Syllabub! Home Grown Ginger in a Bubble Cocktail

Syllabub with a twist!  Syllabub is an old school Southern desert. When I was little, the center of neighbors Christmas party was a huge bucket and real, antique syllabub pump.  What’s more fun than making bubbles inside? Syllabub making makes a party. Elaborate contraptions for blowing bubbles into sweetened cream and whiskey become the center…

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Virus Prevention on a Lily Farm. It’s a Community Thing.

Imagine endless rows of fields of corn on a modern farm.  Now let the rows turn into endless pink flowers.  Sounds pretty right?  On our little farm, which specializes in one type of lily, we could grow that way.  But like the small farms that sustained and built this country, here, diversity is key.  Diversity…

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A Mist of Tiny Leaves and All the Greens of Spring

Call it acid green or April-fresh or lime-jello-fake-green. This time of year spring greens catch my eye and soul to remind me that the life force is too strong to contain. Ryegrass or dandelion leaves, those dreaded yellow-green catkins pushing out pollen, that powerful color fades as spring turns into summer.  Heat makes most leaves…

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Enthusiastic Children and Vines

Pay attention, indulge, wait, and be delighted. This month my buddy’s pre-teen boy is into magic. He’s showing me a card trick with a fake deck. He’s been through Egyptian mythology, dinosaurs and bigfoot.  His dad’s endless patience amazes me. The magic show commences with an elaborate introduction,     “On the death-day of the great…

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Crinum x augustum

Spectacular heads of flowers as big as a volley ball! Killer maroon coloring. Dramatic, sword like leaves to five feet tall. In zone 8, needs a warm spot — thrives in coastal, warm gardens.

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It’ll Be Fine By Fall

Gardening, painting, sculpting. Those things have something in common– they all start with imagination of something you’ll bring to fruition. A vision. Sometimes these really hot days make me have visions.  Stifling hot. Swooningly hot. I chop some crinum down to the ground; it’ll be fine by fall, I think to myself. I weed, pulling…

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Collector Crinum

We have an extensive collection of specialty crinum.  Some are just slow, so don’t get added to our general store. Some need special places and care.  Some are spectacular, some have special moments, some are just plain rare.   All intrigue true bulb collectors. Occasionally, we offer them for sale on days such as our…

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