24 January 2008

Where to Buy Plants, Seeds and Gardening Gear

Here is a list of Internet and mailorder sources for gardening supplies, seeds, plants, etc.
It's today's column
This year the catalog list is mostly gardener-recommended resources plus a few unusual finds.
Whenever possible, buy seeds and plants locally, but be sure to check out the offerings of a mail-order supplier and try something new.

• Abundant Life Seeds, (541) 767-9606, www.abundantlifeseed.org, organic seeds and seedlings.
• AM. Leonard, (800) 543-8955, www.amleo.com, reasonably priced gardening tools.
• Annie's Annuals & Perennials, www.anniesannuals.com, (866) 266-4370, rare and unusual plus cottage garden plants. Click on tabs for easy re-seeders, deer proof.
• Baker Creek Seeds, Mo., www.rareseeds.com, (417) 924-8917, vegetable and flower seeds for our zone.
• Bluestone Perennials, www.bluestoneperennials.com, (800) 852-5243, shrubs, flowers, bulbs, herbs.
• Brent and Becky's, www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com, (804) 693-3966, flower bulbs.
• Bustani Plant Farm, www.bustaniplantfarm.com, (405) 372-3379, Oklahoma-grown perennials, native and tropical.
• Dixondale Farms, www.dixondalefarms.com, (877) 367-1015, onion and leek sets.
• FedCo Seeds, www.fedcoseeds.com, (207) 873-7333, trees, untreated seeds, potato sets.
• Forestfarm, (541) 846-7269, www.forestfarm.com, catalog is as good as a horticulture book.
• Fragrant Path, www.fragrantpathseeds.com, seeds for 96 fragrant, rare and old-fashioned climbing plants, 100 fragrant shrubs, 140 fragrant annuals.
• Gardener's Supply Co., (800) 863-1700, www.gardeners.com, gifts, planting supplies, hot houses, potting supplies.
• Garden Medicinals and Culinaries, www.gardenmedicinals.com, (434) 964-9113, green and pink cotton, 150-herbs and native plants, seed saving containers.
• Gardens Alive, (513) 354-1482, www.gardensalive.com, organic pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, etc.
• Gemplers, (800) 382-8473, www.gemplers.com, 600 pages of gardening gear.
• Girard Nurseries, www.girardnurseries.com, (440) 466-2881, 60 azalea varieties, 20 boxwood varieties, special for Phoenix readers through Jan. 31, four rhododendrons for $10.
• Graceful Gardens, www.gracefulgardens.com, (607) 387-5529, delphiniums, deer repelling plants, columbines, lupines.
• Harris Seeds, (800) 514-4441, www.harrisseeds.com, fruit, vegetables, flowers, greenhouses.
• Heronswood Nursery, www.heronswood.com, (877) 674-4714, perennials, grasses, collector's plants.
• High Country Gardens, N.M., (800) 925-9387, www.highcountrygardens.com, water-wise plants for dry places.
• Horizon Herbs, (541) 846-6704, www.horizonherbs.com, medicinal seeds and plants, herbal extracts.
• Irish Eyes, (509) 964-7000, www.irish-eyes.com, 200 potatoes, plus garlic, onions.
• Jackson & Perkins, (800) 292-4769, www.jacksonandperkins.com, roses and perennials.
• J. L. Hudson, www.JLHudsonSeeds.net, no telephone, seedbank with common and hard-to-find seeds.
• Johnny's Selected Seeds, (207) 437-4301, www.johnnyseeds.com, flower, vegetable, herb, cover crop seeds, organic, heirloom, pelleted seeds.
• John Scheepers, www.johnscheepers.com, (860) 567-0838, bulbs and kitchen garden seeds.• Jung Quality Seeds, (800) 247-5864, www.jungseed.com, flower, vegetable, herb seed, garden gear, perennials, groundcovers, bulbs.
• Klehms Song Sparrow, www.songsparrow.com, (800) 553-3715, peonies, perennials.
Lee Valley Tools, www.leevalley.com/, (800) 871-8158, tools, humane traps, garden supplies.
• Le Jardin du Gourmet, www.ArtisticGardens.com, (800) 659-1446, flower, perennial, herb seeds, 50 herb-seed packet for $14.
• Logee's, www.logees.com, (888) 330-8038, orchids, cacti, bamboo, collector's plants.
• McClure & Zimmerman, (414) 326-4220, www.mzbulb.com, bulbs.• Miller Nurseries, (800) 836-9630, www.millernurseries.com, fruit.
• Mischel's Greenhouses, www.mischelsgreenhouses.com, (800) 830-8447, all plants, $3.50, plants for hanging baskets and planters.
