Saturday

Garden Seeds Under Microscope

Poppy Seed Under Microscope

Have you ever sat and looked at the seeds you sow in your garden? I mean, really looked at the seeds? Is the above a meteor or a seed? I came across this photo blog of things under microscope recently that has a few cool shots of seeds. The picture above is of a poppy seed 40x (1) Coming across this now reminds me that I'll be sowing my poppy seeds this February for spring blooms. This micro photo of a hosta seed really blew my mind. Compare it to what hosta seeds look like to the naked eye. You can find more pictures of seeds and plant life under microscope or buy a print at Micro Photos.

Thursday

Vintage Seed Catalog Exhibit

The University of Minnesota's Landscape Arboretum is hosting an exhibit of 150 vintage seed catalogs. "Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Gardens in America" will run through April 3, 2011. Among the vintage seed catalogs that will be on display will be those of Mrs. Jessie Prior, Miss Emma V. White and Miss Carrie Lippincott. For more information on this exhibit of vintage seed catalogs visit the University of Minnesota website.

Wednesday

Girl Scouts Anniversary Zinnia Seed Pack

Girl Scouts Anniversary Zinnia Seed Pack

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts, the Girl Scouts of the Greater Los Angeles area are entering a float into the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. A portion of the sale of Girl Scouts Anniversary Zinnia Mix (Zinnia elegans) sold by Renee's Garden will support the building of the float and associated activities. If you'd like to support the endeavor you can purchase the seeds online at Renee's Garden.

Tuesday

Cosmos 'Celebration in Pink' Seed Pack Fights Cancer

Cosmos
There are hydrangeas and even tulips that raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. Now seed-starting gardeners can get in on the act with Botanical Interests' 'Celebration in Pink' seed pack. The seed packet of pink cosmos seeds retails for $4.99 with $1.00 from the sale of every seed pack, between 1/1/2011 through 6/30/2011, going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Here's the press release for the seed pack:

"Celebration in Pink is a cheerful assortment of pink and white cosmos. The seed packets will feature the company’s signature artwork along with the pink Breast Cancer ribbon. Botanical Interests, known for printing information on the inside of its packet, has printed more than just gardening information inside this special packet. Inside, customers will find healthy living tips, including way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into you diet through gardening.

The seed packets will be available from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011. The seed company will donate $1 for each packet sold, with a total donation of at least $15,000"


For more information or to buy this seed pack visit the Botanical Interests product page for 'Celebration in Pink.'