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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,801 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, 4,340 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 79,327 comments have been posted (53,766 positive, 10,922 neutral, 14,639 negative) by 40,999 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
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Easy to Grow Bulbs Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
Forestfarm Garden Crossings LLC Hallson Gardens
Hummingbird Farm 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
Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company) Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

ysfex3 Positive Michigan Bulb
collectorpalms Positive Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
collectorpalms Positive Holland Bulb Farms
katznk9s Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
RebeccaLynn Positive Holland Bulb Farms
DrTrish Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
eminkler Positive Bell's Daylily Garden
servant255 Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Henryboy22 Negative Excelsa Gardens
ColBuck Negative Gardeners' Collection
Dsnider2006 Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
impatiens2015 Positive Ferry-Morse Seed Company
Halogodivix Positive Sporestore (
rodcrosser Negative Jackson & Perkins
torivoss Positive Willis Orchard Company
Express128 Negative Everwilde Farms, Inc.
sbs Positive Raintree Nursery
Jgordo02 Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
kdlady Negative Living Gardens
manuretea Positive Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
Jgordo02 Positive Natural Organic Alternative (Aggrand Organic Fertilizer)
FlyPoison Positive Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
hugobee Positive
hugobee Positive Tatiana's TOMATObase
Qdangson Positive Longfield Gardens
Qdangson Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
swede620 Positive Pinetree Garden Seeds
njberry1 Negative Dimeo Blueberry Farms
jmorth Positive Living Gardens
ooheatheroo Positive Michigan Bulb
treesmoocher Positive Everwilde Farms, Inc.
deepbluesea Positive Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
deepbluesea Negative Bluebird Greenhouses
rwouhaybi Negative Renee's Garden Seeds
x2speed2x Negative Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
lscott4413 Positive Silver Star Vinery
Fishman1 Negative Dragonfly Farms Nursery
BananasinNH Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
Jnette Positive (IGC)
Steve_in_France Negative Brian's Botanicals
quitplayin Positive Pure Land Ethnobotanicals
PhillyLover Positive Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
AlGrowsWeeds Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
nananut Negative Excalibur Fruit Trees
danielslye Positive Greenwood Nursery
ilovedave Positive Breck's Bulbs
RussRAB Positive Glasshouse Works
Bricktop Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
scottcindy Positive Annie's Heirloom Seeds
vivvar Negative John Scheepers, Inc.

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