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Free Seeds from Renee’s Garden

January 10th, 2010

Renee’s Garden was kind enough to send me a package filled with all 16 varieties of new seeds they have for this year along with two bonus garden packs.

The box was filled with all kinds of lovely seeds. I love the seed packs from Renee’s because they’re so beautiful.

Here’s a list of seeds that came in the box:

Cosmos, “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.

Four O’Clocks, “Broken Colors”
– A special variety whose starry 2 inch blossoms are beautifully splashed with showy contrasting colors. Their delicious jasmine fragrance floats on summer breezes. Easy to grow and reliable.

Hollyhock, “Apricot-Peach Parfait” – Exclusive – 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 rosy-peach.

Larkspur, “Singing the Blues” – Exclusive – Our premium mix features tall flowers with double blossoms in royal blue, violet, blushed blue and soft white. Early blooming for casual bouquets that arrange themselves in the vase.

Morning Glory, “Dawn Star”– This treasured heirloom is a vigorous midsummer climber and has scarlet trumpets blossoms with dainty white throats that lure hungry hummingbirds.

Poppy, Shirley, “Falling in Love” – Satiny blossoms in entrancing Valentine shades to light up the spring garden. Includes singles and doubles in glowing crimson, rose-red, white rimmed rose and the occasional peach, many with picotee petals.

Sweet Peas, Knee High, “Jack & Jill” – Blooming in dainty salmon-rose and soft mid-blue, our perfumed duet grows just 3 feet tall. These nostalgic and charming flowers bloom early offering heat tolerance and strong garden performance.

Celery, “Amsterdam Seasoning” – A Continental favorite resembling Italian parsley. Grown for its sprays of glossy green, intensely celery-flavored leaves; it does not form thick stalks. Adds a rich, mellow undercurrent to cooked dishes.

Beans, Pole, “Rattlesnake & Purple” – Heirloom mix: the pretty patterned Rattlesnake beans are delicious as fresh pods or for dried beans. Purple pods are renowned for tenderness, flavor and reliability and their color stands out from vines.

Beans, Pole, Filet, “Emerite”
– Elegant, classic French “haricot verts” pole beans with especially slim, long rounded pods. Flavor is beany-sweet, delicate, and Emerite’s tall vines are vigorous and high yielding. Perfect for gourmet gardeners.

Beans, Pole, Filet, “French Gold” – These hard-to-find, handsome yellow beans are true “haricot verts:” classically slim, round 7 to 9 inch pods with delicate, sweet flavor and a crispy snap. Especially choice eating. Heavy bearing, vigorous vines.

Beet, “Golden” – Golden beets are a beautiful golden-orange color throughout. They stay tender-fleshed and particularly sweet and mild in taste, whether pulled very young or allowed to size up. Cooks love them.

Kohlrabi, “Crispy Colors Duo” – Our fast-growing purple and green-skinned Kohlrabi mix makes a pretty picture in garden beds. These extra-fancy hybrids rapidly size up into crispy bulbs with thin skins and crunchy, sweet, white flesh.

Lettuce, “Sea of Red” – Exclusive – Beautiful new lettuce whose sword shaped leaves are an intense deep, mahogany-red that doesn’t fade in the sun. This richly-colored lettuce is a true showstopper in both garden and kitchen.

Lettuce, “Sweetie Baby Romaine” – Exclusive – New baby romaine bred to be compact, juicy and delicious. Petite vase-shaped heads are heavy for their size with a wonderful, sweet flavor and crisp texture. Long-lasting, slow bolting, heat tolerant.

Peppers, Tapas, “Spanish Padron” – Exclusive – Gourmet gardeners will love these hard-to-find, authentic little peppers, for easy, “pop in your mouth”, delicious sizzling “Tapas” appetizers. The tapered fruits grow abundantly on early bearing, vigorous plants.

Of course I couldn’t keep all these lovely seeds to myself so I’ll be giving away two bonus packs, one each to two of my lucky readers. I have a Butterfly Garden Bonus Pack and a Three Sister Garden Bonus Pack to give away. All you have to do to have a chance to win is to comment below and let me know which one of these two you’d like. I’ll choose one winner from the pool of readers for each pack on Friday. *Winner Chosen* While you wait to see if you won head on over to Renee’s Garden and check out all the wonderful seeds they have. They specialize in seeds for the home gardener so you know what you get will do beautifully in your garden.

