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|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.
|On Jan 3, 2012, tropicalover76 Beaufort, NC wrote:
there isnt enough space here to commend wellspring gardens at ebay for their customer service and honest company policies.. i got sick a few years back due to stress of my account getting broken into there at ebay, and they worked with me, didnt get mad*at least not to my face* and they sent me wonderful plants time and time again!! i cannot wait to do business with them again!
|On Dec 29, 2011, venturabananas Ventura, CA wrote:
I ordered and received several plants nearly a year ago, including some hard to find dwarf papayas, bananas, and a few other things. They were all very small when received and I had my doubts, but all have done very well. Use the great prices as an estimate of the size of plants you'll receive. If you are patient and willing to grow small plants into big ones, you can't beat the prices. The plants shipped and arrived quickly in great shape. I would definitely order from this seller again.
|On Dec 9, 2011, STxJimbo Pandora, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Excellent company to deal with. Over my years of gardening I have used mail order fairly often. Usually I am disappointed in ďliveĒ plants. They may grow well but they were just not what I was expecting. The ďliveĒ plants I purchased from Wellspring Gardens were fantastic. Larger than I expected, in great condition and packed extremely well. I would use these folks again in a second and highly recommend them.
|On Nov 30, 2011, gsteinbe Trenton, NJ wrote:
My order arrived *very* quickly, and the plants look healthy. They're small, but for the price (which is *very* reasonable), they're fine. At first, I thought that none of the plants had labels, because their pots were put inside little paper bags, and there was nothing on the paper bags. But each pot had a tiny label under the paper bag (though sometimes hidden by the packing material and tape used to keep the soil in the pot).
|On Oct 8, 2011, Octavivs Mashpee, MA wrote:
I recently made two purchases from this company. Shipping was fast, plants were very well packed and appeared healthy.
|On Sep 11, 2011, sascwatch wrote:
Posted on August 22, 2011, updated September 11, 2011
On August 22nd, 2011, sascwatch added the following:
I just ordered again for maybe the 3rd time. Feels like more. ha. I made a pretty big order and now I have a big smile. again. These people are great. I seriously can't recommend them enough. Hard to find plants with hard to find service. I swear superman personally must package and carry the plants to my doorstep. Ha, it's unreal how great this place is. Anyone looking for ordering plants needs look no further. I just can't stay away. ha. I think I'm going to order more yet again real soon.
If I could make the rating positive positive I would!
On September 11th, 2011, sascwatch added the following:
Hey, just wanted to mention another well packaged fast delivery of lots of nice plants. Another great experience all together. Thanks again!
|On Jul 14, 2011, FoxOfTheRose Lacey's Spring , AL (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered quite a few carnivorous plants from this company, and am pleased to say that they arrived happy and healthy. Their packaging was very safe and efficient, and the postage was very fast and well priced. From my own growing experience, I could tell that they've been growing the somewhat fickle pitcher plants in the correct manner- much better than what you see at most non-specialty nurseries. Once I get more room, I will be returning to this site to look at their other plants. Highly recommended!
|On May 19, 2011, naturemaiden Cutchogue, NY wrote:
I've placed 2 orders on Ebay from this grower and have been very happy with my purchases. Plants are healthy, and packed very well for shipping.
|On Feb 22, 2011, twelvethumbs Evansville, IN wrote:
I have ordered twice from this company with 100% of the plants still alive. The first order was 5 varities of bananas, they were small when they arrived but within months I've had to repot them twice (currently 4 are in 5 gal. buckets). I am thinking of ordering again as soon as the weather is warm enough I don't have to worry about shipping temperatures. With my next order I may have every fruit and most of the varieties he offers.
|On Jun 3, 2010, meplant kelso, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Absolutely beautiful plants...This was my first order and won't be the last...They were packaged with care and only took 2 days to get from FL to WA...Amazing...Thanks so much for a wonderful online purchase experience.
|On May 4, 2010, debles Tulsa, OK wrote:
I purchased some herb plants from them on Ebay.
|On Dec 21, 2009, jmdotson New Orleans, LA wrote:
I have ordered several plants from these guys and they never fail to impress me. Donovan even went above and beyond helping me germinate some seeds that I harvested from the plants I purchased from them. If I am buying a plant online I always look to see if they sell it before considering any other source.
|On Jul 25, 2009, Brennus Plano, TX wrote:
We received some natal plums from Wellspring during the hottest part of the year. The plants arrived in great condition & are doing great. We're very satisfied.
|On Jun 27, 2009, coleridgedane Marietta, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I bought 6 different plants from here. Except for one, they all arrived very healthy, very quickly and are growing well. The one exception, a night blooming jasmine arrived with leaf loss. He refunded my cost immediately.
|On Jun 1, 2009, VA_Wild_Rose Fredericksburg, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered several types of elephant ears from Wellspring this spring. The prices were reasonable, as was the shipping. They communicated very well. I placed an order on Saturday, and had my plants by Wednesday. The packaging of the plants was amazing! They couldn't have moved in that box if you had dropped it! I would recommend and I will order from them in the future!
|On Nov 15, 2008, flowerfantasy Washington, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
Very good to deal with. Recieved my order in a timely manner but just wish they would have sent email that it was on the way, as I was wondering when it would come.
