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Welcome to the Shamanastary

Welcome to the Shamanastary

Welcome to the ShamanastaryWelcome to the ShamanastaryWelcome to the Shamanastary

YUZU Fruit

Spring is EVERYWHERE at the Shamanastary!

Spring is EVERYWHERE at the Shamanastary!

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From this Japanese, cold hardy citrus, 

we make our own syrups and flavorings

Spring is EVERYWHERE at the Shamanastary!

Spring is EVERYWHERE at the Shamanastary!

Spring is EVERYWHERE at the Shamanastary!

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Already, we have begun the parade of Spring bulbs in an amazing array of color, size, and scent.

About Us

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Parma Violets!

The origins of the parma violet are unknown, though they have been shown to be derived from two different Viola alba strains, and more closely resemble, in flower colour and smell, Viola odorata..


 It was first imported into Naples  in the latter part of the 19th century, when  Count de Brazza  became infatuated with these fragrant plants. There are no records of his work, though it is widely believed that he deliberately crossbred to produce at least two varieties of parma. One of these is still available, whereas the other one is romantically believed to languish in some forgotten back garden somewhere, just waiting to be rediscovered.


They are not cold hardy, and must be cosseted all winter. Ahh but the powerful fragrance, and taste, such as in the "Chowards"  violet candies,  is lovely.

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The lavender flowers above are from "Dutchess du Parma"  and the white cultivar is "Compte de Brazzia"


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Garden Volunteer Program!

Passion Flower is cultivated and harvested as part of our new 

Garden Volunteer Program, 

in collaboration with the Sonoma County Herb Exchange!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Feel free to tell us how fabulous we are!

The Shamanastary

Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA

What's happening!

We are currently trapped inside here at home. 4 humans. 5 Dogs. 2 Parrots. One Cat.