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I have to say I was running blind when making my initial order, but when I received immediate follow up in regards to shipping ETA, and shipping confirmation i started feeling confident. Most importantly, my plants were a larger size then expected and HEALTHY!!!! Keep in mind these babies were shipped from California to central Florida....impressive!!!! What a great find!!!!
Noelle who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 31, 2014

I ordered Wendy's Wish salvia and Elk white ice salvia. I was thrilled to find the Wendy's Wish. It is one of my favorite salvias. I had never had a truly white salvia and it is stunning. The plants were in great shape after traveling from California all the way to Georgia. They are thriving in my garden. The hummingbirds cover these plants all day. I am so excited to have a source for salvias because they thrive in my climate. Next spring, in late March or April. I will be ordering lots of the Wendy's Wish to fill my yard and I know I will find many other salvias for my garden. I am so glad I found this source for my favorite plants.
Dianne Davis who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 23, 2014

Amistad is THE perfect salvia--just a wonderful size, and it blooms like crazy, even here in Iowa! Now, if only my ruby-throated hummies would find it. Buying them later in the season, they didn't get the prime pieces of real estate, but I'm sure the little hummingbirds will love it as much as the others--especially once the babies come around for their piece of the pie!
Linda who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 21, 2014

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 (althought it might have been me!). Anyway, can't wait to order from this fine company again!
Cathi Scogin who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 17, 2014

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 reservations about ordering plants from so far away during the summer, but my worries were put to rest by the excellent customer service and prompt shipping. UPS ended up delaying my package for a few days and I was very worried about the plants being in the extreme heat for so long without water. Once the plants arrived, they looked parched but otherwise okay. Kermit didnt miss a beat and actually sent replacements for the two plants just in case they had been too stressed by the trip. Everyone is doing fine in the garden and I know that I will be returning again as soon as I have more space to fill!
Matt who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 14, 2014

I was so pleased the with plants when they arived they were healthy and are doing great. Will always purchase from flowers by the in the future
Bonnie Smith who rated us 9 / 5 on Jul 12, 2014

I ordered Amistad Salvia mid May and was so excited to receive such healthy lush plants from California. I am in growing zone 6 Maryland. Four are in full sun and blooming like crazy as of July 1 and about 3 feet high. I have another one in a pot that only gets afternoon sun. Much smaller and is now blooming July 10th. Hummers are here. Color is an incredible vibrant deep purple blue. Will try to take cuttings and get them through to next summer. Thank you so much!
Beth Keyser who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 9, 2014

I'm very impressed with the quality of you're plants. The five or six I've ordered the past two years are thriving . I will continue to order from you as long as I have room in my garden. Just a great website to have discovered ! Thanks, Spencer
spencer cornish who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 9, 2014

I live in NY and wanted to try my hand at growing California salvias. Flowers by the Sea had so many of the plants I wanted and more. I am currently growing 10 different varieties and they are doing great. Whenever I had any questions about growing tips and such FBTS always tried their best to guide me in the right direction. As long as I can keep growing these plants in this zone I will always get them from FBTS.
Barnaby Black who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 8, 2014

We ordered plants from Flowers by the Sea and are very happy. Except for one, they arrived in good condition. The service and attention to detail was excellent and we highly recommend. Waiting now for the rainy season to kick it into high gear. I think that will really push them forward.
Susan Miller who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 5, 2014

I ordered 3 of the Salvia x Greggii (Rasberry Delight) and 2 of Salvia Coahuilensis. All arrived at the time promised. As recommended,I set them under a tree to recover from a 7 days journey to the east coast. They were planted in the ground about 10 days later and all are doing very well. I`m expecting flower buds within the next couple of weeks. I would recommend express mail for future purchases.
Constantine who rated us 7 / 5 on Jul 3, 2014

I have ordered plants from FBTS for the last 4 years, 17 plants in spring 2014. They are the most impressive plants in health and size that I have received from any mail order company. These are not little cuttings, but rather large bushy plants, typically 8-10 or more inches tall, full of buds and sometimes already blooming. They take off when planted. The varieties are as described on the website. They arrive in perfect condition and when promised, meticulously packed. I cannot recommend this nursery more highly. Leslie
Leslie MacGregor Levine who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 30, 2014

Great service, outstanding selection. I'd order from them again.
Roxanne gunser who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 26, 2014

I received my order at the time I was told I would get them. They were good after 7 days in shipping, a little dry but they have be growing just fine. I can't wait to see them bloom.
Carol who rated us 7 / 5 on Jun 23, 2014

I received my second order of great looking plants - they were sent on Monday and didn't arrive until Friday - only slightly limp; I said \"great looking\" because they were thick, bushy and very healthy looking.
Doris Wilkinson who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 12, 2014

Excellent all the way around, from the variety of plants to the service to the size of the plants that arrive.
Dean Sliger who rated us 10 / 5 on May 30, 2014

I received my first order (of salvias) three days ago - they came to North Texas via regular mail and look great. They are large, no leaf drop, and are already over the 'not so perky' phase that comes with being shipped; several have open blooms already. I appreciate the very reasonable prices which help offset the cost of postage. Great selection - I have already made a second order. (Can't get most of these here.)
Doris Wilkinson who rated us 10 / 5 on May 17, 2014

Your website, plant quality, careful packing, rapid shipping (1900 miles in 2 days, thanks UPS!), & superb personal customer service will keep me coming back! My wish list is filling up already. THANKS Kermit!
John Hicks who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 26, 2014

Thank you so much for the shipment of beautiful plants! Every plant in my large order made it to Florida in good shape, and after the recommended period of recovery, they are now flourishing! I am delighted to have these great new additions to my salvia collection, almost all of which are never available in local nurseries and garden centers. I also really appreciated the personal communications and assistance with my order. I'll be back to order again and again!
Jill Reed who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 24, 2014

I always await my Flowers by the Sea order like a child awaiting Christmas! Even though I know the plants I ordered and I know every plant will be perfect, it is exciting just to open the box and experience the love and care that goes into every shipment. Then to await the show in my garden! My only regret is that I am running out of space . . .
Nancy L Newfield who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 19, 2014

I just had to tell you how nice these plants are. Your nursery is a rare find!
RL who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 4, 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 who rated us 10 / 5 on Dec 5, 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 / 5 on Nov 6, 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 who rated us 10 / 5 on Oct 29, 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 / 5 on Oct 22, 2013