Perennials forum: Where do you buy your seeds??

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jan 8, 2014 5:18 AM CST
I purchased seeds from Everwilde Farms at the end of November and still no seeds, so I emailed them and they tracked the package to a certain post office where they arrived but never left and the postmaster could not explain. They have shipped me a replacement order and I am just thrilled with the way they took care of the whole problem and never gave me a negative remarks or asked ME to check into it. They took care of the whole thing. I know they are a top 5 Watchdog company and they earn their rating, but I will be leaving them more positive feedback!

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Susan

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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jan 8, 2014 12:00 PM CST
In the past I have had good seeds from Summerhill, Swallowtail, Diane's, T's Flowers and things, Burpee, and Harris. Also, Thompson & Morgan. Had problems with packaging on T&M seeds but they sent free seeds when we complained about the problem (so far haven't changed packaging yet though)
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jan 8, 2014 1:40 PM CST
I get a lot of mine from Pine Tree Gardens because they have smaller amounts of seed at a reasonable price. I also get some seed from Jung as they have some seeds for shorter seasons. Sometimes from other places like World Seeds and Swallowtail because of the great variety they carry.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jan 8, 2014 4:59 PM CST
I also have purchased from Swallowtail and Diane's, I first met her on the Hog Wild Seed Swap. She is very nice.
Before I came to ATP I loved to shop for seeds on eBay. I had a bad experience with a hosta purchase which made me rethink purchasing plants or seeds from eBay. For one thing, by the time they bloom your buyer protection will be expired. So if you shop on eBay try to get a real email address from the seller because you will not be able to contact them at all if your transaction number is expired and it will expire in 90 days. After 90 days there will be no trace of a transaction. I still order from the people I know.
Susan

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jan 8, 2014 9:07 PM CST

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I do not buy a lot of seeds from mail order since I can get most locally. I have ordered from Swallowtail and Harris seed with no problems.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 9, 2014 9:24 AM CST
I buy from Territorial Seed (either via mail or my local feed store) as they specialize in seed that grows in my geographic area. Keeping it local.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 12, 2014 9:57 AM CST
I have used a variety of sources. Namely, Onestoppoppy, Select seeds, Jung, Burpee, JL Hudson, Park Seed and the local stores.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 1, 2014 6:42 AM CST
I just ordered Zinnias from Territorial Seeds and Bakers.I have also had good luck with Swallowtail.
I found Bakers in the Recomendations forum on the left side of the page.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 1, 2014 5:29 PM CST
I ordered Salvia from Harris Seeds, they should be here any time now. I always feel like a get a good deal there. They had 250 seeds in each pack so that is plenty for me and also some to put on my trade list.


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Susan

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Feb 2, 2014 11:40 AM CST
The past two years I have also ordered from Harris and have been pleased with price, quality, service and quantity! I order from several places every year.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 12:00 PM CST
I agree
Susan

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 2, 2014 12:03 PM CST
Has Summer Hill seeds been mentioned? Like them as well.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 2, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Oh yes, I always order from Summer Hill, and Diane's. Like them both very much!
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Feb 2, 2014 1:14 PM CST
I buy from here as well. Large amounts but you can share with a friend if you like the same things.

[url=www.hpsseed.com]www.hpsseed.com[/url]
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 1:26 PM CST
abhege said:Oh yes, I always order from Summer Hill, and Diane's. Like them both very much!


I have ordered from these as well. I really like Diane's but SH is good too, great selection. Hurray!
Susan

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Feb 2, 2014 6:06 PM CST
Julia, I had never seen HPS before but this year they were offering the seeds for the new Arabesque Red penstemon so I ordered it! I didn't check out anything else but I will now that you recommend it! Thanks.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 6:26 PM CST
I was shopping for Petunias today after seeing a random plant. They have these at Swallowtail. Drooling

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Feb 2, 2014 7:25 PM CST
Very pretty. I have four packets of petunia seeds, too tired to get up and look to see what kind but I'm going to be planting them in a few minutes. I did a ton of planting in vermiculite today and just have to finish up these petunias yet. I sure hope some of them germinate! Some were really old seeds. Sometimes I just dump them all in the soil when they're old since I don't know how many will germinate!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 9:18 PM CST
That's a good idea, you could end up with a few plants. LOL. Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Feb 2, 2014 9:39 PM CST
Okay, the seeds were from Thomson and Morgan. Now, they used to be a great company but the packaging they are using now is the absolute worst that I have seen. Petunia seeds, NOT PELLETED, 12 in a package, NOT in a glasine envelope, just loose in their heat sealed on all sides envelopes! I had to carefully cut a slit on the top and let the air in to try and let the tiny seeds stuck in the top crevice to fall down. Then I carefully cut the top off, then gently tore one of the side seams all the way open to get at the seeds. Most were stuck in the heat sealed seam! Arggghhh! And I think the seeds may have actually been pelleted because there was some kind of white powder in with the seeds. Now, most companies put tiny seeds in a smaller envelope at least and pelleted seeds are in those little plastic viles. Not these!

The ironic part is I had some Thunbergia seeds from them as well and they were in a smaller envelope inside the big one. Go figure. I have to remember if I ever order from them again (doubtful) that I SHOULD NOT order any seeds that are tiny!!!

Should I be on the GRUMPY thread? Hilarious!

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