February 2011
News from
THE THYME GARDEN
February 2011

After being in business for 22 years now and wanting to keep in touch with our customers with a monthly newsletter we're giving it a try. We apologize if you received this email and don't want to be bothered. You can easily take your email address off the list by clicking the unsubscribe button below. We think this will be a great way to share our 30 years of experience at growing herbs as well as using them in recipes in the kitchen. We have thousands of customers growing our hops in all corners of the country. As they give us feedback on what works where, we'll happily pass the information along. It will also be fun to make you a part of things happening here like our salmon recovery projects, events and watching the garden grow.
Start out a new year in the garden with us!

By now, you have probably received your 2011 catalog in the mail and are started dreaming about spring. It doesn't feel very far away today as the sun is shining and the temperature is a pleasant 45 degrees (windchill is another factor, however, hence I am sitting inside typing and am only dreaming about being outside working...)

To request a catalog or have one sent to a friend, click here.

We have bareroot perennials ready to add a little pizzaz to those shady spots in your garden!
One of the most common requests we hear is for plants that grow in the shade. Our bareroot perennial plants do just that and have the added benefit of not only being attractive but also having medicinal properties.You can find these herbs growing naturally in shaded to partially shaded conditions in deciduous forests with moist, slightly acidic soil, rich in leaf compost. They will need occasional watering during dry summers. The closer you can duplicate this environment the happier your plants will be. We offer Bloodroot, Blue and Black Cohosh, Wild Ginger, Goldenseal, Hepatica, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Mayapple and Solomon's Seal as bareroot perennials.
We begin shipping our bareroots in early March or sooner if available and as long as they stay dormant. (Usually until May). If your ground is not frozen when you receive them you may plant them right away or refrigerate them until spring (Do Not Freeze). They may also be planted in gallon containers until you are ready to plant. Visit our website to order your roots today!
The glossy palmate leaves of Mayapple produce delicate white flowers that are followed by the fruits or apples which are juicy and slightly acidic and can be used as a laxative.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit is an unusual and attractive flowering shade plant that has many medicinal properties and was also used as a food source.

Goldenseal is a popular medicinal plant effective in treating inflammations. Native Americans also used it to make dye.

Our present project is building our own walk-in refrigerator. Pretty soon we will be out digging hops and storing them in our new cooler. It will be awesome to be able to keep more bareroot stock on hand in the spring, as well as to be able to hold larger items - like wedding cakes! - and food for our summer events.

And, if you like herbs and you like food like we do, be sure to check out our blog at: www.moregoodthymes.blogspot.com.


Thanks for reading and happy gardening!

Janet, Rolfe and Bethany

The Thyme Garden
20546 Alsea Hwy
 Alsea Oregon 97324