This Saturday I was lucky enough to visit Augustus Jenkins Farmer's family farm and gardens in South Carolina.
He is the author of "Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners. At the farm he is promoting the resurgence of the crinum lilly.
His approach to gardening is very organic but in a southern way. Lots of natural materials to make the support structures, bee hives, found "yard art."
It was a wonderful place to photograph.
a blue and silver bottle tree...
He, his Mom and the folks working there were so helpful.
One of my biggest surprises was finding out I really loved lemon and fig shaved ice. Of course it was 95 degrees plus by 9:00 in the morning so I think almost any shaved ice would have been wonderful!
Did learn something wonderful though...the bright quilt that is being washed right now also has some denim in it! (the dark blue cornerstones...) So it fits well with the other quilts I bought from the estate last week!