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Seed Catalogues 2008

16 years ago

I got my first catalouge today from Stokes. I'm sure others will not be too far behind.

Now there is something to look forward to again. I was starting to go through withdrawal.

Shelley

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  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Another excuse not to do Christmas cards.... :>

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I am waiting for the postman to see if he brings me any catalogues today.

    "starting to go through withdrawal"

    Just starting? what took you so long? ;-))))

    Sierra

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  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    T&M came out about 2 months ago already. I'm going to the PO today, hope my Stokes came in today.

    Anything new and exciting?

    Sharon

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I didn't find anything new that caught my eye, but they have some of the things that I would like again.
    I'm not the best seed saver, although I have good intentions.
    I should order another T&M catalouge. I really like their stuff, but never seem to order.

    Marcia, I do not do xmas cards, if they are important enough I phone them instead. Am I bad?

    Yes Sierra, I'm just starting to go through withdrawl. My whole year was crappy with gardening and health. I really had no desire to start thinking about growing new stuff. I was struggling to get everything outside done before the snow.
    But now I have buds on my Amaryllis. I can't wait.

    Shelley

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    T&T came today. I didn't find anything new and exciting, but new catalogues always remind me that i want this, and this, and some of that, and maybe i should grow this....

    Our new principal asked me today if a person could grow wave petunias from seed. I said you sure could and she turned around and looked speculatively at her deep-silled south-facing window. :>

    Shelley, yes, you're awful! :) I really need to do cards this year because of Darius - well, i do a letter, one of THOSE! We never have much to brag about, though, so it's just a newsy, what's-been-going-on-all-year letter. This year Darius will be the star!

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Shelley I felt the same about gardening and health this summer - the garden just didn't really come together and I was not enthused. There's just too much grunt work needs to be done and I didn't expect not to be able to do it.

    I got my Stokes catalogue and there are a few Dianthus I'm interested in (Valentine looks nice!), plus I see they have my Phlox now. For some reason I missed my veggie garden most of all this past summer, I'm really excited about getting that going again this year.

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Dianthus are on my list this year again. If you like Valentine Gil, you might also like Ideal-White Fire. It was a very good bloomer.


    I've also had the Corona Cherry Magic which has a bit larger flowers.

    Which phlox is your favorite?

    Shelley

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Gil, you'll be harvesting veggies next summer at just the right time for making baby food! :)

    That dianthus is gorgeous, Shelley! I have some blooming in the house right now - couldn't bear to let it go!

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Oh, that is pretty Shelley, and it looks like a heavy bloomer! Dianthus does so well in my sandy soil. I started Arctic Fire from seeds this spring and each one was a mat at about a foot across by fall. I see you have Arctic Fire there too.

    The phlox I like is Twinkle Mixed (drummondii, annual). It's cute little star shapes, with different striped and solid colours. These are a couple of my favourites ;)
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  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I like that phlox Gillian. It'll have to go on my want list.

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Shelly sorry to hear you had health issues that slowed you down. I know the snow got here before I got everything done as well. But hey, there is always next year, ya know. The dreaming through the winter also helps.

    I got Vesey's and Stokes catalogues yesterday. I am starting to make a list for Stokes already. Haha.

    Gil, your phlox pics always make me drool. Sigh...

    Sierra

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Wow, I had a good day in yesterday's mail. Vesey's, Stokes and T&T. Finally, some reading material. As Sharon said, T & M was out a couple of months ago and I didn't see anything that popped out at me.

    Time to put the kettle on . . . grab my sofa blanket and curl up for the afternoon. Maybe the browsing will warm me up.

    Shauna

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    If T&T comes in my mailbox, I'll be using it to start my fireplace ;)

    Sharon

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    You all inspired me to venture out into the cold to get my Vesey's catalogue,LOL. We don't have home delivery here, so had to make a trip to the post office.
    The most exciting new seed I saw was bacopa!

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Sharon, T&T... really. I always get most of my veggie seeds from them. I always have good results. Is there something that I'm forgetting?

    Shelley

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I had the worst customer service with them last spring, check out The Garden Watchdog.

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I'm a happy camper..I got T+T and Vesey's catalog yesterday and Stokes today. I got burnt with live (dead) plants from T+T several years ago so only stick to ordering seeds from them. The Super Heavy Weight bell peppers are fantastic and the Freesong snapdragons are lovely.savona

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I'm with both of you, Sharon and Savona. I got burnt on dead plants and mislabeled plants. Won't be using them again for anything "live".

