The Green Pages: Flowers by the Sea (E-Commerce Companies)

Flowers by the Sea is a small family farm and online nursery in California, dedicated to high quality growing and shipping of the best horticultural sages (Salvia spp.) available from America and around the world.

Flowers by the Sea is represented on Garden.org by the member @FBTS.

Main Details
Website: Visit their website
E-Mail: Contact them
Phone: 707 877-1717
Physical address: Elk, California

E-Commerce Companies
Main Product(s): Salvias
Other: Hummingbird, Butterfly, and/or Bee Nectar

Reviews and Endorsements:
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Wonderful selection, easy to order, and my well-packed package arrived in great shape. All the plants were looking fabulous, several with blooms already on them. I potted them up to the next pot size until I make my final decision of where to plant them, and everything is growing beautifully. Highly recommend this vendor!

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Great selection, superior service, high quality plants and impeccable shipping--
Absolutely recommend!

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I just received my first order from Flowers by the Sea. It will not be my last! The plants are much larger than I had expected them to be, and they were packaged so well that not one leaf was dislodged or damaged.

The nursery has an impressive selection of salvias and companion plants, including some that are fairly exotic and difficult to find -- Cantua, Iochroma, Centradenia, etc. The website is a joy to navigate, displaying an abundance of photos and information. Ordering is a breeze and is followed by a considerable amount of e-mail communication, including shipping notifications, tracking numbers, planting guides, and care instructions,

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Endorsed by dave without a written review - May 20, 2014 12:00 PM
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Great company! A+

Their specialty is Salvias. They are located in California. (I am in Florida.) I placed an order of two salvia plants which took 6 days to arrive because of the shipping method that I chose. I ordered in spring when temperatures weren't high in Florida. I was concerned that the long time in transit would yield some sad plants. Much to my surprise, they were nice-sized plants that were packed very well and showed NO signs of stress. They looked as if I had just picked them up at a local nursery when I opened the box. I was amazed!

I was trying this company for the first time, so I only ordered 2 plants. Both were a nice size and had a good root system. They are doing great in my garden, which reflects back to their healthy start!

FBTS correspondence and customer service is excellent! Kermit Carter (owner) also posts on various forums when questions arise about a particular salvia. Always willing to share information, his experience, and photos! Can't ask for a better mail-order nursery than that!

Many thanks to Kermit & all those at FBTS!!!!

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I've ordered from them for the past one to two years and have been very happy with the service and the plants! I always look forward to ordering from them! Even though they're in CA and I'm in KY, when the plants arrive, they always look great, fresh, and undamaged and they all have grown wonderfully!

I've ordered all Salvias each time, and even though they have some other plants, Salvias are their specialty. They have "zillions" of Salvia varieties! I'm like a kid in a candy store when I go through their list and try to decide which ones to pick for the growing season to attract the hummers, butterflies, and bees!

I recently placed a large order of 19 Salvias to arrive this spring and I can't wait to see them in bloom later this year!

Kermit & Vikki Carter own this company and they're the best! I wish I had known about this wonderful company many years ago!

Kermit is an ATP member also! His username is FBTS. Welcome him when you see him post!

Highly recommend this company! A+

I've included a few pics from 2012 of Salvias I got from Flowers By The Sea. Not all of the Salvias I got were in pics. Some got hidden by the other blooming gangbusters! If you love Salvias, this is the place to go first!

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Today, I received a Huge box (my third order) of 21 Salvias! All were packed very well!
All were in great condition.

This is the place to get your Salvias!

2014 - Another big order of plants! Can't wait til they bloom! Here's a group shot of the plants I received.



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