The rewards that one gets from a garden are of various kinds. There are the material products--flowers, vegetables, fruits--to be enjoyed through the several senses, or shared with others and thereby doubly enjoyed. There is the physical benefit and enjoyable recreation to be gained from garden work. There is the pride of ownership of something fine and beautiful, and the inspiration of working hand in hand with nature in creating it. Sometimes there is the thrill of an award or other recognition for something unusually good. Always there is the well-merited satisfaction of having accomplished something that enhances the home and benefits the community.

But these rewards are not to be had for the wishing! The smallest garden no less than the elaborate estate represents the result of the combination of four basic factors or elements: the materials of gardening; the means to gardening; the methods of gardening; and the background of gardening.

There are a number of sources I use for advice on plants, garden structures, design, and when to do what. I have listed and linked below many of the fabulous sources I use, visit, or would like to visit.

I became intrigued by water gardening, and not having room for a pond, I installed a two-barrel water garden; the sound of water flowing from one barrel to the other is quite soothing. And, the birds love it! For water gardening help, visit the following sites. I'm sure you will find something that tickles your fancy!

Now, follow me on what I hope will be a delightful, informative tour of our resources and some of my favorite spots here in the Pacific Northwest, around the country, and on the Web. Walk through some of these gardens, learn, smell, borrow.... (p.s., I wrote the script so a new browser window will open when you click on the link. You should be able to return to this page easily!)

Most of these sites have catalogs, pictures and free gardening tips and information.

Abundant Daylilies & Perennials
Adam's Nursery
Native perennial and woody plants

Adams County Nursery, Inc.
All of the popular tree fruits, including a large number of peach varieties.
Adelman Peony Gardens
Salem, OR

African Violets by Florals of Fredericks
African Violet Society of America
Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
Alannah's Greenhouses
Specializes in exotic plants
All Season Landscapes and Nursery
3829 Pleasant Hill Road
Kelso, WA 98626

Aloha Seed and Herb
Aloha Tropicals
Alpine Nursery, Inc.
16023 S.E. 144th Street
Renton, WA 98059
(206) 255-1598

Amador Flower Farm
Over 650 varieties of daylilies available including many vintage varieties.
Ambrosia Gardens
Information on over 400 garden clubs, almost 300 public gardens, over 3500 articles from over 150 garden writers, gardening events from around the world, over 800 links, over 750 suppliers and thousands of forum and member items.
American Dahlia Society
American Desert Plants
American Hemerocallis Society
American Orchid Society
American Rose Society
Amity Heritge Roses
Andre Viette Farm and Nursery Perennials
Angelgrove Tree Seed Company

Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Specializing in rare and unusual plants

Antique Rose Emporium
AAntique and own-root roses
Antonelli Brothers
Begonia Gardens and Floral Design
Arbor and Bloom
Plants, outdoor furniture, tools, garden lighting, seeds, garden decorations, perennials, flowers, pots, gifts and more.

The Arboretum,
2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle

Arkansas Berry and Plant Farm
Specializes in grapevines and berry plants.
Arrowhead Alpines
Specializes in alpine plants, trees and shrubs
Specializing in mostly Asian, rare, shade-loving plants
Aube"s Woodland Nursery
11411 Woodland Ave.
Puyallup, WA 98373
(253) 841-3040
B & D Lilies
Specializes in lilies and daylilies
Bainbridge Gardens

Bakerview Nursery
Bamboo Sourcery
Banana Tree
Specializing in tropical seeds
Bark & Garden Center
3334 Mud Bay Rd NW
Olympia, WA
(360) 352-1955

Bellevue Nursery
Bellevue Botanical Gardens
Benrose Daylily Garden
Bethlehem Seed Co.
Big Dipper Farm
Great selection of perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs

Big E Nursery
23015 Hwy 410E
Buckley, WA
(253) 862-1867

Bird's English Garden & Nursery
The Bloedel Reserve
Bloomingfields Farm
Specializing in daylilies
Blossom Farm Perennials and Herbs
Bluebird Orchard & Nursery
429 East Randall Street
Coopersville, MI 49404
(616) 837-9598

Bluestone Perennials
Bob Smoley's Gardenworld
Specializes in cacti. succulents, and alpines
Bonsai West Nursery
For Canadian gardens...
Nick Botner
4015 Eagle Valley Road
Yoncalla, Oregon 97499
(804) 929-4950

Bountiful Gardens
Bovees Nursery
Brandt's Fruit Trees
Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Specializes in bulbs. Site offers catalog, photos, online ordering, supplies and information.
Bridges Roses
Bridgewood Gardens
Brother's Herbs & Peonies
Newberg, OR
Burford Brothers
Route 1, Nursery
Monroe, VA 24574
(804) 929-4950

