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ANNUALS, BIENNIALS AND PERENNIALS
Annuals are plants which complete their life cycle, flowering and going to seed in their 1st year. They have the longest bloom season.
Biennials grow strong plants in their 1st season which bloom in their 2nd season and self-seed, then die providing their own replacements for the next year. Selfperpetuating. Perennials’ leaves die back in winter and renew growth each spring. Some bloom 1st yr. from seed and others start in their 2nd yr. They often live for decades. Bloom time is generally shorter.
Although we are based in Ontario, our seeds go to many countries and so we have chosen varieties which will thrive in a wide diversity of climates. Annuals generally do not require zoning but rather have cultural requirements, which you will see with the listings. Perennials will have their zones indicated as a guide. We welcome any input on your findings. Zones go as follows, indicating lowest temperature in winter:
Click here to view a map of climate zones.
A NOTE ON BUTTERFLIES
We have come to learn that in many parts of North America butterflies are disappearing at an increasing rate, greatly due to habitat destruction and lack of food sources. When making your seed selections, please take note of this symbol. There are so many other winged and feathered creatures that we can invite into our gardens, giving us the pleasure of their company and giving them the food for their survival. Please let us know of your experiences and feel free to recommend other flowers with pleasing characteristics. We’ll consider including them in our stock.
A WORD ON DEADHEADING
Done in the early evening, a glass of your favourite beverage in one hand and snippers in the other, a round of deadheading in the garden can actually be a pleasant chore. A chance to admire your fine work, removing spent blooms as you go. Not only will it keep your plants looking fresh, it also prevents them from running to seed, a signal to the plant that it can finish flowering. In many flowering plants deadheading will prolong both bloom time and quantity of blooms. A worthwhile task indeed.
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ANY PROBLEMS? If you had any troubles germinating our seeds last year please let me know when you send in this year’s order. (You may also fax us at 705-295- 4035) We try not to carry flowers that are difficult to grow from seed. Our hope is for you to experience success and joy with your gardening ventures.
Thank you for choosing Florabunda Seeds. We are growing and are glad to have you as our growing partner! Your letters, stories, suggestions and photos are a joy to receive
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