From Farm to Fiber
The Magic of Backyard Botanical Dyes with
Author Sasha Duerr on September 3 at 11 am!

'Mystic Spires'
Photo by Aya Brackett from
"Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe"

Plants to dye for - literally!

Sasha Duerr, author, alchemist and founder of the Permacouture Institute, will share a wealth of local and seasonal plants (as well as weeds and waste from your garden!) that make gorgeous natural plant dyes on Saturday, September 3 at 11 am!

Her sumptuous new book "Natural Color" has just hit the shelves and is brimming with stylish and easy-to-follow projects that will appeal to both novice and experienced dye-enthusiasts alike. You'll be inspired to explore sustainable "slow-textile" solutions to synthetic chemical dyes and start your own backyard garden-to-garment revolution! Oh yeah!!

We'll have books for sale and an author signing after the talk. Check out some of Sasha's incredible projects on Instagram!

Natural Color

The We HEART Salvias SALE continues!
Up to 20% off select Salvias online & in the nursery!
So many more varieties online!

Centaurea cyanus 
‘Blue Diadem’ Antirrhinum majus 
'Chantilly Bronze' Passiflora
'Blue Horizon'

Centaurea cyanus 
‘Blue Diadem’

Old-fashioned TALL “Bachelor's Buttons” are becoming hard to find these days, sadly replaced by dwarf varieties. This is the real deal, boasting richest blue, edible blooms over a long period! Petals make a lovely blue dye. Reseeds!

Antirrhinum majus
'Chantilly Bronze'

Frilly, delicately scented old-fashioned "butterfly" blooms feature an exquisitely shifting color palette. Properly tall to 3', they'll bloom all the way to Fall, after which you can harvest the flowers to create soft green dyes.

'Blue Horizon'

Ultra-showy and profuse blooming, this exotic and tropical looking Passionflower makes an excellent fast-growing screen for a trellis or fence. Vines and leaves produce golden yellow to earth green dyes.

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’ Hollyhock 
'Halo Purple' Dahlia ‘Softie’

Rudbeckia hirta
'Prairie Sun'

Our favorite Rudbeckia sports a lemon eye and yellow-orange petals to brighten the Fall garden! To 2’x 2', it smothers itself in blooms. Can overwinter in mild climates. Flowers, leaves and stems yield dusky brown, yellow-golds and dark green dyes.

Hollyhock 'Halo Purple'
PERENNIAL and RUST RESISTANT, these luscious cottage garden staples are perfect for adding easy vertical interest and hummingbird appeal! Plant now for Spring bloom! To 4’ across with multiple 5-8' towering spikes, flowers make a rich red dye. Hardy to USDA 3.

Dahlia ‘Softie’
One of the superstars of our Summer gardens, this scrumptious pink-and-yellow beauty is an incredible work horse to boot! Blooms May thru Fall (with deadheading), requiring NO STAKING. Mildew resistant, hardy to USDA zone 7. Flowers yield yellow dye.

Eschscholzia californica 
'Apricot Chiffon' Lavandula X intermedia ‘Provence’ Achillea ageratum 

Eschscholzia californica
'Apricot Chiffon'

Our dreamiest "California Poppy" comes in peach suffused with warm rose and is deliciously gorgeous anywhere you plant it. Plant with Penstemon 'Blue Springs' for a heart-melting combo. Roots and flowers make for bright yellow dyes.

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Provence’
Vigorous, deliciously fragrant and easy-as-pie to grow, this hybrid Lavender is adaptable to dry and humid climates. Fast-growing to 3' x 3', you'll get plenty of flowers for posies and sachets. Flowers yield yellow, gray and teal dye. Hardy to USDA zone 6.

Achillea ageratum

One of the BEST Yarrows for the garden, its sweetly scented, ferny foliage STAYS GREEN in Summer and doesn’t go bald in the center. Easy, drought tolerant, deer resistant, the flowers make lovely yellow, bronze, green and gray dyes! Hardy to USDA 5.

*SALE valid on select Salvias online and in the nursery while supplies last. Discount taken at checkout,
does not extend to previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.

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