Meadows and Gardens A-buzz with Life!

When we made the decision to install two meadows on former pasture land in the year 2000, we were one of the first, if not the first, historic site in Virginia to create native grassland wildlife habitats. You can read more about the many benefits of h …

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Grow Great Spring Flowers and Pollinators Will Come!

Spring blooming Scabiosa will attract bees from the get go of the season. Scabiosa Blue Cockade. Spring blooming flowers are about so much more than just gorgeous flowers.  Those featured in my book Cool Flowers are spring bloomers, but they also offer …

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A Gardener’s Favorite Things

These are a few of my favorite things… Felco pruners and holster Most gardeners have a few favorite tools they reach for over and over again. For me, the most important tool I have is my Felco #8 pruning shears. These are bypass pruners that I carry wi …

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Another Ramblin’ Rose Graces Belmont

“…the vision of a flourishing rose outside his own backdoor proved impossible to resist.”

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Winter Gardening

Winter is a good time to settle down with seed and plant catalogs and a nice cup of hot tea.

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