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… Read More
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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.
Join Jenks for a slide show and stories of the coolest new gardens in the South. The thing that ties all of his gardens together is that they capture a sense of place, they respect our earth and dirt and they make for more healthy people, animals, plants, mushrooms and of course flowers.
We’ll also discuss some of the current environmental and ethical issue of gardening and you’ll be able to sign up for a spring tour of the Jenks’ farm.
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… Read More