Burnt Ridge Nursery
Burt Associates Bamboo
Busse Gardens

New and hard-to-find perennials
C & O Fruits
Fruit trees from Wenatchee, WA.
California Carnivores
Caladium World
Camellia Forest Nursery
Carino Nurseries
Carolina Seeds
Casa Flora
The Chase Gardens
Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse
1578 Best Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 466-3821

Chef's Garden
Chesterfield Dahlia Farm
City People's Garden Store
2939 East Madison
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 324-0737

Classic Nursery & Landscape Co.
12526 Avondale Rd NE
Redmond, WA
(425) 885-5678
Cloud Mountain Farm and Nursery
Everson, WA

Clyde Robin Seed Co.
Coenosium Gardens
Specializes in dwarf and unusual conifers
Collector's Nursery
Unusual plants
Color Farm Coleus
Perennial coleus
Comanche Acres Iris
Specializing in Tall Bearded, Median, Spuria, Louisiana and Reblooming Irises
Companion Planting
Common and exotic herbs
Completely Clematis
The Complete Gardener
205 Pine
Seattle, WA
(206) 623-7818

Cook's Carnivorous Plants
The Cook's Garden
Vegetable, flower, and herb seeds
Country Garden Nursery
McMinnville, Or

Plants for the western garden and beyond
Country Living Gardener magazine
Countryside Floral and Garden
Crimson Sage Nursery
Crosman Seed Corp
Crownsville Nursery
Specilizes in blbs, perennials, roses, and woodland plants.
Crystal Palace Perennials
Specializing in water plants, ornamental grasses, and variegated perennials
Dabney Herbs
Dan Majeski Nurseries
'D' Avenue Nursery
1502 D Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-8319

David Austin Roses
Daydreamer Aquatic and Perennial Gardens
Daylily Discounters International
Daylily Heaven
Daylily World
Debbie's Garden
Deer Resistant Plants
Delanceys' Garden Center, Inc.
1951 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248
(360) 384-1043

392 103rd N.E.
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 659-3357

Design Northwest, Hansville, WA
DeWilde's Nurseries, Inc.
3410 Northwest Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-8190
Digging Dog Nursery
Drought-tolerant and native plants

Dirk Visser's Holland Bulbs
Dixondale Farms
Specializing in onions
DNA Gardens
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden
Dutch Gardens
Holland bulb growers; also perennials
Eastern Native Seed Conservancy
Easy to Grow Bulbs
Wide variety of bulbs and perennials, many of them unusual

Edgewood Flower Farm
Puyallup, WA

Edible Landscaping
Edmunds' Roses
Elandan Gardens and Gallery
The Elizabeth C. Miller Horticulture Library's list of Pacific Northwest gardening books
Elkhorn Gardens
Specializes in dahlias
Elk Mountain Nursery
Emery's Garden
2829 164th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA
(425) 743-4555

Enoch's Berry Farm
Ensata Gardens
Etera Perennials
Fairweather Gardens
Perennials and unusual trees and shrubs
Fancy Fronds, P.O. Box 1090, Gold Bar, WA 98251
(360) 793-1472

Fantastic Plants
Farm Gate Seed Potatoes
Ferry-Morse Seed Co.
Fieldstone Gardens, Inc.
Filaree Farm
Floyd Cove Nursery
The Flowery Branch Seed Company
P.O. Box 1330
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Foliage Gardens
A Mom-and-Pop retail mail order nursery specializing in hardy native and exotic ferns, choice Japanese maples cultivars and a selection of unusual Cornus.
Forest Farm
Online plant shopping! Ornamental and useful plants from around the world.
Four Winds Growers
FoxGlove Gardens & Gifts
6617 Rosedalae st NW Gig Harbor, WA (253) 853-4878

Fox Hill Nursery
Specializes in lilacs
Fox Valley Orchids
Garden Activities for Kids
Garden Crossings
A Garden of Distinction
The Garden Gate
Garden Medicinals and Culinaries
Garden Path Nursery
Garden 2 Door
Garden with a Northern Exposure
Gardens at Padden Creek
2014 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-0484

Garden Spot
900 Alabama Hill Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-5480

Gardino Nursery
Specializes in rare and unusual plants
Garland Nursery
Corvallis, OR
Girard Nurseries

Glasshouse Works
Goodwin Creek Gardens
Gondwana Gardens
Gordon's Garden Center
Yelm, WA
Gossler Farms Nursery
1200 Weaver Road
Springfield, OR 97478-9691
541-746-3922 ($2 for catalog)
Gotcha Koi Farm
68044 Nocolai Rd
Rainier, OR
(503) 556-1021
Gourmet Mushroom Products

