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 Solstice

The magical Summer Solstice is here and dawn comes early. The woodland creatures will dance and sing all night! This morning and every morning and evening in spring and summer, the Rufous sided Towhee calls out “how are you, how are you?” or sometimes “who me, who me?”. The Rufous sided Towhee lives in our […]

Happy Spring!

My typical day begins around 4:30 or 5:00 each morning – writing, returning emails, catching up on the news and weather reports, contemplating the day ahead. Around 6:00 or 6:30, while most of the year it’s still dark outside, Sally and I walk to The Herbarie office across the field. This past month – March […]

New for 2009!

The second half of January proved to be very busy and has continued into February. There’s been little time to sit beside the fire unless the laptop is with me. Working in the gardens, processing botanical products, and business in the warehouse and on the phone has made the past few weeks a 24/7 situation. […]