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While vegetables are food for the body, flowers are food for the soul. And for beneficial insects too! I've come to love growing flowers in and amongst my vegetables. Their presence not only brightens up the garden, but feeds a diversity of pollinators. From wild bees and butterflies to hover flies and ladybugs (fun fact: ladybugs rely on pollen and nectar in periods of few aphids).
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Mixed Cleome - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Mixed Cleome
Price: $2.00

Cleome hassleriana - A stunning annual flower. Also known as Spider Flower, it blooms with tall spikes of showy pink and purple spider-like flowers. Very tolerant of hot, dry weather, they keep on blooming and growing taller until the first frost. Bees love them. 100+ seeds
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Mixed Calendula - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Mixed Calendula
Price: $2.00

(Calendula officinalis) - This sunny annual is among the very easiest to grow. The flowers can be used in herbal teas or the petals added to salads. Calendula flower resin is very soothing for inflamed skin. Mostly orange and yellow flowers, with some blended multi-colours. 75+ seeds (1.5 grams)

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Autumn Beauty Sunflower - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Autumn Beauty Sunflower
Price: $2.00

A vibrant mix of yellow, red, orange and multi-coloured flowers. The plants are branching and medium sized, growing from 4 to 7 feet with lots of small flower heads. Maybe our most showy and ornamental sunflower variety, our garden visitors couldn't help but stop and talk about them. 60+ seeds (1 g)

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Mammoth Russian Sunflower - Annapolis Seeds - Owen Bridge - Nova Scotia Canada
Mammoth Russian Sunflower
Price: $2.00

These giant sunflowers live up to their name! Huge single heads on top of mammoth stalks, the biggest specimens in our sunflower forest were 12 feet tall with heads as big as garbage can lids. The large striped seeds are good people food or bird food. 50 seeds (5 g)

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Arikara Sunflower - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Arikara Sunflower
Price: $2.00

Ranges from 4 to 8 feet in height, with both single and multiple heads on sturdy stalks. Seeds range from black to grey displaying lots of diversity. Probably best described as a landrace. 100 seeds (6 g)

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Bachelor's Buttons - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Bachelor's Buttons
Price: $2.00

aka Corn Flower. Easy to grow annual, with blue, pink, white and mauve blossoms produced on 24" plants. An excellent nectar source for pollinators. 100+ seeds (0.5 g)

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1,000 Year Old Tobacco - Annapolis Seeds
1,000 Year Old Tobacco
Price: $2.00

(Nicotiana rustica) - The story that came with these seeds, is that they were discovered in pottery sealed with pitch at a burial site near the Great Lakes. Amazingly, a few seeds still germinated. I've yet to find details to confirm their story, but in any case, this is a tobacco that's been grown in our region for many millennia! Beautiful plants with broad fuzzy leaves, quite distinct looking compared to commercial varieties. Mainly a ceremonial tobacco, this variety isn't commonly smoked (I hear it tastes quite harsh). Several hundred seeds

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Cosmos Mix - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Cosmos Mix
Price: $2.00

A mixture of pinks, reds, whites and multi-colours... no two plants are quite the same shade. Plants grow to 5 feet tall with beautiful ferny foliage. Spectacular grown en-masse. We like to grow them in long rows among the vegetable beds, which has the added benefit of attracting bees and pollinators to the garden. 70+ seeds (0.5 g)


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Sweet Annie - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Sweet Annie
Price: $2.00

Artemesia annua - aka; Sweet Wormwood. I first encountered this magically scented herb at the Common Ground Fair in Maine. Sweet Annie headdresses are a Fair tradition which fill the whole grounds with fragrant earthy wafts. Use the flowering branches in wreaths and floral arrangements. The flowers aren’t showy but the aroma lingers for months. An extremely easy to grow annual herb, start the tiny seeds inside in early spring and transplant out when the weather has warmed. The plants reach a height of 4-5 feet, and will happily self-sow. Several hundred seeds


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Ziar Breadseed Poppy - Annapolis Seeds
Ziar Breadseed Poppy
Price: $2.00

Both beautiful and edible! This is a poppy selected for eating, with huge seedheads that don’t shatter before you pick them. The large (relatively speaking) grey seeds are great for baking. Big white blossoms with pink centres. From Ziar, Slovakia. Several hundred seeds


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