is a small nursery & farm in north Idaho specializing in fragrant and lesser known ornamental, edible & useful plants for northern climates, plus herbal necessities using herbs and flowers from our gardens, woods and fields.
"Scented flowers & foliage, night-blooming plants, a vase of amazing cut flowers for the window sill; we offer all these plants & more, with a special yen for the unusual, the far-flung and the hard-to-find. Cottage garden plants, alpine lovelies, herbs from around the world, exotic fruits all find a place here. Plus, of course, anything blue.
We grow a wide range of fragrant herbs, Primula, species Peonies, Penstemons, species & heirloom Roses, culinary, dyers' and perfumers' plants, Western native plants and more....all depending on whim and interest."
For 2017 there will be roses, strawberries, some Iris, and fragrant herbs (rosemary, lavender, sages) with other plants by whim; I'm not able to dig and carry as I once was so the gardens are getting more circumspect. As the weather gets warmer & drier, the plants we have success with are changing too, adding a challenge I would never have imagined 25 years ago.
Check out our recipes, lore, reading and how-to pages for ideas and tips on cooking with, using and gardening with herbs and fragrant plants. Visit our blog In Paradise, where we chat about gardening & farming, soapmaking, cooking, etc.
All pages, text & images copyright Paradise Gardens Rare Plant Nursery except for the lovely Chickadee logo and tree artwork, and the homepage design and its elements, courtesy Céline Jolly