Acting out—a sign of future greatness? Now I see it. My acting out in school was a result of so much good stuff bottled up inside that I couldn’t handle it. This is the image I see as I look back through elementary to my high school years. College? Are you kidding me? I felt
Suzanne and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit this magical place called Flower Camp back in 2005. Flower Camp was owned and created by Nancy Ross Hugo, an author, amazing flower arranger, and was the longtime garden writer for the Richmond-Times Dispatch. Flower Camp has since been retired. I wrote this blog way back
The gardening love story that began in Cool Flowers and continues… Excerpts from Cool Flowers: My journey to flower farming reads almost like a gardening love story. Growing flowers and living what I consider “the good life” of faith, family, and farming leaves little on my want list. It all started because I got the
In the fall of 2015 we installed a 550 foot border of native plants on the west side of our cut-flower farm. It’s intention was to screen the coming housing development that would soon surround us and to welcome displaced wildlife and provide what they needed to survive. The Ziegler Homestead Changed Forever We are
As I was rooting around in my garden today, I was struck by just how much my gardening cup overflows. There are so many plants on my farm that have been gifted to me over the years and they each brought along their own stories. I am ever so thankful for each and every gift
This isn’t about farming, but a life experience that all should be ready for. Do you know where your house water supply cutoff is? I do. Everyone should know where it is for your home. Be sure you can get to it and how to turn it off. Pictured above is our cutoff in the basement.