Monday, March 15, 2010

Renee’s Garden Seeds

Hello Gardening Friends! 

Today I was so happy to get my new seeds in the mail from Renee Shepherd of Renee’s Garden.  I am now a test garden for Renee, and she has such wonderful heirloom seeds, I wanted to show you what I chose.  Many of these varieties are exclusive to her site.   The packaging is so beautiful, and include very good planting information too. 

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About Renee's Garden Seeds

Our seeds are available online and at fine garden centers and nurseries.
We do not have a print catalog.

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At Renee's Garden, I offer only the varieties that are very special for home gardeners, based on great flavor, easy culture and exceptional garden performance.  This seed line is my personal selection of new, exciting and unusual seed choices of time-tested heirlooms, the best international hybrids and fine open-pollinated varieties. I  harvest and use the vegetables and herbs in my kitchen to choose the most delicious, and cut the flowers for bouquets to select the finest colors, forms and fragrances.

Colorful seed packetsOur individually written packets offer beautiful watercolor portraits, with personally written descriptions, complete growing instructions, a quick-view planting chart, growing tips, harvesting information and cooking ideas. Inside you'll find superior quality seed- the top germinating, reliable seed lots usually reserved for specialty growers. Renee's Garden is my practical way to spread the joy of gardening as a meaningful, productive and satisfying activity that connects us to each other and the earth.  Please join me!

Here is some of the things I will be growing this year….

Snapdragon Chantilly

Butterfly Snapdragon “Chantilly”

Plump, open-faced, fluted flowers closely spaced along tall graceful spikes -- a lovely candelabra of bloom. Our watercolor blend of creamy yellow, soft salmon, apricot-bronze, and candy -floss pink.

Cosmos Double Bon Bon

Cosmos Double “Rose Bon Bon”

Extra fancy, uniformly double blossoms packed with frilled petals in a rich romantic rose. This exceptionally beautiful and care-free new cosmos produces 3 inch flowers that bloom non-stop on long stems.

Alyssum Summer Peaches

Alyssum, "Summer Peaches"

New alyssum from skilled Dutch breeders. Honey-scented blossom clusters form a ground-covering pastel tapestry in soft peachy tones. Easy to grow, fast to bloom.

Foxglove Farie Queen

Foxglove, "Apricot Faerie Queen"  Biennial

- elegant cottage garden favorites for light shade. The tall graceful spires are draped with elongated bells in a new creamy soft apricot shade with delicately speckled throats.

Perfume Delight Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas, Antique, "Perfume Delight"

Heat-tolerant antique sweet pea blend of heirloom varieties, with an intense honey-orange fragrance, in a rich collage of vibrant single colors and bicolors.

French Larkspur Parisian Pink

Larkspur, "Parisian Pink"

Florist-quality Larkspur from our favorite French supplier. Branching 3 to 5 ft. tall spires packed with rose-pink double blossoms with just a hint of salmon.

Salvia Marble Arch

Salvia, "Marble Arch"

Unusual ornamental whose upper floral bracts display gorgeous flags of color in intense indigo-blue, rich rose and pure white. Improved, long-blooming Dutch selection.

Hollyhocks Apricot Peach Parfiat

Hollyhock, "Apricot-Peach Parfait"

Beautiful new double hollyhocks in luscious
colors. Sturdy tall 5 to 7 foot stalks are packed with powder
puff blossoms that unfurl in delicious shades of apricot and

Sweet Peas Saltwater Taffy Swirls

Sweet Peas, Scented, "Saltwater Taffy Swirls"

Very special long-stemmed "flake" varieties with big ruffled, fragrant flowers in soft pastel candy colors, swirled and sprinkled with deeper markings.

They are all so beautiful.  Thanks so much to Renee and others like her for keeping gardeners like me in mind…. who love old fashioned varieties…. which are very hard to find, especially the richly scented ones.  I am just so excited to see them in my own garden!


I am part of her “Seed Grow Project”  which will be so much fun…. basically I will be a test garden for new varieties…. what fun!  For that we will be growing a new nasturtium….

Nasturtium, Climbing, "Spitfire" 

Nasturtium, Climbing, "Spitfire" by reneesgarden.

Exclusive - Brilliant, scarlet-orange blossoms shine out amongst trailing green foliage, attracting hovering hummingbirds. Train up short trellises or tripods for a cascade of bright blossoms.

I can’t wait!!!  Thanks for visiting and Happy Gardening…..Brooke


  1. wow - a test garden! something to aspire for; congratulations!

  2. The pressure is Keep us posted on how these do...may need to check into her seeds..

  3. I have always thought Renee's seed packets were really artful and pretty.
    Those are some great seeds Brooke. I love the old fashioned seeds and colors too.We will enjoy watching them grow this summer.

  4. Hi Brooke~~ I'm looking forward to reading about the progress and results this.

  5. Beautiful blooms! I love the peachy alyssum! Bloomin' Tuesday will be starting up again this coming week. Stop by and show us your blooms! Jean

  6. What a feast for the eyes. I would give anything to be able to grow even a half of those wonderful flowers. Hollyhocks- in my dreams. They don't like Texas. How I love those cosmos. Must look for a packet of those. They might just do well here. I shall look forward to enjoying those flowers in your garden later this year.

  7. I'm trying a highly scented annual sweet pea this year too, but I've never ever grown them before. I love strong scents in the garden.

  8. Hi Brooke! I'll be growing some of the same things from Renee's that you are. Aren't those 'Bon Bon' Cosmos gorgeous? I can't wait to see how some of these things do!

  9. Beautiful blooms!

    My sweet peas are just starting to bloom!
    Hoping by Easter to make a bouquet:)

    Have a wonderful week and Happy Easter to you!

    Kay Ellen

  10. Hello Ms. Brooke! We'll have lots of the same flowers in our garden that you'll have in yours. Including 'Spitfire.' I'll probably be makin a weed tree trellis for mine to vine up. What will yours climb?

  11. Hi Brooke! Nice to have stumbled on to your blog. What pretty spring scenes already at your house! Those look like some pretty varieties for this year... hope they get going well for you!
    ~Julie, mom/gardener in PA


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