Blooming Today in the Shenandoah Valley

After that bleak winter, the farm is still exploding with pretty blooms! I’ve added a few new plants, thanks to shopping with Mom and NSVMGA’s annual Garden Fest. In fact, I’m having a hard time making myself work in the vegetable garden because I just want to weed and plan and add more pretty bloomers.


Northern Catalpa – Catalpa speciosa

nutty catalpa

Nut Tree?

Not to be overly dramatic, but sometimes life truly surprises me. One tree on our property developed very large leaves and what looked like nuts of some sort. Now, having fruit and nut trees is exciting to me, so I’ve checked this tree frequently as the “nuts” developed. I […]