I am a notoriously pathetic catalog shopper. I have been known to park myself down on the couch with a stack next to me and waste the hours away poring over the what’s what of gift ideas and superfluous purchases. I dog ear pages left and right and pin down ideas with flapping sticky notes. Then I look the catalog over again – cover to cover and fondly reminisce about the possibilities and delightful daydreams inside. And, then I painstakingly recover my unused post it notes and toss the catalog in the recycle bin. I can’t resist the temptation to peruse the catalogs, but only once in a blue moon do I actually make a purchase.
Well, that’s about to change. I recently received a catalog from Potting Shed Creations and I went cuckoo. It was over-the-top imaginary gift buying. I was literally commenting aloud and I found myself inexplicably nagging Jacob to check out “this” and check out “that” and “oh, look at this” and “OMG – you have to see this, too”.
Potting Shed Creations is a local Pacific Northwest company that sells artistic gardening gift sets. Their line of products includes an aesthetically pleasing line of Bamboo Grow Pots that house organic soil and seeds of your choice and are all tied up with a ribbon made from recycled plastic bottles. Then there are the Rice Hull Nurseryman’s Pots that are a entire container garden in a completely renewable and biodegradable pot made from rice hulls and organic pigments. But, don’t overlook the kid friendly sets that really touched my heart; the Stone Soup Garden and the Fairytale Gardens – each one brings classic stories to life and organic vegetables to your table.
Honeybee Habitat Scatter Garden
Honeybees are one of my greatest passions. The welfare of my hives and the environment that the bees are welcomed into is key to my happiness as a beekeeper and advocate for honeybees. In past posts I have discussed the devastating affect that the human destruction of habitat and direct pollution are having on honeybee populations. Our yards are no longer safe for the honeybee and that’s a big, big problem. Obviously, we can’t all become beekeepers or design entire plots to be pesticide free (oh, but, wouldn’t that be great?), but we can look to the Honeybee Habitat Scatter Garden for a little assistance.
Potting Shed Creations has designed an eco-friendly package of twenty different plants designed to invite honeybees to your garden. The seed mixture covers approximately 125 square feet. The variety of flowers has some familiar faces like the California Poppy and the New England Aster and each selection is both appealing to your eyes and to the honeybees’ natural proclivity to seek out quality pollen sources. The price point is affordable at $13.00 for 15 g of seed and the packaging is perfect for gift giving. The Honeybee Habitat Scatter Garden also takes the guesswork out of what to plant and where to plant it to encourage the honeybees.
Potting Shed Creations really is a wonderful company that is setting an example to strive by; the art of gardening, the art of design and the art of eco-awareness.
Where to buy? Check out their website at www.pottingshedcreations.com
Want to invite honeybees to your yard and provide a safe haven for them to pollinate? Well, then you need to check out this giveaway!
THREE (!!!) lucky Sacred Bee Blog readers will each win a Honeybee Habitat Scatter Garden!
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