Have you ever been hesitant to buy plants online? I have been taking a step into the world of ‘online plant shopping’…. As a Horticulturist and working in a retail nursery it is hard to buy plants online as you can not personally pick out the best of the crop. You put your trust in the company to make sure you receive the best of the best.
So who did I put to the test? Tesselaar.
‘Tesselaar is a unique blend of the growing and marketing of cut flowers, bulbs, plants and perennials.’ – Tesselaar Online.
If you have seen the video featured above you will quickly learn that I was very impressed by the size of the bulbs provided. The overall quality and condition of the plants I received were a 10/10! They were great quality.
Tesselaar are some of the best online plant suppliers in regards to their plant packing for transport. Each plant was carefully placed in the box so they were not squashed, damaged, broken and they were very secure. So you do not need to worry about them moving around during the delivery process! Once again I give them a 10/10.
Tesselaar’s plant catalogues change seasonally making it easy to find new plants to add to your garden or plant collection. Plant availability is affected by the season and the correct planting time throughout the year. Tesselaar is one of the biggest bulb suppliers online and have been releasing new and wonderful varieties for many years. However, if you are searching for a big range of perennial shrubs, trees, etc, there are other online stores which can provide more options. However the overall range is 7.5/10.
Delivery was a little slow from when the order was first placed and to when I received my order. This was due to certain items not being ready to be dug from the soil to be packaged. Which is completely understandable. In the Horticultural industry availability is always weather dependant and if the environmental conditions do not comply this can cause delays. Beside the slight delay my plants were delivered without being damaged and an invoice was provided with a lot of detail. So I give the delivery service a 9/10.
If you have been contemplating buying plants online but you might be hesitant, I recommend doing your research beforehand. If you have discovered a nursery you wish to buy from, take a look at their media platforms e.g Facebook, Instagram, Websites etc. As this is the equivalent to a face to face greeting. You can get a great understanding of a company by how they represent themselves online and possibly what to expect when you receive your plants. If you have considered buying from Tesselaar I would highly recommend them. I have purchased from them a few times and I have not been disappointed.
I hope you find this video and review entertain but also helpful.
Until next time happy gardening! By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2018