New Botanical Interests Gardening Catalog

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.”

To order your own catalog visit www.botanicalinterests.com. While there,  be sure to sign up for the free eNewsletter and explore all the gardening notes and tips.


 

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Comments

Thanks for posting on this catalog. I’ve never seen it before, and it looks dreamy!

Hi Amy–

Not only is the Botanical Interest’s catalog beautiful and loaded with wonderful seed offerings, the people there are very nice, too. As you can tell, I’m a huge fan!

I was recommended to your site by Shorty’s nursery in Vancouver, WA, however; I live in Houston, TX and miss their nursery. A lady at Lowe’s is very helpful but they are not into the heirloom varieties. I am thrilled to find you and will order the catalog right now. Thanks!

Hi Pauline–I’m glad you found what you were looking for. Best of luck with your heirlooms…please let me know how your garden grows.

Re: Botanicalinterests.com
Beautiful pictures. “Hummingbird Haven” claims to contain enough seed for 85 sq. ft.
At the recommended seeding rate of 25 seeds per sq. ft. you will be lucky to cover two square feet – and mostly with nasturtiums.

Hi Sandy:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. To be able to give you the best response, I got in touch with Ryan Schmitt, staff horticulturist at Botanical Interests to ask him about the Hummingbird Haven seed mix. Here’s his reply:

“We are always concerned with the satisfaction of our customers. When I read the comment, I immediately checked a sampling of the Hummingbird Have packets for accuracy. The seed counts were accurate. I can see why the customer thought that there were a lot of nasturtiums, as they are a large seed and seem to visually dominate the raw seed. They are not the most prominent seed by count, that goes to coral bells. Regardless, we want to take any chance available to make our customers happy. All anyone needs to do is contact me and I’ll be happy to replace their seeds or send an alternate of their choice. Above all else, we value our customers and aim to please them.”

Please do get in touch with Ryan (RyanS@BotanicalInterests.com) if you’d like more information.

Regards,
Jodi

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