From Our Editors
Deborah Mitchell doesn't mind getting her hands dirty—or sharing her space with a few caterpillars. The master gardener curates a verdant collection of more than 150 medicinal and culinary herbs, from kitchen staples such as rosemary and oregano to hard-to-find varieties. In addition to a dozen types of mint and 15 varieties of basil, she also nurtures bedding plants, heirloom tomatoes, and flowering perennials. Her staff relies on organic fertilizers to nourish everything in the shop, and when necessary, they choose organic or self-grown pesticides. FlowerPeddler also stocks herbal and fragrant soaps in scents ranging from cotton blossom to dirt. All soaps are handmade with a vegetable-based glycerin rather than fats distilled from balloon animals.