Marsha has done our logo, cover, and plant illustrations for over 14 years, but she is also a printmaker, selling her detailed etchings in galleries on the Northern California coast and at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Her prints are done in the age-old intaglio style: hand-drawn on copper plates, individually inked and printed on a press, then signed and numbered. Printed on good quality archival paper, each etching is mounted on foam-core board and wrapped in acetate for protection. There is a description of the etching process on the back, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. These plant etchings are limited editions of 100 prints each.

Etchings

Clematis Macropetala Etching

Image size: 4-½" x 6"
Wrapped size: 8" x 10"

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Clematis Macropetala Etching

Orchid Etching

Image size: 3-½" x 8-½"
Wrapped size: 7" x 12"

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Orchid Etching

Papaver Orientale Etching

Image size: 4-½" x 6"
Wrapped size: 8" x 10"

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Papaver Orientale Etching

Gift Cards

Gift Cards by Marsha Mello

Marsha Mello's elegant drawings have graced the pages of our catalog for years. Now, they also decorate these note cards, providing an artful communiqué for plant lovers. Each set of 16 is tied with sisal and includes matching envelopes and 2 copies each of 8 distinct drawings. Printed in dark forest green ink on cream card stock.

4-1/2" x 6-1/4"; price includes shipping and handling.

Gift card set (N-1001), $18.95 each

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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