Here’s an interesting alternative Valentine’s Day gift idea (Read: not chocolate or flowers) that should go over well with home gardeners. Just make sure that a ravenous recipient — possibly drunk with love — doesn’t get confused and pop them into his or her mouth.

Taking a cue from a centuries-old planting technique, Moulton’s Garden Bon Bons are “garden truffles” made from clay and organic compost and embedded with seeds. Just throw (but don’t bury) your bons bons in an indoor or outdoor planting container, water ‘em, and watch nature takes its course. Garden Bon Bons are available in two varieties, Italian Herb (two each of basil, parsley, chives, and thyme) and Herbal Tea (two each of borage, lemon balm, chamomile and stinging needle).

It’s a nifty concept and, as you can see, half the charm is in the packaging.


Garden Bon Bons @ Moulton ($14/box of 8)

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Photos: Moulton 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Shake your Garden Bon Bon
Does your valentine have a greenthumb? Give 'em Garden Bon Bons, non-edible truffles (aka seed balls) made from organic compost and clay.