from California to Florida. I expected them to be somewhat droopy, but immediately out of the box they are healthy, beautiful, not dried out at all and have great color. This is the best care I have seen from a plant mail order co...
— Marsha Carbaugh
I ordered an assortment of Mexican Native Salivias. I can report this: I received top quality, large plants that were very well rooted, & pinched back. The plants were well well packaged & delivered exactly as scheduled. No soil jostled, no damaged leaves/stems. I'm impressed.Worth comment, too, is the impressive breadth of Salvia species, availability of plants offered, and site ...
Never have gotten a delivery so quickly of mail-order plants and what's more, the plants were superior in quality to anything I've seen before. We have great nurseries in Berkeley and nearby but I must say, these were spectacular!
I recently bought 5 salvias in two varieties. I was impressed on how quickly they came and how carefully packaged they were. I cant wait to watch them mature, and will defiantly be buying more from you in the future! Thanks!