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|On May 18, 2016, dbarron Hindsville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:
I placed an order for mostly hardy (but out of season) plants in December of 2014. They were promptly shipped and healthy vigorous small plants. Due to it being early winter and the nature of the plants being subtropical, I kept everything inside till Spring, and planted as appropriate. Since, every single plant (depending on it's nature) is several times larger and very robust.
|On Aug 10, 2015, dcusseaux Spring, TX wrote:
Posted on July 31, 2015, updated August 10, 2015
On April 8th, 2012, dcusseaux added the following:
Just recieved my second order 4/5/12 and it has arrived with the same high quality and care like the last and always good communication. Will definitely order again in the future.
On July 31st, 2015, dcusseaux added the following:
Wellspring gardens, they do it again; I ordered from wellspring again on 7/8/2015 order received in excellent condition despite USPS delays and rough handling of packaging I\'m now awaiting another order made on 7/28/2015. I ordered from WS back on 03/08/12 and above all else Wellspring Gardens is consistent and know their business. As I have said before and will say again order all your rare and tropical plants from Wellspring Gardens if you don\'t want to be disappointed. Support all excellent mail order nurseries like this who hold a high standard on what they do.
On August 10th, 2015, dcusseaux added the following:
Update: just received order made recently all plants were as expected neatly packed and in good condition. Happy with purchase will look to order in the future as I am pleased with how Wellspring does things.
|On Aug 1, 2015, scottPi Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Ordered two dwarf Cavendish banana plants via ebay. They arrive quickly, and in good condition. Well packed. Happy.
|On Jul 29, 2015, Joylena2 Wichita, KS (Zone 6b) wrote:
I was a little worried when I received the box, the usps had really beat it up. It looked pitiful, crushed flat with holes in the box. It was marked live plants do not delay, I guess someone at usps had something against plants? Upon opening the box all the plants looked great! I was surprised, good job packing wellspring! Each plant was3 to 8 inches as promised, beautiful little plants! Each was individually wrapped with tape, had a wet towel under the tape, a stick to help support the height of the plant and put in its own little bag. Each was individually labeled so you know which each plant is. I am very happy with the shipment and thanks for the free plant care guide download and free plants. I am eager to see them grow!
|On Jun 20, 2015, weRgroot New Port Richey, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Posted on March 12, 2015, updated June 20, 2015
On June 20th, 2015, weRgroot added the following:
Ordered again in May and was not disappointed. I like getting the smaller plants as they are easier to plant. Every plant I've ordered from this company has been healthy and thrived (except for the one that I killed - my bad).
|On Jun 10, 2015, Fishman1 Selden, NY wrote:
Posted on May 30, 2015, updated June 10, 2015
On June 10th, 2015, Fishman1 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Plants are all responding nicely and showing good growth. Although the plant are small, I feel a positive rating is justified. I would purchase from WG again.
|On Mar 12, 2015, realityfaery Delano, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Ordered from Wellspring last summer, only a small order of three small plants. I was highly satisfied with them, my two ginger plants are starting to take off now that the weather is warming. Look forward to ordering from them again in the future.
|On Mar 5, 2015, njcharles Elmer, NJ wrote:
I was recently looking over sites that had bletilla seedlings for sale. There were a number, and Wellspring Gardens had the best price and selection for the plant size and they have an excellent ebay feedback/rating. After I had ordered I found these ratings, and it was very comforting to see that many others over a period of years had the same results from purchasing from this vendor. Like everyone else, I received extremely healthy young plants (including lemon grass, my stomach catches me even when plant shopping :) ) in excellent packaging, clearly marked 'live plants do not delay' and received asap after purchasing online. I have grown plants wholesale for a number of years, and I know when plants look happy and healthy, and these are happy plants! I just hope I keep them looking happy
|On Feb 24, 2015, Stevea07 Florence, AL wrote:
I ordered from them a couple of times. It took 3-5 days to box my orders and ship them. All plants were packaged well, healthy, and free from insect pests.
|On Jan 7, 2015, frankielynn Toccoa, GA wrote:
Sent in a big order and got everything in great shape right before a 2 day deep freeze. Each plant was well watered, had a moist strip of newspaper wrapped around the plant stem and then masking taped into the pot and set in an individual bag. Each had a stick to keep the leaves from getting crushed. Very happy! Hurry SPRING!
