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Ficus carica 'Neveralla'

Also known as Osborne Prolific, this fig produces a pretty small to medium sized fruit that is purple with yellowish stripes and a rosy interior.  Yum! more->

Bryophyllum daigremontianum

Mother of millions not only inspires wonder and fascination because its little plantlets are so easy to break off and grow into entirely new plants, but it also makes a very nice soothing external... more->

Aloe sinkatana

Native to Sinkat, Sudan, this aloe is similar to Aloe vera in its form and medicinal properties.  The Hadendowa people use it to treat stomach and skin issues.

When it's protected... more->

Thymus fragrantissimus 'Orange scented'

Orange scented fragrant thyme has a compact growth form with small leaves more similar to French thyme and German winter thyme than any of the other varieties.  What sets it apart is the scent -... more->

Diospyrus virginiana

Although American persimmons are smaller than their Asian counterparts found in grocery stores, they are just as sweet, juicy, and delicious!  While the Japanese Fuyu or Hachiya are grown... more->

Cistus incanus creticus

This fuzzy-leaved rock rose makes a smaller, more compact shrub than the pink orchid or white rock roses.  While the others easily reach 3-4ft tall, this variety grows to be a perfectly shaped 2ft... more->

Ficus carica 'Lattarula'

The tasty fruit of this variety has yellow-green skin and a honey colored interior.  These are the largest figs we've ever grown.  Boy, are they sweet!  There is a reason this one is named after... more->

Cistus x hybridus

This rock rose has broad, wavy leaves with delicate, triangular tips and paper white flowers. more->

Umbellularia californica

Native to northern California and Oregon, this hardwood shrub in the laurel family grows in sunny or shady hillside forests.  I've seen it in moist coastal forests as well as in sun drenched... more->

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

'Munstead' is an English lavender that is well-known for its heat tolerance and compact form.  The tall spikes of deep purple fragrant blossoms are more densely flowered than 'Vera'. more->

Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset'

This beautiful perennial is not only fragrant but also hardy and drought tolerant.  The silvery foliage grows about a foot tall with huge spikes of neon orange and red flowers another foot above... more->

Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Soaproot is native to sunny meadows and oak woodlands of northern California and southwestern Oregon.  Like other plants in the agave family, it grows strap-shaped leaves in a basal rosette, then... more->

Rhodiola rosea

We have both Scandinavian and Russian cultivars of this alpine astringent and tonic herb.  Accustomed to sunny, well-drained, high-elevation rocky meadows, we've been able to grow this plant in... more->

Origanum vulgare 'Italian'

This oregano variety has spicy flavor, slightly fuzzy leaves, and a upright, spreading habit.  While our compact and golden oreganos have very mild flavor, this Italian variety will perk up any... more->

Vitis vinifera 'Himrod'

'Himrod' is an excellent sweet green seedless table grape.  It is very productive. Fruits turn golden when ripe, which is usually late summer.  It is self-pollinating.  Very easy to grow and... more->

Vitis vinifera 'Canadice'

Canadice is a delicious seedless red table grape.  It ripens at the later end of grape season, in early fall.  Canadice is self-pollinating.  Very easy to grow and drought tolerant. more->

Vitis vinifera 'Glenora'

Glenora is a concord -type seedless grape. Grapes are medium to large size and have a deep dark blue color.  It is self-pollinating.  Very easy to grow and drought tolerant. more->

Hypericum perforatum

Although some refer to it as St. John’s Wort, Susan Weed conjures up the bravery of Joan of Arc in reference to the healing properties of this herb. It is listed as a noxious weed in many western... more->

Lomatium dissectum

Native to well-drained hillsides in the Willamette Valley and the greater Pacific Northwest, this handsome perennial is the subject of an explosion of research for use as an antibacterial and... more->

Hippophae rhamnoides

Seaberries are tart and delicious golden fruit about the size of a lentil, borne in large quantities along the thorny stems of this shrub.  The berries are packed with fifteen times the vitamin C... more->

Ficus carica 'Monstrueuse'

Also known as Grosse Monstrueuse de Lipari, this fig is named for an island in italy and known for its delicious fruit and large leaves.  It has faintly striped and mottled green and purplish skin... more->

Vitis vinifera 'red'

Grapes are very easy to grow and maintain and never fail to produce abundant crops.  This red variety is espcially sweet and ripens later than the green and purple varieties we grow. more->

Vitis vinifera 'green'

