Who we are


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


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


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


We have over 250 varieties of herbs and 80 varieties of scented geraniums.


We exist to share our love of herbs with you.

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Garlic Chives

Showy white flowers,  flat leaves, with delicate garlic flavor. Attractive white edible flowers. Insect repellent properties. From Japan. Also called Chinese chives.

Giant Persian Garlic Chives


Showy edging plant with dark green glossy leaves and rosy flowers. Often used in knot gardens

Ginger Root

The ginger root used in cooking. Must be brought indoors for the winter. Prefers shade.



Hojo Santo (Piper auritum)

Also called root beer plant, originally used in Mexico to make root beer. Large green leaves .which smell like root beer. Used in Caribbean and Mexican cooking. In the pepper family, tender perennial.


Traditionally used to make cough drops. Easy to make your own. A member of the mint family, it may be invasive.


Fleshy roots are grated for use as a pungent relish or appetizer with fish or meets. 1.     Easy to grow. May be invasive. Harvest in fall of  the second year.

Hyssop, Blue

Bee and tea plant. Good border plant with purple blooms for2-3 months.

Hyssop, Nectar Rose

Same as above. Fragrant with pink blooms  which are great a dried flowers.                                   

Hyssop, Orange Hummingbird Mint (Agastache aurantica)

Native to the Sierra Madre near Durango, Mexico. Used to heal wounds and skin eruptions. The licorice flavor is good in teas. Deer resistant. Drought hardy. Perennial in zone 6. Hummingbird attractor. Orange tubular blooms.

Korean Licorice Mint

Larger than Anise Hyssop with  minty  scent as well. Butterfly attractor. Will come back in spring.

Lamb’ Ear

Silvery gray velvety leaves. Drought tolerant spreading groundcover. Used in the Civil War as a substitute for bandages.

Lemon Balm

Strong lemon flavor, used for teas, sauces, salads and summer drinks. Heavy yield of nectar for bees

Lemon Balm, Golden

Same as lemon balm but with varigated leaves.

Lemon Grass

Aromatic grass from India. Essential oil contains large amounts of citral and geraniol, used for flavorings and perfumes, key ingredient in Vietnamese cooking

Lemon Verbena

Strongest lemon flavored herb. Small shrub from Paraguay. Deciduous when brought indoors. Hardy, Zone 8-10.  Used in any dish or beverage in which strong lemon flavor is required.                

Lime Balm

Licorice Flag

Licorice taste and scent. Used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Good bog garden plant. Great in chicken soup.


Tall perennial. First up in the spring. Great in soups and stews as a celery substitute.  A staple ingredient in German and East European soups!