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Hortus Botanicus Seed Packets

Now here’s a cool way to make your own custom seed packets! I picked these up at Hortus Botanicus on my last trip to Mendo. Looks like they used coin envelopes and printed labels using their own photos of plants in bloom. Very classy and very clever.

Inside the envelopes, seeds were stored in smaller waxed paper envelopes. Germination instructions were tucked inside as well.

Not sure where to find coin envelopes? See this GardenWeb thread.

Sacramento Citizens for Sustainable Landscapes

New website:

Upcoming meetings:


To Organize Community Support for the Updating of
Sacramento City’s Front Yard Landscape Ordinance
*To be voted on at the March 20th City Council Meeting*

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
6 pm to 8 pm

Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Hall
2791 24th Street
(parking off 4th Avenue – directions)


The Front Yard Garden Ordinance is on
the Sacramento City Council Meeting Agenda

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Council Chambers in City Hall
915 I Street

Catalogs for Garden Thrill Seekers

If the same ol’ same ol’ in mainstream garden catalog plant offerings just doesn’t do it for you anymore, you might be a slightly jaded gardener. If, like me, you increasingly need a plant to be rare, or unusual in color or form, or organic, or gourmet, or an heirloom… or a rare, unusual, organic, gourmet heirloom that can only be purchased during a full moon in February in order to feel that high when you buy, you need to look for collector’s catalogs.

Here are a few of my favorite garden catalogs offering the really cool and unusual stuff…

Plant Delights Nursery

You can also find some very interesting and exotic plant offerings on ebay. Just check the seller’s rating before you buy.