PLANTS AND PRODUCTS
SUPPORTING LIFE AND LEARNING THROUGH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
At Seven Bends, we believe that the act of gardening reminds us of our dependence on a healthy planet. Gardening teaches us patience and care and connects us more deeply to the environment around us.
Seven Bends Nursery is committed to providing lovingly curated, high quality native plant material, herbs, and food starts that support the creation of ecologically friendly landscapes. Our plants are chosen for both their beauty and for their role is supporting the wildlife that keeps our minds peaceful and our landscapes healthy and beautiful.
We grow an assortment of native perennial flowers, trees, and shrubs important for wildlife within the Shenandoah Valley, Piedmont, and Appalachias. Our native plants are noteworthy for their beauty and resiliency, and support diverse, healthy landscapes. And because these plants are adapted to local regions, they are surprisingly easy to care for!
We also grow starts for vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees. Growing your own food, whether you are an avid gardener or a first-time patio experimenter, provides opportunities to reconnect with nature and learn about the importance of wildlife for producing the food we love to eat!
Planting native plants has many benefits. Native plants provide important resources for wildlife such as pollinators and birds. The root systems of some native plants, like grasses, promote good soil health by spreading deeper and wider than non-natives. Because they are suited to our local environment, planting native also offers relief for homeowners by eliminating the need for intensive maintenance such as watering, amending the soil, and controlling pests. If your plants show signs of nibbling, don’t fret. This is what you planted them for - to provide not only beauty, but to sustain life!
There is nothing more rewarding than biting into that first vine ripened tomato or sharing bumper crops with friends. These days, we have much less of a connection with our food - many school aged children do not even understand where food comes from. Growing our own food is not only delicious and rewarding, a home garden reminds us of our connection to the Earth.
SPECIALTY CHILI PEPPERS
Come play with the rich variety of flavors and heat profiles and explore our Specialty Chili Peppers! We have something for every palette and level of endurance: we grow some of the world's hottest peppers and also stunning ornamentals that add flavor to our dishes and beauty to our yards, but with none of the burn. With just a little cultivation, you will create a unique, personal crop you can use to add a distinctive flavor to your favorite dish or craft a personalized sauce.
Herbs are the plants that flavor our food and help define culture and traditions around the world. Through millions of years of evolution, the compounds produced in their cells are also responsible for healing our bodies and minds. It's no wonder they take center stage in ceremony. We provide a diversity of herbs that have culinary, healing, and ceremonial uses. Come peruse our selection - and share with us your stories for how you use this special group of plants.
Looking out over a yard filled with bright, beautiful flowers is one of the many rewards of building a garden. Our selection of annual flowers will make the perfect addition to whatever niche you need to fill in your living space. We have a wide variety of colors and shapes to suit your palate, classical favorites you can rely on, and a few surprises to help you see your yard in a new light. Ask us for recommendations if you are not sure where to begin!
Celebrate a special occasion with a lovingly crafted plant--scents of pine from a fresh wreath, a local tree decked out for the season, an unexpected flower. We also have garden decorations to beautify your home and yard. Check here often to see what we are keeping our hands busy with as we look for ways to enjoy holidays and seasons!