Late Spring and Gardening in the Shenandoah Valley

Late March and April in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a constant “will it, or won’t it?” with the weather.

Will it rain?

Will it snow?

Will the wind blow down trees?

Will the sun come out?

Will it stay shady for days?

 

Seedlings. Snow in March (as shown here on the 21st) isn’t […]

Shenandoah Valley Plants Ready for Spring

Plants are starting to grow up here on our little mountain ridge!

The weeds are probably doing best, but the perennials are also making a decent showing.

The daffodils, as usual, were the first to break ground, but the achillea and chamomile weren’t far behind!

I’m also happy to see the garlic doing well (though needing […]

Baby Fruit Season in Shenandoah

We have a lot of little baby fruits growing around the place. I still have so much to learn about taking care of our babies, and with all of my priorities this year, I’m OK sharing them with the wildlife. I still manage to get a lot of black raspberries and quite a few grapes. […]

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 […]

Late Spring versus Early Spring in Shenandoah

Winter is hanging on this year! As we cleared more brush today from those long-neglected flower beds, there was still a distinct chill in the air. In the sun, it wasn’t too bad, but working in the shadow was downright cold!

Last year we had an unseasonably early warmup..and this year it’s unseasonably late. ┬áCheck […]