Urban Herbalism for All!
Come learn about healing herbs in the garden with Sarah Sutton on Sat. March 7 at 11 am!

We welcome back Sarah Sutton, Landscape Architect and author of “The New American Front Yard: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye” to talk about one of her favorite subjects – healing herbs in the garden on Saturday, March 7 at 11 am!

Herbs have myriad uses for daily ailments like sore throats, upset stomachs, toothaches, headaches, minor cuts and skin irritations – the list goes on! Come learn everything from herb basics, like how to recognize, harvest and store wild-harvested and purchased herbs, as well as various methods and recipes for making your own herbal medicines. Sarah will share some of her favorite and most useful garden herbs, CA natives and even common garden weeds. Hands-on demonstrations and recipes included!

A handful of our favorite herbal wonders
from nature's medicine cabinet!
Passiflora actinia "Passionflower" Salvia apiana “White Sage”
Passiflora actinia "Passionflower"
Elaborate 2-3" flowers bear a crown of purple and white striped filaments mid-to-late Spring, lasting for months. Leaves and flowers can be used in infusions to calm and relax the nerves. THE host for Gulf Fritillary butterflies. One of the best choices for shadier gardens.
Salvia apiana “White Sage”
With many medicinal and sacred uses, "White Sage" is most commonly used in teas to ease stomach aches, sore throats and congestion. Handy for making your own smudge sticks, too! Heat and drought loving, it doesn’t want much Summer water. Hardy USDA zone 8. Deer resistant!
Eschscholzia californica ssp. maritima 
'Coastal Form' Borago officinalis "Borage"
Eschscholzia californica ssp. maritima
'Coastal Form'

Dried and used in tinctures, powders and diffusions, the anti-microbial properties of CA poppy can be used to treat cuts, scrapes, insomnia and anxiety. This form has compact foliage in a lower, tighter mound 6-8” tall and 12” across.
Borago officinalis "Borage"
Clusters of edible sky blue flowers all Spring and Summer make this annual herb a superstar in the edible landscape and medicinal garden. Leaves and flowers have numerous uses, especially for lifting spirits and alleviating anxiety and stress. Flowers can be candied. Self-sows.
Satureja douglasii “Yerba Buena” Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’
Satureja douglasii “Yerba Buena”
Used medicinally by native people for indigestion, insomnia, fevers, colds, arthritic pain and toothaches, this heavenly scented CA native groundcover makes a delicious and healthful tea. Tolerates clay, sand and shade.
Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’
Extra compact and tidy, topping out at 1' tall x 2' wide, perfect for windy, coastal gardens. A classic first-aid herb, powdered leaves can be applied to wounds to disinfect and stop bleeding. Heat, drought and deer tolerant. Hardy USDA zone 5!
Tanacetum parthenium ‘Vegmo Snowball’ Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'
Tanacetum parthenium ‘Vegmo Snowball’
NEW! An endless parade of 1" snowball flowers appear Spring thru Fall on a multi-branching 3' tall x 2' wide plant. Recent pharmacological studies have shown Feverfew's remarkable value in treating migraines, headaches and inflammation. Deer resistant. Butterflies! Hardy USDA zone 5.
Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'
Beautiful silvery foliage, dense form and highest toughness rating makes ‘Silver Anouk’ a fave! One of the best herbs to add to the bath for tension relief, it's also a mild antidepressant and good for treating headaches. Blooms profusely in Spring with scented deep purple spikelets. Hardy USDA zone 6!

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