CERTIFIED ORGANIC MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR HERBAL GARDEN & HERBALISTS
USDA Certified Organically Grown Medicinal Plants, by Global Culture certificate number 15-116
A Little Bit About Us
Crimson Sage Nursery is a woman-owned business run by myself, Tina Glaessner, also known in the herbal world as "Tina Goat", with much appreciated help from my annual live-in helper, as well as various herb loving community members who come and regularly lend a hand.
We live on a small parcel of land, which is packed pretty tight with our mini-homestead and nursery operation. We have a flock of chickens for eggs, 5 large Buff Orpington Ducks who free range on slugs and snails helping clean up the nusery . We also have 1 dogs, 3 cats, and some large goldfish, which may soon pass as Koi, swimming in our little pond. We have a large veggie garden for ourselves, along with raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries, blueberries, Kiwi's and a small mixed fruit orchard.
Our herb gardens are not really formal, as much as they are integrated throughout the property, with more herb beds created each season, including my long awaited Woodland Garden in the shade of a Cottonwood in the nursery!!
Motherwort pops up along our paths and lemon balms grow right in the pathways while naturalizing all over, it even dominated my flower bed by the house as the Red Plantain seems to be as well . The sage and lavender bed have matured into a beautiful summer display with many varieties represented for propagation along with many roses I have collected. We are slowly establishing larger production herb patches where we grow the herbs needed for the line of products we make and we can harvest what we need for our own medicine chest.
Most of our growing area including the Greenhouse and Nursery is irrigated using highly efficient mini-sprinklers, and inline drip emitters which are excellent for conserving water supplies. Our water comes from the beautiful Pearch Creek drainage, which we have a view of from our property. The Mighty Klamath River provides a constant background "babbling" or "roar", depending on the season as we go about our chores, grow and nurture all our plants, and carefully pack your orders in our packing shed.
I grew up on the East Coast in the suburbs of Washington DC but have been living and farming on the West Coast... first in Washington State on Orcas Island and in the Methow Valley and eventually Northernmost California, since 1983. My interest in medicinal herbs and medicine making was sparked in the 80's by Rosemary Gladstar's Home study course and reading Michael Moore's Herbs of the Mountain West books ! and after many years of growing Market Gardens and being a grower of specialty salad greens, culinary herbs , dried flowers, edible flowers, and all sorts of produce and fruit crops over the yearsI eventually found a way to use all my growing experience in the world of medicinal herb plants, which is my true passion.
I appreciate the opportunity to provide folks all over the nation with organically grown Medicinal Herb Plants for their own gardens and farms . My hope is to inspire as many people as possible to grow their own medicines in their own backyards and feel empowered to take care of their own health and their families using remedies from the highest quality plants they have harvested from their own abundant Herbal Gardens!
Wishing all of you an abundant gardening season and many peaceful moments watching your plants grow!!!