Forsythia Hill


Photos taken by me, living on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A closeup exploration of my garden and pets incorporating my online shops, ForsythiaHill.etsy.com and DontUWantMe.etsy.com. I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all my written text and photographs.

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I adore the simple Lambs Ear variety when it blooms out its teeny fushia purple flowers. The Carder bee will take the fur and line his nest with it (like carding wool). 

There often is more to the benefits of a plant than is obvious on first glance.

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Towering Purple Foxgloves. This plant always makes me think of Fairy Gardens, a secret garden, and magical places.

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3” of Rain expected overnight in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Purple Spiderwort and Clematis were beautiful this morning with just a touch of rain —- afraid after this downpour they are gonna be hammered.

Too much of a good thing on Forsythia Hill.

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A beautiful Statue of a woman playing the Flute to one lovely Purple Tulip.
This photo was captured in Lexington, Virginia while on the Historic Garden Week Tour.

A beautiful Statue of a woman playing the Flute to one lovely Purple Tulip.

This photo was captured in Lexington, Virginia while on the Historic Garden Week Tour.

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Every year I wait with great anticipation to see this house on Rugby Rd in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
It creates quite a traffic jam each Spring. Flowering Cherry, Hot Pink Azalea, and Purple Grape Hyacinth.

Every year I wait with great anticipation to see this house on Rugby Rd in Charlottesville, Virginia.

It creates quite a traffic jam each Spring. Flowering Cherry, Hot Pink Azalea, and Purple Grape Hyacinth.

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Marching Purple Crocus beneath the old Maple.
Today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Marching Purple Crocus beneath the old Maple.

Today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Beautiful little Purple Striped White Crocus blooming today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Beautiful little Purple Striped White Crocus blooming today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Ice on my Chicken Netting this morning.
We got off with a lot less snow than predicted in Charlottesville Virginia so the trees seem to be OK - I only heard one crack this morning. It’s thawing so fingers crossed no major limb losses.

Ice on my Chicken Netting this morning.

We got off with a lot less snow than predicted in Charlottesville Virginia so the trees seem to be OK - I only heard one crack this morning. It’s thawing so fingers crossed no major limb losses.

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This shot of a beautiful Lilac Floral Arrangement was taken by me while on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour in Richmond, Virginia this past April.
It’s hard to believe the gardening season has once again sped by. Winter gives me the opportunity to plan for next years gardening adventure!

This shot of a beautiful Lilac Floral Arrangement was taken by me while on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour in Richmond, Virginia this past April.

It’s hard to believe the gardening season has once again sped by. Winter gives me the opportunity to plan for next years gardening adventure!

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A little green grasshopper has taken a chomp out of my Morning Glory Vine flower. Oh well, there are plenty more blooms where that came from!
The purple looks good with my yellow Black Eyed Susans.

A little green grasshopper has taken a chomp out of my Morning Glory Vine flower. Oh well, there are plenty more blooms where that came from!

The purple looks good with my yellow Black Eyed Susans.

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Not all Hydrangea bloom pink or blue (some only white) but those that bloom colors ranging from pink through blue to purple usually are known as mopheads and lacecaps. 
The soil makeup will dictate if the coloring is pink (alkaline) or blue (acid). My hydrangea is a bit confused — I have quite the assortment of colors this year on Forsythia Hill.

Not all Hydrangea bloom pink or blue (some only white) but those that bloom colors ranging from pink through blue to purple usually are known as mopheads and lacecaps.

The soil makeup will dictate if the coloring is pink (alkaline) or blue (acid). My hydrangea is a bit confused — I have quite the assortment of colors this year on Forsythia Hill.

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A closeup of my Tall Lavender Garden Phlox, P. paniculata. 
It looks amazing beside my Grandmothers Fushia Peony that is in bud.

A closeup of my Tall Lavender Garden Phlox, P. paniculata. 

It looks amazing beside my Grandmothers Fushia Peony that is in bud.

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Having a bit of fun shooting in the rain… my dark purple bearded Iris is shimmering on Forsythia Hill.

Having a bit of fun shooting in the rain… my dark purple bearded Iris is shimmering on Forsythia Hill.

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My first Iris to bloom on Forsythia Hill.  This is one of four purple Iris varieties that I have in my yard and it is the fanciest Bearded.  
Its bloom has already almost faded away - wow - in under a week.

My first Iris to bloom on Forsythia Hill.  This is one of four purple Iris varieties that I have in my yard and it is the fanciest Bearded.  

Its bloom has already almost faded away - wow - in under a week.

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At least one more week of cold temperatures in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees below normal for this time of year!
I’m glad the little Purple Crocus is in bloom to remind me Spring IS around the corner.

At least one more week of cold temperatures in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees below normal for this time of year!

I’m glad the little Purple Crocus is in bloom to remind me Spring IS around the corner.

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