Seeds for a Butterfly Garden – Attract “the flowers of the air”. Our 4″x 6″ bonus pack contains three inner packets of easy to grow butterfly flowers whose ample nectar will bring butterflies to the garden all summer long. Includes complete planting and growing instructions and garden design information. Includes: Heirloom Zinnia “Persian Carpet”, White Cosmos “Purity”, Red Sunflower “Red Sun”.

Native American Three Sisters Garden, A Living History Trio – This handsome 4″x 6″ bonus pack contains three inner packets of heirloom seeds with complete growing instructions. Includes: multi-colored Earth Tones Dent Corn, Rattlesnake Beans to twine up the corn stalks and Sugar Pie Pumpkins to cover the ground.

So what would you like in your garden; a butterfly garden or a three sisters garden?

97 Comments to “Free Seeds from Renee’s Garden”
  1. Preston on January 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I have has the best luck with the 3 sisters configuration in my gardens throughout the years. It must be either a Mother Earth thing or maybe it is because I am of Indian decent?

    The corn I use is small, beans are pole (of course) and the squash is usually something of the vine type so it grows out from the rest of the group and gets enough sun.

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  2. Beverly on January 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I found your site through Renee’s Garden Facebook fan page. I am thoroughly loving the reading! Keep up the wonderful work, and I am “favoriting” your site to return ;-)

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  3. Jaspenelle on January 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Ooo tough choice! I would have to say three sisters though, not just for food over flowers but because my son has been going through my seed catalogs and his favorite sections have been beans, corn and squash (and sunflowers…) I was going to plant a three sisters garden because of that for him this year. :-)
    .-= Jaspenelle´s last blog ..My Birthday =-.

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  4. cheryl on January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I would like the three sisters because im a vegetarian.

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  5. Susan Elliott on January 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    My three year old daughter and I started gardening together here in Northern Iowa last spring.
    It was so hard to wait for planting time as we are from Florida and mid-may seemed so late.
    We did a themed garden of all “little” things. Mini carrots, mini cucumbers, fairy berries, beets in fun colors, red and green lettuce, mini bush cherry tomatoes, and mini pumpkins. It was so much fun. My daughter has always loved vegetables but watching her pull the carrots out of the dirt, wiping them on her shirt and eating them, or pulling the tomatoes off the bush, warm from the sun and popping them right into her mouth was wonderful. Every child should have the chance to garden.

    A butterfly garden would be great fun to plant to attract the wonderful creatures. We would also plant some parsley so that the caterpillars would have some yummy food too.

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  6. Juliet on January 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I love Renee’s and since we’re re-doing our backyard this spring, would love one of these! Thanks…

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  7. Nancy on January 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I love collecting seeds and Renee’s have the most beautiful seed packets. I wish she would sell them as prints so I could frame my favorites and put them up. I’m glad to have found your blog through facebook. I would love the three sisters seeds and am hoping to try that method this year.

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  8. Janet Batrouny on January 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    It would be a thrill to plant a lovely butterfly garden. I have a triangular flower plot right in front of my front porch – this would be the perfect spot for the colorful zinnias, cosmos, and sunflowers pictured on the Butterfly Garden seed packet. My mom, who lives with me, loves to rock on the front porch and watch nature. We have managed to attract many birds native to our North Carolina area, but haven’t been successful in attracting the beautiful butterflies. Winning the “Seeds for a Butterfly Garden” would surely bring butterflies to our garden all summer long and make for many happy days.

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  9. marya on January 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    we love bees, butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and all winged ones! my four year old was the most successful flower grower last summer! my twelve year old is also fascinated by flowers, esp. sunflowers the bigger the better, we love your seeds and your vibe, user friendly! love from port townsend washington!

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  10. Sara on January 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Just discovered your site. I am a begginning gardener and it’s inspriting to see what you’ve done with land that was so dismal when you first arrived. (Also, you are doing it in a colder zone than me–I sometimes pity myself living in MA zone 6).

