The Joy of Catalogs
Designing and planting an attractive garden is the dream of many flower lovers. While local landscaping and garden centers may have a good selection of plants and seeds, you can find even more through mail order
- Creek Heirloom Seed – Photos and 1400 heirloom seeds. This catalog treats seeds like pin-up girls. The pictures will make you salivate.
- Garden Seeds – This site gives smaller quantities at lower prices. Good selection of seeds for Asian, French, Italian, Middle Eastern, and Latin-American vegetables as well as dyeing and medicinal herbs.
- Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds – Great descriptions, fine variety and seed amounts clearly shown. And if you’re a flower fanatic, wait until fall and be blown away by their bulb catalog: Beauty from Bulbs.
- Savers Exchange – This is a non-profit, member-supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds. Catalog and website are first rate.
- Territorial Seed Company – This is the mainstay of the Pacific Northwest gardener and grower. A catalog that covers an amazing array of seeds tested in a climate where “wet” is just another word for Monday.
- Le Jardin du Gourmet – This seed catalog is on a shoestring budget but prices and quality are great. Packet prices range from 35 cents to $1.00 and they have exceptional shallot sets.
Rare or Unusal
- Rare Plant Nursery – Small farm in north Idaho specializing in fragrant and lesser known ornamental, edible & useful plants for northern climates.
10 Popular Garden Catalog
- Burpee – Avid gardeners can purchase everything from packets of seeds to perenial flower plants, vegetable plants and herbs to tools, supplies, and informative books.
- Springhill Nursery – Older garden plant catalog company that sells perenials, ground covers, trees and shrubs.
- Jackson and Perkins – Specializes in bulbs, roses, and perennial plants.
- Bluestone Perenials – Huge selection of attractive perenial plants. Stocks ground covers, vines, shrubs, and many types of bulbs. Shrubs, herbs, and ornamental grasses are also available.
- High Country Gardens – This catalog features plants that grow best in the western portions of the United States. They have packs of perennials and other plants for low-water gardens, high altitude gardens, and others as well.
Websites with Oodles of Catalog
- Cyndi’s Catalog of Garden Catalogs – It is one-stop shopping. Over 2000 mail order gardening catalogs from the US and Canada.
- GardenWeb’s Garden Bazaar Directory – 100’s of catalogs. Enough to make your eye glaze over and you bladder feel full.
- List of Small Vendors / Great Plants – Bulbs, seeds, rare and alpine plants.
- Mailorder Gardening Association Members