It’s January, and at least in Denver, the garden is–for the most part–dormant.
But that doesn’t mean gardeners are dormant, too. January is National Mail Order Gardening Month, and we can, at the very least, green-thumb through catalogs–or in these digital days, click through their websites.
While I’m a fan of supporting local independent greenhouses, gardening catalogs play an important role, too.
Here a few links to five of my very favorites mail order garden companies:
White Flower Farm They’ve pretty much got it all, and be sure to check their specials.
John Scheepers For Dutch flower bulbs, this is a terrific source.
Colorblends With their roots in a Holland company founded in 1912, another great source for Dutch bulbs.
Park Seed Company In business 142 years, in addition to seeds, they have plants, tools, growing supplies and web specials.
Front Gate For quality outdoor decor and garden accessories; and, yes, they can be pricey, but they have an online outlet store.
Also, here’s a link to mailordergardening.com where you’ll find lots of catalogs and other information.
Happy National Mail Order Gardening Month!
Until it’s time to turn the soil, we can turn the page.
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