Graceful Gardens
Specializing in Delphiniums, Perennials and Annuals, English cottage garden flowers.
Grant Mitsch Novelty Daffodils
Gray Barn Garden Center & Landscape Co.
20871 Redmond-Fall City Rd.
Redmond, WA
(425) 868-5757

Great Basin Natives
Native plants
Green Hill Hostas
Greer Gardens
Growing Grapes in Puget Sound
Growing Jonagold in Western Washington
Gurney's Seed & Nursery Co.
Harborcrest Gardens
Harris Seeds
Hayes Nursery
12504 Issaquah-Hobart Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 391-4166
Heartwood Garden & Gifts
923 Vernon Rd
Lake Stevens, WA
(425) 334-5351

Heaths and Heathers
Heirloom Old Garden Roses
Heirloom Seeds
Henry Fields
The Herbfarm, Fall City, WA
(206) 784-1222

Heronswood Nursery
Specializing in unusual plants
High County Gardens
Specializes in water-conserving plants for western gardens
High County Roses
Specializing in old roses
Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers
Specializes in unusual seeds, bulbs, and plants
Hometown Seeds
Focusing on small quantity home gardeners, Hometown Seeds sells vegetable, flower, and herb seed packets to home gardeners throughout the world.
Horizon Herbs
Purveyors of Strictly Medicinal Seeds and Live Roots Sowing seeds worldwide for the benefit of people, plants and the planet. Certified Organically Grown by Tilth or Wild-Harvested with Respect.
Hot Pepper Wax - a line of natural insect and animal repellents
Home & Garden Television online
Ion Exchange
Specializes in prairie grasses and seeds, and prairie wildflowers
International Bulb Society
Irish Eyes with a Hint of Garlic
Specializes in potatoes
Iris Test Garden
JDS Gardens
J. W. Jung Seed Co.
Jackson & Perkins Co.
Japanese Garden of Oregon
Portland's Washington Park
Jene's Tropicals

Specializes in tropical fruit trees and other exotic plants
JM Bamboo
John Scheepers

Specializes in bulbs
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Jung Seed Company
Jungle Fever Exotics
5050 N. Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 759-1669
Kauai Exotix
Kauai Exotix grows and ships beautiful tropical flowers to anywhere in the United States. The several acres of tropical farmland on the island of Kauai in Hawaii which produce these flowers lie in the foothills of Mount Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth.
Kelly Gardens
Auburn, WA

King's Mums
Klehm's Song Sparrow
Specializes in peonies, hostas, daylilies and clematis

Kubota Gardens,
9817 55th S., Seattle
Lakewold Gardens
Lael's Moon Garden Nursery
17813 Moon Road SW
Rochester, WA
(360) 273-9567

Larsen Farm Nursery
31665 NW Scotch Church Rd
Hillsboro, OR
(503) 640-5599
Lazy S's Farm and Nursery
Sells more than 2,000 varieties of perennials, shrubs and trees

Lefeber Bulb Company
Mt. Vernon, WA

Lewis Bamboo Groves
Lilypons Water Gardens

The Lily Garden
Great selection of classic and new lilies
Little and Lewis Water Gardens
1940 Wing Pt Wy
Bainbridge Island, WA (206) 842-8327

Logee's Greenhouses
Tropical fruit trees and other exotic plants
Louisiana Nursery
Magnolia Garden Center
3213 W. Smith St.
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 284-1161

Mail Order Natives
Specializing in native plants
Malone's Landscape & Nursery
24322 228th Avenue SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
(425) 413-0979
Maryott's Iris Gardens

Matterhorn Nursery
Duncan McAlpine's for advice on growing pumpkins
McClure & Zimmerman
Specializes in bulbs
McFayden Seed Company

Seeds, perennials, bulbs, trees
Michigan Apple Committee
Midwest Groundcovers
Milaeger's Gardens
Miller Nurseries
The Monarch butterfly site
Moongate Nursery
Redmond, WA

Morning Glory Farm
Unusual plants/perennials
Morning Sky Greenery
Mt. Tahoma Nursery
A small specialty nursery involved in the selection, propagation and selling of choice rock garden, alpine house and woodland plants. Located in the foothills of Mt. Rainier.
Mountain Valley Growers, Inc.
Munchkin Nursery
Specializing in shade plants/perennials
Musser Forests, Inc.

National Gardening Association, for advice on all kinds of things
Native American Seed
Native Habitat
Specialty - Brugmansias
Naylor Creek Nursery
New England Bamboo Co.

