Late Spring and Gardening in the Shenandoah Valley

Late March and April in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a constant “will it, or won’t it?” with the weather.

Will it rain?

Will it snow?

Will the wind blow down trees?

Will the sun come out?

Will it stay shady for days?

 

Seedlings. Snow in March (as shown here on the 21st) isn’t […]

Master Gardener Plant Sales

fritillary on echinacea

Looking for a good deal on plants? Check out your local Master Gardener group’s plant sale!

Master Gardener plant sales often include plants dug up from the members’ own gardens. The Master Gardeners dig them, divide them, pot them, and baby them until they get to pass them on to the […]

Tomato Hornworms Glowing in the Dark

hornworm under blacklight

I learned from another Master Gardener Volunteer that tomato and tobacco hornworms actually glow in the dark under blacklight.  Armed with this knowledge and a cheap blacklight from Amazon, I took a little trip out to the veggie garden this evening for a most gruesome task… dispatching the hornworms munching on […]

Shenandoah Valley Farmers Markets

farmers market purchases

Running low on tomatoes or cucumbers in your garden? If so, hit one of the Shenandoah Valley’s many farmers markets and get just about anything!

My favorite market is the Harrisonburg Market. Many no-pesticide farmers and just about every fruit one would want. It’s worth a 45-minute drive Saturday mornings!

This market […]

Passamaquoddy Loop Hike in Shenandoah National Park

Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service!

How nice! Instead of expecting a gift from its guests, NPS gave a gift to the public: free admission at national parks.

Hubby and I took advantage of the free entry by visiting Shenandoah National Park for a hike.

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