Dear Friends and Family,
Happy Thanksgiving from us at Libby Patterson Organics. Order all your Herb + Flower Teas now to receive them in time for all your holiday dinners. Thank you for all your continued support this year. This has been an amazing year in so many ways. We hope that you're planning to gather with your loved ones to share the bounty of harvest and celebrate love. Please reach out if you like to schedule Perfume Camp Experiences as gifts for the holiday season. Much Love,
Libby Patterson Organics Team
Hello Friends and Family,
I would love to invite you to our SPECIAL for this MONTH of NOVEMBER while supplies last. We are featuring our SlowCoast Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweatshirt this month in a Buy One Get One Free. Mention this in a DM or when shopping in store or in your email to me, and we'll make sure you get this deal while supplies last. Thank you so much for your support. Here's to seeing each other soon.
Now is the time to BOOK your Experience with Mom. Mother's Day Gift Giving is so fun when you come to Perfume Camp and make a perfume together. We meet in the beautiful barn in our Scent Garden and create a lovely perfume to take home.
Beautiful Monday in the Spring Equinox Scent Garden.
We're having a lovely start to the week. We'll be playing the schedule by ear, depending on weather here in Pescadero. Schedule yourself in for Perfume Camp now for Easter and Mother's Day. Get the dates you want now.
Thanks for all of your support.
Dear Friends and Family,
As we begin a transition into indian summer and a pumpkin season we have stuffed the SlowCoast shelves with our bestselling fam shirts, indigo shirts and toddler and kids shirts.
Our SHOP hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12 to 4pm.
Or you can reach out for a private appointment.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we work out of the perfume studio in Davenport.
Hope that you will join us this weekend for a Scent Journey in shop that features Fresh Apple Pie Soliflore Parfum, and Apricot Soliflore Parfum, Big Sur Parfum, and much more.
Thank you for your ongoing support when you tip the garden as you shop.
We use the funds to keep our Scent Garden filled with flowers and herbs we use for the herb teas and Perfume Camp class.
Schedule yourself in to Perfume Camp class this season.
See you soon.
Dear Friends and Family,
We've been very fortunate all summer long to have community volunteers who have passionately put their gardening skills to use in the Perfume Camp Libby Patterson Organics Scent Garden in Pescadero. From cultivation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting we have been having a great season. We've added some space under the willow trees in the back of the garden for some treasured + cherished parma violets. We created two 8 x 4 raised beds for these flowers which will bloom when the wet season begins. We added another small sunny mound on the right side in back where we planted some self heal herbs that will act as a good ground cover to hold in the moisture and agrimony and clary sage starts from local Steadfast Herbs ally. From local Fly Girl Farm we got more Dahlia bulbs which we planted in some new raised beds up next to the barn which will bloom sometime soon. The gopher problem this summer has proven to be very challenging so the solution is a few raised beds. The sad news is that the gophers have taken almost all of our kale, swiss chard, tomatoes and padrones, zucchini plants that we put in this year. WE definitely have been strategic about using gopher cages where we can, but even with that, we have been finding things are disappearing. The other day a Love in A Mist seed pods plant was being shaken by the gopher. So, I harvsted.....and we're drying the pods in the barn.
We have been able to clear + weed successfully this season, plus harvest! We still have some lavendar left to harvest this season. Costmary is almost ready to flower, always a gorgeous site and we have two big rows. We use for teas and sachets for lingerie drawer.
We are working on strawflowers for wreaths, and we successfully replaced our purple statice in the garden which got eaten over the past four years by gophers.
We have a healthy population of sweet peas this summer, and will have seeds for you once we harvest them....likely September. You'll be able to start them in November for some early spring beauty....
We lost 24 lavendar plants over the past two winters from gophers. Originally we had thought the frost had taken them out but we finally dug out the corpses this summer and found they had been chewed at the root. We're hosting some starts of french and munstead lavendars to replant but will cage the new plants.
We added some more anise hyssop herb and skullcap, also from Steadfast Herb locally who provided the starts. Happy to be adding more and more of the herbs we use in our teas.
With all the focus on recovery after gopher decimation, we have suspended bouquets for many months but plan to have some this month in August for you again. Glad of this!
Make sure you visit the Farmer Market in Pescadero on Thursdays through the end of September for the best produce from Simms Organics, Rodoni Farms and flower bouquets from Fly Girl Farm. Left Coast Grassfed also is at the market every other week.
Plan ahead for PAFF (Pescadero Art and Fun Fest) later on this month and the Barn Sale in September.
Sign up to Make Your Own Perfume on LibbyPatterson.com and shop with us Fri - Mon 12 to 4.
Thanks for all of your support. It really means so much.Libby
It's been awhile since I have written anything for the blog. I wanted to make some notes here on what has been happening in the garden recently. Thank you to everyone who has been tipping the garden when they come into the shop to make a purchase.
I will run through what I have gotten planted now. 500 sunflowers are in. Our dahlias are in and I have continued to add more to make sure we can offer bouquets again soon, for late summer joy. I re-established our purple statice plantings which probably had disappeared over the years because of gophers. These have been re-establishing nicely and have been planted in most rows.
Our herbs are doing so well, having been enjoying some beautiful harvesting for teas.
Harvest this week:
We built a raised bed and planted 5 crates of dahlias in them to ensure some late season flower bouquets into the early fall.
Hope all of you doing well. Our official hours continue to be Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 12 to 4.
You can make your own appt for Perfume Camp class on the website.
Thank you, we are in the garden on the other days sometimes.
You can reach out to make a private appointment to shop on the other days.
Have a fun day.
Perilla, Red + Green
We planted some pretty yellow violas, our annual tomatoes, and unveiled the sprouts of purple statice that are now germinated. We mowed and got all refreshed for the coming weeks ahead of growth in the garden. Soon we will plant zucchini, cucumber, kale and Swiss chard, herbs. We have small chive starts that need to be transplanted soon. Very busy time for the garden now.
we have pretty bouquets for you this weekend xo and lots of teas and perfumes for Mother’s Day gifts. Shop Fri thru Mon 12 to 4 and by appointment other days.
We Hope You're Celebrating with Pie. xo Plenty of Good ones along the SlowCoast here. Duartes, Arcangeli, Whale City, Pie Ranch to name a few. Get out and enjoy!
A simple meditation for today.
I am working with Lavendar Soliflore Parfum, Apricot Soliflore Parfum, and Lily of The Valley, Daphne + Sweet Pea Parfum today as a lovely heart centered Scent Journey.
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