These dog bones (10 per order) were made from recycled paper and Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile) seeds. They make a lovely sympathy gift for someone who has lost their pet.
If you would like this item sent as a gift to someone who has lost their pet, you can purchase a card, pictured in the third photo, that includes my planting instructions poem. One side of the card has poem; on the opposite side of the card, I will hand-write your personal message. If you need an idea, here's a nice quote: "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France
----------> IF YOU WANT A NOTECARD ENCLOSED WITH A MESSAGE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE "NOTES TO PULPART" BOX AT CHECKOUT. WRITE THE TEXT YOU WOULD LIKE, INCLUDING WHAT NAME TO SIGN.
You or your recipient will receive 10 brown bones, measuring approximately 3 inches in length. Each order comes with the following playful planting instructions:
In this paper, little seeds lay asleep.
Waiting to be planted in soil 1/4 inch deep.
Water well then keep moist for 6 to 8 weeks,
Until little seedlings come out for a peek.
Chinese Forget-Me-Not will soon begin to sprout
Then lovely little blue flowers will pop out!
Chinese Forget-Me-Not seeds will grow into lovely little blue flowers and can grow in just about any condition, from full sun to full shade. The will tolerate the following kinds of soil: Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil and will grow in gardening zones 1-10, from the Northeast to the Southwest.
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* Because my supply of recycled paper scraps changes all the time, the color of the bones will vary but will be in the brown color family.
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-------------> Here's all "the dirt" on my plantable papers:
STORING YOUR PAPER: Store your paper in any cool (not freezing), dry area that is not subject to extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Some products come packaged in an acid-free plastic envelope. If you will not be using your plantable paper right away, open the packaging so the seeds can breathe. For best germination, you should plant your paper within 12-18 months of purchase.
PLANTING YOUR PAPER: To force your plantable paper indoors, moisten the paper until damp but not wet, put in a plastic jar and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, sunny window and you will see little seedlings in about 2 weeks! If planting outdoors, wait until all danger of frost has passed, then rake the soil, scatter the paper onto the soil, cover with 1/4 inch of topsoil, water and keep moist until germination, approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
--------------> Here's what customers are saying:
"Excellent product, so creative and compassionate. This was a gift for a friend who absolutely treasured the meaningfulness of it. It arrived carefully packed so it was very protected. Service was speedy as it arrived very quickly. Highly recommend this product."
"PERFECT transaction. I asked Martha if she would send this gift directly to my friends, who recently lost their dog, and she sent it to them with a beautiful note. She shipped my order quickly, which I really appreciate. My friends were so touched to receive these seed bones, and will be planting them in their backyard this weekend. Thank you so much, Martha. I will definitely be shopping with you again!"
"This is the second time I've ordered this item as a sympathy gifts for friends. The first time it was in stock and the item was shipped immediately with a personal note on my behalf. The second time I wanted to purchase I couldn't find them, so I contacted the shop owner (on a Saturday night). She responded immediately, made the items on Sunday, and shipped them out Monday! While PulpArt's items are gorgeous and one of a kind, I will continue to support them because of their fast delivery and great customer service!"
"Perfect addition to my childhood dog's little burial ceremony. It made my family extremely happy when I pulled them out and passed them around to everyone to plant in his memory. Thank you."
"What a lovely idea this is. The couple I sent it to were so touched. Shipped quickly and personalized a note for me. I will be back to order more items from this shop. Dedicated and very kind shop owner can't say enough good things!"
"The seller was great to work with - the item shipped quickly and was in great condition when I received it. I bought this for a friend who is a gardener and she recently lost a pet. She loved this as a way to include her dog in her garden! Thank you!!"
"You have so earned 5 stars in my book! Thank you SO much for getting this to me so quickly for a dear friend who lost his beloved doggie, Abby. I was so hoping it wouldn't take forever to get here, and it surely did not. He adores this gift for him in memory of Abby, and is going to plant them today with his entire family there for Memorial Day. This is a perfect-on-every-point seller!"
"Thank you so much for offering this product- it was the PERFECT thing to send my mother after unexpectedly losing her dog and her best friend. Thank you for the quick shipping and the quality product!"
Photo credit of blue flowers: American Meadows, where I buy all of my fresh, no-GMO seeds!