Colorblends / Landscape Professionals
Welcome Landscape Professionals
If you are a landscape contractor, garden designer, landscape architect, golf course superintendent, grounds manager or zoo horticulturist, you’ve come to the right place. Colorblends has many years of experience in catering to the needs of landscape professionals. We offer top-quality bulbs, wholesale prices and a range of services designed to make marketing, ordering and receiving your bulbs easy. We want your customers—be they clients, members, residents or visitors—to have a great spring display.
Ordering Made Easy
Marketing to Landscape Clients
Colorblends has a priceless website called SpringDisplays that makes it easy to market flower bulbs to your clients. The website shows the current line of Colorblends flower bulbs, but without prices and without Colorblends branding or contact information. This is a great tool for clients who want to browse on their own and let you know their preferences.
The SpringDisplays Digital Catalog is an online version of Colorblends catalog, but without branding or prices. It can be used in two ways. You can email the link your client, and your client can flip through it and let you know what they find appealing. Alternatively, you can sit with your client and browse the catalog together, using a tablet or laptop.
If you prefer to make the initial selections, you can add them to a Wishlist on the main Colorblends website. This Wishlist can then be emailed directly from the website to your client. The “From” address is your email address. When your client replies to your suggestions, your client is replying to you. You have the option to send the email unbranded, with no Colorblends branding or contact information.
You can also download a printable pdf of our full product line below. If you would like a copy without Colorblends branding, select “Download SpringDisplays Product Line”.
Purchase orders are accepted from approved institutions, companies and organizations. Government agencies, cities, states, counties and public schools are automatically approved. Call us at (888) 847-8637 for details.
If you are interested in volumes larger or different than the quantities stated or looking for something more specific, please contact us using this form.
Net 30 Terms (for Regular Customers)
We are pleased to extend credit, upon completion of a credit application, to customers we have done business with for several years. For the first two or three years, we request payment by credit card or pre-payment by check.
GCSAA Membership Privilege
Colorblends has been a member of the GCSAA since 1987. In fact, the company got its start by marketing its concept of pre-blended tulip combinations to golf courses. As a small token of thanks to our early supporters, we extend pre-approved credit to all GCSAA members. Reserve your bulbs at your convenience. We’ll invoice you after delivery in the fall.
Tax Resale Certificates
In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2018, Colorblends is now required to collect sales tax on shipments to the following states, unless we are presented with an exempt certificate.
During order checkout, we will calculate your estimated tax based on the current state sales tax rate for the shipping address
The date your order goes into our warehouse for packing and shipping, the actual sales tax, including any county or municipal taxes, will be calculated. If you are paying by credit card, the charge to your card will include this amount. Customers with terms will see this amount on their invoices.
If you are purchasing bulbs for resale, as is the case for most landscape contractors, you may file a Tax Exemption Certificate. Purchasing agents for tax-exempt organizations, municipalities, and state, federal and tribal governments also may file an Exemption Certificate.
The Exemption Certificate form is available on this website in two places:
1. If you are logged in, click on the yellow button that bears your name at the top of every page to see your account information. Then click on the tab labeled “Tax Forms.” There you will find a button labeled “Create an Exemption Certificate.”
2. At the bottom of the “Payment” page during checkout, you will see a button labeled “Create an Exemption Certificate.”
You will need the resale or exempt identification number issued by your state to complete the form.
Exempt organizations need to file an Exemption Certificate only once per year. If you have filed a certificate with us, it will be so noted on the site and on any confirmation emails, pdfs or paperwork associated with your orders. You may file an Exemption Certificate at any time until your order ships. After a paid order goes into our warehouse for packing and shipping, we may not be able to claw back sales tax.
If you need help filling out the Exemption Certificate form or have any questions regarding sales tax, please call us at (888) 847-8637.
Planting Instructions in Spanish
As a service to customers or their workers who prefer Spanish to English, we have had our planting and care instructions translated into Spanish. Instrucciones de cultivo y cuidado.
Shipping and Packing
Colorblends ships large orders (generally $2,000 and up) on pallets. Your bulbs arrive in one neat package. If you are placing a large order, please let us know if a tractor trailer can get to your delivery address and if you have the equipment (forklift, skid steer with forks) to get a pallet from the back of a semi to the ground.
Itemized Packing Lists
The only thing harder than ordering an assortment of bulbs for several clients or job sites is remembering who gets what when the bulbs arrive. We solve this problem by allowing you to break your order down by client or location. When you get your bulbs, the packing list will show, line by line, how many of each bulb go to which location. The itemized packing list also simplifies billing, providing you a clear list of how the bulbs were distributed and what your cost was for each item.
You can enter your order with job names here on our website. You can also give us the order over the phone. Do you have everything organized in a spreadsheet? Email it to us, and we will take care of entering the order for you.
Bulb Crates Labeled by Client or Job Site
For pallet orders in which each client or location is to receive many hundreds or thousands of bulbs, we can label our heavy-duty plastic shipping crates with the client name or job site. The labeling makes it easy to break down the pallet when it arrives, and the shipping crates make loading the bulbs onto your trucks a snap. For more information about this free service, please give us a call.
Contractor Pickup at the Colorblends Warehouse in Connecticut
If your business is based in Connecticut, downstate New York, northern New Jersey or on Long Island, consider picking up your bulbs at our warehouse in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
We are located just one mile off of I-95. Our address: 747 Barnum Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06608. There are four great reasons to stop by our warehouse and pick up your bulbs:
Horticultural and design advice on the fly
We are bulb experts. We’ll be happy to sit down with you to suggest appropriate bulbs for problem sites and help you orchestrate a display that will wow your clients in the spring.
Immediate access to our extensive line of top-quality bulbs.
If we’re sold out of something you need, we’ll work with you on the spot to come up with an effective and attractive alternative.
Call your order in, and we’ll have it packed and waiting for you when you come in. Or simply drop by, and we’ll pull your bulbs while you wait. Either way, we’re ready to serve you from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (and by appointment on Saturdays) from October 1 through November.
No need to schedule a delivery or clear storage space. You can pick up your bulbs at your convenience and go straight to the job site.
- So give us a call at (888) 847-8637 or stop in, and let us show you how we can make your life a little easier.