My husband and I have a licensed plant nursery, too. We specialize in PNW native plants and medicinal herbs. We sell to our gardening clients, and have plant sales twice a year. This year, we are selling online, and will deliver (Vashon only), or customers can come pick up their plants during their very own window of time, so they need not interact with anyone else, not even us! We have been busy starting seeds and propagating our plants.   We grow over 265 species of plants on our property, but we don't propagate them all. Click here to download the list of all the plants currently on offer. If you see something you like, please contact Diane Emerson, at dianeemerson@yahoo.com or call me at 206-567-5492.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants

My husband,Michael Laurie, is in charge of the medicinal plants. He has been studying, growing, and making tinctures and other products from them for over 25 years. Here is what he says about the medicinal plants:

"For more information on the medicinal plants we recommend downloading the iPlant app to your smart phone. For each plant it has photos and great information on range and appearance, parts used, physiological effects, medicinal uses, culinary uses, constituents, contraindications, and more.

I have over 70 books on herbs. I have read every page of over half of them.  For the others I have only read some of the pages, half or more for many. Out of all those books, I have two books on herbs that I would recommend

“Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West” by Michael Moore, not the filmmaker, but a no longer living but outstanding genius herbalist.

Also, there is the web site for the Herbalism school that he founded which has a lot of free medicinal herb information.  I recommend anything you find there written by Michael Moore. I was lucky enough to see him at an Herb Conference in Oregon about 20 years ago and he held his own very well on a panel with MD doctors as far as his understanding of physiology, microbiology, anatomy, and healing.

https://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html

Another good herb book is the National Geographic “Guide to Medicinal Herbs”.

Two of the authors are MD doctors and the four authors are all top herbal medicine experts. And most of what they say is backed up by scientific studies. And it is only 6 years old, so it is pretty up-to-date on a lot of the latest studies and research.

Some of you may not be familiar with what the typical pricing is for medicinal plants and seeds. To see what prices one of the other sellers of medicinal plants and seeds is charging we recommend that you visit the site of Strictly Medicinal Seeds. https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/

As you will see their prices are the same as ours except that we don’t have a shipping or handling fee. And with us you get the benefit of our over 20 years of growing medicinal plants on Vashon. We know which medicinals are easy or not so hard to grow here and which ones can be challenging. And our seeds are from plants that we have been growing on Vashon for many years."

Specializing in medicinal plants, PNW native plants, and edible perennials.