Anise Hyssop ( Agastache foeniculum)
Great bee plant. Very aromatic, with a sweet licorice-mint flavor. Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried for salads, teas and garnishes or potpourri.
Known for it's candied stems with a mild licorice flavor.Makes a nice tea. Lives only 2-3 years unless flowerheads are removed early.May cause photosensitivity. Seed has just now germinated. Plants will be ready late in the summer.
Aztec Sweet Herb
Tender perennial. Used by Aztecs as a sweetener but has a bitter aftertaste and is not recommended for culinary use. Great ground creeper with tiny white button like flowers. Good in hanging baskets. We use it to creep along and drape over the stones surrounding our fish pond Lost our mother plants. Not available this year..
Bee Balm, Lemon (Bergamot Bergamot)
Intense rose purple flowers with mild scent and flavor forteas. Bee plant. Annual.
Bee Balm, Wild
Tall plant with lavender flowers. Good tea plant.
Bay Laurel (Sweet Bay)
Slow growing tree which often is more shrub like in growth. Leaves are great in soups and stews. Will live for years if brought indoors for the winter. (We have had our bay tree for 30 years. Only a few small trees left. New ones won't be available til 2019.
Good substitute for black tea. Hardy with dense spikes of pink-purple flowers. Used as yellow dye, potpourri or as a hair rinse to highlight gray hair.
Large plants bear hundreds of small edible flowers. Mild cucumber flavor for salads and garnishes. Long harvest period. Great bee plant. More blooms in poor soil Attracts beneficial insects.
Leaves have minty aroma. Used in Tuscan dishes to season mushrooms and vegetables.
Orange or yellow blossoms good in salads Saffron substitute. May inhibit growth of nearby plants Used in salves and creams.
Appealing plant with perfumed leaves, good shade plant. Rarely produces seeds outside of it’s natural habitat.
Cat Mint, Siberian
Upright perennial with blue flowers, 2' tall. Drought resistant.Does not attract cats.
Vigorous, high-yielding plants. Cat-attracting perennial with gray-green leaves and white flowers
Strong lemon flavor. Great for tea. May not attract cats as much as regular catnip.
Small pineapple-mint scented daisy like flowers. Makes a relaxing tea. Annual.
Minty scented perennial groundcover. Will tolerate light foot traffic Spreads with creeping rhizomes
Mild sweet anise flavor. Used in soups, salads, garnishes, and anywhere parsley is used. Prefers shade and cooler temperatures
Mild onion flavor. Leaves are a key culinary herb, while the attractive globe-shaped blooms are used as an edible garnish. Great perennial for the garden.
Cilantro, Slo Bolt
This is an extra-slow-bolting selection grown for its leaves. Used in Mexican cooking. Seeds are coriander and used in Indian and Oriental cooking
Twice as much fragrant oil as the traditional lemon balm.
Citronella oil is distilled from this grass. Small plant form large2-3’ wide plant by summers end. Can be cut back, divided into multiple plants and brought indoors for the winter.
Clove scented flowers great in potpourri. Syrup made from flowers is good over cooked fruit and fruit salads. Used to flavor wines and ale at coronations.
Used for centuries. Tolerates sun or shade. Great for compost tea.
Ornamental with curry fragrance Not culinary.
Curry Leaf Tree
Dark green, Sweet flavored dill weed, slow to bolt. Butterfly host plant,
Best variety for pots. Grows 12-18”,
Good for dillweeed use or let go to seed for seeds. Butterfly host plant.
Similar to sweet fennel, but produces a bulbous base of delicate anise flavor and crisp texture. Superb sliced raw in green salads, sautéed, or quartered in chicken casseroles
Chopped leaves are excellent with oily fish, such as mackerel, eel and salmon, for they improve digestibility. Also in soups, salads and stews. Butterfly host plant.