Below is a sampling of mail and email we get from our clients.
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The French Rose Blend I used in a client's garden were just reaching peak (April 20) and they are still out-of-this world! I am forwarding images from this display for your enjoyment. The bulbs were gorgeous, the packaging exceptional, and the display has been traffic-stopping; the stems are nearly 3', the colors are beautifully balanced, and most importantly, the client is exceptionally satisfied! For all of this, I thank you!
Hope you're having a wonderful spring, JD, St Louis MO
I wanted to share with you some pictures of the beautiful tulips beds we had this year at Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum. Thank you for providing such spectacular bulbs! See attached pictures. HM, Mount Berry GA
Spectacular Show. I loved all the beautiful blooms. So did all my neighbors. You guys are the greatest. You are now number one for bulb ordering for me. Thanks, HW, Washington DC
I just thought I�d share a few photos of the gorgeous Tulips you sent us last fall. Hundreds and hundreds of our visitors are just falling over themselves at how pretty the Tulips are! The three mixes are: �Purdy�, �Polka Dots�, and �Parrot Blend� (my personal favorite!). Many thanks, MB, Norfolk VA
Hi! The tulips are blooming here now (April 11) and they are beautiful! I am home with a broken ankle, so it's a treat for me to see them after many weeks in hospital and/or rehab. Also, the Gervase amaryllis were incredible. Late in blooming, almost like they wanted to be the only ones open so we could truly admire them, and no others. Gave one to a neighbor and one of the blossoms was all red! Have a photo if you'd like to see it. MJC, Washington DC
The bulbs I planted in our new yard last fall have come up and are fabulous! While planting, I was impressed with the size and "substance" of the bulbs and had high hopes. I was not disappointed. In just one season, Colorblends has given us an eye catching spring display. I'm seeing varieties in the Daffodil 100 that I've never seen before. I feel a little guilty being anxious for fall so I can plant my next order. Thank you for a wonderful spring! CP, Haymarket VA
Last Fall I was so overwhelmed with the beauty and helpful information in your catalog that I ordered even though I had never heard of the company. This Spring I have been overwhelmed again! The bulbs are everything you said they would be and more. I usually am disappointed with my results versus the photos in the catalog. Thank you. I hope you had a good year for the business and will have many more. FS Lexington KY
Dear Sirs: I am writing to you to tell you how pleased I am with my bulbs. The Mariekes are huge and golden, and the Banja Lukas and Best Reds are just starting to bloom (can't wait to see them in action!). Blue hyacinths are well on their way. Everything I potted came up vigorously. I live in an apartment with a small back patio, and it is now packed with color. The pictures speak for themselves. I will definitely be ordering from you this fall. Thanks again, RN, Hueytown AL
First time ordering from you last year. Planted 125 bulbs. Was very impressed by the size of the bulbs (Outstanding). Believe it or not every one of the bulbs are coming up it is making my lawn POP. Can't wait to order again. Excellent product best on the market. Thank you. BS, Winston-Salem NC
Thank you Colorblends for your big, beautiful and affordable bulbs!!! They are the absolute best, and you are a treasure. It sounds impossible, but you make Spring even better than it already is. (You can quote me on this). I am looking forward to Gay Kybo if she ever returns. ML, Columbus OH
my tulip garden is the talk of the neighborhood!!!!! i also made a garden for my daughter, and one for a friend!!!! each garden is gorgeous!!! i am very pleased with my purchase!!!!! MB, New Orleans LA
I wanted to send you Double Time and Carmen Rio thanks guys! you make us look soooo good. These are both at Ancient Tree in Northbrook Illinois. MP, certified Arborist, Northbrook IL
Hi guys, I received my bulb order today and WOW am I impressed. The bulbs are the best I have ever seen. The order process was quick and easy. I am yours 4 ever. Feel free to share this email with other customers, and if they want a reference for your company have them email me directly. Thanks, CD, Belfair WA
My order arrived and I am very impressed! Thank you so much. I am sure will place an order next summer. VB, Glendale CA
My beautiful bulbs arrived just when you said they would (great communication) and, packed firmly, they were healthy, firm, and Huge. So many doubles! I am happy. But what took my breath away when I opened the box was the beautiful tote from the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. Thank You, SN, Hummelstown PA
We received our order and were impressed with the timely delivery great packaging and unexpected high quality of the bulbs for the price. We will be recommending you to all our friends. BL, Lincoln University PA
Hi, I am a landscape designer who has used your high quality bulbs for the last few years at my primary client in Colorado Springs, CO with wonderful results. One of the photos is the Lipstick blend/ forget-me-nots / Euphorbia on the bank of one of the ponds this June.
The other photo is a Yellow Crown Imperial in my home garden ..elevation 7800 ft.... showing how hardy the plant is by handling a May snowstorm! The fritillaria is the ONLY thing that I have found to combat my vole problem. Thanks and enjoy, SD, Colorado Springs, CO
Thank you for the "thank you." I ordered from you for the first time last summer.
