The Pineapple Sage, ‘Salvia elegans’, is a semi-woody, mostly herbaceous shrub, 3-5 ft. in height with an open-branched, airy habit.Like most mints, pineapple sage has square stems. The bruised foliage of Pineapple sage really does smell like fresh pineapple.The red tubular flowers emerge in August. Use pineapple sage in the center of beds and borders, where its open, airy structure will not hide other plantings. It will grow to shrub size in a single season.Pineapple sage is often grown as an annual and often grown in containers. Northern gardeners can cut pineapple sage back and dig it up in autumn to overwinter indoors.The sages are tough and easy to grow and many attract butterflies and hummingbirds.The fresh leaves of pineapple sage are used in fruit salads and drinks. Crush a few fragrant leaves into hot or iced tea for a flavorful treat.The delicious flowers add color and flavor to salads and desserts.Pineapple sages make a stunning center piece or border plant!* Fragrant* Cooking* Ornamental .
The Italian Parsley, Petroselinum crispum, has flat leaves that make this a preferred plant of gourmets.The Parsley Italian Dark Green Flat is prized by gourmets as the most flavorful of all parsley’s. The flat-leaved parsley is superior for flavor.Do you love and grow roses? Grown near roses, parsley is thought to improve the scent and health of roses.The leaf of the Flat Parsley is larger than Green River Parsley. The flat, dark leaf appears on fleshy stems 8 to 10 inches long. Parsley is quite cold hardy and stays green and harvestable through much of the winter, even in cold climates.The Italian Dark Green Flat Parsley is the variety preferred by gourmet cooks. It both enhances and dilutes strong flavors such as onions or garlic.Their culinary uses include salads, soups, butters, fish, and poultry.Flat Parsley is a very nutritious herb containing large quantities of vitamins and mineral such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.They are great in window boxes and pots either inside or outside. Plant in the spring in well-drained soil.* Flavorful* High in vitamin C* Cooks delight .
Allium ((USDA Organic) Chives, Allium schoenoprasum ‘(Chives)’, is a grass onion that has tube shaped leaves with pink flowers. Oils said to have anti-fungal and insecticide properties. Nice companion plant in gardens. Attractive garden border. When used for cooking, it has a delicate onion flavor. Chop generously on seafood, especially salmon.Flowers can be gently fried in batter, or try scattering the florets on your salad for color and taste. Flavors are diminished by cooking so sprinkle over foods at last minute. Medicinal: Steam from boiled leaves used as a decongestant..
The Rosemary plant, ‘Rosmarinus officinalis’, has a piney flavor and is a must for lamb, pork, poultry, carrots, and peas.Rosemary is an excellent container herb for indoors and adds a wonderful aroma. The very aromatic smell of the rosemary will make you fall in love with this herb.The Rosemary has very narrow grey-green needlelike leaves that are 1/2 to 1 inch long.Rosemary compliments pork, fish, lamb, poultry, wild game, mushrooms and potatoes. Add some rosemary to soups and sauces for a little something extra.Steeped in boiled water and inhaled, Rosemary will help clear your head if you have a cold.It is very refreshing in bath water and helps make very aromatic potpourris.Both the leaves and the flowers are edible.Common Rosemary has great versatility in landscapes, containers, and gardens.* Fragrant* Evergreen in warm climates* Anti-oxidant properties .
Lemon Thyme is the same size as English Thyme, but it has a strong lemony flavor. Excellent on chicken or any time you want a lemon flavor without citrus. Beautiful golden variegated leaves. One of the best thymes for culinary use. This perennial plant comes in our large 4 1/2″ pots..
Can’t get enough chocolate into your life? Grow your own! Chocolate Mint is a wonderful peppermint variety that smells just like chocolate and has some sweetness, too. The plant has attractive purplish-dark green leaves. When planted in the ground, it spreads rapidly. Chop up the leaves and mix them with fresh ripe strawberries for a tasty treat. Chocolate Mint leaves also make a great tea. Each plant is grown in a 4.5″ pot..
The Stevia, ‘Stevia’ rebaudiana, is a tender perennial, native to semi-humid subtropical regions.Stevia is a natural sweetener that is non-glycemic and non-caloric, but is 10 times sweeter than sugar. Just biting into a leaf is like tasting a sugar cube. A couple of leaves can sweeten a pot of tea or coffee!This plant will grow to about 1-2 feet tall and wide. We ship in our large 4 1/2″ pots. This plant is an annual and grows well in full sun. ‘Stevia’ is tolerant of most soil types, but prefers a sandy loam. Any well-drained soil that produces a good crop of vegetables should work for ‘Stevia’.‘Stevia’ can be a rewarding herb to grow and will fit nicely into a small garden. It doesn’t like to dry out, but standing water will encourage rot and disease. Using raised beds will prevent “wet feet,” while an organic mulch and frequent watering ensure a constant supply of moisture.* Natural sweetness* Rewarding herb* Tender perennial .
Beta Bright Lights (USDA Organic) Chard, Beta vulgaris ‘Bright Lights (Chard)’, is a multicolor chard was a 1998 All-America Selections winner. It has stems of many colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. The taste is milder than ordinary chard, with each color a bit different. Grown as an “edible ornamental”, you can see why it is an attractive plant for food gardens. The colors are due to plant pigments called betalains, and these stalks hold tender, bright-green leaves. To avoid fibrous, bitter leaves, keep soil evenly moist and mulch to conserve moisture. Water with compost or manure tea every month. Best planted in containers or a flower bed border..
