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Michigan Gardening: Advice needed

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pjadams49417
Grand Haven, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 16, 2010
4:58 PM

Post #7634293

Don't have time to research more than the kids' program so I'm asking advice. Remind me which catalogs I can order from and expect decent stuff?
I'm looking at Henry Fields right now.

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7635927

Johnnys Secelected Seeds
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2010
5:29 AM

Post #7638038

I'd second Johnny's and add Seed Savers, they have some interesting stuff.

Are you looking for more than seeds ??.
Zinnia1
Clinton Township, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2010
10:45 PM

Post #7640043

I have ordered through many catalogs over the years for seeds, and I have never had a bad bunch from any of them, or a problem with an order. I buy most of my seeds at the local garden store or Meijer (usually Hart and Ferry Moss), and order the rest from various places, but from Jung's more often than not. I usually order bulbs from Van Bourgondien, and like other places I have ordered from, have never had an issue with their quality or the ordering/shipping process.

I have not ordered live plants, so I can't give advise on those.

My bottom line is, I believe most mail order places that have been around for decades have quality seeds and bulbs, they couldn't stay in business if they didn't, and you can expect 'decent stuff' from them. Most posts I have seen that put down one vendor over another stems from a bad experience with customer service, rather than poor quality products.

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2010
9:37 AM

Post #7640772

Be sure to check the garden watchdog
Patriotboy247
Jenison, MI
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2010
11:50 AM

Post #7641012

Seedrack is FUN!!!

Stokes, seedsavers.com...most of my seeds from Stokes this year. I researced a ton this past year and they have good stuff, not owned by one of the major owners. Seedsavers is very good. HIghly recommend both!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2010
12:44 PM

Post #7641097

what are you looking for-seeds or plants!

plants eflowergarden hands down!!
pjadams49417
Grand Haven, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7716423

Probably mostly seeds. We have a couple really great greenhouses here that always have what I want.

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