    Shauna

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Regrading T & T: I have had good luck with seeds but so far their "plants" ( read cuttings) have not been good. They replaced my Dewdrop Honeysuckle but the second was as bad as the first as they both did not have active roots. I was able to make my own tip cutting from a lone shoot on the second plant (wish I would have thought of that on the first one) and was successful at getting it to grow.

    Here is a link that might be useful: My Blue Honeysuckle blog

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I got my Stokes and Veseys in a few days, not much new this year, although those Shock Wave Petunias look kind of interesting.

    Sharon

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    The Shock waves caught my eye too. I wonder if they really need no dead heading. If that is the case, they are the perfect petunia.

    Shelley

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I've gotten my Vesey's and T&T, but I'm still waiting for Stokes. I don't order a lot of plants by mail, but I do order a lot of seeds.

    Connie

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    My Dominion catalogue came yesterday. I haven't fully got through it but it has, so far, a few interesting things.

    You sure have to do comparison shopping, though. One may be $.50 higher a packet on something but the next item is .$50 lower and you get 100 seeds instead of 75. I really wish I could just find one seedhouse to order from and know that I got the best deal on all of it!

    Shauna

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Shauna, I find in most cases that Stokes and William Dam Seeds will have the best prices for the quanity of seed.

    Any live plants in the Dominion catalogue will most likely be sold at Holes Greenhouse in better health and in size.

    Sharon

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    That's who still is missing - William Dam - and Lindenberg. Probably lots more to that I just can't name offhand.

    You know, after being burned so badly by T & T, and living in close proximity to so many greenhouse/garden centres, I'm really hesitant to buy any live plants ever again. That doesn't apply to specialties like irises, dahlias or lilies. I still need to have something to satisfy the "fix". But most greenhouses will bring in most of the perennials, even if you ask them for something special.

    Shauna

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I've only received the Veseys catalogue. Still waiting for Stokes and Dam. I've been looking at the seedsandmore.net site. Was wondering if anyone had ever ordered from them. They have some nice things on their site. Marg

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    The William Dam catalogue came yesterday. I thought I had my orders all figured out......and haha now back to the drawing board......errrr order making plans.

    Sierra

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi
    Please...tell me that a bunch of these are ugly, invasive, impossible to grow etc.
    Well, here's my list so far!
    Also, if anyone already has (hopefully) some of these that you might be interested in trading/sharing/splitting seed orders, whatever. Please just let me know.

    T & T
    Page # Item # Name Description Height Quantity Price
    3 A360 Morning Glory Sunrise Serenade Ruffled Cherry Red 20 3.95
    24 A44 Amarathus Early Splendor Crimson / Chocolate foliage 50 1.95
    25 B103 Begonia Dragon Wing Pink 15 5.95
    26 B123 Coleus Wizard Coral sunrise Tri Colour Sunny 50 2.50
    27 B82 Gaillardia Sundance Bi-colour Mahogany red/ylw 50 1.95
    29 B189 Isolepsis Fibre Optic Grass 15 4.95
    B192 Wind Dancer Lover Grass 15 4.95
    B68 Rudbeckia Maya Dwarf double 25 2.95
    30 A260 Lavatera Novella Bright rose 14" 25 2.95
    31 A193 Hollyhock Queeny Purple Powder Puff 40 4.95
    33 A425 Phlox Grammy Pink 6" 25 2.95
    37 A520 Sweet Peas Mammoth Collection 7x50 10.25
    A503 Crimson
    A506 Lavender
    A509 Rose Pink
    A510 Scarlet
    A511 Salmon
    37 B324 Vinca Pacifica Burgundy Halo Bi-colour pink & white 12" 50 2.50

    B321 Vinca First Kiss Blueberry Violet blue/lavender 12" 50 2.50
    38 Zinnia's A640 Magellan Coral 15 4.25
    A650 Zowie Yellow Flame 15 4.95
    A630 Swizzle Cherry & Ivory 10 3.95
    38 A365 Rhodochiton Purple Bells 10' 15 4.95
    50 6295 Acidanthera White/mrn 10 4.95
    Total $78.30
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    Free California Ballerina Poppy

