Ordering seeds, plants, bulbs and more
January 11, 2010
I am often questioned as to where I purchase plants and seeds. Here is a list of internet/mail order resources that I have used and been pleased with. Also, remember to check your local nurseries – by supporting them your dollars help to keep the local economy stimulated, and if any problems arise, it is handier to get a replacement.
When mail ordering perennials, try to order potted plants versus bare root. I have consistently had poor luck with bare root perennials, and hardly no problems with potted perennials. Order or purchase flowering bulbs in the largest size available. When purchasing shrubs or trees, purchase the largest size you can afford. Trees and shrubs usually do fine as bare root stock, as long as you plant and water them immediately. Some seed companies give better seed starting information than others, and that can make your seed growing more successful.
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Park Seed – excellent seed starting information on packets
Pinetree Garden Seeds
Seeds of Change
Territorial Seed Company
Thompson & Morgan – excellent seed starting information on packets
Perennials, shrubs and trees
Local Nurseries full of fun surprises
What favorite seed or plant companies have you had great luck with?