Let me just start by saying I LOVE Botanical PaperWorks! I have worked with them before to carry their wonderful items on my main eco-friendly herb favors website, and they are so wonderful. Very quick in response and accommodating. Plus their products are really cool and they are always expanding. They carry plantable confetti wedding favors, thank you cards, gift tags, kids invitations and greeting cards and so much more. They sent me a package of plantable thank you cards as well as a 3-pack of plantable notebooks, both of which are included in the Honor the Earth Giveaway happening now through 4/22/12!
All the products at Botanical PaperWorks is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers, herbs or vegetables and no waste.
- a pot for planting
- some good potting soil
- plantable paper
- a sunny corner
Step 1 – Prepare your pot
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don’t recommend planting outside if it’s blizzarding or desert-hot!).
Step 2 – Plant the paper
Take your plantable paper and tear it into small pieces, about 1 inch. Cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/2 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.
Step 3 – Water during germination
After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.
Step 4 – Care after germination
On sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. Here’s what the pot looks like after planting a greeting card:
Here is what is included in the giveaway!
Botanical PaperWorks Plantable Cards
Chosen for being both stylish and eco-friendly by the editors of InStyle Magazine, this plantable thank you card set is an extra-special way to express your gratitude.
Go beyond the traditional thank you card by giving one of our eco-friendly, plantable seed thank you cards made from post-consumer materials. Available in four fresh floral designs, these plantable cards are sure to let the lucky recipient know just how much you appreciate what they have done for you. When planted, the seed card will grow beautiful wildflowers! Simply plant it and enjoy flowers. It is like nothing you have ever seen before! Read about how plantable paper works.
Card size: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Set includes eight seed cards with matching grey envelopes: two of each beautiful floral design.
Botanical PaperWorks Plantable Notebooks
Plot your thoughts in these little eco-friendly notebooks made with plantable seed paper covers. When the pages are filled, plant the cover in your garden and watch wildflowers bloom! These eco-friendly notebooks also make great gifts to send to those who love to write.
Includes 56 lined pages to write on, with inner sheets printed on recycled paper.
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches