Leafing through plant, seed, or bulb catalogs is a terrific wintertime activity for gardeners. Cold days snuggled under blankets in front of a fireplace has not happened for us this year. So I’m going to share a couple of my favorite catalogs as we anticipate what our gardens will look like this year.
Native American Seed is a Texas company that specializes in native flowers and grasses. The company collects seeds from all over the state and strongly encourages farmers, ranchers, and gardeners to focus on native prairie plants.
Old House Gardens is based in Michigan and sells only bulbs. The important aspect of this company for me is that their bulbs are grown in different places in the US as well as the Netherlands. So most bulbs from the south perform well here.
The information in the catalogs lets buyers know if a bulb will survive in their area. Once I ordered a bulb that was inappropriate for my area. I received an email suggesting a different bulb and why.
The company also offers an online newsletter that is interesting and helpful. They use this service as a way to notify clients about sales.
Spring is breathing down our necks way early this year. That’s good because we’re anxious for it, but bad because so much needs to be accomplished in the yard in a short time.
“All Gardeners need to know when to accept something wonderful and unexpected, taking no credit except for letting it be.” Allen Lacy