Extraordinary Ed Nichols Farm

A group of friends met and took a trip out to the beautiful farm where the extraordinary Ed Nichols has been growing plants that many of us have transplanted into our own gardens for years…

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The real purpose of our visit was to assist his sweet wife with a bit of weeding or planting or whatever she needed us to do…

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Ed, you see, is battling a bear of a health issue and we wanted to be helpful to her in any way we could.

The property is a family farm that has been a central gathering place for decades.  Ed’s sister just happened to be visiting from Dallas on the day we were there and I was excited to meet her.  One of the blessings of the blog is meeting readers who are automatically friends and she sought me out to tell me that she is a regular here OPP!  I loved listening to her memories of growing up coming to this special spot.

Their grandparent’s house…

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When Ed moved out to the property he took up residence in the smoke house and gradually created his own place…

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The greenhouses were brimming full…

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And we were able to come away with a trunk full of wonderful plants to sell in our pop up shop, The Secret Garden, at the Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour on Thursday and Friday…

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We chose some really special things that you might not find otherwise….

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I had always wanted to see the farm and it did not disappoint…

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It’s a truly beautiful place with a wonderful family history.

I’m so glad that we were able to help out a little and, oh yes,  meet Molly…

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Come see me at The Secret Garden if you are in town!

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Comments

  1. Penny Bryce says:

    Marsha, Thank you for your wonderful article and beautiful pictures of the farm. It was so nice of the Weeders to come help out. The garden was beautiful after all of your hard work and we got it planted for Mindy before the rain came. The plus was getting to meet you as I have enjoyed your blog for some time.
    Penny

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Penny you are so welcome! I loved getting to come out to the farm where so many of the plants I enjoying my garden every year have had their start. What a treat to get to meet you while I was there! Next time you are in town and buzzing through Belhaven be sure to stop and let me show you my garden. Thanks so much for reading along with me.