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'Bee kind, bee calm, bee safe:' B.C. seed company honours Dr. Henry

West Coast Seeds has created a Cosmos flower pollinator blend in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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November 19, 2020 - 6:30 AM

A Delta company is paying homage to B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer with a new seed mix that bring bees to the garden and supports the Food Bank. 

West Coast Seeds just launched the Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend, a cosmos flower seed blend meant to embody Dr. Henry's bright and cheerful style, with vivid pink, yellow, orange and snow-white blooms.

All profits will be donated to Food Banks Canada, Dr. Henry's charity of choice.

The flowers attract important pollinators like bees and beetles to the garden and promotes biodiversity.  

"In British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry is a household name," West Coast Seeds states on their website.

"Her calm and measured leadership through a challenging and uncertain year has protected countless lives and relieved much of the stress that B.C. residents faced."

The seed mix, designed to to give hope to gardeners for the coming spring, honours her contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic by bearing her name. Cosmos are resilient, easy to grow, and flourish in poor soil.

Cosmos are easy to grow, and bloom with bright white, pink, and yellow flowers.
Cosmos are easy to grow, and bloom with bright white, pink, and yellow flowers.
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To order the Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend click here. 


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