The Silent Seed relocates to Lanesville

Greetings Friends of The Silent Seed!

You may remember that I recently relocated my business from Magnolia to the blue church on Route 127, in Lanesville. I am proud to announce the grand opening of The Silent Seed at this new, fantastic location! The “new” store is much bigger and better. Over 3,500 square feet of lush tropical rainforest, vegetables, herbs, water gardens, and perennials await your viewing and purchasing pleasure! I welcome you all to come and visit.

New hours of operation: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,12:00 to 8 pm.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, by appointment.

Current payment options include Cash, Check, or Paypal.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jude Platteborze. I own The Silent Seed, an exotic plant store. My goal is to help you discover the joy, beauty, peace, and healing that plants offer. Plants really do make a huge difference in our living spaces and surround-ings. I have a unique, extensive collection of rare and exotic plants both inside and out. As always, special orders are welcome in the event that the plant does not yet live at The Silent Seed.


There is an extensive inventory of rare and unusual evergreen trees and bushes for that special location in your yard, or for any other place on your outdoor property. Thank you to Olio Gardens for making this possible!

I have continued my connection with a supplier and grower of rare Clivias in China, and have some outstanding specimens to share.

I came across a fantastic opportunity to acquire some truly unique Desert Roses. These are a rare succulent from Africa, and form weird, unique “fattened” trunks, with beautiful pink and white flowers most of the year.

Angel Trumpet Trees (Brugmansia) are enjoying the store-length windows, and are becoming lush. These would be a great addition to an empty sunny space in your house, or outside during the warmer months. These have fantastic, huge, intensely fragrant flowers of many different colors.

Keep checking for the arrival of WATER PLANTS! Some of us have ponds, and the time is very close, to get plants for them.



The Desert Roses, and the Hellebores, are especially floriferous this year, and look beautiful! Hellebores are a very hardy perennial plant that does well in part shade, full shade, or indirect sun. In full bloom now. Don’t miss out on this rare one!


Here are some examples of the new seedlings that are ready to go, but there are hundreds not listed.

Golden Rain Tree

Hardy OrangeThese really are hardy!

Flying Dragon Hardy Orange – rare contorted version of the above!

Japanese Pagoda Tree

Chinese Parasol Tree


Morning Glories many types and colors



Pepperssweet and hot

Assorted flowering annuals


African Aloedirect from South Africa

You may remember my newsletter describing Amorphophallus konjac. These rare, unique, easy-care bulbs are about to start growing again, and yes, some are even old enough to bloom this year, or next. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!


The Silent Seed is an all-natural, green business. I believe in a non-invasive, non-chemical approach to growing plants. I use absolutely no chemicals, fertilizers, or sprays of any sort. What they do receive is plenty of water, care, and love. You will see that they flourish and thrive with this approach.

The Silent Seed, where there is a plant for everybody!

Thank you very much for reading this newsletter. I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Best Wishes,


Jude Platteborze, Owner

The Silent Seed

984 Washington St.

Lanesville, MA 01930

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