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.