A few years ago I requested a catalog from Burpee but I never got it. My zip code is probably not seen as very desirable to people in the gardening business so I pretty much stick to buying retail. That's the case with Burpee, I couldn't tell you what is in their catalog but I can tick off what I like that they're offering in retail settings. I really enjoying growing my own plants from seeds and I buy from whoever is selling them. This year though the Burpee seeds at Home Depot seem to be uninspired and there isn't much for an ornamentalist like myself to choose from.
I wanted to buy the Burpee 'Cypress Vine' seed pack I saw at Home Depot but didn't because it looked to be mislabeled to me. The name of the seed pack says 'Cypress Vine' but if you look at the photo of the plant is isn't what is commonly called 'Cypress Vine'-it is 'Cardinal Climber.' I already grow a mix of pink, red and white Cypress Vine and posted pictures of it in the post "When I collected Cypress Vine Seeds". You can look at the photos in that entry and compare them to the photos of the packet at Home Depot. I also have pictures of a pink and white Cypress Vine flower.They're in the same family and very similar looking except 'Cypress Vine' has the prettier shaped flowers (they look like 5 point stars) and nicer foliage than 'Cardinal Climber'. If I'm not mistaken I believe Burpee is also selling the mix of 'Cypress Vine' I already grow but I didn't bother to check the labeling and didn't notice this "mistake" until I was uploading the photo to this entry.
The other vine I think you should try is Thunbergia Spanish Eyes. I don't grow this one but I do grow the more common Black-Eyed Susan Vine and will be buying Spanish Eyes. It produces great foliage that grows quickly up a fence to create a privacy screen for your garden-also looks great as a trailing plant in containers. I was looking through a houseplant book from the '50s recently and was surprised to see Black-Eyed Susan vine listed as an indoor plant. I'll have to remember to grow mine in a pot and try it out as a houseplant. Two years ago I saw Black-Eyed Suan Vine for sale in a garden center and they were going for $15.00 and were pretty small plants. I'm glad I like to grow plants from seeds as much as I do.
If you're new to growing plants from seeds here are some tutorials to help you get started:
Seed starting in plastic soda bottles
Seed starting in plastic baggies
Seed starter pots from news paper
Home made seed pots
Paper tube seed pot holders