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Larry Jackson
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Thank you for sharing this. My family is trying to buy only perennial plants, and your site will help us do that. Might you happen to have access to any northern variety of cold hardy Avacado tree starts? I have shared the site information with my family to check out the plants that are currently listed.
Thanks again,
Larry
Gemma Boyd
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This website looks wonderful - thanks for sharing!
Christy Garner
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The Lilac Lizard really is gorgeous.  Photos can't do it justice.  I'm not sure about being a perennial in the desert.  I live in zone 9b and we get to about 105 degrees in summer and down to 25 degrees in the winter and they handle it no problem.  One thing that may be worth trying is to start one in the sun and one in partial shade in your desert climate.  I find that many perennials actually do really great in partial shade during the heat of the summer.
H Mortenson
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Hi Christy, do you think the lilac lizard (beautiful, by the way) would grow as a perennial in the desert?
Christy Garner
Post     Subject: OUR PERENNIAL NURSERY HAS SPROUTED! 🌿

🌸THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL 1ST SEASON! 🌸 It's been such a joy sharing these amazing plants with so many of you.  For those of you who have already purchased from us, thanks so much.  If you're looking to grow a whole lot more food and medicine with a whole lot less work, now's the perfect time to stock up and get your perennial garden started!  We're ending our shipping season and want to close out inventory to make way for even more perennial goodness next Fall.  Now until June 15th, you can get 30% OFF ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!  Runner beans, comfrey, nettles, medicinal herbs, perennial greens...and so much more!  We're rooting for you... :)

Get 'em here!  www.perennialpermaculture.com
Sue Reeves
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Another Santa Cruz Mountain person here -- I am in upper Bonny Doon
Christy Garner
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Bring a little sunshine and cheer into your garden!  You can't help but smile when you see a cheerful, bright orange calendula flower smiling back at you.  This beautiful marigold is edible and also provides beautiful medicine.  At our farm, it blooms almost year-round!  Although it's technically an annual, it has an amazing ability to re-seed itself so it pops up year after year.  We have seeds available now!
Lisa Sture
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Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Congratulations!

I always wish for perennials that produce edible greens, that are as tender, and easy on the taste buds, as annual greens.



You probably know this, but maybe some others don’t …

With perennial greens, they will produce forever, sure! However if you don’t keep them fed we’ll by regular mulching, the leaves get smaller and more vulnerable to bugs and disease- which they survive and keep going through. If you treat them well, their leaves get bigger than you dreamed possible and tast much better. All leafy greens taste sweeter if they have access to plenty of minerals in the soil.
Of course the young growth in spring and autumn also is sweeter snd more tender.
I don’t find perennial kale as easy to make kale salad with though…
I have 3 varieties of perennial kale and see one of my jobs as getting propagated plants into as many hands as possible. I find that people taste each of the varieties very differently (whereas I don’t). So don’t give up on perennial kale too soon! Then there’s 9 star broccoli …
Sena Kassim
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Great website! Love teh design and layout. Plus totally rad pants. =}
Jesse Glessner
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Christy Garner wrote:Comfrey is the workhorse of a perennial garden!  It gives so much and asks for so little...and did we mention that it's BEAUTIFUL?!   In addition to its gorgeous leaves and flowers, it gives us home-grown fertilizer and medicine.  We grow it around our fruit trees and as a border around our veggie gardens.  We simply couldn't grow the amazing things we do in our food forest without this miraculous plant.  Comfrey roots are shipping now!



And all of my little Honey Bees love these plants also, along with the Yarrow and Garlic Chives too! The bees really go nuts over those tiny little chives flowers.

I built a 6 ft X 16 ft. Herb Garden years ago and about 3 years ago I sectioned it off with a walkway down the middle and NINE sections (by 2" X 2" wood pieces) for 18 different plants total. Not all of them grew last year and some of what I want to put in there is hard to find as Plants. I've not had a lot of luck with Herb seeds. I just like to grow these to see and identify the different herbs - but I do snip a very few and invite two women cousins to come by and use what they want.
Christy Garner
Post     Subject: OUR PERENNIAL NURSERY HAS SPROUTED! 🌿