|On Aug 14, 2014, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:
Great company! They sell starter plants (and are absolutely upfront about this) at low prices. When I had a question about delivery, they got back to me immediately - and on a Sunday, too! All of the plants arrived well-packed (I placed 2 orders so there were quite a few plants and no soil was lost in transit due to their way of packing each pot individually) and all were pleasantly damp and clearly labeled. They currently are offering free plants with minimal purchases and they included my selections with the orders. After allowing the plants to rest a few days, I planted them out in the garden (healthy root systems one and all) and they are doing great. Really a nice company to do business with - they carry many difficult to find plants - and I will definitely be ordering from them, again! 10 stars!
|On Jul 19, 2014, organic_tomato Tyrone, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I've placed three orders with Wellspring Gardens and just love the variety of plants recieved for such a reasonable price. I prefer smaller plants from a nursery for a smaller price, and they experience less transplant shock and generally grow up healthier. The nursery also offers such a great variety of unique plants that are signifacantlly more expensive elsewhere. The orders are shipped quickly, and everything I have ordered has thrived, with the exception of a couple plants I've killed through neglect. The free plants are a nice touch as well. The free coffee plant I received turned out to be eleven seedlings, so I now have eleven coffee plants potted up and growing. I think this nursery definitely offers the best values of any mail-order nursery out there.
|On Apr 19, 2014, MarkN1 Fredericksburg, TX wrote:
Pineapple pups, bay laurel and Venus flytrap arrived in pristine condition. Shipped on the 15th from Lakeland arriving in central Texas on the 18th. There was a layer of wet paper towel wrapped around the trunk, covering the soil and then carefully taped over that side to side. Variety labels were taped to the pots. That takes some time! Excellent products, service and price.
|On Mar 16, 2014, JessicaHigh Haskell, OK wrote:
I have ordered from Wellsprings through Ebay. Very happy and pleasant experience! However, I will be ordering directly from your site from now on. I wasn't aware of the free gift offer until recently. Having said that, I will definitely order from you again! Thanks so much :)
|On Jan 11, 2014, DavidLMo St Joseph, MO wrote:
Back in early December, I ordered 9 plants from Wellspring and even after forgetting to mark my 2 "free" plants (due to order size), they allowed me to add my selections.
|On Dec 24, 2013, AZ_Gardener Queen Creek, AZ wrote:
I buy a lot of plants on eBay from different sellers and Wellspring Gardens has the best quality plants and the most fair prices. They give very good advice too and actually understand the difference in climates.
|On Dec 20, 2013, blueskyfd11 Harrison Valley, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Wellspring is my FAVORITE place to buy from. I've bought many plants in probably 10 years and always they have been shipped in wonderful condition, the prices you can't beat and the plants have always been 100% healthy. I have another order soon to be placed with them, only wish they would have more rare or fruiting varieties of plants but they still have a very nice amount to sell.
|On Nov 13, 2013, RobThomas Readyville, TN wrote:
I ordered two banana plants and one elephant ear, plus one free elephant ear. The two banana plants arrived in good condition, and both are growing a new leaf. The elephant ear I paid for had two leaves, and one was yellowed, but it has since started putting out a new leaf. Both leaves on the "free" EE were yellowed, wilted and had to be cut back. I've had the plant for about two weeks now and no signs on new growth (China Pink EE). I hate to nit-pick about something that was "free", but when the free item is used as an incentive to purchase from a vendor, then the quality of the free item definitely matters. If it puts out new growth, I'll update the review.
On Nov 13, 2013, Wellspring Gardens responded with:
"On Nov 14, 2013 6:00 AM, Wellspring Gardens responded with:
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are disappointed with your Pink China; most of our plants are starting to go dormant which is likely what is going on with your Pink China. Different varieties will go into dormancy at various rates. If you check the bulb and see if it is firm it is still good, if it is soft let us know (send us an email and we will make it right). We never intentionally send poor quality plants even if they are free. Thanks, Wellspring Gardens"
|On Jul 5, 2013, bstrenth Sebring, FL wrote:
I recently purchased more plants from Wellspring. I have purchased starter plants from them in the past and most of the trees are giving me fruit now. This time I ordered Elephant Ears and they arrived in great shape ready to grow. The unbelieveable part is that I got two completely free plants with my order. I would highly recommend Wellspring and Donovan.
