Monday, May 10, 2010

Sweet Seeds of Success!

What could be better than being surprised with a Godmother gift on Mother’s Day from my adorable five-year old godchild and niece?
Discovering the delightfully happy gift bag held a charming selection of seeds to attract hummingbirds!  

How thoughtful – and appropriate….

Kudos to Erin and Tara and Donna for selecting such a perfect gift!

And the people at BloemBox ( should win one of those MacArthur Genius Awards! 
They have designed an irresistible expression of plant love. 
I hope this idea spreads like wildflowers and soon zillions of people will be gifting glamorous seeds to one another J

Look at how sweet this is! 

The preppy green, high-gloss round package looks like a teeny hatbox. 
It’s topped off by double dip of pink hydrangea.  And a pink grosgrain bow. 
And if that wasn’t enough – like a fashionable ticket holder at Ascot racetrack’s Ladies Day – there is a feathered hummingbird perched on top, caught in mid flight.

Opening this tiny treasure I discover several layers of white, cotton-soft “ribbons” coiled around the bottom of the box dotted with – what is this? 
I turn them around a bit and then I get it – the seeds are imbedded in the thin cotton ribbons – each seed discretely placed in its own window bed. 
Wow!  I had to marvel at the care went into this. 
Each seed is like a piece of jewelry on display. 

There is also a little card explaining what plants the seeds will be, along with care instructions. 
A gift card says: "Happiness held is a seed. Happiness shared is the flower"
And the garden art BloemBox offers includes garden poetry in homage to the plant inside. Mine read:

A flash of harmless lightning,
A mist of rainbow dyes,
The burnished sunbeams brightening
From flower to flower he flies.
— John Banister Tabb

I will hate to part with my precious seeds – to take them from their High Society digs.  
On the other hand, we can all enjoy the beauty of my plants:
Pink Annual Phlox, Phlox drummondii, Lemon Mint, Monarda citriodora and Scarlet Sage, Salvia coccinea, as pretty plants – complete with flowers to attract those fascinating and charming hummingbirds! 
That will be another garden story. Stay tuned.

Oh, and my mother received a similar seed box as part of her Mother’s Day gifts.  
Hers was topped with a butterfly and seeds to lure that pretty pollinator.

How glamorous!

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