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Testimonials

Ordering from Flowers by the Sea has been easy and efficient. All the plants I have received have thrived with minimal effort. They are a valuable source for new and interesting salvias as well as hard to find regulars. I would definitely recommend and use them again.
Linda Rubio who rated us 9 / 5 on Jul 23, 2015

Everything arrived in perfect condition. We followed the instructions of allowing the plant to accumulate to the local climate in Texas. We planted them two days after we got them. The plants are doing very well with drip irrigation to the base of all 4. Now we wait for the flowers.
jim peoples who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 22, 2015

Yesterday afternoon another delivery of FBTS plants arrived. They looked beautiful right out of the box. This is the fourth time I've ordered from you this year, and each and every plant was in great shape, ready to grow and bloom (except for the two that the gophers ate -- now I plant in gopher-proof planting baskets). This time, two of the plants were actually in bloom, and the shipping was done so well that they were unfazed by it. FBTS is an incredible nursery, not only for the amazing variety they offer, but for the excellent quality and condition of the plants. I only wish I had known about you sooner!
Mary Jo Ballator who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 22, 2015

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. The salvias I have purchased over the years are thriving
Steve who rated us 9 / 5 on Jul 13, 2015

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 who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 11, 2015

The sage plants arrived in lovely and healthy condition and are doing great after being planted in the ground. No flowers yet, but rapid growth. I highly recommend your company and will buy more from you. Thank you.
Gisela Kone who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 8, 2015

The 3 Salvia sagittata arrived healthy and have taken off. The 1 Salvia patens Guanajuato had very few roots. It was loose in the pot and perhaps suffered root damage in the long transit. It's not dead, but is the plant TLC and has lost one stem. The packing was good. I think occasional losses are just part of ordering plants by mail. Would order from them again.
JoAnne who rated us 10 / 5 on Jul 4, 2015

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 who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 30, 2015

Thanks for the fast service, and the very healthy plants. I've had them about a month now and they are doing very well. I sat outside for awhile yesterday and a hummingbird flew into my little flower garden, straight to the 7-up plant I got from you. She went from flower to flower all over that plant then few off again. I was just thrilled. Love hummers!
Sue who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 26, 2015

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.
Jan Stedke who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 22, 2015

I cannot rate this company highly enough! Wonderful web site, endless interesting varieties, excellent service, and strong, healthy plants which arrive ready to grow practically right out of the box. I wholeheartedly recommend Flowers by the Sea to all my gardening friends, and only wish I'd discovered it sooner myself.
Mary Jo Ballator who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 17, 2015

I ordered about 15 plants from FBTS. I have a plant addiction and have ordered from many online nurseries! I can honestly say I have never received plants that looked as healthy, well established and cared for as the plants I received from FBTS. I am really impressed beyond belief. My plants are flourishing and beautiful! I will definitely order again...one can never have too many salvia and other pollinator pleasing treasures!
Colleen B who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 12, 2015

I've been gardening for hummingbirds for the past 30+ years. Since my needs are so specific (and I live in an area where most of the best hummer attractants do not), I've used mail order suppliers almost exclusively. My choices have worked over the years - especially in 2005 when we were visited (in Michigan) by a White-eared Hummingbird. Prior to that, the furthest east one had ever been seen was Biloxi, MS - the furthest north was CO. Flowers by the Sea has, without doubt, the best selection of hummer-attracting plants I've ever run across. To top that off, they send the healthiest specimens. It's such a pleasure doing business with a family organization. Vikki and Kermit have been so easy to talk with. They truly want to send the best possible plants to enable their customers to have success. I will continue to make my purchases from Flowers by the Sea from here on. I know I'll be happy with the plants AND with the excellent customer service.
Melissa Pappas who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 7, 2015

Just one day's shipping and my plants were delivered, packed so nicely with loving care. They are just lovely, already with tiny buds just ready to bloom and I am ready to add them to my salvia garden for everyone to see and we all can talk about salvias and our love for them and all other plants and flowers. Thank you for having such a fantastic selection for us to see and read about, the information available is so helpful for me. The Mendocino Coast is just the right spot for you and your gifts of nature, it is a beautiful place to visit and live, also. Best wishes...
Bette Marie Vogan who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 4, 2015

