Seed Store

Seed Store under construction! Opening March 2019. 

Resilience Design nursery is now offering seed packets, seed collections and a quarterly seed subscription. All my seeds are grown right here in North Portland. They are open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated and are grown organically.

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Seed Store gift certificates available in any amount.

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 Seed CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)  – Coming soon

Sign up for a year’s worth of seeds, delivered quarterly on the cross quarter days:

Connect with the rhythm of the year.

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Seed Collections –  Coming soon

Wild Greens Mix

Wild Greens Mix

Wild Greens Mix

Children’s Secret Garden

Pollinator Patch Mix

Moon Garden

Goth Shades

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Individual Seed Packets

Flowers and Herbs 

Yarrow foliage.

Yarrow foliage.

Western yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Organic
Native. White flowers in summer. Medicinal, use fresh or dried leaves for teas. A wonderful meadowscaping plant among bunch grasses and wildflowers, or just add to the edge of the veggie garden to provide habitat – great for attracting beneficial insects. Grows 12-24 inches tall.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Black Hollyhock (Alcea rosea ‘The Watchman’)

Black hollyhock

Black hollyhock

Deep maroon blossoms bloom all summer on spires up to 6′ tall. Adds drama to the cottage garden or large bouquets. Protect from rust fungus and weevils (I grow mine under an eave where they don’t get splashed with rain).

1 packet of seed, $3.50


Western mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana)  Organic

A silvery perennial in the aster family that forms colonies. Medicinal and magical. Grow in full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant.

1 packet of seed, $4.00


Narrow leaf milkweed

Narrow leaf milkweed

Narrowleaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)  Organic
Native. Perennial. Monarch butterfly host plant. Clusters of small, intricate pink flowers. Silky seed pods in fall. Grow in full sun, in average, well-drained or dry soil. Grows 24″ tall. Excellent on parking strips. Fiber plant used for cordage.

1 packet of seed, $4.00


Western milkweed flowers.

Western milkweed

Western milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)  Organic
Native. Perennial. Monarch butterfly host plant. Cool pink flowers. Silky seed pods in fall. Grow in full sun, in average, moist but well-drained or dry soil.

1 packet of seed, $4.00


Great Northern Aster

Great Northern Aster

Great Northern Aster (Aster modestus) Organic
Very pretty native perennial for sun to part shade. Long bloom season provides nectar for bees and butterflies. Spreads to form small colonies. 18-24″ tall.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Douglas aster in bloom.

Douglas aster in bloom.

Douglas Aster (Symphyotrichum subspicatum, formerly Aster subspicatusOrganic
Perennial. Native to our Willamette Valley meadows. A bee and butterfly favorite for late-season nectar. It’s also a host plant for skipper butterflies! Lavender flowers in late summer/fall. Grow in full sun to light shade, in average, dry or moist soil. Grows 3 ft. tall.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Calendula 'Zeolights'

Calendula ‘Zeolights’

Calendula ‘Zeolights’ (Calendula officinalisOrganic
A cheerful and helpful self-sowing annual blooms all summer long. Dry flowers for tea or many medicine uses. Sprinkle the petals on salads. Also a good dye plant. Attracts beneficial insects.

1 packet of seed, $3.25



Cilantro (Corriander) (Corriandrum sativum)  Organic
Essential for Mexican, Thai, and Indian cooking. Use leaves, flowers and seeds! Sow every few weeks for a constant fresh supply. Keep it well watered to slow down bolting, but when it does flower, leave it to attract beneficial insects and then you can harvest the seeds – corriander – when the plant dries out in fall.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Sweet pea ‘Maroon’ (Lathyrus odoratusOrganic

Dark reddish-purple flowers add fragrance to the garden and bouquets from spring to summer. Climbs a trellis or strings, to 4′ tall. Long stemmed.

1 packet of seed, $3.50


Douglas bladderpod  (Lesquerella douglasii ) Organic

Native plant that forms of mound with yellow flowers in summer. Seed pods are cool round balls arranged on stems.

1 packet of seeds $4.00


Welsh poppy, orange

Welsh poppy, orange

Welsh poppy, orange (Meconopsis cambrica var. aurantiacaOrganic

A lovely early summer bloomer with vivid tangerine colored petals and delicate stamens. Easy to grow in part sun, with occasional summer water. Prefers rich, organic soil. Reseeds lightly.

1 packet of seed, $3.50

 


Lacy phacelia

Lacy phacelia

Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)  Organic
Annual. Native to the SW United States. It’s a wonderful flower for bumble bees and other pollinators. Spirals of lavender flowers all summer. In the borage family. Grows 2′ tall and 2′ wide. Likes sun or part shade.