    I’ve been on the Renee’s list since last summer when I started trying to find good seed places, nice to see your rec. I’d love the butterfly garden. Our baby garden is too small for a three sisters garden right now (plus, I’m not a big fan of corn, though I love the concept of the three sisters garden-just see our blog title).
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..The Can Jam! =-.

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  11. Heidi on January 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I love your site, read it often and I am always educated and entertained. Found out about the free give away from Renee’s Facebook page. I would love the Butterfly Garden pack if you pick me,which I sure hope you do.

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  12. Christy on January 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Love your seeds and enjoy giving them as Christmas gifts to my gardening family and friends.

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  13. Linda Al-Sangar on January 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    How nice of you to give away seeds. The Butterfly Garden is so beautiful – that would be my choice.
    Thanks

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  14. Clare on January 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    They are all so beautiful!
    I have to agree with you, her packets really are something special, much prettier than the regular generic photos of item with white background. Yawn!
    I would love the three sisters seeds.
    :D
    .-= Clare´s last blog ..Free earrings with any purchase TODAY ONLY! =-.

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  15. Laurel Kazenske on January 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I think the Butterfly garden would be very pretty. Especially the white cosmos!

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  16. angela on January 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I would choose the 3 sisters garden. I’m a Master Gardener and teach veggie gardening so I could use the seeds to teach everyone about the history behind the idea of these three plants growing together, and how they compliment each other.

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  17. Lynn on January 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I would be interested in the 3 Sisters. I use Renee’s seeds quite a bit and have had great results. And I just can’t pass up the beautiful packaging. The same with Botanical Interests seeds.

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  18. Katie Riddle on January 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I’m a second-year veggie gardener and last year I had great success with Renee’s seeds. I’d love either bundle, really, but especially the Three Sisters, I’d say. :)
    .-= Katie Riddle´s last blog ..Hello, Friends =-.

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  19. Melissa on January 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I planted my first vegetable garden last spring, and I am totally hooked on growing heirloom vegetables. It is so rewarding to sow and reap… I can’t believe I waited so long to grow my own food.

    I would love to plant the 3 sisters garden this year! I appreciate your willingness to share with others what you have learned in your own life’s journey. This is one of my favorite blog stops. :) Melissa

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  20. Mercedes on January 12, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Ooooooooooooooo…..tres hermanas, tres hermanas!!!

    I also can’t wait to see the photos these seeds inspire this spring!

    -meche

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  21. Denise on January 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I am intrigued by the three sisters idea of planting. I try to make the most of our garden space (even though we expand it a bit every year), and I really think this would be fun to try.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for all your informative and thoughtful blogs.

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  22. Chelsea on January 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I’d love to win the butterfly garden seeds! And can’t wait to check out your site more ( once my cat decides it’s time to leave my lap and I can get on the computer!)

    Chelsea

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  23. Andrea on January 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I was searching for information on growing beans in Ohio and I found your site. I kept thinking that Chiots Run was so familiar, but it took the Freedom Gardens picture for me to figure out how I “knew” you. This is a fascinating read!

    I’m interested in the 3 sisters garden.

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  24. Elizabeth Lynch on January 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Wonderful website, love all your photos on Flickr and will have to check you out on Facebook.
    I feel like a stalker, lol, can’t get away from the feeling/art of your photos.
    Just wonderful, thanks for sharing.
    Would love the to try the Three Sisters seeds, have been wanting to try that in my garden, and am curious as to how well each one does and if more or less fruit is produced when planted in that manner (together)
    I have not tried seeds from Renee’s Garden, so trying out the seeds may make a new loyal customer.
    Again, thanks for sharing your gardening.

    Looking forward to spring
    Elizabeth
    .-= Elizabeth Lynch´s last blog ..Thinking of Spring Already! =-.

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  25. Jan on January 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Butterfly please. I found Renee’s website this past weekend as it was below zero. Getting ready to retire-more garden time.

    Thank you.

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  26. Thy Hand on January 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    The Butterfly Garden pack, please. Thank you!

