Category Archives: Gardening

Summer Inspiration From Our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

Summer days on the farm sail by like clouds in the blue. Each morning brings a fresh look to our familiar  scenery. The sights that greet us have comforting continuity and yet are ever-changing. Breaking dawn and soon after is the … Continue reading

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My June Garden in the Shenandoah Valley

June is the Garden of Eden time here, while the plants are still fresh and new and the Japanese beetles haven’t yet arrived. Dewy mornings filled with glowing flowers and bird song are a little piece of heaven. Our rich … Continue reading

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Has Life Left You Feeling Bedraggled?

Hard rains last night were not kind to my first yellow iris of 2018.  Water and wind bent this flower to the ground, Maybe its roots are not deep enough or maybe the bloom was too heavy for the stalk. … Continue reading

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Purple Irises, a cure?

The last three weeks have been crazy since my sister broke both ankles. I have fallen behind in everything! She’s in a facility two hours away. As the older sister, I must do what I can to take care of … Continue reading

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Inspiration from the Garden

‘The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.’ ~Hanna Rion We enjoyed a splendid June in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia until the past few days. Late June and July are hot and humid. Rains … Continue reading

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Our May Garden

May is the wackiest, loveliest month, swinging from soaring heat to frigid cold. Now that the month is almost over, seasonable temps have arrived, and we’ve gotten some nice rain. Despite this roller coaster weather, most of the plants survived. … Continue reading

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I Do Love Irises!

These bulbs came from Mama’s house 16 years ago. I do hope the neighborhood deer didn’t steal the other blooms. I spotted a few buds waiting to bloom! We shall see! There should be purple irises and yellow ones this … Continue reading

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Herbs and Flowers For A Fairy Garden

Who doesn’t want to attract fairies to their garden? Of all the herbs associated with the little folk, the most important one is thyme, which I love. I’m forever planting more varieties of thyme. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania, the fairy … Continue reading

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Spring Is When the Meadowlark Sings and It’s Singing

Signs of spring are everywhere on the farm. February is like an erratic March. So was January. We’ve had little real winter. Almost no snow. Our weather blows mild then cold then warm again, even balmy before the wind cuts … Continue reading

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Diving into the Deep End of the Webinar Pool!

Last week I dove into the deep end of the webinar pool.After watching webinars on selling, business building, and giving webinars, I  tried my own.  I created the event and sent emails to people I thought might want help with … Continue reading

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