For the first time, Botanical Interests has produced a print catalog that features all of its seed offerings with its signature botanic illustrations.
I’ve been keeping up with new developments at Botanical Interests by following @BotanicalSeeds on Twitter. And I’m so glad I did.
If I hadn’t been following along, I wouldn’t have known the Broomfield, Colo., online seed company produced its first print catalog this year.
The catalog arrived in the mail this week, and I have to say it’s one of the prettiest catalogs I’ve ever seen. Each of the catalog’s 28 pages is filled with full-color botanical illustrations–the same ones the company uses for its one-of-a-kind seed packets.
A new line of seeds being introduced this year is called “The Botanic Gardens Series Seed Packet” line. Botanical Interests is working with botanic gardens throughout the country to protect native North American species that are rare and potentially endangered. The seeds from this new line will help prevent plant species from being lost to us forever.
The first 15 varieties were chosen in conjunction with the Denver Botanic Gardens and include Artemisia Fringed Sage, Echinacea Yellow Coneflower, Penstemon Firecracker, Salvia Prairie Blue Sage, and Globemallow Scarlet to name just a few.
The new seed series recently won a 2010 Green Thumb Award from the Mailorder Gardening Association.
In addition to the new seed series, the Botanical Interests catalog includes flower seeds, vegetable seeds, herb seeds and special seed collections. Each seed packet is loaded inside and out with plant history, planting instructions, recipes and botanical facts. Plus a free plant tag comes with every one.
Earlier this year I wrote a review of Botanical Interests for VegetableGardener.com called “Botanical Interests Grows Gardeners.”
Botanical Interests is a family-owned company that’s focused on three goals: “inspiring and educating gardeners; providing the highest quality seed to customers; and creating a people- and earth-friendly company ethic.”
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