New York Botanical Garden
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Niche Gardens
Specializing in native plants
Nicholls Gardens
Specializing in hostas, daylilies, and iris
Nichols Garden Nursery
Nitobe Memorial Garden,
University of British Columbia campus,
Vancouver, B.C.

Nor'east Miniature Roses
Northland Gardens
Nourse Farms
Oak Crest Gardens
Oakes Daylilies
Old House Gardens Specializes in heirloom flower bulbs
Old Sturbridge Village Museum offers orchids by mail like Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium and Oncidiums

Oregon Garden
(A World-Class Botanical Garden, Silverton, OR
One Green World
Ornamental Edibles
Pacific Coast Tropical Gardens
Tropical plants
Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening page
Park Seed Co.

Parsons Garden,
7th Ave. W. and W. Highland Dr.

Passiflora Society International
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
Tools and supplies for organic gardeners and farmers, fertilizers, vegetable and cover crop seeds, weed and pest controls.
Peninsula Gardens Nursery
Gig Harbor, WA

Pense Nursery
Specializing in small fruit and berry plants. Grown in the mountains of northeastern Arkansas
Pepper Joe's
Reimer Seeds
Perennial Pleasures Nursery
Perry's Water Garden
Pesticide Information Center Online

Peter Pauls Nurseries
Carnivorous plants and supplies
Pine Ridge Gardens
Pinetree Garden Seeds
Pinnacle Plants
Unusual perennials and bulbs offers over 20,000 garden products! Including plants, flowers, tools and gifts, plus in-depth garden information and advice from the nation's most respected gardeners.
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.
Plants by Mail
Plants of the Southwest
Pleasant Valley Greenhouses
SE 172nd
Clackamas, OR
(503) 658-6203
Portland Avenue Nursery
1409 East 59th
Tacoma, WA
(253) 473-0194
Prairie Flowers
Specializing in daylilies and hostas
Prairie Frontier
Native plants, wildflower seed, and prairie grass seed.
Prairie Moon Nursery
Native plants, wildflower seed, and prairie grass seed
Prairie Nursery
Offers native plants and seeds for prairies, woodlands and wetlands
Prairie Nursery

Wildflowers and native grasses
Prairie Restorations
Raintree Nursery
Rarefind Nursery
Carries unusual shrubs, trees and hardy plants
Redwood City Seed Co.
Renee's Garden
The Rhododendron Garden Nursery
1405 S 364th Way
Federal Way, WA
(253) 927-3081

Rice Creek Gardens
Herbs and medicinal planats and seeds
Roadhouse Nursery
12511 Central Valley Rd NW
Poulsbo, WA
(360) 779-9589
Rob's Violets
Robyn's Nest Nursery
Rock Spray Nursery, Inc.

Rocky Mountain Rare Plants
Specializes in bulbs
Specializing in tall bearded iris
Reflective Gardens Nursery, Poulsbo, WA
Royall River Roses
Salt Spring Seeds
Sam Kedem Nursery & Garden
Santa Barbara Heirloom Nursery
In the process of changing Heirloom vegetable-based growing efforts into an online Medicinal Pharmacy. Plans are to offer a full-service Natural Pharmacy, complete with medicinal seedlings, botanical medicinals, and herbal and nutritional supplements.
John Scheepers, Inc.
Aquatic nursery
Scherer & Sons, Inc.
Specializes in water garden plants
Schreiners Iris Garden
Seattle Japanese Garden
1502 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle, WA

Secret Garden Statuary, Seattle, WA
Seeds of Change
Seeds of Distinction

Specializing in seeds in unusual varieties
Seeds Unique
Seeds West Garden Seeds
Select Plus International Lilacs
Select Seeds
Antique Flowers; hard-to-find heirloom seeds

Seven Dees Nursery Inc.
Portland, OR

Seneca Hill Perennials
Severtson Farms, Inc.
Shady Acres Herb Farm Shady Oaks Nursery
Shade plants/perennials
Shanti Bithi Nursery
Sheffield's Seed Co.

