The thrill of getting the first seed catalogue in the mail!
Gardeners have historically heralded the arrival of garden catalogues in
February. The arrival of the catalogues in their mailboxes signals the
proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel”- yes, there will be Spring! The
practice of going through the pages and choosing which vegetable and flower
seeds to order is an old tradition. This is a tradition that has provided food
for our tables and colorful flower gardens for hundreds of years.
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The oldest known seed catalogue is believed to date back to
1612, and comes from an enterprising Dutch merchant. Before catalogues, seeds
were saved and passed down year after year to family and friends. Pioneer
settlers would bring precious seeds, along with their homestead goods, on their
arduous journey to their new homes.
As printing techniques improved, better illustrations and
streamlined printing processes helped to elevate the seed catalogue into an
extravagant and lucrative business. New varieties of vegetables and flowers had
large colorful spreads, enticing and introducing their virtues to farmers and
home gardeners across the United States.
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Seed catalogues are an important part of American history,
from Victory Gardens during World War II, to the “Back to the Land” movement in
the late 20th century, to the ”Farm to Table” movement in the 21st
century. In the spirit of home-grown and sustainable practices, Woodstock Soapstone Company continues to design and
promote clean burning wood stoves, to keep you warm while you dream about Spring
as you flip through all those seed catalogues in February.
To commemorate this yearly rite, our February Ideal Steel of
the Month celebrates the arrival of the seed catalogue with sprouts and
sunshine. Enjoy the warmth of the fire of the Ideal Steel Hybrid wood stove
inside your home while waiting for
seeds to arrive, and for winter to turn to spring. The seedling sprouts and
sunshine designs will serve as a reminder of the warmer weather to come.
In addition, your Ideal Steel Hybrid
wood stove will arrive with a tool set featuring
a complimentary theme to the seed catalogue inspired artwork. (I’m
thinking a Metallic Brown stove with Moss Green accents would really
If you would like to discuss color schemes, installation,
specifications or to proceed with this amazing Steel of the Month deal, just
call our office. Our customer service team are all ready to help. Call
1-800-866-4344 or reserve our Woodstock Ideal Steal of the Month
today- because these sprouts will be grown and gone soon!