Comfrey is the workhorse of a perennial garden!  It gives so much and asks for so little...and did we mention that it's BEAUTIFUL?!   In addition to its gorgeous leaves and flowers, it gives us home-grown fertilizer and medicine.  We grow it around our fruit trees and as a border around our veggie gardens.  We simply couldn't grow the amazing things we do in our food forest without this miraculous plant.  Comfrey roots are shipping now!
Christy Garner
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It's not nice to play favorites, but if we had to choose one plant which can pretty much do it all, it's Stinging Nettle!  Nettle is delicious and nutritious.  It mines for vitamins and minerals and makes them available for us and also releases them to your plants when used as a homemade fertilizer.  It's also one of the most potent and versatile herbal medicines available to the home gardener.  Can you tell we like it a little bit?  :)  Get your roots now!
Lisa Sture
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Christy Garner wrote:Hi Lisa!  Thanks for your message. At this time, plant material isn’t allowed to be shipped out of the country. But there is a chance that we could get some seeds to you at the end of summer. Several of our unique perennial kales and collards are flowering and we’ll be offering their seeds when they’re ready!  We totally agree about these plants being an amazing source of food during climate change. They grow so effortlessly and produce so much food. Sending you a big plant hug. 👍🌿

That would be amazing. My email is lovinglifesmagic@pm.me

Christy Garner
Post     Subject: OUR PERENNIAL NURSERY HAS SPROUTED! 🌿

Hi Lisa!  Thanks for your message. At this time, plant material isn’t allowed to be shipped out of the country. But there is a chance that we could get some seeds to you at the end of summer. Several of our unique perennial kales and collards are flowering and we’ll be offering their seeds when they’re ready!  We totally agree about these plants being an amazing source of food during climate change. They grow so effortlessly and produce so much food. Sending you a big plant hug. 👍🌿

Lisa Sture wrote:

Christy Garner wrote:Your garden will look lovely in lilac!  This is another Perennial Permaculture introduction.  It will give you the same textured, delicious leaves as the Crocodile Collard, but has beautiful lilac-colored stems and veins within the leaves.  So gorgeous and delicious.  We bred this new perennial collard in our food forest and are delighted to be able to share it with you.  We're offering a limited number of cuttings for this new perennial veggie at:  perennialpermaculture.com.




Is it possible to ship to the uk - please say yes! I have 3 perennial kales and grow on cuttings  and share them with community projects and sella few. I am passionate about the resilience these plants give during changing seasonal weather.

Lisa Sture
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Christy Garner wrote:Your garden will look lovely in lilac!  This is another Perennial Permaculture introduction.  It will give you the same textured, delicious leaves as the Crocodile Collard, but has beautiful lilac-colored stems and veins within the leaves.  So gorgeous and delicious.  We bred this new perennial collard in our food forest and are delighted to be able to share it with you.  We're offering a limited number of cuttings for this new perennial veggie at:  perennialpermaculture.com.




Is it possible to ship to the uk - please say yes! I have 3 perennial kales and grow on cuttings  and share them with community projects and sella few. I am passionate about the resilience these plants give during changing seasonal weather.
Christy Garner
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This beautiful perennial green adds a light cucumber flavor to your salads!   Salad Burnet leaves have a unique and beautiful leaf shape and with their mild taste, they can be used in so many ways. Young leaves are tender and the sweetest tossed into salads, used as a garnish, or mixed into sauces and herbal butters. It tastes so much like cucumber...you'll have to try it to believe it!  We have seeds for this rare plant available now for a limited time.
Christy Garner
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Dessert and powerful herbal medicine in one! What more can you ask for?  If you're looking for an easy-to-grow raspberry that gives you tons of sweet, delicious fruit without much work, this is the raspberry for you. This raspberry variety is loved for its rich color and excellent raspberry taste.  We'll dig you a fresh plant right out of our patch so you can enjoy these ever-bearing raspberries for years to come.  It's a joy to share them with you.  Get your bare-root raspberries here now!
Jenny Wright
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Christy Garner wrote:Hi Jenny!  We're trialing some perennial leeks right now.  I want to make sure that they over-winter well and spring back to life when it warms up.  I'll keep you posted.  :)  

Jenny Wright wrote:I've been looking for perennial leeks. Any chance that you will carry those?


