- Green & Growing. Pflugerville, Texas. http://www.greenngrowing.com/ A great garden center with vegetables, trees, landscape plants, citrus and fruit trees, fertilizers, pest controls, knowledgeable friendly staff, and a veggie garden out back that will blow you away!
- The Natural Gardener. Austin, Texas. http://naturalgardeneraustin.com/ A lovely place to peruse garden options, see some chickens, a few goats, visit the green house, and find all sorts of “secret” gardens in miniature throughout the grounds. A great resource of supplies by the cubic yard, knowledgeable staff, soil supplements, good gloves, and if I’m lucky – I’ll know all about their drip irrigation offerings someday!
- Whittlesey Landscape Supplies. Round Rock, Texas. http://989rock.com/ Even more options for soils, mulches, and other stuff by the cubic yard. Also a good option for any rock needs you may have – for wall building, bed edging, or fill. Super friendly and efficient staff.
- Cedar Park Farmer’s Market. Cedar Park, Texas. http://cedarparkfarmersmarket.com/ I try and go every week this place is so wonderful! Greens, veggies, eggs, grass-fed, free-range, wild-caught, cheeses, gluten-free, and the often important food vendors and coffee peddlers!
Regular Garden Reads
- Central Texas Gardener Blog
- Forgotten Skills
- My Little Corner of Rhode Island
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
- Promenade Plantings
- Rocky Crop Naturals
- The Adventures of Thrive Farm
- Jim Long’s Garden
- A Very Small Farm by William Paul Winchester
- The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere and Emilee Gettle of Baker Creek Farms
I only list catalogs here that I have ordered from previously, and would order from again.
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds http://rareseeds.com/ (A beautiful free catalog is mailed each year.)
- Territorial Seed Company http://www.territorialseed.com/ (An informative free catalog is mailed each year.)
- Southern Exposure Seed Exchange http://www.southernexposure.com/ (Keep the free catalog, as it has planting instructions for each variety not printed on the seed packet.)
- Raintree Nursery http://www.raintreenursery.com/ (I have not ordered seeds from them, but have ordered various fruiting live plants.)