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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Sages

Anise ( Brazilian) Sage

Tender perennial. 3-4 ft. tall with either dark blue or purple blooms. Great hummingbird attractor. Blooms mid–summer to fall. Non culinary.

Berggarten Sage

Choice strain from Germany with rounded leaves and the strongest sage flavor probably related to the fact that it seldom blooms.Discovered on the castle grounds in Bergarrten, Germany.

Bog Sage

3-4 ft. tall spikes produce light blue blossoms all summer. Great hummingbird plant. Non culinary and not a bog plant for us. It tolerates hot and dry weather quite well.

Fruit Sage(Peach Sage)

Large velvety leaves with strong scent. Used in potpourri and in desserts.

Garden Sage

Commonly used in poultry dishes, stuffing, sausage and pork dished. Large lavender flowers appear in early spring.  A little sage brings to life a serving of fried potatoes.

Golden Sage

Golden and green variegated leaves on compact plant. Same flavor as garden sage.

Grape Sage

Grape scented purple flowers. Large 5-6’ shrub.  Magnet for for bees and hummingbirds. Used by the Aztec in rituals.Non culinary.

Greek Sage

Tender perennial. The variety of sage most commonly sold commercially in the U.S. Milder flavor than garden sage.

Honeydew Melon Sage

Similar to pineapple sage with honeydew melon scent. Red edible flowers. Will tolerate dappled shade. Sprawling plant.

Lavender Sage

Non culinary sage used in soap making for it's lavender like fragrance.

Mexican Bush Sage

Blooms in fall with a tremendous show of velvety purple flower spikes. Attractive to hummingbirds. Tender perennial.Non culinary.

Pineapple Sage

Large plants have pronounced pineapple scent. Last plant to bloom scarlet flowers in early fall as latest food source for hummingbirds as they migrate south. Leaves can be used in tea or fruit salads.

Purple Sage

Soft purple foliage primarily on newer leaves. Good culinary sage.

 

Tricolor Sage

Aromatic with green, white and pink streaked leaves. Culinary. 

White Sage

Ceremonial plant among Native Americans, used in smudge pots.

Wild Watermelon Sage

Fuschia-pink blossoms, leaves and flowers have the flavor of black currents.