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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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love my Echium 'blue steeple'! I received the plants healthy and ready to transplant. I will definitely be a repeat customer...
Nancy Barsotti who rated us 10 / 5 on May 11, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love my Echium 'blue steeple'! I received the plants healthy and ready to transplant. I will definitely be a repeat customer...
Nancy Barsotti who rated us 10 / 5 on May 11, 2015

My \"Summer Jewell Red\" and \"David Verity\" Salvia arrived on time nice and moist (from CA to GA) and were in the containers on my deck within an hour. Hummingbirds on the Jewell Red Salvia within hours. Vigorous beautiful specimens and prompt arrival assured me that this is the \"only way to go\" in the future. Thanks for the personal service and beautiful plants.
Stephen Wilks who rated us 10 / 5 on May 5, 2015

Kermit and Vicky are so pleasant to work with. They sent the package promptly and the plants are absolutely gorgeous! There was a mistake with the order and they were wonderful to work with on the correction. Highly recommended!
Ian Simpkins who rated us 10 / 5 on May 4, 2015

This is my third year I have ordered from Flowers by the Sea. I have received nice sized plants in very good condition. Every single one of the plants have flourished. Nice selection too.
Linda who rated us 8 / 5 on Apr 26, 2015

When I ordered from Flowers by the Sea I expected to receive the usual seedlings many companies send. To my surprise I received large specimens, some in bloom. I am impressed with both the plants and the plant-saving packaging that helped them survive a week in transit. Truly fine plants and people!
Alana Hammons who rated us 9 / 5 on Apr 26, 2015

All of the plants arrived in excellent condition and are thriving beautifully in my South Carolina garden
Hutchinson D. Cummin who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 24, 2015

The plants arrived in excellent condition; they are planted and thriving beautifully. The planting instructions that were emailed to me were explicit and a huge help since I have never had sage in my garden before now. Kermit was a great help in selecting plants for my area and zone.
Gail Green who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 23, 2015

I have been gardening since childhood and I've ordered thousands of plants in that time. Your plants take the cake and the rake! I am sooooo impressed with the size, the health, the packing, and the communication from you! Astounding, gracious, GENEROUS, and unbelievable!!! You guys TOP the list of reputable folks I've dealt with. Anyone looking for salvias or odd plants need look no further than your website. The information on your site is clear, concise, and thorough. Your prices are super! I can't believe the sizes of these plants-a few of the salvias are ready to burst into bloom! I honestly will recommend your nursery and I will be a returning shopper! The BEST, better than expected-and I am thrilled to have found you! Truly deserving of praise and recognition for all of the work and effort you put forth in your knowledge sharing and in the unbelievably healthy, large plants you send. Super impressed, and super ready to place more orders ! Thank you!!!! Regina
Regina who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 21, 2015

I am extremely pleased with all plants that I have received from FBTS. The plants were all well packed, shipped promptly and very healthy, unlike other mail order companies with their very small pots and straggly plants.
JH who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 21, 2015

Terrific plants! Nice size to the plants (much larger than competitors), with great root systems (have spent quite a bit of time in the pots instead of recent transplants), and well-packed. Will definitely be a repeat customer.
Michael Baudino who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 20, 2015

Plants arrived as scheduled. What a relief to see fresh healthy plants in 4\" pots with developed root systems. I will order again. You shoud try them out too.
Tina Cremer who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 19, 2015

Hey...plants arrived in great shape. Will report on their performance in our very wet summer climate as the summer matures! First test: the 12 inches of rain We had over the past week...which will tell me whether I got bed prep right!
William Finch who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 17, 2015

I just got my first order in from Flowers by the Sea. I was absolutely delighted with my flowers. They were in great shape, larger than I expected and transitioned into my garden nicely. I will be a repeat customer! Thank you!
Cynde Cornelius who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 15, 2015

I ordered a variety of salvias this year, and they all arrived excellently packaged, healthy, very well rooted, and ready to go outdoors. This is the second year I've ordered from Flowers by the Sea; the salvias I planted last year are already blooming up a storm and beautiful, so I can't wait to see how everything that is new this year looks after a long growing season. Thank you for offering such a wide variety of salvias as well as all the information on each individual plant. I've also tried some plants I wouldn't otherwise know about after reading your Everything Salvias blog, so I appreciate all the information available there, too!
Megan who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 15, 2015

I have purchased plants from on line nurseries from all over the world for many years and I have to say the Salvia and Agastache I received from Flowers by the Sea are of the highest quality of any nursery I have ever dealt with. Great packing and extremely well rooted plants. I highly recommend them.
Ted Wilson who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 5, 2015

Plants arrived in good condition seeing they didn't get delivered on Friday, April 3rd. as scheduled. Instead they were held over the Easter weekend and were delivered by noon on Monday the 6th. I put then in the sunroom to recover. Too cold here in Wisconsin to think of placing them outside. Cloudy day so they won't be getting any sun today or even the rest of the week. I will also repot into larger pots as they won't be planted outside for at least 6 weeks, but will wait a week for them to recover from their journey before doing it. Hum-mum
Jan Asp who rated us 10 / 5 on Apr 5, 2015