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 […]

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 […]

Spring and the Nature of Water

Winter changes into Spring…….Redbud bursts into glorious bloom!  Redbud is native to our area and is one of my favorite trees.  After the flowers fade, the heart shaped leaves appear.  I’ve planted a Redbud tree in Sally’s Memory Garden.   Johnny Jump-Up (Viola tricolor) in Secret Garden.   Viola species or Heart’s Ease – beautiful native plant […]

Winter Into Spring

  I enjoy the quiet stillness and solitude of nature that come with this time of year.  From the Winter Solstice throughout January and now into February, the woods behind my house silently beckon to me.  The White Oak and Red Cedar share their strength and integrity.  The Willow teaches me how to bend.  All […]

Sally – Guardian Angel of Stoney Hill Farm

In Memory of My Beloved Sally  July 12, 2004 – October 12, 2012  Sweet Sally – Spring 2005     Rose and Sally – Goats are Fun!   Sally and Angie – Summer 2006   Sally in Crimson Clover – 2009 Sally at Kim’s House – 2010   Sally, Amy, and Angie at Kim’s Soccer Game – […]


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 […]