This page is focused specifically on our original, patented pet loss gift, the Make-it-Yourself Pet Perennials Kit. The memorial craft is used to create living memorials for cherished pets. Love, Seeds, Life.
The team at Cherished Ones, the makers of Pet Perennials understand fully the emotional, psychological, and physical effects that losing a pet can have. Our founders, Remy Bibaud and Lori Davidson have both experienced this kind of loss. Their own experiences were the inspiration for all of Pet Perennials pet loss products/gifts.
The Make-it-Yourself Pet Perennials Kit enables a pet parent/family to follow a patented process for making approximately 12 seed wafers in the shape of hearts and paws that are planted to grown perennials wildflowers. If desired, a small portion of the cremated ashes of a beloved pet can be added to the mixture during the process. Pet Perennials seed wafers are simple to make and grow. When the seed wafers have dried they can be planted wherever there is at least a half day of sunlight. They are perfect gift for a friend or family member commemorating their new pet, or honoring the loss of a pet with colorful seasonal blooms.
Seed wafers sown 2 weeks after sowing seed wafers
When do you use Pet Perennials seed wafers?
Pet Perennials seed wafers do not "expire", however we recommend using them within 6 months to one year of purchase. You will want to keep them in a cool, dry place and away from water or liquids if you do not intend to plant the seed wafers right away. Premature contact with liquids could begin the germination process. It is best to plant your seed wafers in spring or early summer, or in late fall after frost for spring blooms. If you live in a warm winter area plant your seed wafers at the beginning of the rainy season. Choose any bright sunny spot.
How do you grow Pet Perennials seed wafers?
You do not need to plant the seed wafers; in fact you simply place them on the ground in the areas where you wish for them to grow (we call it "sowing"). DO NOT COVER with earth or soil. Water and sun is required. For those that live in apartments or condominiums, you can sow your seed wafers in flower pots or window boxes with good potting soil to be displayed both in and outside of your home.
Please keep in mind that perennial seeds will take a season or two to "flower" from the time of sowing, however they will germinate within approximately 7 to 14 days along with the annual seeds. Germination means that seedlings will sprout from the wafers. It will look like green plants and stems once grown. The annual seeds that have been added may flower within 5 to 7 weeks to provide quick color and enjoyment in the meantime. However, green plant like growth equals success!! Keep in mind that the environment and soil in which you are disbursing the seed wafers has an impact so be sure to sow them in areas where the earth or potting soil is clear of chemicals, pests, and weeds. And, remember don't forget to place them where they will be exposed to sunshine and water regularly.
Perennial Plants before Bloom Perennial Flowers in Full Bloom
What seeds are included n the Make-it-Yourself Pet Perennials Kit?
The Make-it-Yourself Pet Perennials Kit includes a Pollinator wildflower seed mix. The seeds and subsequent flowers are safe for pets. Bring beautiful wildlife into your garden or meadow and help the environment with purposeful pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds, and honeybees. The mix contains 16 wild annuals and perennials.
Regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Seeds included: Partridge Pea, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos Sensation Mix, Purple Coneflower, California
Poppy, Blanket Flower, Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower, Meadow Foam, Dwarf Lupine Pixie Delight Mix, Perennial Lupine, Arroyo Lupine, Bee Balm/Wild
Bergamot, Lacy Phacelia, Mexican Hat, Crimson Clover.
Product Disclaimers: Cherished Ones uses only the highest quality seeds and nutrient rich soil matrix when customizing your order, however results are not 100% guaranteed for every seed that is included in each wafer. Additionally, we cannot control adverse weather conditions or assume responsibility for non-adherence to planting suggestions or your personal care choices whether grown on the earth or in containers that could result in compromised stratification results. Cherished Ones recommended shelf life for the product before planting is six months to 1 year. Cherished Ones seed wafer products are not edible, please do not place in any location where they might be mistaken for pet or human treats!