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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 8,086 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, 4,553 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 90,924 comments have been posted (60,256 positive, 12,932 neutral, 17,736 negative) by 47,284 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

dfallon Negative Fast Growing Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
thomimaine Positive Hummingbird Farm
bryfyly Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
oscarkat01 Negative Nature Hills Nursery
naomimjacobs Positive Hummingbird Farm
Jonesdonr Positive Hummingbird Farm
Cassilda Positive Lots of Plants
Steve999 Positive High Country Gardens
angiedc Neutral Eden Brothers Seed Company
Torched Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
Cassilda Positive New Garden Plants
mkinkaid Positive Jung Seed
SheenaInPhx Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
oscarkat01 Positive Cold Stream Farm
Camieux Positive Hummingbird Farm
mpittscampbell Neutral Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
BrianMacker Neutral
narcissa67 Negative Breck's Bulbs
beshiewap Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
DebrasBlossoms Positive Hummingbird Farm
badgerBat Negative High Country Roses
oldbat2be Positive Garden Crossings LLC
AdLucem Negative Cold Stream Farm
safars Positive Fast Growing Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
LucasCatChow Positive Rare Roots
jiddygirl1949 Negative Florida Hill Nursery
plant_collector Positive Secret Garden Growers
YvonneMal Negative Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
oscarkat01 Negative Prairie Nursery Inc.
jb3bhi Positive Ogden Station Daylilies
doctorada Positive Garden Crossings LLC
doctorada Positive Rare Roots
doctorada Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
doctorada Negative Almost Eden Plants
doctorada Neutral White Flower Farm
queeniehyacinth Positive Adelman Peony Gardens
Wanieta Negative Classy Groundcovers
rosasLeni Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
_felk77 Positive Rich Farm Garden Supply
Sarahlara Negative Garden Crossings LLC
oscarkat01 Positive Evergreen Nursery
oscarkat01 Positive Nurseries Caroliniana
oscarkat01 Positive Singletree Farm
oscarkat01 Positive Broken Arrow Nursery
oscarkat01 Positive Quackin' Grass Nursery
LorieDarche Positive New Hampshire Hostas
botanierra Negative Holly Hill Nurseries
elptacek Negative High Country Gardens
w08833 Negative Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Falalily Positive Hummingbird Farm

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