That annual catalog thread! Whatcha got in the mail?

girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)November 26, 2012

Although I love to save and trade seeds, I also like to drool over catalogs. I've tried to reduce my paper catalog clutter, and now only receive a few, but I still like to look around online, and of course, drool through pages of those I get.

So far Pinetree is the first!

I also snooped thru Johnny's online. I noticed a new eyeless "eyeball plant" = spilanthes that seems pretty neato (I like weird).

Whatcha go?

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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

I have Pinetree and Indiana Beery.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:15PM
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I received my Stokes catalog today.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:21PM
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Geo, Thompson & Morgan, Seedhunt and Pinetree, so far. Plants of Distinction 2013 is available online. I hope some more come soon!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 7:35PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I just went online to Swallowtail Seeds and spent $50 in no time. I was amazed that they didn't charge me any shipping! I don't know if it was the holiday weekend or the size of my order, but I never saw any shipping charges show up. Great for me. I'll certainly continue to order from them in the future.

I don't know if my catalogs will find me, since I moved last fall. But I enjoy online shopping almost as much.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 8:52AM
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I tried wintersowing for the 1st time last winter and it was great! I've haunted this forum and looked up sites to get seeds for some of the beautiful flowers you guys have posted pic of--T's Flowers & Things and Everwilde Farms have a great selection of the things I was looking for. I'm going to look at Pinetree after posting this. I'm so looking forward to wintersowing this season!!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:50PM
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Linzin, thanks for the heads up on Everwilde Farms, great deals.

Docmom, Swallowtail does not charge S&H if your order is over $30.00 which makes it great.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 7:19PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

I haven't received any winter seed catalogs yet but wanted to add my thoughts. I always order online but like having a paper catalog to write in and drag all over the house. I'm still pawing through last year's catalogs.

Pinetree is wonderful. I've been using them since 2000. I love their "kitchen sink" greens mix. Make sure to check their book section. I bought some of what have become my favorite garden books that way. This is the best time of year to order from them. Every spring they get swamped with orders and service slows to a crawl. Order now and you will get your order much faster.

Swallowtail has also had great seeds, great service. I have yet to order enough from Swallowtail in one shot to get the free shipping, but they have inexpensive shipping anyway. They always send my seeds fast.

I've only ordered once so far from Johnny's. I keep their catalog on the bookshelf as a reference book for the incredibly detailed growing information.

New favorites this year include Select Seeds and Summer Hill Seeds. They have beautiful, unusual stuff. They are also rated high in the Garden Watchdog, top 5 in their respective categories. (I now check ratings of unknown companies before ordering. Wish I had known about that site years ago.) Both sent me my seeds within a week, with a hand-selected bonus pack of seeds with my order. Summer Hill even added a handwritten thank you note. I did a second order with Select in October because they had a 40% off sale. If you like Select, give them your email and they will send a note the next time they have a sale.


    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 10:51PM
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HPS Catalogue came a couple of weeks ago. Prior to that I received one from Germania, Harris, and Netherland Bulb Co. Lots to look at. Wish I had more time, but Christmas is fast approaching.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 12:34AM
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I got Bakers Heirloom Catalog today, see some Calendula's I must have.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 5:50PM
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Fedco, Totally Tomatoes and Vermont Bean Seed have all shown up.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 6:58PM
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Coming back after a two year exile. :O) Will be renting a home starting in Feb. and have 'carte-blanche' in the gardening of the property. First place I went to was Garden's North! Placed a $100.00+ order and have been coveting the seeds since their arrival!!!

And yes, I will be winter sowing Blue Poppies again!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 8:26PM
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I got Parks Seeds today. They are starting to come in regularly. I am getting excited to WS.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 5:39PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

Tiffy!! Great to "see" you again! And good to kbnow you will be able to garden again. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

I have been tossing all magazines into a basket by the door. So I don't know which, if any, seed catalogs have arrived. Soon, I will have the courage to toss them in the trash in the lobby, before even getting up here. Soon.


    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 8:17PM
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Just got Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek, Thompson & Morgan and Peaceful Valley. My first time gardening, such beautiful catalogs! Decisions Decisions... Any recomendations for other catalogs????
Happy holidays and gardening to all!

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 3:31PM
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Just got my order in from Summerhill Seeds! Ordered 18 varieties and they included a 2 packet bonus, different varieties of 2 types I ordered, nice to get bonuses they know you'd be interested in. Now I'm waiting for an order from Swallowtail and Gardens North.....This thread has been a bad influence! But it sure is fun....

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 11:03PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Got Seeds Saver, Vermont Been, Totally Tomatoes.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 11:04AM
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vajeff(7b VA)

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, The Terra Ceia Farms, Forestfarm (HUGE list of plants), Plant Delights Nursery, Jackson & Perkins. Most of them aren't seed catalogs but are definitely worth a read! I'm waiting for Brent & Becky's Bulbs, Richters, Seed Savers Exchange, and a few others.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 2:22AM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Prairie Moon Nursery- Native Gardeners Companion Spring 2012.
Lots of wildflowers in this catalog and great information. I live in No. Calif.and get very hot summers so this catalog I think will really help me figure out some new things to try!!
I see lots of catalogs already posted that I love as well.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 12:10PM
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I got Territorial Seeds Co. cat. today.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 5:49PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I have gotten several, but, Bakers Creek is my hands down favorite, Pine Tree is close behind and I probably spend most of my money there. LOL Love catalos in general but think T&M send way too many

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 9:21AM
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I got Burpees and Jung's yesterday.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 9:42AM
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terrene(5b MA)

Just chiming in to say I've gotten a few catalogs, but am ignoring them and seed sites this winter. I collected a lot of seed this fall, got some seeds from a friend, and have so many seeds from previous years, the packets have filled up the produce drawer in the fridge, and starting to take up some shelf space too!

So I don't think I'll be buying much in the way of seeds, but you never know...could pick up a pack here and there, and last March I got crazed and bought more Daylily seeds than I should have from the Lily Auction.

PS Hey Tiffy, just noticed you posted here! Glad to hear you are getting a place where you can garden again. Sweet! Are you going to grow lotsa milkweed? :)

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 1:38PM
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My favorite for browsing through (but never purchasing anything from) is the Burpee catalog. It is so inviting -- the pictures are just lovely. I know the catalog costs lots to print and their prices show it!!

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 3:50PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

Totally Tomatoes was first, along with Harris. R.H. Shumway's, Jung and Burpee have all arrived in the last week.

Usually I'd shun burpee, but the size of that paste tomato on the cover has me intrigued. If you can tomatoes, check it out.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 8:51AM
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