2018 Plant Nursery

Hello and welcome to our plant nursery! We are excited to share with you our plant babies! As we are just diving into and currently hard at work to grwo the nursery business, this season we have a small offering of perennials, trees and shrubs. We will add plants and remove plants from this list depending on what we have available. 

Some details about our plants...

  • All of our perennials have been grown in Coast of Maine Organic seed starting mix and potting soil. 
  • All of our Trees and Shrubs are either grown in nursery beds or in pots using our own garden soil mix that has brick ends compost added in. For plants in the nursery beds they will be dug up out of the nursery when purchased and wrapped in burlap for transport. We would recommend planting these as soon as possible and keep out of sun prior to planting and keep root ball wet.
  • All of our perennials (except some of the yarrow) have been grown using 100% biodegradable grow bags, these allow for better root grow, plants won’t get root bound. These bags can be cut away or left on when planting. If you remove the bag just add it to your compost! 
  • All of of our perennials were started from seed using organic seed and grow right here on our homestead site. Tree and shrubs have either been sourced from quality permaculture nurseries or propagated / grafted right here on our homestead.

We are currently not ready to have set "store hours", so please fill out the form below with your order and we will get back to you about picking up the plants. Payments must be made at the time of pick up. Cash or check only at this time.

 

Perennials

Alpine Strawberries | Fragaria Vesca Sempervirens

These hardy, evergreen perennial plants yield tiny berries continuously throughout the summer and are perfect in window boxes, hanging baskets, raised beds, rock gardens, patio containers, or as edging plants along a garden path or flower border. 

They are clumping and not running, they gradually grow in leafy mounds about a foot in diameter / height. Every 2-4 years crowns will multiple and should be divided, doubling or tripling your plants. 

HARVEST: Seven or eight mature little Alpine plants will yield about a cup of berries several times a week on a continuous basis throughout the summer.

SOIL: Rich, fertile, well drained soil. 

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade

PRICE: $10 / plant

 

Bee Balm /  Wild Bergamont | Monarda fistulosa

Bright-lavender blooms with a spicy scent. Used by Native Americans to soothe bronchial complaints and ease colds. Plants produce flowers in the second year after planting.  

The fresh or dried leaves are brewed into a refreshing aromatic and medicinal tea.

HARVEST: Leaves and flowers once plant has established. 

SOIL: Likes slightly acidic soil

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade

PRICE: $6 / plant

 

Catmint | Nepeta mussinii

Profuse lavender blooms on spiky stems. Good for containers and the perennial garden. Soft, crinkled, gray-green leaves on a compact, mounding plant. Attracts bees and butterflies.

Edible Flowers: The flowers are very small, but have strong flavor and aroma. Use as a flavorful garnish in any savory dish or dessert. Flavor is minty, spicy, and refreshing. 

HARVEST: Harvest blooms in season and cut foliage as needed throughout the season. Dry the leaves and use in tea or potpourri. If the plants are deadheaded, they will bloom sporadically through fall.  

SOIL: Fairly rich soil, high in humus.

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade. Catmint grows best in part shade, but tolerates full sun.

PRICE: $6.50 / plant

 

Chives | Allium schoenoprasum

Edible leaves / blooms used for cooking and medicinally. Can be used fresh or dried. 

HARVEST: Leaves and flowers once plant has established.  

SOIL: Fairly rich soil, high in humus.

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade

PRICE: $6 / plant

 

Lavender | (Ellagance Purple) Lavandula angustifolia

In late fall, clip plants back to below the flower stems and mulch heavily. During the second year, cuttings can be taken from August-November, when the stems are semi hardened, but before they have been subjected to a hard freeze. 

HARVEST: Harvest the flower spikes on a dry, warm, sunny day just as the flowers are about to open. Hang to dry in a dry, well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight.

SOIL: Plant in a light, well-drained, gravelly soil.

 LIGHT: Full Sun

PRICE: $6.50 / plant

 

Lemon Balm | Melissa officinalis

Distinct lemon flavor.

Fresh leaves for tea and salads. During the summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear which attract bees.

HARVEST: Individual leaves may be picked as soon as the plants have become established. Cut entire stalks before the plants begin to bloom, being careful not to bruise the foliage. In the first year, two cuttings are possible. Leaves are best used fresh, as they turn brown and lose much of their scent when dried.

SOIL: Grow in moist, well-drained soil of medium fertility.

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part shade, does best in full sun.

PRICE: $6.50 / plant

 

Sage | Salvia officinalis

Dusty, green leaves are used in dressing, sauces, salted herbs, sausage, and tea. Make a good base for dried floral wreaths. Also known as garden sage.

Edible Flowers: Edible, lovely, small lavender flowers appear in early summer with a mild and sage-like flavor. Flower spikes can be battered and fried, cookedor used to garnish salads and pizza. 

Plants become woody and should be replaced every 3-4 years. In very cold areas, sage should be mulched in winter months.

HARVEST: Individual leaves may be harvested the first year once plants have become established. In the second and following years, cut stems to within 6" of the base of the plant just as flowers are starting to open. Hang small bunches of sage upside down to dry in a well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.

SOIL: Grows in most soils with good drainage and fair amount of nitrogen. 

Good drainage is essential for overwintering.

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade

PRICE: $6.50 / plant

 

Yarrow (White) | Achillea millefolium

This creeping herbaceous flowering perennial is native to temperate zones worldwide and a member of the aster family. It is an excellent companion plant,  especially helpful in attracting predatory wasps, lady bugs and hoverflies. 

Medicinally it is used in relieving fevers, shortening the duration of cold and flu, helping improve relaxation during illness, and relieving cramps associated with hormones or illness. Applied topically, it is helpful with skin itching, rash, hemorrhoids, wounds or cuts. (this herb is said to be safe for children) Some people will notice relief from allergy symptoms by drinking a tea of yarrow and mint.

It has also been used as a food, and the younger leaves can be cooked as a spinach or in a soup.

Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

HARVEST: Stems, leaves, and flowers can be harvested and dried.

SOIL: prefers standard garden soil or poor soil and requires little water

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade

PRICE: $6 / plant

 

Yarrow (Colorado Mix) | Achillea millefolium

This creeping herbaceous flowering perennial is native to temperate zones worldwide and a member of the aster family. It is an excellent companion plant,  especially helpful in attracting predatory wasps, lady bugs and hoverflies. 

Use Colorado fresh as a cut flower, adding drama to bouquets with the added benefit of a long vase life. 

Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when pollen is visible on the flowers. Cut in the coolest part of the day..

SOIL: prefers standard garden soil or poor soil and requires little water

LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade

PRICE: $6 / plant

 

Trees and Shrubs

List coming soon!

 

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