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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Seed Packets: Packages of Promise


There has always been something very enticing about a seed packet.  Whenever I see them in a store or in a catalog, I have to stop and look at them; almost as if I've never seen them before.  Maybe it's because they only make their appearance once a year.  Or maybe it's the rows of enticing pictures and colors that pull me in. They seem to stand out like picture postcards foretelling of happy times to come.
Whatever it is; I'm always drawn to them.  They scream out life in the middle of winter,  speak of hope for new seasons, and forecast great things coming my way if I'll only bring them home.

  
 It's not just the pictures that draw me either, the names are compelling as well.  The old timers who named many of the heirloom varieties were very creative and descriptive.  No Green Bean No. 17 here.

 With such names as "Green Tiger," "Red Russian," and "Dragon's Tongue," I feel as if I'm in the middle of a fantasy story itself, anxiously waiting for the story to unfold.


 Each packet holds the key to a new life in the recesses of it's paper shell.  Tiny seeds of promise, hope, life and renewal.  Promises that if you carefully follow its instructions, you will reap a harvest of fruitfulness and abundance.  I really like that...


All this in a 98 cent packet + good soil and water + a little hard work + faithfulness and hope = Abundant Harvest.  Wow.  I'm in!  Guess that's why gardening is such a rewarding way of life.  

Here's hoping all your promises come true this year...blessings!

Are you seed packet addict fan? 



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23 comments:

  1. I love my seed catalogs, I go through and mark lots of $$ worth and then buy only a few! I too, love the promise held in a paper envleope...Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #67!

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    1. Picking out what you want is always free...Thanks so much for hosting Madge!

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  2. I feel the same way! I was in Lowe's yesterday and walked past the seeds and felt myself drawn to them. I forced myself to keep going and get my stuff and get out haha. It is so rewarding to grow something from seed. I'm addicted :)

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    1. I know...once you grow something from seed to harvest, it gets into your blood!! :)

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  3. A delightful mosaic with beautiful pictures, I love the composition.

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    1. Thanks so much for your insights and encouragement!

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  4. A beautiful post! I am a seed addict as well! My husband has to pull me away from them every spring!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks Jenna...it's nice to meet a fellow "addict," seeds that is! ;)

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  5. I do get excited about seeds as well! Last night I got mine ordered for the year. I order from Fedco and they don't have the fancy colored pictures in their catalog but even with just the descriptions I am enticed to buy so many of them. After I saw the amount of money it was adding up to I made myself pair the order down a little. Seeds are very exciting!

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    1. I know...even when the seeds are only $1.25, they do add up quickly! I am trying so hard to use up all my seeds from previous years...but those new varieties always tempt me too! :)

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  6. I'm not buying from a catalog or online this year. I'm going to hold those lovely little packets in my hands and pick and choose what I want! I can't wait!! Come on, spring. :)

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    1. Sounds like a great plan...I tend to do both because they are right there in front of me! :)

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  7. I get the catalogues and order things I can't get locally. There is just something about having that paper in my hand that is nice. I will buy the same brand, just browse their paper catalogue and then buy locally. I love seeds, especially the heirlooms.

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    1. The heirlooms are super interesting in their colors and shapes and I also like to buy seeds from catalogs too especially if I'm looking for certain varieties. :)

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  8. You are so right. Seeds hold the ultimate promise of hope. Life, packaged in such captivating containers. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks...I really do! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  9. Hi Nancy!
    Beautiful packages! I would love to have you join me as I kick off my brand new Creative HomeAcre Hop today at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/category/the-creative-hopmeacre-hop

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  10. Thanks Lisa for the invite...will be stopping by to link up!

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  11. I love your ingredients for an abundant harvest and totally agree with you! Always delighted you pop by Seasonal Celebration Wednesday! Rebecca @Natural Mothers Network x

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  12. I like the way you think and I am a seed addict for sure. I love the way you stylize your images Nancy. It's definitely a gift. Have a happy week.

    Heidi

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    1. It's great to meet a fellow seed "addict!" Thanks for your encouraging comments too...I really appreciate your input Heidi. Blessings to you... :)

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