In the spring the front of my home looked fantastic. As you can see it was a picture post card. Really looking forward to the new bulbs. Warmly, DM, Far Hills, NJ
Thanks for the nice tote bag. Your bulbs are enormous!!! I gave a nice review on Dave's Garden. I may order more this weekend. My son, the designer, is coming out this weekend. Of course, he has to have his input!! AB, Kings Park NY
To Whom it may Concern: I wanted to tell you how happy I was with the tulips that I ordered. In my front yard I planted Three Queens, See View Plait and Swave. They attracted so much attention from people walking by and lasted for almost 3 weeks. I couldn't have been more pleased. My only problem now is what to order in the fall! BN, Pewaukee WI
I ordered Gentle Giants, Carmen Rio and Marilyn, they are absolutely beautiful!!! I look forward to more beautiful bulbs in the fall!!! They are amazing in a vase as well!! Many thanks! KR, East Falmouth MA
To whom it may concern: My husband and I just returned from vacation in the Netherlands. I just have to say that the Tulip Museum and shop upstairs was wonderful! The gentleman that works there was so generous with his time with us, going above and beyond any expectations of customer service these days!! Our first Fall back in the states we will be ordering bulbs from you and without a doubt we will return to that shop next time we are in Amsterdam. It was such a gem! Thanks, Kristie W
Hello, On Oct 5 I called about my order to be sent to my daughter in Long Island I'd like to THANK the lady who took my call she said the was scheduled for Oct 15 shipping but made a special request and we got the bulbs in time for my weekend visit. I'm very appreciate of the fact we could get our fall planting done that weekend. Thanks Again BG, Scottsville, NY
Just thought you would like to know that the Big Ups got lots of attention. We had people stopping to take pictures constantly. Phone Calls galore letting us know how beautiful they were. Have to do the annual planting next and I'm just a bit nervous now about making it as good as the Tulips were. The pics I have attached were actually taken late in the flowering and they still look pretty good ! Thanks again, MS, Bedminster NJ
Dear Colorblends, Last fall I ordered 8,000 crocus, daffodil and tulip bulbs for Defiance College, a small, liberal arts college in Defiance, Ohio. About 30 students and I planted the bulbs all around the campus in early October. Our soil is almost entirely clay -- when it's wet it's like modeling clay, and when it's dry it's like rock -- and I was rather skeptical that we would see an abundance of blooms in the spring. Well, here we are in late March and we have more crocuses in bloom than we can count, the daffodils have come up beautifully and are starting to open, and the tulips, while still only a few inches high this early in the season, appear to be quite hearty.
Although your bulbs looked so big and healthy when they arrived, I thought our soil might defeat them. To my great delight, I was wrong. I look forward to ordering a few thousand more bulbs at the end of this summer for planting next fall. With many thanks, AZ, Defiance OH
Hi there, I just wanted to let you know that your tulip/daffodil bulbs are the best quality bulbs I have ever planted! I live here in Spokane, Wa, and I purchased bulbs form you this past fall. I ordered quite a few, and I wasn't able to get all of them planted before winter set in. After New Years, I checked on the remaining bulbs (still in great condition), and decided to try and find some soft (unfrozen) ground to plant them. It was a long-shot I thought! Every bulb came up, and they are magnificent! I will definitely be ordering more bulbs from you for next year, and ONLY you in the future. I know you have many satisfied customers, and I believe in letting people know when they have an outstanding product. And, you certainly have an outstanding product. Thanks so much, it's a pleasure to such beauty. Fondly, Dave and Sue, Spokane WA
Dear Colorblends, We absolutely love your tulips! We got nothing but compliments from our members this year... they were a great success. Here are a few photos of what we planted from you: 'Stop the Car'. Thank you for your great product and service! Sincerely, AR, Mission Hills KS
I'm afraid I didn't get pictures, but the bulbs I ordered from you have been outstanding producers. The Amaryllis all bloomed twice -one three times -so I had blossoms from December through March. The Schubertii allium are fantastic! The stars of our late Spring garden. They are amazing even now - fully 16 " wide. We were happy with everything and have been telling our gardening friends about you. Thanks, DC, Lancaster PA
June 10th. I took these pictures just a few days ago to send you. As you will see, the Allium Globemaster bulbs bloomed beautifully in my zone 4 garden here in northern Vermont. We had an exceptionally mild winter, so who knows if I would always get such wonderful results. I'll certainly order more for the fall and see what happens.
In addition to the Allium, the tulips and hyacinth bulbs I ordered from your company were amazing - easily the largest, strongest and most beautiful bulbs I have ever planted in any of my several gardens. I'm handing your catalogue out to all my gardening friends and sending them to your website. It's such a great concept - ordering bulbs by color. The truth is, most of us busy gardeners really don't care if we are planting Triumph, Darwin or Kaufmania tulips (and who has time to figure it all out!) We just want them to grow vigorously and have big, strong blooms in the colors chosen for our gardens. So I was persuaded on the spot when your fist catalogue arrived in the mail.
