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!

We’re harvesting and distilling our roses to make our wonderful Rose Hydrosol!  Rose Hydrosol is distilled from our many varieties of antique roses which include English roses, damasks, gallicas, true teas, chinas, bourbons, and noisettes. Heavenly rose scent fills the air as we walk among the roses in the gardens.  The light rose scent carries over into […]

Autumn!

The Tea Olives are Blooming! Tea Olive (Osmanthus) are growing throughout all the gardens at Stoney Hill Farm. The Ginger Lily are still blooming as well as a few Honeysuckle, but right now the Tea Olives fill the air with heavenly scent.    Osmanthus fragrans has many, many tiny flowers that are powerfully fragrant.  Sally and Cottage Cat are on their […]

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. […]