After the holidays are over I hope to get more aggressive with planning my 2014 garden. For now I have done the preparation – mailing away for a variety of mail order plant and seed catalogs.
Two of my favorite local greenhouses are Petitti Garden Center and Cahoon Nursery. I have also found some great deals on seeds and starter plants at Lowe’s and Big Lots. Lastly I’ve utilized some of the regional plant sales to find plants that others are willing to share. But there are still some plants on my dream list that I have not found locally or want a very specific variety of.
I am practicing organic gardening and lawn care practices, so when possible, I purchase organic seeds. Organic plants are important to me because I am mostly planting an edible garden and landscape. Secondly even for the plants I do not eat outright, I may be harvesting parts for teas and DIY beauty recipes, for which I want the most natural sources possible. The other variety of interest to me – heirloom plants.
After doing some online research I came up with a handful of companies I am considering ordering from. I present my mail order plant and seed catalog arsenal.
Mail Order Plant and Seed Catalogs
I can’t wait to dig into the pages in these mail order plant and seed catalogs little more. In 2014 I would like to start rose bushes and a number of fruit trees and fruit bushes. I’ll utilize the seed catalog to select any herbs or vegetable plants on my “to grow” list. I secretly also want a Meyer Lemon Tree!
P.S. When you buy mail order plants they deliver them based on your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone and ship according to when you can actually plant. If you order during the winter season you can usually receive a discount on your plant order for thinking ahead too!