Then your customer service seemed exceptional. Knew I was 'testing the limits' with the big Allium and was impressed that you called with a warning and then offered the bulbs to me free as a trial. I'm even more impressed that you remembered to follow up with a query just when they should be blooming here, 45 miles from the Canadian border. But the real joy was in my garden this spring. I don�t know if you are an agent for a huge, multi-national bulb company, or a small firm, but thank you for doing such a great job. You have a loyal customer for life. DH, Danville, VT
My beautifully bound bulbs arrived the other day and I must say I am so pleased with the packaging, the size of the bulbs, the lovely tote bag, and the Dutch newspaper sheet. I am highly impressed and I will tell everyone I know about your wonderful service! Thank you so much! JT (Customer for Life), Danbury WI
Here a picture of this Spring's display of "Big Ups" I purchased from you guys last fall. They were gorgeous.... had about 600 in the front and 400 in the back here
around the fountain. Had several people just stop in front of the house.
No one around here really plants tulips; except for a couple commercial plantings; but mine were far superior to those :) Thanks for the great bulbs.
Tom B., Houston, TX.
The enclosed photo was taken in my garden May 7. Thank you for continuing to supply me with the bulbs that make my garden so beautiful.
As I learn more about you and your company I increase the number of bulbs I purchase from Colorblends each year.Don M., Middleton, WI.
Just wanted to drop a quick note of thanks for your tulips. Gudoshnik was spectacular!
The tulips lasted a full month from mid april to mid may and the colors were breathtaking!
The crocuses were also beautiful especially the striped orchid ones which lasted a month from mid march to mid april, so timing was perfect.
I have attached a photo of how fantastic the tulips looked this spring. Thank you for such great service and bulbs. Sincerely,
Debra K., Mahopac, NY.
Howdy, I have gotten heaps of bulbs from you over the last 3 years. The daffodils have naturalized so fast and abundantly. This year even a pink charm did a double bloom!
See attached image. The February Gold, which I expected to be the first to bloom are among the last, not opening until May long after others came and went.
The Marieke are enormous. Cheers,
Tyler A., Boulder, CO.
Colorblends, I'm sending these photos to let you know how beautiful the Purdy and Carmen Rio tulips for St. John church in Fenton turned out. A little anecdote, when we went to inspect the beds yesterday a woman with a small child, camera in hand, was taking pictures at these beds with the beautiful tulips as a backdrop. The many compliments I received (I'm in charge of design and planting) were overwhelming! Thank you for being such a dependable firm with outstanding results and service with a beautiful product.
Sincerely, Linda B., Fenton, MI.
Here are the results from all the Fall planting of your beautiful bulbs! So, enjoy the photos from Spring in Illinois. I LOVE your bulbs!
One of the men I work with took the photos as I do not even own a camera He took about 70 photos and will use some on his town website! Bonnie V., Westchester, IL.
Just wanted to say thanks for the tulip bulbs they did great -- see the photos. I have gotten great compliments on them and people asking my where I got the bulbs.
Some people even thought they looked so good that they were not real. They also said they had never seen tulips so big. Thought you would enjoy the photos! Michelle W., Ponca City, OK.
Hello Everyone at Colorblends, Meant to send this picture sometime ago. It is the Hawera blend with Bakeri. I did this planting at the downtown Post Office in Leesburg,VA. Every spring it has put on a fantastic display and receives many compliments. What a great combination. True to your catalog description, it has naturalized well. Last spring the plantings filled the area. It was a mass of bright yellow dotted with pink. This photo is of the first spring after planting. I will have to take another photo next spring so you can see the difference. In another local planting this fall, I have tried the Aladdin mix. Can't wait to see the display in spring.
Rene D, Leesburg VA
I just placed my order for this years tulips and it always leaves me gasping. I think I must be mad to order so many for my little yard. But then I look at my pictures from this past spring and wonder how I can squeeze a few more bulbs into my yard.
The attached image is a bed where I combined Temples Favorite and French Rose Blend. It was stunning and I will be repeating the effect this year. Thanks for the beautiful and dependable bulbs.
Karen B, Silver Spring MD
Thought you might like to see your sultans of spring after surviving more than a week of record breaking 85+ temps in late March,
then plunging to a 24 freeze. We thought they were so beautiful that we had this photo enlarged to 20x30" and prinrted on canvas.
It's now hanging in our living room. We are never disappointed in your tulips. Thanks
Rita M, Greensboro NC
Thought you might like to see your tulips growing happily at our client's home in Newport, RI This is a mixture of Lipsticks and Gudoshnik planted last fall.
Here a photo of last year daffodil bloom. The photo is used for the annual party invitation.
Leo M., Dayton OH
I ordered 3 different varieties of Amaryllis bulbs that were new to me and all were excellent, the Dancing Queen in particular was fantastic with lots of blooms from the 1 bulb. I grow Amaryllises mostly to give away during the season and the recipients were ecstatic. I look forward to the Fall 09 catalogue. Very pleased customer
Captain Philip E. USN Ret, Essex, CT.