|On Jun 10, 2013, RBKB444 Lansing, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on September 8, 2011, updated June 10, 2013
On June 10th, 2013, RBKB444 added the following:
I received another order today from Wellspring Gardens. I ordered two plants a hardy kiwi and vanilla orchid. Shipping was very fast and the packaging excellent. Reasonable shipping rates as well. One minor complaint, the vanilla orchid was smaller than I hoped. That said, both the hardy kiwi and vanilla orchid appear very healthy. I would definitely order from them again.
|On May 8, 2013, FLAGPHARMER Kachina Village, AZ wrote:
Wonderful experience. Ordered a ton of very very well priced plants. They arrived fully intact and packed ingenuously. The plants were in smaller sized pots and I have had all but one plant do fantastic and that is out of season growing tropical plants indoors in 5a zone winter. So extremely pleased and would highly recommend and will of course be ordering more!
|On Apr 26, 2013, Blackbelt_Lizzy La Grange Park, IL wrote:
Yesterday I received 26 plants (4 were free plants) from Wellspring Gardens. They were very well packed and arrived unharmed. All the plants are extremely healthy and large for plants in 3" pots. The root sytems on all these plants are very well developed. I was able to select many different varieties of tropical plants for my large patio container garden. A great nursery! I will order again from Wellspring Gardens.
|On Apr 18, 2013, RozenKruetz Canyon Lake, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I am very happy with the plants I received. I sent a couple emails before ordering to ask some questions and they were all replied to within the same day, usually just an hour or two after being sent. The plants were packaged very well, wrapped, moist, and fastened in so that they couldnt move, One does has a small portion of its tip broken but nothing bad. two of the plants are only about 2 inches tall but the others were around 5-8 inches and they all looked as healthy as could be. The roots are developed well enough to keep the soil together without any roots wrapping around. I will definitely be ordering from them again.
|On Mar 13, 2013, cheeseguy79 Arcata, CA wrote:
I ordered staghorn ferns here. They were so well packaged, I was extremely impressed. I'm only using Wellspring for my little staghorn fern business from now on.
|On Jan 9, 2013, alexscott0705 Sterling Heights, MI wrote:
Donovan is so nice! I ordered on 12/26/12 , my plants arrived today, the delay is only because Donovan was so courteous as to wait until we had a warmup, (we had been in the 20's and below, today, we had a high of 46). I ordered a small order, just to be sure, I ordered, 2 coffee plants, 2 vanilla orchids, one bay laurel tree, and a truly tiny banana, they all arrived unharmed, and very healthy. I will definitely be making a very large order from them this spring. 100% Reccomended.
|On Oct 21, 2012, aworshum Zebulon, GA wrote:
I usually don't write reviews but I was so impressed by them that I had to make an exception.
|On Aug 27, 2012, krismast Parkesburg, PA wrote:
This is my first time posting a review on this site after using it for some time. My search for a plant (not seeds) of Strelitzia reginae "Mandela's Gold" led me to a listing on eBay by Wellspring Gardens after being unable to find one anywhere else. After reading the post I realized the plants would be on the smaller side but for the price it just seemed too good to be true. I bought my plant on August 20th and it shipped on the 24th. So far so good. It arrived today, the 27th. I cannot begin to tell you how absolutely impressed I am. This plant was very high quality! Beautiful green, insect-free leaves. Yes they are on the small side but I can easily overlook that considering the great price. In my opinion Wellsprings prices are an absolute steal! Then I gently pulled the plant out of its small pot to bare root and repot into my homemade potting mix. The root system was incredibly healthy with thick white roots. This plant was clearly cared for in a professional matter. I am very happy to have found Wellspring Gardens and I am sure I will be buying from them again in the future.
|On Jul 31, 2012, jmdsr1975 Flat Rock, MI wrote:
Posted on June 29, 2012, updated July 31, 2012
On July 31st, 2012, jmdsr1975 added the following:
After several more orders with Wellsprings Gardens I felt it necessary to add an additional positive comment for them. I received many excellent, healthy plants that are very easy to grow and all are doing fantastic. If you are wondering if they are a good company and if you should order from them, rest assured that you too will be very satisfied. D.B. runs an excellent online nursery/business and truly cares for his customers. Check out their rating on Daves Garden and it should speak for itself.
Thanks D.B. and Wellsprings Gardens, we will continue to order from you again and again.
|On Jul 19, 2012, markrs San Carlos, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
Quality plants at dirt cheap prices is always a good combination. This is a great company. I've ordered mostly Nepenthes from them, along with a few other things. If you are suspicious because the Nepenthes prices seem too low, be assured that you will receive great plants.
|On Jul 8, 2012, ge1836 Pittsford, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on May 3, 2012, updated July 8, 2012
On July 8th, 2012, ge1836 added the following:
I am a northerner and took a chance on tropical s for my containers on the deck this summer.My plants arrived in great shape,small as they were I kept them until early June to set out.
