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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Bamboo Privacy Hedge in a Narrow Space

25 years ago, the real estate agents didn’t like it. “Too cheap.” They said, “You can afford more.” “Iffy neighborhood,” they said, “Two young gay guys, y’all should be looking in the happening parts of town.” Ultimately, we got the professionals to understand what we wanted, what we didn’t want — to spend every dime…

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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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No One Knows Best

On our farm, in our garden design work, we work as a team with a common goal. Everyone chips in for digging, washing, boxing, welcoming guests, and cleaning tools. But everyone gets to explore passions and develop skills.  Sam Engler’s writing talent has awed me since he started here – at 16 years old. Home…

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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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My Purple Rain Trauma & Gardens Inspired by Classic Album Cover Art

Gardens and music connect us Riverbanks’ horticulture team planted flowers to match iconic album cover art. When Tom and I walked the gardens today, we laughed, talked about our favorite old music, and lingered longer because of this exhibit. He even taught me something; Andy Warhol took the famous zipper-bulging crotch photo for the Rolling…

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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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