Sunday, March 14, 2010

Botanical Interests

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Curtis Jones, founder of Botanical Interests, Inc., the Colorado seed company with the beautiful and informative packets.
Jones chose to use botanical illustrations to "sell the dream" (hope and faith in the future too, I would say) that seeds represent.
The packet design is ingenious. The exterior has all of the immediate information you need as well as an ID label that can be cut out and used to mark seed flats or garden rows.
The interior of the packet includes more growing information including an seedling illustration to help you weed or thin the right stuff! A bit of plant history and cooking tips round things out.

Botanical Interests offers seeds for annual and perennial flowers, vegetables, and herbs --- including some organic certified seed --- nationwide. I love their products; I hope you will give them a try!

PS Curtis is an avid photographer. Check out his photo stream here.

Note: I was not compensated in any way, shape or form for this product endorsement.


Les said...

We sell these seeds in the store and I love the art work on them. I am glad you posted a face behind the company and thanks for the Flickr link.

gardeningAngel said...

I have purchased seeds from Botanical Interests for several years now, and love, love, love them. Their website is almost as informative as their seed packets, and makes it very easy to order online. I have links to them on both my blog and my website. I particularly like the fact that they choose to supply organic and GMO free seeds. Kathy

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Hi Les! Not only does Botanical Interests, Inc. support great artists---many of them trained via Denver Botanic Gardens' Botanical Illustration course---they also give the artists credit, prominently, on all of the products they produce. Very classy, in my book.

Kathy, I agree that their website is fantastic! Your comment made me think that perhaps the color of my in-text links was not visible enough. Voila', a new link color! Thanks for stopping by...