Must-have gardening catalogs

By Kathy Van Mullekom

McClatchy Newspapers

There’s something comforting and convenient about the feel of a gardening catalog while you sit near a window on a cold winter day and count the days until spring.

Many companies have gone “green,” putting out e-newsletters and online catalogs, which is admirable in terms of protecting the environment.

Even so, there’s still nothing like the inspiration and convenience of a print catalog with full-color photos and plant descriptions that you can keep on your work bench to use as the gardening season unfolds.

Here’s a list of 10 must-have catalogs that you can order online. Most are free and feature just the inspiration you need to put a little spring in your step.

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