Where art and horticulture meet.
Seeds: Deliciously-scented adaptogenic herb. Known as the Incomparable One, Queen of the Herbs, and Elixir of Life, the scent, as well as preparations of the herb, have been used to heal for centuries. This particular variety hails from East Africa and is known for it's tutti-frutti scent, fast growth, and frost tolerance. It is the most commonly found variety in the U.S., and makes a delicious tea–and is much beloved by the bees.
Specific: Ocimum africanum.
Artist, Jessi Carter's work shows intricate landscape and plant imagery that suggest the layers of cultural and botanical meaning in the reverence felt for this herb by people from all around the world.