The flowers are beautiful at all stages. They are cupped at first, opening to form large rosettes, filled with many perfectly arranged petals. Their colour is a soft peachy pink. As the blooms open, the outer petals turn back and become a paler shade. There is a delicious fruity fragrance in the Tea Rose tradition.
There is something a little special about white roses – they are all purity and light – and yet really good white roses are rare among English Roses and Hybrid Tea Roses alike. This is because white roses are very difficult to breed. ‘Claire Austin’ bears pleasingly cupped buds of a pale lemon shade which gradually open to form large, creamy-white flowers of typical English Musk delicacy. They have a strong fragrance based on myrrh with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope.
This is a charming rose which bears numerous, cupped flowers, with yellow stamens visible within. The colour is a soft pink shading to a paler pink on the outer petals. Its growth is rather upright, with its flowers held above the foliage. It flowers freely and continuously. There is a powerful fragrance - an outstanding example of the English Rose fragrance, based on the myrrh note introduced with ‘Constance Spry’.
Organic Indigo Rose Tomato This variety is stunningly jet black! As it ripens the underside turns from green to a rosy red. Flavor is great, strongly acidic and when sliced it looks just like a plum with its deep red flesh. The plants are vigorous and show good field resistance to fungal diseases and blights. The 2 – 2.5 ounce fruit grows on vines with nice clusters of 6-8 fruit. Indeterminate (Lycopersicon esculentum) Days to maturity: 80 days
A variety of rather unusual colouring for an English Rose. Before the flowers even begin to open, the outside of the buds are a most wonderful dark red with dashes of orange. When fully open the flowers are a lovely mixture of rich, almost tangerine orange on the inside of the petals and a more yellow orange on the outside; the whole set off against the very dark, bronzy green leaves that only slowly become dark green with age.
‘Jude the Obscure’ vies with Golden Celebration for the first place as the most magnificent of the English Roses. Its flowers are very large and of incurved chalice shape. Their color is a pleasing medium yellow on the inside of the petals and a paler yellow on the outside.
Organic Nasturtium Mix A mix of yellow, orange, rose and crimson flowers on trailing plants. Edible flowers and foliage are a gourmet treat reminiscent of peppery watercress in flavor. Long, trailing plants are perfect for hanging baskets, containers or in the garden. Lily pad-like leaves are just as attractive as the bright flowers. Plants will climb if tied to supports but prefer to hang. Vines can reach 10’ long. 200 seeds/oz (Trapaeolum majus) Days to maturity: 60 days
Organic Bouquet Dill The most widely grown organic dill for fresh eating, flowers and seed heads. Bouquet is an early maturing variety, producing seed heads well ahead of others and right in time for summer pickles. Flowering umbels average 6” wide. Average height is 30”. 15M seeds/oz (Anthenum graveolens ) Days to maturity: 45-55 days leaf, 95 seed
Organic Thyme Petite leaves and mini spikes of pinkish-lavender flowers atop woody stalks, growing to about 6-10”. Our strain is a winter hardy variety that does well in cool regions. Transplanting is recommended. Start seedlings 8-10 weeks before planting date. Sow seeds 1?8” deep or sprinkle seed onto soil surface and cover gently. Separate and plant 8” apart. (Thymus vulgaris ) Days to maturity: 90 days
Organic Santo Cilantro Both seed and leaves are used in numerous cuisines from around the world. This strongly scented herb grows with flat, toothed leaves. Easy to grow and tolerant of cooler conditions, it prefers direct sun. Fully grown, cut at 12-18” tall. Direct seed 1/4” deep, 2” apart, and thin to a final spacing of 4-6”. Start transplants 4-6 weeks before planting date. Bolt resistant strain. (Coriander sativum ) Days to maturity: 55 days leaf, 95 seed