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Picklin’ Okra

Our focus will be learning to pickle okra.  Gloria will teach her method and you’ll prep two jars of pickled okra.  We’ll get them cooked and ready to go home while you hang out with Chris Smith, author of the brand new book The Whole Okra.

Chris, young and energetic, grows over 70 varieties of okra.  And he might bring okra infused vodka and we’ll all sample.  He’ll also have fresh okra to take home so you can make more to share with friends and family.

We’ll focus on using okra for food and fun — it’ll be hot and we’ll mostly be inside.  But we’ll also do a lily farm tour — and if you want, pick okra from the farm.  Bring long sleeves for this part!

We have a full afternoon planned for you with light snacks recipes and all things okra.  Then a very personalized tour of the farm including the new classroom built into our 1900’s barn.

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Rosemary 'Foxtail' in fall mist.

Mother’s Day Special Plant Sale

Mother’s Day Plant Sale!  We occassionally spiff up the farm and invite guest. Announcements for these private events go out via our email list only. Gatherings for cool gardeners, for great clients and old friends, we limit guest numbers but don’t charge anything. These are thank you days.   We dig bulbs of course and… Read More

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A New Years Resoilution

In this year, when we walk let’s walk walk with big, amazing steps. Considering every every cell and bone and where each foot falls. Connect to the life below each step. Feel the the tiny creatures in their universe below ground. When we garden this year, let’s weed, kneel, dig, spray in ways that make… Read More

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Etioliated Sweet Potato

You’re making me Blanch…Etioliation

Etiolation: You know when you leave a bucket on the grass and all the grass under it goes sort of pale green and white?  That is etioliation.  It’s a plant response to trying to grow in low light intensity. When it finally reaches the sun, it starts to turn green (that is de-etiloation). We eat… Read More

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Mother’s Day on the Lily Farm

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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 and flowers!

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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 which attract pollinators.  There’ll be insect themed pottery, bug books and other great early Christmas shopping!

Also, an artist friend who has an amazing, creative garden will open her place for afternoon tours.  Details and directions will be sent when you pre-register.
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Io moth caterpillar on Crinum 'Pink Trumpet'

Io moth caterpillar on Crinum ‘Pink Trumpet’

 

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Elephant Garlic; Buy it in the grocery store, plant it in the garden, eat it every year.

Trends in Foodscaping

“Over the past decades, our plant pallet changed in ways other than you might expect. Plant explorers and breeders bring new plants into nurseries. They, as well as garden designers, decorators and all sorts of cultural leaders, become the tastemakers, slowly changing which plants we can get hold of…..One slow, huge change, tracks our shift… Read More

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