I was excited to finally receive some of the new plants that I ordered. I ordered several herbs from Colonial Creek Farm. I am not sure how I stumbled across this website. I had it bookmarked since last year. Since I had some extra garden money left, I ordered a few plants.
I was really pleased with how well the box was packaged. All of the plants were in excellent condition. I am always looking for different or unusual plants, and Colonial Creek Farm offers a wide variety. Here is what I ordered.
Texas Tarragon: Reading up on French tarragon convinced me that it was not a good option for the very hot weather my area has. I then discovered Texas tarragon. Since it is not a perennial for my zone, I will be planting it in a pot so I can overwinter it in the greenhouse.
Russian Comfrey: I use comfrey in a homemade salve. Since one of my goals is to be more self-sufficient, it made sense to grow my own. I chose this variety, because it is sterile. In the future I might grown common comfrey. One Russian comfrey plant should supply all I need though.
Banana Mint: I love mints. I decided to slowly build a variety in my garden. Colonial Creek offers 45 varieties of mint. I thought the banana mint was unusual but useful at the same time.
Bay Laurel: I always use bay leaves in cooking so this was an obvious choice to add to the garden. It was much larger than I expected it to be. I will plant it in a large pot and may eventually move it to the yard depending on how large it gets.
Munstead Lavender: I already have one lavender plant, but I have been looking for a good one for culinary use. This variety also handles the heat and humidity well.
Tangerine Sage: I added pineapple sage to my garden last year and loved it. I used the leaves in my herbal teas and just loved the scent of it in the garden. Tangerine sage is also a culinary variety. It has a light citrus scent.
I was extremely happy with everything that I ordered. I will definitely order from Colonial Creek Farm again.