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Finding specific perennials in AK; shipping restrictions

Jess McD
December 14, 2016

Good morning-

The family and I are moving from Arizona to the Anchorage/ Eagle River area and will be purchasing a home with dreams of a big garden.

I have ordered plants and bulbs online in the past with great luck, but the sites that I have used dont seem to deliver the AK. Do you find that local stores are able to stock what you want, and how willing are they to order specific plants if they are not in stock?

Also, if you know of any websites that DO ship to Alaska, please post! Thank you!

Comments (3)

  • gardengal48 (PNW Z8/9)

    Did you try a Google search?? Bluestone, Wayside Gardens and Forest Farms all ship to AK. Also Plant Delights and Far Reaches Farms. And Faltz Landscape Nursery in Anchorage seems to have a decent plant selection for more local shopping.

    Jess McD thanked gardengal48 (PNW Z8/9)
  • Jess McD


    I had done several google searches, but none of the places I tried would ship there, thus I turned to forums for advice. Thank you very much for your input, it is very much appreciated!

  • eakazura

    Hi Jess, Maybe you are already in town and have had luck checking out the local garden stores. I am a beginning veggie gardener, and this year ordered seed, but last year purchased seed and some starts in town. Here are a few to get you started: Alaska Mill & Feed (http://www.alaskamillandfeed.com/) is a great place to start. They will have a huge yard of starts in the spring. They also have some knowledgable staff and hold cheap classes starting around march. Also, Dimond Greenhouse (http://www.dimondgreenhouses.com/public/cgi.exe/web/dghome.htm) for starts, and Doug Tryck for perennials and trees (http://www.angelfire.com/ak/HardyPlants/). Hope you find what you need! Another good resource is Jeff Lowenfels column on www.adn.com - you can look through his past columns to get a sense of the Southcentral AK growing timeline.

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