Friday, December 10, 2010
'Tis the season - for garden catalogs!
Bluestone Perennials, Marietta Daylily Gardens, Park Seeds, Pinetree Garden Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Brent & Becky's Bulbs, Oakes Daylilies and Select Seeds). Some are higher end, and sometimes overpriced, but with good to excellent merchandise - sometimes you get what you pay for (I think of Klehm's Songsparrow Nursery, Wayside Gardens, and White Flower Farm in this category). Others are inexpensive and a little buyer-beware, but still worth looking at, especially for seeds or older varieties of plants (Jung's Seeds, G. H. Wild). Still others are very iffy in quality and/or honesty in advertising.
Garden Watchdog through Dave's Garden. It's a directory of over 7,000 garden-related catalogs and websites, with customer reviews and detailed rankings of their quality and customer service. It is really, really worth checking out if you have any question about a catalog you receive - it can save you a lot of money in costly mistakes, show you how to have the best garden shopping experience via catalog or online, and turn you on to some wonderful companies.