Curly Parsley is a must-have herb for the kitchen. The plant is pretty and the tender leaves are flavorful! Parsley can be used for almost anything in cooking– from Italian dishes to an attractive garnish for salads. Easy-to-grow parsley is probably the most commonly used herb in the world. The flavor of parsley is mild but it brings out the full taste of other foods and add color and vitamins. Parsley is also known for its ability to correct bad breath which is why it was always used as a plate garnish. Our large 4 1/2″ pots make this a full beautiful plant ready to use when you receive it..
The Sage, ‘Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’, has broad gray leaves that grow great in herb planters and in a compact in garden.Berggarten Sage can be used in any recipe using Garden Sage. Berggarten Sage is a special selection of the common Garden Sage.Berggarten translates to mountain garden which is one of the gardening areas of a larger estate, Herrenhauser, in Hanover, Germany.The bright green growth of the new leaves becomes soft downy gray older growth. Grown in full sun the plant develops a purplish cast. The large oval leaves are a change from the narrow pointed leaves of Garden Sage, but the flavor is just as good or better.Berggarten Sage rarely blooms and this helps to extend the life of this short lived perennial. Trim often by taking three or four inches of new growth.Plant in a full sun location.This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Berggarten has average water needs. So water regularly and do not over water.Optimum pH level 5.5 to 6.5* Excellent container plant* Strong scented leaves .
This adorable and handy set fits perfectly on a windowsill, providing fresh herbs right in your kitchen, where you cook! Our copper containers with verdigris are a beautiful accent color for most decor. The Windowsill 3 Herb Planter Set comes with three culinary herb plants–Sweet Basil, Parsley and Oregano. The planter set is approximately 14″ long (including handles) by 3 1/2″ wide. Also includes growing instructions. Makes a great gift for yourself or for your favorite kitchen gardener..
The Peppermint, ‘Mentha silvestris crispa’, is a spreading plant with numerous upright shoots that may reach a height of 2 feet.Dark green leaves are produced from reddish stems. Peppermint grows best in moist soils.Peppermint makes a refreshing herbal tea. Use 2 TBSPS. of fresh or 1 TBSP. dried for each cup of tea and steep for 5 minutes. The aromatic foliage has a classic peppermint flavor.Use fresh leaves in salads and iced teas. To control vigorous spreading habit of mints plant in containers sunk into the ground.Peppermint blooms in the summer.Allow about 18-24″ between plants in beds or borders. Water 2-3 times per week until established.Peppermint is thought to have and is frequently used to relieve stomach and bowel spasms and promote the expulsion of flatus.Herbal users promote drinking peppermint tea during meals or after meals to aid digestion.Lots of fresh mint leaves, chopped with some whole for garnish, improves every fruit salad and most green salads.* Grow inside or outside* Easy to grow* Wonderful flavor .
False Chamomile, Boltonia diffusa, is a low daisy-like flower that grows 2 – 8 inches tall. It has many branched stems with finely divided leaves that give it an almost feathery look. The flowers are highly aromatic when crushed and are used to cleanse and soothe the skin. German Chamomile is very affective for treating sensitive, dry, chapped skin and used to treat digestive problems since the 1st century AD. It is also valuable for treating pain, indigestion, acidity, gas, gastritis, bloating, and colic.Chamomile is easy to cultivate and will grow in virtually any soil with decent drainage. It prefers full sun and requires some moisture to grow. Once it goes to seed, you will always have more of it. It is usually spring sown, but in warmer regions it can be sown in the late fall for an earlier spring harvest. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only.”.
Rosmarinus (USDA Organic) Rosemary, Arp, Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Rosemary, Arp’, is a tall, stout shrub growing 4 – 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide in zones 6 – 8. The leathery leaves are long, narrow, and tend to turn in on them.Rosemary, Arp produces small flowers that are pale blue, white, or pink. Aroma: The oil is extracted by steam distillation and has multiple applications in aromatherapy. Cosmetic: An ingredient in shampoos and conditioners used to decrease dandruff and works as a tonic to stimulate.The flavor has been described as a cross between sage and lavender with a touch of ginger and camphor. It is great for use with greens, meats, and eggs; excellent with tofu. Medicinal: A very strong antioxidant. It can be used to increase circulation, reduce headaches, and fight both bacterial and fungal infections.Harvest Rosemary anytime by snipping the ends of the stems. This will cause your plant to bush out. If you do not want it to bush, pull off a few leaves or sprays. Never take more than 20% of the plant.Rosemary is so much better fresh because it dries into tough little sticks that stick in your teeth or ruin the consistency of culinary dishes. Besides drying, you can freeze whole sprigs. When you need some, remove from the stem. Frozen rosemary is stronger than fresh.* Small flowers* Leathery leaves* Medicinal uses.
Wonderful, prolific, full flavored Orange Mint has a bergamot-type orange flavor.This prolific spreading plant is a great ground cover. If you want to curtail the spread of this plant, it is best to containerize or box it.This plant will thrive in damp, wet soils and partial shade.Orange mint provides a great flavor for teas, iced or hot. Use fresh leaves in salads or in a sauce for fish or lamb.Orange Mint blooms in late summer and they are fragrant.Cut back to soil level in the fall.Each plant is grown in a 4.5″ pot.* Nutritious* Easy to grow* Fresh is best!.