Favorite Catalogs, continued

– Posted in: Recommended Links, Seeds and Seed Starting

Lynda, I, too, appreciate Seeds of Change, not just for their seeds, but also for the excellent information on their website, which can be found by clicking on the Digging in the Dirt link. And although I have gotten the Shumway’s catalog in the past, frankly, it never really grabbed my eye. I never thought about supplies . . . I will have to compare them with my current favorite,Silver Creek Supply. (I have to say I never knew they had a website, and never knew they were affiliated with DoItBest Centers. I would get their print catalog if you want seed starting supplies, because the website seems geared only to homeowners and not serious growers.) Seeds from Italy I had never heard of, and I’m glad I did! There is a lot of Italian and Sicilian heritage on my mother’s side of the family and they will all be glad to hear of this company, even my Grandmother, who, at 94, is no longer gardening. (Well, she might keep a pot of basil and a pot of parsley going . . .) Lynda, if you know of any more unusual seed or plant companies, please don’t be embarassed to share them with us. You’re among fellow addicts–uh, I mean, friends.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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