• Mountain Maples, www.mountainmaples.com, (888) 707-6522, maples for containers, bonsai.
• Mountain Valley Growers, www.mountainvalleygrowers.com, (559) 338-2775, organic herbs and perennial plants.
• Musser Forests, (800) 643-8319, www.musserforests.com, trees, shrubs, native flowers and ground covers, click on "Plant by use" for a list of plants for your situation. Shipping is a flat 20 percent.
• Native American Seed, www.seedsource.com, (800) 728-4043, conservancy seeds, Oklahoma grasses and wildflowers, quail and dove, deer proof, butterfly.
• Natural Gardening, (707) 766-9303, www.naturalgardening.com, organic plants and seeds.
• Niche Gardens, www.nichegardens.com, (919) 967-0078.• Nichols Garden Nursery, www.nicholsgardennursery.com, (800) 422-3985, vegetables, flowers, herbs, brewing and wine-making.
• Old House Gardens, www.oldhousegardens.com, (734) 995-1486, Heritage flower bulbs.
• One Green World, www.onegreenworld.com, (877) 353-4028, unique fruits and ornamentals from Eastern Europe, Russia. Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, (888) 784-1722, www.groworganic.com, everything from pet food to growing supplies, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
• Pine Ridge Gardens, (479) 293-4359, www.pineridgegardens.com/, reliable source for local, native plants.
• Pinetree Garden Seeds, (207) 926-3400, www.superseeds.com, over 900 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds, unusual vegetable seeds from all parts of the globe, sprouting, and cover crop seeds, soap making supplies.
• Plant Delights Nursery Inc., www.plantdelights.com, (919) 772-4794, catalog costs 10 stamps or a box of chocolates, a longtime favorite of plant collectors.
• Prairie Moon Nursery, www.prairiemoon.com, (507) 452-1362, native plants and seeds for wetland, prairie, savanna and woodland.
• Raintree, (360) 496-6400, www.raintreenursery.com, fruits, figs, quince, nuts, berries, bamboo, worms and mason bees.
• Renee's Garden Seeds, www.reneesgarden.com, (888) 880-7228, heirloom and new introductions, multi-packs and combo packs.
• Ronnigers Potato Farm, www.ronnigers.com, (208) 267-7938.
• Schreiner's Iris Gardens, (800) 525-2367, www.schreinersgardens.com, discount iris collections.
• Seed Savers Exchange, (563) 382-5990, www.seedsavers.org, heirloom seeds, nonprofit cooperative.
• Seeds of Change, (888) 762-7333, www.seedsofchange.com, organic seeds, collections, and supplies.
• Select Seeds, (800) 253-5691, www.selectseeds.com, historic, fragrant and vintage flowers.
• Seneca Hills, (315) 342-5915, www.senecahillperennials.com. plants from South Africa's Eastern Cape and U.S. natives.
• Shepherd's Garden Seeds, now White Flower Farm, www.shepherdseeds.com, (860) 482-3638.
• Sooner Plant Farm, www.soonerplantfarm.com, 453-0771, Oklahoma-grown trees, shrubs and perennials. Discounts for Sooner Garden Club members, OK Proven, TX Superstar and Proven Winners.
• Stokes Seeds, www.stokeseeds.com, (800) 396-9238, since 1881.
• Stokes Tropicals, (800) 624-9706, www.stokestropicals.com, most species zone eight.
• Swan Island Dahlias, www.dahlias.com, (800) 410-6540.
• Territorial Seed Co., (800) 626-0866, www.territorial-seed.com, seeds, plants, beneficial insects.
• Tomato Growers Supply, www.tomatogrowers.com, (888) 478-7333, peppers, tomatoes and heirlooms.
• Vesey's, www.veseys.com, (800) 363-7333, vegetables and annuals.
• Wayside Gardens, (800) 845-1124, www.waysidegardens.com, perennials, shrubs, herbs, Web site tabs for new, white, black, etc.
• White Flower Farm, (800) 503-9624, www.whiteflowerfarm.com.
• Wildseed Farms, (800) 848-0078, www.wildseedfarms.com, wildlfowers
• Worm's Way Catalog, (800) 274.9676, www.wormsway.com, organic, seeds, hydroponic, lights.

2 comments:

kepreman said...

you also can buy organic seeds in Genesis Seeds - www.genesisseeds.com

Anonymous said...

Sunburst Seed Co. of Muskogee, Ok also sells vegetable seeds, pasture seed, and in the winter, nuts and candies. Visit www.sunburstseed.com