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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, 4,341 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 79,344 comments have been posted (53,777 positive, 10,925 neutral, 14,642 negative) by 41,009 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

celticchrys Positive Everwilde Farms, Inc.
Average Positive CedarCide Industries
troyin17512 Negative Center of the Webb
GreeneLady Positive Forestfarm
IMAGOODSHOT Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
rwils Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
melaniemarie Positive Raintree Nursery
alligatorob Positive Just Fruits and Exotics
chancremechanic Neutral Welkers Grove Nursery (
whaas11 Positive Conifer Kingdom
whaas11 Negative Kigi Nursery
JeffersonLady Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
hannyinfo Positive Holland Bulb Farms
love4garden Neutral High Country Roses
love4garden Neutral Living Gardens
Fishman1 Positive Western Evergreen
maryann5675 Positive Rogue Valley Roses
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

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