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"What Burpee's Seeds Have Done For Me"

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Nature speaks a wonderful language, and a "close communion with her visible saints," as the poet puts it, helps me to understand. Using Burpee's seeds for 25 years, I have come to feel that the work of Burpee in furnishing the world with seeds for reproduction is the most wonderful, next to reproduction of animal life, that exists today. Good seed is like good animal breeding stock, and exercising the same care and the same thoroughness exhibited by the purebred stock producer, the House of Burpee has established a reputation for producing and furnishing the best.

Year after year I have planted Burpee's seeds, and with unvarying regularity have reaped bountifully, and in pursing the work I have come to appreciate more fully the wonderful reproductive ability of nature. Foliage, flowers, growth, all have a deeper meaning, more especially after finding that there is a general similarity in all plant life and in fact a remarkable resemblance to that of human growth itself.

Burpee's seeds have therefore mean^[[t]] to me a deeper unfolding of the truth that all nature is akin, the fruition of a great scheme by the Master Builder of the Universe. 

[[signed]]John K. Coe [[/signed]]

112 S. Fourth St. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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