We’ve lived and gardened on Maple Street for 25 years. Of course, our farm is out of town, way out on a sandy road in Aiken county.  For the Melrose Art in the Yard, we’re bringing a selection of cool plants. We’ve picked these based on success on Maple street.  We specialize in Crinum and…

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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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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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No-till agriculture helps stop our huge, hidden erosion issues.  There are all sorts of advantages (and a few disadvantages).  No-till is a serious change in our food production.   I often tell gardeners that even at home, we need to go no-till too.   Most of our garden design and installation is no-till. Our little organically managed…

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I love when an organization ask me to return for more than one presentation.  There’s so much more to say, do, talk about than can happen in the usual one hour format. These two presentations, with a break for lunch couldn’t be more different.  But the first builds up to the second; the first is…

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On the farm, we do all the work by hand; no tractors, no plows, no till.  Our crew includes interns, volunteer kids from down the dirt road, city cousins and some well trained farm animals.  But we  also use plants to do lots of work. All year long, cover crops do the tilling, pest control,…

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Linda has a cool story.  She’s cared for her parents, worked a lot and ready to retire.  But not ready to slow down.  So she bought a little farm house at the edge of booming suburbs and is planning a cut flower operation– specifically to give cut flowers to local hospice centers. She’s into nutrition,…

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Let’s build a Crinum map together!   Send pictures of your crinum lilies.  In the email subject line please type your city and state.   (Send your town even if you don’t have pictures). We’ll mark your town and post the picture to our map of Crinum Lovers!  (Don’t worry, we won’t post your name or address…

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