Herb of the Year

2022 – VIOLA

Each year since 1995 the International Herb Association picks one herb. This year is the Viola.

Violet, Pansy, Heartsease, are all part of the genus Viola. They are edible, medicinal and beautiful. Often used in early spring or late fall containers since they tolerate cold.

Pansy and violet flowers are edible.… Read the rest

Celebrate a New Year

HERB COCKTAIL INSPIRATION TO CELEBRATE 2022!

For me at least, it feels like 2021 has lasted forever. I’m ready to look ahead to 2022 and all it’s potential.

I’ll likely raise a glass of cheer and welcome 2022 with a fun festive drink either with a herb garnish or as an infused flavour.… Read the rest

Simple Table Decor

FROM HOLIDAY MEALS OR WEDDING STYLES

Bud vases and simple greenery are a classic, simple, and inexpensive way to add beautiful decor to tablespaces.

For weddings, it allows you to choose your favourite blooms but keep the budget in check.

Another simple decor idea is to add welcome tags at each place setting.… Read the rest

The Lost Art of Letters

A HANDWRITTEN LETTER SHOWS YOU’VE TAKEN THE TIME FOR SOMEONE.

A hand written note, card, letter, invitation, birthday greeting, etc. makes the message more intimate and meaningful.

Why is handwriting more meaningful? They show how important the recipient is to the sender. They’re a personal artifact that can become a cherished memory.… Read the rest

Holiday Gift Wrap

MADE SPECIAL FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL!

Thought and effort go into giving a gift to someone. The holiday season can be busy, hectic, and stressful. But taking the time to decorate your gift in a special way let’s the person you are giving to know you thought about them and took care to make the gift special just for them.… Read the rest

Natural Wreaths

THE BENEFITS OF WILD CRAFTING YOUR OWN NATURAL WREATH

We all know the benefits of spending time outdoors going on a walk or nature hike. Why not take the time to collect special nature pieces to remember your experience and craft your own wreath. Finding plants with interesting textures or delicate dried flowers mixed with found objects like feathers or grasses can make a beautiful reminder of the season.… Read the rest

Using herbs in floral arrangements

FROM FESTIVE TO WEDDING BOUQUETS – HERBS ARE A GREAT ADDITION

Let’s face it, as the environment becomes a more pressing concern for many, we are looking for ways to reduce plastics, ship less and use more locally sourced items. 

Ever really think about the journey exotic flowers take to get to you?… Read the rest

Natural Fragrances

USING HERBS AND FRUIT TO MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL FRAGRANT & DELICIOUS

You can simmer just about any food that has a pleasant aroma to make your house smell good naturally. Apples, berries, orange peels, lemon peels, lime peels, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon sticks, mint leaves and more. A simmer pot is a great way to do this.… Read the rest

End of Season for 2021

It’s been a hot and dry summer, keeping herbs fresh and looking their best in pots has been a challenge, so we’ve decided to close the greenhouse early for the year. Thanks for supporting a small family business. We will spend the fall and winter growing and preparing for an even better year next year!… Read the rest