If you really want to make your garden grow, it will take more than silver bells and cockle shells and everything you might need can be found in gardening catalogs. Many different companies make a multitude of tools and materials that can take some of the labor out of gardening and between the advertisers and contributing writers there is a lot of information that can be gleaned from gardening catalogs. Simply pull the ideas of what you want your garden to produce and store them away until it is time to put the information to practical use.
When planting flowers gardening catalogs can offer advice on how to rotate the plants in a garden to provide vibrant color throughout the growing season. Different species of flowers grow and blossom at different times of the year and gardening catalogs can also offer tips on when to plant tall ones and short ones to make the best use of the available space.
There is also information about how to maintain pest control in flower beds in gardening catalogs, many from the companies offering the plants for sale. Buying directly from the nursery through a catalog often provides a better guarantee on the plants than buying them from a local greenhouse. There may also be some complimentary products available the local stores do not carry.
Choose The Information And Products From Reputable Firms
There are certain companies that have developed a reputation for quality products and customer service over the years and their reputation backs everything they sell. Choosing gardening catalogs produced by these companies offer the best odds of finding quality information to help the garden be the best it can be. While some newer companies may offer comparable products, buying from a reputable company improves the odds of success.
When planting fruit and vegetable gardens, the end result is going to be more important than any promises made by companies in their gardening catalogs. While pictures of the produce supposedly grown by the plants and seeds they sell may look good on the slick glossy paper, chances are they may not look as good when they spring from the garden soil.
Temper expectations about the final product appeal and yield when buying anything from gardening catalogs and remember how that fast food burger looks in advertisements compared to how it looks when you unwrap the sandwich. The quality of the fruits and vegetables should be more important than the plant’s appearance, regardless of which gardening catalogs they came from.