Garden Bon Bon Sets

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Anne Dowell

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Anne Dowell

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It Grows On You

Make gardening a treat with these clever boxes of botanical bon bons. Seed balls rolled in red clay are shaped like delectable truffles, ripe for the planting. Simply plant them in spacious potters or a plot of earth for delightful bushels of edible herbs.

This patent-pending product goes beyond the giftbox: It's a thoughtful way of introducing gardening greenhorns to the joy of a green thumb. Handmade in Seattle.

Boxes of eight "truffles" mix four different herbs in two distinct varieties:

Herbal Teas (top):
Grow greens suited for teas and salads: Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Borage Blossom and Anise.

Italian Herbs (bottom):
Sprout kitchen staples for rounding out entrees, pesto and garnishes: Basil, Parsley, Chive and Winter Thyme.

Directions included. Sold separately.

"Several years ago I heard of guerrilla gardeners using seed balls. I thought the lean design concept was cool, as is the historic agricultural use," says Anne Dowell, creator of Garden Bon Bons.

"Then when I had a child," she continues, "I thought it might be an enjoyable way to engage my toddler in gardening, so I looked up the technique and realized that although seed balls are too small for a very small child, they look uncannily like truffles."

Anne, inspired by the seed balls truffle-like quality, decided to "push the metaphor and create a gift product that makes seed-giving more gratifying."

Anne calls Garden Bon Bons "a gateway gift to inspire timid non-gardeners and delight foodies and more serious gardeners with an elegant presentation."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
clay, cardboard, ribbon, seeds, organic compost
Measurements
Presentation Box: 5.5" L x 3.25" W x 1.25" H; Bon Bons: each approx. .5-1" x .5-1" x .5-1"; Net weight: 3 oz.
Notes
Store in a cool dry place until ready to grow. Then, place bon bons on top of soil in sunny spot (indoors or outdoors), water generously until germination.
Item ID
19735

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



Garden Bon Bon Sets have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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Garden Bon Bon Sets
 
4.4

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (43)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Accurate instructions (15)
  • Easy to store (11)

Cons

  • Small in size (5)

Best Uses

  • Garden (46)
  • Patio (28)
  • Indoors (18)
  • Outdoors (17)
  • Deck (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (24), Budget shopper (21), Avid gardener (16), Midrange shopper (15)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (3), Single female (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (16), Mother (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (14), Birthday (7), Other (6)

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4.0

2nd attempt ended up a disappointment :(

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from Fairfield, ME

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Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Some Kits Are A Dud

Best Uses

  • Kitchen Bay Window
  • Temp Controlled Terraruim

Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

I received the italian herb bon bon kit for my birthday in october from a coworker. I absolutely love it. Grew easily and thrived with no issues. I was in the hospital recently and my coworkers got me 2 more of the italian herb kits for me when I finally got discharged. I was looking forward to getting them started while I was home healing. Sadly, these two kits must have been a bad batch because out of the 2 kits I got 3 very week sad sprouts that didn't thrive and wilted away within a week. Its disappointing after being so satisfied by my first kit which has been tranplanted now and still is thriving. I'm a foodie who cooks all the time so I was thrilled at the prospect of expanding the herbs I could have on hand to harvest and use. Overall I love the product! My first kit left me very satisfied. These two kits left me frustrated. I tried everything to save them, I did a full work up on the soil and couldn't find anything amiss. I guess you win some and you loss some.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

Creative gift!

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from Ny, New York

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Pros

  • Creative Gift
  • G
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

    I got this as a gift for my mother-in-law who loves tea, & is a great cook. Her comment was "WOW! What a cool twist on a gift!" She has replanted seeds in pots outside in her backyard. She seems very happy with her gift. I couldn't be happier! I may get the tea again for someone else who loves gardening and tea. I highly recommend this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    4.0

    Great Gift Idea!

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    from Green Bay, WI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

        It comes nicely packaged, however is very messy as the "bon-bons" are partly made of dirt - there was loose dirt floating around in the package.

        Despite the dirt, the recipient found this to be unique and thoughtful. I will likely give this gift again.

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        5.0

        awesome

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        from york, pa

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        Pros

        • Easy To Store

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Deck

          Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

          the recipient loved it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          A wonderful treat for a green thumb

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          from Torrance, CA

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          Pros

          • Whimsical

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Deck
          • Garden
          • Patio

          Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

          This is a great whimsical gift for the green thumb in your life.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Awesome!

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          from Saint Louis, MO

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          Pros

          • Easy To Store
          • Easy To Use
          • Perfect gift

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Kitchen
            • Patio

            Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

            Such an awesome gift! Comes wrapped in a bow and ready to give. Adorable little bon bons come in two varieties. I'm so excited to give this to my godmother for Christmas this year! I think she will love it! And being Italian, the Italian herbs set is absolutely perfect for her kitchen!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            1.0

            Disappointing

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            from Santa Cruz

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            Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

            My mother was incredibly disappointed with this product; after planting all of the bon bons, only one yielded any sort of plant growth, and that was dead after only a few days.
            The product makes a cute gift, but if you're looking for some returns I would suggest investing in more conventional forms of planting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Wonderful gift

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            from Medford, OR

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Deck
              • Garden
              • Patio

              Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

              This is the third time I have purchased this product to give as a gift and it is always received with a smile.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Cute birthday or hostess gift

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              from Los Angeles, CA

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              Pros

              • Clever Design
              • Great packaging
              • Unique Gift

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Deck
                • Garden
                • Kitchen
                • Patio
                • Room With Natural Light

                Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                My friend loved this gift! She is going to grow the Italian herbs in her kitchen. She said the packaging was great, the little seed bon bons look good enough to eat!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                Neat little gift

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                from Portland, OR

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                Pros

                • Easy To Store
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Deck
                  • Garden
                  • Patio

                  Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                  My mother loved it. She had never seen anything like it before.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Mother’s Day

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