We order from 5-10 different sources, and I have wondered about the zone thing. It never seems to make much difference, although I do see it varies from catalog to catalog which zones they think some things can thrive in. Just ordered from Seeds of Change for the first time and noticed they claim a great many things will be hardy in my zone that companies from my zone don't say is hardy. Noticed the same thing with Starks. It gets to be a problem when selecting fruit trees etc. as they are expensive and sad to lose. I do tend to go with what companies from my own zone say about hardiness.
Love Pinetree.....the bulk of my seed order this year came from them. I have been doing the "Flylady" thing now for over a year and have my seed orders in and mostly back already. I am so organized I don't know who I am any more!!!
Dh went to the post office yesterday and our box was full of them!!!
I usually order based on varieties available and not necessarily what zone they are in. I've been partial to Johnny's lately. For perennials, shrubs and fruit trees I have learned to be skeptical of hype about hardiness. I would be more likely to buy those types of plants directly from a local nursery. I'm in Zone 3 and my location tends to be a few degrees colder than surrounding areas.
Has anyone received a catalog from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds or Sand Hill Preservation yet?
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