Hello! I'm happy to announce that our December giveaway is something that will delight all of you heirloom plant lovers out there. And- as you are putting together your own seed starting calendars, maybe it will come in handy.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is one of the largest purveyors of heirloom seeds in the country, and the company has been recognized for their work in preserving many varieties of plants that could have been lost or forgotten by modern gardeners in an age when our market is flooded with gene-altered seeds. At just 17 years old, Jere Gettle printed the very first Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalogue. The business has grown and grown since- earning accolades from Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Martha Stewart, and others.
Here is a short list of some of the unusual cut flower varieties you can find at Baker Creek. There are tons more!
- Lime green Nicotiana
- Kiss-Me-Over the Garden Gate
- Irish Poet Tassel Flower
- Cosmos 'Rosetta'
- Nigella 'Transformer'
This month, one lucky newsletter subscriber will receive a $30 gift certificate to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! The certificate is good for any sales on their website - from fruit and veggie seeds to flowers (obviously!) and even books and tools. As always, thank you to all of you out there for your support and for contributing to our momentum by sharing your own stories and discoveries through comment feeds here and via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
The flower growing community is a strong one, based on support and sharing. I hope that in a small way, these monthly giveaways pay our gratitude forward and help inspire others.
Warm wishes for a very happy holiday season. The raffle will be held December 18. The winner will be notified by email.