Plant and Seed Catalog

Resilience Design’s urban micro-nursery in Portland, OR grows edible landscaping plants and companions plants such as native flowers to attract pollinators and herbs to attract beneficial insects, plus select ornamentals. These are many of my favorite multi-functional plants, proven for our region and I’m so excited to share them with you.

See the current availability for the species, sizes and prices on hand now:
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:::::Fruit Tree Sale! 20% off all fruit trees. Oct. 17-31.:::::: 

Next Plant Sale:
Nursery is open by appointment during fall planting time!  Email Mulysa to place an order or set up a time to visit! mulysa@resiliencedesign.com

New offerings: Dwarf French Heirloom Fig ‘Violette de Bordeaux’, Muscat grapes,  Nettles, Cardoon, Medlar and Quince trees, Meadow flowers. New batch of Alpine strawberries!

Now available! Eco-lawn seed, 3 mixes to choose from.

Also! Ornamental plants that are not on the order form yet: Crepe myrtle ‘Nanchez’ (tree form, 10′ tall), Blue Zinger sedge, Japanese forest grass, Moudry fountain grass, Bronze sedge, Azara microphylla, Variegated azara, Variegated ginger, Agave (tropical).

Read about how the plants and seeds are grown here.

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The catalog lists all I offer throughout the year – some plants are currently sold out but are available by special order. See availability above for current stock.

Fruit Trees


Apple ‘Honeycrisp’ (Malus domestica)ResilienceDesign_Apple Certified Salmon-Safe
This lovely apple is the super star introduction of the University of Minnesota’s century-long apple breeding program. It produces large, juice apples with just the right sweet-tart balance. The skin is red striped with a yellow background. Grows to 12-16 ft. tall. Semi-dwarf (Root stock M-7).

#5 pot, $24


Apple ‘Liberty’ (Malus domestica) Certified Salmon-Safe
Red apple, bred for disease resistance. Sweet, juicy. Grows to 8-12 ft. tall. Root stock M-26.

1/2″ trunk diameter, $24  ~sold out~


Apple 'Northpole'

Apple ‘Northpole’

Apple, columnar ‘Northpole’  and ‘Scarlet Sentinel’ (Malus domesticaCertified Salmon-Safe
Columnar apple trees are great for small spaces, or when you want a lot of variety on an urban lot. They can also be kept in a large pot. Northpole is red and green striped, Scarlet Sentinel is a red McIntosh type. Both grow to 8-10 feet but can be pruned to be kept quite compact. These two varieties pollinize each other, or can be pollinized by another apple variety.

#5 pot, sturdy little tree about 3′ tall. $34 each


Asian pear blossoms

Asian pear blossoms

Asian pear ‘Nijiseiki’ (’20th Century’)Certified Salmon-Safe
I’m offering two of my favorite Asian pear varieties. They both have that very crisp, sweet white flesh and smoother, thinner skin than many. ‘Nijiseiki’ is greenish-yellow and ‘Shinseiki’ is golden. They each need another Asian pear variety for cross-pollination, so plant them in the same yard or near other Asian pears. Asian pears really benefit from extra pollination help for good fruit set, so setting up mason bee houses in your yard and planting early-blooming bee-attractant flowers around them is a good idea.

5/8″ diameter trunk, $24


Asian pear ‘Shinseiki’ (Pyrus var.) Certified Salmon-Safe

Crisp, sweet, stores well. Lovely white blossoms in spring. See description above.

5/8″ diameter trunk, $24


Cherry pie and canned cherries.

Cherry pie and canned cherries.

Cherry ‘Compact Stella’ (Prunus var.)Certified Salmon-Safe
Cherry trees can get huge, so it’s cool that one of the best sweet red cherries comes in a dwarf form. For cherries, ‘dwarf’ means about 10′ tall or maybe taller in time. Dark red, sweet cherries. Great for the Pacific Northwest. Self-fertile! White blooms in spring.

3/4″ diameter trunk, $24


Cornelian cherry seedlings (Cornus mas) Sustainably Grown
Productive, dark red fruit. Great for jam, jelly and juice. Wonderful little star-shaped yellow flowers in late winter. Yellow fall foliage color.
Two trees are needed to pollinize each other. These seedlings are genetically unique, so any two will cross-pollinate. There are quite a few Cornelian cherries in our area now, so even with one tree it’s likely you’ll get good fruit production.

Grows 10 – 15 ft. tall.