|On Jul 1, 2008, utahjoe Palm Bay, FL wrote:
Nice web site BUT the site has no way to send them email nor is a phone number listed. I ordered Two plants sent a mail order check on 6-17-08 it's now July 1st and no plants and no way to contact them! I wonder why they would not list a email address or phone number?????? and if you are reading this comment and you are the owners of Wellspring Gardens please send me a email @ [email protected]
On July 2nd, 2008, utahjoe changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Ok so I must be getting old or canít comprehend what Iím reading or canít see the little print but in any case I owe Wellspring Gardenís a BIG apology they do in fact have a email address and phone number listed on the web site!!!!! And they sent me a email and gave me instructions as to where it could be found she also told me that my plants would be shipped out this week. So I again humbly request forgiveness from the good folks at Wellspring Gardens and to any that read the then negative and now positive comment. [email protected]
|On May 21, 2008, WinterStinks Peabody, MA wrote:
I bought 6 Crazy Pink Echinaceas off Ebay and I have to say these were some of the best looking plants, I have received on-line. They were packed superbly and shipped promptly. They were excellent starter plants already blooming and extremely healthy. These plants were also hard to come by as my order for them was cancelled from 3 other nurseries. If there is anything you like at Wellspring buy with confidence
|On Apr 13, 2008, mwitthoft Austin, TX wrote:
I got four Alo/Colocasias from them on eBay. The "starter" plants looked very healthy and vigorous to me. This impression has been confirmed by their rocketlike growth.
|On Mar 29, 2008, mcollum83 Hay Springs, NE wrote:
My first order, I went all in, I figured I would take a chance, and the whole community wanted bananas...so I fronted the money and hoped for the best. The best is what I got. 40 bananas in great shape (all dwarf cavendish). Each had a slightly damaged leaf, because of a dowel in the pot to keep box from coming down on the plant. But I realize that the dowel saved them from getting smushed by the "nice" post office! But each one came in great (and two days from florida to nebraska as well), no shipping shock of any kind, well packaged, all trying to put on new leaves, and all of the size stated! They are fantastic. I placed another order for four different bananas, and one did come in damaged (snapped in half, looks like the PO was playing football with my plants), and Donovan immediately offered a replacement (but I just cut it down, because I knew it would come back!) So now, I have gone back, and ordered almost 20 more bananas, and some bird of paradise, and some pampas grass....all kinds of stuff (because he's got all kinds of great stuff), and I know they will come in great. The seller is very good at communication, always kept me up to date when we were waiting for a good shipping date (as I am in zone 4 and decided in January that I wanted a banana!)! Donovan is very fast to get out the invoice when there are several orders! And the shipping! It can't be beat, how he discounts for extra plants. He's awesome! If you need exotic tropical plants, you must visit this online store, or check it out on ebay. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH BEAUTIFUL PLANTS!
|On Mar 14, 2008, gallopingayle Calera, OK wrote:
I ordered 10 "Black Magic", Elephant Ears from this company through E-Bay. I was Shocked to say the least, when my package arrived. I have never seen So Much Care put into packaging, as these were. They were starter plants and growing well, with gorgeous leaves. They also communicated great concerning my shipment. From my learning experiences with mail order companies (mostly bad), I don't think you can go wrong ordering from Wellsprings. I will definitely order from them again and again.
|On Feb 23, 2008, Toni05 Brookfield, IL wrote:
I ordered three plants (two seperate orders) and two bags of fertilizer via Ebay..
On April 21st, 2008, Toni05 added the following:
Received 4 nice-sized plants today. Acacia, Alocasia Hilo Beauty, Bottle Brush and Tea Olive. The Tea Olive is exceptionally large. All are healthy, pest-free plants.
They were well-packaged, and shipping prompt. Toni
|On Sep 9, 2007, jessmerritt (Zone 7b) wrote:
I purchased several plants through their ebay auctions throughout the summer. This would be a positive review if it weren't for one thing. The auctions advertised small starter plants in 3 in pots, and I recieved plugs. The plug size plants were either hit or miss. The bananas were healthy and with established root systems, but one or two varieties of plants were so small and young that they barely had a root system. That is fine by me for the low price, I was just not expecting to have to coddle a few plants. Other than the small underdeveloped plugs, everything else, communication, packing and shipping time, was great. So, I will be ordering from them again, but only if it's something that I can't find somewhere else and that I don't mind spending the extra time on if it arrives small.
|On Apr 6, 2007, cartersquared Millbrook, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered four banana plants from Wellspring through E-bay. They arrived today in great condition, nicely packaged, and green.
|On Dec 29, 2006, JenniferLuther Grove City, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:
Orderd from them on EBAY, excellent plants, packaged well, service was excellent. Thank You.
|On Aug 13, 2006, tobee43 groveland, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
i have been buying from wellspring for approx 3 years now. ever plants has been absolutely perfect. communication is excellent. even though i'm in a zone 4 we have many of donovan's plants from our first orders that have continued to thrive during our harse winters in doors. i always place my orders early and am never disapointed. shipping is prompt, dependable and reasonable. can't ask for more.