Aside from being beautiful and aromatic, herbs and flowers are great sources of food for bees and birds, especially when there's a continuous supply of blooms throughout the season. When choosing seeds, particularly so with the flowers, I'm selecting for attractive, unique and long-lasting varieties for customers and pollinators alike. With the herbs, I'm instead quite focused on culinary and/or medicinal value, knowing that many of these species are already so loved by the bees.
It's important to note that all of our herbs and cut flowers are Certified Organic, along with the vegetables. It might seem strange that flowers would be certified, since you're most likely not eating them. But rather, it's important to the health of the pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.) that frequent and rely on these flowers as a major food source. The same creatures that pollinate our food crops. The certification is a testament to our dedication to chemical-free, healthy plants, animals and humans. In the 2016 season, we're growing: