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WE ARE CHEMICAL FREE

We use no chemical herbicides or pesticides and only organic fertilizers.

WE ARE LOCAL

We propogate 99% of our plants right here on our farm in southwest Missouri.

WE ARE FAMILY-OPERATED

Our staff consists of Barb and Don Emge, and son Matthew.  We don't intend to compete with the big box stores.

WE LOVE VARIETY

We have over 200 varieties of herbs and 60 varieties of scented geraniums.

OUR PASSION IS FOR HERBS

We exist to share our love of herbs with you.

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                 LAVENDERS

Update on Lavender plants availability in 2021

All of my lavender plants this yearso far  are being used in the Mo. Extension Center's research project regarding the viability of lavender as a cash crop in this state.You can view these plants when they are planted in several weeks in the area behind the Herb Gardens in the Demonstration Gardens at the Botanical Center.While you're there, check out the Herb Gardens as well to see what the various herbs look like when they are "all grown up".All of the beds there have different themes like, culinary, teas, medicinals,thymes etc.

I was able to order some lavender plus since my poor mother plants are pretty bare at the moment from having so many cuttings taken from them. So I will have  Munstead, Provence, Grosso, Hidcote, Dutch Mill ,Phenominal  and a few other varieties  for sale probably not til late June or early July.

Dutch Mill Lavender

Blooms in late summer with long stems.

Goodwin Creek Lavender

Very fragrant  Blooms in summer and into fall and even indoors Woolly silver gray foliage. Will withstand temperatures to 10 degrees. Will tolerate high humidity better than some other varieties.

French Fringed Lavender

Similar to Gray Dentata. Found in Spain and the Mediterranean. .Very aromatic. Will thrive indoors. Tender perennial

Grosso Lavender

Attractive plump purple flowers on 12-14 spikes. Grown in France for oil production. Discovered in 1972 when disease had wiped out other varieties.  Produces 500-600 blooms per plant. May live 15-20 years.

Green Dentata Lavender

Fragrant, fine-toothed bright green leaves with purple flowers. Tender perennial. Blooms well indoors

Grappenhall Lavender

One of the tallest lavenders. Good for hedges. Has long stemmed flowers for fresh use. Does not retain color well when dried.

Hidcote Lavender

Culinary lavender. Silver grey foliage with deep purple flowers. Produced two crops last year.

 

Munstead Lavender

Culinary. Medium sized plant. Usually very winter hardy.

Provence Lavender

Good culinary lavender. Great culinary lavender and used in sachets.  Flowers do not stay well on the stems once dried.