Tag: Garden Catalogs

Perusing the 2019 Plant Catalogs: Prairie Moon Nursery

Prairie Moon Nursery, based in southeast Minnesota, is one of my 2 favorite online sources for native plants, the other being Prairie Nursery in central Wisconsin. Prairie Moon gives us all natives and nothing but natives. Straight species only – cultivars need not apply!

Perusing the 2019 Plant Catalogs: Brent and Becky’s

Now is the time of year for mooning over garden catalogs, dreaming of glorious blooms as the garden lies in frozen slumber. Fortunately, there are lots of catalogs to moon over. I have a stack by my side of the bed about 18 inches high, when they’re not scattered all over the floor. I should …

Garden Catalog Review: Brent and Becky’s Bulbs

To be honest, I’ve never purchased anything from Brent and┬áBecky’s Bulbs, (I usually order bulbs from John Scheeper’s) but I feel justified in writing a review because they are enthusiastically recommended by one of my instructors at the Chicago Botanic Garden. And I should mention that Brent and Becky’s plants are grown organically on their …

Catalog Review: Forestfarm

Until this year, the Forestfarm catalog looked a lot like the phone book for a small city. This was a testament to the Oregon nursery’s incredibly vast selection of plants, especially woody plants. For me, Forestfarm has been the place to go when I had to buy a tree or shrub that could not be …

Garden Catalog Review: Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery

Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm began in 1852 as a nursery for fruit trees, and has been in the same family ever since. Charles Klehm, a lover of peonies and charter member of the American Peony Society (founded 1903), shifted the emphasis to ornamental plants. Their website is here. Klehm’s, currently located in southern Wisconsin, offers …

Garden Catalog Review: Prairie Moon Nursery

This is the time of year when I end every day leafing through garden catalogs before going to sleep. The promise of new blooms and greenery help me get through the short bleak days of winter. Fortunately I get lots of catalogs, and over the next few weeks I’m going to write about some of …

My Favorite Native Plant Catalogs

Oh, frabjous day! Callooh, callay! Sincerest apologies to Lewis Carroll, but I am very happy to have now in my possession the 2014 editions of my favorite catalogs for native plants, Prairie Nursery of Wisconsin and Prairie Moon of Minnesota. I am chortling in my joy. Prairie Moon has always struck me as the Moosewood …

Three Very Different Garden Catalogs

The pile of 2014 garden catalogs on my night stand continues to grow. We’ve already talked about Bluestone Perennials and Burpee. Now let’s look at three more catalogs, each engaging in its own way: White Flower Farm, Plant Delights Nursery, and Forest Farm. White Flower Farm (WFF) is sort of the Williams-Sonoma of garden catalogs. …

Garden Catalog Review: Burpee

As we are in the grip of bitter cold, this is a good time to sit inside and peruse the garden catalogs. To my mind, garden catalogs are a genre of literature like historical fiction or vampires. Or perhaps they are best thought of as fact-based graphic novels. In any case, they are as worthy …