A Mail Order Yard

Get a clear mental picture of what your beautiful spring yard and summer garden are going to look like.

Now that you’ve recovered from the holiday buying frenzy, dare I mention the S word? Yes, I believe you’re strong enough.

This is the easy type of SHOPPING. Shopping for yourself by mail order! So sit back in your favorite chair. Get a clear mental picture of what your beautiful spring yard and summer garden are going to look like. Now begin browsing the internet for those beautiful seed catalogs.

There are some great sites with beautiful photos and fun selections for your planting desires.

For me, the yard never looks quite as good as it does in my January dreams — which are fueled by those beautiful catalog photos. Maybe with the help of a few inspiring landscape and seed sources, yours will. Listed are a few sites but there are many out there to choose from. Happy browsing!

Burpee: vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees, gardening supplies. www.burpee.com

Seed Savers Exchange: flowers and vegetables with large selection of organic and heirloom varieties. www.seedsavers.org

Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co.: vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit and shade trees, shrubs, gardening supplies. www.gurneys.com

Johnny’s Selected Seeds: vegetables, herbs, flowers, gardening supplies. www,johnnyseeds.com

Park Seed Company: vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, gardening supplies. www.parkseed.com

Pinetree Garden Seeds: vegetables, herbs, garden supplies and books. www.superseeds.com

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: rare and organic heirloom seeds. www.rareseeds.com

Wildseed Farms: herbs, wildflowers, native grasses: www.wildseedfarms.com

The Smith County Master Gardener program is a volunteer organization in connection with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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