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.

What’s blooming in your part of the world?

The pictures are big so you can see the detail. Scroll to see them all!

Midknight Blue Agapanthus

Midknight Blue Agapanthus

jacob cline bee balm

jacob cline bee balm

penstemon

penstemon

coral bells huechera

coral bells huechera

peony

peony

pink geranium

pink geranium

Pink Octopus Campanula

Pink Octopus Campanula

First Lady Speedwell

First Lady Speedwell

columbine

columbine

clustered bellflower

clustered bellflower

Grand Parade Monarda didyma

Grand Parade Monarda didyma

concord grapes

concord grapes

white hydrangea

white hydrangea

daisy

daisy

anniversary rose

anniversary rose

bladder campion

bladder campion

yarrow

yarrow

asparagus

asparagus

catalpa

catalpa

The final pictures aren’t blooms, but they are bringing a little more life to my gardens — Tim picked up two little fat frogs for me! Well, one big fat toad from the Whistle Stop in Front Royal, Virginia, and a little green frog at Springtime Garden Center in Front Royal, Virginia. I collect frogs and toads, and these are the first two he’s brought to our family. I love them!

fat toad

fat toad

froggy

froggy

*** 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.**

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