#3 pot, 4′ tall, $24


Fig ‘Atreano’ (Ficus caricaCertified Salmon-Safe
Dwarf fig tree, sweet, green fruit with pink flesh. Reliable producer in our climate.
Can be grown in a pot. 8-10′ ft. Or can be kept smaller.

#1 pot, $22


Fig ‘Negronne’ (Ficus caricaCertified Salmon-Safe
Dwarf fig tree, sweet, purple/brown fruit with pink flesh. Reliable producer in our climate.
Can be grown in a pot. 8-10′ ft. Or can be kept smaller as figs fruit on first year growth, you can prune back yearly and still get a crop. Makes a lovely informal espallier. Great in preserves or for fresh eating.

#1 pot, $22


 

Fig ‘Violette de Bordeaux’ (Ficus carica) Organic
Dwarf fig tree, sweet, dark purple fruit with pink flesh. Reliable producer in our climate.
Can be grown in a pot. 8-10′ ft. Or can be kept smaller as figs fruit on first year growth, you can prune back yearly and still get a crop. Makes a lovely informal espallier. Great in preserves or for fresh eating.

#1 pot, $24, #2 pot $32


Medlar ‘Marron’ (Mespilus germanicaCertified Salmon-Safe

White blooms in spring are followed by sweet, nutty-flavored fruits in late fall. Easy to grow as a small tree, arbor or informal espallier. Grows 10-15 ft. tall.

#5 pot, $28


Mulberry ‘Illinois Everbearing’ (Morus var.) Certified Salmon-Safe
Very sweet, juicy, dark berries. Yellow fall foliage color. These are crazy delicious. The tree we planted (in our neighbor’s yard – we didn’t have room but wanted one so badly!) a couple years ago produced a few pints of berries this past summer and was a MAGNET for the toddlers on our block. You should have seen their purple faces.
Grows 15 ft. tall. Easy to grow.

#5 pot, $28


Olive ‘Arbequina’ (Olea europaeaCertified Salmon-Safe
Hardy, evergreen. Early-ripening, can be used for olives and olive oil. An olive tree is such a lovely thing, so graceful.  These look fantastic with Mediterranean herbs like rosemary, oregano and lavender and they are all tough and drought-tolerant. Try them together on a parking strip! Also does great in a pot. Full sun. Grows to 10′ tall.

#1 pot, $26


Pear ‘Rescue'(Pyrus communis) Certified Salmon-Safe
Rescue is a sweet, yellow pear with red blush. Disease-resistant. Needs ‘Orcas’ to bear good crops of fruit (or another European pear variety to pollinize.)

3/8″ diameter, $24


Pear ‘Orcas’ (Pyrus communis) Certified Salmon-Safe
Orcas is a large, juicy green-gold with red blush. Disease-resistant – great for the Northwest. Needs ‘Rescue’ to bear good crops of fruit (or another European pear variety to pollinize.)

3/8″ diameter, $24


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Persimmon

Persimmon ‘Nikita’s Gift’ (Diospyros kaki) Certified Salmon-Safe
Red-orange, sweet fruit. An early winter treat. Beautiful red fall color. Use persimmons sliced into salads with roasted nuts and dried fruit, layer them with slices of hard cheese on an appetizer tray or, my favorite, make persimmon quick bread with walnuts, dried currants and orange liqueur.
Grows to 15 ft. tall.

#5 pot, $46


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Brooks plum

Plum ‘Brooks’ (Prunus domestica) Certified Salmon-Safe
Brooks is a large, purple fruit great for fresh eating, baking or drying. Needs another plum to pollinize, like ‘Early Laxton’.
Grows 10-12 ft. tall.

5/8″ diameter trunk, $24


Plum ‘Early Laxton’ (Prunus domestica) Certified Salmon-Safe
Early Laxton is golden/pink fruit with yellow flesh, great for fresh eating, baking or drying. This old European variety is an early ripener and heavy producer. Needs another plum to pollinize, like ‘Brooks’. Grows 10-12 ft. tall.

5/8″ diameter trunk, $24


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Qunice

Quince ‘Smyrna’ (Cydonia oblongaCertified Salmon-Safe
Fragrant, pale yellow fruit is high in Vitamin C. Use for baking, jam, sauce, chutney, etc. Flesh turns a rosy pink when cooked. Grows 10-15 ft. tall. Beautiful pale pink flowers in spring.

5/8″ diameter trunk, $22


Berries

ResilienceDesign_AlpineStrawberryAlpine strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Certified Salmon-Safe
Tiny, intensely sweet berries all spring and summer. Clumping plants don’t run. Very fun for kids to hunt for. Can be grown in pots. In England I often saw these as a border to paths which is very pretty and makes harvesting easy.

3.5″ pot, $4



Arctic raspberry flower

Arctic raspberry flower

Arctic raspberry ‘Sophia’ and Arctic raspberry ‘Valentina’ (Rubus arcticus x stellarcticus)
Certified Salmon-Safe
These are a ground cover raspberry plant that grows just 8 to 12 inches tall. They are super hardy, as the name suggests, to about USDA zone 3. (We’re zone 7/8). They have pink flowers in the early summer and juicy red berries that ripen in July. They like full to partial sun, well-drained soil. A good understory plant for the food forest.

3.5″ pot, $6


Aronia ‘Viking’ also called Glossy black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) Certified Salmon-Safe
A superfood! High in vitamins and antioxidants. White flowers in spring, black berries in summer. Great for juice. Can be used for dying.  Grows 6′ tall by 5′ wide.

#1 pot, $10, #2 pot $18, #5 pot $24


Blackberry ‘Satin’ (Rubus var.) Organic
Thornless. Huge, juicy, sweet black berries ripen in late summer. Perfect for pies and preserves. Freeze some for mid-winter smoothies! Likes full sun in rich, well-drained soil. Upright habit, but helpful to trellis.

#2 pot, $10


Blackcap (Rubus occidentalis) Organic

Sweet, fragrant black berries in mid-summer. Blue-ish, sprawling canes are shade-tolerant. Excellent for jelly. High in Vit. C and antioxidants. Also called black raspberry.

#1 pot, $10


Black currant ‘Crandall’ (Ribes var.) Organic

Large, sweet-tart black currants ripen in mid-summer. Yellow spring flowers smell like clove. Great for drying! High in Vit. C and antioxidants.

#1 pot, $10

 


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Blueberry ‘Duke’

Blueberry ‘Duke’ (Vaccinium var.) Sustainably Grown
Large, light blue berries. Early ripening. An upright plant with medium to high yield. Plant with ‘Reka’ or another highbush blueberry for pollination.

#1 pot, $10


Blueberry ‘Reka'(Vaccinium var.) Sustainably Grown
Dark blue berries. Very vigorous plant. Mid-season ripening. Plant with ‘Duke’ or a similar blueberry variety for pollination. A great variety for canning.

#1 pot, $10


Blueberry ‘Aurora’ (Vaccinium var.) Sustainably Grown
Medium to large, dark blue berries. High yield. Late season ripening. A stocky, spreading plant that’s good for smaller gardens and pots. Let ripen fully on the plant to sweeten. Plant with ‘Sunshine Blue’ for pollination.

#1 pot, $10


Blueberry 'Sunshine Blue' blooms

Blueberry ‘Sunshine Blue’ blooms

Blueberry ‘Sunshine Blue’ (Vaccinium var.) Sustainably Grown
Evergreen variety with pink flowers. A great landscaping plant that has sweet, medium-size blueberries with medium blue color. Can also be grown in a pot or planter. Self-fertile, but better to plant with ‘Aurora’ for best fruit set.

#1 pot, $10


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Blue elderberry

Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea) Certified Salmon-Safe
Native. White flowers in spring can be used to make sparkling beverages, fritters or dried for tea. Blue berries in late summer make wonderful jelly. Can be used for dying cloth purple. Medicinal. Beautiful and an excellent wildlife habitat plant!

#2 pot, $20


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Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)
Native. A versatile and handsome evergreen shrub with reddish stems that works as a hedge, foundation plant or in a woodland garden setting.  White-pink flowers in early spring, followed by sweet black berries in late summer. Produces enough berries even in the first few years to make harvesting worthwhile. Grows 3- 6 ft. Read more on my blog.

#1 pot, $12


Goji berry

Goji berry

Goji ‘Crimson Star’ (Lycium barbarum) Certified Salmon-Safe
Also called Wolf berry. Sweet red berries are highly nutritious. Can be eaten fresh or dried. Grows to 5-6′ ft.

#1 pot, $14


Honeyberry ‘Blue Moon’ and Honeyberry ‘Blue Velvet’ (Lonicera caerulea var. edulis) Certified Salmon-Safe
Pale yellow flowers in early spring. Sweet/tart blue berries are one of the earliest fruits to harvest. Use them like blueberries. Needs two varieties for pollination.

#2 pot, $14 each


Fall gold raspberry

Fall gold raspberry

Raspberry ‘Fall Gold’ (Rubus idaeus var.Organic
Sweet, yellow berries in early fall. This variety can be cut to the ground in fall as it fruits on new canes. Grows 4-6 ft. tall.

#1 pot, $14


Red raspberry.

Red raspberry.

Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus var.) Organic
A classic red raspberry. Bears mid-summer. Easy care and pruning. This variety can be cut to the ground in fall as it fruits on new canes. Train along wires or grow as a thicket. Grows 4-6 ft. tall.

#1 pot, $14


Red currant

Red currant

Red Currant ‘Red Lake’ (Ribes var.Organic
Tart red berries make wonderful jelly. Freeze them and add them to cookies! Very productive. Can grow in full sun or partial shade. Grows to 4 ft. tall.

#1 pot, $14


Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Sustainably Grown
Native. Evergreen foliage. White flowers in spring, blue-black berries in late summer. Likes to grow in partial to full shade, in average to moist, acidic soil. Makes a great foundation plant or woodland garden understory shrub. Grows 2-4 ft.

#1 pot, $10


Salmonberry

Salmonberry

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) Sustainably Grown
Native. Bright pink flowers in early spring, golden/pink berries in early summer. Can grow in average or moist soil. Forms colonies over time. Grow in full sun to part shade. Grows 4-6 ft.

#2 pot, $16


Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Serviceberry, Western (Amelanchier alnifolia) Sustainably Grown
Native. White flowers in early spring, blue berries in summer taste like a blueberry with almond-flavored seeds! The robins like them too though. A pretty large shrub/small tree with silver bark. Can be pruned to be single or multi-trunked. Prone to rust fungus. Grows 6-12 ft. tall.

#1 pot, $10


Strawberry ‘Hood’ (Fragaria x ananassaCertified Salmon-Safe

Luscious sweet flavor. June bearing (one large crop in early summer.) Excellent in jam and ice cream – if they last that long!

3.5″ pot $3


Strawberry ‘Tristar’ (Fragaria x ananassaCertified Salmon-Safe

Glossy red berries. Day-neutral bearing (continuous cropping.) Good for pie, strawberry shortcake and fresh eating.

3.5″ pot $3


Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) Sustainably Grown
Native. White flowers in spring, soft, flavorful dark red berries. Grow in average or moist soil, in full sun to quite a bit of shade. A good rain garden plant. Grows 3-4 ft. tall.

#1 pot, $10


Fruiting Vines

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Grapes

Grape ‘Suffolk Red’ (Vitis var.) Certified Salmon-Safe
Sweet, red, seedless table grape. Ripens in September. Disease resistant. Vines grow about 15 ft. long and can be trellised in a variety of ways, or grown over an arbor or pergola. Grow in sun. Prune once or twice a year to create a sturdy framework with lots of fruiting spurs.

#1 pot, $20


Grape, Muscat (Vitis vinifera var.) Organic

This large, golden grape has wonderful citrus, apricot and rose flavors. Grows 10-20′. Provide full sun and good air circulation. For wine, soda, jelly or fresh eating. Seeded.

#1 pot, $20


 

Hardy kiwi

Hardy kiwi

Hardy Kiwi ‘Issai’ (Actinidia arguta) Sustainably Grown
Small, sweet-tart green fruits. Eat fresh like grapes or make tangy chuntney or jam. This deciduous vine can grow 10′ or so long and likes a trellis in partial shade, or at least where its roots are shaded. This variety is self-fertile, so you just need one plant to bear fruit!

#1 pot, $20


Fuzzy Kiwi, Female ‘Hayward’ (Actinidia deliciosaCertified Salmon-Safe

Vigorous vines produce large, sweet fruits in late fall. Full of vitamin C. Wonderful for fresh eating or jam. Provide a sturdy structure for it to grow on and a male kiwi vine for pollination.

#1 pot, $18


Fuzzy Kiwi, Male (Actinidia deliciosaCertified Salmon-Safe

Pollinator for female fuzzy kiwi.

#1 pot, $18


Tasmanian blueberry vine

Tasmanian blueberry vine

Tasmanian Blueberry vine (Billardiera longiflora) Certified Salmon-Safe
Bright violet berries on an delicate-looking evergreen vine. Yellow flowers in spring. A conversation starter! Self-fertile. Grows about 6-10 ft. long.

#1 pot, $16


Tea, Herbs and Flowers

Calendula, mixed colors (Calendula officinalis) Organic

A cheerful and helpful self-sowing annual blooms all summer long. Dry flowers for tea or many medicine uses. Sprinkle the petals on salads. Also a good dye plant. Attracts beneficial insects.

