Garden Catalogs

laid out seeds 2014 garden season

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 vegetable farmer will know of others who grow ornamental grasses or fruit trees.

Disclaimer:  I am in no way endorsing the companies listed below.  If I list a company I have personally ordered from before, I will make sure to say so in the details.  Please use your discretion before ordering from a new company.

  1. Urban Farmer Seeds – “Urban Farmer’s seed catalog offers popular  vegetable seed varieties including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, peas,  beans and many more. Our garden catalog includes organic, heirloom, and  hybrid seed types for every home garden.”
  2. NESeed – “Carries Seeds in Bulk for Commercial Farming and Seed Packets for Home Gardening. ” This is a non-GMO company.
  3. De Vroom Garden Products – a wholesale supplier of bulbs and perennials. There are several catalogs available for free digital downloads. They are also expanding into Canada!
  4. Botanical Interests
  5. PW (Proven Winners) – I have used some of their Idea Books before.  Great photos and ideas.  The link will take you to a page with several different catalog downloads that are free.  You might also find these at your local garden stores.
  6. Comstock Garden Seeds – provider of heirloom seeds. Website is currently being update.
  7. David Austin Roses – “We are happy to mail our US catalog to US and Canadian addresses ONLY free of charge. David Austin’s ‘Handbook of Roses’ includes over 200 varieties of roses: fragrant English Roses, old roses, ramblers, climbing roses and modern roses. The catalog is illustrated in full color with pictures of roses, rose gardens and arrangements of roses cut for the home. It also contains advice on selecting roses for special conditions, together with planting and cultivation information. We’re sure that if you love roses, you’ll find our catalog interesting.”
  8. Swallow Tail Seeds – this is technically an online seed catalog, according to their website.  They are located in northern California.
  9. Forest Farm – an online version and printed version of their catalog are available.  The printed version is shipped in to address in the U.S. free of charge, but there is a shipping fee for those in Canada.
  10. Totally Tomato – they have a larger selection than what their name leads you to believe.  Their front page along lists peppers, berries,eggplant, herbs and more.
  11. The Online Greehouse – this is a family run business in the northeast.  From their website: ” My goal is to give people the experience and pride of growing their own vegetables, herbs and flowers.” Not only do they offer seeds, but also supplies such as posts and soil.  The link says the catalog is from 2014.  I am not sure if they have not updated their site or if they do no have an up to date print version.
  12. Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  13. Sand Hill Preservation – Their catalogs include: poultry catalog, seed and root catalog, sweet potato catalog and a books catalog
  14. High Mowing Seeds – they also offer the catalog in PDF format for downloading or an online virtual catalog
  15. Appalachian Seeds –
  16. Wild Garden Seed – “We are an organic seed and vegetable farm in the Pacific Northwest. We produce farm-original varieties of many salad greens, vegetables, herbs and a few flowers.”
  17. Hazzards Greenhouse – their catalog is free for commercial growers; for non-commercial growers it is $12.95
  18. Jim’s Hostas this company either is no longer in business or is having trouble with their website.  If you have a working link for them I would appreciate you sharing it.
  19. Reimer Seeds  – online catalog
  20. Pepper Joe  – peppers, peppers, and more peppers
  21. Seed Savers Exchange.  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.
  22. 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.
  23. Territorial Seed Company – This is free if you live in the U.S., but there is a fee if you don’t.
  24. Bluestone Perennials – Bluestone Perennials sells ornamental grasses, perennials, shrubs, and mums.
  25. Brent and Becky’s Bulbs – an online and a print version of their catalog is available.
  26. Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchard – a source for non-vegetable plants, fruit or nut trees, berry bushes, ornamental or native plants for the northwest
  27. Southern Exposure – sells heirloom variety plants.  In addition to seeds, their catalog has “seasonal garden tips, disease and insect control, seed saving, and detailed variety descriptions.”  This catalog is free if you live in the U.S.
  28. Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co. – I have ordered from Gurney’s before and was very impressed with their customer service.
  29. Park Seed – click on button in upper left hand corner to request a free catalog
  30. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
  31. Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Co.
  32. Seeds of Change – an online catalog


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