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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, 4,440 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 86,577 comments have been posted (57,866 positive, 12,268 neutral, 16,443 negative) by 44,910 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

hardyinokc Positive Cold Hardy Cactus
chamba Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Basil989 Neutral Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Basil989 Neutral Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
Basil989 Positive Sheffield's Seed Company
Basil989 Positive Annie's Heirloom Seeds
Basil989 Negative Reimer Seeds
willworkfordirt Positive Breck's Bulbs
donaldbyrd Negative Pernell Gerver
robeezee Negative Heirloom Roses
qbs Positive Bluestone Perennials
BlueRidgeMtnGrl Positive Vermont Wildflower Farm
helaurin Negative Bob Wells Nursery
yardenthusiast Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
ejefferies Positive Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
jasperj Positive Niche Gardens
Tidewatergarden Positive Cold Hardy Cactus
CindyBell Negative Katz Kuntry Kuttins
Windy Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
pootypantz Positive New Hampshire Hostas
gracie_garden Negative Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
FrostPrincess Positive Heritage Flower Farm
zhafahzha Negative Country Home Products (also dba DR Chipper and DR Field and Brush Mower)
FrostPrincess Negative Jackson & Perkins
hackerjax Positive MIgardener
Snellvillesama Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
LarryEB Positive Accent Dahlias
LarryEB Positive Swan Island Dahlias
LarryEB Positive Flemings Flower Fields LLC
LarryEB Positive Growjoy (formerly Garden Harvest Supply)
FrostPrincess Positive Spring Hill Nursery (aka
FrostPrincess Positive Breck's Bulbs
FrostPrincess Positive Prairie Nursery Inc.
carolmo Neutral Jung Seed
Meenchen Negative Reimer Seeds
BobPlant Positive Bluestone Perennials
grommet Positive Almost Eden Plants
joeyardguy Positive Almost Eden Plants
contraire Positive Hummingbird Farm
skyg1831 Neutral Flowers by the Sea
bearsweet Negative Nature Hills Nursery
gwallace4159 Neutral Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
JB99 Positive Hummingbird Farm
dmac085 Positive Faraway Flowers from Faraway Places
CrisAr Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
flowermaiden2 Positive The Liquid Fence Company
Hammer77 Positive Direct Gardening
dshields54 Negative Vernon Barnes and Son Nursery
shadowsanders Positive True Vine Ranch
Ramshackle Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)

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