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More On Fall Planting

September is the time we start to remove spent tomato plants, white fly riddled squash and spindly green beans from the garden, but some gardeners are just getting ready for their most productive growing season: fall. The weather of fall offers…

All About CAPERS!

Thank you for purchasing caper plants from Morningsun Herb Farm. Our nursery stock is produced from seed collected from stock plants grown at our nursery. The capers are between 6 months and one year old, with young but well developed roots.…

LAVENDER SIMPLIFIED

LAVENDER SIMPLIFIED  I always wonder why no matter how many beautiful lavender varieties we grow, most customers choose Grosso, Provence, or Hidcote Blue.   Yesterday, I wandered through our lavender section, and I found myself completely…

MUST HAVE PLANTS

MUST HAVE PLANTS  There is so much happening at the nursery this spring, especially when it comes to new plants!   Every week for the next few months we are bringing new selections out for sale, so those of you who like to come out and stroll…

Hardy Perennials In The Winter Garden

Every day for the past two weeks I have walked around the nursery, examining plants after each 'record' cold night.   Finally, I think we may have bottomed out on the low temperatures, so I feel like I can determine which plants will continue…

Basil - The King of Smells

I really love the history and folklore of herbs.   Some stories make sense, some stories involve magic, and some stories are based on misunderstanding. The history of basil includes all three possibilities!First, the botanical name Ocimum basilicum…

Fall and Winter Herb Gardening

Here is the handout from the talk I gave on Fall and Winter Herb Gardening last Saturday at Harvest Day in Fair Oaks. Some people didn't receive the handout so I promised it would show up on our website, so, here it is! It was a pleasure speaking…

The Never Ending Tomato Questions

The time is near for tomato season to start.   That means the questions begin, and those of us in the plant industry will answer the question what x91heirloomx92 and x91indeterminatex92 means hundreds or perhaps thousands of times.   So,…

I Would Rather Be In The Garden

Dan is making me write a blog, he says it is very important to update our website with new and exciting information every week.   I would rather be out in the garden, or at least in the greenhouses, or doing yoga in the garden...anything to…