2″ pot, $2


 

Cilantro (Corriander) (Corriandrum sativum) Organic
Essential for Mexican, Thai, and Indian cooking. Use leaves, flowers and seeds! Let them bloom and they attract beneficial insects that will keep your garden’s pests in check.

3.5″ pot, $4


Douglas aster in bloom.

Douglas aster in bloom.

Douglas Aster (Aster subspicatus aka Symphyotrichum subspicatum)

Perennial. Native to our Willamette Valley meadows. A bee and butterfly favorite for late-season nectar. Very long bloom time. It’s also a host plant for skipper butterflies! Lavender flowers in late summer/fall. Grow in full sun to light shade, in average, dry or moist soil. Great for meadowscaping larger areas since it is a vigorous grower. Grows 24-36″ tall.

3.5″ pot, $3


Greater burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis) Organic
Native perennial that is a beneficial insect host plant. New leaves are tender and taste like cucumber – add them to water or a salad. Medicinal. Small heads of dark pink flowers.

3.5″ pot, $3


Great Northern Aster (Aster modestus) Organic
Very pretty native perennial for sun to part shade. Long bloom season provides nectar for bees and butterflies. Spreads to form small colonies. 18-24″ tall.

3.5″ pot, $3


Lavender ‘Munstead'(Lavandula var.) Sustainably Grown
Bees love it! Fragrant purple flowers. Drought tolerant. The scent of lavender promotes relaxation. Dry the flowers for use in bath salts, herbal sachets, tea and baking. Lavender-honey ice-cream? Lavender shortbread? Lavender lemonade?

Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Grows 2- 3 ft.

3.5″ pot, $4

#1 pot, $10


Meadow foam, Poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Organic
Native. Pretty little reseeding annual with lacy leaves, white and yellow flowers in spring. Attracts beneficial insects like friendly hover flies that will eat aphids and other pests. Also known as meadowfoam.

3.5″ pot, $4


Moroccan mint.

Moroccan mint.

Moroccan mint (Mentha var.) Organic
Lovely fresh or dried. Fragrant. The best variety for tea!

3.5″ pot, $4


Nodding onion (Allium cernuum) Organic

Graceful clusters of pale pink flowers in spring. Use leaves or slender bulbs like chives. Bee friendly. Oregon native.

3.5″ pot, $3


 

Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lantanum) Organic

Pretty yellow daisies above soft, grey foliage. Good beed and butterfly flower. Grows 12″ tall. Oregon native.

3.5″ pot, $3


Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Organic

Use fresh or dried. Purple flowers attract beneficial insects.

3.5″ pot, $4


 

Oregano, golden (Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’) Organic
Bright chartreuse foliage and white flowers brighten the garden.

3.5″ pot, $4


Rosemary ‘Arp’ (Rosmarinus officinalis) Organic
Evergreen. Blooms in late winter with little blue blossoms, a help to early pollinators. Very hardy. Drought tolerant. Use the fragrant leaves in savory dishes, with potatoes, in soup and herb breads.

3.5″ pot, $4

#1 pot $8


Tea ‘Sochi’ (Tea camellia) (Camellia sinensis) Certified Salmon-Safe
Harvest new leaves for green or black tea. Evergreen leaves, pretty white flowers in autumn. Grows to 6′ ft. tall. Likes part sun to shade.

#1  pot, $22


Yarrow foliage.

Yarrow foliage.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Organic
Native. White flowers in summer. Medicinal, use fresh or dried leaves for teas. A wonderful meadowscaping plant among bunch grasses and wildflowers, or just add to the edge of the veggie garden to provide habitat – great for attracting beneficial insects. Grows 12-24 inches tall.

3.5″ pot, $4


Tarweed

Tarweed

Tarweed (Madia sp.Organic
A native meadow flower with yellow daisies with a red ring in the center. My seed is mostly common madia with a little slender madia mixed in. Both are wonderful for attracting bees and butterflies. Important late-season nectar source. Plant in full sun to light shade. Drought and clay tolerant. Fragrant foliage. Reseeds itself. Grows 24-36″ tall.

3.5″ pot, $4


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Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris var. longifoliaOrganic
Another Willamette Valley native meadow plant that is great for bees. The bumblebees in particular seem to like this one. It’s a low-growing, nearly evergreen plant with purple flowers all summer. Medicinal. Might reseed a bit. Great in rain gardens, woodland settings or meadows. Can tolerate a range of conditions, from sun to part shade, rather dry to moist soil.

