You’ve Got Mail – links to 7+ free seed catalogs

Among all the boring bills and junk mail I found this wonderful surprise yesterday.  Just a reminder that if you haven’t ordered your catalogs, and want to, now is the time.  Some are expected now, while others will not come till Janurary.

To request the above pictured catalog, click here.  Their website says, “A source for over 600 heirloom and open-pollinated varieties, including many new introductions from our Preservation Collection. Catalogs are sent via bulk mail and take 2-3 weeks to arrive. We mail once a week on Thursdays.”  This is the company I have ordered from for the past 5 years or so.  I have been happy with their selections and service.

Burpee is another company from whom I buy seeds, though usually I get theirs from the local store.  You can request a free catalog from there by filling out the form here.  They begin mailing their catalogs in late December.  If you plan on ordering form them you might also want to go ahead and sign up for their email list to recieve a $5 off $30 coupon code.

Something to keep in mind when ordering from a nursery, for some plants it is best to order from a nursery in your Zone.  This really goes for plants, though can apply to certain seeds too.  If a plant is used to growing in a colder climate, for example, moving it to a hot Zone may shock it.  To find a nursery near you, for cases like this, I would suggest searching online, calling your local Master Gardener group, or talking to someone who grows plants locally.  Even a local vegeatable farmer will know of others who grow ornatmenal grasses or fruit trees. has a great article written by Stacy Fisher, “48 Free Seed Catalogs and Plant Catalogs.” Though this was written for 2012 I’m pretty sure most of them are still relavent. If you aren’t sure who to order from, or are looking for a different company to try, you will want to check out her article.  The list includes catalogs in a wide variety of areas, from the traditional garden plants to tropical plants to water gardens

Here are links to a few from her list (updated as needed):


The above picture is of their 2012 catalog.  Their website has a form to fill out to recieve their 2013 catalog and says, “Please look for the new 2013 Spring catalog in your mailbox late December. ” This is free if you live in the U.S., but there is a fee if you don’t.

Bluestone Perennials – this is what I meant by finding a new catalog you can use.  Bluestone Perennials sells ornamental grasses, perennials, shrubs, and mums.  As I’m redoing my front flower bed and looking for new perennials to place there, this is exactly what I was looking for.

Here is another one I am looking forward to looking through. Brent and Becky’s bulbs have an online and a print version of their catalog.  The current print version is for Summer/Fall 2012.  There is also a deal currently going on.  “50% OFF ALL REMAINING GARDEN BULBS AND COZY COMPANIONS UNTIL MONDAY DEC. 3RD AT 6PM EST.”  If you are looking to order some bulbs and are a bit behind doing so {clears throat} this may be the perfect opportunity to do so.

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Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchard is another source for a non-vegetable catalog you can request.  Looking for fruit or nut trees, berry bushes, ornatmentals or native for the northwest, then this will be what you want.  Just remember, for some of these it is best to order from a nursery in your Zone.  It is still fun to look, though, and you never know what you may find that will work for where you are.

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Another company I have heard good things about, but from whom I have never ordered, is Southern Exposure.  They are another company who sells heirloom variety plants.  In addition to seeds, their catalog has “seasonal garden tips, disease and insect control, seed saving, and detailed variety descriptions.”  According to their website, shipping of their catalog starts in December and should take 2 – 4 weeks to arrive.  This catalog is free if you live in the U.S.

Here are more links, not found on the above mentioned list.  (Please let me know if they are there and I just missed them):

Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co. – “Receive a FREE copy of the Gurney’s Seed & Nursery catalog PLUS a coupon for $25 OFF by simply filling out the information below.”  The coupon is for $25 off a $50 purchase.

Park Seed – click on button in upper left hand corner to request a free catalog

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Co.

Seeds of Change