Spring Color Starting to Show

I’m stretching here when I say we are seeing color, but I am really ready for lilacs, daffodils, and peach blossoms. From a hint of purple on the double-flowered lilac to a blush of blue on glory of the snow, I had to hunt high and low to see spring, but I did find a […]

Snowy Allegheny Mountain View

I really hope this is the last time I have a snowy view this season. I love the first pretty snowfalls in Autumn, but by the end of February, I am done. To see this in Spring? No fun!


Allegheny Snowy Mountains

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Lavender Crocus Brings a Little Spring Color

It’s not much, but I’ll take it! As I began clearing what will become my cutting garden, I finally found spring! I’ve never seen this little guy because this bed is normally overgrown with goldenrod. I am happy to finally see some fall color, even though next week’s forecast again includes snow.

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Happy Spring with a Lemon Flower Cake

It is FINALLY spring! Spring means I come out of my annual winter hibernation and start to feel human again. The weather is still unpredictable, but the calendar says I should be gardening and emerging back into the warmth.

Part of that emergence this year is participating in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Volunteer program.


Butterfly Bush – Should it Stay or Should it Go?

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I have a native plant dilemma…

Saturday I attended the the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association “Garden in the Valley” Symposium. The final speaker of the day, Janet Davis, is the co-owner of Hill House Farm and Nursery, here in Virginia. Janet did what any good speaker should do…she made […]