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 practiced my profession from my home office and now a storefront in downtown Perry, Georgia; 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.

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the Today Show! This was my first time seeing your beautiful Southern stylings. Your roots were obvious when pointing out there's a big difference between "pee-cans" and "pee-cons" in the South. Loved it! I'll be sure to take a look at your publications to help check off my Xmas list. This 3rd generation Clemson Tiger lover has a 2nd generation Auburn Tiger step-mom who would LOVE one of your books to help with her gardening and I'd love a couple to help with entertaining.

    Keep up the great work!
    Cathy Jordan (N.C. resident who's heart still lies in S.C.)


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