"It's the most wonderful time of the year".....nope; I'm not talking about Christmas, or going back to school.......I'm talking about that time of year when the garden is sleeping......but now is the BEST time to pine over all the gardening catalogs that are coming in the mail nearly as often as the Victoria's Secret catalog!!! Here are just a few that have arrived in my mailbox over the past couple of weeks.
Totally Tomatoes http://www.totallytomato.com/ I found this site last summer after it was too late to order, but I got on their mailing list......don't let the name fool you, all vegetables are represented in this catalog but if you want tomatoes this will interest you....well worth taking a look at.
Select Seeds is another catalog that came recently, this company has some great varieties of heirloom plants and seeds. I will definitely be ordering for my vertical gardening project this spring, but that is another post!!!! Burpee came in the mail this week....they are reliable and good for basic stuff. I have ordered seeds from them in year's past and was happy with the results.
Last but not least is Plants Delight Nursery and their 2012 Spring Sales Catalog arrived....this is almost as exciting as the release of the newest Christopher Radko Christmas ornament catalog. This publication requires total concentration and focus in order to decide what I will add to my perennial beds for 2012. There are several new selections the sparked my attention "Tangerine Dream Coneflower " http://www.plantdelights.com/Echinacea-Tangerine-Dream-PP-21773-Tangerine-Dream-Coneflower/productinfo/8878/ I do love a coneflower and this one is a beautiful orange, that is fragrant which is a plus......and "Sierra Madre Perennial Cardinal Flower" http://www.plantdelights.com/Lobelia-laxiflora-var-angustifolia-Sierra-Madre-Perennial-Cardinal-Flower/productinfo/9627/ it's another plant that has that candy corn look going on and for some reason I cannot get enough of that. Now the only thing left to do is plan the gypsy gardeners annual spring garden weekend!!!!!
Stay tuned, I'm sure that there will be more catalogs worth talking about......it's a great time of year to ponder, plan, and dream about what you will do in your dirt for 2012!!!!