Get a start on your garden! These beautiful art seed packets are filled with high-quality seeds and feature the commissioned works of contemporary artists around the United States.
A cheerful mix of hardy pansies.
Although the word “pansy” has its origins in the French pensee, meaning “thought,” the word became a slur directed toward gay, effeminate, or gender-nonconforming men. Artist Paul Harfleet’s Pansy Project, which ceremoniously sets pansies into the earth at spots where homophobic abuse has occurred, reckons with both senses of the word. Hardy plants that can bloom through the snow, pansies intrinsically embody the resilience and fortitude at the core of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Art Seed Packets: Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
1 Seed Packet; 250 seeds
Sowing instructions on back
Artwork by Paul Harfleet. In this digital illustration, the pansy takes its rightful place among many symbols representing the strength of the LGBTQIA+ community: a pride flag, a trans pride flag, a pink triangle, and a red ribbon.