The first seed catalog has arrived (yes, really!) and I’ve spotted a couple things worth mentioning to those who are planning weddings. Nichol’s Garden Nursery in Oregon, which has been providing guidance about growing herbs and exotic crops like elephant garlic since I can remember, now offers an “Herbal Wedding Toss,” a pretty mixture that “doesn’t sprout into weeds or harm the birds.” And for wedding favors, they sell a variety of seed mixtures (“Pretty in Pink,” “Wild Flower Bouquet”) for your guests to grow, as well as small seed envelopes to be filled and tied with ribbon. What a lovely idea.
They’re one of the best sources of Asian vegetable seeds, too, and have always been organic gardeners. Nichols Garden Nursery.