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    Flowers & Ornamentals (5)

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  • Herbs & Seasonings

    Herbs & Seasonings (11)

  • Medicinal Plants

    Medicinal Plants (15)

  • A beautiful tree once called "The Queen's Fruit", the Mangosteen is famous for it's juicy citric flavor that is completely unique.  Due to the very deep tap root that these establish, they do not like to be transplanted more than once when grown from tree clippings.  Be sure to plant on a place that it can remain for several years. Tips for growing Mangosteen
  • Motherwort

    $ 22.00
    Motherwort is named for its healing properties, because nothing says remedy like a mother's love.  Best known for its abilities to settle menstrual discomfort, it can also help regulate a woman's cycle.  Motherwort also helps with delayed labor and post birth cleansing.  Like Lavender or Wormwood, it is a member of the mint family with opposing leaves and squared off stems.  It can grow as tall as 2 meters. Modern medicine tends to view physical cures as separate from emotional healing.  In eastern medicine you find natural remedies because they can connect the various aspects of your healing.  Motherwort is said to calm the emotional self while strengthening the physical body. It also helps with digestion and kidney health.

    Motherwort Growing Tips

    Growing this beautiful herb is quite easy.  They are very forgiving as long you you provide them with  a well weeded and mulch growing spot.  Always be sure to keep them well watered and well loved.
  • Wormwood

    $ 20.00
    Wormwood is famous, or rather infamous, as the herb that is put into Absinthe to give it its 'kick'.  No studies show that it gives you a hallucinogenic effect, and yet it still has place in common folklore.  Let's move past the hype of absinthe laden nights, and explain that this herb actually hosts a huge variety of medicinal uses. In traditional medicine it has been used in the cleaning of parasites from the stomach and relieving menstrual cramps in women.  It is classified as a bitter and some say that bitters are the best way to heal and clean the body.

    Wormwood a Cancer Fighting Super Plant?

    Recent studies have shown that the same Malaria fighting benefits are what gives it the ability to fight cancer.  Extracting Artemisinin has been found to kill iron rich breast cancer cells.  The miraculous Wormwood extract of this plant is part of many studies on the fighting cancer cell growth. When you smoke Wormwood leaf, you will not only stimulate your appetite but calm and soothe your nerves because it is known to help with muscle spasms and mild forms of depression. Treatments and cures it is used for:
    • Crohn's Disease
    • SIBO
    • IBS
    • Chronic Fever
    • Heartburn
    • Gallbladder, Liver, and Stomach Ailments
    • Parasite cleansing
    • Soothing, calming effect when smoked
  • Amazing health benefits and a tree with many uses.  True cinnamon has added health benefits due to its lower rates of coumarin. Click here for growing tips
  • Lavender

    $ 12.00
    Lavender is one of the most amazing plants we sell.  It has amazing medicinal properties and it is a joy to have in the garden.  It makes for a great companion plant to help ward off insects.  Let's look at some of the well known benefits of Lavender:
    Settle upset stomach
    Lavender contains polyphenols. If you chew on the leaves or make a tea you can ease gas, bloating, and eliminate cramping.
    Reduces blood pressure
    By lowering your blood pressure, Lavender also lowers the risk of heart attack or stroke by easing pressure on the blood vessels.  Ancient Asian blood pressure treatments regularly include this biennial flower.
    Stimulates hair growth
    By steeping the flowers of Lavender you can create a wonderful tea-like solution that can be used like a shampoo in your hair.  This stimulate hair follicles and hair growth.
    Heals cuts and scrapes
    Crushing the leaves and putting it on a cut can heal the injury faster.  It can also help prevent infections from forming around the wound.  Children react much better to getting their cuts treated when it is flowers and leaves.  Use the leaves and flowers to make a fresh paste and place it on the injury.
    Stress reduction and anxiety relief
    From insomnia to just decompressing after a long day, Lavender is famous for it's soothing properties.   Beginners who are just learning the techniques to meditation.
  • Sage

    $ 9.50
    We offer many types of Sage, and our current top seller is White Sage.  White Sage is a super medicinal, and you really must do some research when learning all the various uses the White Sage has.
    Tips for growing Sage plants
  • Mullein, otherwise known as Flannel Leaf, due to the fuzzy hair that help identify this Medicinal Herb.  This plant can help you quit smoking an heal your lungs at the same time!  A known expectorant an cough suppressant, Mullein actually grows like a weed so keep it contained in your local garden, as explained:
    • To prevent mullein from spreading in the landscape, you need to remove the fuzzy rosettes that appear on the plant.
    • Remove the flower stalk before the seeds disperse to prevent a widespread seeding.
    Read more tips on growing Mullein...  
  • Lemon Balm

    $ 8.00
    Lemon Balm is a pleasant scented herb that is sometimes confused with Bee Balm.  It is a great food or drink flavoring, and has been known to have healing properties.  A common healing tincture is made from a blend of Lemon Balm and Motherwort to create a wonderful calming effect from anxiety.

