Garden Bon Bon Sets

created by

Anne Dowell

$14.95

created by

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.
Ingredients
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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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.

2nd attempt ended up a disappointment :(

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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.

Fairfield, ME

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Creative gift!

5

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.

Ny, New York

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Great Gift Idea!

4

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.

Green Bay, WI

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awesome

5

the recipient loved it

york, pa

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A wonderful treat for a green thumb

5

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

Torrance, CA

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Awesome!

5

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!

Saint Louis, MO

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Disappointing

1

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.

Santa Cruz

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Wonderful gift

5

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

Medford, OR

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Cute birthday or hostess gift

5

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!

Los Angeles, CA

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Neat little gift

5

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

Portland, OR

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