3.5″ pot, $3


Grasses

Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima, Stipa tenuissima) Organic
3.5″ pot, $3

Roemer’s fescue (Festuca idahoensis ssp. roemeriOrganic
Native bunch grass for sun to part shade. Plant in well-drained soil.

3.5″ pot, $3
#1 pot, $8


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A tomato sampler.

Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) – All Organic

~2017 Tomato variety list is HERE~

Lovingly and organically grown right here in North Portland, these sturdy tomato starts will rock your world.

Plant once the soil is warm, in late May, or use season extenders like cloches or wall o’ water. Keep them in a greenhouse or you sunniest window till then. Harden them off in shade for a couple days before planting in rich soil in full sun.

Provide a sturdy cage or a tall pole for training if you like. Can be grown in pots.

Indeterminate unless noted, which means they are vining types which will continue to grow and produce throughout the season. Determinate types have more of a bush habit and will produce a large crop at once, which is desirable for canning and processing.

3.5″ pot, $3 each

Read all about each variety on my 2017 Tomato Page. 


Amish Paste

Brazilian Beauty

Black Krim

Red cherry tomato

Red cherry tomato

Red Cherry

Cherokee Purple

Chocolate Cherry

Delicious

Gold Nugget

Indigo Rose

Italian Roma

Peacevine Cherry

Tomato 'Pineapple'

Tomato ‘Pineapple’

Pineapple

Tomato ‘Pruden’s Purple

San Marzano

Sleeping Lady

Stupice


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Mixed greens.

Veggie Starts

Lettuce ‘Overlook Mix’ (Lactuca var.)  Organic
Local varieties including pink-speckled, burgundy and green-ruffled.

6 pack of seedings, $4


Kale ‘Red Russian’ (Brassica var.)  Organic
Hardy, nutritious greens. Blue-green foliage with a red stem.

6 pack of seedings, $4


Tuscan kale

Tuscan kale

Kale ‘Tuscan’ (Brassica var.)  Organic
Tasty, deep green leaves. Also known as Dinosaur or Lacinato kale.

6 pack of seedings, $4


Tomatillo

Tomatillo

Tomatillo, green (Physalis ixocarpa) – 65 days  Organic
A large-fruited variety to use for salsas and sauces. Can be grown in a sunny spot or pot.

3.5″ pot, $3


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Ground cherries

 

Ground cherry ‘Pineapple’ (Physalis peruviana) – 75 days  Organic
Fun, sweet-tart yellow berries in a papery husk. Fruity, sweet-tart flavor. Use in pie, preserves or on salad.

3.5″ pot, $3


Perennial Vegetables

Sea kale

Sea kale

Sea kale (Crambe maritima)  Organic
Perennial. Large blue-green leaves. Eat the early, tender shoots. White flowers in summer attract beneficial insects.

#1 pot, $12


Rhubarb (Pie plant) ‘Victoria’ (Rheum rhabarbarum)  Organic
Perennial. A vigorous variety with tender, pale pink-green stems. One of the first ‘fruits’ of spring, rhubarb makes wonderful preserves and, of course, pie. Simmer with honey to make a topping for oatmeal, ice cream or yogurt. Grow in sun or part shade. Grows about 2 ft. tall and 3 ft. across.

#1 pot, $14


ResilienceDesign_ArtichokeflowerArtichoke (Cynara scolymus)  Organic
Perennial. Silver foliage to 5′ tall. Pick artichokes in early summer or let them bloom and you and the bees will enjoy the bright purple flowers. Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil.

3.5″ pot, $4


Cardoon (Cynara cardunculusOrganic

Closely related to artichoke but hardier. Silver foliage to 5′ tall with dramatic stems to 10′ tall. Pick the new leaves in early spring and cook the stems as vegetable, or harvest the small chokes in early summer. I first ate the stem baked in a white sauce in a university cafeteria in Italy. Bees love the bright purple flowers. Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant.

3.5″ pot, $4


Asparagus ‘Jersey Knight’ (Asparagus officinalis) Certified Salmon Safe
Perennial. Delicious, tender shoots! Tall, ferny plant grows to 5 ft. after spear harvest.

#1 pot, $9


Nettles (Urtica dioicaOrganic

Native. Edible and medicinal. The early spring leaves are delicious in soups, pestos and pasta, stinging nettle is one of the delicacies of spring in the Northwest, packed with minerals and vitamins to bring us back to health after the long winter. Dry the leaves for tea. Helps support the immune system during allergen exposure. Having your own nettle patch is important because they are a host plant for butterflies that are threatened by habitat loss. Harvesting in parks is not allowed. Nettles are also used for crafts such as cord and net making.

