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 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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Lemon Star Marigold

Petite yellow flowers with star shapred maroon center with citrusy flavor.

Orange Gem Marigold

Same as Lemon Gem with orange flowers.

Marjoram

Elegant and versatile culinary herb.  Aroma is similar to oregano, but sweeter and more balsam-like.  Annual.

Marshmallow  $5.00

Roots were once used in the preparation of first version of marshmallows.

Menthol Plant

More pungent than the Vicks Plant with smooother leaf edges.

Mexican Mint Marigold

Aromatic leaves are a substitute for French Tarragon.  Sweet licorice flavor brightens salads and main dishes. Pretty, golden yellow flowers bloom all summer. Grown in the south where tarragon will not grow well..

Nasturtiums

Edible flower in red, orange and yellow. Prefers poor soil and no fertilizer. Pickled buds used in place of capers.

Nutmeg Bush

Medicinal plant from Africa. Used in the South in the 1800's to repel moths from trunks.Hard to propagate. None this year.

Variegated Mugwort

Yellow and green leaves, produces panicles of sweet-scented white flowers. Pillows stuffed with the dried leaves are said to induce prophetic dreams. Good moth repellent.

Our Lady's Bedstraw

Leaves are similar to woodruff but smaller. Delicate spreading plant with panicles of yellow flowers. Legendary bedding for the Christ Child in the manager. Also used to curdle milk in the process of cheese making in Europe.  Excellent low growing ground cover, as it creates a straw bed under the foliage that deters weeds.

Paprika Pepper, Alma

Interesting sort of round shape fruit, turning from green to yellow to orange. Dry and grind into paprika.

Paprika Pepper, Supreme

Large long red peppers when ripe. Dry and then grind or place in food processor to make your own paprika.

 

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley

Great flavor. Flat glossy dark green leaves have a strong parsley/celery flavor. Stiff upright stems for bunching.

Pepicha

Grass like cilantro flavored herb which tolerates hot weather and full sun unlike cilantro. Used before Cilantro was introduced by Chinese miners in Chile. My choice  over cilantro since cilantro goes to seed so easily in the heat.