Spring Flowering in Shenandoah

A few days of warmth, and all of the plants are showing off. We also have a couple of brown thrashers searching for mates. I didn’t know how much they sound like mockingbirds, but the pair we have pick high spots and sing all day long.

I thought I’d share a few pics with you […]

Nigella – Love in a Mist

Wile the Nigella I planted in the sweet pea garden seem to have suffered along with the peas in our early summer heat, a little bit of color in the catalpa garden turned out to be a spot of love-in-a-mist. The flowers are beautiful and their seed pods are gorgeous.

blue nigella

white […]

Bladder Campion – Unidentified Bulbous Wildflower

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to identify these pretty little flowers. I noticed them at the edge of the forest. A kind reader of backyardgardener.com was able to share that it is a bladder campion, or Silene Vulgaris.

Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion closeup

*** This personal blog is comprised solely […]