3.5″ pot $7, Quart pot $10, #1 pot $12


Sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosusOrganic

Tall yellow sunflowers produce abundant quantities of sweet-starchy tubers in late fall. Great in soups, casseroles and roasted veggie dishes. Harvest after weather has turned cold for best flavor, digging some, and leaving the rest for next year’s crop. Also great for pollinators and cutting flowers.

#1 pot $10, #2 pot $16


Korean balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorusOrganic

Blue, balloon-shaped buds open into bright blue flowers that are great in arrangements. The root of this plant is a common ingredient in Korean cooking such as bibimbap, condiments, stir fry, tea and liquor. It has many uses in Traditional Chinese medicine including for respiratory ailments and inflammation.

#1 pot $1o


Perennial Spinach Chard Organic

Tender leaves with a flavor in between spinach and chard are produced year-round. Plant will grow for several years then bolt and produce seeds for the next crop. Can grow in full sun with regular water, or in partial shade.

2″ pot, $2


Red dock (Rumex sanguineusOrganic

Beautiful red veined foliage is wonderful in spring salads. Light sorrel/spinach flavor. Grows 24″ tall, with brown seed heads in fall. Likes sun or partial shade.

3.5″ pot $4


 

Daylily ‘Citron’ (Hemerocallis citrina) Organic

Edible buds and shoots can be steamed or stir fried and petals can be added to salads or tempura. As with any new food, sample a small amount to make sure it agrees with you. Double orange flowers bloom all summer long. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Grows 24-36″ tall.

#1 pot $10


Egyptian Walking Onions (Allium x proliferum) Organic

Eat the greens, bulbs or the little bulblets that grow at the tip of the stem. When they get heavy they ‘walk’ (tip over and root on the ground). Perfect for tucking into pickling jars. Produces early spring through late fall if watered regularly.

3.5″ pot $4


Pollinator Friendly Seed Packets 

All my seeds are grown right here in North Portland. They are open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated and are grown organically.

Douglas aster in bloom.

Douglas aster in bloom.

Douglas Aster (Aster subspicatus)  Organic
Perennial. Native to our Willamette Valley meadows. A bee and butterfly favorite for late-season nectar. It’s also a host plant for skipper butterflies! Lavender flowers in late summer/fall. Grow in full sun to light shade, in average, dry or moist soil. Grows 3 ft. tall.

1 container of seed, $3.50


Cilantro (Corriander) (Corriandrum sativum)  Organic
Essential for Mexican, Thai, and Indian cooking. Use leaves, flowers and seeds! Sow every few weeks for a constant fresh supply. Keep it well watered to slow down bolting, but when it does flower, leave it to attract beneficial insects and then you can harvest the seeds – corriander – when the plant dries out in fall.

1 container of seed, $3.00


Lacy phacelia

Lacy phacelia

Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)  Organic
Annual. Native to the SW United States. It’s a wonderful flower for bumble bees and other pollinators. Spirals of lavender flowers all summer. In the borage family. Grows 2′ tall and 2′ wide. Likes sun or part shade.

1 container of seed, $3.00


Western milkweed flowers.

Western milkweed flowers.

Western milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)  Organic
Native. Perennial. Monarch butterfly host plant. Cool pink flowers. Silky seed pods in fall. Grow in full sun, in average, moist but well-drained or dry soil.

1 container of seed, $3.50


Giant Sunflower seedhead

Giant Sunflower seedhead

Giant sunflower (Helianthus annua)  Organic
Annual. The classic yellow giant sunflower. Tall and cheerful, great for bees and birdies. Fun for kids! Edible seeds.

1 container of seed, $3.00


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Buckwheat flowers.

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)  Organic
Annual. Summer cover crop and pollinator plant. Great for filling in blank space in the garden to prevent summer weeds and improve the soil. White flowers attract beneficial insects. The black seeds are a grain that can be cooked as cereal or ground to make a super nutritious, gluten-free flour for crepes, muffins or cookies.

1 container of seed, $3.00


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White flowering tobacco

White flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)  Organic
Annual. Fragrant white flowers attract moths. Plant in sun to part shade, in average or moist, well-drained soil. Grows 2 to 4 ft. tall.

