The holidays are over and the New Year’s Day spirit is slowly waning. You realize it’s January and you have at least two to three more months of life in a frozen tundra. Time to order free garden catalogs!
If you aren’t already on mailing lists for free garden catalogs, January is my favorite time to request copies via mail. Then I pour over the catalogs and start planning what organic seeds (usually for vegetables), flower seeds and herb seeds, I will order.
Free Garden Catalogs
Feel free to highlight your free garden catalogs, take notes in them, dog ear pages – whatever works to inspire you and help you plan your garden. Personally I like to highlight seeds and plants I may buy, then make a list in a separate notebook prior to finalizing my order. I have the Moleskine Gardening Journal, which I use to keep track of my garden from year-to-year.
Simply visit the company’s website to order a free garden catalog. From herb seeds, to flower seeds, to organic seeds, to bare-root trees – here are the catalogs I recommend you check out.
Free Garden Catalogs
• Botanical Interests: This is my favorite seed company. Not only are the seed packets colorful and informative, the company offers many organic and heirloom seeds. I prefer organic seeds for all of my vegetable seeds, when possible.
• Burpee Seeds and Plants: I have not ordered this catalog myself yet but probably should. I have purchased their vegetable seeds locally from big box stores and I noticed Burpee has started to offer more in the way of organic and non-GMO seeds. I have also purchased their herb seeds.
• Trees of Antiquity: If you are looking for the variety of tree your great-grandparents ate apples of of, this is where you find it. This company specializes in bare-root heirloom trees. They also offer bundle specials if you want to purchase multiple trees at once.
• Heirloom Roses: Last summer, when I was volunteering with the Master Gardener program, someone asked me how they could find English roses. I am not aware of any local vendors. I found mine through Heirloom Roses.
• Edmunds’ Roses: This is another company that allows you to purchase roses through their free garden catalogs. From miniature roses, to shrub roses and climbing roses, they have them all.
I hope this list of free garden catalogs helps inspire you in planning your garden this year. While it still may be too early to plant, it’s never too early to plan.