5 Seeds to Plant Now To Feed Your Soil & Soul in the Fall

Anticipation steeps on the farm. We, or maybe just me, are drawn to watching over our new seedlings as they mature into strong plants. I keep watch under the moonlight. I lend a helping hand to secure the grappling tendrils of a young Hyacinth Bean vine. Sometimes I go to this dark and mysterious place…

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Jenkster’s Parsley Party Salsa

It’s too easy to grow and too good for your body to be used only as a garnish.  Years ago, I came up with this way to use a lot parsley in a salsa — it is an unexpected crowd-pleaser inspired by a trip to Cambodia! The ingredients list is below.  Here’s what to do:…

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Plant List for Greenville Master Gardeners — Funky Little Flower Farm

The Bulb Lawn Ornithogalum umbellatum  Star of Bethlehem Southern Snowflake  Leucojum aesiveticum  Read More Muscari neglectum  Grape Hyacinth Tulipa clusiana   Lycoris radiata Red Spider Lily   Read More Lycoris sprengeri   Tie-die Spider Lily   Summer Bulbs Haemanthis aka Scadoxis   Blood Lily Read More Amorphophalus sp.   Read More Hymenocallis harrisiana Mexican River…

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Farm Lunch & Learn

A little farmstead down a bumpy dirt road, a lot of physical work and some ingenuity — that’s what American agriculture grew up on. Lots of us have come back to that after sowing oats around the globe, running away then thinking we could figure out a way to re-make those farmsteads with a new…

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Native Trees Handout

This is a plant list for a presentation for Columbia Green Foundations.  We’ll leave it posted here for just 24 hours!     TIPS Start Small Show Your Root Flare Plant for Diversity Take Care; Water, Lime, and Root Zone   BIG TREES Bald Cyprus            Taxodium distichum ‘Lindsey Skyward’, ‘Shawnee Brave’,…

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Build Your Soil & Soul with Late Summer Cover Crops

Once I considered writing a book called Farm, Yard, Garden. The premise would be that farming and horticulture are based on the same science but used for different goals.   What a mistake that would have been. Big agriculture and my farm, yard, or garden have almost nothing in common. Being a part of, a…

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Crinum List for AZH

C. x eboracii in graveyard C. x herbertii (Tulsa Collection) in field.  Milk and Wine Lily Crinum ‘Bradley’ C. species in Madagascar swamp C. Bradley close up & in meadow C. procerum C. asiaticum C. ‘Queen Emma’ purple leaf with Tom, in container & wrapped for winter. PROPAGATION C. bulbispermum seed C. americanum seed floating…

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Plant Sale For Crinum Farm Field Day

Leonotis menthifolia ‘Savannah Sunset’ Bright orange, fuzzy flowers in a perfect whorl around the stems.  Loves hot dry places and flowers all summer.  Perennial in warm parts of zone; great annual in other parts.  $10               Crinum ‘Bradley Giant’  This is a big growing lily, reaching 4 feet tall…

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