PLANT SALE: Medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers pollinators love......
Excited to include medicinal herbs in your garden? Excited to start a garden and want some easy-to-incorporate culinary herbs? Interested in growing flowers that any self-respecting native pollinator can't refuse? Want to build your home apothecary? Come on out to Pleasant Valley Botanicals' seedling sale! My experience has that growing these dear plant kin can be just as healing as the medicine that we make from them. There will be over 40 different herbs and flowers to choose from, from favorite adaptogens like Holy Basil (Tulsi) to fun new friends like Spilanthes to beautiful companions like Red Shiso! MANY of these seedlings are hard or impossible to find for sale, so don't miss this herbal opportunity!
** A hummingbird favorite
*** The top right photo is a bee friend on Feverfew friend on the farmlet. Say that three times fast.
Three opportunities to purchase seedlings:
- Walk in the Woods in Winsted, CT. There will be the widest selection of seedlings and Farmer Melody will be there to answer any questions during the main seedling sale Saturday June 2 from 2-4 pm. However plants will be available for purchase Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm. For more information about this location: Walk in the Woods LLC
- Twin Star Herbal Apothecary in New Milford, CT. There will be the widest selection of seedlings and Farmer Melody will be there to answer any questions during the main seedling sale Saturday June 2 from 10 am -12:30 pm. For more information about this location: Twin Star
- Kick off this pollinator weekend by joining Walk in the Woods Herbal Parlor Friday June 1 from 6:30-8pm. In addition to this lovely gathering, Farmer Melody will give a brief introduction to some of her favorite plants for pollinators, and there will be a seedling sale at the end of Herbal Parlor. For more information about this location: Walk in the Woods LLC
The Nitty Gritty.....
- Unless otherwise indicated, all seedlings are 5/$20 or 1/$5 (includes sales tax). You can mix and match any size and species. CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE!
- You are strongly encouraged to bring a cardboard box or flat to travel home with your new friends. Pleasant Valley Botanicals is pro-recycling, and you will see a hodgepodge of plant containers in our attempts to minimize the use of disposable "six-pack" planters. We will gladly take back our and others' small (2-6") reusable plant pots at future events!
- The above plant list is for informational purposes only, and not a guarantee of the availability of any specific plant. There are also a few friends (Arnica, Echinacea, Lavender, Culver's Root, Passionflower and more) that are not yet ready to come out of the greenhouse. Sign up for the mailing list if you might be interested in an end of summer perennial plant sale.
- Any previous Pleasant Valley Botanicals CSA member receives one free seedling (your choice) just for stopping by- no purchase necessary.
- All our plants are grown with love and our seeds are from sources that have taken the safe-seed pledge or are otherwise reliable (*). However, if harvesting for culinary or medicinal purposes it is still YOUR responsibility to ensure proper identification as other adventurous seeds and weed seeds CAN and DO make their way into potting soil, neighboring seedling flats and pots, and garden beds (**). Any information presented here or during the sale is not intended to diagnosis, prevent, cure or treat any medical condition nor make any medical claims about the safety or efficacy of herbs.
- For more information or questions, you can email thru the contacts page or ask to be put on Pleasant Valley Botanicals' email list.
"An integral approach to herbal medicine therefore uses the plants growing or available in the region where people are being treated ... this makes herbal medicine better equipped to deal with the conditions arising in any given local population ... No matter where our locality happens to be, local, indigenous plant remedies have a direct connection with us. Plants are part of our local environment, part of our heritage and karma. We should acknowledge this connection by making full use of them for our own and others' benefit."
- Peter Holmes in The Energetics of Western Herbs
* Full disclosure that some cuttings are coming from "Mother" plants that we have had for years with varied original sources like a local garden center or even the International Herb Symposium. Also, because our attempts at using willow rooting hormone for cuttings has not worked, at this time we do use commercial rooting hormone which is not organic approved (none exists to my knowledge). At this time, this only applies to cuttings of Lemon Verbena, Rosemary and Lavender. All other farmlet practices are consistent with sustainable and organic practices and we are glad to discuss in more detail if you have specific questions.
** For example, it is beyond me why an Echinacea seedling popped up in the Milkweed tray. If something similar were to happen once they are in your garden, you need to be able to identify the plants 110% before consuming in any way.