My name is Katie Flickinger.
I created Garden Hoard in October 2010 when I realized my garden was growing out of control.
I have been collecting seeds from all over the United States for years. I have been collecting and starting seeds from my own gardens, as well as from my neighbor's houses, parks, gas stations, and anywhere else you can think of. If I see that seed pods are ripe on any plant, I save them! Since I love collecting seeds so much, I have an enormous amount, which is why I had to start selling them off.
I noticed a disturbing trend amongst non-obsessed gardeners; they were thinning their perennials and throwing away the excess instead of allowing the plant to propagate and create more beautiful plants. When I see this happening, I ask the gardener if I can have them, and they gladly give me their excess plants each year. I have lots and lots of plants that just keep growing larger each year. When I have too much of one plant in my own garden, I offer it up for sale because there is no way that I would ever throw away a perfectly healthy plant.
Through my blog, I want to show people how to collect their own seeds and how to properly take and root cuttings so they can recreate their own annuals or plants to give to friends or make more of for themselves. No seed, or cutting, should be left behind! This website was created so that no garden seed, cutting, plant, or bulb would go to waste. None of them should be left behind and it is my goal to make sure that every one of my products goes to a good home!
This method of mine, however, is a big undertaking. My husband calls it my 'Garden Hoard.' We created this website to sell off my hoard in order to keep plants alive and seeds started in the homes of anyone who wants them.