Grapes are very easy to grow and maintain and never fail to produce abundant crops.  This is a sweet and delicious table grape. It is the earliest to ripen of the grapes we grow. It is very... more->

Cistus x purpureus 'Pink'

This variety of rock rose has narrow, resinous leaves and stunning, crinkly pink flowers with four central maroon spots. more->

Ribes aureum

'Golden' currant is larger than the european currants that we grow.  It is vigorous and can grow in a variety of soil types and habitats, up to 9 feet tall.  It has beautiful clusters of yellow... more->

Morus x 'Illinois Everbearing'

Because the fruits on 'Illinois Everbearing' ripen over a period of a few months, not all at once, its is nice to have a shorter plants for harvesting them often. The fruit is dark purple and has... more->

Ficus carica 'Desert King'

'Desert King' is a very good choice for the Northwest. It is early to ripen, productive, and has excellent flavor. Sweet and delicious fruits with green skin and pink pulp ripen in late July or... more->

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

One of the most popular upright rosemary varieties, Tuscan Blue has a blue-green hint to its foliage, and blue-purple flowers.

The Latin name Rosmarinus refers to the dew (ros) of the sea (... more->

Thymus vulgaris 'French'

French thyme has very small, pointy leaves.  It is the most drought tolerant and has the most spicy flavor of the thyme varieties we grow. more->

Salvia apiana

The dried leaf of white sage is well known for its aroma and is excellent for smudging. 

Not native to our area, it does best grown in a pot with half sand half potting soil, or planted in... more->

Anaphalis margaritacea

An Oregon native wildflower with gray green foliage and pretty dried pearly white flowers, pearly everlasting is an easy plant for a native garden. At the height of summer, plants grow up to 3... more->

Potentilla fruticosa

This hardy deciduous shrub is easy to grow in our climate. Deer tolerant and drought tolerant, it blooms for a very long time through spring into fall. We have two varieties- one that blooms... more->

Cynoglossum grande

With beautiful blue flowers clustered atop two foot tall stalks, hound's tongue is named for the shape and texture of the leaves that form a rosette at the base of the plant.  It's native to the... more->

Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera'

'Vera' is a cold-hardy heirloom English lavender. It is considered the original and true variety traditionally grown at high elevation in the French alps. In our garden, 'Vera' produces tall... more->

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

A broad leaf evergreen ground cover, kinnikinnick is very hardy. It thrives in partial shade and will spread along the ground or grow along a slope, providing some erosion control. Drought... more->

Ribes menziesii

This prickly and upright gooseberry shrub is native to California and Oregon.  It produces profusions of intricate red and white flowers that look like they are turned inside out.  If you are... more->

Eleagnus multiflora 'Sweet Scarlet'

Goumi plants are well known in the Northwest permaculture community for being great nitrogen fixing shrubs with a much lower chance for spreading by birds. These shrubs can grow up to 12 feet or... more->

Ligusticum apiifolium

Native oak woodlands and meadows throughout the Pacific Northwest, licorice root, also known as celery-leaved lovage, is an herbaceous perennial in the carrot family. The leaves are edible and can... more->

Artemisia ludoviciana

Native to Oregon and much of North America, western mugwort is a rhizomatous perennial with beautiful gray-green foliage composed of long, strap-like leaves. Its yellow-white flowers bloom in... more->

Rosa rugosa

Rugosa rose is a suckering shrub native to Asia. It has large and beautiful blooms and the largest rose hips of any rose we know. The rose hips are high in vitamin C and can be eaten fresh or... more->

Eriophyllum lanatum

A beauty for a native wildflower garden, Oregon sunshine lives up to its name, bearing profuse quantities of deep yellow blooms. Gray green foliage is ornamental. This plant blooms no taller than... more->

Linnaea borealis

Twinflower is a sweet native wildflower less than a foot tall with elegant bell-shaped white and pink flower clusters. It tolerates full shade and grows as a ground cover in woodlands. more->

Asclepias speciosa

A gorgeous wildflower native to western North America, showy milkweed is a host plant for monarch butterflies. Pink and white fragrant flower clusters bloom on two or three foot stalks in mid-... more->

Ficus carica 'Negronne'

A fig that performs very well in the Northwest with cooler summers, Negronne is also generally more compact. It can grow over 15 feet but is happy to be pruned for ease of harvest. These figs... more->

Lomatium californicum

Native to dry, brushy and forested hill slopes in northern California and southern Oregon, this is the largest species of biscuitroot that we grow.  I've seen it up to 4 feet tall and several feet... more->

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