Bumble Bee on Borage

The one plant I always let go to seed and never pull? Borage. It’s pretty, the bees love it, and the flowers are edible! ┬áHere’s a little bumble bee who methodically checked every blossom before moving to the chive flowers.

bumble bee on borage

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Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars on Bronze Fennel

I found three small swallowtail butterfly caterpillars munching away in the bronze fennel. If you find the ferny/fuzzy herb growing in your yard, let it grow! It’s a wonderful host plant and will ensure some lovely visitors to your yard this summer.

swallowtail butterfly caterpillar on bronze fennel

swallowtail butterfly caterpillar on bronze […]

Kitchen Herb Garden Put in and Planted

herb garden mostly planted 5-19-13

The herb garden is in! FINALLY!! You know that Air Supply Song, “Making Love Out of Nothing At All”? I find myself singing it when out working on our little vine pile, but I keep saying, “making herbs out of honeysuckle hill.” It’s a stretch for those of you […]

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 […]

Bumble Bee on Borage – Wordless Wednesday

bumble bee on borage

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**