I wasn’t going to look at all these catalogs. (Nine so far this year.)
Its quicker to do plant orders on-line. But the colors are so nice this year. And the plants look so pretty. So I’ve been circling items. Wildly. Don’t know if I’ll be able to find all my circles and narrow down a sensible list to buy. But its fun to rummage through seed catalogs.
I suppose what caught my eye first was the seedless tomato on the Burpee catalog. I had to do a double take and read about it. But, its not for me. It looks like its missing something.
One of my circles is Numex Big Jim chile. I have been looking for a source for this one, recommended to me last year. Seeds of Change has it. And I just love the photo of the lavender sampler at High Country Gardens. Beautiful, but pricey. White Flower Farm has a pink David Austin rose I think I’ll order, called Strawberry Hill. I was interested to see the Mason bee home offered by High Country Gardens. I always wondered where wild bees live in a residential area (I wonder if I can improvise to make one of these?). Finally, the copper roofed bird house (WFF) is just spectacular.
I’m always impressed by the number and variety of tomatoes offered by Sand Hill Preservation center. 567 this year, by my count (up from 517 last year). Included is Opalka, a fat paste variety I’m looking forward to trying.