    William Dam
    67 1345 Aster Hulk Green Bracts/ylw disk 35-50 2.45
    67 1407 Bacopa Snowtopia 18" 8 3.95
    67 1420 Balsam Topknot Mixture Fully Double 8" 35 2.25
    68 1427 Bupleurum Griffiti Lime green/ylw 28" 150 1.65
    68 1404 Begonias Non-Stop Hybrid Mix 13 Colours 35 4.25
    68 1604 Begonias Panorama Mix Pendulous mix apricot, ylw, pink, scarlet, white 20 3.95
    70 1440 Campanula Meteora Light purple star shaped 10" 50 1.95
    70 1467 Cardoon Grey foliage / purple 60" 40-80 1.75
    70 1487 Cisanthe Brightness Blue grey foliage / magenta 30" 500-800 2.25
    71 1507 Coleus Giant Exhibition Formula mix 15 2.65
    72 1509 Convolvulus Royal Ensign Navy blue/ylw white 8" 90 1.65
    72 1514 Cosmos Double Click 4' 50-100 2.65
    73 1517 Cuphea Starlet Royal purple (mice) 18" 15 3.25
    74 1530 Didiscus Madona Mix Lav, blue, pink,rose,white 20" 150 1.75
    75 1536 Euphorbia Kilimanjaro 50 1.85
    81 1557-6 Sunflower Jade 36" 25 2.75
    82 1553 Heliotrope Benary's Marine 18" 100 1.95
    82 2623 Hollyhock Queeny Purple 30" 45-85 1.95
    86 1690 Monarda Begamo Fragrant rosy-purple 24" 50 2.25
    88 1711 Nigella Exotic Deep blue/purple 300 1.65
    91 1957 Poppy Hen & Chicks 30" 375-625 1.65
    93 Salvias
    2000 Salvia Sahara Bright scarlet 10" 40-50 1.85
    2001 Salvia Picante Purple dark 18" 50 2.75
    2003 Salvia Marble Arch Rose-deep pink 26" 100 1.75
    2004 Salvia Lady in Red 26" 25 2.95
    2006 Salvia Fairy Queen Saphire blue/white 18" 50 1.95
    95 2020-4 Statice QIS Rose 32" 100 1.65
    2020-5 Statice QIS Lavender 32" 100 1.65
    97 2104 Verbena Imagination Violet 12" 80-90 2.25
    102 2858 Morning Glory Sunrise Serenade Ruffled Cherry Red 15 2.75
    104 2966 Hyacinthe Bean Ruby Moon 10 2.75
    104 2943 Thunbergia White Sunrise BES Vine 15-20 2.95
    106 2533 Aster - P Summer Ruby Dark red 4' 100 2.25
    106 2538 Bergenia Red Beauty pink flowers 8" 35 2.95
    108 2575 Delphinium Blue Mirror mid blue 18" 60-80 2.65
    108 2576 Delphinium Summer Colours Dk blue, Lt blue, white,pink 12" 30 2.25
    110 2620 Heuchera Firefly 16" 1000 1.75
    110 2622 Heuchera Melting Fire PVP 18" 35 2.75
    115 2618 Scabiosa Blue Diamonds Dwarf 10" 35 2.95
    115 2735 Thalictrum Meadow Rue 85-150 1.95
    Shipping $6.95 Total $95.20

    Vesey's
    77 2048A Pavola Dk blue 45 2.95
    77 2039A Aster Milady Scarlet 50 2.45
    77 2040A Aster Ostrich Feather Crimson 100 1.75
    101 2414A Rudbeckia Cappucino 18" 50 2.95
    105 2452A Sunflower Jade 35 2.45
    105 2450A Sunflower Double Dandy Red double 2' 30 3.15
    117 2687A Jacob's Ladder Apricot Delight 20" 10 3.25
    Shipping $7.95 plus a list of starter plants $18.95

    Stokes
    65 942F Gazania Daybreak Pink Shades 15 2.25
    65 942G Gazania Daybreak white Shades 15 2.25
    65 947G Gazania Kiss Yellow Flame 15 2.25
    65 947D Gazania Kiss Rose 15 2.25
    67 978D Sunflower Moonshadow 20 2.75
    70 1095A Mesemaryanthemum 6 colour mix 700 2.25
    70 1095M Mesemaryanthemum Harlequin Mixed 700 2.25
    74 1143 Nierembergia Purple Robe 250 2.25
    74 1143C Nierembergia White Robe 250 2.25
    Shipping ?? $20.75

