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Topic by nativeplantsrule posted 12-26-2007 01:31 PM 15845 views 1 time favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nativeplantsrule

110 posts in 3714 days

12-26-2007 01:31 PM

I love getting spring catalogs. I have already received: White Flower Farm, Jung, Select Seeds, Burpee, The Cook’s Garden, and Farmer Seed and Nursery.
I usually use these to look for new ideas on plants or other even garden ideas in general.

Anyway, could you all share what catalogs you get so that I can increase the number I get? Likewise you may also be able to get new and exciting ones. Please tell.

PS I do not indorse any of the catalogs I get, just that they have pretty pictures…(HA).

NPR

-- wjl - 5a Indiana



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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

12-27-2007 05:40 AM

lol that’s why i get catalogues—the pictures!! :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

12-27-2007 12:50 PM

Canadale Nurseries. Thomas, Ontario) – my favourite gardening centre /catalogue

Stokes Seeds

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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scottb

214 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 5

12-27-2007 10:22 PM

I thought I commented on this last night….

Anyhow, I love the Seeds of Change Catalog. www.seedsofchange.com
Just got mine today – and I’m overcome with indecision… too many options, what to do, what to to?

-- southern NH. - smack dab in the middle of 5a and 5b - with lots of shade and full sun, in all the wrong places.

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Jason

840 posts in 3730 days
hardiness zone 5

12-28-2007 09:11 AM

Stark Bros. is great for fruits, berries, nuts, etc.
Michigan Bulb is one we’ve gotten lots of perennials from…these guys are great.
Van Dyck's a nice catalog with some eye-popping bulbs and some advanced-topic plants. A little pricey…

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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Jason

840 posts in 3730 days
hardiness zone 5

12-29-2007 09:18 AM

I almost forgot about a great herbal shop. They are called Crimson Sage, and specialize in all manner of culinary, medicinal and other rare herbs. I’ve ordered several unique species, and all have done quite well!

I know I’m missing some others, and I’ll post them when I remember/rediscover them.

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3754 days
hardiness zone 9

12-29-2007 03:22 PM

Spring Hill Nursery is one of my FAVORITIES. Have ordered from there and have been very pleased. White Flower Farm (as mentioned above) is great too. Heronswood has more exotic plants High Country Gardens is fantastic for flower gardeners in the South/Southwest. Have a great variety of xeric and very xeric plants. (My gardening children live in Arizona; so I keep my eyes open for them too.)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

12-31-2007 09:39 AM

I was checking for “heirloom” seeds available in Canada.
There’s http://www.saltspringseeds.com/

This one came up for tomatoes. http://www.uppercanadaseeds.ca

and this site looks interesting as well: fork and bottle

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-02-2008 12:28 PM

and then I found this:
resource list

and this
Ontario Seeds Company sheesh – just around the corner from me, almost

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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bullseye

677 posts in 3698 days

01-07-2008 07:12 PM

There is also william dam in Hamilton ontario

-- Hooked on Gardening.....Ontario zone 5b

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-08-2008 04:16 AM

hadn’t heard of that one before. Here’s a link for future reference

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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bullseye

677 posts in 3698 days

01-08-2008 05:06 AM

I just love that name…..damseeds :-)

-- Hooked on Gardening.....Ontario zone 5b

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syble

126 posts in 3683 days

01-27-2008 07:22 PM

I get seeds regularlly from OSC. I have stokes catalouges aswell as burpee… all in all, most bang for your buck from osc seeds and its also shorter season material. I like some stuff available from burpee but I have to ship it to a relatives hous in michigan because they don’t ship internationally, which is silly for seeds.
Sib ;)

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syble

126 posts in 3683 days

01-27-2008 07:23 PM

oh forgot dominion seed house, they’ve got alot of “cutting edge and new and unique varieies but can be pricey.
Sib ;)

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nativeplantsrule

110 posts in 3714 days

01-28-2008 04:01 PM

Here is a list of new ones I received: _Vesseys Seeds, van Bourgondien, Mischel’s, Richard Owen Nursery, Kelly Nurseries, Arrowhead Alpines, Burgess, Musser Forests, Inc., Gilbert H Wild and Son, & Intersate Nurseries._

-- wjl - 5a Indiana

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gardenmentor

133 posts in 3683 days
hardiness zone 8

01-28-2008 05:43 PM

Heronswood, tho I have a hard time with their “move” to the east coast.

