Jung Seeds

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I have to admit I’m ambivalent about Jung. The prices are very appealing, but you know that saying, “You get what you pay for?” The last time I ordered flower seed from Jung, it seemed it hadn’t been rogued out very good. The ‘Seashell’ cosmos didn’t have many with seashells, and I think some other flower seed had more than 50% the wrong color. And we ordered a bunch of strawberry plants that I remember arriving in not-so-hot condition.

Truth be told, I haven’t ordered from them in years, but I do like looking at their catalog. It seems they have gotten away from selling seeds and are selling more plants, both perennials and woodies, and this is what makes the catalog interesting. Even though they are in Zone 5, they feature a lot of nursery stock hardier than Zone 5. For example, they have the ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea that I raved about way back here. They also offer a selection of unusual fruits such as Russian Quince, Pawpaw, and Mountain Ash, to name a few.

Before you order, ask your gardening friends their experiences, and check out the ratings at Garden Watchdog. Then make up your own mind.

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 its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

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