This weekend the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia begins. Eight days, 250 beautiful gardens, lectures, and tours. Homes and gardens will be open.
It’s a great time of year to live in Virginia! Enjoy reading my blog about the upcoming event.
We’ll be heading to Lexington Virginia, UVA and Monticello.
Easter Sunday drive down I-81 between Lexington and Staunton, Virginia. Beautiful farm scene and clear blue sky on this Spring Day.
I love this time of year when I open the blinds in the am and SEE THIS Pink Dogwood outside my bedroom window!
We have visitors of all sizes in our Garden. I’ve never had the chance to look at a country Rat close up. I was surprised to see all the different layers of colors in the fur and the sweet face. We generally think rats as slimy and nasty. This little guy looks quite the opposite.
All animals serve a purpose. In my yard the Rat eats any excess bits of chicken feed and the Hawks and Eastern Ratsnake eat the Rat. My husband saw one being swallowed last year whole by the snake!
This little guy is missing 1/2 of its tail, it must have had a close call.
Little Dwarf Pale Blue Bearded Iris on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It only grows to about 1’ tall and it looks really good growing within the root crevices of a big old tree.
My 2 white Leghorn Chickens hanging out below their Pink Dogwood Tree on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I adore Virginia Bluebells. They reseed readily and are a Virginia shade loving native plant. Blooming early in the Spring, the foliage dies back soon after. Every year I wonder if there is really something “down there” and have to be careful to not accidentally dig it up! This plant would look wonderful as a ground cover for the American Redbud Tree which is also in bloom right now in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This sweet little woodland perennial, Twinleaf, Jeffersonia diphylla, was named in 1792 to honor “The father of American Botany”, Thomas Jefferson.
Being that I live in Charlottesville, Virginia where Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello stands, it was one of my first plants to acquire when I moved here.
It finally is blooming right now on Forsythia Hill after two years of settling in. You can see how it got the name Twinleaf by the separation of the leaf into 2 parts.
It was used by Native Americans as a medicinal. In several states it is either endangered or threatened. It’s easy to find in Cville as citizens are very proud of the fact that it is named after TJ.
My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!
brian-my-left-testicle asked: happy anniversary!! :)
THANK U ! Where have the years gone ! ?
I collect Daffodil Bulbs and the little miniatures are starting to open a bit more now that it is rained and temps have increased on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. This teeny ivory and yellow flower with a long ruffled trumpet is so sweet.
It’s a lovely day this April Fools Day which just happens to be 19th my Wedding Anniversary!
Grow your own! Day one of starting my own Sweet Potato Slips.
Eventually little vines will appears on these Organic Sweet Potatoes and they will be cut off and rooted to become Sweet Potato plants.
I’m trying a variety called Natural Beauty from the grocery store. Apparently is a Jewel Yam. Tasty with orange flesh.
Fifteen years ago, I did a taste test of 4 Sweet Potatoes (Yams) that I grew in my garden. The best tasting was Centennial. I’ve never seen it sold at a grocery store so just picked up the only Organic Yam that is available here.
Good time of year to work on DIY hardscape installation.
I installed this Art Deco inspired brick pathway that was previously a covered up mud pit. I collected the bricks from my local freecycle. Presto, cost me nothing.
isogore asked: hi where are u from?
Virginia in US
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