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We have put the nursery to bed in order to spend more time with our family instead.

We are still a part of the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary Network. We offered dozens of workshops and several internships at our demonstration gardens and homestead.  Perhaps we will do that again some day!

About Us

Our family

Who are we?

Devon Bonady began Fern Hill Nursery in 2006 with a passion for plants, a pickup truck, a small hoophouse, and help from lots of friends and clients.  Brian Basor got his act together and pitched in to help starting in 2008.  Now that we are married and have two wee munchkins, our nursery business is just one of many busy aspects of life on our family homestead.

What are we doing here?

At Fern Hill Nursery, our mission is to support the vibrant health of our family, our friends, our community, and the land around us. We propagate and cultivate a diverse array of edible, medicinal, native, and locally adapted plants to share with gardeners and farmers in our bioregion. By cultivating nutritious food and medicine with love and joy, we support the health and well-being of our family. By hosting educational workshops, sharing horticultural and herbal skills, and growing high quality plants, we ensure that our community can establish and care for a biodiverse landscape.

What is our vision for the present and future?

We help people engage in a relationship with the land that is just as healing for plant and animal communities as it is for human communities. We envision an abundance of nutritious food, herbal medicine, clean water, fresh air, and healthy soils for which we express gratitude by practicing soulful stewardship and careful husbandry.

What do we believe in?

  • Honesty, integrity, and service: We strive to provide the best service possible for our customers.
  • Shared wisdom and knowledge: We learn from each other and from our customers. We teach our skills to those who are interested. We acknowledge mistakes and keep improving!
  • Care and respect for people and living things: We seek to improve our relationships by listening carefully and acting with humble determination. We take actions that promote healthy soil, water, and air. We don't use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. We re-use and recycle whenever possible.
  • Local food and local economy: We purchase local goods and hire local people for the services we need as much as we can. We believe that supporting the local economy is good for all of us.
  • Share the surplus: We donate extra plants to local fund-raisers and school groups because we want to give something back in return for the abundance the earth has given to us.

Plants

We propagated and grew over 250 species and varieties of edible, medicinal, and fruiting plants! Read more on our Plants page.

Eriophyllum lanatum
Opuntia ficus-indica
Satureja douglasii
Achillea millefolium
Asclepias speciosa
Ficus carica 'Negronne'
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Sedum oreganum
Agastache foeniculum
Asclepias syriaca
Gentiana tibetica
Oxalis oregana 'Klamath Red'
Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Alchemilla mollis
Atriplex halimus
Geranium oreganum
Passiflora caerula
Sidalcea campestris
Allium cepa proliferum
Baccharis magellenica
Grindelia integrifolia
Penstemon serrulatus
Sidalcea virgata
Allium cernuum
Baptisia australis
Hemerocallis fulva 'Orange'
Phlomis fruticosa
Sisyrinchium idahoense var. idahoense
Aloysia triphylla
Belamcanda chinensis
Inula helenium
Ribes rubrum 'White Imperial'
Thymus vulgaris
Althea officinalis
Berberis aquifolium
Iris tenax
Ribes laxiflorum
Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'
Angelica archangelica
Brassica oleraceae 'tree collards'
Ribes menziesii
Tolmiea menziesii
Aquilegia formosa
Calycanthus occidentalis
Ligusticum apiifolium
Ribes nigrum 'Black September'
Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
Aralia californica
Ceanothus gloriosus
Lomatium nudicaule
Ribes sanguineum var sanguineum
Vaccinium ovatum
Arnica chamissonis
Ceanothus thrysiflorus
Lupinus polyphyllus
Rosa rugosa
Viola odorata
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Chamaemelum nobile
Lupinus rivularis
Rudbeckia occidentalis
Vitis vinifera 'purple'
Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa
Cynoglossum grande
Monarda didyma
Rumex acetosa
Wyethia angustifolia
Artemisia vulgaris
Dioscorea batatas
Monarda fistulosa
Sagittaria latifolia and cuneata
Asarum caudatum
Echinacea purpurea
Nepeta cataria
Salvia sclarea
Asclepias incarnata
Eleagnus multiflora 'Sweet Scarlet'
Sambucus nigra 'Samdal'
Ribes aureum
Allium schoenoprasum 'Purly'
Sambucus canadensis 'Nova'
Angelica sinensis
Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'
Crithmum maritimum
Origanum vulgare ssp. gracile
Bryophyllum daigremontianum
Lomatium dissectum
Cistus x hybridus
Ficus carica 'Lattarula'
Hibiscus syriacus 'Collie Mullens'
oca
Oxalis tuberosa
Ullucus tuberosus 'Pica de Pulga'
Cistus x purpureus 'Pink'
Lilium pardalium x parryi
Cistus incanus creticus
Rosa rugosa 'alba'
Calendula officinalis
Camellia sinensis 'Korean'