If every seed is a story, then every garden is a work of art bringing stories to life. But what about a seed's cultural story--the long history of those who selected it, kept it alive, and passed it on? To help tell these fertile and creative stories, Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions original art for a select number of unique seed packs in its annual catalog.
Our current exhibition, Art of the Heirloom, celebrates this delightful intersection of art and garden. For the 2015 collection, over 400 artists applied for only 16 available commissions. Featured artists range from the up-and-coming to the world-renowned, working in watercolor, collage, oil, letterpress, embroidery, and more.
Smooth Penstemon Penstemon digitalis Native flower. Charming white blooms--like clusters of small bells. 12-30'' tall. Start indoors.
Created in partnership with the Hudson Valley Seed Library for NYBG's Art of the Heirloom.