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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. JP on January 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

    oh, oh, oh – sign me up for the three sisters! I’ve yet to try growing beans up a corn stalk, and the best I can do is promise to send you pictures of the whole affair!
    .-= JP´s last blog ..Grocery List Seed Planning =-.

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  2. The Mom on January 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I’d love the three sisters as well. It would be wonderful to teach my kids.
    .-= The Mom´s last blog ..Walking with Toby =-.

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  3. Christine on January 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

    A three sister’s garden sounds really neat. We did something similar this year with beans and corn, but squash wasn’t really in the mix.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..A world of food =-.

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  4. Les Burkholder on January 10, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Sigh me up for the Butterfly Mixture. My bees will love this.

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  5. christine r. on January 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    we don’t have a lot of space for our garden…put me in for the three sisters!!

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  6. viggie on January 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I have 3 sisters in the plan this year as well :)
    .-= viggie´s last blog ..Crockpot Soapmaking =-.

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  7. Miranda on January 10, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I’d love the butterfly garden. I already have the seeds for a 3 sisters garden, but lack on the flowers that I so love.

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  8. Meagan on January 10, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been wanting to grow a three sisters garden since I saw GardenGirl’s video about them on Youtube. I’ll be moving into my first home/farm in time for this year’s gardening season, and I can’t think of any better way than to celebrate by growing the wonderful heritage seeds contained in that bonus pack! Thanks for introducing me to Renee’s Garden, I’m always on the lookout for cool seed sellers! :)
    .-= Meagan´s last blog ..First thoughts about Chickens =-.

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  9. Nickie on January 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Oh please, sign me up for the butterfly garden seeds :)
    .-= Nickie´s last blog ..2010 =-.

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  10. Chris on January 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I’d love the butterfly garden seeds!

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  11. Melanie J. on January 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Oh, Three Sisters please…it sounds wonderful and challenging!
    .-= Melanie J.´s last blog ..Blog Lovin’ =-.

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  12. TreeHugginMomma on January 10, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I would love both. But since my side garden is ready for flowers and my veggie beds haven’t yet been put in (they are on the spring to do list), I will have to say the Butterfly garden Please. My girls would truly enjoy seeing some butterfly this year.
    .-= TreeHugginMomma´s last blog ..The Repair Man is Coming! The Repair Man is Coming! =-.

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  13. megan on January 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I am really going to work on creating a little habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials this year. Our new suburban, grass-only front yard is SO not cutting it for me. I’m hoping eventually it will all be flowers and herbs, with maybe a few vegetables snuck in as well, so sign me up for the butterfly garden.
    .-= megan´s last blog ..Maybe We Should Try Actually Doing Something =-.

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  14. Ben Wilson on January 10, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I would love the butterfly garden. Thanks for the great blog.
    .-= Ben Wilson´s last blog .. =-.

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  15. misti on January 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I walked past the seed display at Home Depot yesterday and became very sad because we didn’t do a garden this year for various reasons. It made me depressed not to have my tomatoes this year, though I am still working on eating the tomato sauce from last year!

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  16. Mary on January 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

    How nice of you to share your seeds. I have an aversion to anything slightly related to rattlesnakes after being bitten by one this past summer so will choose the butterfly garden packet as I’ll take butterflies any day!

    Oh your blog entries are so making me antsy for Spring!


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  17. Seren Dippity on January 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I’m putting in a new garden this year just for beneficials. This past year I had caterpillars in my herb garden, so I plan on adding many more fennel and parsley plants just for them.
    I also bought seeds for milkweed, hoping to entice the monarchs to visit. Tempting…

    But, I think I will ask for the three sisters garden seeds instead.
    I’ve always wanted to do this. I’ve never grown corn before and I think this would be an awesome way to start.

    Really, I’d be happy with anything from Renee’s garden. I love their stuff and you are right their seed packets are beautiful. AND covered inside and out with tons of information.

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  18. Michelle on January 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Now that is what I call FUN MAIL!! The packets are so beautiful… I’d love a chance to win the Three Sisters pack!!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..and now… =-.

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  19. Lynn on January 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Ohhh. I would love either one but since we have been saving our own pumpkin, corn, and black bean seeds for years I’ll have to choose the butterfly garden.
    We are turning our old outhouse into a playhouse for my daughter and she wants to have a flower garden next to it. You can never have too many flowers!!
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Walk With Us =-.

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  20. Teresa O on January 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    The butterfly garden seeds/seedlings that come from the seeds would go into a large container in the hopes of attracting the flying flowers to my patio area. Renee’s Garden seed packets are so artful and nostalgic plus the seeds are darn good. I’ve always had good success with them.
    .-= Teresa O´s last blog ..The Winter Photography of a Friend =-.

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  21. melissa on January 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Given the choice between flowers and food, I will always choose food. ^_^
    .-= melissa´s last blog ..meringues, or why’s it got to be white? =-.

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  22. stefaneener on January 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t want either, but I finally got my act together and put your blog on mine. I’m missing it just using bloglines, so to the front of the line it must go! Enjoy your new seeds.
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..January overview =-.

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  23. Julia on January 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    We have tons of huge butterfly bushes that are so happy and thus make the butterflies and others so happy. I think the Three Sisters would make me soo happy! Many thanks for the chance!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Chicken and Dumpling Soup =-.

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  24. Ashley W on January 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Oh my gosh! I have been pouring through my seed catalogs the past few weeks, and I am eagerly anticipating spring! I would LOVE the seeds for a butterfly garden!
    .-= Ashley W´s last blog ..Saartje’s Knit Booties =-.

