Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wildseed Farms

It is cold today. Cold and drizzly. In Texas. In May. It's crazy. I love it.

The weather is reminding me of our visit to Wildseed Farms. Josh and I took a Texas tour on our honeymoon and drove wherever we felt like. It was so much fun. We found this cafe that served the most amazing breakfast ever and went there three days in a row. We floated the River Walk in San Antonio and drank Dr. Pepper from the original bottling plant in Dublin and ate killer pizza in Dallas and stayed at The House of the Seasons in Jefferson, among many other things. Not bad for November, we thought.

One of the places I was hoping to visit- but really didn't think we'd have time- was Wildseed Farms outside of Fredericksburg, Texas. In my mind, we could load up on pumpkins for Thanksgiving... but most importantly, flower seeds. Seeds I could plant and then save so one day our grand kids could be picking flowers alongside an old farmhouse and tell stories about how Granny Brin planted the seeds from her honeymoon and would you believe the flowers still bloom today... (and so on, etc.). At least, that's how I explained my two buggies full of seeds and pumpkins to Josh. Ahem.

If you're ever around Fredericksburg, make a trip out to this farm. It's gorgeous. Their seed store is so inspiring! I browsed here while Josh made use of the awesome restaurant and brewery on site. Win, win.

If you can't make it down to the farm, you can always order online and plant a little piece of Texas no matter where you are.

I think I may go and plant some of my Wildseed seeds now while it isn't too hot. I promised Josh a legacy garden, after all...

Happy Wednesday!


9 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love the idea of honeymoon flower seeds!! And grandkids! :)

Adrienne said...

I LOVE your idea! I'm a 'granny' now and I wish I had thought of doing something like this. What I can do is pretty exciting! My sweet great-grandmother had a gorgeous, and a bit rate, climbing rose in her yard. My uncle took starts off it before her house was torn down long after she was gone. My dear, ninety-one-year-old mother propagated starts from my uncle's rose bush and we are waiting excitedly for the annual blooming of this breathtaking, old rose. A few days ago I decided that I MUST take starts and continue the tradition. I think it's as close as I'll get to 'honeymoon flowers' now that I've been married for over forty two years!
~Adrienne~

Adrienne said...

I LOVE your idea! I'm a 'granny' now and I wish I had thought of doing something like this. What I can do is pretty exciting! My sweet great-grandmother had a gorgeous, and a bit rate, climbing rose in her yard. My uncle took starts off it before her house was torn down long after she was gone. My dear, ninety-one-year-old mother propagated starts from my uncle's rose bush and we are waiting excitedly for the annual blooming of this breathtaking, old rose. A few days ago I decided that I MUST take starts and continue the tradition. I think it's as close as I'll get to 'honeymoon flowers' now that I've been married for over forty two years!
~Adrienne~

Betty said...

Now I really want to go here! It sounds and looks so inviting. Brin, I like your idea of collecting seeds for your grands;)I have vines around my deck that I got from my grandmother's homestead. That house is still standing and is way over 100 years old and the vines are still growing on it!!

Betty said...

Now I really want to go here! It sounds and looks so inviting. Brin, I like your idea of collecting seeds for your grands;)I have vines around my deck that I got from my grandmother's homestead. That house is still standing and is way over 100 years old and the vines are still growing on it!!

HollyM said...

Wildseed Farms is a favorite haunt! Next time you are in that area, stay at Rose Hill Manor in Stonewall. Comfy, relaxed and great Hill Country views from private decks and porches.

Kacie said...

One of my fav places to visit! I'm obsessed with the corn relish - so good!

Jen said...

What kinds of seeds did you buy? What would you consider "legacy" flowers? I'm loving that everyone's peonies here in WI are shooting up. It'll be a bit before they bloom, but they're one of my favorites. I'd love to know what you think would be great heritage flowers.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I just happened upon this post...and it brought back memories of our visit to Texas and the Wildseed Farm a few years back. (I live in British Columbia.) May your seeds sprout, the plants flourish and the flowers bloom for years to come!

I posted about our visit right here...
http://judys-front-porch.blogspot.ca/2009/04/lbj-ranch-texas-whitehouse.html