Shepherd's Garden Seeds
Singletree Farm
Specializing in hostas
Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery
Skagit Valley Gardens
1695 Johnson Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 424-6760

Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 546-4851/(206) 546-8010
Sleepy Hollow Nursery
8350 Spring Valley Rd NW
W. Salem, OR
(503) 363-1546
(Perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetables, herbs,native plants & much more)
Smokey Point Plant Farm
16622 Twin Lakes Avenue
Arlington, WA 98223
(206) 652-3351

Snow Creek Daylily Gardens
Port Townsend, WA
Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery
South Creek Nursery
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Southlands Nursery
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hard-to-find, rare & unusual plants, orchids

Spring Hill Nurseries
Spring Valley Roses
Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery
7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E.
Issaquah, WA 98027
(206) 392-1025

Squaw Mountain Gardens
Specializing in succulents
Stark Brothers
Starlight Daylily Gardens
Stokes Seeds, Inc.
Flower and Vegetable Seed
Stokes Tropicals
Summersun Greenhouse Company
4100 East College Way
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 424-1663

Sunnyside Nursery
3915 Sunnyside Blvd.
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 334-1002

Sunrise Nursery
Specializing in cacti and succulents
Sunshine Farm and Gardens
Swan Island Dahlia
Features over 350 varieties of dahlias
Swansons Nursery
9701 15th NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 782-1543

Sunshine GardenHouse
13126 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR
(800) 248-1981

Teas Nursery
Territorial Seed Company
Specializes in wide variety of vegetable seeds
Thompson & Morgan, Inc.
Thompson's Garden Store
1298 13th St SE
Salem, OR
(503) 363-4670

Tiny Petals Nursery
Miniature Roses
Tom's Greenhouse & Nursery
11705 152nd St. E
Puyallup, WA
(253) 845-8754

Tomato Growers Supply Co.
Trans-Pacific Nursery
Tripple Brook Farm
Tsugawa Nursery
410 Scott Avenue
Woodland, WA
(360) 225-8750

Tulip World
TulipWorld, the Masterbreed company, is the perfect place to make the best of your garden with bulbs. You can explore bulbs, you can buy bulbs and you can find inspiration for your garden design.
T & T Seeds
T & T Seeds, it has been one of the leading garden supply mail-order house's in Canada.
Underwood Shade Nursery
USDA Plant Database
U. S. Forest Service, for tips on dealing with trees that might pose a danger to your home or property;
Valley K Greenhouses
Specializes in lillies
Valley Nursery, Inc., Poulsbo, WA
(360) 779-3806

vanBourgondien Bros.
Specializes in bulbs and perenials
Specializes in bulbs

Van Engelen, Inc.
Wholesale flower bulbs
VanLierop Garden Market
1020 Ryan Ave
Sumner, WA
(253) 862-8510
Van Ness Water Gardens
Van Well Nursery

Fruit trees from Wenatchee, WA.
Vassey Nursery and Landscape
2424 Tacoma Road
Puyallup, WA
Landscaping: (206) 841-3550
Nursery: (206) 841-1364

Veldheer Tulip Garden
Specializes in tulips
Venger's Orchids
Vermont Wildflower Farm
Vesey's Seeds Ltd
Vintage Gardens
Old roses
Virtual Garden
Virtual Orchard
Virtual Seed Co.
Washington Park Arboretum

Washington State University
WSU Mount Vernon Research & Extension Unit
WSU Tree Fruit Cooperative Extension Team
Waterfall Gardens, Pioneer Square, Seattle
Watson's Greenhouse & Nursery
6211 Pioneer Way E
Puyallup, WA
(253) 845-7359

Wayside Gardens
Spcializes in perennials and woody plants
Weber's Nursery
17006 SE Wax Rd
Covington, WA
(253) 631-1048
Wells Farm and Nursery
32925 S.E. Issaquah Falls City Road
Fall City, WA 98024
(206) 222-6266 or (206) 641-5460
Wells Medina Nursery
8300 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
(206) 454-1853

Western Native Seed

White Flower Farm
White Oak Nursery
Whitman Farms
Weird Dude's Plant Zoo
Wight's Home & Garden
50th & 196th S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 775-1614
(425) 775-3636
Wild Birds Unlimited
Wildflower Seed Co.
Wildseed Farms
Wileywood Nursery & Floral
17414 Bothell Way S.E.
Mill Creek, WA 98012
(206) 481-9768 or 775-9768
Wilkerson Mill Gardens
William Tricker, Inc.
Specializes in water gardening
Windmill Gardens
Sumner, WA
Windrose Nursery
Winn Soldani's Fancy Hibiscus
Wolf Creek Bamboo
Wooden Shoe Bulb Company
33814 S Meridian Rd
Woodburn, OR
(800) 711-1006
Woodland Gardens Nursery
4915-67th Avene N.E.
Marysville, WA 98270
(206) 334-1478
Woodland Park Rose Garden, 5000 Fremont N., Seattle
Woodside Gardens
Wrights Daylily Garden
Youngs Nursery & Garden Supplies
1257 Thompson Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-3120

Zone Ten Nursery

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