1 packet of seed, $3.50

 


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Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris var. longifoliaOrganic
Another Willamette Valley native meadow plant that is great for bees. The bumblebees in particular seem to like this one. It’s a low-growing, nearly evergreen plant with purple flowers all summer. Medicinal. Might reseed a bit. Great in rain gardens, woodland settings or meadows. Can tolerate a range of conditions, from sun to part shade, rather dry to moist soil.

1 packet of seed, $3.50


Giant Sunflower seedhead

Giant Sunflower seedhead

Giant sunflower (Helianthus annua)  Organic

Annual. The classic yellow giant sunflower. Tall and cheerful, great for bees and birdies. Fun for kids! Edible seeds.

1 packet of seed, $3.25  Sold out


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Buckwheat flowers.

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)  Organic
Annual. Summer cover crop and pollinator plant. Great for filling in blank space in the garden to prevent summer weeds and improve the soil. White flowers attract beneficial insects. The black seeds are a grain that can be cooked as cereal or ground to make a super nutritious, gluten-free flour for crepes, muffins or cookies.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


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White flowering tobacco

White flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)  Organic
Annual. Fragrant white flowers attract moths. Plant in sun to part shade, in average or moist, well-drained soil. Grows 2 to 4 ft. tall.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Bread seed poppy

Bread seed poppy

Breadseed poppy (Papaver sp.)  Organic

A vibrant mix of crimson and lavender poppies. Grow 2-3′ tall. Harvest seeds as soon as seedheads dry for use in baking. Seed heads are excellent in flower arrangements and for crafts.  Reseeding annual.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Meadow checkerbloom

Meadow checkerbloom

Meadow checkerbloom (Sidalcea campestris)  Organic
Tall spires of light pink flowers in summer. Attracts bumblebees. Northwest native that is excellent for meadows, raingardens and as a tall accent in perennial borders.

1 packet of seed, $3.50


Nasturtium ‘Black Velvet’ (Tropaeolum minusOrganic

Trailing vines with dark red blooms all summer and into fall. Edible blooms, leaves and immature seed pods (try pickling them for a caper-like delicacy!) Can be used as a trap crop for aphids.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Eco-Lawn Grass Seed (Mix of species)

Low growing blend of bunch grass and tiny flowers including clover. This is a great alternative to monoculture lawn if you need active play space for kids or pets or picnics, or want lawn paths in your yard. The clover fixes nitrogen in the air and makes is useable for surrounding plants: that’s right, this mix is self-fertilizing. The white clover grows well during the hot part of the summer when lawns are dormant and offers excellent forage for bees. Mow like regular lawn or as little as quarterly. Covers about 100 sq. ft. of lawn when over-seeding, or less if you are starting a new lawn. Talk with me if you need a larger quantity.

1 packet of seed, $4.00

(Ask about pricing for larger quantities)


Native meadow flowers

Native meadow flowers

Meadow Wildflower Seed (Mix of species)
Willamette Valley native wildflower meadow seed. This mix grows 18-24″ tall and has species that bloom in spring, summer and fall for continuous nectar flow. 75% of the species are perennial (they come back every year), 25% are reseeding annual species, many of which will bloom the first year. (1 ounce covers 400 sq. ft.)

1/2 ounce $14
1 ounce $26
(Ask about pricing for larger quantities)


 

Veggie Seeds

Orach

Orach

Orach, Purple mountain spinach (Atriplex hortensisOrganic

Vivid foliage provides welcome color in the veggie garden or flower beds. A reseeding annual, orach leaves are picked when young and produce through hot weather.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


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Amaranth seed heads drying over a cloth to catch the seeds.

Amaranth ‘Greek Giant’ (Amaranthus sp.)  Organic
Nutritious young leaves and seeds. Bright red/burgundy flowers heads and burgundy foliage are great in cut flower arrangements. Grows 4 – 6 ft. tall. May reseed itself. Also called ‘Red Giant’.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Perennial Spinach Chard

Perennial Spinach Chard

Perennial Spinach Chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla) Organic

Tender leaves with a flavor in between spinach and chard are produced year-round. Plant will grow for several years then bolt and produce seeds for the next crop. Can grow in full sun with regular water, or in partial shade.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


 

Kale ‘Red Russian’ (Brassica var.)  Organic
Hardy, nutritious greens. Blue-green foliage with a red stem.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Tuscan kale

Tuscan kale

Kale ‘Tuscan’ (Brassica var.)  Organic
Tasty, deep green leaves. Also known as Dinosaur or Lacinato kale.

