Seed companies have a long tradition of producing eye-catching seed packets for the home gardener. Many feature vibrant photographs of ripe fruits and vegetables, while others use delicate illustrations to show off plump berries and leafy greens. Aspirational? Absolutely. So much so, in fact, that some hobbyists can’t bear to discard the packets once they’re used, preferring instead to keep the packets and admire them as art. Here is a selection from my personal collection.
Photographs by Denise Philibert