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.
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.
Yesterday was the last day for the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia. My friend Trisha wearing her “appropriate for garden touring” hat while looking at the beautiful blossoms in the flower cart. These flowers were used to create floral arrangements for the homes on the tour in Lexington, Virginia.
Read more about the gardens we visited during the week, http://forsythiahill.blogspot.com/2014/05/historic-garden-week-in-virginia-2014.html
A shabby shed in Lexington, Virginia with a Dogwood in the foreground.
Spotted during Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 2014.
This looks like some science fiction invasion, but is REAL. I took these photos yesterday walking down my street in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s hard to believe that such an infestation rarely will kill the plant and will be here and then gone.
What occurs in nature in Spring and is orange, wet, slimy, and gooey?
White and green Giant Snowdrops, Leucojum sestivum, bloom right after the early blooming Daffodils and Tulips in Charlottesville, Virginia. I love this taller Snowdrop at 14”.
Today at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville in the pouring rain during Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
I was dripping wet but with all the colorful Tulips - who knew!
My friend Ted (can u find him) and his amazing huge delicate pink Royal Azalea, Rhododendron schlippenbachii.
He said it was brought down in his car to Virginia from NY in the 1950s! This is how big an Azalea can get.
It’s in full bloom now in Charlottesville, Virginia and an amazing sight.
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.
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.
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.
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