Moths & Me. Lured In By An Ancient Cycle of Milk & Wine Lily Variation

  When two individuals of the same plant species cross-pollinate, the seeds and resulting plants vary in size, flower color, petal shape, and even vigor. That variation among individuals, good for people and animals too, ensures adaptability and continuity of the species. Variations bring flexibility and strengths. Over hundreds of millions of years, some plants…

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The Compost Bin Structure That Iris Built

Iris is in her second year of internship on the farm. She’s a student at a nearby arts high school and she’s recently been accepted into a summer month-long writing program at Berry College near Rome Georgia. As a part of her winter project, she reviewed various compost bin designs, selected one, then built a…

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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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Pineapple Lily; A Thoroughly Modern Bulb with a Quirky History

GARDEN STYLES It’s the easiest of summer bulbs to fit into any landscape or garden. Pineapple lilies grow readily, make great cut flowers and you can propagate them yourself from leaf cuttings. Alone or featured in a pot, it’s modern and architectural. A long row of burgundy leaves against a stark white wall fits into…

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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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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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Connections Between Plants and People

 A Story by Summer Intern Iris Moore Every person has their own story and plants are no different. As living things, I find plants to be very personal. If I get a plant from someone, I think of it as an extension of them and their relationship with me. Hearing stories from people has helped…

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Farm Days; Garden Lunch & Learn

We’re happy to offer group tours in the summer of 2022. Click here to email inquiry.  Group size limited to 15- 30 people with covid safe protocols. Arrive around 9 a.m. for a tour of our specialty nursery, and an introduction to the other aspects of the design business.  We’ll walk the fields, hang out…

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