farm

What We Grow
Our organic blooming fields hum with life: bees swarm the marigolds; rosy finches, sparrows and wrens make themselves at home; tree frogs cling to the stalks of cosmos. A few years ago, we even found a bird’s nest in the strawberry patch! Our kids run freely down the paths between the beds, and we don’t have to worry that they are brushing up against chemical residue.

At Marigold and Mint, we select which seeds to sow by choosing those ones whose fragrance, color, pattern — or simply overall delightfulness — we respond to. We love to be surprised by the stunning complexity of a flower or a branch, and to that end we are always trying out new types of flowers and other plants with ornamental value.

Take a look at what we are growing and harvesting, but know that this list is ever-changing.

Why Local/Organic
Flowers are living things and they are a commodity shipped around the world. Considering the fuel cost and chemicals used to keep lovely, fragile flowers protected and alive en route from, say, Tanzania to Tennessee, we prefer to grown and buy local.

At Marigold and Mint, we strive through our organic and sustainable agricultural practices to do no harm to the environment and all the people and animals that live in it, and to balance any harm (such as some reliance on fossil fuels) with a healthy serving of good: by growing and selling natural fragrant flowers and herbs within the Northwest. We work hard to build soil fertility, create habitat, and protect genetic diversity by growing countless varieties of flowers and herbs.

 

Allium Allium nectaroscordum siculum
Andromeda Pieris japonica
Apple Blossoms Malus
Cherry Blossoms Prunus
Flowering currant Ribes sanguineum
Forget-me-not Myosotis 'Bluebird', 'Chinese'
Fritillary Fritillaria
Grape hyacinth Muscari 'Album'
Hellebore Helleborus 'Green Envy,' 'Pacific Frost,' 'Rosy Finch,' 'Silver Lace,' 'Starling,' 'Winter Wren'
Lilac Syringa 'Atheline Wilbur,' 'Yankee Doodle'
Mint Mentha spicata 'Spearmint,' 'Kentucky Colonel'
Pansy Viola 'Atlas Black,' 'Atlas Needlepoint,' 'Bowles' Black,' 'Nichols' Blend'
Peach Blossoms Prunus
Plum Blossoms Prunus
Strawberry Fragaria
Tulip Tulipa 'Angelique,' 'Apricot Parrot,' 'Mount Tacoma'
Viburnum Viburnum
Amaranth Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Autumn Touch,' 'Copperheard,' 'Golden Giant,' 'Emerald Tassels,' 'Hot Biscuit,' 'Mercado'
Bishop's weed Ammi Majus and Ammi Visnaga 'White Dill,' 'Green Mist'
Blackberry Rubus
Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum
Coneflower Rudbeckia 'Green Wizard'
Cosmos Cosmos 'Gazebo White,' 'Sensation Mix, 'Sensation Purity, 'Yellow Garden'
Feverfew Tanacetum 'White Wonder'
Foxglove Digitalis 'Foxy'
Hops Humulus
Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla 'Harelquin,' 'La Marne,' 'Uzu'
Love-in-a-mist Nigella 'Bridal Veil,' 'Mulberry Rose,' 'Persian Violet'
Marigold Tagetes 'African,' 'First Lady,' 'French Brocade,' 'French Durango Outback,' 'French Queen Sophia,' 'Inca 2,' 'Janie Harmony,' 'Moonlight,' 'Signet Paprika,' 'Tangerine Gem,' 'Vanilla'
Mint Mentha spicata 'Spearmint,' 'Kentucky Colonel'
Nasturtium Tropaeolum 'Black Velvet,' 'Creamsicle,' 'Milkmaid,' 'Night and Day,' 'Vanilla Berry'
Pansy Viola 'Atlas Black,' 'Atlas Needlepoint,' 'Bowles' Black,' 'Nichols' Blend'
Peony Paeonia 'Coral Supreme,' 'Cheddar Pom Pom,' 'Green Halo,' 'Love's Touch,' 'Moon River'
Pincushion Scabiosa 'Imperial,' 'Olympia,' 'Paper Moon'
Plum Prunus
Poppy Papaver 'Buttercream,' 'Dusky Rose,' 'Heirloom Pepperbox,' 'Himalayan Blue,' 'Hungarian Breadseed'
Raspberry Rubus
Rose Rosa 'Frau Dagmar,' 'New Dawn'
Scenter Geranium
Strawberry Fragaria
Sunflower Helianthus 'Angels Halo,' 'Buttercream,' 'Chocolate Cherry,' 'Italian Green Heart,' 'Peach Passion,' 'Starburst Lemon,' 'Valentine'
Sweet pea Lathyrus ordoratus 'April in Paris,' 'Blue Celeste,' 'Jewels of Albion,' 'Mary Lou Heard,' 'North Shore,' and 'Regal Robe'
Zinnia Zinnia 'Apricot Blush,' 'Apricot Profusion,' 'Blue Point,' 'Green Envy,' 'Illumination,' 'Lavendar Queen,' 'Miss Willmott,' 'Persian Carpet,' 'Pixie Sunshine'
Cardoon Gobbo di Nizzia
Grape Vitis
Hops Humulus
Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla 'Harelquin,' 'La Marne,' 'Uzu'
Kiwi vine Actinidia
Marigold Tagetes 'African,' 'Butter and Eggs,' 'First Lady,' 'French Brocade,' 'French Durango Outback,' 'French Queen Sophia,' 'Inca 2,' 'Janie Harmony,' 'Moonlight,' 'Signet Paprika,' 'Tangerine Gem,' 'Vanilla'
Mint Mentha spicata 'Spearmint,' 'Kentucky Colonel'
Rose hips Rosa
Smokebush Cotinus 'Golden Spirit'
Sunflower Helianthus 'Angels Halo,' 'Buttercream,' 'Chocolate Cherry,' 'Italian Green Heart,' 'Peach Passion,' 'Starburst Lemon,' 'Valentine'
Andromeda Pieris japonica
Hellebore Helleborus 'Green Envy,' 'Pacific Frost,' 'Rosy Finch,' 'Silver Lace,' 'Starling,' 'Winter Wren'
Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla
Kiwi vine Actinidia
Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus
Viburnum Viburnum
Western cedar Thuja plicata