Archives for 2014

Everything’s Coming Up Zinnias!

These Zinnias were first planted over 15 years ago!  One tiny packet of Cut & Come Again Zinnia seeds were sown in the Cottage Garden.  For a couple of years I kept the flower heads to sow the following year, but after a couple of years they started planting themselves!  I’ve not sown any seeds in […]

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 […]