Posts filed under Plants

Edible Plants Are Here!

Did you know we carry a variety of edible plants? In our Herb area, the Perennial table area and the Natives area look for Sages and Salvia's. Salvia comes from the Latin salvere, which means "to heal." 

Here are some of the varieties we have and their common uses:

  • Pineapple Sage = sage jelly, pound cake and corn bread
  • Grape Sage = the flowers and leaves are edible
  • Russian Sage = great in salads
  • Salvia Officinalis = used in tea as a digestive tonic; used in rubs for poultry, pork and sausage (it’s also great in casseroles and stuffing)
  • Black Sage = used in tea for gas pain and coughs

All sage flowers/leaves can also be used in potpourri's and sachets and to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

We have these in one gallon pots priced $8.99 to 9.99 each!

 

Posted on October 24, 2016 and filed under Plants.

"What is that amazing smell?"

Night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is an AMAZING smelling woody evergreen shrub. It grows between 4 and 13 feet tall, yielding simple glossy, lance-shaped green leaves and long vine-like stems.  It makes a great border shrub.

This plant, which is native to the West Indies and Latin America, is not particularly showy, but humans and butterflies love the scent.

Night-blooming jasmine blooms when the weather is warm (perfect for Sunny San Diego), and its narrow, white blossoms only open at night. Come in and see for yourself!  

Posted on April 4, 2016 and filed under Plants.