Seeds and Seed Sources
In the spirit of experimentation
and exploration concerning plants (what else?) PlantExplorers.com has
been working on the development of these two seed projects...
- The Seed Collectors' Seed Store
The first of what we hope will be many botanical garden seed stores,
the VanDusen volunteer Seed Collectors have a wonderful collection
of of seeds from popular old favorites to some are and unusual species.
- Twining Vine Garden is constantly evolving to include a greater diversity of native plants as well as rare and hard to find species and varieties from around the world. Our selection is slowly growing to include heirloom tomatoes, magnolias and peonies.
Sometimes it's next to impossible to find an adequate subject plant
when you need to photograph it, so the only option might be is to grow
it yourself. This is not the answer for all plant photographers, but
the truth is that many of us are already avid gardeners, so the idea
of adding a few more seeds to our annual order doesn't seem like such
an extraordinary thing.
So, if this year you decide to give the traveling a rest, you might want
to check out some links to a few seed companies and put down roots, for a
season or two at least.
Garden Path - A little company with a big heart.
Vesey's Seeds Ltd.
Seeds An excellent source of organic and heritage seeds selected
for there suitability to the climate of Canada's West Coast. Also
excellent for the Pacific Northwest US.
Etty Esq. Heritage seed & bulb merchant.
Life Seed Foundation
AmericanMeadows.com, (founded 1981 as Vermont Wildflower Farm)
offers regional wildflower seed mixtures and 80 individual species,
plus spring and fall bulbs for all regions of the US and Canada. Also
lots of gardening how-to.
Baker Creek Heirloom
Burpee Seeds & Plants
Redwood City Seed
Exposure Seed Exchange