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Guide to Gardening by Mail, Mail Order Gardening, and Catalogs

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,814 mail order gardening companies. Here gardeners share their opinions on which companies really deliver on quality, price and service.

After you review the Introduction and Acceptable Use Policy, you can share your own mail-order experiences, or use our search and browse features to find reputable sources for all your gardening needs.

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Since 1994, 4,359 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 80,717 comments have been posted (54,555 positive, 11,166 neutral, 14,996 negative) by 41,722 customers.

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The Watchdog 30

These 30 companies are currently the most highly rated within our entire database. Each of them is listed here because of feedback from their customers.

A Nearly Native Nursery Almost Eden Plants
Annie's Annuals and Perennials Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Bluestone Perennials Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Brushwood Nursery Easy to Grow Bulbs
Forestfarm Garden Crossings LLC Hallson Gardens
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Made in the Shade Gardens New Hampshire Hostas
Niche Gardens Nourse Farms Inc.
Oakes Daylilies Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
Onalee's Seeds, LLC Pepper Joe's Inc.
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses Santa Rosa Gardens
Select Seeds Antique Flowers Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
St. Clare Heirloom Seeds Swallowtail Garden Seeds
The Sample Seed Shop Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

dutchrub Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
allenboatman Positive Miles' To Go
Dbmtexas Positive Crape Myrtles Inc. (also dba Crape Myrtle Farms and
Cecilia56 Negative Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company)
beckettsmama Negative Heirloom Roses
kogwoman Positive (New Garden Plants)
micnic Positive Hoover's Hatchery, Inc.
Earthdragon67 Positive Horizon Herbs, LLC
abinafoe Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
Tuschanz Positive Herter Nursery
Ted_B Positive Horizon Herbs, LLC
Madisong Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
Skaander Positive OIKOS Tree Crops
TeriRuiz Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
Miasria Negative
RobertCrandall Neutral Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
pbgardens Positive Savory's Gardens Inc
SteviaProject Negative Silicon Solar Inc.
gustfrontfarm Negative Pike's Peak Nurseries
jerrynmn12 Negative Bloomin Designs Nursery
chedder Positive First Rays Orchids
TN_Hosta_Guy Positive Naylor Creek Nursery
Hammer77 Negative Pernell Gerver
gardenkarma Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
gardenkarma Positive Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc
gardenkarma Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
gardenkarma Positive White Flower Farm
gardenkarma Negative Nature Hills Nursery
gardenkarma Neutral Gurney's Seed & Nursery
gardenkarma Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
gardenkarma Positive Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
gardenkarma Neutral Proven Winners
YvonneMal Negative OIKOS Tree Crops
rdeank Positive Oriental Garden Supply
shelllbell Positive Floyd Cove Nursery
sarahthering Positive Niche Gardens
shelllbell Positive Johnson Daylily Garden
veryblessed Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
pbgardens Negative The Hosta Farm
drmom8 Positive Avant Gardens
MainlyMaine Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
desperadonh Negative Silicon Solar Inc.
pbgardens Positive Green Mountain Hosta Nursery
WhiteOwl11 Negative Four Seasons Nursery
gardenned021 Positive (John Silvia LLC)
Lotus2 Negative Bottoms Nursery LLC
ArmyWife47 Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
gvargo Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
troutfishing Negative Summerstone Nursery
ala58 Negative Plant Delights Nursery

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