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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,892 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, 4,443 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 86,776 comments have been posted (57,963 positive, 12,306 neutral, 16,507 negative) by 45,018 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.

Most Recently added ratings

Plantzlady Negative Direct Gardening
Plantzlady Neutral The Tree Nursery (; formerly TN Tree Nursery)
ivoryisis Negative Comanche Acres Iris Garden
disgruntledcust Negative Direct Gardening
69tigers Negative The Silent Seed
red1shoe Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
TNewman Negative Plow & Hearth
Botanist3 Positive Botanique
susanfisher Positive Perry's Water Garden
weaselpawz Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
Thirdstone Positive MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
MargauxBerje Negative Air Plant City
IlhadoPico Neutral
KarenMYou Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
Naturegirl737 Positive Neem Tree Farms
Crocker3 Positive Out of Africa
flowermaiden2 Positive Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Cearbhaill Positive Conifer Kingdom
richneradam Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
myke1 Positive MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
isaakdinesen Negative Harris Seeds / Garden Trends
Babsfan Negative Michael's Nursery
wmbusch Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
luvdaylilies Positive Ogden Station Daylilies
Txtea Negative Cottage Farms
weRgroot Positive Wellspring Gardens
arthurweiler Positive Mid-America Garden
purrbert Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
RayTyrell Negative (New Garden Plants)
CzarKitty Negative Longfield Gardens
pawarren10518 Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
BuddyGardener Neutral Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
Lucille44 Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Arlus Positive
BJames1 Neutral Cascade Bulb and Seed
adeleon1956 Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Astrogranny Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
000hlala Positive Far Reaches Farm
bmeyette Positive House of Wesley
BotanicKat Positive Vivero Anones
teamfo5 Negative (Norman's Orchids)
jpenner Negative Jackson & Perkins
lsm1 Positive The Growers Solution
trixola Positive Flora Exotica
LindseyLou225x Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
SanJoseFool Positive Spring Hill Nursery (aka
SanJoseFool Positive Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
SanJoseFool Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
SanJoseFool Positive Bottoms Nursery LLC
davidMS Positive Out of Africa

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