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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,756 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, 4,314 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,436 comments have been posted (53,158 positive, 10,782 neutral, 14,496 negative) by 40,489 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
Brushwood Nursery Classy Groundcovers
Easy to Grow Bulbs 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 Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

smokemaster Neutral Bayou Trader's Peppermania
cherrycea Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
restom Neutral Cricket Hill Garden Peony Heaven
Jasmine6 Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
grgantt Positive Morning Star Daylilies
lukasage Negative
kxhawkins Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
nitzi1944 Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
Suebeeee Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
vwilliam1961 Positive Conifer Kingdom
wallyg Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
exfed Positive Caladium Bulbs 4 Less
NativeOrganic Positive Backyard Berry Plants
NativeOrganic Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
ladyyarrow Neutral Wayside Gardens
PMCO14 Positive Victory Seed Company
rpdoerr Positive Plant Me Green
troweller Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
RAWDOC Negative
rolyacde Negative White River Source
Rpeazalea Negative Greer Gardens
luiseinme Negative Direct Gardening
luiseinme Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
JoChe Positive Kigi Nursery
Soosui Neutral Bluff View Nursery
mettech Positive
DonnaMack Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
mem361 Positive Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
punky1991 Negative Four Seasons Nursery
cjparker Positive Musser Forests, Inc.
arissoekarno Negative The Banana Tree (
lengle Negative Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
DavidLMo Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
RedRaidernBama Negative Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
Fishman1 Positive Kigi Nursery
chflowers Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
Treaseek Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
ggdeaton Positive Emerald Goddess Gardens
trekman1 Positive Bluestone Perennials
helenahkh Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
FOOB Negative OIKOS Tree Crops
virginiarose Positive John Scheepers, Inc.
allywally11 Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
memays Positive Naturally Native Nursery
kaskaskia1 Positive Semillas La Palma
mlkpak Negative Neem Tree Farms
DavidLMo Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Barfield2546 Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
Debrajjackson Negative Wayside Gardens
connoisseur Neutral Garden Harvest Supply

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