Aloe sinkatana, a rare yellow-flowering aloe originally from Ethiopia, one of our finest specimen plants, looking very good right now. All aloes and succulents in the nursery looking good--July suits them! Easy to ship even in the heat, easy to pot up and keep looking good, a prime time to re-up your aloe populations. We will keep our certified organic aloe and succulent plants on sale all the way through June 30, 2017. Do not miss out!
CACTI AND SUCCULENT PLANTS ON SALE
Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), one of the most desired plants in the medicinal garden, seed now available from the fresh harvest. Newly harvested seed generally emerges in 8 months from planting--this is your ticket to the mandrake ride, we cannot do better, you cannot do better.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) seed now in stock. Photo shows the bright red roots, filled with alkaloidal sanguinarine. One of the most active medicinal plants on earth, couched in the guise of a delicate forest beauty. Sowing fresh bloodroot seed at this time of year in shade garden or just under forest mulch in the wildlands is the best way to get solid plants established. It is very likely that you will see nothing until the white flowers flag out at you in the spring. Your exclamation--Ahhh!
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) seed now in stock. Growing goldenseal from seed is an excellent way to get these valuable plants established in shade garden or woodlands. Simply sow this fresh seed under the mulch and don't think about it too much. You will see results in the spring. Goldenseal planted from seed immediately gains a sense of PLACE and often provides better longterm results than using other propagation methods.
Wasabi (Wasabia japonica), fresh seed now in stock. The quality is excellent this year. Try growing some wasabi--it is easier than you think--any cool, moist garden bed will grow it--the leaves are excellent in sushi, as is the ground root. One of the most unusual and desired plants on the planet, feel free!
Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) This is a German cultivar with light blue flowers peaking in early spring that emit the delicate, singular and delightful scent of violets, which in full bloom wafts fleetingly across the garden. Sow the seeds now for flowers next spring. There is no better way to do it!
My friends, may all illusion drop away and help us realize that all life is connected and that we are one with the Earth and one with each other. May we keep our efforts local and grounded. May we promote diversity as if it were the very substrate of the life force. May we never forget to turn to the goodness of nature to heal body, mind and spirit.