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Jenks with a freshly dug, ready to ship crinum bulb.

Why I Decided to Self-Publish

‘Funky Little Flower Farm’ stories include memories like my coming out, of being with my father on his deathbed and Momma’s memories of her grandparents. I want to share them, but I want control over how they get published now and forever. When I struck a book deal with a publisher for my first book,… Read More

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Earthform urn with a craborchard stone block surround.

Earthforming a Rustic Urn

The circular patio holds a 1,000 pound urn. We made it.  It’s a seating bench, a place to rest a drink or plate and it is an urn for a Japanese Apricot tree.   The earth-formed texture, (as well as patio texture) come from our farm’s clay, roots and thick weave burlap.  In the sides, there… Read More

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palmetto improperly pruned.

Palmettomurder ?

Can someone try to explain this to me?  I’ve worked with a lot of palms and I am sure that these poor palms are embarrassed.   There’s no good reason to do this to beautiful, mature palms. It borders on abuse. It can lead to “pencil pointing”, nutrient deficiency and eventually death.  And if we get… Read More

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Deodora counter

Deodora Countertops from Storm Damage

When the saw mill guy untarped our deodora lumber, the fragrance made every man there stop, enjoy and forget about the heavy work ahead. I thought of my little deodora, how I dream of watching it grow, providing privacy and shade. I don’t think of it’s death. I dream of the teenage years, it’ll need… Read More

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How to Send A Crinum Gift Pack

Buy your Crinum Lily Gift Pack Here Who wants to get one of these things ?  People who appreciate a raw, just out of the ground, natural wonders (tarted up with some fancy paper and a letter press card)  Special people love being challenged, who love history, geography and cultural connections. People who are just… Read More

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Beautiful Bare Bulbs Divided for Next Summer

September Sekki

What’s a sekki ? It’s a micro-season in short.  Or a moment that reminds you that the constant fluctuations of the natural world are really part of a bigger cycle.  It’s a Japanese concept; a calendar of annual occurrences imbued with emotions.  First frost. Last day of summer. The peak of peach season.  Sekki moments,… Read More

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Georgia PPA Slides & Plant List

Classic Perennial Gardens 1. Columbia Eryngium pandanifolium – evergreen, soft yucca like Scilla peruviana – cobalt blue flowers, spring bulb Yucca rostrata & orange Crocosmia Verbascum ‘Southern Charm’  Spring white, pastel spires. Crinum ‘Peachblow’ Styrax japonicus  Small tree, tons of white or pink bells in spring. Cordyline australis  (Cabbage Tree) Nicotiana mutabilis 2.North Augusta Salvia… Read More

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