    Dominion
    N.5 61-6728 Castor New Zealand Kiwi 7 2.99
    N.2 61-5268 Petunia Shock Wave Purple 20 9.99
    S.3 60-3866 Kale Toscano palm 50 2.99
    2 60-0690 Argyreia Nervosa Wolly Morning Glory 300cm? 15 3.99
    4 60-2195 Calandrina Ruby Moon Violet-rose 15 cm 200 3.99
    11 60-7664 Gaillardia Sundance Bi-colour 75 1.99
    11 60-7666 Gaillardia Red Plume 40cm 75 1.99
    16 61-0831 Laurentia Axillaris Avant-garde blue 30cm 30 3.99
    18 61-6266 Mirabilis Jalapa Red Glow 40 1.99
    19 61-3569 Nigella African Bride White 200 2.99
    12 61-8839 Sunflower Jade 50 2.99
    14 61-0275 Impatiens Hyb Victorian Rose 15 4.49
    plus a whole bunch of plants on PG's N13-N19, 91-96, plus....shrubs on 106, like all of them! $44.38
    Free Shipping seed orders over $40 my Mar 3/08
    Grand Total $257.58 Plus Shipping

    Someone please stop me! good grief...
    I can't wait to start wintersowing, but I usally wait till the end of February. The wait is going to kill my bank account..lol

    Anyway, I'm looking for any input on my selections. I am a little concerned about some being reseeders or invasive...

    p.s. Hi Marcia...I will have pictures to show you of the work in progress by the weekend. Could use some input.

    Thanks,

    Kelly

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Kellyrae, you are in deeeeeeeeeep trouble! LOL

    If you don't care about having exactly what's on your list, i can help you with some different morning glories, lavatera, nigella and gazania, and i have some cosmos 'Double Click' seeds as well.

    I can't see anything in your list that has been invasive for me. Cosmos reseeds like crazy but i let it. If you want something reseeding and invasive, try verbascum! LOL

    Looking forward to your pictures. You see that we have a gallery now, eh? Perfect for showing us what you've been up to!

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I just got McFayden's the other day. It sure is an improvement over the catalogues of the past few years!

    Marcia,
    off to buy some lottery tickets :>

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Wow Kellyrae, I thought I was nUTz ;)

    Here's what I got on order, same old same old, some new ;)

    William Dam Seeds
    Ageratum Florist's Blue
    Cosmos Cosmic Orange
    Gypsophila Covent Garden
    Helianthus Earthwalker
    Nasturtium Empress of India
    Oryza sativa Black Madras Oramental Grass
    Papaver commutatum 'Lady Bird' Poppy
    Pennisetum setaceum Fountain Grass
    Sweet Peas Royal Family Choice Mix
    Verbena bonariensis Finesse

    Veseys
    Amaranthus cruentus Hot Biscuits
    Calendula Victoria Sunset
    Coleus Chocolate Mint
    Cyperus eragrostis Wind Dancer Love Grass
    Lavatera trimestris Ruby Regis
    Petunia Tidal Wave Cherry (10seeds)
    Petunia Shockwave Pink Vein (10seeds)
    Portulaca Margarita Rosita

    Stokes Seeds
    Gazania Daybreak Bronze
    Nicotiana Perfume Deep Purple
    Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
    Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset'
    Tagetes Disco Red Marigold
    Zinnia elegans Zowie! Yellow Flame
    Zinnia augustifolia Profusion Fire

    JL Hudson
    Brachycome iberidifolia Bravo Deep Blue With Black
    Browallia americana
    Datura meteloides GA-3
    Eschscholzia californica Aurantiaca Orange
    Gilia tricolor
    Ipomoea tricolor Heavenly Blue
    Ipomoea purpurea Grandpa Ott's
    Matthiola bicornis (=longipetala)
    Nigella damascena Cramer's Plum
    Papaver s. Danebrog Danish Flag
    Papaver paeonyflorum Black Peony
    Phacelia campanularia
    Ricinus communis zanzibariensis Castor Bean
    Verbascum chaixii f. album Wedding Candles

    Now, can somebody please sow them and take after them for me ;)

    Sharon

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Haha Sharon, I don't think so. I have a huge list this year.....and I am to lazy to type it all out. I have been getting things ready so I can start sowing soon though.

    Sierra

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Too Funny

    McFayden's...."It sure is an improvement over the catalogues of the past few years!"

    You cruel woman Marcia, and you Sharon (alias...the enabler) Hudson...forgot about that one!

    as long as we're having fun, what's the harm? right
    Happy Seed Shopping,
    Kelly

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