White Flower Farm

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Doesn't the White Flower Farm catalog signal the coming of spring? It always did when we were kids. There was something about seeing it in the mailbox that made us think past the rainy California winter.

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It seems absolutely perfect that the front page of their website declares The Promise of Spring.

If we were real gardeners, months ago we would have spent an afternoon with a cup of tea and the White Flower Farm catalog. We would have ordered bulbs in time to have had them blooming by now. But we didn't, and so we are bulb-less, as well as plant-less, at this point. However, with White Flower Farm, that won't be the case for very long.

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White Flower Farm is a family-owned mail-order nursery located in northwestern Connecticut. Since 1950 they've been providing a wide range of ornamental and edible plants, plus tools, supplies, and gardening advice, to gardeners throughout the United States. You can browse their catalog online, or lose hours looking at their extensive online selection.

We're thinking that having tools, fertilizer, trellises, pots, flowers, plants, and trees delivered right to our door sounds pretty good. It's definitely more appealing than our two or three annual trips to the local garden center where we end up wandering for too long and leaving with nothing -- honestly, sometimes it's just the idea of lugging everything home that's daunting. White Flower Farm also provides horticultural advice, and a money-back guarantee, which is definitely good news for those of us without green thumbs.