-- GardenMentor, Seattle, WA, www.gardenmentors.com & www.gardenhelp.org

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-01-2008 11:48 AM

I just received Salt Spring Seeds catalogue in the mail.
Oh what fun I’m having!!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3754 days
hardiness zone 9

02-01-2008 12:25 PM

Wayside Gardens looks pretty good. Plants are grouped nicely and the descriptions are pretty informative. Good one to just look through …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-01-2008 12:36 PM

I’m looking at ”Ciudad Victoria” currant tomatoes
currant-size and larger. Flat on the top. Beautiful shiny red. Very intense flavour. Zesty, rich and sweet. Plants are 4-5 feet tall and produce hundreds of fruit on a plant; starting very early and continuing all season.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-01-2008 12:58 PM

Terra Edibles is a nice little spot specializing in heirloom organic tomatoes

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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PanamaJack

217 posts in 3676 days

02-12-2008 09:39 PM

Ohio State University has a great site for any questions concerning plants of any kind…

http://webgarden.osu.edu/

-- One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade; Chinese Proverb - Zone 5B

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Wally

15 posts in 3663 days

02-13-2008 08:41 AM

Try this for organic and heirloom seeds.

http://www.seedsofchange.com/

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dennis

41 posts in 3753 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-16-2008 11:23 PM

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Bon

7374 posts in 3656 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-19-2008 09:14 AM

I ordered a lot of seeds and plants from Dominion Seed House this year.I find they have such different and beautiful flowers that you don’t see at the nurseries or in a lot of the other seed catalouges I looked in.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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horsetail

126 posts in 3674 days
hardiness zone 5b

04-01-2008 12:24 PM

Thompson and Morgan ,Gardens North (only on line ) are both interesting and give good follow up advice and support. I got a package of seed that was nearly empty and I contacted T&M and they sent me a replacment.

-- horsetail, Fergus, Ontario

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pigtail

26 posts in 3549 days

06-17-2008 05:50 AM

whoa, never heard of half of these sites, got to check these out today

-- There is always room for one more plant!!

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-02-2009 08:44 AM

some discussion here as well http://gardentenders.com/topics/610

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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scottb

214 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 5

01-04-2009 03:40 PM

here’s the seed savers exchange catalog for 2009!
link will download it in pdf format

http://www.seedsavers.org/pdf/SSE2009.pdf

nothing like not having to wait for it in the mail!

-- southern NH. - smack dab in the middle of 5a and 5b - with lots of shade and full sun, in all the wrong places.

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scottb

214 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 5

01-05-2009 08:21 PM

more catalog links than you can shake a (carrot) stick at. by state:

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2007-11-01/Best-Garden-Seed-Companies.aspx

-- southern NH. - smack dab in the middle of 5a and 5b - with lots of shade and full sun, in all the wrong places.

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-30-2009 09:48 AM

I just received a catalog from William Dam Seeds and am impressed. Filled with lots of information and pictures for each flower/vegetable/grass. I’ll be keeping this catalogue for future reference!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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StarrsWife

36 posts in 2960 days
hardiness zone 7

01-18-2010 05:20 PM

Alas…. I went to the Motherearthnews link above and Oklahoma was skipped….lol

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-18-2010 05:28 PM

really??? argh

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Penny

318 posts in 3211 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-19-2010 06:39 AM

Getting seed catalogues this time of the year, makes the snow a little more bearable.

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-19-2010 07:58 AM

so true

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3506 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-19-2010 08:31 AM

So far this year, I have rec’d Vesy’s 2010 Seed catalog and their Spring Bulbs catalog. They offer $25 dollars off a $50 order. I also have Stokes 2010 catalog. I just wish the catalogs wouldn’t have such high S&H costs. Instead of charging more for the bigger orders, I think they should decrease their charges for the bigger orders.
I haven’t had much luck with nursery stock from catalogs, usually I just just buy bulbs or seeds. We do have acouple very good nurserys not far from me, so I can always check them out for new stock. And, of course, Canadales is a good distance away for a special day trip. :-)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-19-2010 12:41 PM

Canadales—we need a GT road trip to Canadales … maybe we could get them to give us a discount for our group :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3506 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-19-2010 02:57 PM

What an excellent idea, MsDeb. How many GTs do you think are within driving range. I’d go for sure.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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jroot

5121 posts in 3506 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-19-2010 04:01 PM

Where is Canadales?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-19-2010 04:13 PM

St. Thomas.

I’m in.
I’ll start a new blog about it.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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DavesYard

304 posts in 2933 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-17-2010 08:29 PM

What a goldmine this thread is. Now, to make a list and order me some cats. You guys did it again.

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-09-2012 04:37 AM

SAFE SEEDScheck out this site

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Vince Kirchner

192 posts in 2665 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-10-2012 01:42 PM

LOL, all the seed catalogs are called our porn books at our Master Gardener meetings.

-- If you wouldn't spray it in your mouth, why would you spray it on your food?

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-10-2012 01:49 PM

haha :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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