Pronounced (seh-seh-lee goo-me-fair-um)
Quite similar to the habit of Angelica pachycarpa, this semi-evergreen is technically a biannual, that can be forced to be perennial by pruning the flowers to the ground as soon as they die and before they go to seed. If choosing not to maintain them in this way, they will behave as a biannual by blooming their second year, and then self-seeding. A quirky addition to a drought tolerant landscape, this wonderful specimen is showing without much maintenance work at all. Silvery fern-like leaves emerge from a central growing stem, with large umbels of white flowers emerging the second year. Does not die back in the winters in Portland, lending it to be a semi-evergreen rather than a true perennial. Not commonly seen in many Portland gardens, though it is an excellent choice for the gardener or homeowner seeking a unique, low maintenance, and drought tolerant landscape!
Pronounced (kali-stemen see-beri)
We're excited to be offering a selection of seeds this season from Adaptive Seeds out of Sweet Home, OR this year. Founded by Sarah Kleeger and Andrew Still in 2009, Adaptive Seeds is geared toward eco-conscious home gardeners, farmers, and seed saving enthusiasts. It is important to note that that they are a certified organic and that none of their seeds are proprietary hybrids, patented, PVP, or GMO, but rather they are open pollinated with an abundant gene pool. All seeds are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers, and grown personally by Adaptive, or by regional friend, and is noted on variety descriptions. Adaptive Seeds is a partner seed company, and participating breeder with the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). Overall a company doing great things that we are proud to support.
A selection of our favorite flowers, herbs, and vegetables are available at the shop ready to be sown into your gardens! On a personal note, Emily's winter CSA grows their vegetables with Adaptive Seeds, and her favorites are the Black Futsu squash, Candystick Delicata, and Salade de Russie Lettuce. Come in a check it all out!