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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 Oct 6, 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 Aug 28, 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 Aug 12, 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 Jun 18, 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 May 29, 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 May 25, 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 May 23, 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 May 8, 2011

Thank you for the plants that arrived today. They look great.
LR who rated us 10 / 10 on May 8, 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 May 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 May 7, 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 May 7, 2011

bought 12 salvia plants, mostly salvia leucantha. was delightfully surprised at the size and quality of my plants. if these do well in the southern california desert sun, i'll be back for more...lost more.

Susanna Urbina who rated us 5 / 10 on Dec 8, 1969

My first order with FBTS was great except for one plant that was weak from the get-go... however all the other plants were in acceptable shape (however a little more pot-bound than I would normally find desirable) they did survive and are flourishing! Upon submitting my issue with this one plant I received immediate attention to resolve this! FBTS was more than generous in this matter!!! I will miss the plant that I lost but I am confident that at a later date I will be able to obtain a new order for this plant in a much healthier condition!. In the mean time I have not hesitated to order more from this most spectacular FBTS inventory of Salvias offered on the internet that I have found to date!

Michael B Stewart who rated us 5 / 10 on Nov 15, 1969

This was my second order, six plants. They were moist, green and large for their containers when they arrived. All are planted and doing well so far. I am very pleased.

Patrice Gregory who rated us 5 / 10 on Nov 15, 1969

Received Mid-March and was ready with containers to plant all three. They arrived bright green and upright. Too early to speak of flowers as too early for blooms. (The pictures are exciting.) A BIG plus in my high desert location is that the two species of rabbits have, as yet, left them alone. I and my 'Hummers' are waiting.

Laura D Alexander who rated us 5 / 10 on Nov 15, 1969

Plants arrived well pack and in good health. I would order again from this company and would also recommend them.

Diana who rated us 5 / 10 on Nov 15, 1969

Yesterday was like Christmas morning and Independence Day rolled into one! My plants arrived from Flowers By The Sea. As I unwrapped each carefully wrapped plant, I found myself "oohing" and "awing" as I saw each plant. I've been a customer for many years, and I will continue to be.

Melissa P who rated us 5 / 10 on Nov 15, 1969

I have ordered online from quite a few vendors. The plants from Flowers by the Sea were extremely well packaged, well sized and very healthy. I will order again in the future with no hesitancy. The best best choice I seen for plants to attract hummingbirds.

Gary Harkness who rated us 5 / 10 on Nov 15, 1969

’m a big fan of salvia because I love inviting the hummingbirds into my garden. I was so pleased to have found the source of the ‘new and improved’ black & blue salvia “Bodacious Rhythm & Blues”. Flowers by the Sea handled my order very professionally and the large and healthy plants were packed with great care. They are now in the ground and I am looking forward to seeing those lovely blooms and sharing them with my little garden visitors.

Joey who rated us 5 / 10 on Sep 30, 1969

My first order with FBTS was great except for one plant that was weak from the get-go... however all the other plants were in acceptable shape (however a little more pot-bound than I would normally find desirable) they did survive and are flourishing! Upon submitting my issue with this one plant I received immediate attention to resolve this! FBTS was more than generous in this matter!!! I will miss the plant that I lost but I am confident that at a later date I will be able to obtain a new order for this plant in a much healthier condition!. In the mean time I have not hesitated to order more from this most spectacular FBTS inventory of Salvias offered on the internet that I have found to date!

Michael B Stewart who rated us 5 / 10 on Sep 30, 1969

What beautiful plants! They are already blooming, and are just doing great. We will definitely buy from Flowers by the Sea again.

Barb who rated us 5 / 10 on Sep 30, 1969

This was my second order, six plants. They were moist, green and large for their containers when they arrived. All are planted and doing well so far. I am very pleased.

Patrice Gregory who rated us 5 / 10 on Sep 30, 1969

Received Mid-March and was ready with containers to plant all three. They arrived bright green and upright. Too early to speak of flowers as too early for blooms. (The pictures are exciting.) A BIG plus in my high desert location is that the two species of rabbits have, as yet, left them alone. I and my 'Hummers' are waiting.

Laura D Alexander who rated us 5 / 10 on Sep 30, 1969

Once again I received a fine shipment of Salvias from you folks. Your quality is superb! I always know that
your plants with have sufficient maturity when I received them that allow me to plant them and enjoy their
beauty. I also appreciate your policy of combining orders to save on shipping costs. However, I apparently did
not receive a credit for this Spring's shipment. My only negative in the 3-4 years of purchasing from you would
be the Elk Chantilly Lace plants. Since they were identified as Zone 8 plants I should not have lost all five plants.
I really question if these were zoned correctly. That being said, I do not hesitate to recommend your nursery to
other gardeners in my area. Please keep producing the wonderful Salvias that you do.

Randy Collins who rated us 5 / 10 on Sep 30, 1969

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