    Lemon Balm as a companion plant

    Do you want bees in your garden?  Of course you do, we all do!  The flowers are great bee buddies, and certainly can help draw in more pollinators into your home garden.  When growing this herb, do be sure to find a place with some shade, especially during the midday.  They can be burned from the sun.  Plants grown in the shade will be more productive and taste better.
    It helps ease the itch from mosquito bites!
    That's right folks, the remedy, you or your loved ones have been looking for.  To ease the itch of mosquitoes bites, just rub fresh lemon balm over the area of the bite.  The itch will subside quickly.

    How to make a Anti-viral Tincture

    Fill a jar up 75% with leaves and add a basic alcohol higher than 80 proof.  Make sure the cap is not made of metal and cap it and store it for 4-6 weeks.  Shake it once a week during the curing process.  Strain out the leaves and you will have a stomach soothing tincture that can last up to a year.  Take a half teaspoon on those days you aren't feeling your best.  
  • One of our Top 5 most purchased Greens for the home garden.  Kale is a fast growing hardy green, that some have call a superfood.  Our Kale plants come anywhere from 3-6 weeks old.

    Tips for Growing Dinosaur Kale

  • Borage

    $ 6.50
    Borage is a multi-purpose annual that grows brilliantly blue flowers throughout the year.  Leaves can be used in salads, and companion planters love to have borage near there tomato plants, as it is known to discourage the tomato horn worm.  The essential oil derived from Borage seeds is a well known medical treatment for skin issues like eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and neurodermatitis.  Borage is also used to increase breast milk production and bronchitis treatments.
    Tips for growing Borage and its uses
  • Bishop's Flower is also known as Queen Anne's Lace or Lady Lace in North America.  It is a medicinal flower used to help people with certain skin conditions.  If you find yourself taking in too much sun in Costa Rica, this flower can help.  It can actually stimulate pigment growth and retention in the skin.  The Methoxsalen found in Bishop's flower promotes melanin growth when skin is exposed to UV light.  Further studies are being done as to its effectiveness.

    In the garden

    Bishop's Flower can serve as a distraction for harmful bugs by giving them something other than your tomatoes to feed on.  Keep it controlled and don't let it get out of control as it does grow like a weed when permitted.
  • Thyme

    $ 6.00
    Thyme is well known as a cooking spice all over the world, but did you know that Thyme possesses medicinal qualities as well?  Here are some things people use Thyme to treat:
    • Acne Treatment
    • Athlete's Foot
    • Thyme for stimulating hair growth
    • Thyme essential oils for Skin health
    • Dandruff treatment
    • Thyme has anti-flammatory properties
    • Helps with respiratory dysfunctions
    • Thyme is known to strengthen bones
    • Controlling blood pressure with Thyme
    • Muscle Cramping
    • Thyme boosts the immune system
    • Prevention of Anaemia with Thyme
    Thyme growing tips here
  • Once best known for its edible roots, Evening Primrose is a medicinal green with may uses.  The flowers, leaves, bark, seeds, and roots all have various uses from cooking to healing illness.  High in GLA, Evening Primrose and the oils in its seeds are used to prevent hardening arteries Eczema, cirrhosis.  It also treats Menopause, PMS, and high blood pressure.  There are many other benefits being researched currently.
    Tips for growing Evening Primrose
  • Costa Rican Mojitos are enjoyed with an Yerba Buena kick.  Very healthy and happy plant to grow here in Costa Rica with an amazing flavor that has variations.  You can choose from our Yerba Buena with the Lemon/ Limon Flavor, or the Mint / Menta Flavor. Here are some tips on how to grow Yerba Buena
  • One of our favorite fast growing greens!  Arugula is a zesty sharp flavored leafy green that adds a nice twist to your garden salad.  You can begin to harvest the greens of your arugula in only 30 days!  Typically the plants you purchase from us will be about 2-4 weeks old.

    Click for Tips and Instructions on growing Arugula

  • Ginger

    $ 2.50
  • The basil is an annual that takes 70 days to maturity.  Basil like full sun, rich gardon soil, and plenty of watering.  Harvest before flowering, an to extend harvest time, clip the flowering tops early in their development. Enjoy the fresh pesto with your own basil garden!  
  • What's Stevia simply? How am i able to understand if it is the pure kind?

    Stevia, or “stevia rebaudiana” is a plant that originates in Brazil with clearly sweet candy leaves. The leaves may be dried and powdered right into a pure sweetener about 40 instances sweeter than sugar. These uncooked, unprocessed Stevia leaves have a sturdy aftertaste akin to licorice, and taste artificial. Pure unprocessed Stevia leaves are a rare treat around most parts of the world.

    Grow Stevia babies in your Garden for a sweet kick!

    The pleasant Stevia plant is the sort of sweet that you could give up sugar for. When it’s fresh, you realize it’s actually the Stevia flowers that develop beautifully in a pot, a garden, a window field, or on your kitchen window sill. Just pull off a leaf when you want to sweeten some thing. This way you can make sure it’s organic, and the soil is wholesome.