Earthforming a Rustic Urn

The circular patio holds a 1,000 pound urn. We made it. It’s a seating bench, a place to rest a drink or plate and it is an urn for a Japanese Apricot tree.   The earth-formed texture, (as well as patio texture) come from our farm’s clay, roots and thick weave burlap.  In the sides, there…

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Hay Bales to Flower Fields

How our little farm has transitioned over the decades.  And how that is a reflection of what people want in their own back yards….and what society wants and needs.   I know it sounds deep and boring. But really it will be a bunch of great stories including donkeys, grandmothers, interns and lessons about soil…

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Bees, Bugs, Bulbs

Farm Open Day!  Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the lily farm and in Momma’s garden Pre-registration and RSVP required. (Please send email to bulbmen@gmail.com) We’ll have a theme this time and guest lecturers!  It’s all about bees and bugs — things that pollinate plants. We’ll also have crinum bulbs, jonquils and seeds to plant in fall…

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September is Still Summer

Late summer here extends  into September and October. Plants love it. This is the best time of year for gardens in the south. I like to garden visit now, everything is full and flowing, purple and orange, dripping with the weight of summer growth and buzzing with moths and the energy of life. Here are…

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The Otherside of the Web Page

I’d like to introduce you to three fellas who keep our website running. They are important in our life. And in your life too. Without the guys who do tedious, frustrating and creative web stuff, I couldn’t focus on growing good bulbs, nor could you read about or buy them for your garden. What’s behind…

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Sand Dune Meadow; A Plea for Stewardship in Gardening

Our beautiful barrier islands have been landscaped beyond recognition. Typical “landscapes” seem designed to demonstrate that people can dominate nature. We can. We do. For a moment in time. But in making and keeping up typical landscapes, we’re doing harm to the life on the islands, in the soil and in the water. We can…

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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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Naturalist Planting Styles: Theory & Action

There’s amazing work going on now tying ecology to horticulture.  Naturalistic, sustainable and low energy cost are considerations of our field.  In two lectures, we’ll investigate the theory in this sort of design and get real with the nuts and bolts of how our company plants and cares for these sorts of gardens.

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