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Every year I order from Flowers by the Sea. Every year I am amazed at and thrilled by the plants that arrive. I have never had one fail and I've been ordering for quite a number of years. It's not easy to find great hummingbird plants in Michigan. FBTS fills a huge void for me. If ever I have a question, Kermit, Vikki, and the wonderful folks at FBTS are more than happy to answer them. I'm already looking forward to ordering next year's plants.
Melissa Pappas who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 30, 2017

I ordered 6 plants in early July. They were shipped very quickly by FBTS. I was stunned when the box arrived completely beat up. I was worried about my new plants. I opened up the box, and it took sometime to unwrap the plants, due to the extra packing efforts of FBTS. I was amazed that there was only very minor damage to one plant! All of the plants are in the ground now, and looking great!
Megan who rated us 9 / 5 on Jul 30, 2017

I have ordered several salvias and they have all arrived in excellent condition and are doing well in my garden. I love the variety available and the shopping experience online makes it easy to find the plants and colors I seek.
Jasmine who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 29, 2017

Arrived on time and in great shape. The plants are growing and doing well
Louis Matejek who rated us 8 / 5 on Jul 23, 2017

Had heard great things and decided to try you guys!! So glad I did...I am so extremely delighted with the size and condition of the plants I received!!!! I will definitely attract more hummingbirds with these perfect plants!!! Thank you so much I am a very happy customer!!!!
Melanie Brimhall who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 21, 2017

Three out of the four salvia plants I ordered were outstanding. The fourth was one I would have never selected at a nursery as it was very mediocre in shape as the top had been lopped off and it wasn't full. I hope it will grow out of it's current sad condition and become a nice plant. Hated to pay so much for that one plant but the three others were great.
Carolyn Rice who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 19, 2017

It's too soon to evaluate my new agastache plants as mature plants. What I can say is that they arrived promptly and in great condition, are all planted and blooming, even as young as they are. I love your website, and your detailed information on so many varieties of sages and Agastache. Thank you for the follow-up. I will most likely order more from you as I get more areas of the garden prepared.
Shari who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 15, 2017

The wait was longer than I expected like felt two weeks due to their shipping schedule, but it was worth it. Overall very leafy for small pots and two of the salvias are in full bloom with half a dozen flower stems since I planted them in mid June. The other one, rhythm and blue, I think it is a late bloomer. I'll consider ordering again if they survives through the winter outside.
helen who rated us 9 / 5 on Jul 14, 2017

My June order of Bodacious \"Rhythm and Blues' and Salvia microphylla 'Red Velvet' arrived looking great. I potted them up and have them in a shady spot. They are doing very well one of the Red Velvet has buds. I will have to start exposing them to more sun. We live is eastern San Diego and the sun is very bright. I planted Salvia Amistad this spring from gallons, one in 1/2 shade has grown rapidly, and one planted in the ground in full sun most hours of the day. It is about half the size of the 1/2 shade plant but has more flowers now. Salvia leucantha grows like a weed here and flowers all year. In the undeveloped open spaces near our home Salvia apiana, Salvia munzii, Salvia clevelandii, and Salvia mellifera grow. Which Salvias can survive with lots of heat and sunlight.
Bruce Cobbledick who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 4, 2017

Beautiful, unusual plants at a good price. The service was great. I am very happy with my purchase.
Ginny Hersch who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 30, 2017

As I have said before your plants arrive in beautiful condition with great root systems and are growing nicely. My only suggestion? Better estimation of the ultimate dimensions of the plants. I realize this will vary greatly depending on the quality of the soil but 2 examples that stand out from my orders: 1) S. Blue Ensign---the website said 3'h x 2'w, the plastic plant identifier says 4'h x 4'w, a huge difference. Do they transplant very well if I have to adjust them next spring? I wouldn't have had to buy 6 of them if I'd known. 2) S. Ultra Violet---website says 18\"h x 18\"w, the plastic tag says 24\"-27\" w. Shouldn't the information on the website and that on the plastic ID tags be the same? It would help planning for the garden. Thanks, I appreciate your company's quality and responsiveness. Linda
Linda DeRoze who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 29, 2017

Was very pleased with the condition and quality of the plants I received. They were packaged quite carefully. Very happy with my purchase and highly recommend.
Mike Griffin who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 27, 2017

The three salvias received were by far in the best condition of any plants that I have ever ordered. They were beyond healthy, packed carefully, and arrived quickly. I left them out to \"harden\" and after being planted are doing great. Superb transaction and I recommend most strongly Flowers by the Sea. In fact, I have recommended them to my mother in law. Yikes!
James Cox who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 26, 2017

I have ordered several salvias from FBTS and they have all arrived in excellent condition and are doing well in my garden. I love the variety available and the shopping experience online makes it easy to find the plants and colors I seek.
Tamie Moran who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 21, 2017

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!
Jasmine who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 20, 2017

Good advice, great plants. Y'all are the best.
Tony Borowiecki who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 19, 2017

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 who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 6, 2017

This is my second year purchasing plants from Flowers by the Sea. Again, it was a great experience. My order came as promised, packed well, and the plants are great. Can't wait til the hummingbirds come visiting, just like they did last year.
Linda E Lane who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 4, 2017

What a wonderful find! Thank you Flowers By The Sea for the amazing salvia plants. I am so excited that I found your site! The plants arrived in beautiful condition. I will definitely order more salvias in the future!
lk who rated us 9 / 5 on Jun 3, 2017

My plants arrived in perfect condition looking healthy they were well protected and traveled well all the way from the west coast to Virginia. What has really impressed me is as a novices Gardner there was so much information on the best planting and care of my new plants and each one identified. Thank you I look forward to spending many seasons enjoying my new plants
suzanne Olsen who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 1, 2017

Ordering through mail order can be a scary thing. Will the plants I get look ANYTHING like the ones in the photo? Will they be healthy? Will they thrive? I have ordered from Flowers by the Sea for many years now, and the answers to all of the above have always been a resounding, \"YES!\" If I have questions, I either email or call. It never fails that I get a quick, friendly, helpful response. I've ordered from many mail-order nurseries over the years, and FBTS is - by FAR - the best.
Melissa Pappas who rated us 10 / 5 on May 29, 2017

My salvias arrived beautifully packaged and in excellent health. I can't wait to watch them take off. Thank you Flowers by the Sea.
Joan Benner who rated us 8 / 5 on May 27, 2017

FBTS provides detailed plant descriptions making selection decisions easy. The site is well organized so that selection can be made using categories to choose plants that fit your garden/habitat needs. Good healthy plants with strong roots. Good shipping practices. Plants arrived in excellent condition. Many difficult to find varieties can be found here. The hummingbirds, bees and I are very happy!
Sandi who rated us 9 / 5 on May 26, 2017

My plants arrived in great shape! Thanks.
Susanna Askins who rated us 10 / 5 on May 25, 2017

Service was excellent. Plants arrived as stated and in excellent condition. Now I just need patience as I enjoy watching them grow.
Linda DeRoze who rated us 10 / 5 on May 24, 2017