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Hemerocallis fulva 'Raspberry Red'

This multicolored red variety of daylily really stands out against a green backdrop! more->

Malva verticillata var. crispa

Though we usually propagate perennials, this annual mallow is a staple of our summer and fall diet because it is so prolific.  So we planted a few seeds into pots to make sure we could share this... more->

Malva sylvestris

Although annual mallows can make nice greens, this perennial mallow not only has delicious leaves but it also makes large displays of showy purple edible flowers!  One type has lavender petals... more->

Nicotania alata

Growing up to 5 feet tall, this sticky-leaved flowering tobacco produces drooping white flowers that are one of the most sweet and fragrant blossoms I know.  They will fill the garden with perfume... 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->

Tilia cordata

A multi-functional tree native to Europe, linden has edible leaves and flowers.  Bees adore the blooms which make a great tea, and from bees, a delicious honey.  The wood is also known as basswood... more->

Symphytum x uplandicum

This perennial has slimy roots and leaves that are used externally for bruises, sprains, and dry, irritated skin. Russian comfrey has deep roots to draw nutrients to the surface, and makes great... more->

Artemisia vulgaris

This is the official mugwort native to temperate Europe, Asia, and north Africa often referenced in witches spells and potions.  It is a very strong cooling bitter that I like to use in apple... more->

Ribes x nidigrolaria

Jostaberry is a cross between european currants and gooseberries, taking the best from both. It is a thornless shrub producing dark fruits with a mild black currant flavor. The fruit is larger... more->

Aster subspicatus

This native member of the sunflower family spreads quickly in poor soil with very little care and without summer irrigation.  It has spreading blue-flowered aster blossoms late in the summer to... more->

Rumex acetosa

We rely on garden sorrel greens in January and February.  Before any other outdoor crop is ready to harvest, garden sorrel is up and abundant!  You'll be glad you put some sorrel in the ground... more->

Brassica oleraceae 'tree collards'

Like other non-heading collard greens, this sturdy and cold-hardy vegetable produces large smooth, oval-shaped leaves that are really nice to harvest in fall, winter, and spring.  It then grows... more->

Viola odorata

One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, purple sweet violet flowers bring a subtle and sweet aroma to the garden as it wakes from slumber.  With edible and fragrant flowers as well as edible... more->

Ceanothus gloriosus

A broadleaf evergreen native to coastal California, this shrub is an excellent ground cover for sunny slopes, especially rock walls and rock gardens.  It grows up to 2 feet tall and will grow 5-6... more->

Ceanothus thrysiflorus

Blue blossom, also known as California lilac, is a fabulous showy broadleaf evergreen shrub.  Lilac colored flowers bloom in mid to late spring and have a wonderful fragrance.  Native to coastal... more->

Dioscorea batatas

A perennial vine with elegant glossy leaves, Chinese mountain yam can grow up to 15 feet tall each season.  It blooms in late summer and produces underground potato-flavored edible tubers which... more->

Hemerocallis fulva 'Orange'

This is the orange flowered variety of daylily.  So pretty in the garden or on a plate! more->

Mentha × piperita

While you can find dozens of varieties of mint for your garden, we focus on cultivating peppermint because it is the best mint for soothing upset stomachs, relieving headaches, and cooling... more->

Akebia quinata

Akebia is a  twining deciduous woody fruiting vine.  Unlike many fruiting vines, it is shade tolerant.  Leaves are somewhat evergreen and young leaves may have a purplish hue. Vines can grow 20 to... more->

Oenothera biennis

Evening primrose is a great edition to a pollinator garden because it blooms at night and attract the nighttime pollinators. Every summer evening at dusk, you can watch each pale yellow flower... more->

Angelica archangelica

This is one of our favorite spring-producing plants. A biennial, Angelica shoots out of dormancy in winter and grows quickly to its full height, up to six or seven feet. In the parsley family,... more->

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