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  27. Hanna Fushihara on January 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

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  28. Debi blye on January 13, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I would loooove to win the Butterfly Garden seeds!! I absolutely adore everything out is Nature! I teach Kindergarten and am trying my hardest to instill a strong love of gardening and Nature to all the kids I work with. We have a garden at school that I have taken over this year and my wish is to create a haven for Butterflies, Hummingbirds, etc….. I am glad I came across your Website!! Debi

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  29. Annette on January 15, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Is it too late to comment and be entered? =) Thank you for the link to Renee’s.
    .-= Annette´s last blog ..100 things =-.

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  30. Mel Meister on January 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I think it’s too late to enter, but if not, I’d love the 3 Sisters Garden. We had a butterfly garden in our front yard for six years. We took it out this past summer as it was overgrown. We live in Central Florida, so most of the plants wintered over well for those years.

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  31. SaraU on January 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I am one of three sisters in my family, so the Three Sisters seeds would be perfect for me!

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  32. Gina Gatlin on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    When I was growing up, my mom always had a garden growing in the back yard. We lived in town, so it wasn’t really big, but looked forward to watching the plants grow each year. Now I am grown, a mother myself. I am going to plant my first garden this year. I hope that this will become an annual event for myself and my family, and that the memories of the garden will be as treasured in my child’s eyes, as my memories of my moms garden days were to me.

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  33. sabah ali on February 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

    i live actually in dessert but i made my small garden .by myself even i work as ateacher and i have 6 childs

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  34. Melinda on April 15, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I have tried 3 different times to start a butterfly garden with less than great results. I would love to try again!

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    • Susy on April 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

      That’s frustrating at time isn’t it. I have had no luck starting certain things, tried many times but no luck.

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  35. Lisa Helmuth on April 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Hello
    My son is special needs and loves to garden. I would love to be able to get some seeds for free for him. I went thru a nasty divorce and was forced to leave all my plants behind. Some were my late moms. So I wanted to start over this year. Please le me know.t

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  36. Lisa on May 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I just found your site. Do you still have any of Renee’s seed packs, especially the 3 Sisters? I am doing an educational project with some kids including my own this summer. Thanks.

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  37. JAMES SEARLES on June 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    LOOKING FOR CUCUMBER SEED THAT GROWS CUCUMBERS ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOUR LITTLE PINKY, OR SMALLER. HAVE YOU GOT ANY. I LIVE IN SOUTH GEORGIA MAYBE I CAN GROW THEM HERE. THANX JIM

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  38. Cassie on June 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I would love to have the butterfly garden packet,,,they are so beautiful looking,,,thank you for your time and kindness,,take care God bless you and your loved ones,,also do you have a catalogue that you send out to order from,,,Cassie

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  39. Thomas Oger on June 14, 2010 at 2:30 am

    My daughter and i are starting a butterfly garden so far we only have a few plants in our garden but managed to attract a swallowtail a few days ago if you could have seen the reaction she had. it was priceless. I came across your site and saw where you were having this contest. So i decided to give it a chance and hopefully could add some more plants to our butterfly garden. We would love to get the butterfly seed pack. Thanks for giving us a chance at this.

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  40. Cool Garden Seed images | Super Gardening Tips on June 16, 2010 at 12:20 am

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  41. Brenda McBeth on October 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I work with emotionally disturbed children and alot of them love to work hands on. I have just started with elementary children, and I would love some free seeds to teach them the value of planting their own flowers and vegetable gardens.

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  42. Teresa on November 11, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I’m a plant lover!! I love any thing that blooms and has a fragrance. I have a seven year old daughter and she absalutely loves butterflys . She is facinated with them so we plant all kinds of plants to attract them. I would be interested in cosmos red and white I have never had them in my garden. Planting blue bonnets this year wish me luck. If I could win the seeds for my garden I guarantee that my daughter and I would have so much fun watching them grow!!

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  43. Cindy Johnson on March 16, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I truly think with the price of gas going up fruit and vegatable are also going up. I would love to have some of your seed to plant in my own backyard.

    Thanks a Million.

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  44. sandra franks on September 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I would like some Three sister seed packets I work with native american Students for the Los angeles school district. We are studying the Cherokee and i thought it would be a good idea in them planting a garden. also I would like some butterflying flowers that woul bring beauty to my garden

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