Read through our blog posts to learn more about Wells Medina Nursery's history and community. This is a great place to become familiar with our staff, customers and the process of providing exceptional plants and trees. If you are interested in day-to-day posts about gardening and what we find exciting about our nursery, follow our Twitter account: @Wells_Medina

Did you know tomatoes are the most grown plant in America? At Wells Medina, we work year-round to provide robust selection of more than 30 tomato varieties. Whether you're looking for a tried-and-true heirloom or an exciting new hybrid, you will find it here!

Benefits of a Bird-Friendly Yard

Inviting birds into your garden chases away insects, weeds and - for some - a case of the winter blues.

By Sam Wigness

Practice Patience for Fruitful Falls

Add homegrown fruit to your list of autumn pleasures by establishing a healthy, productive fruit tree.

By Sam Wigness

Coleus Q&A with Lisa

Lisa Freed reflects on 15 years of Coleus Premiers and shares her favorite parts of growing and selling coleus.

Air Plants 101

Plants in the species Tillandsia, known as air plants, do not need soil to grow, and can be the perfect addition to your home or garden. Click here to learn more about these other-worldly life forms.

By Sam Wigness

A Tale of Two Twiggies

'Molly Schroeder' and 'Mary Milton' are two of our favorite varieties of Viburnum plicatum. Click here to see what makes these shrubs unique and discover why it's time to consider inviting 'Molly' or 'Mary' (or both!) into your garden.

Jim Barlup: Rhody Guru

After four decades of hybridizing, Rhododendron guru Jim Barlup - and several plants he created - return to Wells Medina Nursery.

Sam Wigness

Garden to Table

Cold Pack Pickles

Make your own spicy Dill pickles with this recipe shared by Wells Medina Nursery regular, Bob K.

Posted by Sam Wigness, May 15, 2018. Recipe created by Duris' Cucumber Farm, modifiedĀ and perfected by Bob K.

Guest Bloggers

See what local bloggers and garden enthusiasts are saying about us.

The Outlaw Gardener, May 18, 2018:

"Retail Therapy at Wells Medina Nursery"


The Outlaw Gardener, March 9, 2018:

"Stopping by Wells Medina Nursery in March"

Nicole Mangina, March 5, 2018

"3 Amazing Plant Nurseries on the Eastside"


The Danger Garden, November 21, 2017

"Wells Medina Nursery"

8 thoughts on “Blog

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    Ron Olsen - December 18, 2018

    Wanted to give a shout out about the quality of the vegetable starts this year. Best tomatoes ever. And the Japanese eggplant was excellent. We are still eating tomatoes off the inside hanging vines, and just finished the last of the eggplant. Please source the same eggplant next year. I have grown for 30 years and these were easily the best.

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      Sam Wigness - December 18, 2018

      Thanks for the feedback, Ron! We will do our best to source those eggplants and other quality vegetables this spring.

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    Herb - January 16, 2019

    I miss Ned. Neighbor

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    John - July 4, 2019

    I wondered why my very healthy 3′ high broccoli plants had no heads; same for the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts next to them. All in a raised bed.

    After looking closer, the broccoli and cauliflower heads (and perhaps my Brussels sprouts and cucumbers) have been surgically gobbled up by culprits unknown. Lettuce, romaine, dahlias, zinneas, and 6-foot-hgh corn plants are undamaged.

    Rabbits: I have uncompromised 30″-high wire fencing around the whole raised bed, and my lettuce and dahlia plants (favorite rabbit food last year) are untouched
    Deer: I’m surrounded by a 6-foot fence with no “running room” to vault it, and no deer have ever been sighted near my very-urban locale. And flowers that deer eat are untouched.
    Raccoons? not many seen around here lately, and they have never been a problem before, for my veggies
    Large birds? I have crows, jays, and flickers at my bird feeder often. But will they behead a broccoli head?
    I’d appreciate any ideas about other culprits or better protection, so I can do better next year.


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      Sam Wigness - July 9, 2019

      Boy, John, this is a tough one to diagnose! Our staff seems to think raccoons or another one the several rodents (squirrels, chipmunks rats, etc) that live in our area are likely culprits. Some additional ways to protect your raised bed would be placing a predator decoy, like a fake owl or coyote, nearby or using predator urine as a deterrent. We do not carry those products, but we do carry a granulated animal repellent called Bonide “Repels-All” that we’ve have varied success with in the nursery’s border garden.

      If you do think it’s some sort of bird, or that something is climbing your fence, consider completing enclosing the area with additional fencing or bird netting.

      Warding off unwanted visitors is an ongoing battle for many home gardeners, so combining methods and trying new ones is recommended.

      We wish you luck!

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    Kim Anderson - June 13, 2020

    I am hoping for temperatures to increase soon as TOMATOES grow best when the daytime temperature is between 65 and 85 . Interestingly, my Sungold and Petite Moineau look great; however, some of my other tomato plants and vegetables are struggling. I’m cheering for SUNSHINE!

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    monique r richards - August 25, 2020

    Hello! Could you please let me know when you might be receiving allium and agapanthus bulbs this Fall (2020)?
    Thank you! M. Richards

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      Kim Anderson - September 3, 2020

      M. Richards, You are looking for some of my favorites! Plan on visiting the nursery at the end of September for allium bulbs. The agapanthus is only sold in the perennials section between spring and late summer. We actually have some agapanthus plants in stock at this time.

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