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  25. Violet on January 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I would love the butterfly garden. I was actually just at the nursery looking at that seed pack yesterday! We container garden here, but I’m completely redoing my mom’s garden and flower beds this spring, and definitely planning on putting in a few beds for the beneficial (and beautiful!) insects. Thank you for sharing! I love renee’s garden!
    .-= Violet´s last blog ..Knitting Against Breast Cancer =-.

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  26. Miranda on January 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I have tons of natives in the front (various salvias and lavendars) that the butterflies already love, plus dill in the spring that attracts tons of activity (nothing like watching the butterfly lay her eggs, then see the tiny caterpillars grow sooo fast!) I would love to plant a three sisters garden this year as a rotation from my tomato/pepper overload. I think the garden needs a break from them this year as i noticed some disease last year.
    .-= Miranda´s last blog ..More Raw Milk Projects =-.

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  27. risa b on January 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Do NOT neglect to plant the hollyhocks; they are fabulous the first couple of years. We only had them once, though; as there is nowadays a blight that seeks them out in our area. Perhaps it’s time for another batch.
    .-= risa b´s last blog ..Quiet tears =-.

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  28. Ria on January 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    As much as the 3 Sisters pack sounds good, I just don’y have the room to grow the seeds that it would come with, so the Butterfly Garden pack is the one I’m most interested in. (I’ll be growing things in large tote bins, so flowers will be better than corn or pumpkins, and the thought of attracting beautiful butterflies fills me with a sense of glee!)
    .-= Ria´s last blog ..A good deal or a waste? =-.

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  29. Striving for a Simple Life on January 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    The Butterfly Garden sounds beautiful and just want my front yard needs. :-)
    .-= Striving for a Simple Life´s last blog ..Simply Sunday =-.

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  30. Heather on January 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    love the artwork on their seed packs and they have such a great variety. great to see some of their new additions, thanks for sharing and I’d love any free seeds.

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  31. Wendy on January 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Am I allowed to enter? :)


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    • Susy on January 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      Sure, which would you like.

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  32. Eva van Abeelen on January 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I’ll definitely take a look at that website!
    i would really like the three sister garden :-)

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  33. Bustani on January 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, I love the seedpackages! I choose the 3 Sisters.
    With love from Holland, Bustani/

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  34. Lindsey S on January 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    oh oh oh! I’d love the butterfly garden seeds! (I already purchased my corn, pumpkins, and beans! But forgot ALL flowers, go figure…)

    Thank you & thanks Renee’s Garden!
    .-= Lindsey S´s last blog ..Choose Your Scent Avocado Damask Muscle Relief Bag =-.

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  35. Kelly on January 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Lucky you! That media pack has much in common with what I’m growing this year, too. I’d pick the Butterfly pack to accompany my new butterfly bush that I’ll be getting this spring. I’ve an empty bed right next to my garden that could really use some prettying up.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..*Yarn Package Dance* =-.

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  36. Katie on January 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I have always wanted to try the three sisters combo in my garden!

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  37. GeNell on January 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    The Butterfly pack would certainly be welcome in our back yard here in Georgia.

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  38. Ivan on January 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Butterfly packet!

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  39. Anke on January 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    What a wonderful give away! If I were lucky enough to win (keeping my fingers crossed) I would love to win the butterfly garden. It would be a great addition to our 5 butterfly bushes, borage and honeysuckle plants.
    .-= Anke´s last blog ..Spring fever =-.

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  40. Leigh on January 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I would love the butterfly garden. I’m definitely going to try the three sisters, but have already ordered the seed for that. I love zinnias and cosmos, but have never seen red sunflowers. Sounds like something to try for sure!

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  41. Jane on January 10, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Three Sisters sounds really neat to me.
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Check this out. =-.

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  42. Kalee on January 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    The three sisters garden pack for sure! I have searched in vain for baking pumpkins and have decided to just grow my own and can them, so this would be a great start!
    .-= Kalee´s last blog ..Hmmm =-.

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  43. rachel on January 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    How generous of you to do this. I know how hard it can be to not hoard seeds! ;) I just wanted to drop in and say you’re awesome for sharing. (I don’t need any more seeds just this minute, I would rather see them go to someone who doesn’t currently have a hardcore seed habit!! lol)
    .-= rachel´s last blog ..Fall planting =-.

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  44. Vickie Wood on January 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    While I would love the three sisters, I think the Butterfly would be best. We moved into a brand new neighborhood 4 years ago and it is taking forever to get the ground where we need it. We could use some serious pollinating for our veggie garden and what better way than to plant some attractive flowers!

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  45. mona lisa magal on January 10, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I just found your site and I’m really enjoying watching you live! I’m inspired! :)

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  46. deedee on January 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    i can’t even decide. they both sound great! either one would be fine!

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  47. Rose Petals on January 11, 2010 at 3:27 am

    I go for the three sisters garden!

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  48. Daphne on January 11, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I’d go for the butterfly garden pack. I tried a Three Sisters Garden last year and I swore off corn in my yard (just not enough sun or heat). I never grow pumpkins anymore because of the vine borers. I only grow C. moschata. So all I would plant in that one would be the beans.
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..Harvest Monday – 11 January 2010 =-.

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  49. Mavis on January 11, 2010 at 10:20 am

    The butterfly garden… my daughter just loves butterflies :) Thanks for sharing the seeds .

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  50. Kate on January 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for sharing. They both sound delightful, but my garden fairy would love the butterfly flowers.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Memories of Summer =-.

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