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 […]

Perennials Ready for Spring

Slowly spring is springing here in the Shenandoah Valley. We’re ahead of last year, and we already have green on some of the perennials…or bronze, in the case of the fennel.

bronze fennel

yellow tansy

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Getting the Flower Farm Up and Running


I’ve been a business owner. I made a decent living carting my beadwork throughout Virginia every fall for eight or so years. I enjoyed meeting the people who loved and collected my work, but giving up my fall weekends (my favorite time of year) to stand behind a booth for two days was […]

Tansy – Another New-to-Me Flower in the Garden

The walls of “the barn” are covered in nails, which are the perfect spots to hang flowers to dry. These yellow flowers look like they would make nice dried flowers or cut flowers.

They look like Tansy to me and this botanical drawing seems to support it, but I’ve not been able to verify by […]