The Story of a Seed: Shade Garden Mix
Every seed tells a story! In this blog series, we explore the in depth story from seed to pack to art for our new art pack varieties.
How to grow a Shade Garden: Direct sow in prepared, clean, bed after last spring frost. Packet covers a 3'x10' area; scatter and rake in. Keep area moist but not wet. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to 8-12". Alternately, start indoors and select a broad assortment of plant type for a good mix. Can also be seeded into a large container. Keep watered.
About the art: Artwork by Martha Robinson. Martha's dreamy encaustic pieces spoke to Ken immediately for this pack. We appreciate the way Martha captured the feeling of a shade garden by using the process of encaustic- embedding hand-drawn elements in layers of pigmented wax. Floating gold symbols invoke the mystery we all experience when resting in the dappled light of a tree on a hot summers day.
Check our events page to find when the Art of Seed Exhibit will be in your area!