Don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet but the roots are down there riotous.


Winter. Low light, low horizons, low expectations. Time to share a fire, a drink, something beautiful. Our birch bark vase, below, is cast from the bark of silver birch trees using pewter with a silver and copper wash. Breathtaking when filled with silver birch or pussy willow, or whatever beautiful branches you can find in your garden.

Large Birch Bark Vase
Large Birch Bark Vase


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date For East Coast locations is Monday March 4, 2024, weather permitting.

If temperatures in transit or at destination are projected to be below 32 degrees F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants. You can also check weather forecasts for points between Northern California and your location to see if the weather will be appropriate to ship safely.

We are sorry to report that we no longer grow citrus due to the Asian Citrus Psyllid quarantine.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in some zones. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

As of December 2023, new crops of Santa Caterina, Nocellara del Belice, Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier, Taggiasca and Kalamata olive trees are now ready. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you pop one in your mouth.

Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.

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