The Orange River Lily…

Isn’t orange.  The name comes from the Orange River, the longest river in South Africa. This species of Crinum grows along it’s banks. Like most wild things, each one is different. We grow big flowering strains as well as our own selection, ‘Aurora Glorialis’ which opens green, fades to lite pink and then to rich…

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Cool Gardens and Landscape Design in the South

How do we push beyond the rich history of gardens in South Carolina to make beautiful modern spaces that still capture our unique climate? Jenks Farmer has designed gardens like Riverbanks as well as crazy modernistic gardens, children’s gardens, farms and even natural meadows.  His own garden is an enhanced farm, right outside of Aiken.…

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SC Horticulture Industry Show

This show actually starts tomorrow but I did a quick walk around while people were moving in.   Here’s a quick impression:  there’s more organic fertilizer than I’ve ever seen at a trade show!   There’s also an interest in history and the ‘state of the industry…..Here’s an old John Deere, just like the one I…

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