The Balcony Gardener was started by Isabelle Palmer about three years ago. Her company sells a collection of pots, seeds, planters, tools, plants, garden furniture and other garden related items for the small garden. Recently she has some new limited edition seed packets that would make a lovely gift for the keen gardener.
Isabelle has also written a book called The Balcony Gardener - full of inspirational ides for the balcony, patio, roof terrace or window sill.
It looks lovely but I have yet to get myself a copy - maybe something for Christmas?
The seed packets are all striking and are designed by Jesse Harris, who is a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. The edible flower mix pack has a graphic geometric pattern, the butterfly mix of seeds has a print inspired by ikat fabric and butterflies. The wild flower pack has fun animal print and the scented flower one has colourful painterly flowers.
The Scented Garden mix contains Night Scented Stock, Nicotiana Sensation, Mignonette, Dianthus Chin, Evening Primrose, Heliotropium and Stock Virginia.
The Butterfly Garden mix contains Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Buttercup Meadow, Campion Bladder, Clover Crimson, Clover Red, Clover White, Daisy Oxeye, Evening Primrose, Hawkbit, Honesty, Hyssop, Knapweed, Lucerne Mallow Musk, Marjoram, Mustard Garlic, Purple-Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Rocket sweet, Scabious, Selfheal, Soapwort, St John’s Wort, Valerian Red and Viper’s Bugloss.
The Edible Flower Garden mix contains Borage, Calendula, Chives, Cornflower Polka Dot, Viola and Nasturtium.
The Wildflower Garden mix contains Corn Chamomile, Corncockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Common Poppy and Oxeye Daisy.
I am all set for next spring and I am very much looking forward to trying out my new seed mixtures. With some luck I will have lots of colour, scent and butterflies in my garden next summer.
If you want to keep up-to-date with The Balcony Gardener she also has a blog, is on Facebook and on Twitter.
Have a wonderful floral day!
(Images: Ingrid Henningsson and The Balcony Gardener)