Tag Archives: Gardening

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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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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The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~Lou Erickson~ This quote repeated in my mind while I weeded this afternoon. The sun came out after cold rainy days and the meadow shone like … Continue reading

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The Darling Buds of May

A soft spring day in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is scented with the sweetest blossoms. Many of our best-loved flowers bloom in spring. Perhaps because they come after a long, cold winter, and are nature’s reward. Or God’s. Either … Continue reading

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CAN IT REALLY BE TIME FOR EASTER?

Time races on. One day it’s Valentine’s Day and the next it’s Easter.  I skip the Valentine tree I do an Easter egg tree. I’m not kidding! Flowers bloom and I get the urge to grab some and plant them. … Continue reading

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Spring is when the Meadowlark Sings

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke Spring is coming to … Continue reading

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