1 container of seed, $3.00


Eco-Lawn Grass Seed (Mix of species)
Low growing blend of bunch grass and tiny flowers including clover. This is a great alternative to monoculture lawn if you need active play space for kids or pets or picnics, or want lawn paths in your yard. The clover fixes nitrogen in the air and makes is useable for surrounding plants: that’s right, this mix is self-fertilizing. The white clover grows well during the hot part of the summer when lawns are dormant and offers excellent forage for bees. Mow like regular lawn or as little as quarterly. Covers about 100 sq. ft. of lawn when over-seeding, or less if you are starting a new lawn. Talk with me if you need a larger quantity.

1 container of seed, $4


Meadow Wildflower Seed (Mix of species)
Willamette Valley native wildflower meadow seed. This mix grows 18-24″ tall and has species that bloom in spring, summer and fall for continuous nectar flow. 75% of the species are perennial (they come back every year), 25% are reseeding annual species, many of which will bloom the first year. (1 ounce covers 400 sq. ft.)

1/2 ounce $12
1 ounce $22
(Ask about pricing for larger quantities)



 

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Pole bean ‘Kew Blue’

Seeds
Pole bean ‘Kew Blue’ (Phaseolus vulgaris)  Organic
Tender purple pole beans from early to very late in the season. This variety thrive even when planted in cool, damp soil. I planted in April last year and harvested from June through October! The long, slender beans are blueish-purple but turn green when cooked. Very productive. Vines grow 5-10′. About 50 seeds per pack.

1 container of seed, $3.50


Romano beans

Romano beans

Pole bean ‘Romano’ (Phaseolus vulgaris)  Organic
66 days. Wide green beans can be eaten when pods are slender or full. Wonderful in Italian dishes with olive oil. Can be eaten fresh, steamed, frozen or canned. Vines grow 5-8′. About 30 seeds per pack. Plant after danger of frost has passed and soil is warm (mid- to late May.)

1 container of seed, $3.50


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Amaranth seed heads drying over a cloth to catch the seeds.

Amaranth ‘Greek Giant’ (Amaranthus sp.)  Organic
Nutritious young leaves and seeds. Bright red/burgundy flowers heads and burgundy foliage are great in cut flower arrangements. Grows 4 – 6 ft. tall. May reseed itself. Also called ‘Red Giant’.

1 container of seed, $3.50


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Giant lamb’s quarters.

Lamb’s quarter’s ‘Alice’s Pink’ (Chenopodium giganteum)  Organic
Also called tree spinach, this Indian annual is related to spinach and quinoa. Bright magenta new growth. Pick new growth and small leaves for cooked greens or salad. Very nutritious. The seeds can be cooked or made into flour. Grows 4 to 10 ft. tall! Can also be used as a summer cover crop. May reseed itself.

1 container of seed, $3.50


Corn Mâchè

Corn Mâchè

Mâchè (Valerianella locusta)
Organic
Say ‘mahsh’ (rhymes with squash). One of the hardiest of winter greens, this tender salad green can take cold temperatures and frost with no problem. It has a mild, nutty flavor. Harvest leaves or whole plants before it goes to flower. Also known as corn salad, lamb’s lettuce, field salad and a host of other common names, many referring to the fact that it was also gathered from grain fields.

1 container of seed, $3.00


 

Dwarf Grey Sugar Pod Pea Organic
Heirloom climbing pea with purple/pink flowers. Very productive.

1 container of seed, $3.00


Perennial Spinach Chard Organic

Tender leaves with a flavor in between spinach and chard are produced year-round. Plant will grow for several years then bolt and produce seeds for the next crop. Can grow in full sun with regular water, or in partial shade.

1 container of seed, $3.00


Resources

imgresBook ‘Attracting Native Pollinators’ by the Xerces Society
Everything you need to know about creating habitat and identifying native bees. Soft cover, beautiful color photos, 370 pages.

$29


Mason bees working nesting tubes.

Mason bees working nesting tubes.

Mason Bee House
Cedar nesting block for our early fruit tree pollinators, the mason bees. Fill it with bee tubes. Handmade in Arbor Lodge by Bob and Ginger Edwards, the team behind pesticide-free Arbor Lodge Park. $1 from each house sold goes towards that ongoing project.

$15


Garden Consultation – Portland Metro

A site visit to your yard to help you place your new plants and answer any edible gardening or general landscaping questions you have. To schedule a consultation, email mulysa@resiliencedesign.com or call 503-956-0152. Read more here.


 

Questions? Special requests? Ask Mulysa: mulysa@resiliencedesign.com


Disclaimer: All information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or illnesses. Consult a health professional for medical advice.

All photos and content copyright Mulysa Melco/Resilience Design 2017

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