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bulb source warning!

Posted by lizalily Western WA, USA (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 8, 06 at 21:31

I want to warn you against I have been ordering from them for atleast 4 years...think it is 5 but no more! Their bulbs are a good price but each year they have fewer selections. What really has me teed off is that when I tried to order on the web I got a notice that my order had not gone through. I received no confirmation, no acknowledgement and a $700 order that showed up after I had ordered similar bulbs and more exciting ones from Van Bourgondian, the only place I could find the same forcing tulips. Hmmm, somehow that VB order got up to $1400, then guess what arrived at my house...with no packing slip or anything. NOt even a return adress! Just my address on it and a charge on my credit card. I have written to them twice now with no acknowledgement, as I received another box from them yesterday! Duplicates of the 50 Stargazers and 50 orange asiatics (Treffor) that I ordered and received from VB! Now I am looking for someone to unload about $600 dollars worth(wholesale) of tulips. EVeryone I talk to locally who is interested wants daffodils because they don't have deer fencing up! And I got a double order (250) CHina PInk lily flowered Tulips....whoaaaa, seriously more then my market can absorb! About 4 times more!

SO there went all my profit from this year!

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RE: bulb source warning!

  • Posted by josh z8a (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 9, 06 at 14:11

Lizalily, get on the phone to your credit card issuer and let them handle it. If they're like mine, they will credit your account and deal with the problem. josh

RE: bulb source warning!

Are you upset with or with VB? I'm confused.

RE: bulb source warning!

I was so upset I even got the name wrong, LOL. IT is "" that I am upset with. They started out doing quite nicely a few years ago but I think that one of the partners left and the business side of it has sunk lower each year. is their wholesale division. They also have a retail one under

Van Bourgondian has had a lot of bad rap but I think either they have cleaned up their act or I got lucky. I have found that ordering bulbs works better then ordering perrentials from then. They are Dutch Gardens wholesale division...not sure if they were all along or if this is a new partnership recently and why I am having better results from them. I got a "stardust" lily collection from them this summer and the flowers were wonderful and a good price too. They seem to have bulbs that I can not find anywhere else.

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