Growing Herbs

By P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville Herbs are incredibly useful, but also are beautiful and fragrant. I have herbs planted everywhere throughout the farm. You’ll find them in the vegetable garden as well as in containers by themselves and mixed in with flowers for a decorative element that’s also functional. If you’re just…

My Favorite Plants to Use for Borders

By P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville and Jane Colclasure I like to structure gardens so that there’s something eye-catching on each level. I find that it’s often easy to forget about the plants right at your feet. So when you’re planning your garden, consider these plants for forming borders, either in a bed…

Spring Chickens

Story by P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville Spring is a wonderful season at Moss Mountain Farm. There is a contagious buzz as everything starts to burst with new life. Over 400,000 daffodils blanket Daffodil Hill, and tulips show up in full force, painting the farm with broad strokes of color. We put in…

Story of Daffodil Hill

Daffodils are my most beloved harbingers of spring. I love these cheery flowers so much, I’ve planted hundreds of thousands of the narcissus bulbs over the years at Moss Mountain Farm. I tend to go overboard with daffodils —and for good reason. The bright yellow beauties inspire me because so few flowers are as resilient.…