Wild Iris Herb Farm Plant List
and GARDEN NOTES by LUCY :
* Gardening with the Local Critters
* Concerning Lyme Disease
A complimentary plant list is available at the farm or by mail upon request.
Most of the listed plants are categorized by both their common and latin names
along with descriptions, season of bloom and available varieties.
The KEY explains the symbols used to designate plant characteristics
or sunlight preferences.
The list is to be regarded as a reference guideline only,
representing a general idea of what may be currently available at the farm.
At the bottom of the page there is a chart of Perennial Bloom Sequence.
This can be used to design for season long bloom in the garden.
At the farm when helping customers design their gardens, manager
Lucy Clarke uses the chart as a visual aid that customers can keep for a reference.
No customer digging is allowed.
We do not ship plants.
Call Lucy for more information
The Wild Iris Herb Farm Plant List is displayed in the photo album above.
Click on each frame to enlarge. Please be aware that each file is VERY large and may take considerable time to display.
We would be happy to send you a 'real' plant list through the US mail.
Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call lucy at (603) 431- 8438
Concerning Lyme Disease
In early April of 2006 I contracted Lyme Disease from a tick that probley came from a garden in Portsmouth, NH. At first I had a difficult time convincing a doctor to prescribe the antibiotic treatment that I needed. This was frustrating and a bit frightening. Since then I have encounted information in newspapers and on TV that is inaccurate and misleading about the disease and its' treatment.
Ticks that carry Lyme Disease are everywhere in our area now and precautions should be taken to avoid contracting the deisease. I make sure to check my whole body in a full length mirror, usually twice a day, and I also change my clothes after working outside. Washing clothing does not kill the tick, but a very hot dryer for 20 minutes may do the trick.
Knowing the facts about Lyme Disease is key. The most accurate information can be attained from the United States Center for Disease Control at their website ;
You should also be aware of how to safely and effectively remove a tick;
Another good link is the Lyme Association:
Cuisine for the Critters
|NEVER EATEN||SOMETIMES EATEN||ALWAYS EATEN|
|ACONITUM (monk's hood)|
|ACHILLEA (all)||ALLIUM (garlic chives)||ALCEA (hollyhocks)|
|AEGOPODIUM (snow on the mountain)||ANENOME||AURINIA (basket of gold)|
|ALCHEMILLA (lady's mantle)||ASTER||CENTAUREA|
|ALLIUM (except garlic chive)||BRUNNERA||CHELONE (turtlehead)|
|ALTHEA (marsh mallow)||BOLTONIA||DELPHINEUM|
|AGASTACHE (licorice mint)||CONVALLARIA (lily of valley)||HOSTA|
|ANTHEMIS (chamomile, golden margarite)||COREOPSIS (some)||IBERIS (candytuft)|
|ARMERIA (sea thrift)||CHRYSANTHEMUM||POLEMONIUM (jacob's ladder)|
|ARTEMISIA (all)||DIANTHUS||POLYGONATUM (solomon's seal)|
|DICENTRA (bleeding hearts)||SIDALCEA|
|ASARUM (european ginger)||ECHINACEA||PHLOX (tall)|
|ACTAEA (cimicifuga)||GERANIUM (some)|
|ARCTOSTAPHYLOS (bearberry)||HEMEROCALLIS (daylily)|
|ARUNCUS ( Goat's-beard)||HIBISCUS (mallow)|
|ASCLEPIAS (butterfly weed)||LIATRIS|
|BERGENIA||LOBELIA (cardinal flower)|
|CERASTIUM (snow in summer)||MACLEAYA (plume poppy)|
|CERATISTUGNA (plumbago)||OENOTHERA (evening primrose)|
|DORONICUM ( lepard's bane)||VERONICA|
|ECHINOPS (globe thistle)||VALERIAN|
|ERYNGIUM (sea holly)|
|EUPATORIUM (joe pye weed)||SWEET CICELY|
|GALIUM (sweet woodruff)|
|HEUCHERA (coral bells)|
|LAMIUM (dead nettle)|
|LEUCANTHEMUM (shasta daisy)|
|LIMONIUM (sea lavender)|
|LYCHNIS (mullien pinks)|
|LYSIMACHIA (except red leafed)|
|MERTENSIA (virginia bluebells)|
PEROVSKIA (russian sage)