This was the first time I had order from Flowers by the Sea. I love salvias and found them online. They have an amazing selection of plants, and their website is loaded with useful information. My order arrived promptly and I was delighted with the condition of my plants--large, healthy specimens, wrapped carefully. They arrived all the way to Chicago in awesome condition, and are now thriving. I am a Master Gardener who has ordered from over a dozen different mail order sources over the past two decades. FBTS's plants and shipping methods are easily among the very best I have ever seen.
Maryanne who rated us 10 / 5 on Jun 4, 2015

It was a pleasure shopping here at Flowers by the Sea. I received my Salvia plants timely and the quality has been the best i have received from any online delivery. I will continue to shop here comftrably
Art who rated us 10 / 5 on May 27, 2015

I cannot rate this company highly enough! Wonderful web site, endless interesting varieties, excellent service, and strong, healthy plants which arrive ready to grow practically right out of the box. I wholeheartedly recommend Flowers by the Sea to all my gardening friends, and only wish I'd discovered it sooner myself.
Mary Jo Ballator who rated us 10 / 5 on May 25, 2015

I'm really glad that I ordered from Flowers by the Sea, the shipment came when promised and the plants were in excellent shape. Both plants were healthy looking and acclimated to my climate within a day or two. The selection of sages was numerous and there was enough information on the website to make an informed choice. All in all when I will need sages this will be the only place for me to order from!
Lorita who rated us 10 / 5 on May 25, 2015

I live in Northern Illinois. The plants were delivered in a couple of days. They were well packed and in great shape when they arrived. I immediately transplanted them and gave them about 2 weeks for the weather to warm and for the plants to grow. I put them in the ground by the middle of May and one of them was already blooming. All three plants are doing great alongside my Scarlet Sage Salvias that I started from seed in March and my Black & Blue Salvias. So now I have a mix of red, pink and blue Salvias for my Hummingbird friends to enjoy this Summer. I am extremely happy with the quality and the service and will be doing business in the future!
Peter Grant who rated us 10 / 5 on May 23, 2015

Lovely salvia plants, two out of three of them extra lush, and very well packaged!
Marcy S. who rated us 9 / 5 on May 21, 2015

Thank you so very much for the wonderful service. I received my order quickly ,at the appropriate time and in pristine condition. Unfortunately I Cannot comment on the individual plants growing hardiness as they are still in hardening off process. Here in N.Y. We are still not frost free and we are actually expecting a frost tonight- may 22nd believe it or not.the plants are beautiful & very healthy. You are now my go to mail order nursery. Thank you for the reasonable shipping charges or otherwise an order from you would not be possible.Karen Palmer
Karen Palmer who rated us 10 / 5 on May 21, 2015

Your plants are truly Awesome!! Large, robust, and fairly leaping forth! The salvias are growing almost visibly, began blooming immediately. You have become my favorite gardening resource, actually, with so many interesting topics on your website. You grow the very sorts of plants that interest me most these days, and you do it very well!
Samantha B. who rated us 10 / 5 on May 19, 2015

I gloriously pleased with the site and the plants. The plants were HEALTHY large, and three of them were blooming and one had set seed. I couldn't be happier. The species were not the normal salvias and I can't wait for them to get large. There was a difference on one salvia between its description on the site and what conditions were on the tag. I called and they said that it was a new plant and they suspect the description is right but the tag expresses some caution about hardiness. I am taking one star off for the confusion, but it is an unknown for all of us. No one is perfect. I still think you guys are amazing and I'll be back..
Mara Eurich who rated us 9 / 5 on May 17, 2015

This spring I ordered from 5 different plant sites. FBTS was by far the best. The plants were larger and better branched. Your packaging was superb! Each plant was still moist around its roots and the dirt was held in each pot so none was shaken loose. Your service is the best! Thanks.
Linda DeRoze who rated us 10 / 5 on May 15, 2015

My plants were mailed on a Monday and arrived on Friday. They were all in very good shape. I let them rest for a couple of days before planting in order to acclimate to the outside conditions. They have all done very well and are starting to grow.
John Nolan who rated us 10 / 5 on May 15, 2015