Who we are

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 250 varieties of herbs and 80 varieties of scented geraniums.

OUR PASSION IS FOR HERBS

We exist to share our love of herbs with you.

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Garlic Chives Mauve

Buckeye butterfly magnet. Newer variety supposed to bloom pink instead of white though so far the pink has been very light in color. Reseeds easily. Has  flat leaves, with delicate garlic flavor. Attractive pink edible flowers. Insect repellent properties. From Japan. Also called Chinese chives.

Giant Persian Garlic Chives

Much taller than traditional garlic chives which are usually 12-18". Same culinary properties. Vigorous grower.

Germander

Showy edging plant with dark green glossy leaves and rosy flowers. Often used in knot gardens.Not available this year.

Ginger Root    $10.00

The ginger root used in cooking. Must be brought indoors for the winter below 50 degrees. Prefers shade.

 

Galangal   $10.00

Tropical rhizome related to but not interchangeable to ginger. Greenish root with citrusy piney flavor used in Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and Indonesian cooking.Leaves are 3' long.Must be grown in shade and indoors when temps drop below 50 degrees.Will pot up on demand.

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.None at this time.

Horehound  $5.00

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

Horseradish   $5.00

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.Seed did not germinate.Replanted 5/10/20

Hyssop, Nectar Rose

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

Apricot Sprite 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.Sold out.

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                                                4/28/20

We've sold out but are digging more. It will take1-2 wks before it's ready. We suggest  either Golden Lemon Balm or Citronella Balm in its' place. The Citronella balm has more of the essential oil than the traditional so is more Mosquito repellent.The Golden imakes a beautiful contrast in the garden.

Lemon Balm, Golden

Same as lemon balm but with golden  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.       Sold out for now. Waiting on new cuttings to root.        

Lime Balm

Similar to lemon balm with lime scent.

Licorice Flag

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

Lovage

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.Sold out. Seed replanted 5/10/20