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 […]

Honeysuckle, Ginger Lily and Tea Olive!

August has turned out to be a wonderful month!  The past few weeks have given us lovely rainfall and moderate temperatures that feel like early Fall!    The Honeysuckle is blooming again!  When I take my morning walk around our farm, the sweet scent is so lovely.  I’ve distilled more Honeysuckle Hydrosol for The Herbarie […]

Happiness is the Smile of a Dog

That’s what I am looking at right now and yes, it brings me great joy 🙂 The past few weeks have been grueling.  After the chemotherapy treatment, Sally experienced terrible nausea and upset stomach.  She was very sick and didn’t eat or drink for almost two weeks.  She had little energy and it seemed she […]

Lessons I’ve Learned From My Dog

Sally – Queen of Stoney Hill Farm The last few months have been full of changes and challenges. One thing after another so that I’ve hardly had a chance to catch my breath. Some good, some not so good or seemingly so. Fortunately the business is thriving and has not been affected adversely. Our Herbarie […]

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 […]

Early Spring

What happened to Winter? Daffodils and hyacinths were blooming in January and February! What a contrast when compared to the last two years of snow and ice! Yes, winter is leaving us. The Root Children barely had time for a nap! Yesterday I spent time outside in the gardens and around the waterfall pond. The […]