George Patton is recommended by the Beverly Hills TreePeople as one of the best compost purveyors in town. Call him at (818) 504-2868, or write 8805 Amboy Avenue, Sun Valley 91352.
For Seeds and Seedlings
Centrose Nursery, 525 E. Rosecrans Ave., Gardena. (213) 324-2004. Excellent selection of seedlings and seeds and the primary source in L.A. County for tree collards.
Sego Nursery, 12116 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, (818) 763-5711. A wide range of flower, herb and vegetable seedlings.
Green Arrow Nursery, 8845 Sepulveda Blvd., City, (818) 894-8301. Good seedling selection; also sells bacterial starter to help break down your own organic matter for compost.
Uptown Nursery, 2941 West Olympic Blvd., City, (213) 389-0268. An excellent selection of flower, herb and vegetable seedlings.
Taylor's Herb Garden, 1535 Lone Oak Road, Vista 92084. (619) 727-3485. The largest shipper of herb seedlings west of the Mississippi, also ships herbs via UPS.
For Drought-Tolerant Seed Catalogues
Peace Seeds, 2385 SE Thompson St., Corvallis, Ore. 97339.
Televia Seeds, P.O. Box 707, Santa Cruz Station, Santa Cruz, N. M. 87567.
Native Seed/Search, 2509 N. Campbell Ave., No. 325, Tucson, Ariz. 85719. An impressive selection of Southwest Indian and Mexican seeds.
Superior Heirloom Catalogues, Gleckler's Seedman, Metamora, Ohio 43540.
Nichols Garden Nursery, 1190 N. Pacific Highway, Albany, Ore. 97321.
Bountiful Gardens, 5798 Ridgewood Road, Willits, Calif. 95490. Specializes in organic vegetable and flower seeds.
Most local nurseries carry peat moss.
For Top Water Systems
Apart from local nurseries, Gardener's Supply Hydra-Grow Catalogue and Design Guide is available by calling (802) 863-1700. Its design service may be consulted with at the same number.