Friday, January 28, 2011

Seeds in Pretty Packages

Paeonia obovata seed heads

Paeonia obovata seed heads, Chanticleer Garden in July 2010

It's the time of year to think about seeds so why not think about some of the pretty packages they come in? This year I'll be trying out some vegetable seeds from Hudson Valley Seed Library in really pretty packages that I got at The Horticultural Society of New York. They're pretty cool, but their real test will be in the tasting. The truth is you really can't beat plants when it comes to packaging seeds with style. Two plants that pack them with style are the Japanese Woodland Peony at Chanticleer pleasure garden above and the night-blooming Moonflower Vine below in Brooklyn Botanic's rose garden.

Ipomea alba

Ipomea alba (Moonflower vine), Cranford Rose Garden, Brooklyn Botanic, September 2010

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