“The ‘Amen’ of nature is always a flower.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Does anyone else love vintage seed packets and garden catalogs? Perhaps they are simply just another one of the many things I find lovely, but I even thought they were wonderful when I was a young girl. I would collect my grandmother’s seed packets and tuck them in a notebook. Goodness, I wish I had those packets today. I’m not quite sure what I would do with them ~ but I still wish I had them. Although, I don’t remember any of them being quite as lovely as the ones I am about to show you.
Still today, pretty seed packets tug at the heart of every gardener. Seeing gorgeous images on seed packets, makes me want to purchase many and plant them all. Because that is how gardeners feel and what they do when they lay their eyes on beauties of the plant world.
“Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower.” ~ Margaret Lindsey
What a find it would be to come upon a vintage seedbox. I have memories of hardware stores with whirling ceiling fans, wooden floors that creak, filled with all sorts of treasures and wonderful smells. The seedbox was always sitting by the cash register, chocked full of glorious seeds, waiting for customer selection.
“Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature.” ~ Wolfgang von Goethe
Seeing this seed packet of marvelous poppies a gardener clearly imagines a huge vase of them, placed in their home.
Vintage seed packets not only charmed gardeners by their beauty, their price was sweet. Today, one couldn’t begin to imagine purchasing six packages of seed, one each of these lovely flowers, for .35 cents including postage and shipping.
Or these nasturtiums for 5 cents a packet. And, just a bit of information: Nasturtiums are not only pretty to grow, they are most enjoyable sprinkled on top of a salad.
And who could resist purchasing a packet of seeds with this precious little girl on the front? Surely, any company who approved this image must have wonderful seeds that would grow and thrive.
So while we may no longer be able to purchase our seeds in such lovely packets ~ the joy of planting and watching things grow still remains.
Popping outside first thing in the morning, in your bare feet, to see what changed while you were sleeping, filling vases with gorgeousness, drinking in the fragrance and beauty is what keeps gardeners moving forward. It truly is a magnificent world. Once discovered ~ remains with you always.
“The flowering plant is a metaphor, easily observed for the whole of life. Everything is contained within the bud, which holds all the promise. But the glory of the open flower is beyond all anticipation.” ~ Linda Funk
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