Best 2020 Garden Catalogs and Websites
It’s time to check out the best 2020 garden catalogs and websites, as selected by the editors of HomeGardenandHomestead.com. The weather is cold outside, and cabin fever has hit bigtime. Much of the country is still frozen solid and covered with snow.
Fortunately, seed and plant companies around the country time their catalog releases and website content perfectly. They know there’s nothing better for gardeners to do in winter than dream about the growing season to come.
So, gather up your 2020 garden catalogs and get your laptop ready to check out gardening websites. Then snuggle under a warm blanket and let the garden planning commence!
Read 2020 Garden Catalogs and Websites Now
With weeks to go before the threat of freezing temperatures ends, winter is the perfect time to peruse garden catalogs and websites. Many high-demand items, such as rare heirloom seeds or preplanned gardens, will sell out long before warm weather arrives.
The sooner you find what you’re looking for and place an order, the more likely you are to get the perfect new vegetables or perennials to plant.
The Best 2020 Garden Catalogs and Websites
No matter which garden catalog or website you decide to order from, always make sure that they follow a few basic rules that prove their validity as a vendor. (If you don’t do your due diligence, especially online, you could fall prey to garden seed scammers.
- If you live in the U.S., order from a U.S.-based company. Any nursery that sells stock from out of the country, even if they are legit, will probably not be able to ship to you. And if you are in California, Florida, Alaska or Hawaii, even a U.S.-based company may not be able to ship some plants to you. When in doubt, read the company’s shipping policy.
- Read the guarantee policy. A reputable nursery will make their guarantee easy to find, and their guarantee will last a minimum of 90 days. (Most will guarantee plants for a year or longer).
8 Great Garden Catalogs and Websites for 2020
Every year, there are many dozens – if not hundreds – of garden catalogs and websites to choose from. If you aren’t sure where to start, pick and choose from this list to get going. Chances are, you’ll spend hours enjoying garden catalogs and websites. After all, perusing garden catalogs and websites has become a time-honored tradition among gardeners everywhere.
Our choices for the Best 2020 Garden Catalogs and Websites are:
Wood Prairie Family Farm
If you want to grow your garden from certified organic seeds, then Wood Prairie Family Farm is a great place to buy your seed. The entire selection of heirloom seeds from this Maine-based family farm is certified organic, and the company is committed to sustainable agriculture.
Wood Prairie Family Farms is well known for its award-winning selection of organic seed potatoes. The newest seed potato variety is called Keuka Gold—a handsome golden-fleshed potato with great flavor for baking or boiling. Other potato varieties include Adirondack Red, Prairie Blush, All-Blue, Island Sunshine and Rose Finn Apple Fingerling. You can find a wide variety of heirloom organic vegetable seeds here, too. View the 2020 Wood Prairie Family Farm Catalog online, or have the catalog mailed to your home for free.
For a truly unique selection of distinctive plants, check out the Logee’s catalog and website. Logee’s grows and plants for the home and garden, and it is literally known worldwide for its selection of rare and unusual plants. Home and garden maven Martha Stewart shops at the Logee’s retail store in Danielson, Connecticut.
One of the oldest nurseries in the U.S., Logee’s has made a name for itself for breeding cold-hardy and indoor tropical plants. Their catalog is a delight to peruse, and the pages are full of wonders like fruiting coffee trees, black pepper bushes, and night-blooming jasmine. Check out the newly reintroduced Variegated Arrowhead Vine and the Green Thumb Award-winning Angel’s Trumpet Angel’s Summer Dream for a taste of what this incredible nursery has to offer. www.logees.com
High Country Gardens
Take one look at the High Country Gardens website and it’s easy to see why it made our list of best 2020 garden catalogs and websites. High Country Gardens was founded in the western mountains of the U.S., and their huge selection of native and water-wise plants is ideally suited for drier, tougher landscapes.
But even if you don’t live in the Western U.S., the hardy perennials and wildflowers from High Country Gardens are a must-see. Many of these beautiful plants will thrive in just about every garden zone. The company’s founder, renowned horticulturalist David Salman, developed many of the plant varieties. HCG introductions such as Ava’s Hummingbird Mint and Walker’s Deep Blue Catmint have become popular throughout the USA. High Country Gardens has become famous for its “pre-planned gardens” that take all the guesswork out of landscaping and plant selection. www.highcountrygardens.com
Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co.
Gurney’s is a classic seed and plant nursery. Established in 1866, the Gurney’s annual garden catalog is full of American garden favorites from heirloom tomatoes and butter lettuce to blackberry bushes and peach trees.
This year, Gurney’s is featuring RazzMatazz Seedless Grapes and AsparaBest Asparagus. But virtually every type of vegetable seed is available, as are flowers and even seed-starting supplies. Check out the strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, too! www.gurneys.com
Park Seed is one of the largest mail-order seed companies in the U.S., and their massive garden catalog is a must-have. Park’s has just about every kind of vegetable seed, from arugula to zucchini. Flower seeds? Park Seed sells those, too. And their selection of garden supplies and tools is also quite impressive.
Make sure to check out their newest varieties for 2020, as this nursery is often one of the first to release new varieties grown in trial gardens during the prior season. We especially love Park’s Whopper Hybrid Yellow Bell Pepper and Tomato Red Torch. www.parkseed.com
Spring Hill Nurseries
The folks at Spring Hill Nurseries specialize in perennials, shrubs, flowering vines, roses, and even trees. With an impressive 171 years of history, this well-established nursery has been delighting generations of gardeners with a yearly catalog filled with must-have plants. This catalog never disappoints, so it made our list of best 2020 garden catalogs and websites.
Like other reputable garden companies, Spring Hills tests their new plants in research gardens before putting them up for sale. Their selection includes plants grouped into themes, like a collection of patio-friendly fruit trees and bushes. Among their new offerings for 2020, we like Maria Sklodowska Curie Clematis, Goldflame Honeysuckle and Pretty Parasol Coneflower. www.springhillnursery.com
Bluestone Perennials has a massive selection of … wait for it… flowering perennials. Browsing the colorful catalog, you’ll find tried and true favorites such as hollyhocks—alongside new and unique varieties like double-bloomed columbine.
This nursery is very sustainability focused. Bluestone ships all of their plants to customers in 100% biodegradable fiber pots. That means no transplant shock. Just plant the entire pot in your garden. www.bluestoneperennials.com
Select Seeds has a fantastic catalog for flower lovers. This nursery specializes in flowering seeds and plants, and the colorful pages of their catalog does a great job of showing them off.
Select Seeds has a great mission, too. Their team is dedicated to finding and preserving old-fashioned and heirloom flowers, and a lot of their seeds are certified organic. Browse their selection and you’ll find special varieties that were discovered growing in abandoned homesteads—or sold to gardeners over a century ago. www.selectseeds.com
Yes, the long winter days seem to drag on—especially as Spring approaches. But a whole colorful world awaits you now in the best 2020 garden catalogs and websites. Order a few free catalogs now, and let your imagination run wild.