A Bouquet of Dozen Roses & Garlic Scapes

garlic scape bouquet

They might look like something out of a science-fiction movie, but I always think of Morticia Adams when I see garlic scapes —  a bouquet of curvy, skinny stems with a garlicky scent and flavor . A woman who loved the stems more than the roses would certainly love the […]

Pretty Pink – and White and Magenta – Peonies

We have a couple of dozen peonies. I don’t know the name of a single one (except for a new one I’m adding), but they are all lovely. Most are a dark pink color with almost no scent.  The whites, of which there are two, smell lovely — that perfect peony fragrance. The last petals […]

Bumble Bee on Borage

The one plant I always let go to seed and never pull? Borage. It’s pretty, the bees love it, and the flowers are edible!  Here’s a little bumble bee who methodically checked every blossom before moving to the chive flowers.

bumble bee on borage

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Baby Fruit Season in Shenandoah

We have a lot of little baby fruits growing around the place. I still have so much to learn about taking care of our babies, and with all of my priorities this year, I’m OK sharing them with the wildlife. I still manage to get a lot of black raspberries and quite a few grapes. […]

Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars on Bronze Fennel

I found three small swallowtail butterfly caterpillars munching away in the bronze fennel. If you find the ferny/fuzzy herb growing in your yard, let it grow! It’s a wonderful host plant and will ensure some lovely visitors to your yard this summer.

swallowtail butterfly caterpillar on bronze fennel

swallowtail butterfly caterpillar […]