1 packet of seed, $3.25

 


Giant Lamb's Quarter's 'Alice's Pink'

Giant Lamb’s Quarter’s ‘Alice’s Pink’

Lamb’s quarter’s ‘Alice’s Pink’ (Chenopodium giganteum)  Organic
Also called tree spinach, this Indian annual is related to spinach and quinoa. Bright magenta new growth. Pick new growth and small leaves for cooked greens or salad. Very nutritious. The seeds can be cooked or made into flour. Grows 4 to 10 ft. tall! Can also be used as a summer cover crop. May reseed itself.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Sea kale

Sea kale

Sea kale (Crambe maritima)  Organic
Perennial. Large blue-green leaves. Eat the early, tender shoots. White flowers in summer attract beneficial insects.

1 packet of seed, $4.00


Dancing gourd

Dancing gourd

Dancing gourd (Curcurbita pepo var.) Organic

A fun annual vine that produces copious amounts of small, striped gourds. The fresh or dried gourds are a traditional toy, play games as you would with a spinning top. Dried, the gourds make lovely decorations, little rattles, carved spoons or small containers.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Cardoon (Cynara cardunculusOrganic

Closely related to artichoke but hardier. Silver foliage to 5′ tall with dramatic stems to 10′ tall. Pick the new leaves in early spring and cook the stems as vegetable, or harvest the small chokes in early summer. I first ate the stem baked in a white sauce in a university cafeteria in Italy. Bees love the bright purple flowers. Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Garden cress (Lepidium sativumOrganic

Garden cress can grow just about anywhere, providing peppery greens for salads. Reseeding annual. The seed heads are pretty in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Lettuce mix

Lettuce mix

Lettuce ‘Overlook Mix’ (Lactuca var.)  Organic
Local varieties including pink-speckled, burgundy and green-ruffled.

1 packet of seed, $3.25

 


Mouse Melons

Mouse Melons

Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) Organic

Tiny, cute cucumbers are striped like melons. Also know as Mexican sour gherkins or cucamelons. Grow like any curcabit in full sun with plenty of water. Tiny yellow blossoms are pollinated by honeybees and other bees.

1 packet of seed, $3.50


Parsnip (Pastinaca sativaOrganic

A nutritious winter root vegetable. Long white taproots best harvested after weather gets cold. Can be stored in the ground for winter harvest in mild climates. Roast with other root vegetables for a nourishing side dish, add to soups or grate into quick breads and morning muffins.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


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Pole bean ‘Kew Blue’

Pole bean ‘Kew Blue’ (Phaseolus vulgaris)  Organic
Tender purple pole beans from early to very late in the season. This variety thrive even when planted in cool, damp soil. I planted in April last year and harvested from June through October! The long, slender beans are blueish-purple but turn green when cooked. Very productive. Vines grow 5-10′. About 50 seeds per pack.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Romano beans

Romano beans

Pole bean ‘Romano’ (Phaseolus vulgaris)  Organic
66 days. Wide green beans can be eaten when pods are slender or full. Wonderful in Italian dishes with olive oil. Can be eaten fresh, steamed, frozen or canned. Vines grow 5-8′. About 30 seeds per pack. Plant after danger of frost has passed and soil is warm (mid- to late May.)

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Dwarf Grey Sugar Pod Pea (Pisum sativumOrganic

Heirloom climbing pea with edible, tender pods and edible purple/pink flowers. Also makes good pea shoot for early season salads and sautes! Vines grow 3-4′. Very productive.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


 

Erba stella (Plantago coronopusOrganic 

An annual green also known as minutina, staghorn or star grass (the translation of the Italian name). Native to Mediterranean sea shore.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Red dock

Red dock

Red dock (Rumex sanguineusOrganic
Beautiful red veined foliage is wonderful in spring salads. Light sorrel/spinach flavor. Grows 24″ tall, with brown seed heads in fall. Likes sun or partial shade.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Corn Mâchè

Corn Mâchè

Mâchè (Valerianella locusta)
Organic
Say ‘mahsh’ (rhymes with squash). One of the hardiest of winter greens, this tender salad green can take cold temperatures and frost with no problem. It has a mild, nutty flavor. Harvest leaves or whole plants before it goes to flower. Also known as corn salad, lamb’s lettuce, field salad and a host of other common names, many referring to the fact that it was also gathered from grain fields.

1 packet of seed, $3.25


Questions? Special requests? Ask Mulysa: mulysa@resiliencedesign.com

Disclaimer: All information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or illnesses. Consult a health professional for medical advice.

All photos and content copyright Mulysa Melco/Resilience Design 2019

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