WOW I am so impressed with their performance.Blackmagis and Mojitoes are growing overnight . Its too bad images cant be uploaded here.I am just thrilled with the service and the plants.Definitely will reorder.
|On Jun 7, 2012, CDMcDan Irwin, PA wrote:
I cannot say enough good things about this company. For the home gardener looking for plants that are unavailable in local nurseries, this is the place to go. Donovan Baltich shipped me the finest plants I have purchased online: healthy, well-rooted and perfectly packaged. Within 48 hour of being shipped from Florida they arrived to my doorstep here in Pittsburgh. I ordered first off of ebay then directly from their website. Everything has transplanted exquisitely and is growing better than anything else in my garden. I know this sounds like hyperbole but it is so true, I am so happy with this seller. For fifty dollars, including shipping, I received two varieties of gardenia, a dragon fruit plant, three types of jasmine, a loquat, a plumbargo, a kiwi vine, muscadine, african lily, rosemary and coffee plant. Shipping is 9.99 regardless of quantity, I couldn't help but notice they took a dollar loss with the priority box used at 10.99. I sent an email out around midnight inquiring as to when it would ship. That morning I received a reply by 9am directly from Donovan courteously answering and explaining what was occurring. These people must really care about what they do, I can't see how they make much profit at it. They have my business for sure.
|On May 20, 2012, BeeznBearz Cottonwood, ID wrote:
Posted on May 9, 2012, updated May 20, 2012
On May 9th, 2012, BeeznBearz changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I really can't help but change this rating to a positive. I still can't find evidence that the cactus is a dragonfruit, but it's just such a healthy little thing. All the plants are so healthy and had such a well developed root systems. The sickly plant perked up after a few days and the mites have been successfully treated. I am thoroughly satisfied. I will probably be buying some carnivorous plants from them shortly.
On May 20th, 2012, BeeznBearz added the following:
I ordered a few more items a week ago. Everything appears to be healthy. They did send the wrong plant. I ordered a sundew and was sent a pitcher plant instead without mention of the change. Still, the plants are lovely. It just seems to be their tendency to mix up one or two plants in the orders. Considering the price and the plant quality, I can contentedly live with that. I'll likely order again.
|On May 4, 2012, pollyk Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on January 26, 2012, updated May 4, 2012
On May 4th, 2012, pollyk added the following:
Received the plants. Excellent, excellent, excellent. Everything is great. Couldn't be happier.
|On Apr 28, 2012, springlakenj Spring Lake NJ,
United States wrote:
I was reading the fig forum when someone mentioned Wellspring. I checked them out and their prices were 75% cheaper than other nurseries. For orders over $20, they took $5 off so I addede a clumping bamboo (basically free). They also included a rosemary herb plant for a penny. The plants arrived, smaller-as expected, but all are healthy and growing. Very happy with the plants.
|On Apr 21, 2012, Ruth_MI Northville, MI wrote:
Heathly plants, good prices, communicated well and shipped quickly.
|On Apr 4, 2012, scleghorn Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
Found this company on DG and ordered for the first time. Healthy, well-rooted, well packaged starter plants arrived at my door. I have issues with Paypal so I'm pleased the seller accepts other forms of payment, including checks. Good communication, great variety, I will order from them again.
|On Apr 3, 2012, subtropic Deland, FL wrote:
Posted on March 22, 2012, updated April 3, 2012
On April 3rd, 2012, subtropic added the following:
Always answered my emails. Gave me a couple of free plants on huge orders I made. One of my very favorite online nurseries.
|On Mar 20, 2012, Fiona5 San Jose, CA wrote:
Posted on June 13, 2011, updated March 20, 2012
On March 20th, 2012, Fiona5 added the following:
Another quick delivery with great plants.
|On Mar 1, 2012, GreenFin Saint George, KS wrote:
I ordered 4 banana plants from Wellspring Gardens about a month ago. Delivery was quick (3-4 days). I was expecting them to be small, so it didn't bother me that they were 3" tall. They were very healthy and seemed to be packaged well. I planted them in my greenhouse when they arrived, and they have doubled in size over the last month. I would buy from them again.