When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. - Minnie Aumonier
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Welcome to The Secret Garden Shop! As part of our "A Year To Be Green" program, we are giving out stocks of our best selling seeds pack for FREE! Just pay the small international shipping fee. This is our way of encouraging people to start their own gardens right at their own homes!
The snail flower– which closely resembles some forgotten type of pasta– goes by many names, most of which are variations on the land mollusk it resembles. Even its scientific name, Vigna caracalla, is drawn from the Portuguese word for snail (“caracol”). But unlike the garden pest from which it takes its name, the snail flower is a highly-prized specimen. In a private letter, Thomas Jefferson once declared the snail flower “the most beautiful bean in the world” (the plant still grows today at his Monticello Gardens).
If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. 'Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. - Russell Page
Among gardeners, the snail flower is regarded as a beautiful complement to outdoor spaces– it reportedly has an extremely fragrant scent, somewhere between hyacinth and jasmine. The plant is relatively easy to grow as well– it does best in full sun and in high humidity, and can be sprouted from seed or propagated from cuttings without too much trouble. The vines grow quickly and tall, however, so be prepared with a trellis or wall for them to climb on (snail flowers can reach up to 20 feet!).
Pictures shown in our site are taken from partner gardens that are maintained by people with years of experience and knowledge in gardening. We want all our visitors to achieve the same results and as such, we encourage you to have some read through of the best practices and tips on the art of gardening. Every plants and flowers have different needs and it will take a lot of learning, patience and practice to achieve the best possible outcomes. We wish you all the luck. Have fun and happy planting!