Clary Sage and Mountain Mint!

Gorgeous almost-summer day here at Stoney Hill  Farm!  The gardens are lush, blooming and ready!  At The Herbarie we have been very busy distilling our Hydrosols! The Clary Sage (Salvia sclaria)  is blooming beautifully and was distilled yesterday! Clary Sage Hydrosol is aromatic with a calming and soothing bergamot/Earl Grey scent.  It’s excellent to use in […]

The Roses are Blooming!

April Showers bring April Flowers! The Roses are Blooming at Stoney Hill Farm! Monsieur Tillier blooms beautifully near the warehouse! Monsieur Tillier is a true Tea rose and a standout in the garden. This shrub is probably 8 feet by 10 feet and is covered in vermillion pink blooms from April until November. Carefree Beauty […]

Spring is Here!

The daffodils are blooming, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing and Joy is still in my garden! It’s hard to believe that we are almost three months into 2010! We’ve certainly had an unusually cold winter, but there’s no doubt, Spring has now arrived! I’ve planted Sugar Snap Peas and Snow Peas in […]

Fall Is Here!

Here at the farm, the air is fragrant with the scent of Osmanthus and Ginger Lily. My beloved Roses are in bloom again. Cooler temperatures remind us the seasons are changing. Summer is behind us and Fall is here. Our eggplant, peppers and okra are rushing and racing to produce fruit and we harvest daily. […]

Summer Vegetable Review

August in the South is hot and muggy and buggy, but we can sometimes catch a glimpse of Fall just around the corner. It seems like yesterday we were sowing seeds for our Spring garden and now most of the crops have been harvested and summer is coming to a close. Since I wrote about […]

One Sunday in July

Today is gorgeous! If only every South Carolina summer day could be in the 80’s instead of the 90’s! I cannot believe it’s already mid-July – where did the past six months go? It’s Sunday and I’m spending some time on the back porch of the old cottage on our property. Our rescue kitties – […]