Pussywillows Bloom? Apparently

It’s amazing that I am in my thirties, and I had no idea that pussywillows “bloom.” I know plants have to procreate, too, but I guess it never occurred to me. Here are photos of before and after, taken a week apart. Next year I’ll know if I want to dry some for floral […]

Shenandoah Spring Babies – Lambs

I drove by these little lambs and had to take a picture. they were baa-ing at me as I sat there gawking. I get a bit silly around fuzzy baby animals.

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

More Bushes and Trees Blooming in Shenandoah

I’m thrilled to see that the bushes that I *thought* were lilacs…ARE lilacs. Unfortunately the lilacs around the north and west side of the house don’t get a great deal of sun. That and the fact that they weren’t pruned last year…well, I don’t know what to expect in terms of blooms. It does seem […]

More Bulbs Blooming

I just had to share some of the color around the farm…

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

Supporting Local Farms and Nurseries

Yesterday was the day I didn’t realize I was waiting for — the day my DeBaggio’s Herb Farm and Nursery catalog arrived. Since then I’ve been engrossed in one of the greatest works of nonfiction in the world and loving every minute of it.

I’ve been a loyal patron of local nurseries since we moved […]