Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Welcome to my blog All Things Farmer

A glass of tea, sweetened, and garnished with lime; a garden lined with boxwoods and brimming with bouquets to be cut and arranged; a meal prepared with seasonal flair and flavored with soul; a home for comfort, classicism, and personal style…all things of delight, all things of warmth, all things of provenance… all things Farmer.

I am a born and raised child of the South. Being reared in Middle Georgia has steeped my personality in a bath of all things Southern. Hailing from the peach laden fields and muddy river portion of south central Georgia, I, James T. Farmer, III, have been so blessed to call this little bucolic spot my home.

Being a "third" equips a man with a mantle of legacy and an endowment from each generation. Traits, personality, and hobbies are infused genetically and were nurtured by family. Both grandfathers are green thumbed men and my Mimi has taught me so much in the kitchen. My education from my grandparents is priceless and those who know me know my family.

As a board certified and licensed landscape designer, I practice my profession from my home office and now a storefront in Montgomery, Alabama; thus, in turn, serving a clientele base from Montgomery to Sea Island to Highlands and Cashiers and many of the towns, hamlets, and settlements in between: all from my little epicenter in Kathleen, Georgia. Where is Kathleen? It’s the unincorporated pecan grove between Warner Robins, Perry, and Hawkinsville – all major factors in my life and pieces of home.

Third generation alum of Auburn, the "rolling plains of Dixie" are near and dear to my heart as well as the hearts of so many of my kin. In fact, it is only in Auburn where I have truly felt the heart-warmth of home outside my hometown. But, it is my hometown and my family that has laden me with stories and tales, knowledge and bull, and the love of beauty and nature that I truly love to share.

18 comments:

  1. woohooo..all things farmer has finally made its debut!!! i love the welcome message...it is so you! May is so proud! the layout looks great and the colors are perfect (go SB!) Can't wait for the next post! my blog is http://yeltonbirds@blogspot.com

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  2. http://yeltonbirds.blogspot.com/
    this is the correct address for my blog:)

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  3. i love this, James! I swear...forget Martha and Eddie R. who are they?!!Did know you opened a store in Montgomery! yay!
    Megan Plummer

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  4. Congrats James, looking at this reminds me of the floweers we planted at your family's farm house.

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  5. I love this! I have been on way too long, I can't believe the time. enjoyed it so much.

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  6. I love what you did with house behind McCullough Funeral Home for Jill Adams. I want to see the garden after you have finished.
    I knew you would be good after some training.

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  7. Hello James,
    I had the pleasure of meeting you at Cindy Conner's home last year. You had the most wonderful Petifore's with you and I would love to order some in the future. Could you please tell me how you would sell them and what they will cost. I would need them sent here , to Va.
    Thanks so much,
    Donna Gray

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  8. HELP,
    I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THE NEW BOOK A TIME TO PLANT FROM THE BEST OF THE SOUTH SECTION IN THE SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE...CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND YOUR BOOK FOR SALE ...THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH ...NANRICHARDSON
    nrich@suddenlink.net

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  9. Oh my, I run to my computer every night to check for another post from "The Farmer"! Your designs, culinary and botanical, are to die for! I can tell you are a true Southerner because it takes one to know one! And...War Eagle...by the way!

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  10. Hi James, it's Kay Johnson. I see Amy Ephron posted a piece of yours on her website. www.oneforthetable.com !!! Fantastic!!!I just got a new computer and don't have your email address. Mine is laurac1964@yahoo.com. You have no idea how cool that is! Amy's daughter (a friend of mine) says she has so many friends in the movie industry that would love to have their articles published but very rare her mom does that!!! Please email me. Congrats!!

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  11. James I live in Northern California on a Prime 6 acre plot. Prime as in Grade A Land. It will grow anthing. However I can find no starting spot. I can see most of it in sectioned gardens and food to serve the homeless, I have to begin with inspiration from your photos. Thank You.

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  12. I have always heard you should prune hydangeas shortly after they bloom or you risk cutting off the blooms for next year..... you say to prune them in the winter. Can you clarify this for me. Thanks, Donna

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  13. Hey James III! Checked out your book "A Time To Plant" the other day from my local library. Love it, beautifully photographed, and I gathered some inspiration for my garden from these concepts. Wishing you the best of success. Your love of the South comes shining through. I'm southern to the core as well.

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  14. I purchased 3 of your books when you visited Place on the Pointe in Albany last year. I planned to give the books as gifts, but have enjoyed them myself. Ironically, my husband and I have just moved to Kathleen...Your ideas and photos will help me to settle into our new home. Drop in!

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  15. I really want to get your new book. Really badly.

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