Click here to see the 2017 list of herbs available for sale. Contact me for an appointment.
Buck Mountain Herbs is an organic herb farm in Cornwall Connecticut growing 70 varieties of culinary herbs sold as potted herb starts, container arrangements, fresh cut bunches, culinary salts, dried herb seasonings and teas.
A Victorian tradition to send a bouquet of herbs and flowers each with a significant meaning or message
Pat Bramley, Owner, holds a B.S. Degree from UCONN in Environmental Horticulture and applies organic, sustainable Agricultural practices to the land
What's Happening 3.4.17
I am so excited! Buck Mountain Herbs will be at Trade Secrets this year.
Selling plants until July 4, then cut herbs, fresh iced tea mixes, nosegays, herbal salts, seasonings and garlands for kids!
Cornwall Agricultural Fair
Cornwall Village Green Pine St. Cornwall 067653
Warren Fall Festival
Oct. 7th and 8th
UCC Holiday Fair
Dec.2nd Saturday 9-2
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
A pretty and practical Herb: Feverfew is great for repelling mosquitoes and other flying biting insects - ideal for planting around outdoor seating areas and pathways.
Feverfew is a good companion plant enhancing the growth of plants around it. Feverfew contains pyrethrin, a natural insect repellent. A weak infusion controls whitefly and spider mites.
Tanacetum parthenium, known as Green Feverfew is actually a species of chrysanthemum that has been grown in herb and medicinal gardens for centuries.
Pretty daisy-like flowers on a mid-sized 20 inch bush make Feverfew a garden favorite. The white petals with yellow centers, accent the green serrated citrus scented leaves of this short-lived, bushy perennial (to -5F); often grown as an annual or biennial in sun and a well-drained soil bed.
Costmary Tanacetum Balsamita
Also known as Alecost, as it was once an important flavoring of ales.
Also known as Bible Leaf, because of its large oblong leaves which make neat, fragrant bookmarks and something to secretly chew on during long sermons.
Costmary is an attractive hardy perennial herb, reaching 4 feet in height and producing pretty, yellow, button-like flowers. The leaves have a balsam-like fragrance.
Costmary was grown extensively for the treatment of burns and insect bites, when a fresh leaf was rubbed on the bite.
History: Costmary was taken to the New World by English colonists who combined it with lavender to scent linens and blankets, as it helps to deter clothes moths.
The dried leaves retain their balsam fragrance for a long time – good for pot pourris.
Modern herbalists recommend Costmary to relieve a stuffed up
nose by steaming in water, under a towel.
Tanacetum is the Aster Family which includes Feverfew and Tansy. All prefer full sun and dryish, well-drained soils.