James Farmer is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling garden book, A Time to Plant; Sip & Savor; Porch Living; Wreaths For All Seasons; A Time To Cook; Dinner on the Grounds; A Time to Celebrate and A Place to Call Home. A Place to Call Home is his most recent publication and it is also his first interior design book featuring eleven homes from Sea Island to Atlanta to St. Louis.
Southern born and bred, James is a professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook; author and lifestyle expert. In addition, Farmer’s work has been published in various magazines including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Southern Home, Southern Lady, Country Living, Flower and more. He is also a frequent guest on television and radio. Farmer’s natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room. A skilled and entertaining speaker, Farmer is truly a fresh voice for his generation. Whether he is teaching how to plan the perfect summer picnic, using everyday items to create exquisite tabletops, creating gorgeous flower arrangements and wreaths, or making his grandmother’s skillet peach pie, Farmer masterfully guides his audience through the art of elegant garden living. James enjoy signing his books as well as meeting and visiting with his audience after his lectures.