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 me […]

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly on the Lilacs

I had a pleasant surprise as I wandered around the gardens — swallowtail butterflies checking out the lilacs! The yellow swallowtail had no interest in sitting still long enough for a picture, but the spicebush swallowtails were a bit more patient. One older fella (and I guess age is relative), landed above my head, but […]