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HERBS

So, you would like to have some fresh herbs to enhance your favorite dishes but you don't want to have to till and maintain a separate garden just dedicated to herbs - NOT A PROBLEM.  Most herbs are so beautiful, they can often be worked into your existing annual or perennial gardens.  Also, many herbs can be grown successfully in containers set out in your garden or in a sunny area on a porch or patio.  In our large greenhouse, we will be offering a selection of 25-30 varieties of culinary herbs which you can enjoy all season long.

Herbs in 4" square pots will be available for $4.50 each or 3 for $12.75.Here are five simple ways to incorporate herbs into your landscape:

  • Take just two feet along one side of a pathway or sidewalk and plant with herbs.
  • Grow herbs in planters and window boxes along the sunny side of the house.
  • Grow herbs inside on a sunny windowsill.  Parsley, rosemary and chives grow well indoors.
  • Build a raised bed on top of a patch of lawn near the house.
  • Add herbs to an existing vegetable or flower garden.

In the smaller of our greenhouses, you will find a selection of 4 - 5 varieties of lavender plants such as the NEW 'Super Blue'.  Super Blue is a hardy Zone 4 variety that has rich blue flowers on silver grey foliage.  'Phenomenal', also a Zone 4 lavender is offered again this year.  Phenomenal is an English lavender with rich purple flowers and can grow to a height of 32 inches.  Other reliable varieties such as 'Provence' and 'Munstead' will also be offered.

The smaller house will also have a nice selection of the very popular Fairy Garden Plants; these little beauties are very popular with gardeners of all ages.   The Garden Shed will also have a selection of fairy garden accessories.  A large selection of sempervivums (chicks and hens) including sempervivum 'Oddity'... it's name says it all..... not your ordinary chick and hen.  It has lime green tubular leaves with open crimson tips.  You most likely won't find 'ODDITY' at the box stores.  Last year we offered succulent "temperennials" in two inch pots and they were a big hit with many of our customers who used them as annuals in fairy gardens as well as using them for house plants - SMALL plants but BIG-time gardening fun!

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"Behold the flowers that deck the field,
the gentle breeze perfuming,
and tender herbs their fragrance yield,
are health and life defusing."
 
... Herb Catalog ~ Harvard Shaker Community, Harvard, Massachusetts, 1843
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Bloodroot - A Sure Sign of Spring !

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