Best Online Plant Retailers

People often ask me for recommendations on where to buy plants. I’m a huge supporter of local nurseries and garden

This is Tangerine Dream, a coneflower from Great Garden Plants
This is Tangerine Dream, a coneflower from Great Garden Plants

People often ask me for recommendations on where to buy plants. I’m a huge supporter of local nurseries and garden centers. I also like to support my area garden groups and plant sales. (We have a fantastic Master Gardeners plant sale every year as well as a native plants sale at our local nature center.)

But as any plant geek knows, you can’t get all of your needs met in one place. Therefore, it’s good to know about the best online retailers. I pulled together my list of companies that I’ve personally bought from, so I can definitely vouch for them and recommend them to you. I like them for all different reasons, and I hope they help meet some of your needs as well.

What about you? What plant companies do you really like? Please share your suggestions with me. And tell me why you like them. Because if there’s one thing a gardener needs, it’s definitely more plants!

Great Garden Plants

Most of their plants are in big pots, and they are very healthy. They have many plant options available, but they are especially fantastic for unique coneflower varieties.

Bluestone Perennials

The garden in the front of my house was started with one of Bluestone Perennial’s pre-planned gardens. Don’t be afraid to try one of these kits. They are awesome, focusing on plants that are easy and low-maintenance. Then you can fill in as needed.

Annie’s Annuals

They have great selection. I once bought my mother-in-law some unique sunflowers from Annie’s. (It’s not always easy to find plants instead of seeds.) They have some really cool varieties.

Logee’s

They specialize in fruiting, rare, and tropical plants. I bought my mom a lemon tree from Logee’s one year, and I have my eye on an avocado next. Check them out for unique options of all kinds.

Burpee

They are still one of my go-to sources for veggie plants and seeds. If you’re looking for something specific for your vegetable garden, they probably have it.

Butterfly Bushes

They have the best selection of butterfly bushes that I’ve ever seen, and they offer many great varieties of flowering shrubs like viburnum and dogwood.

Terroir Seeds (Underwood Gardens)

The couple that own Terroir Seeds are just delightful. We featured them a couple of years ago because they were one of the only places we could find that carried cucamelon seeds. Cucamelons are these adorable little veggie/fruits like a cross between a cucumber and a tiny little watermelon. Seriously, check them out.

Stacy
Stacy Tornio, Editor, Birds & Blooms When I was a kid, I used to moan and groan about waking up at 5 a.m. to harvest corn. They claimed it was something about working in the cool part of the day, but I thought it was pure torture. Now, I’m thankful for my gardening roots and enjoy growing tomatoes, pepper, melons, cucumbers and a whole lot more with my own kids. We also feed the birds, plant containers and anything else that involves getting our hands dirty in the backyard.