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Herbs

Herbs are a great addition to any garden, especially if you’re a cook—what’s better than having fresh herbs?
We have a great selection of herbs, but as always, we have the best selection the third week in April, so the early bird does get the worm!
If you are looking for a specific variety please call or email, here is a basic list of what we carry:

Lavender—7 different varieties. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean where it grows in sunny, stony habitats. Today, it flourishes throughout southern Europe, Australia, and the United States. Lavender is a heavily branched short shrub that grows to a height of roughly 60 centimeters with erect, rod-like, leafy, green shoots. A silvery down covers the gray-green narrow leaves, which are oblong and tapered, attached directly at the base, and curled spirally. The oil in lavender's small, blue-violet flowers gives the herb its fragrant scent. The flowers are arranged in spirals of 6 - 10 blossoms, forming interrupted spikes above the foliage.

Rosemary—7 varieties. Rosemary is a native of the Mediterranean regions of Europe. Rosemary can grow as tall as 5 ft, producing strongly scented, leathery leaves used in perfumes and seasonings.

Mints—6 varieties. Native to the Mediterranean, mint is now grown virtually worldwide. Mints thrive in cool and moist places but will grow virtually anywhere.

Thymes—9 varieties. Thyme is the leaf of a low-growing shrub in the mint family called Thymus vulgaris. Its tiny grayish-green leaves rarely are greater than one-fourth inch long.

Oregano—5 varieties. It may grow two feet tall with a rounded, sprawling spread of 18 inches. White or pinkish-purple flower spikelets appear in mid to late summer.

Sages—7 varieties. Sage is a perennial evergreen shrub. Sage grows about 60 cm high.. At the end of the summer the sage plant forms attractive purplish flowers. All parts of the sage plant have a strong and typical scent.

Basil—6 varieties. Basil has round, often pointed leaves. Its highly fragrant leaves are used as a seasoning herb for a variety of foods but has become very popular as the main ingredient in pesto.

Also, we many more herbs too numerous to list. Please call or email if you cannot find what you are looking for.