This morning, I get to say hello to Downington, PA, where the shop Studio 3 is now carrying our East Coast seed bombs. We make them by hand in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, using a mix of bird-, bee- and butterfly-friendly wildflowers native to the East Coast. Five seed bombs are packed into each screenprinted muslin bag, ready for gift-giving.
The bird-, bee- and butterfly-friendly wildflower mixture includes Baby Blue Eyes, Baby’s Breath, Black Eye Susan, Blue Flax, California Poppy, Cornflower, Gloriosa Daisy, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Mexican Hat, None-so Pretty, Ox-Eye Daisy, Perennial Gaillardia, Perennial Lupine, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Red Poppy, Rose Mallow, Scarlet Flax, Shasta Daisy, Siberian Wallflower, Sulphur Cosmos, Sweet William, Wild Annual Sunflower, Wild Cosmos, and Wild Larkspur. These wildflowers were chosen because they’re native to the East Coast, but many are actually native to much of North America.
Since we introduced our original Midwest Seed Bombs last Spring, they have been featured in Vogue, House Beautiful, ReadyMade, Lonny Magazine, Woman’s Day, Design*Sponge, and Harper’s Magazine, among other publications.
Our East Coast Seed Bombs, and tons of other handmade goodies, are available in the VisuaLingual online shop. They are also available at Pod, 313 Washington St. in Brookline Village, and Marmalade, 695 Belmont St. in Belmont.
This may be the most backwards question ever given the purpose of ‘bombing’ but if I drop a handful of these seeds in a planter….Will they take?
Alexis, I’ve heard of people doing this, and it worked out well for them. If you’re using a planter, though, there’s no real need to use seed bombs, which are designed more for surreptitious bombing of other people’s property.
I would also suggest breaking them up a bit if you are to put them in a planter. This will happen naturally if it is out in the elements, but not so much inside a cozy planter.
Beautiful design, a lovely idea too!