Awesome! 😊
Christy Garner
Post     Subject: OUR PERENNIAL NURSERY HAS SPROUTED! 🌿

Hi Jenny!  We're trialing some perennial leeks right now.  I want to make sure that they over-winter well and spring back to life when it warms up.  I'll keep you posted.  :)  

Jenny Wright wrote:I've been looking for perennial leeks. Any chance that you will carry those?

Christy Garner
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Perennial Sweet Pea, also known as Everlasting Pea, look like magical orchids in your garden. These perennial sweet peas have a gorgeous range of colors from deep pinkish purple, to rose, to white.  Their vines bramble along the ground and their blossoms reach up to the sun on the tips of their vines.  They make a beautiful cut flower and attract loads of pollinators to the garden. Although they aren't edible, they have a superpower...they are nitrogen fixers!  Beauty and fertility in one. We grow these in our fruit orchard and enjoy the beautiful orchid-like flowers and cut them down after flowering to fertilize our trees.  Absolutely gorgeous!  Seeds are available now!
Jenny Wright
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I've been looking for perennial leeks. Any chance that you will carry those?
Cris Fellows
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Ordered!  So exciting!!!  Thanks for the 20%.
Christy Garner
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If you're looking for a plant that can give you nitrogen, attract beneficial insects, is beautiful, and super easy-to-grow ... you've found it!  False indigo is our favorite nitrogen-fixing shrub in our food forest.  It gives you lush, green leaves and beautiful flowers that attract insects all season long and then you can chop and drop it to provide fertilizer for surrounding plants.  Beauty and fertility in one.
Seeds available now!
Christy Garner
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Are you tired of having your spinach bolt in hot weather?  Us too!  Perpetual Spinach to the rescue...  Perpetual Spinach is actually a chard, but it tastes more like spinach and has a tender, nice mouth-feel.  It can handle summer heat no problem and is quite cold-tolerant.  We've heard that it can be grown as a perennial down to zone 5 with lots of mulch.  It pumps out delicious leaves for us right up until frost, when it goes dormant and then springs back to life when things warm back up.  Get your seeds now at: perennialpermaculture.com
Christy Garner
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Your garden will look lovely in lilac!  This is another Perennial Permaculture introduction.  It will give you the same textured, delicious leaves as the Crocodile Collard, but has beautiful lilac-colored stems and veins within the leaves.  So gorgeous and delicious.  We bred this new perennial collard in our food forest and are delighted to be able to share it with you.  We're offering a limited number of cuttings for this new perennial veggie at:  perennialpermaculture.com.
Christy Garner
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We're so thankful for our community's support.  Thanks for those of you who have checked out our site and placed orders.  As a thank you, we've made a special promo code for our permie friends.  Enter code:  PERMIES20 for 20% off your first purchase at perennialpermaculture.com.  We're excited to share our favorite perennial plants with you.  Plant once.  Eat forever. 👍
Christy Garner
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Thanks Joseph!  I'm with you on that wish.  I'm working on some sweet chicories right now in hopes that we can nail a perennial lettuce substitute with a soft mouth-feel and a sweet taste.  The game I'm playing is to find a delicious perennial alternative to every annual veggie.  Not with the hopes of completely replacing our annuals, but it would be great to have crop redundancy so we can dramatically extend our harvest windows and have backups in place in case of crop failure.  I've been really inspired by your landrace work.  I'm incorporating it into my perennial plant breeding.  I'm growing out large seed grexes and then selecting for taste, disease-resistance, drought tolerance, and perennial ability.  I'm not fussing with the plants much besides keeping things mulched and spraying off periodic insects with water.  My goal is to foster plants that are delicious, tough, nutrient-dense, and can handle increasingly challenging conditions with ease.  I believe it's the future of farming.  Thanks for all of your inspiration and wisdom.  I deeply appreciate you.
Joseph Lofthouse
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Congratulations!

I always wish for perennials that produce edible greens, that are as tender, and easy on the taste buds, as annual greens.
Christy Garner
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We're excited to share that our perennial food forest is finally at the place where we can share the overflow of our favorite perennial fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers!  We've opened a small nursery to share our favorite perennial plants with you.  This has been a dream of ours for many years. :) Let us know if there are any perennial permaculture plants you’d love to see! https://www.perennialpermaculture.com/