Thank you for stopping by my website.
My name is Joanne and I am the proud owner of The Backyard Garden Enthusiast, a small but flourishing seed-growing business based in the beautiful south-east Riverina area of NSW.
Living in a regional town and never having quite enough garden space, my husband and I decided to buy the block next door when it came up for sale. The bank manager said “you will never make any money from a bare block”. Always one to rise to a challenge, I decided to plant it out, starting with Billy Buttons (Pycnosaurus globosus), which flourished and bloomed beautifully. I then planted other flowers and started saving and sharing seeds and all of a sudden I had a micro seed farm! I now grow, harvest and package all the flower seeds and some of the vegetable seeds from my thriving backyard.
Seeds are tiny capsules of joy and hope that make fabulous gifts. Giving Seeds as Gifts is a way of bestowing the gift of a garden upon those we love, wrapped up in the proven health and well-being benefits associated with being outside in nature. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out on your growing journey, you can't go wrong. My seeds are easy to post, sow and raise. Why not send a gift to a loved one or buy some for yourself? You're worth it!
Join me on my journey. I’d love to hear about you and your garden, whether it be a big or small patch, a balcony or indoor garden.
Enjoy and lots of love,
Joanne (The Enthusiast)
My garden is a small but vibrant space that is always changing. I first started growing plants that suited the soil and position. That's where the Billy Buttons came into their own. I then grew some of my favourite things: Everlasting Daisies and Sweet Peas. I now grow 18 different flowers and grasses for seed, and continue to further my passion for Australian native plants. I'm always learning and growing.
We're often roped in to help Mum in the garden. When we were little tykes she 'borrowed' the sand from our sand pit and that was the last we saw of it! Now that we've grown up a bit, she says that our job description includes, product testing, proof reading and occasional heavy lifting. She is bonkers about plants, but she is our Mum and we love her.
Alana & Murray